Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Order in Part, 821-825 [2016-31890]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / Notices Partial Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, requests for review were withdrawn, and parties withdrew their requests within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation. Therefore, in accordance with 1 9 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review with respect to Tesa, La Fabbrica, GR.A.M.M., Labor, Afeltra, Zaffiri, and Andalini. The administrative review will continue with respect to Liguori. Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries of certain pasta from Italy. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Notifications This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under an APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, di Gragnano S.A.S.,’’ dated December 12, 2016; see also letter from GR.A.M.M. Srl, re: Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475–819; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review by GR.A.MM. Srl,’’ dated December 12, 2016; see also letter from Labor Srl, re: ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475–819; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review by Labor Srl,’’ dated December 12, 2016; see also letter from Premiato Pastificio Afeltra S.r.l., re: ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475–819; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review by Premiato Pastificio Afeltra S.rl.,’’ dated December 12, 2016; see also letter from Pastificio Zaffiri S.r.l., re: ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475–819; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review by Pastificio Zaffiri S.r.l..,’’ dated December 12, 2016; see also letter from Pastifico Andalini, S.p.A., re: ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy, C–475–819; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review by Pastificio Andalini, S.p.A.,’’ dated December 12, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jan 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(l) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 35l.213(d)(4). Dated: December 28, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–31886 Filed 1–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–873] Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Order in Part Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) has initiated a changed circumstances review of, and is preliminarily revoking, in part, the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan with respect to certain light gage cold-rolled flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of ASTM A424 Type 1. The Department invites interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective January 4, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Bolling, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3434. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 14, 2016, the Department published an AD order on certain coldrolled steel flat products from Japan.1 On November 14, 2016, members of the domestic cold-rolled steel industry, ArcelorMittal USA LLC, AK Steel Corporation, Nucor Corporation, Steel Dynamics Inc., and United States Steel Corporation (collectively, ‘‘domestic 1 See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 45956 (July 14, 2016). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 821 producers’’ or ‘‘Petitioners’’ 2), requested that the Department conduct a changed circumstances review, to revoke, in part, the AD order on certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan with respect to certain light gage cold-rolled flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of ASTM A424 Type 1. We did not receive comments from any other party. Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain cold-rolled (coldreduced), flat-rolled steel products, whether or not annealed, painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances. The products covered do not include those that are clad, plated, or coated with metal. The products covered include coils that have a width or other lateral measurement (‘‘width’’) of 12.7 mm or greater, regardless of form of coil (e.g., in successively superimposed layers, spirally oscillating, etc.). The products covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness less than 4.75 mm and a width that is 12.7 mm or greater and that measures at least 10 times the thickness. The products covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and a width exceeding 150 mm and measuring at least twice the thickness. The products described above may be rectangular, square, circular, or other shape and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular cross section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’ (e.g., products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges). For purposes of the width and thickness requirements referenced above: (1) Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions set forth above, and (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product (e.g., the thickness of certain products with nonrectangular cross-section, the width of certain products with non-rectangular shape, etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies. 2 Each of these domestic producers was a petitioner in the investigation on cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan. See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 81 FR 11747, 11748 n. 10 (March 7, 2016). E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 822 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / Notices Steel products included in the scope of this order are products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: • 2.50 percent of manganese, or • 3.30 percent of silicon, or • 1.50 percent of copper, or • 1.50 percent of aluminum, or • 1.25 percent of chromium, or • 0.30 percent of cobalt, or • 0.40 percent of lead, or • 2.00 percent of nickel, or • 0.30 percent of tungsten (also called wolfram), or • 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or • 0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or • 0.30 percent of vanadium, or • 0.30 percent of zirconium Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this scope regardless of levels of boron and titanium. For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (‘‘IF’’)) steels, high strength low alloy (‘‘HSLA’’) steels, motor lamination steels, Advanced High Element C Weight % ........................... Si 0.90–1.05 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Width of 150 to 330mm. Flatness of less than 0.2% of nominal strip width. Flatness of less than 5 mm of nominal strip width. 3 Ball bearing steels are defined as steels which contain, in addition to iron, each of the following elements by weight in the amount specified: (i) Not less than 0.95 nor more than 1.13 percent of carbon; (ii) not less than 0.22 nor more than 0.48 percent of manganese; (iii) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of sulfur; (iv) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of phosphorus; (v) not less than 0.18 nor more than 0.37 percent of silicon; (vi) not less than 1.25 nor more than 1.65 percent of chromium; (vii) none, or not more than 0.28 percent of nickel; (viii) none, or not more than 0.38 percent of copper; and (ix) none, or not more than 0.09 percent of molybdenum. 4 Tool steels are defined as steels which contain the following combinations of elements in the quantity by weight respectively indicated: (i) More than 1.2 percent carbon and more than 10.5 percent chromium; or (ii) not less than 0.3 percent carbon and 1.25 percent or more but less than 10.5 percent chromium; or (iii) not less than 0.85 percent carbon and 1 percent to 1.8 percent, inclusive, manganese; or (iv) 0.9 percent to 1.2 percent, inclusive, chromium and 0.9 percent to 1.4 percent, inclusive, molybdenum; or (v) not less than 0.5 percent carbon VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jan 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 Mn 0.15–0.35 • Physical properties: Width less than or equal to 150mm. Strength Steels (‘‘AHSS’’), and Ultra High Strength Steels (‘‘UHSS’’). IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. Motor lamination steels contain microalloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. AHSS and UHSS are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels, although AI–ISS and UHSS are covered whether or not they are high tensile strength or high elongation steels. Subject merchandise includes coldrolled steel that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to annealing, tempering, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if performed in the country of manufacture of the cold-rolled steel. All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted element levels listed 0.30–0.50 above, are within the scope of this order unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/ or specifically excluded from the scope of this order: • Ball bearing steels; 3 • Tool steels; 4 • Silico-manganese steel; 5 • Grain-oriented electrical steels (‘‘GOES’’) as defined in the final determination of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany, Japan, and Poland.6 • Non-Oriented Electrical Steels (‘‘NOES’’), as defined in the antidumping orders issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce in NonOriented Electrical Steel From the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan.7 Also excluded from the scope of this order is ultra-tempered automotive steel, which is hardened, tempered, surface polished, and meets the following specifications: • Thickness: less than or equal to 1.0 mm; • Width: less than or equal to 330 mm; • Chemical composition: P S Less than or equal to 0.03 ............ Less than or equal to 0.006. • Microstructure: Completely free from decarburization. Carbides are spheroidal and fine within 1% to 4% (area percentage) and are undissolved in the uniform tempered martensite; • Surface roughness: Less than or equal to 0.80 mm Rz; • Non-metallic inclusion: D Sulfide inclusion less than or equal to 0.04% (area percentage); D Oxide inclusion less than or equal to 0.05% (area percentage); and • The mill test certificate must demonstrate that the steel is proprietary grade ‘‘PK’’ and specify the following: D The exact tensile strength, which must be greater than or equal to and not less than 3.5 percent molybdenum; or (vi) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less than 5.5 percent tungsten. 5 Silico-manganese steel is defined as steels containing by weight: (i) Not more than 0.7 percent of carbon; (ii) 0.5 percent or more but not more than 1.9 percent of manganese, and (iii) 0.6 percent or more but not more than 2.3 percent of silicon. 6 See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from Germany, Japan, and Poland: Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Certain Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 79 FR 42,501, 42,503 (July 22, 2014) (‘‘Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from Germany, Japan, and Poland’’). This determination defines grain-oriented electrical steel as ‘‘a flat-rolled alloy steel product containing by weight at least 0.6 percent but not more than 6 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, not more than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and no other element in an amount that would give the steel the characteristics of another alloy steel, in coils or in straight lengths.’’ 