Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, 12071-12072 [2016-05189]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / Notices ironing tables may be sold with or without a pad and/or cover. All types and configurations of floor-standing, metal-top ironing tables are covered by this review. Furthermore, the order specifically covers imports of ironing tables, assembled or unassembled, complete or incomplete, and certain parts thereof. For purposes of the order, the term ‘‘unassembled’’ ironing table means a product requiring the attachment of the leg assembly to the top or the attachment of an included feature such as an iron rest or linen rack. The term ‘‘complete’’ ironing table means product sold as a ready-to-use ensemble consisting of the metal-top table and a pad and cover, with or without additional features, e.g., iron rest or linen rack. The term ‘‘incomplete’’ ironing table means product shipped or sold as a ‘‘bare board’’—i.e., a metal-top table only, without the pad and cover— with or without additional features, e.g. iron rest or linen rack. The major parts or components of ironing tables that are intended to be covered by the order under the term ‘‘certain parts thereof’’ consist of the metal top component (with or without assembled supports and slides) and/or the leg components, whether or not attached together as a leg assembly. The order covers separately shipped metal top components and leg components, without regard to whether the respective quantities would yield an exact quantity of assembled ironing tables. Ironing tables without legs (such as models that mount on walls or over doors) are not floor-standing and are specifically excluded. Additionally, tabletop or countertop models with short legs that do not exceed 12 inches in length (and which may or may not collapse or retract) are specifically excluded. The subject ironing tables were previously classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 9403.20.0010. Effective July 1, 2003, the subject ironing tables are classified under new HTSUS subheading 9403.20.0011. The subject metal top and leg components are classified under HTSUS subheading 9403.90.8040. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the scope is dispositive. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Mar 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby gives notice of the continuation of the antidumping duty order on ironing tables from the PRC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the Order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year sunset review of the Order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. This five-year (‘‘sunset’’) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 2, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–05172 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public and interested parties are requested to contact the U.S. Department of Commerce in advance of the meeting. DATES: May 24, 2016, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Members of the public wishing to participate must notify Victoria Gunderson at the contact information below by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, May 20, 2016, in order to pre-register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Gunderson, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–7890; email: Victoria.Gunderson@ trade.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12071 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the RE&EEAC pursuant to his discretionary authority and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) on July 14, 2010. The RE&EEAC was rechartered on June 12, 2014. The RE&EEAC provides the Secretary of Commerce with consensus advice from the private sector on the development and administration of programs and policies to enhance the international competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. During the May 24th meeting of the RE&EEAC, committee members will discuss priority issues identified in advance by the Committee Chair and Sub-Committee leadership, hear from Department of Commerce officials and interagency partners on major issues impacting the competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, and submit recommendations to the Department of Commerce intended to address these issues. A limited amount of time before the close of the meeting will be available for pertinent oral comments from members of the public attending the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments will be limited to two to five minutes per person (depending on number of public participants). Individuals wishing to reserve additional speaking time during the meeting must contact Ms. Gunderson and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the comments, as well as the name and address of the proposed participant by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, May 13, 2016. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the International Trade Administration may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a copy of their oral comments by email to Ms. Gunderson for distribution to the participants in advance of the meeting. Any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the RE&EEAC’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, c/o: Victoria Gunderson, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce; 1401 Constitution Avenue NW.; Mail Stop: 4053; Washington, DC 20230. To be considered during the meeting, written comments must be received no later E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 12072 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / Notices than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, May 13, 2016, to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of RE&EEAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days following the meeting. Dated: March 2, 2016. Adam O’Malley, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2016–05189 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–822] Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Russian Federation: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) preliminarily determines that cold-rolled steel flat products (‘‘cold-rolled steel’’) from the Russian Federation (‘‘Russia’’) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). The period of investigation (‘‘POI’’) is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. AGENCY: DATES: Effective March 8, 2016. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel LaCivita, Eve Wang, or Alex Rosen, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4243, (202) 482–6231, or (202) 482– 7814, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Mar 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 August 24, 2015.1 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the memorandum that is dated concurrently with this determination and hereby adopted by this notice.2 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to 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 to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department exercised its discretion to toll deadlines as a result of the closure of the Federal Government for Snowstorm Jonas.3 All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by four business days. The revised deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation is now February 29, 2016. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is cold-rolled steel from Russia. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation,’’ in Appendix I. 1 See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 80 FR 51198 (August 24, 2015) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 2 See 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 the Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Russian Federation’’ (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’), dated concurrently with this notice. 3 See Memorandum to the file from Ron Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government Closure during Snowstorm ‘Jonas,’ ’’ dated January 27, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to the Department’s regulations,4 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., ‘‘scope’’).5 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice, as well as additional language proposed by the Department. For a summary of the product coverage comments and rebuttal responses submitted to the record for this preliminary determination, and accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments timely received, see the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.6 The Department is preliminarily not modifying the scope language as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. Methodology The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. Export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772(a) of the Act. Normal value (‘‘NV’’) is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances On October 30, 2015, Petitioners filed a timely critical circumstances allegation, pursuant to section 773(e)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.206(c)(1), alleging that critical circumstances exist with respect to imports of the merchandise under consideration.7 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.206(c)(2)(i), when a critical circumstances allegation is submitted more than 20 days before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination, the Department must issue a preliminary finding whether there is a reasonable basis to believe or suspect that critical circumstances exist no later than the date of the preliminary 4 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 5 See Initiation Notice, 80 FR at 51199. 6 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Certain ColdRolled Steel Products From Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations’’ dated concurrently with this preliminary determination. 7 See letter from Petitioners, ‘‘Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From The People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Russian Federation: Petitioners’ Critical Circumstances Allegation,’’ dated October 30, 2015. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12071-12072]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05189]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee 
(RE&EEAC) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the U.S. 
Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. 
The meeting is open to the public and interested parties are requested 
to contact the U.S. Department of Commerce in advance of the meeting.

