Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014, 62870-62871 [2016-22001]

Download as PDF 62870 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 177 / Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / Notices this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for the reviewed companies will be the rates shown above, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent (de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1)), the cash deposit will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, as well as those companies listed in the ‘‘Determination of No Shipments’’ section, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the companyspecific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a previous review, or the original less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 10.17 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.10 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Dated: September 6, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum Summary Background Scope of the Order Margin Calculations Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether the Department Should Revise Its Differential Pricing Analysis Comment 2: Whether To Use Entry Date To Define Time Periods for the Differential Pricing Analysis Comment 3: Ministerial Errors for the Liberty Group Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–22008 Filed 9–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers of their responsibility, under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2), to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping 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 antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Administrative Protective Order In accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), this notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the APO, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 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 terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 10 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India, 70 FR 5147, 5148 (February 1, 2005). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Sep 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 [C–570–955] Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain chemically-bonded magnesia carbon bricks from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. We preliminarily find no evidence of any reviewable entries, shipments, or sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR by any of the companies subject to this review, and are therefore issuing a preliminary no shipments determination. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective September 13, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene Calvert, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scope of the Order The scope of the order includes certain chemically-bonded magnesia carbon bricks. Certain chemicallybonded magnesia carbon bricks that are the subject of this order are currently classifiable under the following subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS): 6902.10.1000, 6902.10.5000, 66815.91.0000, 6815.99.2000, and 6815.99.4000. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.1 The written description is dispositive. Methodology The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Preliminary Decision Memorandum contains a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, and is a public document on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov and 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/ index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum is identical in content. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Based on information submitted after the initiation of this administrative review, and due to the fact that we have not received any information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) indicating that the companies subject to this review had reviewable entries to the United States during the POR,2 the Department has preliminarily determined that the record evidence indicates that no company subject to this review had reviewable entries during the POR. As is our practice, the Department finds that it is not 1 For a full description of the scope of the order, see the Department Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People’s Republic of China; 2014,’’ (dated concurrently with this notice) (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 2 See the Preliminary Decision Memorandum for a list of companies subject to this review. E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 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). 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 177 (Tuesday, September 13, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-955]


Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review; 2014

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain 
chemically-bonded magnesia carbon bricks from the People's Republic of 
China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2014, through 
December 31, 2014. We preliminarily find no evidence of any reviewable 
entries, shipments, or sales of subject merchandise to the United 
States during the POR by any of the companies subject to this review, 
and are therefore issuing a preliminary no shipments determination.

DATES: Effective September 13, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene Calvert, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3586.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Order

    The scope of the order includes certain chemically-bonded magnesia 
carbon bricks. Certain chemically-bonded magnesia carbon bricks that 
are the subject of this order are currently classifiable under the 
following subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTSUS): 6902.10.1000, 6902.10.5000, 66815.91.0000, 
6815.99.2000, and 6815.99.4000. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes. A full description of the scope of 
the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is 
hereby adopted by this notice.\1\ The written description is 
dispositive.
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    \1\ For a full description of the scope of the order, see the 
Department Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Certain 
Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People's Republic of China; 2014,'' 
(dated concurrently with this notice) (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum).
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum contains a full description of the 
methodology underlying our conclusions, and is a public document on 
file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and 
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/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is identical in content.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Based on information submitted after the initiation of this 
administrative review, and due to the fact that we have not received 
any information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
indicating that the companies subject to this review had reviewable 
entries to the United States during the POR,\2\ the Department has 
preliminarily determined that the record evidence indicates that no 
company subject to this review had reviewable entries during the POR. 
As is our practice, the Department finds that it is not

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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\
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    \2\ See the Preliminary Decision Memorandum for a list of 
companies subject to this review.
    \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.
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Assessment Rates

    We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the 
publication of the final results of this review.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    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.
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    \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.
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    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.
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    The Department intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of its 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.

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.

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]
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