Utility Scale Wind Towers from the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015, 48384 [2016-17562]

Download as PDF 48384 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices Dated: July 18, 2016. Samuel H. Rikkers, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service. International Trade Administration part, if the party that requested a review withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, WTTC withdrew its request for review within the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the CVD order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in its entirety. [C–570–982] Assessment [FR Doc. 2016–17485 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Utility Scale Wind Towers from the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the period January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. DATES: Effective July 25, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, 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) 482–4793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The Department initiated an administrative review of the CVD order on wind towers from the PRC with respect to 50 companies for the period January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, based on a request by the petitioner, the Wind Tower Trade Coalition (WTTC).1 On July 6, 2016, WTTC timely withdrew its request for an administrative review of all 50 companies.2 No other party requested a review. Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review in whole or in mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 20324 (April 7, 2016) (Initiation Notice). In the Initiation Notice, we inadvertently listed only 45 companies; however, WTTC requested a review of 50 companies. See Letter from WTTC regarding ‘‘Request for Administrative Review’’ (February 23, 2016). 2 See Letter from the WTTC regarding ‘‘Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review’’ (July 6, 2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess CVDs on all entries of wind towers from the PRC during the period January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated CVDs required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of this notice. Notifications This notice serves as a final 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). 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 the terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: July 18, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–17562 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–037] Certain Biaxial Integral Geogrid Products From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On June 24, 2016, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) investigation on certain biaxial integral geogrid products (‘‘geogrids’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). The Department is amending the Preliminary Determination of the investigation to correct three ministerial errors. DATES: Effective June 24, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Palmer or Ryan Mullen, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–9068 or (202) 482– 5260, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 24, 2016, the Department published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of the CVD investigation of geogrids from the PRC.1 On June 24, 2016, and June 27, 2016, respectively, Taian Modern Plastic Co., Ltd. (‘‘Taian Modern’’) and BOSTD Geosynthetics Qingdao Ltd. (‘‘BOSTD Qingdao’’) alleged that the Department made significant ministerial errors in the Preliminary Determination.2 SUMMARY: Significant Ministerial Error A ministerial error, as defined in section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), includes ‘‘errors in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical errors resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other type of unintentional error which the administering authority considers ministerial.’’ 3 With respect to preliminary determinations, 19 CFR 351.224(e) provides that the Department ‘‘will analyze any comments received and, if appropriate, correct any significant ministerial error by amending the preliminary determination . . .’’ A significant 1 See Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Biaxial Integral Geogrid Products From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Determination, 81 FR 41292 (June 24, 2016) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). 2 On June 30, 2016 the Department received comments submitted by Tensar Corporation in reply to the ministerial allegations of Taian Modern and BOSTD Qingdao. However, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(c)(3), these reply comments were rejected from the record. See Letter from Catherine Bertrand, Program Manager, Office V, ‘‘Certain Biaxial Integral Geogrids Products from the People’s Republic of China: Tensar Corporation’s Ministerial Reply Comments’’ (July 5, 2016). 3 See also 19 CFR 351.224(f). E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 142 (Monday, July 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 48384]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-982]


Utility Scale Wind Towers from the People's Republic of China: 
Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on utility 
scale wind towers (wind towers) from the People's Republic of China 
(PRC) for the period January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

DATES: Effective July 25, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, 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-
4793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Department initiated an administrative review of the CVD order 
on wind towers from the PRC with respect to 50 companies for the period 
January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, based on a request by the 
petitioner, the Wind Tower Trade Coalition (WTTC).\1\ On July 6, 2016, 
WTTC timely withdrew its request for an administrative review of all 50 
companies.\2\ No other party requested a review.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 20324 (April 7, 2016) (Initiation 
Notice). In the Initiation Notice, we inadvertently listed only 45 
companies; however, WTTC requested a review of 50 companies. See 
Letter from WTTC regarding ``Request for Administrative Review'' 
(February 23, 2016).
    \2\ See Letter from the WTTC regarding ``Withdrawal of Request 
for Administrative Review'' (July 6, 2016).
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Rescission of Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an 
administrative review in whole or in part, if the party that requested 
a review withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. In this 
case, WTTC withdrew its request for review within the 90-day deadline, 
and no other party requested an administrative review of the CVD order. 
Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding 
this review in its entirety.

Assessment

    The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) to assess CVDs on all entries of wind towers from the PRC during 
the period January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, at rates equal 
to the cash deposit of estimated CVDs required at the time of entry, or 
withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate 
assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of this 
notice.

Notifications

    This notice serves as a final 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). 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 the terms of an APO is a violation 
which is subject to sanction.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 
CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: July 18, 2016.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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