DATES: May 24, 2016, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time (EST). Members of the public wishing to participate must 
notify Victoria Gunderson at the contact information below by 5:00 p.m. 
EST on Friday, May 20, 2016, in order to pre-register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Victoria Gunderson, Designated 
Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at 
(202) 482-7890; email: Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the RE&EEAC 
pursuant to his discretionary authority and in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) on July 14, 2010. The 
RE&EEAC was re-chartered on June 12, 2014. The RE&EEAC provides the 
Secretary of Commerce with consensus advice from the private sector on 
the development and administration of programs and policies to enhance 
the international competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and 
energy efficiency industries.
    During the May 24th meeting of the RE&EEAC, committee members will 
discuss priority issues identified in advance by the Committee Chair 
and Sub-Committee leadership, hear from Department of Commerce 
officials and interagency partners on major issues impacting the 
competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency 
industries, and submit recommendations to the Department of Commerce 
intended to address these issues.
    A limited amount of time before the close of the meeting will be 
available for pertinent oral comments from members of the public 
attending the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the 
time for public comments will be limited to two to five minutes per 
person (depending on number of public participants). Individuals 
wishing to reserve additional speaking time during the meeting must 
contact Ms. Gunderson and submit a brief statement of the general 
nature of the comments, as well as the name and address of the proposed 
participant by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, May 13, 2016. If the number of 
registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be 
reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the International Trade 
Administration may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. 
Speakers are requested to submit a copy of their oral comments by email 
to Ms. Gunderson for distribution to the participants in advance of the 
meeting.
    Any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments 
concerning the RE&EEAC's affairs at any time before or after the 
meeting. Comments may be submitted to the Renewable Energy and Energy 
Efficiency Advisory Committee, c/o: Victoria Gunderson, Designated 
Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, U.S. 
Department of Commerce; 1401 Constitution Avenue NW.; Mail Stop: 4053; 
Washington, DC 20230. To be considered during the meeting, written 
comments must be received no later

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than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, May 13, 2016, to ensure transmission to 
the Committee prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date 
will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the 
meeting.
    Copies of RE&EEAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days 
following the meeting.

    Dated: March 2, 2016.
Adam O'Malley,
Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2016-05189 Filed 3-7-16; 8:45 am]
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