1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) From the People's Republic of China; Amended Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less-Than-Fair Value, 86699-86701 [2016-28823]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 231 / Thursday, December 1, 2016 / Notices Letters of Appearance and Administrative Protective Orders Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(d), the Department will maintain and make available a public service list for these proceedings. Parties wishing to participate in any of these five-year reviews must file letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). To facilitate the timely preparation of the public service list, it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding submit an entry of appearance within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation. Because deadlines in Sunset Reviews can be very short, we urge interested parties who want access to proprietary information under administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) to file an APO application immediately following publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation. The Department’s regulations on submission of proprietary information and eligibility to receive access to business proprietary information under APO can be found at 19 CFR 351.304–351.306. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Information Required From Interested Parties Domestic interested parties, as defined in section 771(9)(C), (D), (E), (F), and (G) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.102(b), wishing to participate in a Sunset Review must respond not later than 15 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation by filing a notice of intent to participate. The required contents of the notice of intent to participate are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(ii). In accordance with the Department’s regulations, if we do not receive a notice of intent to participate from at least one domestic interested party by the 15-day deadline, the Department will automatically revoke the order without further review.6 If we receive an order-specific notice of intent to participate from a domestic interested party, the Department’s regulations provide that all parties wishing to participate in a Sunset Review must file complete substantive responses not later than 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation. The required contents of a substantive response, on an order-specific basis, are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3). Note that certain information requirements differ for respondent and domestic parties. Also, note that the Department’s information requirements are distinct from the Commission’s information 6 See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:02 Nov 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 86699 requirements. Consult the Department’s regulations for information regarding the Department’s conduct of Sunset Reviews. Consult the Department’s regulations at 19 CFR part 351 for definitions of terms and for other general information concerning antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings at the Department. This notice of initiation is being published in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c). Preliminary Determination. On October 19, 2016, the Department received timely filed allegations of ministerial errors in the Preliminary Determination.2 On October 20, and October 24, 2016, the Department received timely filed reply comments.3 Dated: November 28, 2016. Erin Begnal, Director, Office III, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. The product subject to this investigation is 1,1,1,2Tetrafluoroethane, R-134a, or its chemical equivalent, regardless of form, type, or purity level. The chemical formula for 1,1,1,2–tetrafluoroethane is CF3-CH2F, and the Chemical Abstracts Service (‘‘CAS’’) registry number is CAS 811–97–2.4 Merchandise covered by the scope of this investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) at subheading 2903.39.2020. Although the HTSUS subheading and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2016–28994 Filed 11–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–044] 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) From the People’s Republic of China; Amended Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less-ThanFair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is amending the preliminary determination of the lessthan-fair-value (‘‘LTFV’’) investigation of 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (‘‘R-134a’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) to correct significant ministerial errors with respect to our preliminary determination. DATES: Effective December 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Haynes or Paul Stolz, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5139 or, (202) 482–4474, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 7, 2016, the Department published its Preliminary Determination.1 On October 14, 2016, the Department disclosed to interested parties its calculations for the 1 See 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less-Than-Fair Value and Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 69786 (October 7, 2016) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Period of Investigation The period of investigation is July 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. Scope of the Investigation Analysis of Significant Ministerial Error Allegation The Department will analyze any comments received and, if appropriate, correct any significant ministerial error by amending the preliminary determination according to 19 CFR 351.224(e). A ministerial error is defined in 19 CFR 351.224(f) as ‘‘an error in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional error which the Secretary considers ministerial.’’ 5 A significant ministerial error is defined as an error, the correction of which, singly or in combination with other errors, would result in: (1) A change of at least five 2 See the ministerial error allegations from Petitioners and Sanmei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (‘‘Sanmei’’), dated October 19, 2016. 