7 See Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Orders, 79 FR 71,741, 71,741– 42 (December 3, 2014) (‘‘Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan’’). The orders define NOES as ‘‘coldrolled, flat-rolled, alloy steel products, whether or not in coils, regardless of width, having an actual thickness of 0.20 mm or more, in which the core loss is substantially equal in any direction of magnetization in the plane of the material. The term ‘substantially equal’ means that the cross grain direction of core loss is no more than 1.5 times the straight grain direction (i.e., the rolling direction) of core loss. NOES has a magnetic permeability that does not exceed 1.65 Tesla when tested at a field of 800 A/m (equivalent to 10 Oersteds) along (i.e., parallel to) the rolling direction of the sheet (i.e., B800 value). NOES contains by weight more than 1.00 percent of silicon but less than 3.5 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, and not more than 1.5 percent of aluminum. NOES has a surface oxide coating, to which an insulation coating may be applied.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 1600 N/mm2; D The exact hardness, which must be greater than or equal to 465 Vickers hardness number; D The exact elongation, which must be between 2.5% and 9.5%; and D Certified as having residual compressive stress within a range of 100 to 400 N/mm2. The products subject to this order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers: 7209.15.0000, 7209.16.0030, 7209.16.0060, 7209.16.0070, 7209.16.0091, 7209.17.0030, 7209.17.0060, 7209.17.0070, 7209.17.0091, 7209.18.1530, 7209.18.1560, 7209.18.2510, 7209.18.2520, 7209.18.2580, 7209.18.6020, 7209.18.6090, 7209.25.0000, 7209.26.0000, 7209.27.0000, 7209.28.0000, 7209.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7211.23.1500, 7211.23.2000, 7211.23.3000, 7211.23.4500, 7211.23.6030, 7211.23.6060, 7211.23.6090, 7211.29.2030, 7211.29.2090, 7211.29.4500, 7211.29.6030, 7211.29.6080, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.50.8080, 7225.99.0090, 7226.92.5000, 7226.92.7050, and 7226.92.8050. The products subject to the order may also enter under the following HTSUS numbers: 7210.90.9000, 7212.50.0000, 7215.10.0010, 7215.10.0080, 7215.50.0016, 7215.50.0018, 7215.50.0020, 7215.50.0061, 7215.50.0063, 7215.50.0065, 7215.50.0090, 7215.90.5000, 7217.10.1000, 7217.10.2000, 7217.10.3000, 7217.10.7000, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.19.0000, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.99.0180, 7228.50.5015, 7228.50.5040, 7228.50.5070, 7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and CBP purposes only. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Order in Part Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department will conduct a changed circumstances review upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from an interested party for a review of, a final affirmative determination that resulted in an AD order which shows changed VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jan 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 circumstances sufficient to warrant a review. Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide that the Department may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it determines that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product have no further interest in the order, in whole or in part. In addition, in the event the Department determines that expedited action is warranted, 19 CFR 351.222(c)(3)(ii) permits the Department to combine the notices of initiation and preliminary results. At the request of the domestic industry, and in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b), the Department is initiating a changed circumstances review of certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan to determine whether partial revocation of the antidumping duty order is warranted with respect to certain light gage cold-rolled flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of ASTM A424 Type 1. In accordance with section 751(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3), we have determined that expedited action is warranted because the record contains information necessary to make a preliminary finding. The five domestic producers named above assert that they account for ‘‘substantially all’’ of the cold-rolled steel production in the United States. Because there is no record information that contradicts this claim, in accordance with section 751(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i), we find that Petitioners comprise substantially all of the production of the domestic like product.8 Petitioners have expressed a lack of interest in the order, in part, with respect to certain light gage cold-rolled flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of ASTM A424 Type 1.9 Because this changed circumstances request was filed less than 24 months after the date of publication of notice of the final determination in an investigation, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.216(c), the Department must determine whether good cause exists. We find that the Petitioners’ affirmative statement of no interest in the order with respect to certain light gage cold-rolled flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of ASTM A424 Type 1 constitutes good cause for the conduct 8 See Letter from the Domestic Industry, ‘‘Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan— Changed Circumstances Review and Parital Revocation Request,’’ dated November 14, 2016 at page 5. 9 Id. at page 4. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 823 of this review. Based on the expression of no interest by Petitioners and in the absence of any objection by any other interested parties, we have preliminarily determined that substantially all 10 of the domestic industry of the like product has no interest in the continued application of the antidumping duty order on certain cold-rolled steel flat products to the merchandise that is subject to this request. Accordingly, we are notifying the public of our intent to revoke, in part, the antidumping duty order as it relates to imports of certain light gage cold-rolled flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of ASTM A424 Type 1. Therefore, we intend to change the scope of the order on cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan to include the following exclusion: 11 Also excluded from the scope of this order is certain cold-rolled flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of ASTM 424 Type 1 and having the following characteristics: —continuous annealed cold-reduced steel in coils with a thickness of between 0.30 mm and 0.36 mm, that is in in widths either from 875 mm to 940 mm or from 1,168 to 1,232 mm; —a chemical composition, by weight, of: —not more than 0.004% carbon; —not more than 0.010% aluminum; —0.006%–0.010% nitrogen —0.012%–0.030% boron —0.010%–0.025% oxygen —less than 0.002% of titanium; —less than 0.002% by weight of vanadium; —less than 0.002% by weight of niobium, —less than 0.002% by weight of antimony; —a yield strength of from 179.3 MPa to 344.7 MPa; —a tensile strength of from 303.7 MPa to 413.7 MPa, —a percent of elongation of from 28% to 46% on a standard ASTM sample with a 5.08 mm gauge length; —a product shape of flat after annealing, with flat defined as less than or equal to 1 I unit with no coil set. As set forth, in ASTM A568, Appendix X5 (alternate methods for expressing flatness).12 10 In its administrative practice, the Department has interpreted ‘‘substantially all’’ to mean at least 85 percent of the total production of the domestic like product covered by the order. See, e.g., Certain Pasta from Italy: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation, In Part, 76 FR 27634, 27635 (May 12, 2011). 11 For a full description of the scope, see Appendix I. 12 The Department intends to adopt the exclusionary language included in the proposed amended scope that Petitioners submitted on December 13, 2016. See Letter from the Domestic Industry, ‘‘Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan—Changed Circumstances Review and Partial Revocation Request—Proposed Amended Scope Language,’’ dated December 13, 2016 at Attachment. E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 824 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / Notices Public Comment Interested parties are invited to provide comments to comment on these preliminary results. Written comments may be submitted to the Department no later than 14 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal comments to written comments, limited to issues raised in such comments, may be filed with the Department no later than 10 days after the comments are filed. All submissions must be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’).13 An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due dates set forth in this notice. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e), the Department intends to issue the final results of this changed circumstance review within 270 days after the date on which this review was initiated, or within 45 days if all parties to the proceeding agree to the outcome of the review. If final revocation occurs, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to end the suspension of liquidation for the merchandise covered by the revocation on the effective date of the notice of revocation and to release any cash deposit or bond.14 The current requirement for a cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties on all subject merchandise will continue unless and until it is modified pursuant to the final results of this changed circumstances review. This initiation and preliminary results of review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, 351.221(b)(1) and (4), and 351.222(g). Dated: December 27, 2016. Paul Piquado Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Appendix I The products covered by this order are certain cold-rolled (cold-reduced), flat-rolled steel products, whether or not annealed, painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances. The products covered do not include those that are clad, plated, or coated with metal. The products covered include coils that have a width or other lateral measurement (‘‘width’’) of 12.7 mm or greater, regardless of form of coil (e.g., in successively superimposed layers, spirally oscillating, etc.). The products covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness less than 4.75 mm and 13 See, 14 See generally, 19 CFR 351.303. 19 CFR 351.22(g)(4). