Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review in Part; 2013, 1169-1172 [2016-356]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2016 / Notices of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and that subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Order Notification to Interested Parties Notification to Interested Parties This administrative review and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Dated: January 4, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix—Issues and Decision Memorandum Summary Background Scope of the Order Changes Since the Preliminary Results Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Surrogate Value for the Raw Material Input Chlorine Comment 2: Surrogate Value for the Raw Material Input Urea Comment 3: Surrogate Value for the ByProduct Hydrogen Comment 4: Surrogate Financial Ratios Comment 5: By-Product Offset for Ammonium Sulfate Comment 6: Calculation of Jiheng’s Indirect Selling Expenses Comment 7: Calculation of Ocean Freight Recommendation BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P International Trade Administration [C–570–971] Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review in Part; 2013 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. We preliminarily find that the mandatory respondents, Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd. (Penghong) and The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (Lizhong) (also known as ‘‘Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd.’’), received countervailable subsidies during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: January 11, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1785. AGENCY: This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. [FR Doc. 2016–366 Filed 1–8–16; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Scope of the Order Multilayered wood flooring is composed of an assembly of two or more layers or plies of wood veneer(s) 1 in combination with a core. Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under the following subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS): 4412.31.0520; 4412.31.0540; 4412.31.0560; 4412.31.2510; 4412.31.2520; 4412.31.4040; 4412.31.4050; 4412.31.4060; 4412.31.4070; 4412.31.5125; 4412.31.5135; 4412.31.5155; 4412.31.5165; 4412.31.6000; 4412.31.9100; 4412.32.0520; 4412.32.0540; 4412.32.0560; 4412.32.2510; 4412.32.2520; 4412.32.3125; 4412.32.3135; 4412.32.3155; 4412.32.3165; 4412.32.3175; 4412.32.3185; 4412.32.5600; 1 A ‘‘veneer’’ is a thin slice of wood, rotary cut, sliced or sawed from a log, bolt or flitch. Veneer is referred to as a ply when assembled. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Jan 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1169 4412.39.1000; 4412.39.3000; 4412.39.4011; 4412.39.4012; 4412.39.4019; 4412.39.4031; 4412.39.4032; 4412.39.4039; 4412.39.4051; 4412.39.4052; 4412.39.4059; 4412.39.4061; 4412.39.4062; 4412.39.4069; 4412.39.5010; 4412.39.5030; 4412.39.5050; 4412.94.1030; 4412.94.1050; 4412.94.3105; 4412.94.3111; 4412.94.3121; 4412.94.3131; 4412.94.3141; 4412.94.3160; 4412.94.3171; 4412.94.4100; 4412.94.5100; 4412.94.6000; 4412.94.7000; 4412.94.8000; 4412.94.9000; 4412.94.9500; 4412.99.0600; 4412.99.1020; 4412.99.1030; 4412.99.1040; 4412.99.3110; 4412.99.3120; 4412.99.3130; 4412.99.3140; 4412.99.3150; 4412.99.3160; 4412.99.3170; 4412.99.4100; 4412.99.5100; 4412.99.5710; 4412.99.6000; 4412.99.7000; 4412.99.8000; 4412.99.9000; 4412.99.9500; 4418.71.2000; 4418.71.9000; 4418.72.2000; and 4418.72.9500. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 1170 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2016 / Notices Intent To Rescind Administrative Review, in Part We received timely filed no-shipment certifications from Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan New Material Technology Co., Ltd. on April 3, 2015, and from Tongxiang Jisheng Import and Export Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Guyu International Trading Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Mingle Flooring Co., Ltd., Shenyang Senwang Wooden Industry Co., Ltd., Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood Industrial Co, Ltd., and Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., Ltd. on April 6, 2015.2 Because there is no evidence on the record to indicate that these companies had entries of subject merchandise during the POR, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we intend to rescind the review with respect to these companies. A final decision regarding whether to rescind the review of these companies will be made in the final results of this review. Methodology We are conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found to be countervailable, we preliminarily find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.3 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of the Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated a countervailable subsidy rate for each of the mandatory respondents, Penghong and Lizhong. For the non-selected respondents, we have followed the Department’s practice, which is to base the subsidy rates on an average of the subsidy rates calculated for those companies selected for individual review, excluding de minimis rates or rates based entirely on adverse facts available.4 In this case, we have preliminarily assigned to the nonselected respondents the simple average of the rates calculated for Penghong and Lizhong due to inconsistent units of measure in the publicly ranged quantity and value data provided by Penghong and Lizhong. We preliminarily find the countervailable subsidy rates for the producers/exporters under review to be as follows: 5 Net subsidy rate (percent) Producer/Exporter mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd. (Penghong) ............................................................................................................... Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd. (aka The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai); Linyi Youyou Wood Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................................................ A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................................. Anhui Longhua Bamboo Product Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................... Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................. Baishan Huafeng Wood Product Co., Ltd ..................................................................................................................................... Baiying Furniture Manufacturer Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................... Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................... Benxi Wood Company ................................................................................................................................................................... Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood Industrial Co., Ltd .......................................................... Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd .............................................................................................................................................. Cheng Hang Wood Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................................................... Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................. Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................................................... Dalian Huade Wood Product Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................... Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... Dalian Jiuyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................................... Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................................... Dalian Shumaike Floor Manufacturing Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................ Dalian Xinjinghua Wood Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................................. Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................................... Dazhuang Floor Co. (dba Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd.) ....................................................................................................... Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics LLC ........................................................................................................................................ Dun Hua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................. Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................................. Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................. Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................... Dunhua City Wanrong Wood Industry Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................. Dunhua Jisheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................................... Dunhua Shengda Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................... Era Solar Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................................................................... Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited ................................................................................................................................................. Fu Lik Timber (HK) Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................................................... Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................... Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... GTP International Ltd .................................................................................................................................................................... 2 See letter from Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan New Material Technology Co., Ltd., ‘‘Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China-No Sales Certification,’’ dated April 3, 2015; see also letter from Tongxiang Jisheng Import and Export Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Guyu International Trading Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Mingle Flooring CO., Ltd., Shenyang Senwang Wooden Industry Co., Ltd., Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood Industrial Co., Ltd., and Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., Ltd., ‘‘Multilayered VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Jan 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Submission of No Shipment Certifications,’’ dated April 6, 2015. 3 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and, section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 4 See, e.g., Certain Pasta From Italy: Preliminary Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 18806, 18811 (April PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1.97 0.89 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 13, 2010), unchanged in Certain Pasta from Italy: Final Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 37386 (June 29, 2010). 5 The Department published a Correction of Notice of Initiation, 80 FR 11166 (March 2, 2015) and removed Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co. Ltd(‘‘Layo Wood’’) because this company was excluded from the countervailing duty order in the investigation. E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2016 / Notices Net subsidy rate (percent) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Producer/Exporter Guangdong Fu Lin Timber Technology Limited ............................................................................................................................ Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................. Guangzhou Homebon Timber Manufacturing Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................. Guangzhou Panyu Kangda Board Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... Guangzhou Panyu Shatou Trading Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................. Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products, Ltd ........................................................................................................................................... HaiLin XinCheng Wooden Products, Ltd ....................................................................................................................................... Hangzhou Dazhuang Floor Co., Ltd. (dba Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd.) Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................................... Hangzhou Zhengtian Industrial Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................ Henan Xingwangjia Technology Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................................... Hunchun Forest Wolf Wooden Industry Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................... Hunchun Xingjia Wooden Flooring Inc .......................................................................................................................................... Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd .............................................................................................................................................. Huzhou Fulinmen Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................ Huzhou Fuma Wood Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................................ Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................................................... Huzhou Ruifeng Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................... Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................................... Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................... Jiangsu Guyu International Trading Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................ Jiangsu Mingle Flooring Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................... Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................ Jiangsu Simba Flooring Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................... Jiangsu Yuhui International Trade Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... Jiashan HuiJiaLe Decoration Material Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................. Jiaxing Hengtong Wood Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................................. Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao Flooring Group Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................... Jilin Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................ Karly Wood Product Limited .......................................................................................................................................................... Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................. Linyi Anying Wood Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................................................... Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................. Mudanjiang Bosen Wood Industry Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................. Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture (Dalian) Co., Ltd .............................................................................................................................. Nanjing Minglin Wooden Industry Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................... Ningbo Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................... Ningbo Tianyi Bamboo & Wood Products Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................... Pinge Timber Manufacturing (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................... Power Dekor Group Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................................................... Puli Trading Limited ....................................................................................................................................................................... Qingdao Barry Flooring Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................... Riverside Plywood Corporation ..................................................................................................................................................... Samling Riverside Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................................ Shanghai Anxin (Weiguang) Timber Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................... Shanghai Eswell Timber Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................................. Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................ Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd .............................................................................................................................................. Shanghai Shenlin Corporation ....................................................................................................................................................... Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................................... Shenyang Senwang Wooden Industry Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................ Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................................... Sino-Maple (JiangSu) Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................................................... Suzhou Anxin Weiguang Timber Co., Ltd ..................................................................................................................................... Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd 6 .................................................................................................................................................. Tongxiang Jisheng Import and Export Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................ Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co. Ltd ............................................................................................................................................... Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................ Xuzhou Antop International Trade Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................... Yekalon Industry, Inc ..................................................................................................................................................................... Yingyi-Nature (Kunshan) Wood Industry Co., Ltd ......................................................................................................................... Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Anji Xinfeng Bamboo and Wood Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd ..................................................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Dadongwu Green Home Wood Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................................ Zhejiang Desheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................ Zhejiang Fuma Warm Technology Co., Ltd .................................................................................................................................. Zhejiang Haoyun Wooden Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................... Zhejiang Jeson Wood Co., Ltd ...................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Jan 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 1171 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1172 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2016 / Notices Net subsidy rate (percent) Producer/Exporter Zhejiang Zhejiang Zhejiang Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd .......................................................................................................................................... Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................................................... Shuimojiangnan .............................................................................................................................................................. Tianzhen Bamboo & Wood Development Co., Ltd ........................................................................................................ Disclosure and Public Comment mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES We will disclose to parties in this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of publication of these preliminary results.7 Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) on the preliminary results no later than 30 days from the date of publication of this Federal Register notice, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.8 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.9 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If the Department receives a request for a hearing, we will inform parties of the scheduled date for the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined.10 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing. Parties are reminded that briefs and hearing requests are to be filed electronically using ACCESS and that electronically filed documents must be 6 See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: 2012 (80 FR 41007, July 14, 2015) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at 23–24. We have omitted Anhui Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd. and Yixing LionKing Timber Industry from the notice because we have now included the correct spelling of these companies. Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan is also known as Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan New Material Technology Co., Ltd. Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics LLC and Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd. were listed twice in the Initiation Notice. 7 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). 9 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 10 See 19 CFR 351.310. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Jan 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 received successfully in their entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we intend to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results. Assessment Rates Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, upon issuance of the final results, the Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements Also in accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, the Department intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown above for each of the respective companies listed above. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most recent company specific or all-others rate applicable to the company. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. This administrative review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: December 31, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. Intent to Rescind, in Part, the Administrative Review 5. Subsidies Valuation Information 6. Analysis of Programs 7. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–356 Filed 1–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD853 Endangered Species; File No. 19288 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Dr. Mark Flint, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, 529 Ellsberry Road, Apollo Beach, FL 33572 has been issued a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. SUMMARY: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arturo Herrera or Amy Hapeman, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 25, 2015, notice was published in the Federal Register (80 FR 15751) that a request for a scientific research permit to take loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, green, and hawksbill sea turtles had been submitted by the above-named individual. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Dr. Flint has been issued a five-year permit to conduct research in Tampa Bay, Florida to determine the distribution and health status of the resident population of sea turtles in the region. Up to 200 sea turtles annually may be counted during vessel surveys and subsequently hand captured and ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-971]


Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and 
Intent To Rescind the Review in Part; 2013

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on 
multilayered wood flooring (wood flooring) from the People's Republic 
of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2013, through 
December 31, 2013. We preliminarily find that the mandatory 
respondents, Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd. (Penghong) and 
The Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai (Lizhong) (also 
known as ``Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd.''), received 
countervailable subsidies during the POR. Interested parties are 
invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective Date: January 11, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1785.

Scope of the Order

    Multilayered wood flooring is composed of an assembly of two or 
more layers or plies of wood veneer(s) \1\ in combination with a core. 
Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under the following 
subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS): 4412.31.0520; 4412.31.0540; 4412.31.0560; 4412.31.2510; 
4412.31.2520; 4412.31.4040; 4412.31.4050; 4412.31.4060; 4412.31.4070; 
4412.31.5125; 4412.31.5135; 4412.31.5155; 4412.31.5165; 4412.31.6000; 
4412.31.9100; 4412.32.0520; 4412.32.0540; 4412.32.0560; 4412.32.2510; 
4412.32.2520; 4412.32.3125; 4412.32.3135; 4412.32.3155; 4412.32.3165; 
4412.32.3175; 4412.32.3185; 4412.32.5600; 4412.39.1000; 4412.39.3000; 
4412.39.4011; 4412.39.4012; 4412.39.4019; 4412.39.4031; 4412.39.4032; 
4412.39.4039; 4412.39.4051; 4412.39.4052; 4412.39.4059; 4412.39.4061; 
4412.39.4062; 4412.39.4069; 4412.39.5010; 4412.39.5030; 4412.39.5050; 
4412.94.1030; 4412.94.1050; 4412.94.3105; 4412.94.3111; 4412.94.3121; 
4412.94.3131; 4412.94.3141; 4412.94.3160; 4412.94.3171; 4412.94.4100; 
4412.94.5100; 4412.94.6000; 4412.94.7000; 4412.94.8000; 4412.94.9000; 
4412.94.9500; 4412.99.0600; 4412.99.1020; 4412.99.1030; 4412.99.1040; 
4412.99.3110; 4412.99.3120; 4412.99.3130; 4412.99.3140; 4412.99.3150; 
4412.99.3160; 4412.99.3170; 4412.99.4100; 4412.99.5100; 4412.99.5710; 
4412.99.6000; 4412.99.7000; 4412.99.8000; 4412.99.9000; 4412.99.9500; 
4418.71.2000; 4418.71.9000; 4418.72.2000; and 4418.72.9500.
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    \1\ A ``veneer'' is a thin slice of wood, rotary cut, sliced or 
sawed from a log, bolt or flitch. Veneer is referred to as a ply 
when assembled.
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    While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.
    A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the 
memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Decision 
Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's 
Republic of China'' dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice.
    The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on 
file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and 
in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

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Intent To Rescind Administrative Review, in Part

    We received timely filed no-shipment certifications from Zhejiang 
Shuimojiangnan New Material Technology Co., Ltd. on April 3, 2015, and 
from Tongxiang Jisheng Import and Export Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Guyu 
International Trading Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Mingle Flooring Co., Ltd., 
Shenyang Senwang Wooden Industry Co., Ltd., Changbai Mountain 
Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood Industrial Co, Ltd., and 
Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., Ltd. on April 6, 2015.\2\ 
Because there is no evidence on the record to indicate that these 
companies had entries of subject merchandise during the POR, pursuant 
to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we intend to rescind the review with respect 
to these companies. A final decision regarding whether to rescind the 
review of these companies will be made in the final results of this 
review.
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    \2\ See letter from Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan New Material 
Technology Co., Ltd., ``Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's 
Republic of China-No Sales Certification,'' dated April 3, 2015; see 
also letter from Tongxiang Jisheng Import and Export Co., Ltd., 
Jiangsu Guyu International Trading Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Mingle 
Flooring CO., Ltd., Shenyang Senwang Wooden Industry Co., Ltd., 
Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone Hongtu Wood 
Industrial Co., Ltd., and Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., 
Ltd., ``Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of 
China: Submission of No Shipment Certifications,'' dated April 6, 
2015.
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Methodology