3 See the reply comments from Petitioners and Sanmei, dated October 20, 2016, and October 24, 2016, respectively. However, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(c)(3), the Department has not considered the rebuttal comments in its analysis. 4 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane is sold under a number of trade names including Klea 134a and Zephex 134a (Mexichem Fluor); Genetron 134a (Honeywell); FreonTM 134a, Suva 134a, Dymel 134a, and Dymel P134a (Chemours); Solkane 134a (Solvay); and Forane 134a (Arkema). Generically, 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane has been sold as Fluorocarbon 134a, R-134a, HFC-134a, HF A-134a, Refrigerant 134a, and UN3159. 5 See Section 735(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 86700 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 231 / Thursday, December 1, 2016 / Notices absolute percentage points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the antidumping duty rate calculated in the original (erroneous) preliminary determination; or (2) a difference between an antidumping duty rate of zero (or de minimis) and an antidumping duty rate of greater than de minimis or vice versa.6 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e) and (g)(1), the Department is amending the Preliminary Determination to reflect the correction of six ministerial errors it made in the calculation of the estimated weighted-average dumping margin for Sanmei, a mandatory respondent 7 These errors are significant ministerial errors within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.224(g) because Sanmei’s margin increases from 137.23 percent to 232.30 percent as a result of correcting these ministerial errors, exceeding the significant threshold with a change of at least five absolute percentage points and more than 25 percent of the estimated weighted-average dumping margin. Because Sanmei is the only mandatory respondent eligible for a separate rate, Sanmei is the only respondent for which we individually calculated an estimated weighted- average dumping margin. For this reason, we assigned Sanmei’s calculated rate to all non-examined separate rate respondents. With this amended preliminary determination, the estimated weighted-average dumping margin for each non-examined separate rate respondent is also amended to 232.30 percent. In the Preliminary Determination, in order to determine the probative value of the dumping margin alleged in the petition for assigning an adverse facts available (‘‘AFA’’) rate, we examined the information on the record. When we compared the highest petition dumping margin of 220.90 percent to the transaction-specific dumping margins calculated for Sanmei, we found that the highest petition dumping margin was higher than each of the transactionspecific dumping margins calculated for Sanmei. Therefore, we were unable to corroborate the highest dumping margin contained in the petition for use as AFA, which was applied to the PRCwide entity.8 Because Sanmei’s amended preliminary estimated weighted-average dumping margin is now higher than the highest dumping margin alleged in the petition, the AFA rate applied to the PRC-wide entity is also 232.30 percent. Because we are relying on information obtained in the course of this investigation on which to base this rate, not on secondary information, it is not necessary to corroborate this calculated rate as AFA.9 Amended Cash Deposits and Suspension of Liquidation The collection of cash deposits and suspension of liquidation will be revised accordingly, in accordance with section 733(d) and (g)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224. Because it is an increase from the Preliminary Determination, the amended cash deposit rate will be effective on the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. This suspension of liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Amended Preliminary Determination The Department preliminarily determines that the following estimated weighted-average antidumping duty margins exist: Weightedaverage margin (percent) Exporter Producer Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd ............................ Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Sanmei Chemicals Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Bluestar Green Technology Co., Ltd ............................ Electrochemical Factory of Zhejiang Juhua Co., Ltd ................. Sinochem Environmental Protection Chemicals (Taicang) Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Quzhou Lianzhou Refrigerants Co., Ltd ...................... Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd ................................... Zhejiang Zhonglan Refrigeration Technology Co., Ltd .............. Sinochem Environmental Protection Chemicals (Taicang) Co., Ltd. Weitron International Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd ............ Zhejiang Organic Fluor-Chemistry Plant, Zhejiang Juhua Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Quhua Fluor-Chemistry Co., Ltd ................................. Zhejiang Quhua Juxin Fluorochemical Industry Co., Ltd ........... Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd ............................ ..................................................................................................... Jiangsu Bluestar Green Technology Co., Ltd ............................ T.T. International Co., Ltd .......................................................... T.T. International Co., Ltd .......................................................... T.T. International Co., Ltd .......................................................... T.T. International Co., Ltd .......................................................... T.T. International Co., Ltd .......................................................... Weitron International Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd ............ Weitron International Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd ............ Weitron International Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd ............ Weitron International Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd ............ Weitron International Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd ............ Weitron International Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd ............ PRC-Wide Entity ......................................................................... Disclosure jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days after publication of the notice of amended preliminary 6 See 19 CFR 351.224(g). Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, from Erin Begnal, Director, Office III, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation of 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluorethane (R134a) from the People’s Republic of China: Allegation of Ministerial Errors in the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated concurrently with this notice 7 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:02 Nov 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 determination in the Federal Register in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). 232.30 232.30 232.30 232.30 232.30 232.30 232.30 232.30 232.30 232.30 232.30 232.30 232.30 232.30 International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the International for the analysis performed (‘‘Ministerial Error Memorandum’’). The Department is also correcting an additional error made by Sanmei, as the error is related to one of the ministerial errors that the Department made and has corrected. 8 See Preliminary Determination and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 20–21. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9 See, e.g., 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluroethane From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 79 FR 62597 (October 20, 2014), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at 3. See also section 776(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.308(c) and (d). E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 231 / Thursday, December 1, 2016 / Notices Trade Commission of our determination. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kaitlin Wojnar, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3857. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 25, 2016. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Background [FR Doc. 2016–28823 Filed 11–30–16; 8:45 am] On October 11, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of steel concrete reinforcing bar from the Republic of Turkey.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than December 15, 2016. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–815] Correction to Notice of Initiation of Five-Year Sunset Review Postponement of the Preliminary Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Waters, AD/CVD Operations, Customs Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 1, 2016, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 81 FR 75808 (November 1, 2016) in which the Department inadvertently listed the incorrect case number for Gray Portland Cement Clinker from Japan. The correct case number is A–588–815. This notice serves as a correction notice. Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD investigation within 65 days of the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, if the Department concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating and that the case is extraordinarily complicated, such that additional time is necessary to make the preliminary determination, section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act allows the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the administering authority initiated the investigation. The Department determines that the parties concerned are currently cooperating and that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, such that it will need more time to make the preliminary determination. Specifically, in addition to evaluating the financial contribution and specificity of numerous national and regional programs, the Department will analyze the provision of several inputs for less than adequate remuneration and will consider a more-than-adequateremuneration program for the first time in a proceeding involving the Republic of Turkey. For the reasons stated above, the Department, in accordance with section 703(c)(l)(B) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the day on which the Department initiated this investigation. Therefore, the new deadline for the preliminary AGENCY: Dated: November 23, 2016. Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–28859 Filed 11–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [C–489–830] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective December 1, 2016. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:02 Nov 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 1 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 81 FR 71705 (October 18, 2016). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 86701 determination is February 21, 2017.2 Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: November 28, 2016. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–28855 Filed 11–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–805] Certain Pasta From Turkey: Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) published its Preliminary Rescission for the new shipper review (NSR) of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) on July 15, 2016. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. As discussed below, we preliminarily found that the sale made by Durum Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Durum) is not bona fide, and announced our preliminary intent to rescind the NSR. For the final results of this review, we have determined that Durum does not qualify for a NSR. Therefore, we are rescinding this NSR. DATES: Effective December 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Baker, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2924. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: 2 Department practice dictates that, when a deadline falls on a weekend or a federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of the ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, as Amended, 70 FR 24533, 24533 (May 10, 2005). Because February 18, 2017, falls on a Saturday and February 20, 2017, is a federal holiday, the appropriate deadline for the preliminary determination in this investigation is February 21, 2017. E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-044]


