Solid Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate From the Russian Federation; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015, 64134-64135 [2016-22387]

Download as PDF 64134 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 181 / Monday, September 19, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–811] Solid Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate From the Russian Federation; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014– 2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 13, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on solid fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate (ammonium nitrate) from the Russian Federation. We invited interested parties to comment; we received no comments or requests for a hearing. Therefore, for the final results, we continue to find that sales of subject merchandise by JSC Acron and its affiliate JSC Dorogobuzh (collectively, Acron) have not been made at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR). Further, we continue to find that MCC EuroChem and its affiliates OJSC NAK Azot and OJSC Nevinnomyssky Azot (collectively, EuroChem) made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. DATES: Effective September 19, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood or David Crespo, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3874, or (202) 482–3693, respectively. AGENCY: On May 13, 2016, the Department published the Preliminary Results.1 The POR is April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments or requests for a hearing. The Department conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 See Solid Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate From the Russian Federation; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014– 2015, 81 FR 29839 (May 13, 2016) (Preliminary Results). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:47 Sep 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this order is solid, fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate products. The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings 3102.30.00.00 and 3102.290000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise within the scope is dispositive.2 Final Results of Review and Final Determination of No Shipments As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the Preliminary Results on the record of this segment of the proceeding. As there are no changes from, or comments upon, the Preliminary Results, the Department finds that there is no reason to modify its analysis. Thus, we continue to find that sales of subject merchandise by Acron were not made at less than NV during the POR. Further, we continue to find that EuroChem made no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Accordingly, no decision memorandum accompanies this Federal Register notice. For further details of the issues addressed in this proceeding, see the Preliminary Results and the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The final weightedaverage dumping margin for the period April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015 for Acron is as follows: Producer/exporter JSC Acron/JSC Dorogobuzh ...... 2 For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2014–2015 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Solid Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate from the Russian Federation,’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated May 5, 2016, which can be accessed directly at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cash Deposit Requirements The Department notified CBP to discontinue the collection of cash deposits on entries of the subject merchandise, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after August 20, 2016.5 Therefore, no cash deposit requirements will be imposed in response to these final results. Reimbursement of Duties This notice also serves as a final 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 Weighted- review period. Failure to comply with average this requirement could result in the dumping Secretary’s presumption that margin reimbursement of antidumping duties (percent) occurred and the subsequent assessment 0.00 of double antidumping duties. Assessment Rates The Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries in this review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b). The Department intends to issue assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of these final results of review. Because we have PO 00000 calculated a zero margin for Acron, the only respondent with entries of subject merchandise during the POR, in the final results of this review, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003.3 This clarification applies to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced and exported by Acron or EuroChem for which Acron or EuroChem did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate effective during the POR if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.4 Administrative Protective Order 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 APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial 3 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) (Assessment Policy Notice). 4 See Assessment Policy Notice for a full discussion of this clarification. 5 See Ammonium Nitrate From the Russian Federation: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order, 81 FR 61185 (August 12, 2016). E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 181 / Monday, September 19, 2016 / Notices protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation, which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 12, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Smart Grid Solutions Toolkit International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and request for public comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Commerce announces the development of a toolkit to promote the deployment of U.S. smart grid technologies and services to be launched in FY2017. Through this Notice, the Department of Commerce seeks broad input from all interested stakeholders regarding the most frequently requested ‘‘use cases’’ by electric utilities for inclusion in a web-based U.S. Smart Grid Solutions Toolkit. The U.S. Smart Grid Solutions Toolkit (‘‘Toolkit’’) is intended to be used by foreign energy officials and foreign end-users of smart grid technologies. The Toolkit will outline U.S. approaches to a series of electric utility use cases and highlight participating U.S. vendors of relevant U.S. smart grid technologies and services. The Toolkit will support the President’s National Export Initiative by fostering export opportunities for the U.S. energy industry. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on October 1, 2016. SUMMARY: Written comments by be submitted by email to Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov. Comments submitted by email should be machine-readable and should not be copy protected. Written comments should include contact information for the submitter including name, email, and phone number. Written comments also may be submitted by mail to Victoria Gunderson, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, Room 4053, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:47 Sep 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Victoria Gunderson, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, Room 4053, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; phone 202–482–7890; fax 202–482–5665; email Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov. [A–570–042] The development of the U.S. Smart Grid Solutions Toolkit requires the identification of three elements: (1) The most frequently requested use cases by global electric utilities; (2) a framework logic to outline the structure of the U.S. smart grid industry; and (3) U.S. vendors capable of supplying relevant goods and services to foreign buyers. At this stage of development of the Toolkit, and through this Notice, the Department of Commerce invites comment to identify the most commonly requested ‘‘use cases,’’ requested by electric utilities. Smart grid use cases should be limited to those applications that can be addressed by transmission, distribution, and energy storage related technologies and services. Examples of use cases include, but are not limited to, the following: Arbitrage, distribution upgrades due to wind/solar, curtailment minimization, frequency regulation, improved customer engagement, nontechnical loss reduction, outage detection, and peak demand reduction. Because input received will be publicly available upon request, businesses or individuals responding to this notice should not include any business confidential. Final selection of included use cases into the Toolkit will not be attributed. A subsequent Federal Register notice will be issued at a later date for U.S. vendors capable of supplying relevant goods and services to foreign buyers to express interest and provide relevant information to be listed in the Toolkit. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2016–22387 Filed 9–16–16; 8:45 am] ADDRESSES: Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. 64135 Man Cho, Deputy Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2016–22487 Filed 9–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) preliminarily determines that imports of stainless steel sheet and strip (stainless sheet and strip) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation is July 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. The estimated dumping margins are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. We invite interested parties to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective September 19, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page at (202) 482–1398 or Lingjun Wang at (202) 482–2316, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on March 10, 2016.1 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice.2 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix I. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized 1 See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less Than Fair Value Investigation, 81 FR 12711 (March 10, 2016) (Initiation Notice). 2 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, entitled ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from the People’s Republic of China’’ (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-821-811]