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jan 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 a width that is 12.7 mm or greater and that measures at least 10 times the thickness. The products covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and a width exceeding 150 mm and measuring at least twice the thickness. The products described above may be rectangular, square, circular, or other shape and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular cross-section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’ (e.g., products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges). For purposes of the width and thickness requirements referenced above: (1) Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions set forth above, and (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product (e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular crosssection, the width of certain products with non-rectangular shape, etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies. Steel products included in the scope of this order are products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: • 2.50 percent of manganese, or • 3.30 percent of silicon, or • 1.50 percent of copper, or • 1.50 percent of aluminum, or • 1.25 percent of chromium, or • 0.30 percent of cobalt, or • 0.40 percent of lead, or • 2.00 percent of nickel, or • 0.30 percent of tungsten (also called wolfram), or • 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or • 0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or • 0.30 percent of vanadium, or • 0.30 percent of zirconium Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this scope regardless of levels of boron and titanium. For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (‘‘IF’’)) steels, high strength low alloy (‘‘HSLA’’) steels, motor lamination steels, Advanced High Strength Steels (‘‘AHSS’’), and Ultra High Strength Steels (‘‘UHSS’’). IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. Motor lamination steels contain micro-alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. AHSS and UHSS are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels, although AHSS and UHSS are covered PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 whether or not they are high tensile strength or high elongation steels. Subject merchandise includes cold-rolled steel that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to annealing, tempering, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if performed in the country of manufacture of the cold-rolled steel. All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted element levels listed above, are within the scope of this order unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/or specifically excluded from the scope of this order: • Ball bearing steels; 1 • Tool steels; 2 • Silico-manganese steel; 3 • Grain-oriented electrical steel (‘‘GOES’’) as defined in the final determination of the U.S. Department of Commerce in GrainOriented Electrical Steel from Germany, Japan, and Poland.4 • Non-Oriented Electrical Steels (‘‘NOES’’), as defined in the antidumping orders issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce in Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People’s Republic of China, 1 Ball bearing steels are defined as steels which contain, in addition to iron, each of the following elements by weight in the amount specified: (i) not less than 0.95 nor more than 1.13 percent of carbon; (ii) not less than 0.22 nor more than 0.48 percent of manganese; (iii) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of sulfur; (iv) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of phosphorus; (v) not less than 0.18 nor more than 0.37 percent of silicon; (vi) not less than 1.25 nor more than 1.65 percent of chromium; (vii) none, or not more than 0.28 percent of nickel; (viii) none, or not more than 0.38 percent of copper; and (ix) none, or not more than 0.09 percent of molybdenum. 2 Tool steels are defined as steels which contain the following combinations of elements in the quantity by weight respectively indicated: (i) More than 1.2 percent carbon and more than 10.5 percent chromium; or (ii) not less than 0.3 percent carbon and 1.25 percent or more but less than 10.5 percent chromium; or (iii) not less than 0.85 percent carbon and 1 percent to 1.8 percent, inclusive, manganese; or (iv) 0.9 percent to 1.2 percent, inclusive, chromium and 0.9 percent to 1.4 percent, inclusive, molybdenum; or (v) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less than 3.5 percent molybdenum; or (vi) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less than 5.5 percent tungsten. 3 Silico-manganese steel is defined as steels containing by weight: (i) Not more than 0.7 percent of carbon; (ii) 0.5 percent or more but not more than 1.9 percent of manganese, and (iii) 0.6 percent or more but not more than 2.3 percent of silicon. 4 See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from Germany, Japan, and Poland: Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Certain Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 79 FR 42,501, 42,503 (Dep’t Commerce July 22, 2014) (‘‘Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from Germany, Japan, and Poland’’). This determination defines grain-oriented electrical steel as ‘‘a flat-rolled alloy steel product containing by weight at least 0.6 percent but not more than 6 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, not more than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and no other element in an amount that would give the steel the characteristics of another alloy steel, in coils or in straight lengths.’’ E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / Notices Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan.5 Weight % .................................... Also excluded from the scope of this order is ultra-tempered automotive steel, which is hardened, tempered, surface polished, and meets the following specifications: 0.90–1.05 • Physical properties: Width less than or equal to 150mm. Width of 150 to 330mm. Flatness of less than 0.2% of nominal strip width. Flatness of less than 5 mm of nominal strip width. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES • Microstructure: Completely free from decarburization. Carbides are spheroidal and fine within 1% to 4% (area percentage) and are undissolved in the uniform tempered martensite; • Surface roughness: less than or equal to 0.80 to mm Rz; • Non-metallic inclusion: D Sulfide inclusion less than or equal to 0.04% (area percentage) D Oxide inclusion less than or equal to 0.05% (area percentage); and • The mill test certificate must demonstrate that the steel is proprietary grade ‘‘PK’’ and specify the following: D The exact tensile strength, which must be greater than or equal to 1600 N/mm2; • The exact hardness, which must be greater than or equal to 465 Vickers hardness number; • The exact elongation, which must be between 2.5% and 9.5%; and • Certified as having residual compressive stress within a range of 100 to 400 N/mm2. Also excluded from the scope of this order is certain cold-rolled flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of ASTM A424 Type 1 and having each of the following characteristics: • Continuous annealed cold-reduced steel in coils with a thickness of between 0.30 mm and 0.36 mm that is in widths either from 875 mm to 940 mm or from 1,168 to 1,232 mm; • a chemical composition, by weight, of: D not more than 0.004% carbon; D not more than 0.010% aluminum; D 0.006%–0.010% nitrogen D 0.012%–0.030% boron D 0.010%–0.025% oxygen D less than 0.002% of titanium; D less than 0.002% by weight of vanadium; D less than 0.002% by weight of niobium, D less than 0.002% by weight of antimony; • a yield strength of from 179.3 MPa to 344.7 MPa; • a tensile strength of from 303.7 MPa to 413.7 MPa; 5 See Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Orders, 79 FR 71,741, 71,741– 42 (Dep’t Commerce Dec. 3, 2014) (‘‘Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan’’). The orders define NOES as ‘‘coldrolled, flat-rolled, alloy steel products, whether or VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jan 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 0.15–0.35 0.30–0.50 [FR Doc. 2016–31890 Filed 1–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P not in coils, regardless of width, having an actual thickness of 0.20 mm or more, in which the core loss is substantially equal in any direction of magnetization in the plane of the material. The term ‘substantially equal’ means that the cross grain direction of core loss is no more than 1.5 times the straight grain direction (i.e., the rolling direction) of core loss. NOES has a magnetic permeability that does not exceed 1.65 Tesla when tested at a field PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Thickness: less than or equal to 1.0 mm; • Width: less than or equal to 330 mm; • Chemical composition: Less than or equal to 0.03 • a percent of elongation of from 28% to 46% on a standard ASTM sample with a 5.08 mm gauge length; • a product shape of flat after annealing, with flat defined as less than or equal to 1 I unit with no coil set as set forth in ASTM A568, Appendix X5 (alternate methods for expressing flatness). The products subject to this order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers: 7209.15.0000, 7209.16.0030, 7209.16.0060, 7209.16.0070, 7209.16.0091, 7209.17.0030, 7209.17.0060, 7209.17.0070, 7209.17.0091, 7209.18.1530, 7209.18.1560, 7209.18.2510, 7209.18.2520, 7209.18.2580, 7209.18.6020, 7209.18.6090, 7209.25.0000, 7209.26.0000, 7209.27.0000, 7209.28.0000, 7209.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7211.23.1500, 7211.23.2000, 7211.23.3000, 7211.23.4500, 7211.23.6030, 7211.23.6060, 7211.23.6090, 7211.29.2030, 7211.29.2090, 7211.29.4500, 7211.29.6030, 7211.29.6080, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.50.8080, 7225.99.0090, 7226.92.5000, 7226.92.7050, and 7226.92.8050. The products subject to the order may also enter under the following HTSUS numbers: 7210.90.9000, 7212.50.0000, 7215.10.0010, 7215.10.0080, 7215.50.0016, 7215.50.0018, 7215.50.0020, 7215.50.0061, 7215.50.0063, 7215.50.0065, 7215.50.0090, 7215.90.5000, 7217.10.1000, 7217.10.2000, 7217.10.3000, 7217.10.7000, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.19.0000, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.99.0180, 7228.50.5015, 7228.50.5040, 7228.50.5070, 7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and CBP purposes only. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. 825 Less than or equal to 0.006. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF094 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex Fishery; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Process; Request for Comments National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a draft environmental impact statement and initiate scoping process; request for comments. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council announces its intent to prepare, in cooperation with NMFS, a draft environmental impact statement consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act. A draft environmental impact statement may be necessary to provide analytic support for Amendment 5 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan. This notice alerts the interested public of the scoping process for a potential draft environmental impact statement and outlines opportunity for public participation in that process. DATES: Written and electronic scoping comments must be received on or before March 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: Written scoping comments on Amendment 5 may be sent by any of the following methods: • Email to the following address: comments@nefmc.org; • Mail to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; or • Fax to (978) 465–3116. Requests for copies of the Amendment 5 scoping document and SUMMARY: of 800 A/m (equivalent to 10 Oersteds) along (i.e., parallel to) the rolling direction of the sheet (i.e., B800 value). NOES contains by weight more than 1.00 percent of silicon but less than 3.5 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, and not more than 1.5 percent of aluminum. NOES has a surface oxide coating, to which an insulation coating may be applied.’’ E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 2 (Wednesday, January 4, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 821-825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-31890]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-873]


Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Initiation 
and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To 
Revoke Order in Part

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has initiated 
a changed circumstances review of, and is preliminarily revoking, in 
part, the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on certain cold-rolled steel 
flat products from Japan with respect to certain light gage cold-rolled 
flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of 
ASTM A424 Type 1. The Department invites interested parties to comment 
on these preliminary results.

DATES: Effective January 4, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Bolling, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3434.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 14, 2016, the Department published an AD order on certain 
cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan.\1\
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    \1\ See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan and 
the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 45956 
(July 14, 2016).
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    On November 14, 2016, members of the domestic cold-rolled steel 
industry, ArcelorMittal USA LLC, AK Steel Corporation, Nucor 
Corporation, Steel Dynamics Inc., and United States Steel Corporation 
(collectively, ``domestic producers'' or ``Petitioners'' \2\), 
requested that the Department conduct a changed circumstances review, 
to revoke, in part, the AD order on certain cold-rolled steel flat 
products from Japan with respect to certain light gage cold-rolled 
flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of 
ASTM A424 Type 1. We did not receive comments from any other party.
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    \2\ Each of these domestic producers was a petitioner in the 
investigation on cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan. See 
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan: Affirmative 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 81 
FR 11747, 11748 n. 10 (March 7, 2016).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are certain cold-rolled 
(coldreduced), flat-rolled steel products, whether or not annealed, 
painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic 
substances. The products covered do not include those that are clad, 
plated, or coated with metal. The products covered include coils that 
have a width or other lateral measurement (``width'') of 12.7 mm or 
greater, regardless of form of coil (e.g., in successively superimposed 
layers, spirally oscillating, etc.). The products covered also include 
products not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness less 
than 4.75 mm and a width that is 12.7 mm or greater and that measures 
at least 10 times the thickness. The products covered also include 
products not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness of 
4.75 mm or more and a width exceeding 150 mm and measuring at least 
twice the thickness. The products described above may be rectangular, 
square, circular, or other shape and include products of either 
rectangular or non-rectangular cross section where such cross-section 
is achieved subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., products which 
have been ``worked after rolling'' (e.g., products which have been 
beveled or rounded at the edges). For purposes of the width and 
thickness requirements referenced above:
    (1) Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is 
within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual 
measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions 
set forth above, and
    (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product 
(e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular cross-
section, the width of certain products with non-rectangular shape, 
etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies.