1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) From the People's Republic of 
China; Amended Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less-
Than-Fair Value

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is amending 
the preliminary determination of the less-than-fair-value (``LTFV'') 
investigation of 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (``R-134a'') from the 
People's Republic of China (``PRC'') to correct significant ministerial 
errors with respect to our preliminary determination.

DATES: Effective December 1, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Haynes or Paul Stolz, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5139 or, (202) 482-
4474, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 7, 2016, the Department published its Preliminary 
Determination.\1\ On October 14, 2016, the Department disclosed to 
interested parties its calculations for the Preliminary Determination. 
On October 19, 2016, the Department received timely filed allegations 
of ministerial errors in the Preliminary Determination.\2\ On October 
20, and October 24, 2016, the Department received timely filed reply 
comments.\3\
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    \1\ See 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) From the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less-Than-
Fair Value and Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 
in Part, and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 69786 
(October 7, 2016) (``Preliminary Determination'').
    \2\ See the ministerial error allegations from Petitioners and 
Sanmei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (``Sanmei''), dated October 19, 
2016.
    \3\ See the reply comments from Petitioners and Sanmei, dated 
October 20, 2016, and October 24, 2016, respectively. However, 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(c)(3), the Department has not considered 
the rebuttal comments in its analysis.
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Period of Investigation

    The period of investigation is July 1, 2015, through December 31, 
2015.

Scope of the Investigation

    The product subject to this investigation is 1,1,1,2-
Tetrafluoroethane, R-134a, or its chemical equivalent, regardless of 
form, type, or purity level. The chemical formula for 1,1,1,2-
tetrafluoroethane is CF3-CH2F, and the Chemical 
Abstracts Service (``CAS'') registry number is CAS 811-97-2.\4\
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    \4\ 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane is sold under a number of trade 
names including Klea 134a and Zephex 134a (Mexichem Fluor); Genetron 
134a (Honeywell); FreonTM 134a, Suva 134a, Dymel 134a, 
and Dymel P134a (Chemours); Solkane 134a (Solvay); and Forane 134a 
(Arkema). Generically, 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane has been sold as 
Fluorocarbon 134a, R-134a, HFC-134a, HF A-134a, Refrigerant 134a, 
and UN3159.
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    Merchandise covered by the scope of this investigation is currently 
classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') at subheading 2903.39.2020. Although the HTSUS subheading 
and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive.

Analysis of Significant Ministerial Error Allegation

    The Department will analyze any comments received and, if 
appropriate, correct any significant ministerial error by amending the 
preliminary determination according to 19 CFR 351.224(e). A ministerial 
error is defined in 19 CFR 351.224(f) as ``an error in addition, 
subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical error resulting 
from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other 
similar type of unintentional error which the Secretary considers 
ministerial.'' \5\ A significant ministerial error is defined as an 
error, the correction of which, singly or in combination with other 
errors, would result in: (1) A change of at least five

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absolute percentage points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the 
antidumping duty rate calculated in the original (erroneous) 
preliminary determination; or (2) a difference between an antidumping 
duty rate of zero (or de minimis) and an antidumping duty rate of 
greater than de minimis or vice versa.\6\
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    \5\ See Section 735(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the ``Act'').
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.224(g).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e) and (g)(1), the Department is 
amending the Preliminary Determination to reflect the correction of six 
ministerial errors it made in the calculation of the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin for Sanmei, a mandatory respondent \7\ 
These errors are significant ministerial errors within the meaning of 
19 CFR 351.224(g) because Sanmei's margin increases from 137.23 percent 
to 232.30 percent as a result of correcting these ministerial errors, 
exceeding the significant threshold with a change of at least five 
absolute percentage points and more than 25 percent of the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin.
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    \7\ See Memorandum to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, from 
Erin Begnal, Director, Office III, ``Antidumping Duty Investigation 
of 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluorethane (R134a) from the People's Republic of 
China: Allegation of Ministerial Errors in the Preliminary 
Determination,'' dated concurrently with this notice for the 
analysis performed (``Ministerial Error Memorandum''). The 
Department is also correcting an additional error made by Sanmei, as 
the error is related to one of the ministerial errors that the 
Department made and has corrected.
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    Because Sanmei is the only mandatory respondent eligible for a 
separate rate, Sanmei is the only respondent for which we individually 
calculated an estimated weighted-average dumping margin. For this 
reason, we assigned Sanmei's calculated rate to all non-examined 
separate rate respondents. With this amended preliminary determination, 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margin for each non-examined 
separate rate respondent is also amended to 232.30 percent.
    In the Preliminary Determination, in order to determine the 
probative value of the dumping margin alleged in the petition for 
assigning an adverse facts available (``AFA'') rate, we examined the 
information on the record. When we compared the highest petition 
dumping margin of 220.90 percent to the transaction-specific dumping 
margins calculated for Sanmei, we found that the highest petition 
dumping margin was higher than each of the transaction-specific dumping 
margins calculated for Sanmei. Therefore, we were unable to corroborate 
the highest dumping margin contained in the petition for use as AFA, 
which was applied to the PRC-wide entity.\8\ Because Sanmei's amended 
preliminary estimated weighted-average dumping margin is now higher 
than the highest dumping margin alleged in the petition, the AFA rate 
applied to the PRC-wide entity is also 232.30 percent.
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    \8\ See Preliminary Determination and accompanying Preliminary 
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    Because we are relying on information obtained in the course of 
this investigation on which to base this rate, not on secondary 
information, it is not necessary to corroborate this calculated rate as 
AFA.\9\
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    \9\ See, e.g., 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluroethane From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, 79 FR 62597 (October 20, 2014), and accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum at 3. See also section 776(c) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.308(c) and (d).
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Amended Cash Deposits and Suspension of Liquidation