Solid Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate From the Russian 
Federation; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015

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

SUMMARY: On May 13, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on solid fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate 
(ammonium nitrate) from the Russian Federation. We invited interested 
parties to comment; we received no comments or requests for a hearing. 
Therefore, for the final results, we continue to find that sales of 
subject merchandise by JSC Acron and its affiliate JSC Dorogobuzh 
(collectively, Acron) have not been made at prices below normal value 
(NV) during the period of review (POR). Further, we continue to find 
that MCC EuroChem and its affiliates OJSC NAK Azot and OJSC 
Nevinnomyssky Azot (collectively, EuroChem) made no shipments of 
subject merchandise during the POR.

DATES: Effective September 19, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood or David Crespo, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3874, or (202) 482-3693, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 13, 2016, the Department published 
the Preliminary Results.\1\ The POR is April 1, 2014, through March 31, 
2015. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary 
Results. We received no comments or requests for a hearing. The 
Department conducted this administrative review in accordance with 
section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Solid Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate From the Russian 
Federation; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015, 81 FR 
29839 (May 13, 2016) (Preliminary Results).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to this order is solid, fertilizer grade 
ammonium nitrate products. The merchandise subject to this order is 
classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) at subheadings 3102.30.00.00 and 3102.290000. Although the 
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written description of the merchandise within the scope is 
dispositive.\2\
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    \2\ For a complete description of the scope of the order, see 
the memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 
Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, 
entitled, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 
2014-2015 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Solid Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate from the Russian 
Federation,'' (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated May 5, 2016, 
which can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/.
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Final Results of Review and Final Determination of No Shipments

    As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the 
Preliminary Results on the record of this segment of the proceeding. As 
there are no changes from, or comments upon, the Preliminary Results, 
the Department finds that there is no reason to modify its analysis. 
Thus, we continue to find that sales of subject merchandise by Acron 
were not made at less than NV during the POR. Further, we continue to 
find that EuroChem made no shipments of subject merchandise during the 
POR. Accordingly, no decision memorandum accompanies this Federal 
Register notice. For further details of the issues addressed in this 
proceeding, see the Preliminary Results and the accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The final weighted-average dumping 
margin for the period April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015 for Acron 
is as follows:

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                                                                average
                      Producer/exporter                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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JSC Acron/JSC Dorogobuzh....................................        0.00
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Assessment Rates

    The Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries in this review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b). The 
Department intends to issue assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 
days after publication of these final results of review. Because we 
have calculated a zero margin for Acron, the only respondent with 
entries of subject merchandise during the POR, in the final results of 
this review, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries 
without regard to antidumping duties.
    The Department clarified its ``automatic assessment'' regulation on 
May 6, 2003.\3\ This clarification applies to entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR produced and exported by Acron or EuroChem 
for which Acron or EuroChem did not know that the merchandise was 
destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP 
to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate effective during 
the POR if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved 
in the transaction.\4\
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    \3\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) 
(Assessment Policy Notice).
    \4\ See Assessment Policy Notice for a full discussion of this 
clarification.
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The Department notified CBP to discontinue the collection of cash 
deposits on entries of the subject merchandise, entered or withdrawn 
from warehouse, on or after August 20, 2016.\5\ Therefore, no cash 
deposit requirements will be imposed in response to these final 
results.
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    \5\ See Ammonium Nitrate From the Russian Federation: Final 
Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order, 
81 FR 61185 (August 12, 2016).
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Reimbursement of Duties

    This notice also serves as a final 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.

Administrative Protective Order

    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 APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which 
continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of 
the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction 
of APO materials or conversion to judicial

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protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the 
regulations and terms of an APO is a violation, which is subject to 
sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: September 12, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-22387 Filed 9-16-16; 8:45 am]
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