Softwood Lumber Products From Canada; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations, 87069-87070 [2016-28922]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 232 / Friday, December 2, 2016 / Notices In March 1990, human remains representing, at a minimum, 1 individual, were removed from an unknown site, Deer Creek Lake, Pickaway County, OH. There are no published documents or original field documents detailing the discovery and collection of this material. The human remains and funerary objects have been housed at the Ohio Historical Society. No known individuals were identified. The 16 funerary objects are 1 broken bottle glass fragment, 1 miscellaneous stone, 1 biface, 1 flake, 6 fragments of unworked faunal remains, 5 worked deer antler tips, and 1 field tile. Based on the physical characteristics of the remains and associated objects listed in this notice, the human remains are determined to be of Native American ancestry. Archaeological evidence indicated a Fort Ancient period occupation at this site from A.D. 1000 to 1700. Five lines of evidence support a cultural affiliation finding for the site including geographical, archeological, anthropological, historical, and oral history information gathered during consultation. The Shawnee are generally considered the ‘southerners’ or the southernmost of the Algonquianspeaking tribes, and oral tradition places their homeland along the central Ohio River Valley. The Shawnee are often associated with the Fort Ancient peoples who occupied the Ohio River Valley and have a long association with this territory in which they were first encountered by the Europeans by the mid seventeenth century including areas of southern Ohio, northern Kentucky, and western West Virginia. The location of Fort Ancient archeological sites within the Huntington District indicates that a strong historical and ethnohistorical link showing the region was occupied by the Shawnees in the early historic period. Based on the geographic, anthropological, linguistic, anthropological, and historical evidence, and information gained during consultation, Huntington District has determined that the human remains and associated funerary objects from the sites listed in this notice are culturally affiliated with the Shawnee. The three federally recognized tribes with standing under NAGPRA are the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Shawnee Tribe. Determinations Made by the Huntington District Officials of the Huntington District have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Dec 01, 2016 Jkt 241001 represent the physical remains of 90 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 3,146 objects described in this notice are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Shawnee Tribe. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Mr. Rodney Parker, District Archaeologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, 502 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV 25701, telephone (304) 399–5729, email rodney.d.parker@usace.army.mil, by January 3, 2017. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Shawnee Tribe may proceed. The Huntington District is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: November 15, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–28959 Filed 12–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–566 and 731– TA–1342 (Preliminary)] Softwood Lumber Products From Canada; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 87069 and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701–TA–566 and 731–TA–1342 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of softwood lumber from Canada, provided for in subheadings 4407.10.01, 4409.10.05, 4409.10.10, 4409.10.20, 4409.10.90, 4418.90.25. Subject merchandise may also be classified in subheadings 4415.20.40, 4415.20.80, 4418.90.46, 4421.90.70, 4421.90.94, and 4421.90.97 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Government of Canada. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by January 9, 2017. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by January 17, 2017. DATES: Effective Date: November 25, 2016. Fred Ruggles (202–205–3187 or fred.ruggles@ usitc.gov), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—These investigations are being instituted, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)), in response to a petition filed on November 25, 2016, by the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 87070 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 232 / Friday, December 2, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Investigations or Negotiations (the ‘‘Coalition’’).1 For further information concerning the conduct of these investigations and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 207). Participation in the investigation and public service list.—Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in sections 201.11 and 207.10 of the Commission’s rules, not later than seven days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Industrial users and (if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level) representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to these investigations upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in these investigations available to authorized applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(9)) who are parties to the investigations under the APO issued in the investigations, provided that the application is made not later than seven days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Conference.—The Commission’s Director of Investigations has scheduled a conference in connection with these investigations for 9:30 a.m. on December 16, 2016, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. Requests to appear at the conference should be emailed to 1 The Coalition is an ad hoc association whose members are: U.S. Lumber Coalition, Inc., Collum’s Lumber Products, L.L.C., Hankins, Inc., Potlach Corp., Rex Lumber Company, Seneca Sawmill Company, Sierra Pacific Industries, Stimson Lumber Company, Swanson Group, Weyerhaeuser Company, Carpenters Industrial Council, Giustina Land and Timber Company, Sullivan Forestry Consultants, Inc. The Coalition is ‘‘an association, a majority of whose members is composed of interested parties’’ described in Section 771(9)(C) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 1677(9)(C). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Dec 01, 2016 Jkt 241001 William.bishop@usitc.gov and Sharon.bellamy@usitc.gov (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before December 14, 2016. Parties in support of the imposition of countervailing and antidumping duties in these investigations and parties in opposition to the imposition of such duties will each be collectively allocated one hour within which to make an oral presentation at the conference. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the conference. Written submissions.—As provided in sections 201.8 and 207.15 of the Commission’s rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or before December 21, 2016, a written brief containing information and arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigations. Parties may file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the conference. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s Handbook on E-Filing, available on the Commission’s Web site at https://edis.usitc.gov, elaborates upon the Commission’s rules with respect to electronic filing. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, each document filed by a party to the investigations must be served on all other parties to the investigations (as identified by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. Certification.—Pursuant to section 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, any person submitting information to the Commission in connection with this/ these investigation(s) must certify that the information is accurate and complete to the best of the submitter’s knowledge. In making the certification, the submitter will acknowledge that any information that it submits to the Commission during this/these investigation(s) may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this/these or related investigations or reviews, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 personnel, solely for cybersecurity purposes. All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.12 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: November 28, 2016. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–28922 Filed 12–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1121–0277] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension Without Change, of a Previously Approved Collection OJJDP National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) Feedback Form Package Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until January 31, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have comments, especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Linda Rosen, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist at 1– 202–353–9222, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20530 or by email at Linda.Rosen@ usdoj.gov. SUMMARY: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 232 (Friday, December 2, 2016)]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-566 and 731-TA-1342 (Preliminary)]


Softwood Lumber Products From Canada; Institution of Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary 
Phase Investigations

AGENCY:  United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION:  Notice.

