Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Expedited Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 68404-68405 [2016-23967]

Download as PDF 68404 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / Notices Number of Respondents: 70. Frequency of Responses: Reporting; On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 11,380. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–23932 Filed 10–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–65–2016] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 158— Vicksburg/Jackson, Mississippi; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; MTD Consumer Group, Inc. (Lawn and Garden Equipment); Verona, Mississippi MTD Consumer Group, Inc. (MTD), submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Verona, Mississippi, within FTZ 158. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on September 13, 2016. The MTD facility is located within Site 17 of FTZ 158. The facility is used for the production of lawn and garden equipment. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt MTD from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, MTD would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to water pumps; blowers; power washers; tillers; de-thatchers; aerators; snow throwers; walk behind mowers; mower attachments; edgers; wheeled string trimmers; chippers; shredders; chipper/ shredder/vacuums (CSVs); log splitters; and, 2-wheel tractors (duty rates range between free and 2.4%) for the foreignstatus inputs noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: polyvinyl chloride tubes; plastic flexible hoses/ adhesive labels/bagger cover panels; rubber v-belts/tire inner tubes/0-rings/ oil seals/water seals/plugs; cardboard VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Oct 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 retail cartons; textile grass catcher bags; steel hydraulic fittings/control cables/ screw rings/hexagonal head bolts/nuts/ washers/pins/springs/mower blades; metal frame brackets; gasoline-powered engines; engine shrouds; hydraulic cylinders; reciprocating positive displacement pumps; hydraulic fluid power pumps; pump parts (ports, bodies and cores); wheels for leaf blowers; hydraulic fluid inlet filters; air cleaners; pressure washer spray gun/nozzle fittings/nozzle extension tubes; snow thrower wheels; block joint assemblies for snow throwers; tiller parts (tine/ handle assemblies, handle covers, tines, bails, drive handles, handle height adjuster plates); lawn mower wheels; water nozzle adapters for lawn mower decks; blower chutes for lawn mowers; wheeled string trimmer bodies; string trimmer handles; log splitter wheels; hitch coupling assemblies for log splitters; steel screens for wood chippers; wedges for wood chippers; edger wheels; manual directional valves for hydraulic fluid on log splitters; valve parts for log splitters; radial ball bearings; transmission shafts/cranks/ assemblies; worm gears; gearbox housings; metal magnets; motor starters; axles for 2-wheel tractors; and, wheel barrow/cart wheels with tires (duty rates range from free to 9%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is November 14, 2016. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: September 27, 2016. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–23965 Filed 10–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–879] Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Expedited Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating an expedited review of the countervailing duty order on certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) with respect to POSCO and Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai). DATES: Effective October 4, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myrna Lobo, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–2371. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 25, 2016, the Department published the countervailing duty order on CORE from Korea.1 On August 24, 2016, the Department received requests from POSCO and Hyundai to conduct an expedited review of this countervailing duty order.2 POSCO and Hyundai were not selected for individual examination during the investigation and made these requests pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(k). Initiation of Expedited Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(k)(1)(i)–(iii), POSCO and Hyundai each certified that it exported the subject merchandise to the United States during the period of investigation; that it was not affiliated with an exporter or producer that the Department individually examined in the investigation; and that it informed the Government of Korea, as the government of the exporting country, that the government will be required to 1 See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India, Italy, Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 48387 (July 25, 2016). 2 See letter from POSCO, ‘‘Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from South Korea, Case No. C–580– 879: Request for Expedited Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(k),’’ (August 24, 2016). See also letter from Hyundai, ‘‘Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from South Korea, Case No. C–580–879: Request for Expedited Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(k),’’ (August 24, 2016). E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / Notices SUMMARY: plan. On October 2, 2013, we published a Notice of Intent to prepare a Recovery Plan and Request for Information for this DPS. We received seven public comments in response to that notice, which remain relevant and will be considered in the recovery planning process. Because significant time has elapsed since this last request, we are requesting any additional information that has become available in the interim. DATES: • Workshop dates and information: The four-day recovery planning workshop for the MHI insular false killer whale DPS will be held Tuesday, October 25 through Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Ohana Waikiki East Hotel, 150 Kaiulani Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815. The workshop will begin each day at 9 a.m. and end each day at 5:30 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day. RSVP date: If you plan to attend the workshop as an interested member of the public, please contact Krista Graham, NMFS, Pacific Islands Regional Office, krista.graham@noaa.gov, 808– 725–5152 no later than October 21, 2016. • Date for information submission: Please submit information to inform recovery planning via the methods listed below in the ADDRESSES section by December 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit information by either of the following methods: • Mail: Krista Graham, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office, Protected Resources Division, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818. • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic information that may inform the development of recovery criteria and actions via email to NMFS.PIR.FKWRecoveryPlan@noaa.gov (No files larger than 5MB can be accepted). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krista Graham, NMFS, Pacific Islands Regional Office, 808–725–5152. You may also visit our Web site at: http:// www.fpir.noaa.gov/PRD/prd_mhi_ false_killer_whale.html#fwk_esa_listing. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 3 Under 19 CFR 351.214(k)(i)(2), this period may be extended to 300 days. Background On November 28, 2012, we published a final rule listing the MHI insular false killer whale DPS as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) (77 FR 70915). The final listing rule describes the background of the listing action for this DPS and provides a summary of our conclusions regarding its status. For additional background and a summary of natural history and provide a full response to the Department’s questionnaire. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(k), we are initiating an expedited review of the countervailing duty order on CORE from Korea. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(i)(1) and (k)(3), we intend to issue the preliminary results of this expedited review not later than 180 days from the date of initiation of this review.3 As specified by 19 CFR 351.214(k)(3)(i), the period of review will be the same as the original period of investigation, i.e., January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(k)(3)(iii), the final results of this expedited review will not be the basis for the assessment of countervailing duties. Instead, this expedited review is intended to establish individual cash deposit rates for POSCO and Hyundai, or to exclude from the countervailing duty order a company for which the final results of review are zero or de minimis, as provided in 19 CFR 351.214(k)(3)(iv) . Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. Dated: September 28, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–23967 Filed 10–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC901 Endangered and Threatened Species; Announcement of a Recovery Planning Workshop and Request for Information National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for information. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: We, NMFS, are convening a workshop to solicit facts and information from experts to inform recovery planning for the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) insular false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) Distinct Population Segment (DPS). This workshop will be open to the public. We also request information that might inform the development of the recovery VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Oct 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68405 threats to the species, the reader is referred to the status review report and final listing rule (available at http:// www.fpir.noaa.gov/PRD/ prd_mhi_false_killer_whale.html). NMFS is required by section 4(f) of the ESA to develop and implement recovery plans for the conservation and survival of federally listed species unless the Secretary finds that such a plan will not promote the conservation of the species. Recovery means that listed species and their ecosystems are restored, and their future secured, so that the protections of the ESA are no longer necessary. The ESA specifies that recovery plans are to include (1) a description of site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goals for the conservation and survival of the species; (2) objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in the species being removed from the list; and (3) estimates of the time and costs required to carry out the actions and achieve the plan’s conservation goals. Under Section 4(f) of the ESA, public notice and an opportunity for public review and comment are also provided during recovery plan development. We published a Notice of Intent and Request for Information to Prepare a Recovery Plan for this DPS in October of 2013 (78 FR 60850). We received seven substantive public comments in response to that notice, which remain relevant and will be considered in the recovery planning process. Because significant time has elapsed since the last request, we are requesting any relevant information that may have become available. This notice and request for information serves as a second public notice and opportunity for public input early in the process. Once a recovery plan has been drafted, it will be announced in the Federal Register and available on our Web site (see ADDRESSES section) for public review and comment before being finalized. Recovery Planning Workshop Announcement From October 25 through 28, 2016, NMFS will hold a workshop at the Ohana Waikiki East Hotel in Honolulu, HI to help inform our recovery planning for the MHI insular false killer whale DPS (see DATES section). We are inviting experts in specific topic areas, including the species’ biology/ecology, threats to the species and the species’ habitat, and the recovery planning process itself. These experts will help us to update the threats analysis from the listing rule, and identify potential actions to address the threats. Identified experts include representatives of Federal and state E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-879]


Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the Republic of 
Korea: Initiation of Expedited Review of the Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating an 
expedited review of the countervailing duty order on certain corrosion-
resistant steel products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) with 
respect to POSCO and Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai).

DATES: Effective October 4, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myrna Lobo, AD/CVD Operations, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-2371.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 25, 2016, the Department published the countervailing duty 
order on CORE from Korea.\1\ On August 24, 2016, the Department 
received requests from POSCO and Hyundai to conduct an expedited review 
of this countervailing duty order.\2\ POSCO and Hyundai were not 
selected for individual examination during the investigation and made 
these requests pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(k).
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    \1\ See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India, 
Italy, Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China: 
Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 48387 (July 25, 2016).
    \2\ See letter from POSCO, ``Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products 
from South Korea, Case No. C-580-879: Request for Expedited Review 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(k),'' (August 24, 2016). See also letter 
from Hyundai, ``Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from South Korea, 
Case No. C-580-879: Request for Expedited Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.214(k),'' (August 24, 2016).
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Initiation of Expedited Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(k)(1)(i)-(iii), POSCO and Hyundai 
each certified that it exported the subject merchandise to the United 
States during the period of investigation; that it was not affiliated 
with an exporter or producer that the Department individually examined 
in the investigation; and that it informed the Government of Korea, as 
the government of the exporting country, that the government will be 
required to

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provide a full response to the Department's questionnaire.
    Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(k), we are initiating 
an expedited review of the countervailing duty order on CORE from 
Korea. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(i)(1) and (k)(3), we intend to issue 
the preliminary results of this expedited review not later than 180 
days from the date of initiation of this review.\3\ As specified by 19 
CFR 351.214(k)(3)(i), the period of review will be the same as the 
original period of investigation, i.e., January 1, 2014, through 
December 31, 2014.
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    \3\ Under 19 CFR 351.214(k)(i)(2), this period may be extended 
to 300 days.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(k)(3)(iii), the final results of this 
expedited review will not be the basis for the assessment of 
countervailing duties. Instead, this expedited review is intended to 
establish individual cash deposit rates for POSCO and Hyundai, or to 
exclude from the countervailing duty order a company for which the 
final results of review are zero or de minimis, as provided in 19 CFR 
351.214(k)(3)(iv) .
    Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under 
administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 
351.306.

    Dated: September 28, 2016.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2016-23967 Filed 10-3-16; 8:45 am]
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