    We are conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found to be countervailable, we preliminarily 
find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial 
contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that 
the subsidy is specific.\3\ For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our conclusions, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \3\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and, section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Preliminary Results of the Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated a 
countervailable subsidy rate for each of the mandatory respondents, 
Penghong and Lizhong.
    For the non-selected respondents, we have followed the Department's 
practice, which is to base the subsidy rates on an average of the 
subsidy rates calculated for those companies selected for individual 
review, excluding de minimis rates or rates based entirely on adverse 
facts available.\4\ In this case, we have preliminarily assigned to the 
non-selected respondents the simple average of the rates calculated for 
Penghong and Lizhong due to inconsistent units of measure in the 
publicly ranged quantity and value data provided by Penghong and 
Lizhong.
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    \4\ See, e.g., Certain Pasta From Italy: Preliminary Results of 
the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 
18806, 18811 (April 13, 2010), unchanged in Certain Pasta from 
Italy: Final Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review, 75 FR 37386 (June 29, 2010).
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    We preliminarily find the countervailable subsidy rates for the 
producers/exporters under review to be as follows: \5\
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    \5\ The Department published a Correction of Notice of 
Initiation, 80 FR 11166 (March 2, 2015) and removed Zhejiang Layo 
Wood Industry Co. Ltd(``Layo Wood'') because this company was 
excluded from the countervailing duty order in the investigation.

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                                                        Net subsidy rate
                  Producer/Exporter                        (percent)
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Dalian Penghong Floor Products Co., Ltd. (Penghong)..               1.97
Shanghai Lizhong Wood Products Co., Ltd. (aka The                   0.89
 Lizhong Wood Industry Limited Company of Shanghai);
 Linyi Youyou Wood Co., Ltd..........................
A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co., Ltd........................               1.43
Anhui Longhua Bamboo Product Co., Ltd................               1.43
Armstrong Wood Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd...........               1.43
Baishan Huafeng Wood Product Co., Ltd................               1.43
Baiying Furniture Manufacturer Co., Ltd..............               1.43
Baroque Timber Industries (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd.......               1.43
Benxi Wood Company...................................               1.43
Changbai Mountain Development and Protection Zone                   1.43
 Hongtu Wood Industrial Co., Ltd.....................
Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co., Ltd.....................               1.43
Cheng Hang Wood Co., Ltd.............................               1.43
Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., Ltd..................               1.43
Dalian Dajen Wood Co., Ltd...........................               1.43
Dalian Huade Wood Product Co., Ltd...................               1.43
Dalian Huilong Wooden Products Co., Ltd..............               1.43
Dalian Jiuyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd................               1.43
Dalian Kemian Wood Industry Co., Ltd.................               1.43
Dalian Shumaike Floor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.........               1.43
Dalian Xinjinghua Wood Co., Ltd......................               1.43
Dasso Industrial Group Co., Ltd......................               1.43
Dazhuang Floor Co. (dba Dasso Industrial Group Co.,                 1.43
 Ltd.)...............................................
Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics LLC..................               1.43
Dun Hua City Jisen Wood Industry Co., Ltd............               1.43
Dun Hua Sen Tai Wood Co., Ltd........................               1.43
Dunhua City Dexin Wood Industry Co., Ltd.............               1.43
Dunhua City Hongyuan Wood Industry Co., Ltd..........               1.43
Dunhua City Wanrong Wood Industry Co., Ltd...........               1.43
Dunhua Jisheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd................               1.43
Dunhua Shengda Wood Industry Co., Ltd................               1.43
Era Solar Co., Ltd...................................               1.43
Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Limited....................               1.43
Fu Lik Timber (HK) Co., Ltd..........................               1.43
Fusong Jinlong Wooden Group Co., Ltd.................               1.43
Fusong Qianqiu Wooden Product Co., Ltd...............               1.43
GTP International Ltd................................               1.43