    The collection of cash deposits and suspension of liquidation will 
be revised accordingly, in accordance with section 733(d) and (g)(1) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.224. Because it is an increase from the 
Preliminary Determination, the amended cash deposit rate will be 
effective on the date of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. This suspension of liquidation will remain in effect until 
further notice.

Amended Preliminary Determination

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
estimated weighted-average antidumping duty margins exist:

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                                                             Weighted-
             Exporter                     Producer        average margin
                                                             (percent)
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Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry   Zhejiang Sanmei               232.30
 Co., Ltd.                           Chemical Industry
                                     Co., Ltd. and
                                     Jiangsu Sanmei
                                     Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu Bluestar Green Technology   Jiangsu Bluestar              232.30
 Co., Ltd.                           Green Technology
                                     Co., Ltd.
T.T. International Co., Ltd.......  Electrochemical               232.30
                                     Factory of Zhejiang
                                     Juhua Co., Ltd.
T.T. International Co., Ltd.......  Sinochem                      232.30
                                     Environmental
                                     Protection
                                     Chemicals (Taicang)
                                     Co., Ltd.
T.T. International Co., Ltd.......  Zhejiang Quzhou               232.30
                                     Lianzhou
                                     Refrigerants Co.,
                                     Ltd.
T.T. International Co., Ltd.......  Zhejiang Sanmei               232.30
                                     Chemical Ind. Co.,
                                     Ltd.
T.T. International Co., Ltd.......  Zhejiang Zhonglan             232.30
                                     Refrigeration
                                     Technology Co., Ltd.
Weitron International               Sinochem                      232.30
 Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd.   Environmental
                                     Protection
                                     Chemicals (Taicang)
                                     Co., Ltd.
Weitron International               Weitron                       232.30
 Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd.   International
                                     Refrigeration
                                     Equipment Co., Ltd.
Weitron International               Zhejiang Organic              232.30
 Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd.   Fluor-Chemistry
                                     Plant, Zhejiang
                                     Juhua Co., Ltd.
Weitron International               Zhejiang Quhua Fluor-         232.30
 Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd.   Chemistry Co., Ltd.
Weitron International               Zhejiang Quhua Juxin          232.30
 Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd.   Fluorochemical
                                     Industry Co., Ltd.
Weitron International               Zhejiang Sanmei               232.30
 Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd.   Chemical Industry
                                     Co., Ltd.
PRC-Wide Entity...................  ....................          232.30
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Disclosure

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
proceeding within five days after publication of the notice of amended 
preliminary determination in the Federal Register in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.224(b).

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
International

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Trade Commission of our determination.
    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e).

    Dated: November 25, 2016.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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