Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 5712-5715 [2016-02007]

Download as PDF 5712 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 3, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES interested parties.3 Because the Department has certain concerns with the CBP entry data, on January 21, 2016, we also issued a questionnaire to Anji DaSol in order to seek additional information with respect the data.4 The Department intends to address these, and any remaining issues, after initiation of this NSR.5 We intend to request entry documents from CBP in order to confirm certain information reported by Anji DaSol. The continuation of the new shipper review will be contingent upon confirmation of the information reported in the review request. Anji DaSol stated that it is the producer and exporter of the subject merchandise upon which its request for a new shipper review is based. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i), Anji DaSol certified that it did not export solar cells to the United States during the period of investigation (‘‘POI’’). In addition, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), Anji DaSol certified that, since the initiation of the investigation, it has never been affiliated with any PRC exporter or producer who exported solar cells to the United States during the POI, including those not individually examined during the investigation. As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(B), Anji DaSol also certified that its export activities were not controlled by the central government of the PRC.6 In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Anji DaSol submitted documentation establishing the following: (1) The date on which the subject merchandise was first entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption in the United States; (2) the volume of its first shipment; and (3) the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States.7 The Department conducted a CBP database query and confirmed by examining the results that the sale of subject merchandise that Anji DaSol reported to the Department entered the 3 See Letter to All Interested Parties ‘‘Request for a New Shipper Review of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China 12/ 01/2014–11/30/15: Anji DaSol Solar Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd.,’’ dated January 21, 2016 (‘‘CBP Data’’). 4 Due to the business proprietary nature of the CBP data, see Initiation Checklist at Part I, question 15 for further information. 5 See Letter to Anji DaSol, ‘‘Request for New Shipper Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated January 21, 2016. 6 See NSR Request, at Exhibit 1. 7 Id. at Exhibit 2. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Feb 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 United States during the POR specified by the Department’s regulations.8 Period of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A), the POR for the new shipper review of Anji DaSol is December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015. Initiation of New Shipper Review Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.214(b), and based on the information on the record, the Department finds that Anji DaSol meets the threshold requirements for initiation of a new shipper review of its shipment of solar cells from the PRC.9 However, if the information supplied by Anji DaSol is later found to be incorrect or insufficient during the course of this proceeding, the Department may rescind the review or apply facts available pursuant to section 776 of the Act, depending upon the facts on the record. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department will publish the notice of initiation of a new shipper review no later than the last day of the month following the anniversary or semiannual anniversary month of the order. The Department intends to issue the preliminary results of this new shipper review no later than 180 days from the date of initiation, and the final results of this review no later than 90 days after the date the preliminary results are issued.10 It is the Department’s usual practice, in cases involving non-market economies (‘‘NME’’), to require that a company seeking to establish eligibility for an AD rate separate from the NMEwide entity rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of government control over the company’s export activities. Accordingly, we will issue a questionnaire to Anji DaSol which will include a section requesting information with regard to its export activities for the purpose of establishing its eligibility for a separate rate. The new shipper review of Anji DaSol will proceed if the response provides sufficient indication that the exporter is not subject to either de jure or de facto government control with respect to its exports of solar cells. 8 See 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A). generally, Memorandum to the File through Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, ‘‘Initiation of Antidumping New Shipper Review of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Anji DaSol Solar Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd., Initiation Checklist,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Initiation Checklist’’). 10 See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act; 19 CFR 351.214(i). 9 See, PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We will instruct CBP to allow, at the option of the importer, the posting, until the completion of the review, of a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit for certain entries of the subject merchandise from Anji DaSol in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e). Because Anji DaSol certified that it exports and produces the subject merchandise that is the subject of this new shipper review, we will instruct CBP to permit the use of a bond only for entries of subject merchandise which Anji DaSol exported and produced. Interested parties requiring access to proprietary information in this new shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are published in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: January 27, 2016. James Maeder, Senior Director Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Office I. [FR Doc. 2016–02002 Filed 2–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Waters, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Each year during the anniversary month of the publication of an antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended investigation, an interested party, as defined in section 771(9) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), may request, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213, that the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) conduct an administrative review of that E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 3, 2016 / Notices antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended investigation. All deadlines for the submission of comments or actions by the Department discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting date. Respondent Selection In the event the Department limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to requests made for the orders identified below, the Department intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) data for U.S. imports during the period of review. We intend to release the CBP data under Administrative Protective Order (‘‘APO’’) to all parties having an APO within five days of publication of the initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 21 days of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Therefore, we encourage all parties interested in commenting on respondent selection to submit their APO applications on the date of publication of the initiation notice, or as soon thereafter as possible. The Department invites comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection within five days of placement of the CBP data on the record of the review. In the event the Department decides it is necessary to limit individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act: In general, the Department finds that determinations concerning whether particular companies should be ‘‘collapsed’’ (i.e., treated as a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, the Department will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent selection phase of this review and will not collapse companies at the respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping proceeding (i.e., investigation, administrative review, new shipper review or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to this review, if the Department determined, or continued to treat, that company as collapsed with others, the Department will assume that such companies continue to operate in the same manner and will collapse them for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, the Department will not collapse companies for purposes of respondent selection. Parties are requested to (a) identify which companies subject to review previously were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation to the proceeding in which they were collapsed. Further, if companies are requested to complete the Quantity and Value Questionnaire for purposes of respondent selection, in general each company must report volume and value data separately for itself. Parties should not include data for any other party, even if they believe they should be treated as a single entity with that other party. If a company was collapsed with another company or companies in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding 5713 where the Department considered collapsing that entity, complete quantity and value data for that collapsed entity must be submitted. Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that requests a review may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The regulation provides that the Department may extend this time if it is reasonable to do so. In order to provide parties additional certainty with respect to when the Department will exercise its discretion to extend this 90-day deadline, interested parties are advised that, with regard to reviews requested on the basis of anniversary months on or after February 2016, the Department does not intend to extend the 90-day deadline unless the requestor demonstrates that an extraordinary circumstance prevented it from submitting a timely withdrawal request. Determinations by the Department to extend the 90-day deadline will be made on a case-by-case basis. The Department is providing this notice on its Web site, as well as in its ‘‘Opportunity to Request Administrative Review’’ notices, so that interested parties will be aware of the manner in which the Department intends to exercise its discretion in the future. Opportunity To Request A Review: Not later than the last day of February 2016,1 interested parties may request administrative review of the following orders, findings, or suspended investigations, with anniversary dates in February for the following periods: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Period of review Antidumping Duty Proceedings Brazil: Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A–351–838 ................................................................................................................................ Stainless Steel Bar, A–351–825 ............................................................................................................................................ France: Uranium, A–427–818 ....................................................................................................................................................... India: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate, A–533–817 ............................................................................................ Certain Preserved Mushrooms, A–533–813 .......................................................................................................................... Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A–533–840 ................................................................................................................................ Stainless Steel Bar, A–533–810 ............................................................................................................................................ Indonesia: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate, A–560–805 ............................................................................................ Certain Preserved Mushrooms, A–560–802 .......................................................................................................................... Italy: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, A–475–828 ........................................................................................................... Japan: Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, A–588–602 ................................................................................................................ Stainless Steel Bar, A–588–833 ............................................................................................................................................ Malaysia: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Fittings, A–557–809 ............................................................................................................ Mexico: Large Residential Washers, A–201–842 ......................................................................................................................... 1 Or the next business day, if the deadline falls on a weekend, federal holiday or any other day when the Department is closed. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Feb 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 5714 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 3, 2016 / Notices Period of review mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Phillippines: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, A–565–801 ................................................................................................ Republic of Korea: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate, A–580–836 ............................................................................................ Large Residential Washers, A–580–868 ................................................................................................................................ Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A–552–802 ................................................................................................................................ Steel Wire Garment Hangers, A–552–812 ............................................................................................................................ Utility Scale Wind Towers, A–552–814 .................................................................................................................................. Taiwan: Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products, A–583–853 ....................................................................................... Thailand: Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A–549–822 ....................................................................................................................... The People’s Republic of China: Certain Preserved Mushrooms, A–570–851 .......................................................................................................................... Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products, A–570–010 .............................................................................................. Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A–570–893 ................................................................................................................................ Heavy Forged Hand Tools,, With or Without Handles, A–570–803 ...................................................................................... Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes, A–570–929 ................................................................................................................. Uncovered Innerspring Units, A–570–928 ............................................................................................................................. Utility Scale Wind Towers, A–570–981 .................................................................................................................................. Countervailing Duty Proceedings India: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate, C–533–818 ............................................................................................ Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, C–533–829 .......................................................................................................... Indonesia: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate, C–560–806 ................................................................................. Republic of Korea: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate, C–580–837 ............................................................................................ Large Residential Washers, C–580–869 ............................................................................................................................... Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Steel Wire Garment Hangers, C–552–813 .................................................................................. The People’s Republic of China: Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products, C–570–011 ............................................................................................. Utility Scale Wind Towers, C–570–982 .................................................................................................................................. Suspension Agreements None In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), an interested party as defined by section 771(9) of the Act may request in writing that the Secretary conduct an administrative review. For both antidumping and countervailing duty reviews, the interested party must specify the individual producers or exporters covered by an antidumping finding or an antidumping or countervailing duty order or suspension agreement for which it is requesting a review. In addition, a domestic interested party or an interested party described in section 771(9)(B) of the Act must state why it desires the Secretary to review those particular producers or exporters. If the interested party intends for the Secretary to review sales of merchandise by an exporter (or a producer if that producer also exports merchandise from other suppliers) which was produced in more than one country of origin and each country of origin is subject to a separate order, then the interested party must state specifically, on an order-by-order basis, which exporter(s) the request is intended to cover. Note that, for any party the Department was unable to locate in prior segments, the Department will not accept a request for an administrative review of that party absent new VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Feb 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 information as to the party’s location. Moreover, if the interested party who files a request for review is unable to locate the producer or exporter for which it requested the review, the interested party must provide an explanation of the attempts it made to locate the producer or exporter at the same time it files its request for review, in order for the Secretary to determine if the interested party’s attempts were reasonable, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.303(f)(3)(ii). As explained in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003), and NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011) the Department clarified its practice with respect to the collection of final antidumping duties on imports of merchandise where intermediate firms are involved. The public should be aware of this clarification in determining whether to request an administrative review of merchandise subject to antidumping findings and orders.2 Further, as explained in Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change 2 See also the Enforcement and Compliance Web site at http://trade.gov/enforcement/. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 7/31/14–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 7/31/14–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 2/1/15–1/31/16 1/1/15–12/31/15 1/1/15–12/31/15 1/1/15 -12/31/15 1/1/15–12/31/15 1/1/15–12/31/15 1/1/15–12/31/15 6/10/14 -12/31/15 1/1/15–12/31/15 in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013), the Department clarified its practice with regard to the conditional review of the non-market economy (NME) entity in administrative reviews of antidumping duty orders. The Department will no longer consider the NME entity as an exporter conditionally subject to administrative reviews. Accordingly, the NME entity will not be under review unless the Department specifically receives a request for, or self-initiates, a review of the NME entity.3 In administrative reviews of antidumping duty orders on merchandise from NME countries where a review of the NME entity has not been initiated, but where an individual exporter for which a review was initiated does not qualify for a separate rate, the Department will issue a final decision indicating that the company in question is part of the NME entity. However, in that situation, because no review of the NME entity 3 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), parties should specify that they are requesting a review of entries from exporters comprising the entity, and to the extent possible, include the names of such exporters in their request. E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 22 / Wednesday, February 3, 2016 / Notices was conducted, the NME entity’s entries were not subject to the review and the rate for the NME entity is not subject to change as a result of that review (although the rate for the individual exporter may change as a function of the finding that the exporter is part of the NME entity). Following initiation of an antidumping administrative review when there is no review requested of the NME entity, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate entries for all exporters not named in the initiation notice, including those that were suspended at the NME entity rate. All requests must be filed electronically in Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’) on Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS Web site at http:// access.trade.gov.4 Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(l)(i), a copy of each request must be served on the petitioner and each exporter or producer specified in the request. The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of ‘‘Initiation of Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation’’ for requests received by the last day of February 2016. If the Department does not receive, by the last day of February 2016, a request for review of entries covered by an order, finding, or suspended investigation listed in this notice and for the period identified above, the Department will instruct CBP to assess antidumping or countervailing duties on those entries at a rate equal to the cash deposit of (or bond for) estimated antidumping or countervailing duties required on those entries at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption and to continue to collect the cash deposit previously ordered. For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ‘‘gap’’ period of the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the period of review. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. 4 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Feb 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 Dated: January 28, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–02007 Filed 2–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Interim Capital Constructions Fund Agreement, Family of Forms, Certification and Deposit/Withdrawal Report. OMB Control Number: 0648–0041. Form Number(s): NOAA Forms 34–82 and 88–14. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,445. Average Hours per Response: Deposit/ withdrawal form, 20 minutes; application for program benefits, 3 hours and 30 minutes; certificate, 1 hour. Burden Hours: 2,732. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Respondents will be commercial fishing industry individuals, partnerships, and corporations which entered into Capital Construction Fund (CCF) agreements with the Secretary of Commerce allowing deferral of Federal taxation on fishing vessel income deposited into the fund for use in the acquisition, construction, or reconstruction of fishing vessels. Deferred taxes are recaptured by reducing an agreement vessel’s basis for depreciation by the amount withdrawn from the fund for its acquisition, construction, or reconstruction. The interim Capital Construction Fund Agreement and Certificate Family of Forms is required pursuant to 50 CFR part 259.30 and P.L. 99–514 (The Tax Reform Act, 1986). The deposit/ withdrawal information collected from agreement holders is required pursuant to 50 CFR part 259.35 and P.L. 99–514. The information collected from PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5715 applicants for the Interim CCF Agreement is used to determine their eligibility to participate in the CCF Program. The information collected from agreement holders for the Certificate Family of Forms is used to identify their program eligible vessels, their program projects and to certify the cost of a project at completion. The information collected on the deposit/ withdrawal report form is required to ensure that agreement holders are complying with fund deposit/ withdrawal requirements established in program regulations and properly accounting for fund activity on their Federal income tax returns. The information collected on the deposit/ withdrawal report must also be reported semi-annually to the Secretary of Treasury in accordance with the Tax Reform Act. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: One time only, annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: January 29, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–01983 Filed 2–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army [Docket ID: USA–2016–HQ–0002] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Department of the Army, DoD. Notice to delete a System of Records. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army proposes to delete a system of records, A0351 AMC, ‘‘Student/Faculty Records: AMC Schools Systems’’ in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system was used to determine applicant eligibility, monitor individual’s progress, maintain record of student/ faculty achievements, and to provide SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended 
Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Waters, Office of AD/CVD 
Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 
(202) 482-4735.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Each year during the anniversary month of the publication of an 
antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended 
investigation, an interested party, as defined in section 771(9) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), may request, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.213, that the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') conduct an administrative review of that

