Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 62871-62874 [2016-21999]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Notices 62871 appropriate to rescind this review, but, rather, to complete this review and to issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of this review.3 analysis of the issues raised in any briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless extended, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–5260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Assessment Rates Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double countervailing duties. Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty (CVD) Determination With Final Antidumping Duty (AD) Determination On the same day the Department initiated this CVD investigation, the Department also initiated CVD investigations of CTL plate from Brazil and the Republic of Korea (Korea) and AD investigations of CTL plate from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, the PRC, South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey.1 The CVD investigation covers the same merchandise as the AD investigations of CTL plate from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey.2 On August 25, 2016, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), Petitioners 3 requested alignment of the final CVD determination with the final AD determination of CTL plate from the PRC. Therefore, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), we are aligning the final CVD determination with the final AD determination of CTL plate from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Taiwan.4 Consequently, we intend to issue the final CVD determination on the same date as the final AD determination, We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of the final results of this review. Disclosure and Public Comment Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the publication of this notice.4 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.5 Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.6 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed through ACCESS.7 In order to be properly filed, ACCESS must successfully receive an electronically-filed document in its entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the date on which it is due. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or wish to participate in a hearing if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically through ACCESS, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.8 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. The Department intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its 3 See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Revoke the Order (in Part); 2011–2012, 78 FR 15686 (March 12, 2013) and accompanying Decision Memorandum at 7–8, unchanged in Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission of Review, and Revocation of Order (in Part); 2011–2012, 78 FR 42497 (July 16, 2013) at the section, ‘‘Rescission, in Part;’’ see also Silicomanganese From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015, 81 FR 28826 (May 10, 2016) and accompanying Decision Memorandum at 3. 4 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii). 5 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 6 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 7 See 19 CFR 351.303. 8 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Sep 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 Notice to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: September 6, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–22001 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–048] Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers/exporters of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The period of investigation is January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective September 13, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mullen, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate From Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 81 FR 27098 (May 5, 2016) (Initiation Notice); see also Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate From Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the People’s Republic of China, South Africa, Taiwan, and the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 81 FR 27089 (May 5, 2016). 2 For a complete case history, see Memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Affirmative Determination: Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice and hereby incorporated by reference, and adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 Petitioners in this investigation are ArcelorMittal USA LLC, Nucor Corporation, and SSAB Enterprises LLC. 4 See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners, ‘‘Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from People’s Republic of China and Korea— Petitioners’ Request to Align the Countervailing Duty Final Determinations with the Companion Antidumping Duty Final Determination,’’ (August 25, 2016). E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 62872 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Notices which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than January 18, 2017, unless postponed.5 Scope of the Investigation The scope of this investigation covers CTL plate from the PRC. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the Preamble to the Department’s regulations,6 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).7 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of this 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 Department’s Scope Memorandum issued concurrently with this notice.8 The Department is preliminarily modifying the scope language as it appeared in the Initiation Notice to clarify the exclusion for stainless steel plate.9 The Department is also correcting two tariff numbers that were misidentified in the Petitions and in the Initiation Notice.10 Methodology Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES The Department is conducting this CVD investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision 5 The AD determinations of CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey were not postponed. See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cutto-Length Plate Austria, Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the People’s Republic of China, and Taiwan: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 81 FR 59185 (August 29, 2016). 6 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997) (Preamble). 7 See Initiation Notice, 81 FR at 27099. 8 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations’’ (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum) dated concurrently with this preliminary determination. 9 Specifically, the revised scope now states that stainless steel plate must not contain more than 1.2 percent of carbon by weight. 