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SUMMARY:  The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of 
investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and 
countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-566 and 731-TA-1342 
(Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to 
determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in 
the United States is materially injured or threatened with material 
injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is 
materially retarded, by reason of imports of softwood lumber from 
Canada, provided for in subheadings 4407.10.01, 4409.10.05, 4409.10.10, 
4409.10.20, 4409.10.90, 4418.90.25. Subject merchandise may also be 
classified in subheadings 4415.20.40, 4415.20.80, 4418.90.46, 
4421.90.70, 4421.90.94, and 4421.90.97 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the 
United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by 
the Government of Canada. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the 
time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary 
determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 
45 days, or in this case by January 9, 2017. The Commission's views 
must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, 
or by January 17, 2017.

DATES: Effective Date: November 25, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Fred Ruggles (202-205-3187 or 
fred.ruggles@usitc.gov), Office of Investigations, U.S. International 
Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-
impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting 
the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with mobility 
impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the 
Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. 
General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by 
accessing its internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public 
record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's 
electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background.--These investigations are being instituted, pursuant to 
sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1671b(a) and 1673b(a)), in response to a petition filed on November 25, 
2016, by the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade

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Investigations or Negotiations (the ``Coalition'').\1\
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    \1\ The Coalition is an ad hoc association whose members are: 
U.S. Lumber Coalition, Inc., Collum's Lumber Products, L.L.C., 
Hankins, Inc., Potlach Corp., Rex Lumber Company, Seneca Sawmill 
Company, Sierra Pacific Industries, Stimson Lumber Company, Swanson 
Group, Weyerhaeuser Company, Carpenters Industrial Council, Giustina 
Land and Timber Company, Sullivan Forestry Consultants, Inc. The 
Coalition is ``an association, a majority of whose members is 
composed of interested parties'' described in Section 771(9)(C) of 
the Act, 19 U.S.C. 1677(9)(C).
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    For further information concerning the conduct of these 
investigations and rules of general application, consult the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A and 
B (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 207).
    Participation in the investigation and public service list.--
Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the 
investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the 
Secretary to the Commission, as provided in sections 201.11 and 207.10 
of the Commission's rules, not later than seven days after publication 
of this notice in the Federal Register. Industrial users and (if the 
merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level) 
representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as 
parties in Commission antidumping duty and countervailing duty 
investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list 
containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their 
representatives, who are parties to these investigations upon the 
expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance.
    Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.--
Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary 
will make BPI gathered in these investigations available to authorized 
applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C. 
1677(9)) who are parties to the investigations under the APO issued in 
the investigations, provided that the application is made not later 
than seven days after the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary 
for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Conference.--The Commission's Director of Investigations has 
scheduled a conference in connection with these investigations for 9:30 
a.m. on December 16, 2016, at the U.S. International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. Requests to appear at the 
conference should be emailed to William.bishop@usitc.gov and 
Sharon.bellamy@usitc.gov (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before December 
14, 2016. Parties in support of the imposition of countervailing and 
antidumping duties in these investigations and parties in opposition to 
the imposition of such duties will each be collectively allocated one 
hour within which to make an oral presentation at the conference. A 
nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission's deliberations 
may request permission to present a short statement at the conference.
    Written submissions.--As provided in sections 201.8 and 207.15 of 
the Commission's rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or 
before December 21, 2016, a written brief containing information and 
arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigations. 
Parties may file written testimony in connection with their 
presentation at the conference. All written submissions must conform 
with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's rules; any 
submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of 
sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission's rules. The 
Commission's Handbook on E-Filing, available on the Commission's Web 
site at https://edis.usitc.gov, elaborates upon the Commission's rules 
with respect to electronic filing.
    In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, each 
document filed by a party to the investigations must be served on all 
other parties to the investigations (as identified by either the public 
or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely 
filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a 
certificate of service.
    Certification.--Pursuant to section 207.3 of the Commission's 
rules, any person submitting information to the Commission in 
connection with this/these investigation(s) must certify that the 
information is accurate and complete to the best of the submitter's 
knowledge. In making the certification, the submitter will acknowledge 
that any information that it submits to the Commission during this/
these investigation(s) may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the 
Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for 
developing or maintaining the records of this/these or related 
investigations or reviews, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, 
reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and 
operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or 
(ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel, solely for 
cybersecurity purposes. All contract personnel will sign appropriate 
nondisclosure agreements.

    Authority:  These investigations are being conducted under 
authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is 
published pursuant to section 207.12 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: November 28, 2016.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-28922 Filed 12-1-16; 8:45 am]
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