Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review; Calendar Year 2014, 64138-64139 [2016-22403]

Download as PDF 64138 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 181 / Monday, September 19, 2016 / Notices 7220.20.7060, 7220.20.7080, 7220.90.0010, 7220.90.0015, 7220.90.0060, and 7220.90.0080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. Background On February 10, 2000, the Department published in the Federal Register the CTL Plate Order.1 On March 14, 2016, the Department published its preliminary results of AR and NSR of the CVD order on CTL Plate from the Republic of Korea for the POR.2 For a discussion of the events following the Preliminary Results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. [FR Doc. 2016–22397 Filed 9–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–837] Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review; Calendar Year 2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) completed the administrative review (AR) and new shipper review (NSR) of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cutto-length carbon-quality steel plate (CTL Plate) from the Republic of Korea for the January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014, period of review (POR). Based on our analysis of the comments received, the Department determined that Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (DSM), the firm examined in the AR, and Hyundai Steel Company Ltd. (Hyundai Steel), the firm examined in the NSR, each received a de minimis net subsidy rate during the POR. The final net subsidy rates are listed below in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section. DATES: Effective September 19, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff at 202–482–1009 (for Hyundai Steel), or Jolanta Lawska at 202–482– 8362 (for DSM), AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain hot-rolled carbon-quality steel: (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 nominal or actual thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are cut-tolength (not in coils) and without patterns in relief), of iron or non-alloyquality steel; and (2) flat-rolled products, hot-rolled, of a nominal or actual 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 cut-to-length (not in coils). The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7225.40.3050, 7225.40.7000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.91.5000, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, 7226.99.0000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by the order is dispositive.3 Methodology The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For the subsidy program found countervailable during the POR, we determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that confers a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific. See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. For a complete description of the methodology, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in interested parties’ case briefs, submitted in this proceeding, are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised by interested parties and to which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, is attached to this notice as Appendix I. The Issues and 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 https://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated an individual subsidy rate for DSM, the firm subject to the AR and Hyundai Steel, the firm subject to the NSR. For the period January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014, we determine the total net countervailable subsidy rates for DSM and Hyundai are as follows: Company 2014 Ad Valorem rate mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd ....................................................................................................................... 1 See Notice of Amended Final Determination: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From India and the Republic of Korea; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Cut-toLength Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, and the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6587 (February 10, 2000) (CTL Plate Order). 2 See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:47 Sep 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review; Calendar Year 2014, 81 FR 13330 (March 14, 2016) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 3 For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.01 percent ad valorem (de minimis). Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Final Results of 2014 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review: Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea,’’ (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently and hereby adopted by this notice. E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 181 / Monday, September 19, 2016 / Notices Company 2014 Ad Valorem rate Hyundai Steel Company Ltd ...................................................................................................................... Disclosure We intend to disclose to parties in this proceeding the calculations performed for these final results within five days of the date of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Assessment Rates In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), the Department intends to issue assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after the date of publication of these final results to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise produced by DSM and Hyundai Steel entered, or withdrawn form warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014, without regard to CVDs because a de minimis subsidy rate was calculated for each company. Cash Deposit Instructions The Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of zero percent on shipments of the subject merchandise produced and/or exported by DSM and Hyundai Steel entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent companyspecific or all-others rate applicable to the company. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these final results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:47 Sep 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 Dated: September 12, 2016. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I. Summary II. Period of Review III. Scope of the Order IV. Attribution of Subsidies V. Bona Fides Analysis VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Whether the Department Should Initiate an Investigation into the GOK’s Provision of Electricity for less than adequate remuneration (LTAR) Comment 2: Whether the Department Improperly Countervailed Acquisition Tax Exemptions Received By Hyundai Steel under the Restrictions of Special Taxation Act (RSTA) Article 120 in Connection with its Acquisition of HYSCO’s Cold-Rolled Assets Comment 3: Whether the Department Improperly Countervailed Property Tax Exemptions Received by the Pohang Plant under the Restriction of Special Location Taxation Act (RSLTA) Comment 4: Whether the Department Should Initiate an Investigation into the GOK’s Provision of Electricity for More than Adequate Remuneration (MTAR) VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2016–22403 Filed 9–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Multistakeholder Process on Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: Return or Destruction of Proprietary Information The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene meetings of a multistakeholder process concerning Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching. This Notice announces the first meeting, which is scheduled for October 19, 2016. DATES: The meeting will be held on October 19, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Trinity Ballroom at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78759. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 64139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.23 percent ad valorem (de minimis). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allan Friedman, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4281; email: afriedman@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs: (202) 482–7002; email: press@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: In March of 2015 the National Telecommunications and Information Administration issued a Request for Comment to ‘‘identify substantive cybersecurity issues that affect the digital ecosystem and digital economic growth where broad consensus, coordinated action, and the development of best practices could substantially improve security for organizations and consumers.’’ 1 We received comments from a range of stakeholders, including trade associations, large companies, cybersecurity startups, civil society organizations and independent computer security experts.2 The comments recommended a diverse set of issues that might be addressed through the multistakeholder process, including cybersecurity policy and practice in the emerging area of Internet of Things (IoT). In a separate but related matter in April 2016, NTIA, the Department’s Internet Policy Task Force, and its Digital Economy Leadership Team sought comments on the benefits, challenges, and potential roles for the government in fostering the advancement of the Internet of Things.’’ 3 Over 130 stakeholders responded with comments addressing many substantive issues and 1 U.S. Department of Commerce, Internet Policy Task Force, Request for Public Comment, Stakeholder Engagement on Cybersecurity in the Digital Ecosystem, 80 FR 14360, Docket No. 150312253–5253–01 (Mar. 19, 2015), available at: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/ cybersecurity_rfc_03192015.pdf. 2 NTIA has posted the public comments received at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/federal-register-notice/ 2015/comments-stakeholder-engagementcybersecurity-digital-ecosystem. 3 U.S. Department of Commerce, Internet Policy Task Force, Request for Public Comment, Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things, 81 FR 19956, Docket No. 160331306–6306– 01 (April 5, 2016), available at: https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/federal-register-notice/2016/rfcpotential-roles-government-fostering-advancementinternet-of-things. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-837]


Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the 
Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review and New Shipper Review; Calendar Year 2014

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) completed the 
administrative review (AR) and new shipper review (NSR) of the 
countervailing duty (CVD) order on cut-to-length carbon-quality steel 
plate (CTL Plate) from the Republic of Korea for the January 1, 2014, 
through December 31, 2014, period of review (POR). Based on our 
analysis of the comments received, the Department determined that 
Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (DSM), the firm examined in the AR, and 
Hyundai Steel Company Ltd. (Hyundai Steel), the firm examined in the 
NSR, each received a de minimis net subsidy rate during the POR. The 
final net subsidy rates are listed below in the ``Final Results of 
Review'' section.

DATES: Effective September 19, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff at 202-482-1009 (for 
Hyundai Steel), or Jolanta Lawska at 202-482-8362 (for DSM), AD/CVD 
Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 10, 2000, the Department published in the Federal 
Register the CTL Plate Order.\1\ On March 14, 2016, the Department 
published its preliminary results of AR and NSR of the CVD order on CTL 
Plate from the Republic of Korea for the POR.\2\ For a discussion of 
the events following the Preliminary Results, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
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    \1\ See Notice of Amended Final Determination: Certain Cut-to-
Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From India and the Republic of 
Korea; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Cut-to-
Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from France, India, Indonesia, 
Italy, and the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6587 (February 10, 2000) 
(CTL Plate Order).
    \2\ See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from 
the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review and New Shipper Review; Calendar Year 2014, 81 
FR 13330 (March 14, 2016) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are certain hot-rolled carbon-
quality steel: (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 nominal or actual thickness of 
not less than 4 mm, which are cut-to-length (not in coils) and without 
patterns in relief), of iron or non-alloy-quality steel; and (2) flat-
rolled products, hot-rolled, of a nominal or actual 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 cut-to-length (not in coils).
    The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
subheadings: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 
7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 
7210.90.9000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7211.90.0000, 
7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7225.40.3050, 7225.40.7000, 
7225.50.6000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.91.5000, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, 
7226.99.0000.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by 
the order is dispositive.\3\
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    \3\ For a complete description of the scope of the order, see 
Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. 
Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, ``Decision Memorandum for Final Results of 2014 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review: 
Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of 
Korea,'' (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently and 
hereby adopted by this notice.
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Methodology

    The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For the 
subsidy program found countervailable during the POR, we determine that 
there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution 
that confers a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is 
specific. See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial 
contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and 
section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. For a complete 
description of the methodology, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in interested parties' case briefs, submitted in 
this proceeding, are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A 
list of the issues raised by interested parties and to which we 
responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, is attached to this 
notice as Appendix I. The Issues and 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 https://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central 
Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a 
complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed 
directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and 
Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated an 
individual subsidy rate for DSM, the firm subject to the AR and Hyundai 
Steel, the firm subject to the NSR. For the period January 1, 2014, 
through December 31, 2014, we determine the total net countervailable 
subsidy rates for DSM and Hyundai are as follows:

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                  Company                        2014 Ad Valorem rate
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Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd................  0.01 percent ad valorem (de
                                              minimis).

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Hyundai Steel Company Ltd..................  0.23 percent ad valorem (de
                                              minimis).
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Disclosure

    We intend to disclose to parties in this proceeding the 
calculations performed for these final results within five days of the 
date of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Assessment Rates

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), the Department intends to 
issue assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) 15 days after the date of publication of these final results to 
liquidate shipments of subject merchandise produced by DSM and Hyundai 
Steel entered, or withdrawn form warehouse, for consumption on or after 
January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014, without regard to CVDs 
because a de minimis subsidy rate was calculated for each company.

Cash Deposit Instructions

    The Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash 
deposits of zero percent on shipments of the subject merchandise 
produced and/or exported by DSM and Hyundai Steel entered or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of 
the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate 
applicable to the company. These cash deposit requirements, when 
imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

Return or Destruction of Proprietary Information

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion 
to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply 
with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.
    We are issuing and publishing these final results in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: September 12, 2016.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

I. Summary
II. Period of Review
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Attribution of Subsidies
V. Bona Fides Analysis
VI. Analysis of Programs
VII. Analysis of Comments
    Comment 1: Whether the Department Should Initiate an 
Investigation into the GOK's Provision of Electricity for less than 
adequate remuneration (LTAR)
    Comment 2: Whether the Department Improperly Countervailed 
Acquisition Tax Exemptions Received By Hyundai Steel under the 
Restrictions of Special Taxation Act (RSTA) Article 120 in 
Connection with its Acquisition of HYSCO's Cold-Rolled Assets
    Comment 3: Whether the Department Improperly Countervailed 
Property Tax Exemptions Received by the Pohang Plant under the 
Restriction of Special Location Taxation Act (RSLTA)
    Comment 4: Whether the Department Should Initiate an 
Investigation into the GOK's Provision of Electricity for More than 
Adequate Remuneration (MTAR)
VIII. Recommendation

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