10 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Sep 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 Memorandum.11 A list of topics discussed 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 http:// access.trade.gov, and is available 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 accessed directly on the Internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Determination and Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 703(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, we determined an estimated countervailable subsidy rate for each producer/exporter of the subject merchandise individually investigated. We preliminarily determine these rates to be: Subsidy rate (percent) Company Jiangyin Xingcheng Special Steel Works Co. Ltd .......... Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel .................................. Viewer Development Co., Ltd All Others .............................. investigation. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or under an administrative protective order, without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. In accordance with section 705(b)(3) of the Act, if our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination within 75 days after the Department makes its final determination. Disclosure and Public Comment The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five days of its public announcement.12 Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs, as well as request a hearing.13 For a schedule of the deadlines for filing case briefs, rebuttal briefs, and hearing requests, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: September 6, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Appendix I 210.50 210.50 210.50 210.50 In accordance with section 703(d)(2) of the Act, we will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to suspend liquidation of all entries of CTL from the PRC as described in the scope of the investigation section entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(d), the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the amounts indicated above. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of our determination. In addition, we are making available to the ITC all nonprivileged and non-proprietary information relating to this Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are certain carbon and alloy steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances (cut-to-length plate). Subject merchandise includes plate that is produced by being cut-to-length from coils or from other discrete length plate and plate that is rolled or forged into a discrete length. The products covered include (1) Universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are not in coils and without patterns in relief), and (2) hot-rolled or forged flat steel products of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness, and which are not in coils, whether or not with patterns in relief. The covered products described above may be rectangular, square, circular or other shapes and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular cross-section where such non-rectangular cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., 12 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)–(d) and 19 CFR 351.310(c). 13 See 11 See PO 00000 Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Notices products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’, (e.g., products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges). For purposes of the width and thickness requirements referenced above, the following rules apply: (1) Except where otherwise stated where the nominal and actual thickness or width measurements vary, a product from a given subject country is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions set forth above unless the product is already covered by an order existing on that specific country (e.g., orders on hot-rolled flat-rolled steel); and (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product (e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular crosssection, the width of certain products with non-rectangular shape, etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies. Steel products included in the scope of this investigation are products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; and (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less by weight. Subject merchandise includes cut-to-length plate that has been further processed in the subject country or a third country, including but not limited to pickling, oiling, levelling, annealing, tempering, temper rolling, skin passing, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, beveling, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the cut-to-length plate. All products that meet the written physical description, are within the scope of this investigation unless specifically excluded or covered by the scope of an existing order. The following products are outside of, and/ or specifically excluded from, the scope of this investigation: (1) Products clad, plated, or coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastic or other non-metallic substances; (2) military grade armor plate certified to one of the following specifications or to a specification that references and incorporates one of the following specifications: • MIL–A–12560, • MIL–DTL–12560H, • MIL–DTL–12560J, • MIL–DTL–12560K, • MIL–DTL–32332, • MIL–A–46100D, • MIL–DTL–46100–E, • MIL–46177C, • MIL–S–16216K Grade HY80, • MIL–S–16216K Grade HY100, • MIL–S–24645A HSLA–80; • MIL–S–24645A HSLA–100, • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Grade HY80, • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Grade HY100, • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Grade HSLA80, • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Grade HSLA100, and • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Mod. Grade HSLA115, except that any cut-to-length plate certified to one of the above specifications, or to a VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Sep 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 military grade armor specification that references and incorporates one of the above specifications, will not be excluded from the scope if it is also dual- or multiple-certified to any other non-armor specification that otherwise would fall within the scope of this order; (3) stainless steel plate, containing 10.5 percent or more of chromium by weight and not more than 1.2 percent of carbon by weight; (4) CTL plate meeting the requirements of ASTM A–829, Grade E 4340 that are over 305 mm in actual thickness; (5) Alloy forged and rolled CTL plate greater than or equal to 152.4 mm in actual thickness meeting each of the following requirements: (a) Electric furnace melted, ladle refined & vacuum degassed and having a chemical composition (expressed in weight percentages): • Carbon 0.23–0.28, • Silicon 0.05–0.20, • Manganese 1.20–1.60, • Nickel not greater than 1.0, • Sulfur not greater than 0.007, • Phosphorus not greater than 0.020, • Chromium 1.0–2.5, • Molybdenum 0.35–0.80, • Boron 0.002–0.004, • Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm, • Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and • Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm; (b) With a Brinell hardness measured in all parts of the product including mid thickness falling within one of the following ranges: (i) 270–300 HBW, (ii) 290–320 HBW, or (iii) 320–350 HBW; (c) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A (Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.5, B not exceeding 1.0, C not exceeding 0.5, D not exceeding 1.5; and (d) Conforming to ASTM A578–S9 ultrasonic testing requirements with acceptance criteria 2 mm flat bottom hole; (6) Alloy forged and rolled steel CTL plate over 407 mm in actual thickness and meeting the following requirements: (a) Made from Electric Arc Furnace melted, Ladle refined & vacuum degassed, alloy steel with the following chemical composition (expressed in weight percentages): • Carbon 0.23–0.28, • Silicon 0.05–0.15, • Manganese 1.20–1.50, • Nickel not greater than 0.4, • Sulfur not greater than 0.010, • Phosphorus not greater than 0.020, • Chromium 1.20–1.50, • Molybdenum 0.35–0.55, • Boron 0.002–0.004, • Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm, • Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and • Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm; (b) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A (Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.5, B not exceeding 1.5, C not exceeding 1.0, D not exceeding 1.5; (c) Having the following mechanical properties: (i) With a Brinell hardness not more than 237 HBW measured in all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield Strength of 75 ksi min and UTS 95 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62873 ksi or more, Elongation of 18% or more and Reduction of area 35% or more; having charpy V at ¥75 degrees F in the longitudinal direction equal or greater than 15 ft. lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 20 ft. lbs (average of 3 specimens) and conforming to the requirements of NACE MR01–75; or (ii) With a Brinell hardness not less than 240 HBW measured in all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield Strength of 90 ksi min and UTS 110 ksi or more, Elongation of 15% or more and Reduction of area 30% or more; having charpy V at ¥40 degrees F in the longitudinal direction equal or greater than 21 ft. lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 31 ft. lbs (average of 3 specimens); (d) Conforming to ASTM A578–S9 ultrasonic testing requirements with acceptance criteria 3.2 mm flat bottom hole; and (e) Conforming to magnetic particle inspection in accordance with AMS 2301; (7) Alloy forged and rolled steel CTL plate over 407 mm in actual thickness and meeting the following requirements: (a) Made from Electric Arc Furnace melted, ladle refined & vacuum degassed, alloy steel with the following chemical composition (expressed in weight percentages): • Carbon 0.25–0.30, • Silicon not greater than 0.25, • Manganese not greater than 0.50, • Nickel 3.0–3.5, • Sulfur not greater than 0.010, • Phosphorus not greater than 0.020, • Chromium 1.0–1.5, • Molybdenum 0.6–0.9, • Vanadium 0.08 to 0.12 • Boron 0.002–0.004, • Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm, • Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and • Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm. (b) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A (Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.0(t) and 0.5(h), B not exceeding 1.5(t) and 1.0(h), C not exceeding 1.0(t) and 0.5(h), and D not exceeding 1.5(t) and 1.0(h); (c) Having the following mechanical properties: A Brinell hardness not less than 350 HBW measured in all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield Strength of 145ksi or more and UTS 160ksi or more, Elongation of 15% or more and Reduction of area 35% or more; having charpy V at ¥40 degrees F in the transverse direction equal or greater than 20 ft. lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 25 ft. lbs (average of 3 specimens); (d) Conforming to ASTM A578–S9 ultrasonic testing requirements with acceptance criteria 3.2 mm flat bottom hole; and (e) Conforming to magnetic particle inspection in accordance with AMS 2301. The products subject to the investigation are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7225.40.1110, 7225.40.1180, 7225.40.3005, 7225.40.3050, 7226.20.0000, and 7226.91.5000. E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 62874 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Notices The products subject to the investigation may also enter under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7208.40.6060, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.19.1500, 7211.19.2000, 7211.19.4500, 7211.19.6000, 7211.19.7590, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7214.10.0000, 7214.30.0010, 7214.30.0080, 7214.91.0015, 7214.91.0060, 7214.91.0090, 7225.11.0000, 7225.19.0000, 7225.40.5110, 7225.40.5130, 7225.40.5160, 7225.40.7000, 7225.99.0010, 7225.99.0090, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9060, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.91.0500, 7226.91.1530, 7226.91.1560, 7226.91.2530, 7226.91.2560, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, and 7226.99.0180. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope Comments IV. Scope of the Investigation V. Alignment VI. Injury Test VII. Application of the CVD Law to Imports From the PRC VIII. Subsidies Valuation IX. Use of Fact Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences X. Analysis of Programs XI. ITC Notification XII. Disclosure and Public Comment XIII. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2016–21999 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–825] Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). Also, as explained in this notice, the Department is amending its final affirmative determination with respect to HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey to correct the rate assigned to MMZ Onur Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Sep 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 Boru Profil Uretim San Ve Tic. A.S. (MMZ) and the ‘‘All-Others’’ rate. DATES: Effective September 13, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith or Aqmar Rahman, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1766 or (202) 482–0768, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 21, 2016, the Department published its final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey.1 On July 21, 2016, and July 25, 2016, the Department received timely allegations from respondents Ozdemir Boru Profil San ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. (Ozdemir), MMZ, and the Government of Turkey, that the Department made ministerial errors in the final determination.2 The Department analyzed the allegations and determined that there was a ministerial error as alleged by MMZ, within the meaning of section 705(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.224(f).3 See ‘‘Amendment to the Final Determination’’ section below for further discussion. On September 6, 2016, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination pursuant to sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act that 1 See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 81 FR 47349 (July 21, 2016) (Final Determination). 