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    Steel products included in the scope of this order are products in 
which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other 
contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by 
weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, 
by weight, respectively indicated:

 2.50 percent of manganese, or
 3.30 percent of silicon, or
 1.50 percent of copper, or
 1.50 percent of aluminum, or
 1.25 percent of chromium, or
 0.30 percent of cobalt, or
 0.40 percent of lead, or
 2.00 percent of nickel, or
 0.30 percent of tungsten (also called wolfram), or
 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or
 0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or
 0.30 percent of vanadium, or
 0.30 percent of zirconium

    Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this scope 
regardless of levels of boron and titanium.
    For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum 
degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free 
(``IF'')) steels, high strength low alloy (``HSLA'') steels, motor 
lamination steels, Advanced High Strength Steels (``AHSS''), and Ultra 
High Strength Steels (``UHSS''). IF steels are recognized as low carbon 
steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium and/or 
niobium added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels 
are recognized as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as 
chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. Motor 
lamination steels contain micro-alloying levels of elements such as 
silicon and aluminum. AHSS and UHSS are considered high tensile 
strength and high elongation steels, although AI-ISS and UHSS are 
covered whether or not they are high tensile strength or high 
elongation steels.
    Subject merchandise includes cold-rolled steel that has been 
further processed in a third country, including but not limited to 
annealing, tempering, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, 
punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not 
otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if 
performed in the country of manufacture of the cold-rolled steel.
    All products that meet the written physical description, and in 
which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted 
element levels listed above, are within the scope of this order unless 
specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/or 
specifically excluded from the scope of this order:

 Ball bearing steels; \3\
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    \3\ Ball bearing steels are defined as steels which contain, in 
addition to iron, each of the following elements by weight in the 
amount specified: (i) Not less than 0.95 nor more than 1.13 percent 
of carbon; (ii) not less than 0.22 nor more than 0.48 percent of 
manganese; (iii) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of sulfur; (iv) 
none, or not more than 0.03 percent of phosphorus; (v) not less than 
0.18 nor more than 0.37 percent of silicon; (vi) not less than 1.25 
nor more than 1.65 percent of chromium; (vii) none, or not more than 
0.28 percent of nickel; (viii) none, or not more than 0.38 percent 
of copper; and (ix) none, or not more than 0.09 percent of 
molybdenum.
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 Tool steels; \4\
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    \4\ Tool steels are defined as steels which contain the 
following combinations of elements in the quantity by weight 
respectively indicated: (i) More than 1.2 percent carbon and more 
than 10.5 percent chromium; or (ii) not less than 0.3 percent carbon 
and 1.25 percent or more but less than 10.5 percent chromium; or 
(iii) not less than 0.85 percent carbon and 1 percent to 1.8 
percent, inclusive, manganese; or (iv) 0.9 percent to 1.2 percent, 
inclusive, chromium and 0.9 percent to 1.4 percent, inclusive, 
molybdenum; or (v) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less 
than 3.5 percent molybdenum; or (vi) not less than 0.5 percent 
carbon and not less than 5.5 percent tungsten.
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 Silico-manganese steel; \5\
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    \5\ Silico-manganese steel is defined as steels containing by 
weight: (i) Not more than 0.7 percent of carbon; (ii) 0.5 percent or 
more but not more than 1.9 percent of manganese, and (iii) 0.6 
percent or more but not more than 2.3 percent of silicon.
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 Grain-oriented electrical steels (``GOES'') as defined in the 
final determination of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Grain-
Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany, Japan, and Poland.\6\
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    \6\ See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from Germany, Japan, and 
Poland: Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Certain Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 
79 FR 42,501, 42,503 (July 22, 2014) (``Grain-Oriented Electrical 
Steel from Germany, Japan, and Poland''). This determination defines 
grain-oriented electrical steel as ``a flat-rolled alloy steel 
product containing by weight at least 0.6 percent but not more than 
6 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, not more 
than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and no other element in an amount that 
would give the steel the characteristics of another alloy steel, in 
coils or in straight lengths.''
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 Non-Oriented Electrical Steels (``NOES''), as defined in the 
antidumping orders issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce in Non-
Oriented Electrical Steel From the People's Republic of China, Germany, 
Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan.\7\
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    \7\ See Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People's Republic 
of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan: 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 79 FR 71,741, 71,741-42 (December 3, 2014) 
(``Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People's Republic of 
China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan''). 
The orders define NOES as ``cold-rolled, flat-rolled, alloy steel 
products, whether or not in coils, regardless of width, having an 
actual thickness of 0.20 mm or more, in which the core loss is 
substantially equal in any direction of magnetization in the plane 
of the material. The term `substantially equal' means that the cross 
grain direction of core loss is no more than 1.5 times the straight 
grain direction (i.e., the rolling direction) of core loss. NOES has 
a magnetic permeability that does not exceed 1.65 Tesla when tested 
at a field of 800 A/m (equivalent to 10 Oersteds) along (i.e., 
parallel to) the rolling direction of the sheet (i.e., B800 value). 
NOES contains by weight more than 1.00 percent of silicon but less 
than 3.5 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, 
and not more than 1.5 percent of aluminum. NOES has a surface oxide 
coating, to which an insulation coating may be applied.''

    Also excluded from the scope of this order is ultra-tempered 
automotive steel, which is hardened, tempered, surface polished, and 
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meets the following specifications:

 Thickness: less than or equal to 1.0 mm;
 Width: less than or equal to 330 mm;
 Chemical composition:

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           Element                 C            Si           Mn                          P                                          S
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Weight %....................    0.90-1.05    0.15-0.35    0.30-0.50  Less than or equal to 0.03...............  Less than or equal to 0.006.
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 Physical properties:

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Width less than or equal to 150mm.........  Flatness of less than 0.2%
                                             of nominal strip width.
Width of 150 to 330mm.....................  Flatness of less than 5 mm
                                             of nominal strip width.
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 Microstructure: Completely free from decarburization. Carbides 
are spheroidal and fine within 1% to 4% (area percentage) and are 
undissolved in the uniform tempered martensite;
 Surface roughness: Less than or equal to 0.80 [micro]m Rz;
 Non-metallic inclusion:
    [ssquf] Sulfide inclusion less than or equal to 0.04% (area 
percentage);
    [ssquf] Oxide inclusion less than or equal to 0.05% (area 
percentage); and
 The mill test certificate must demonstrate that the steel is 
proprietary grade ``PK'' and specify the following:
    [ssquf] The exact tensile strength, which must be greater than or 
equal to

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1600 N/mm\2\;
    [ssquf] The exact hardness, which must be greater than or equal to 
465 Vickers hardness number;
    [ssquf] The exact elongation, which must be between 2.5% and 9.5%; 
and
    [ssquf] Certified as having residual compressive stress within a 
range of 100 to 400 N/mm\2\.
    The products subject to this order are currently classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') under item 
numbers: 7209.15.0000, 7209.16.0030, 7209.16.0060, 7209.16.0070, 
7209.16.0091, 7209.17.0030, 7209.17.0060, 7209.17.0070, 7209.17.0091, 
7209.18.1530, 7209.18.1560, 7209.18.2510, 7209.18.2520, 7209.18.2580, 
7209.18.6020, 7209.18.6090, 7209.25.0000, 7209.26.0000, 7209.27.0000, 
7209.28.0000, 7209.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7211.23.1500, 7211.23.2000, 
7211.23.3000, 7211.23.4500, 7211.23.6030, 7211.23.6060, 7211.23.6090, 
7211.29.2030, 7211.29.2090, 7211.29.4500, 7211.29.6030, 7211.29.6080, 
7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.50.8080, 
7225.99.0090, 7226.92.5000, 7226.92.7050, and 7226.92.8050. The 
products subject to the order may also enter under the following HTSUS 
numbers: 7210.90.9000, 7212.50.0000, 7215.10.0010, 7215.10.0080, 
7215.50.0016, 7215.50.0018, 7215.50.0020, 7215.50.0061, 7215.50.0063, 
7215.50.0065, 7215.50.0090, 7215.90.5000, 7217.10.1000, 7217.10.2000, 
7217.10.3000, 7217.10.7000, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 
7217.90.5090, 7225.19.0000, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.99.0180, 
7228.50.5015, 7228.50.5040, 7228.50.5070, 7228.60.8000, and 
7229.90.1000.
    The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and CBP 
purposes only. The written description of the scope of the order is 
dispositive.

Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and 
Intent To Revoke Order in Part

    Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act''), the Department will conduct a changed circumstances 
review upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from an 
interested party for a review of, a final affirmative determination 
that resulted in an AD order which shows changed circumstances 
sufficient to warrant a review. Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.222(g)(1)(i) provide that the Department may revoke an order (in 
whole or in part) if it determines that producers accounting for 
substantially all of the production of the domestic like product have 
no further interest in the order, in whole or in part. In addition, in 
the event the Department determines that expedited action is warranted, 
19 CFR 351.222(c)(3)(ii) permits the Department to combine the notices 
of initiation and preliminary results.
    At the request of the domestic industry, and in accordance with 
section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b), the Department is 
initiating a changed circumstances review of certain cold-rolled steel 
flat products from Japan to determine whether partial revocation of the 
antidumping duty order is warranted with respect to certain light gage 
cold-rolled flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the 
requirements of ASTM A424 Type 1. In accordance with section 751(b) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3), we have determined that expedited 
action is warranted because the record contains information necessary 
to make a preliminary finding.
    The five domestic producers named above assert that they account 
for ``substantially all'' of the cold-rolled steel production in the 
United States. Because there is no record information that contradicts 
this claim, in accordance with section 751(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.222(g)(1)(i), we find that Petitioners comprise substantially all 
of the production of the domestic like product.\8\
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    \8\ See Letter from the Domestic Industry, ``Certain Cold-Rolled 
Steel Flat Products from Japan--Changed Circumstances Review and 
Parital Revocation Request,'' dated November 14, 2016 at page 5.
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    Petitioners have expressed a lack of interest in the order, in 
part, with respect to certain light gage cold-rolled flat-rolled steel 
for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of ASTM A424 Type 
1.\9\ Because this changed circumstances request was filed less than 24 
months after the date of publication of notice of the final 
determination in an investigation, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.216(c), the 
Department must determine whether good cause exists. We find that the 
Petitioners' affirmative statement of no interest in the order with 
respect to certain light gage cold-rolled flat-rolled steel for 
porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of ASTM A424 Type 1 
constitutes good cause for the conduct of this review. Based on the 
expression of no interest by Petitioners and in the absence of any 
objection by any other interested parties, we have preliminarily 
determined that substantially all \10\ of the domestic industry of the 
like product has no interest in the continued application of the 
antidumping duty order on certain cold-rolled steel flat products to 
the merchandise that is subject to this request. Accordingly, we are 
notifying the public of our intent to revoke, in part, the antidumping 
duty order as it relates to imports of certain light gage cold-rolled 
flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the requirements of 
ASTM A424 Type 1. Therefore, we intend to change the scope of the order 
on cold-rolled steel flat products from Japan to include the following 
exclusion: \11\
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    \9\ Id. at page 4.
    \10\ In its administrative practice, the Department has 
interpreted ``substantially all'' to mean at least 85 percent of the 
total production of the domestic like product covered by the order. 
See, e.g., Certain Pasta from Italy: Final Results of Countervailing 
Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation, In Part, 76 FR 
27634, 27635 (May 12, 2011).
    \11\ For a full description of the scope, see Appendix I.

    Also excluded from the scope of this order is certain cold-
rolled flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the 
requirements of ASTM 424 Type 1 and having the following 
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characteristics:

--continuous annealed cold-reduced steel in coils with a thickness 
of between 0.30 mm and 0.36 mm, that is in in widths either from 875 
mm to 940 mm or from 1,168 to 1,232 mm;
    --a chemical composition, by weight, of:
    --not more than 0.004% carbon;
    --not more than 0.010% aluminum;
    --0.006%-0.010% nitrogen
    --0.012%-0.030% boron
    --0.010%-0.025% oxygen
    --less than 0.002% of titanium;
    --less than 0.002% by weight of vanadium;
    --less than 0.002% by weight of niobium,
    --less than 0.002% by weight of antimony;
    --a yield strength of from 179.3 MPa to 344.7 MPa;
--a tensile strength of from 303.7 MPa to 413.7 MPa,
--a percent of elongation of from 28% to 46% on a standard ASTM 
sample with a 5.08 mm gauge length;
--a product shape of flat after annealing, with flat defined as less 
than or equal to 1 I unit with no coil set. As set forth, in ASTM 
A568, Appendix X5 (alternate methods for expressing flatness).\12\
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    \12\ The Department intends to adopt the exclusionary language 
included in the proposed amended scope that Petitioners submitted on 
December 13, 2016. See Letter from the Domestic Industry, ``Certain 
Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan--Changed Circumstances 
Review and Partial Revocation Request--Proposed Amended Scope 
Language,'' dated December 13, 2016 at Attachment.

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Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to provide comments to comment on 
these preliminary results. Written comments may be submitted to the 
Department no later than 14 days after the date of publication of this 
notice. Rebuttal comments to written comments, limited to issues raised 
in such comments, may be filed with the Department no later than 10 
days after the comments are filed. All submissions must be filed 
electronically using Enforcement and Compliance's AD and CVD 
Centralized Electronic Service System (``ACCESS'').\13\ An 
electronically filed document must be received successfully in its 
entirety by ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due dates set forth 
in this notice.
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    \13\ See, generally, 19 CFR 351.303.
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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e), the Department intends to 
issue the final results of this changed circumstance review within 270 
days after the date on which this review was initiated, or within 45 
days if all parties to the proceeding agree to the outcome of the 
review.
    If final revocation occurs, we will instruct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection to end the suspension of liquidation for the 
merchandise covered by the revocation on the effective date of the 
notice of revocation and to release any cash deposit or bond.\14\ The 
current requirement for a cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties 
on all subject merchandise will continue unless and until it is 
modified pursuant to the final results of this changed circumstances 
review.
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.22(g)(4).
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    This initiation and preliminary results of review and notice are in 
accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.216, 351.221(b)(1) and (4), and 351.222(g).

