Certain Biaxial Integral Geogrid Products From the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 48384-48386 [2016-17565]

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 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices ministerial error is defined as an error, the correction of which, singly or in combination with other errors, would result in: (1) A change of at least five absolute percentage points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the countervailable subsidy rate calculated in the original (erroneous) preliminary determination; or (2) a difference between a countervailable subsidy rate of zero (or de minimis) and a countervailable subsidy rate of greater than de minimis or vice versa.4 As explained further in the Ministerial Error Memorandum issued concurrently with this Notice,5 and pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e) and (g), the Department is amending the Preliminary Determination to reflect the correction of three ministerial errors made in the calculation of the subsidy rates for Taian Modern and BOSTD Qingdao. Ministerial Error Allegations Taian Modern alleges that, although the Department stated in the Preliminary Determination that it was using total sales as the denominator in calculating the subsidy rate because the programs were considered domestic subsidies, the Department actually used only Taian Modern’s sales of geogrids as the denominator in its calculations. After comparing the ministerial error allegations against record evidence, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act, we agree that we inadvertently used only Taian Modern’s sales of geogrids in our calculation instead of total sales. This resulted in a significant error within the meaning of section 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(g). We have corrected this error in this notice. BOSTD Qingdao alleges that in the Preliminary Determination, the Department stated that it would add to the purchase price for each individual domestic purchase the reported delivery charge and VAT paid to obtain a total amount paid. However, the Department unintentionally included BOSTD Qingdao’s purchases of imported (e.g., non-Chinese origin) polypropylene in the less-than-adequate-remuneration (‘‘LTAR’’) calculation. Next, with respect to the electricity for LTAR calculation, BOSTD Qingdao alleges that the Department made an error in addition. In the Department’s calculation worksheet, the benefit totals from each of the various electricity categories was hardcode rather than a sum formula. The actual sum of BOSTD Qingdao’s electricity benefit is considerably less. After comparing the ministerial error allegations against record evidence, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act, we agree with BOSTD Qingdao that we inadvertently included BOSTD Qingdao’s purchases of imported polypropylene in the LTAR calculation. We also agree that we miscalculated the benefit total of the various electricity categories. These errors resulted in a significant error within the meaning of section 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(g). We have corrected these errors in this notice. Amended Preliminary Determination We are amending the preliminary countervailing duty rates for Taian Modern and BOSTD Qingdao pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e). In addition, the preliminary ‘‘All-Others’’ Rate was based on the simple average of the subsidy rates calculated for Taian Modern and BOSTD Qingdao. Thus, we are also amending the ‘‘All-Others’’ rate to account for the change in Taian Modern’s and BOSTD Qingdao’s subsidy rate. Specifically, we are calculating the simple average of the corrected subsidy rate for Taian Modern and BOSTD Qingdao. Further, correcting Taian Modern’s ‘‘Provision of Polypropylene for LTAR’’ error and BOSTD Qingdao’s ‘‘Provision of Electricity for LTAR’’ calculation leads to a change in the adverse facts available rate.6 The revised subsidy rates are as follows: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Company Subsidy rate BOSTD Geosynthetics Qingdao Ltd. and Beijing Orient Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd ........................................... Taian Modern Plastic Co., Ltd ............................................................................................................................................................. All-Others ............................................................................................................................................................................................. Chengdu Tian Road Engineering Materials Co., Ltd.* ........................................................................................................................ Chongqing Jiudi Reinforced Soil Engineering Co., Ltd.* .................................................................................................................... CNBM International Corporation * ....................................................................................................................................................... Dezhou Yaohua Geosynthetics Ltd.* .................................................................................................................................................. Dezhou Zhengyu Geosynthetics Ltd.* ................................................................................................................................................. Hongye Engineering Materials Co., Ltd.* ............................................................................................................................................ Hubei Nete Geosynthetics Ltd.* .......................................................................................................................................................... Jiangsu Dingtai Engineering Material Co., Ltd.* ................................................................................................................................. Jiangsu Jiuding New Material Ltd.* ..................................................................................................................................................... Lewu New Material Ltd.* ..................................................................................................................................................................... Nanjing Jinlu Geosynthetics Ltd.* ........................................................................................................................................................ Nanjing Kunchi Composite Material Ltd.* ............................................................................................................................................ Nanyang Jieda Geosynthetics Co., Ltd.* ............................................................................................................................................ Qingdao Hongda Plastics Corp.* ......................................................................................................................................................... Shandong Dexuda Geosynthetics Ltd.* .............................................................................................................................................. Shandong Haoyang New Engineering Materials Co., Ltd.* ................................................................................................................ Shandong Tongfa Glass Fiber Ltd.* .................................................................................................................................................... Shandong Xinyu Geosynthetics Ltd.* .................................................................................................................................................. Tai’an Haohua Plastics Co., Ltd.