2 See Letter from Ozdemir, entitled ‘‘Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey; Request for correction of ministerial error,’’ dated July 21, 2016; Letter from MMZ, entitled ‘‘Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Ministerial Error Comments,’’ dated July 25, 2016; and Letter from the Government of Turkey, entitled ‘‘Request of the Government of Turkey for Correction of Ministerial Errors on Final Determination in CVD Investigation on Imports of Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Turkey,’’ dated July 25, 2016. 3 See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation of Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Ministerial Error Allegations in the Final Determination,’’ dated August 19, 2016 (Ministerial Error Memorandum). The Ministerial Error 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 http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey.4 Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain heavy walled rectangular welded steel pipes and tubes of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a nominal wall thickness of not less than 4 mm. The merchandise includes, but is not limited to, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A–500, grade B specifications, or comparable domestic or foreign specifications. Included products are those in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: • 2.50 percent of manganese, or • 3.30 percent of silicon, or • 1.50 percent of copper, or • 1.50 percent of aluminum, or • 1.25 percent of chromium, or • 0.30 percent of cobalt, or • 0.40 percent of lead, or • 2.0 percent of nickel, or • 0.30 percent of tungsten, or • 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or • 0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or • 0.30 percent of vanadium, or • 0.30 percent of zirconium. The subject merchandise is currently provided for in item 7306.61.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS 7306.61.3000. While the HTSUS subheadings and ASTM specification are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Amendment to the Final Determination As discussed above, after analyzing the comments received, we determined, in accordance with section 705(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), that we made a ministerial error in certain calculations for the Final Determination with respect to MMZ, as alleged by MMZ.5 Accordingly, we issued amended final calculation memoranda with respect to the net subsidy rates for MMZ and ‘‘All-Others’’ in light of that 4 See ITC Notification Letter to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, referencing ITC Investigation Nos. 701–TA–539 and 731–TA–1280–1282 (September 6, 2016) (ITC Notification). 5 See Ministerial Error Memorandum. E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-048]


Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty 
Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final 
Antidumping Duty Determination

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily 
determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to 
producers/exporters of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length 
plate (CTL plate) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period 
of investigation is January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. 
Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary 
determination.

DATES: Effective September 13, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mullen, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-5260.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty (CVD) Determination With Final 
Antidumping Duty (AD) Determination

    On the same day the Department initiated this CVD investigation, 
the Department also initiated CVD investigations of CTL plate from 
Brazil and the Republic of Korea (Korea) and AD investigations of CTL 
plate from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, 
Korea, the PRC, South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey.\1\ The CVD 
investigation covers the same merchandise as the AD investigations of 
CTL plate from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, 
South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From 
Brazil, the People's Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea: 
Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 81 FR 27098 (May 
5, 2016) (Initiation Notice); see also Certain Carbon and Alloy 
Steel Cut-To-Length Plate From Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, the 
Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, 
the People's Republic of China, South Africa, Taiwan, and the 
Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigations, 81 FR 27089 (May 5, 2016).
    \2\ For a complete case history, see Memorandum from Gary 
Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Operations, to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Affirmative Determination: 
Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel 
Cut-to-Length Plate from the People's Republic of China,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice and hereby incorporated by reference, 
and adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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    On August 25, 2016, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), Petitioners \3\ requested 
alignment of the final CVD determination with the final AD 
determination of CTL plate from the PRC. Therefore, in accordance with 
section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), we are aligning 
the final CVD determination with the final AD determination of CTL 
plate from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and 
Taiwan.\4\ Consequently, we intend to issue the final CVD determination 
on the same date as the final AD determination,

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which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than January 18, 
2017, unless postponed.\5\
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    \3\ Petitioners in this investigation are ArcelorMittal USA LLC, 
Nucor Corporation, and SSAB Enterprises LLC.