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antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended 
investigation.
    All deadlines for the submission of comments or actions by the 
Department discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from 
the applicable starting date.

Respondent Selection

    In the event the Department limits the number of respondents for 
individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to 
requests made for the orders identified below, the Department intends 
to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(``CBP'') data for U.S. imports during the period of review. We intend 
to release the CBP data under Administrative Protective Order (``APO'') 
to all parties having an APO within five days of publication of the 
initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent 
selection within 21 days of publication of the initiation Federal 
Register notice. Therefore, we encourage all parties interested in 
commenting on respondent selection to submit their APO applications on 
the date of publication of the initiation notice, or as soon thereafter 
as possible. The Department invites comments regarding the CBP data and 
respondent selection within five days of placement of the CBP data on 
the record of the review.
    In the event the Department decides it is necessary to limit 
individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection 
under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act:
    In general, the Department finds that determinations concerning 
whether particular companies should be ``collapsed'' (i.e., treated as 
a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) 
require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, 
which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, the 
Department will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent 
selection phase of this review and will not collapse companies at the 
respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to 
collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping 
proceeding (i.e., investigation, administrative review, new shipper 
review or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to 
this review, if the Department determined, or continued to treat, that 
company as collapsed with others, the Department will assume that such 
companies continue to operate in the same manner and will collapse them 
for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, the Department will not 
collapse companies for purposes of respondent selection. Parties are 
requested to (a) identify which companies subject to review previously 
were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation to the proceeding in which 
they were collapsed. Further, if companies are requested to complete 
the Quantity and Value Questionnaire for purposes of respondent 
selection, in general each company must report volume and value data 
separately for itself. Parties should not include data for any other 
party, even if they believe they should be treated as a single entity 
with that other party. If a company was collapsed with another company 
or companies in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding 
where the Department considered collapsing that entity, complete 
quantity and value data for that collapsed entity must be submitted.

Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that requests a review 
may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of publication of 
the notice of initiation of the requested review. The regulation 
provides that the Department may extend this time if it is reasonable 
to do so. In order to provide parties additional certainty with respect 
to when the Department will exercise its discretion to extend this 90-
day deadline, interested parties are advised that, with regard to 
reviews requested on the basis of anniversary months on or after 
February 2016, the Department does not intend to extend the 90-day 
deadline unless the requestor demonstrates that an extraordinary 
circumstance prevented it from submitting a timely withdrawal request. 
Determinations by the Department to extend the 90-day deadline will be 
made on a case-by-case basis.
    The Department is providing this notice on its Web site, as well as 
in its ``Opportunity to Request Administrative Review'' notices, so 
that interested parties will be aware of the manner in which the 
Department intends to exercise its discretion in the future.
    Opportunity To Request A Review: Not later than the last day of 
February 2016,\1\ interested parties may request administrative review 
of the following orders, findings, or suspended investigations, with 
anniversary dates in February for the following periods:
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    \1\ Or the next business day, if the deadline falls on a 
weekend, federal holiday or any other day when the Department is 
closed.

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             Antidumping Duty Proceedings
 
Brazil:
    Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A-351-838...............     2/1/15-1/31/16
    Stainless Steel Bar, A-351-825...................     2/1/15-1/31/16
France: Uranium, A-427-818...........................     2/1/15-1/31/16
India:
    Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate,     2/1/15-1/31/16
     A-533-817.......................................
    Certain Preserved Mushrooms, A-533-813...........     2/1/15-1/31/16
    Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A-533-840...............     2/1/15-1/31/16
    Stainless Steel Bar, A-533-810...................     2/1/15-1/31/16
Indonesia:
    Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate,     2/1/15-1/31/16
     A-560-805.......................................
    Certain Preserved Mushrooms, A-560-802...........     2/1/15-1/31/16
Italy: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, A-475-    2/1/15-1/31/16
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Japan:
    Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, A-588-602..     2/1/15-1/31/16
    Stainless Steel Bar, A-588-833...................     2/1/15-1/31/16
Malaysia: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Fittings, A-557-      2/1/15-1/31/16
 809.................................................
Mexico: Large Residential Washers, A-201-842.........     2/1/15-1/31/16

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Phillippines: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe              2/1/15-1/31/16
 Fittings, A-565-801.................................
Republic of Korea:
    Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate,     2/1/15-1/31/16
     A-580-836.......................................
    Large Residential Washers, A-580-868.............     2/1/15-1/31/16
Socialist Republic of Vietnam:
    Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A-552-802...............     2/1/15-1/31/16
    Steel Wire Garment Hangers, A-552-812............     2/1/15-1/31/16
    Utility Scale Wind Towers, A-552-814.............     2/1/15-1/31/16
Taiwan: Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic         7/31/14-1/31/16
 Products, A-583-853.................................
Thailand: Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A-549-822.........     2/1/15-1/31/16
The People's Republic of China:
    Certain Preserved Mushrooms, A-570-851...........     2/1/15-1/31/16
    Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic             7/31/14-1/31/16
     Products, A-570-010.............................
    Frozen Warmwater Shrimp, A-570-893...............     2/1/15-1/31/16
    Heavy Forged Hand Tools,, With or Without             2/1/15-1/31/16
     Handles, A-570-803..............................
    Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes, A-570-929....     2/1/15-1/31/16
    Uncovered Innerspring Units, A-570-928...........     2/1/15-1/31/16
    Utility Scale Wind Towers, A-570-981.............     2/1/15-1/31/16
 
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India:
    Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate,    1/1/15-12/31/15
     C-533-818.......................................
    Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, C-533-829    1/1/15-12/31/15
Indonesia: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel   1/1/15 -12/31/15
 Plate, C-560-806....................................
Republic of Korea:
    Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate,    1/1/15-12/31/15
     C-580-837.......................................
    Large Residential Washers, C-580-869.............    1/1/15-12/31/15
Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Steel Wire Garment        1/1/15-12/31/15
 Hangers, C-552-813..................................
The People's Republic of China:
    Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic           6/10/14 -12/31/15
     Products, C-570-011.............................
    Utility Scale Wind Towers, C-570-982.............    1/1/15-12/31/15
 