* ....................................................................................................................................................... Taian Hengbang Engineering Material Co., Ltd.* ............................................................................................................................... Taian Naite Geosynthetics Ltd.* .......................................................................................................................................................... Taian Road Engineering Materials Co., Ltd.* ...................................................................................................................................... Tenax * ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 See 19 CFR 351.224(g) (1), (2). Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from James Doyle, Director, Office V, through Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain 5 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Biaxial Integral Geogrid Products from the People’s Republic of China: Allegation of Significant Ministerial Errors in the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Ministerial Error Memorandum’’). This memorandum is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 48385 Sfmt 4703 5.19 20.79 12.99 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 119.13 System (‘‘ACCESS’’). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. 6 See Ministerial Error Memorandum for the revised adverse facts available rate. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 48386 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices Company Subsidy rate Hengshui Zhongtiejian Group Co.* ...................................................................................................................................................... Qingdao Sunrise Dageng Import and Export Co., Ltd.* ...................................................................................................................... 119.13 119.13 * Non-cooperative company to which an adverse facts available rate is being applied. 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) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memo at ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences.’’ These amended preliminary results are published in accordance with sections 751(h) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 19, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–17565 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council Establishment International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of establishment of the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council. AGENCY: The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), having determined that it is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of Commerce by law, and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, announces establishment of the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council. This advisory committee will advise the Secretary on the development of strategies and programs that would help expand access to trade finance for U.S. exporters. The establishment of this federal advisory committee is necessary to provide input to the Secretary regarding the challenges faced by U.S. exporters in accessing capital, innovative solutions that can address these challenges, and recommendations on strategies that can expand access to finance and educate U.S. exporters on available resources. This notice also requests nominations for membership. DATES: Nominations for members must be received on or before 5 p.m. EDT Monday, August 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: All nominations should be submitted to the Executive Secretary, Advisory Council on Trade Finance to: Ericka Ukrow, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Council, Room 18002, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, or via email at: Ericka.Ukrow@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ericka Ukrow, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries, Room 18002, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0405, email: Ericka.Ukrow@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: financing challenges faced by U.S. exporters, especially SMEs, and their foreign buyers, (2) examine other noteworthy issues raised by stakeholders represented by the membership, (3) identify emerging financing sources that would address these gaps, and (4) recommend specific activities by which these recommendations could be incorporated and implemented. I. Background and Authority The U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC) is established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., to advise the Secretary on matters relating to private sector trade financing for U.S. exporters. The Department affirms that the creation of the TFAC is necessary and in the public interest. The Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries, is accepting nominations for membership on the TFAC. The TFAC functions solely as an advisory committee. The TFAC shall advise the Secretary in identifying effective ways to help expand access to finance for U.S. exporters, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and their foreign buyers. The TFAC shall provide a necessary forum to facilitate the discussion between a diverse group of stakeholders such as banks, non-bank financial institutions, other trade finance related organizations, and exporters to gain a better understanding regarding current challenges facing U.S. exporters in accessing finance. The TFAC shall draw upon the experience of its members in order to obtain ideas and suggestions for innovative solutions to these challenges. The TFAC shall develop recommendations on programs or activities that the Department of Commerce could incorporate as part of its export promotion and trade finance education efforts. The TFAC shall report to the Secretary on its activities and recommendations. In creating its reports, the TFAC should: (1) Evaluate current credit conditions and specific II. Structure, Membership, and Operation PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The TFAC shall consist of no more than twenty members appointed by the Secretary. Members may be drawn from: • U.S. companies that are exporters of goods and services; • U.S. commercial banks that provide trade finance products, cross-border payment services, or foreign exchange solutions; • Non-bank U.S. financial institutions that provide trade finance products, cross-border payment services, or foreign exchange solutions; • Associations that represent: (a) U.S. exporters and SMEs; and (b) U.S. commercial banks or non-bank financial institutions or other professionals that facilitate international trade transactions; • U.S. companies or entities whose business includes trade-finance-related activities or services; • U.S. scholars, academic institutions, or public policy organizations with expertise in global business, trade finance, and international banking related subjects; and • Economic development organizations and other U.S. regional, state and local governmental and nongovernmental organizations whose missions or activities include the analysis, provision, or facilitation of trade finance products/services. Membership shall include a broad range of companies and organizations in terms of products and services, company size, and geographic location of both the source and destination of trade finance. Members will be selected based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the TFAC, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines, in a manner that E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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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