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Guangdong Fu Lin Timber Technology Limited...........               1.43
Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd.............               1.43
Guangzhou Homebon Timber Manufacturing Co., Ltd......               1.43
Guangzhou Panyu Kangda Board Co., Ltd................               1.43
Guangzhou Panyu Shatou Trading Co., Ltd..............               1.43
Guangzhou Panyu Southern Star Co., Ltd...............               1.43
HaiLin LinJing Wooden Products, Ltd..................               1.43
HaiLin XinCheng Wooden Products, Ltd.................               1.43
Hangzhou Dazhuang Floor Co., Ltd. (dba Dasso                        1.43
 Industrial Group Co., Ltd.)
Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co., Ltd..........................               1.43
Hangzhou Zhengtian Industrial Co., Ltd...............               1.43
Henan Xingwangjia Technology Co., Ltd................               1.43
Hunchun Forest Wolf Wooden Industry Co., Ltd.........               1.43
Hunchun Xingjia Wooden Flooring Inc..................               1.43
Huzhou Chenghang Wood Co., Ltd.......................               1.43
Huzhou Fulinmen Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.................               1.43
Huzhou Fuma Wood Co., Ltd............................               1.43
Huzhou Jesonwood Co., Ltd............................               1.43
Huzhou Ruifeng Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd..................               1.43
Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co., Ltd..................               1.43
Jiafeng Wood (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.......................               1.43
Jiangsu Guyu International Trading Co., Ltd..........               1.43
Jiangsu Mingle Flooring Co., Ltd.....................               1.43
Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd.....               1.43
Jiangsu Simba Flooring Co., Ltd......................               1.43
Jiangsu Yuhui International Trade Co., Ltd...........               1.43
Jiashan HuiJiaLe Decoration Material Co., Ltd........               1.43
Jiaxing Hengtong Wood Co., Ltd.......................               1.43
Jilin Forest Industry Jinqiao Flooring Group Co., Ltd               1.43
Jilin Xinyuan Wooden Industry Co., Ltd...............               1.43
Karly Wood Product Limited...........................               1.43
Kemian Wood Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd..............               1.43
Linyi Anying Wood Co., Ltd...........................               1.43
Linyi Bonn Flooring Manufacturing Co., Ltd...........               1.43
Mudanjiang Bosen Wood Industry Co., Ltd..............               1.43
Nakahiro Jyou Sei Furniture (Dalian) Co., Ltd........               1.43
Nanjing Minglin Wooden Industry Co., Ltd.............               1.43
Ningbo Qixin Solar Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd.....               1.43
Ningbo Tianyi Bamboo & Wood Products Co., Ltd........               1.43
Pinge Timber Manufacturing (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.......               1.43
Power Dekor Group Co., Ltd...........................               1.43
Puli Trading Limited.................................               1.43
Qingdao Barry Flooring Co., Ltd......................               1.43
Riverside Plywood Corporation........................               1.43
Samling Riverside Co., Ltd...........................               1.43
Shanghai Anxin (Weiguang) Timber Co., Ltd............               1.43
Shanghai Eswell Timber Co., Ltd......................               1.43
Shanghai Lairunde Wood Co., Ltd......................               1.43
Shanghai New Sihe Wood Co., Ltd......................               1.43
Shanghai Shenlin Corporation.........................               1.43
Shenyang Haobainian Wooden Co., Ltd..................               1.43
Shenyang Senwang Wooden Industry Co., Ltd............               1.43
Shenzhenshi Huanwei Woods Co., Ltd...................               1.43
Sino-Maple (JiangSu) Co., Ltd........................               1.43
Suzhou Anxin Weiguang Timber Co., Ltd................               1.43
Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd \6\......................               1.43
Tongxiang Jisheng Import and Export Co., Ltd.........               1.43
Vicwood Industry (Suzhou) Co. Ltd....................               1.43
Xiamen Yung De Ornament Co., Ltd.....................               1.43
Xuzhou Antop International Trade Co., Ltd............               1.43
Xuzhou Shenghe Wood Co., Ltd.........................               1.43
Yekalon Industry, Inc................................               1.43
Yingyi-Nature (Kunshan) Wood Industry Co., Ltd.......               1.43
Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry Co., Ltd............               1.43
Zhejiang Anji Xinfeng Bamboo and Wood Co., Ltd.......               1.43
Zhejiang Biyork Wood Co., Ltd........................               1.43
Zhejiang Dadongwu Green Home Wood Co., Ltd...........               1.43
Zhejiang Desheng Wood Industry Co., Ltd..............               1.43
Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd.............               1.43
Zhejiang Fuerjia Wooden Co., Ltd.....................               1.43
Zhejiang Fuma Warm Technology Co., Ltd...............               1.43
Zhejiang Haoyun Wooden Co., Ltd......................               1.43
Zhejiang Jeson Wood Co., Ltd.........................               1.43