                Suspension Agreements
 
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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), an interested party as 
defined by section 771(9) of the Act may request in writing that the 
Secretary conduct an administrative review. For both antidumping and 
countervailing duty reviews, the interested party must specify the 
individual producers or exporters covered by an antidumping finding or 
an antidumping or countervailing duty order or suspension agreement for 
which it is requesting a review. In addition, a domestic interested 
party or an interested party described in section 771(9)(B) of the Act 
must state why it desires the Secretary to review those particular 
producers or exporters. If the interested party intends for the 
Secretary to review sales of merchandise by an exporter (or a producer 
if that producer also exports merchandise from other suppliers) which 
was produced in more than one country of origin and each country of 
origin is subject to a separate order, then the interested party must 
state specifically, on an order-by-order basis, which exporter(s) the 
request is intended to cover.
    Note that, for any party the Department was unable to locate in 
prior segments, the Department will not accept a request for an 
administrative review of that party absent new information as to the 
party's location. Moreover, if the interested party who files a request 
for review is unable to locate the producer or exporter for which it 
requested the review, the interested party must provide an explanation 
of the attempts it made to locate the producer or exporter at the same 
time it files its request for review, in order for the Secretary to 
determine if the interested party's attempts were reasonable, pursuant 
to 19 CFR 351.303(f)(3)(ii).
    As explained in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003), and Non-
Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping 
Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011) the Department clarified its 
practice with respect to the collection of final antidumping duties on 
imports of merchandise where intermediate firms are involved. The 
public should be aware of this clarification in determining whether to 
request an administrative review of merchandise subject to antidumping 
findings and orders.\2\
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    Further, as explained in Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of 
Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping 
Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013), 
the Department clarified its practice with regard to the conditional 
review of the non-market economy (NME) entity in administrative reviews 
of antidumping duty orders. The Department will no longer consider the 
NME entity as an exporter conditionally subject to administrative 
reviews. Accordingly, the NME entity will not be under review unless 
the Department specifically receives a request for, or self-initiates, 
a review of the NME entity.\3\ In administrative reviews of antidumping 
duty orders on merchandise from NME countries where a review of the NME 
entity has not been initiated, but where an individual exporter for 
which a review was initiated does not qualify for a separate rate, the 
Department will issue a final decision indicating that the company in 
question is part of the NME entity. However, in that situation, because 
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was conducted, the NME entity's entries were not subject to the review 
and the rate for the NME entity is not subject to change as a result of 
that review (although the rate for the individual exporter may change 
as a function of the finding that the exporter is part of the NME 
entity).
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    \3\ In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), parties should 
specify that they are requesting a review of entries from exporters 
comprising the entity, and to the extent possible, include the names 
of such exporters in their request.
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    Following initiation of an antidumping administrative review when 
there is no review requested of the NME entity, the Department will 
instruct CBP to liquidate entries for all exporters not named in the 
initiation notice, including those that were suspended at the NME 
entity rate.
    All requests must be filed electronically in Enforcement and 
Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic 
Service System (``ACCESS'') on Enforcement and Compliance's ACCESS Web 
site at http://access.trade.gov.\4\ Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.303(f)(l)(i), a copy of each request must be served on the 
petitioner and each exporter or producer specified in the request.
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Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order 
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    The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of 
``Initiation of Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing 
Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation'' for requests received 
by the last day of February 2016. If the Department does not receive, 
by the last day of February 2016, a request for review of entries 
covered by an order, finding, or suspended investigation listed in this 
notice and for the period identified above, the Department will 
instruct CBP to assess antidumping or countervailing duties on those 
entries at a rate equal to the cash deposit of (or bond for) estimated 
antidumping or countervailing duties required on those entries at the 
time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption and to 
continue to collect the cash deposit previously ordered.
    For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no 
assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ``gap'' period of 
the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the period of review.
    This notice is not required by statute but is published as a 
service to the international trading community.

    Dated: January 28, 2016.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2016-02007 Filed 2-2-16; 8:45 am]
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