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

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ministerial error is defined as an error, the correction of which, 
singly or in combination with other errors, would result in: (1) A 
change of at least five absolute percentage points in, but not less 
than 25 percent of, the countervailable subsidy rate calculated in the 
original (erroneous) preliminary determination; or (2) a difference 
between a countervailable subsidy rate of zero (or de minimis) and a 
countervailable subsidy rate of greater than de minimis or vice 
versa.\4\ As explained further in the Ministerial Error Memorandum 
issued concurrently with this Notice,\5\ and pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.224(e) and (g), the Department is amending the Preliminary 
Determination to reflect the correction of three ministerial errors 
made in the calculation of the subsidy rates for Taian Modern and BOSTD 
Qingdao.
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    \3\ See also 19 CFR 351.224(f).
    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.224(g) (1), (2).
    \5\ See Memorandum to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, from James Doyle, Director, Office V, 
through Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Operations, entitled, ``Countervailing Duty 
Investigation of Certain Biaxial Integral Geogrid Products from the 
People's Republic of China: Allegation of Significant Ministerial 
Errors in the Preliminary Determination,'' dated concurrently with 
this notice (``Ministerial Error Memorandum''). This memorandum 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 http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central 
Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce 
building.
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Ministerial Error Allegations

    Taian Modern alleges that, although the Department stated in the 
Preliminary Determination that it was using total sales as the 
denominator in calculating the subsidy rate because the programs were 
considered domestic subsidies, the Department actually used only Taian 
Modern's sales of geogrids as the denominator in its calculations.
    After comparing the ministerial error allegations against record 
evidence, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act, we agree that 
we inadvertently used only Taian Modern's sales of geogrids in our 
calculation instead of total sales. This resulted in a significant 
error within the meaning of section 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.224(g). We have corrected this error in this notice.
    BOSTD Qingdao alleges that in the Preliminary Determination, the 
Department stated that it would add to the purchase price for each 
individual domestic purchase the reported delivery charge and VAT paid 
to obtain a total amount paid. However, the Department unintentionally 
included BOSTD Qingdao's purchases of imported (e.g., non-Chinese 
origin) polypropylene in the less-than-adequate-remuneration (``LTAR'') 
calculation.
    Next, with respect to the electricity for LTAR calculation, BOSTD 
Qingdao alleges that the Department made an error in addition. In the 
Department's calculation worksheet, the benefit totals from each of the 
various electricity categories was hardcode rather than a sum formula. 
The actual sum of BOSTD Qingdao's electricity benefit is considerably 
less.
    After comparing the ministerial error allegations against record 
evidence, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act, we agree with 
BOSTD Qingdao that we inadvertently included BOSTD Qingdao's purchases 
of imported polypropylene in the LTAR calculation. We also agree that 
we miscalculated the benefit total of the various electricity 
categories. These errors resulted in a significant error within the 
meaning of section 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(g). We have 
corrected these errors in this notice.

Amended Preliminary Determination

    We are amending the preliminary countervailing duty rates for Taian 
Modern and BOSTD Qingdao pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e). In addition, 
the preliminary ``All-Others'' Rate was based on the simple average of 
the subsidy rates calculated for Taian Modern and BOSTD Qingdao. Thus, 
we are also amending the ``All-Others'' rate to account for the change 
in Taian Modern's and BOSTD Qingdao's subsidy rate. Specifically, we 
are calculating the simple average of the corrected subsidy rate for 
Taian Modern and BOSTD Qingdao. Further, correcting Taian Modern's 
``Provision of Polypropylene for LTAR'' error and BOSTD Qingdao's 
``Provision of Electricity for LTAR'' calculation leads to a change in 
the adverse facts available rate.\6\ The revised subsidy rates are as 
follows:
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    \6\ See Ministerial Error Memorandum for the revised adverse 
facts available rate.

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                         Company                           Subsidy rate
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BOSTD Geosynthetics Qingdao Ltd. and Beijing Orient                 5.19
 Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd..............
Taian Modern Plastic Co., Ltd...........................           20.79
All-Others..............................................           12.99
Chengdu Tian Road Engineering Materials Co., Ltd.*......          119.13
Chongqing Jiudi Reinforced Soil Engineering Co., Ltd.*..          119.13
CNBM International Corporation *........................          119.13
Dezhou Yaohua Geosynthetics Ltd.*.......................          119.13
Dezhou Zhengyu Geosynthetics Ltd.*......................          119.13
Hongye Engineering Materials Co., Ltd.*.................          119.13
Hubei Nete Geosynthetics Ltd.*..........................          119.13
Jiangsu Dingtai Engineering Material Co., Ltd.*.........          119.13
Jiangsu Jiuding New Material Ltd.*......................          119.13
Lewu New Material Ltd.*.................................          119.13
Nanjing Jinlu Geosynthetics Ltd.*.......................          119.13
Nanjing Kunchi Composite Material Ltd.*.................          119.13
Nanyang Jieda Geosynthetics Co., Ltd.*..................          119.13
Qingdao Hongda Plastics Corp.*..........................          119.13
Shandong Dexuda Geosynthetics Ltd.*.....................          119.13
Shandong Haoyang New Engineering Materials Co., Ltd.*...          119.13
Shandong Tongfa Glass Fiber Ltd.*.......................          119.13
Shandong Xinyu Geosynthetics Ltd.*......................          119.13
Tai'an Haohua Plastics Co., Ltd.*.......................          119.13
Taian Hengbang Engineering Material Co., Ltd.*..........          119.13
Taian Naite Geosynthetics Ltd.*.........................          119.13
Taian Road Engineering Materials Co., Ltd.*.............          119.13
Tenax *.................................................          119.13

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Hengshui Zhongtiejian Group Co.*........................          119.13
Qingdao Sunrise Dageng Import and Export Co., Ltd.*.....          119.13
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* Non-cooperative company to which an adverse facts available rate is
  being applied. 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) and
  accompanying Preliminary Decision Memo at ``Use of Facts Otherwise
  Available and Adverse Inferences.''

    These amended preliminary results are published in accordance with 
sections 751(h) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: July 19, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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