    \4\ See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Petitioners, 
``Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from People's Republic 
of China and Korea--Petitioners' Request to Align the Countervailing 
Duty Final Determinations with the Companion Antidumping Duty Final 
Determination,'' (August 25, 2016).
    \5\ The AD determinations of CTL plate from Brazil, South 
Africa, and Turkey were not postponed. See Certain Carbon and Alloy 
Steel Cut-to-Length Plate Austria, Belgium, France, the Federal 
Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the 
People's Republic of China, and Taiwan: Postponement of Preliminary 
Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 81 FR 59185 
(August 29, 2016).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of this investigation covers CTL plate from the PRC. For 
a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix 
I.

Scope Comments

    In accordance with the Preamble to the Department's regulations,\6\ 
the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise 
issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).\7\ Certain interested 
parties commented on the scope of this 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 Department's Scope Memorandum issued concurrently 
with this notice.\8\ The Department is preliminarily modifying the 
scope language as it appeared in the Initiation Notice to clarify the 
exclusion for stainless steel plate.\9\ The Department is also 
correcting two tariff numbers that were misidentified in the Petitions 
and in the Initiation Notice.\10\
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    \6\ See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, 62 FR 27296, 
27323 (May 19, 1997) (Preamble).
    \7\ See Initiation Notice, 81 FR at 27099.
    \8\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
``Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Austria, 
Belgium, Brazil, the People's Republic of China, France, the Federal 
Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the 
Republic of South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey: Scope Comments 
Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations'' 
(Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum) dated concurrently with this 
preliminary determination.
    \9\ Specifically, the revised scope now states that stainless 
steel plate must not contain more than 1.2 percent of carbon by 
weight.
    \10\ Id.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this CVD investigation in accordance 
with section 701 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\11\ A list of topics discussed 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 http://access.trade.gov, and is available 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 accessed directly on the 
Internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \11\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Preliminary Determination and Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 703(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, we 
determined an estimated countervailable subsidy rate for each producer/
exporter of the subject merchandise individually investigated. We 
preliminarily determine these rates to be:

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                         Company                             (percent)
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Jiangyin Xingcheng Special Steel Works Co. Ltd..........          210.50
Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel.......................          210.50
Viewer Development Co., Ltd.............................          210.50
All Others..............................................          210.50
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    In accordance with section 703(d)(2) of the Act, we will direct 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to suspend liquidation of 
all entries of CTL from the PRC as described in the scope of the 
investigation section entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(d), the Department will 
instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the amounts indicated 
above.

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
International Trade Commission (ITC) of our determination. In addition, 
we are making available to the ITC all non-privileged and non-
proprietary information relating to this investigation. We will allow 
the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary information 
in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such 
information, either publicly or under an administrative protective 
order, without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance.
    In accordance with section 705(b)(3) of the Act, if our final 
determination is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination 
within 75 days after the Department makes its final determination.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the 
calculations performed in connection with this preliminary 
determination within five days of its public announcement.\12\ 
Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs, as well as 
request a hearing.\13\ For a schedule of the deadlines for filing case 
briefs, rebuttal briefs, and hearing requests, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
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    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)-(d) and 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: September 6, 2016.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are certain carbon 
and alloy steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in 
coils, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or 
other non-metallic substances (cut-to-length plate). Subject 
merchandise includes plate that is produced by being cut-to-length 
from coils or from other discrete length plate and plate that is 
rolled or forged into a discrete length. The products covered 
include (1) Universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled 
on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm 
but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, 
which are not in coils and without patterns in relief), and (2) hot-
rolled or forged flat steel products of a thickness of 4.75 mm or 
more and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice 
the thickness, and which are not in coils, whether or not with 
patterns in relief. The covered products described above may be 
rectangular, square, circular or other shapes and include products 
of either rectangular or non-rectangular cross-section where such 
non-rectangular cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling 
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products which have been ``worked after rolling'', (e.g., products 
which have been beveled or rounded at the edges).