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Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering Co., Ltd..................               1.43
Zhejiang Shiyou Timber Co., Ltd......................               1.43
Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan..............................               1.43
Zhejiang Tianzhen Bamboo & Wood Development Co., Ltd.               1.43
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose to parties in this proceeding the calculations 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of 
publication of these preliminary results.\7\ Interested parties may 
submit written comments (case briefs) on the preliminary results no 
later than 30 days from the date of publication of this Federal 
Register notice, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five 
days after the time limit for filing case briefs.\8\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the 
case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with 
the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the 
argument; and (3) a table of authorities.
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    \6\ See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review: 2012 (80 FR 41007, July 14, 2015) and 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at 23-24. We have 
omitted Anhui Suzhou Dongda Wood Co., Ltd. and Yixing Lion-King 
Timber Industry from the notice because we have now included the 
correct spelling of these companies. Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan is also 
known as Zhejiang Shuimojiangnan New Material Technology Co., Ltd. 
Dongtai Fuan Universal Dynamics LLC and Zhejiang Longsen Lumbering 
Co., Ltd. were listed twice in the Initiation Notice.
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate 
if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, within 30 days after the date 
of publication of this notice.\9\ Requests should contain the party's 
name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a 
list of the issues to be discussed. If the Department receives a 
request for a hearing, we will inform parties of the scheduled date for 
the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and 
location to be determined.\10\ Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing.
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
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    Parties are reminded that briefs and hearing requests are to be 
filed electronically using ACCESS and that electronically filed 
documents must be received successfully in their entirety by 5 p.m. 
Eastern Time on the due date.
    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, we intend to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by 
the parties in their comments, within 120 days after publication of 
these preliminary results.

Assessment Rates

    Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, upon issuance of the 
final results, the Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all 
appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue 
instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of 
this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    Also in accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, the 
Department intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of 
estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown above for each of 
the respective companies listed above. For all non-reviewed firms, we 
will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most 
recent company specific or all-others rate applicable to the company. 
These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect 
until further notice.
    This administrative review and notice are in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213.

    Dated: December 31, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Scope of the Order
4. Intent to Rescind, in Part, the Administrative Review
5. Subsidies Valuation Information
6. Analysis of Programs
7. Recommendation

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