    For purposes of the width and thickness requirements referenced 
above, the following rules apply:
    (1) Except where otherwise stated where the nominal and actual 
thickness or width measurements vary, a product from a given subject 
country is within the scope if application of either the nominal or 
actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the 
definitions set forth above unless the product is already covered by 
an order existing on that specific country (e.g., orders on hot-
rolled flat-rolled steel); and
    (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product 
(e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular cross-
section, the width of certain products with non-rectangular shape, 
etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies.
    Steel products included in the scope of this investigation are 
products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of 
the other contained elements; and (2) the carbon content is 2 
percent or less by weight.
    Subject merchandise includes cut-to-length plate that has been 
further processed in the subject country or a third country, 
including but not limited to pickling, oiling, levelling, annealing, 
tempering, temper rolling, skin passing, painting, varnishing, 
trimming, cutting, punching, beveling, and/or slitting, or any other 
processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the 
scope of the investigation if performed in the country of 
manufacture of the cut-to-length plate.
    All products that meet the written physical description, are 
within the scope of this investigation unless specifically excluded 
or covered by the scope of an existing order. The following products 
are outside of, and/or specifically excluded from, the scope of this 
investigation:
    (1) Products clad, plated, or coated with metal, whether or not 
painted, varnished or coated with plastic or other non-metallic 
substances;
    (2) military grade armor plate certified to one of the following 
specifications or to a specification that references and 
incorporates one of the following specifications:
     MIL-A-12560,
     MIL-DTL-12560H,
     MIL-DTL-12560J,
     MIL-DTL-12560K,
     MIL-DTL-32332,
     MIL-A-46100D,
     MIL-DTL-46100-E,
     MIL-46177C,
     MIL-S-16216K Grade HY80,
     MIL-S-16216K Grade HY100,
     MIL-S-24645A HSLA-80;
     MIL-S-24645A HSLA-100,
     T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Grade HY80,
     T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Grade HY100,
     T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Grade HSLA80,
     T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Grade HSLA100, and
     T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Mod. Grade HSLA115,

except that any cut-to-length plate certified to one of the above 
specifications, or to a military grade armor specification that 
references and incorporates one of the above specifications, will 
not be excluded from the scope if it is also dual- or multiple-
certified to any other non-armor specification that otherwise would 
fall within the scope of this order;
    (3) stainless steel plate, containing 10.5 percent or more of 
chromium by weight and not more than 1.2 percent of carbon by 
weight;
    (4) CTL plate meeting the requirements of ASTM A-829, Grade E 
4340 that are over 305 mm in actual thickness;
    (5) Alloy forged and rolled CTL plate greater than or equal to 
152.4 mm in actual thickness meeting each of the following 
requirements:
    (a) Electric furnace melted, ladle refined & vacuum degassed and 
having a chemical composition (expressed in weight percentages):
     Carbon 0.23-0.28,
     Silicon 0.05-0.20,
     Manganese 1.20-1.60,
     Nickel not greater than 1.0,
     Sulfur not greater than 0.007,
     Phosphorus not greater than 0.020,
     Chromium 1.0-2.5,
     Molybdenum 0.35-0.80,
     Boron 0.002-0.004,
     Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm,
     Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and
     Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm;
    (b) With a Brinell hardness measured in all parts of the product 
including mid thickness falling within one of the following ranges:
    (i) 270-300 HBW,
    (ii) 290-320 HBW, or
    (iii) 320-350 HBW;
    (c) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A 
(Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.5, B not exceeding 1.0, C not 
exceeding 0.5, D not exceeding 1.5; and
    (d) Conforming to ASTM A578-S9 ultrasonic testing requirements 
with acceptance criteria 2 mm flat bottom hole;
    (6) Alloy forged and rolled steel CTL plate over 407 mm in 
actual thickness and meeting the following requirements:
    (a) Made from Electric Arc Furnace melted, Ladle refined & 
vacuum degassed, alloy steel with the following chemical composition 
(expressed in weight percentages):
     Carbon 0.23-0.28,
     Silicon 0.05-0.15,
     Manganese 1.20-1.50,
     Nickel not greater than 0.4,
     Sulfur not greater than 0.010,
     Phosphorus not greater than 0.020,
     Chromium 1.20-1.50,
     Molybdenum 0.35-0.55,
     Boron 0.002-0.004,
     Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm,
     Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and
     Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm;
    (b) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A 
(Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.5, B not exceeding 1.5, C not 
exceeding 1.0, D not exceeding 1.5;
    (c) Having the following mechanical properties:
    (i) With a Brinell hardness not more than 237 HBW measured in 
all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield 
Strength of 75 ksi min and UTS 95 ksi or more, Elongation of 18% or 
more and Reduction of area 35% or more; having charpy V at -75 
degrees F in the longitudinal direction equal or greater than 15 ft. 
lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 20 ft. lbs (average of 
3 specimens) and conforming to the requirements of NACE MR01-75; or
    (ii) With a Brinell hardness not less than 240 HBW measured in 
all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield 
Strength of 90 ksi min and UTS 110 ksi or more, Elongation of 15% or 
more and Reduction of area 30% or more; having charpy V at -40 
degrees F in the longitudinal direction equal or greater than 21 ft. 
lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 31 ft. lbs (average of 
3 specimens);
    (d) Conforming to ASTM A578-S9 ultrasonic testing requirements 
with acceptance criteria 3.2 mm flat bottom hole; and
    (e) Conforming to magnetic particle inspection in accordance 
with AMS 2301;
    (7) Alloy forged and rolled steel CTL plate over 407 mm in 
actual thickness and meeting the following requirements:
    (a) Made from Electric Arc Furnace melted, ladle refined & 
vacuum degassed, alloy steel with the following chemical composition 
(expressed in weight percentages):
     Carbon 0.25-0.30,
     Silicon not greater than 0.25,
     Manganese not greater than 0.50,
     Nickel 3.0-3.5,
     Sulfur not greater than 0.010,
     Phosphorus not greater than 0.020,
     Chromium 1.0-1.5,
     Molybdenum 0.6-0.9,
     Vanadium 0.08 to 0.12
     Boron 0.002-0.004,
     Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm,
     Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and
     Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm.
    (b) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A 
(Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.0(t) and 0.5(h), B not exceeding 
1.5(t) and 1.0(h), C not exceeding 1.0(t) and 0.5(h), and D not 
exceeding 1.5(t) and 1.0(h);
    (c) Having the following mechanical properties: A Brinell 
hardness not less than 350 HBW measured in all parts of the product 
including mid thickness; and having a Yield Strength of 145ksi or 
more and UTS 160ksi or more, Elongation of 15% or more and Reduction 
of area 35% or more; having charpy V at -40 degrees F in the 
transverse direction equal or greater than 20 ft. lbs (single value) 
and equal or greater than 25 ft. lbs (average of 3 specimens);
    (d) Conforming to ASTM A578-S9 ultrasonic testing requirements 
with acceptance criteria 3.2 mm flat bottom hole; and
    (e) Conforming to magnetic particle inspection in accordance 
with AMS 2301.
    The products subject to the investigation are currently 
classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) under item numbers: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 
7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 
7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7225.40.1110, 
7225.40.1180, 7225.40.3005, 7225.40.3050, 7226.20.0000, and 
7226.91.5000.

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    The products subject to the investigation may also enter under 
the following HTSUS item numbers: 7208.40.6060, 7208.53.0000, 
7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.19.1500, 
7211.19.2000, 7211.19.4500, 7211.19.6000, 7211.19.7590, 
7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 
7214.10.0000, 7214.30.0010, 7214.30.0080, 7214.91.0015, 
7214.91.0060, 7214.91.0090, 7225.11.0000, 7225.19.0000, 
7225.40.5110, 7225.40.5130, 7225.40.5160, 7225.40.7000, 
7225.99.0010, 7225.99.0090, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9060, 
7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.91.0500, 7226.91.1530, 
7226.91.1560, 7226.91.2530, 7226.91.2560, 7226.91.7000, 
7226.91.8000, and 7226.99.0180.
    The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the 
investigation is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope Comments
IV. Scope of the Investigation
V. Alignment
VI. Injury Test
VII. Application of the CVD Law to Imports From the PRC
VIII. Subsidies Valuation
IX. Use of Fact Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
X. Analysis of Programs
XI. ITC Notification
XII. Disclosure and Public Comment
XIII. Conclusion

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