     Dated: December 27, 2016.
Paul Piquado
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

    The products covered by this order are certain cold-rolled 
(cold-reduced), flat-rolled steel products, whether or not annealed, 
painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic 
substances. The products covered do not include those that are clad, 
plated, or coated with metal. The products covered include coils 
that have a width or other lateral measurement (``width'') of 12.7 
mm or greater, regardless of form of coil (e.g., in successively 
superimposed layers, spirally oscillating, etc.). The products 
covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in straight 
lengths) of a thickness less than 4.75 mm and a width that is 12.7 
mm or greater and that measures at least 10 times the thickness. The 
products covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in 
straight lengths) of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and a width 
exceeding 150 mm and measuring at least twice the thickness. The 
products described above may be rectangular, square, circular, or 
other shape and include products of either rectangular or non-
rectangular cross-section where such cross-section is achieved 
subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., products which have been 
``worked after rolling'' (e.g., products which have been beveled or 
rounded at the edges). For purposes of the width and thickness 
requirements referenced above:
    (1) Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is 
within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual 
measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions 
set forth above, and
    (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product 
(e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular cross-
section, the width of certain products with non-rectangular shape, 
etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies.
    Steel products included in the scope of this order are products 
in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other 
contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by 
weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the 
quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:

 2.50 percent of manganese, or
 3.30 percent of silicon, or
 1.50 percent of copper, or
 1.50 percent of aluminum, or
 1.25 percent of chromium, or
 0.30 percent of cobalt, or
 0.40 percent of lead, or
 2.00 percent of nickel, or
 0.30 percent of tungsten (also called wolfram), or
 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or
 0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or
 0.30 percent of vanadium, or
 0.30 percent of zirconium

    Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this 
scope regardless of levels of boron and titanium.
    For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum 
degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-
free (``IF'')) steels, high strength low alloy (``HSLA'') steels, 
motor lamination steels, Advanced High Strength Steels (``AHSS''), 
and Ultra High Strength Steels (``UHSS''). IF steels are recognized 
as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as 
titanium and/or niobium added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen 
elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-alloying 
levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, 
vanadium, and molybdenum. Motor lamination steels contain micro-
alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. AHSS and 
UHSS are considered high tensile strength and high elongation 
steels, although AHSS and UHSS are covered whether or not they are 
high tensile strength or high elongation steels.
    Subject merchandise includes cold-rolled steel that has been 
further processed in a third country, including but not limited to 
annealing, tempering, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, 
punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not 
otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if 
performed in the country of manufacture of the cold-rolled steel.
    All products that meet the written physical description, and in 
which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted 
element levels listed above, are within the scope of this order 
unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of 
and/or specifically excluded from the scope of this order:

 Ball bearing steels; \1\
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    \1\ Ball bearing steels are defined as steels which contain, in 
addition to iron, each of the following elements by weight in the 
amount specified: (i) not less than 0.95 nor more than 1.13 percent 
of carbon; (ii) not less than 0.22 nor more than 0.48 percent of 
manganese; (iii) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of sulfur; (iv) 
none, or not more than 0.03 percent of phosphorus; (v) not less than 
0.18 nor more than 0.37 percent of silicon; (vi) not less than 1.25 
nor more than 1.65 percent of chromium; (vii) none, or not more than 
0.28 percent of nickel; (viii) none, or not more than 0.38 percent 
of copper; and (ix) none, or not more than 0.09 percent of 
molybdenum.
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 Tool steels; \2\
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    \2\ Tool steels are defined as steels which contain the 
following combinations of elements in the quantity by weight 
respectively indicated: (i) More than 1.2 percent carbon and more 
than 10.5 percent chromium; or (ii) not less than 0.3 percent carbon 
and 1.25 percent or more but less than 10.5 percent chromium; or 
(iii) not less than 0.85 percent carbon and 1 percent to 1.8 
percent, inclusive, manganese; or (iv) 0.9 percent to 1.2 percent, 
inclusive, chromium and 0.9 percent to 1.4 percent, inclusive, 
molybdenum; or (v) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less 
than 3.5 percent molybdenum; or (vi) not less than 0.5 percent 
carbon and not less than 5.5 percent tungsten.
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 Silico-manganese steel; \3\
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    \3\ Silico-manganese steel is defined as steels containing by 
weight: (i) Not more than 0.7 percent of carbon; (ii) 0.5 percent or 
more but not more than 1.9 percent of manganese, and (iii) 0.6 
percent or more but not more than 2.3 percent of silicon.
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 Grain-oriented electrical steel (``GOES'') as defined in 
the final determination of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Grain-
Oriented Electrical Steel from Germany, Japan, and Poland.\4\
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    \4\ See Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from Germany, Japan, and 
Poland: Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Certain Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 
79 FR 42,501, 42,503 (Dep't Commerce July 22, 2014) (``Grain-
Oriented Electrical Steel from Germany, Japan, and Poland''). This 
determination defines grain-oriented electrical steel as ``a flat-
rolled alloy steel product containing by weight at least 0.6 percent 
but not more than 6 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent 
of carbon, not more than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and no other 
element in an amount that would give the steel the characteristics 
of another alloy steel, in coils or in straight lengths.''
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 Non-Oriented Electrical Steels (``NOES''), as defined in 
the antidumping orders issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 
Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People's Republic of China,

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Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan.\5\
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    \5\ See Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People's Republic 
of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan: 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 79 FR 71,741, 71,741-42 (Dep't Commerce 
Dec. 3, 2014) (``Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People's 
Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, 
and Taiwan''). The orders define NOES as ``cold-rolled, flat-rolled, 
alloy steel products, whether or not in coils, regardless of width, 
having an actual thickness of 0.20 mm or more, in which the core 
loss is substantially equal in any direction of magnetization in the 
plane of the material. The term `substantially equal' means that the 
cross grain direction of core loss is no more than 1.5 times the 
straight grain direction (i.e., the rolling direction) of core loss. 
NOES has a magnetic permeability that does not exceed 1.65 Tesla 
when tested at a field of 800 A/m (equivalent to 10 Oersteds) along 
(i.e., parallel to) the rolling direction of the sheet (i.e., B800 
value). NOES contains by weight more than 1.00 percent of silicon 
but less than 3.5 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of 
carbon, and not more than 1.5 percent of aluminum. NOES has a 
surface oxide coating, to which an insulation coating may be 
applied.''

    Also excluded from the scope of this order is ultra-tempered 
automotive steel, which is hardened, tempered, surface polished, and 
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meets the following specifications:

 Thickness: less than or equal to 1.0 mm;
 Width: less than or equal to 330 mm;
 Chemical composition:

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            Element                   C            Si           Mn                       P                                        S
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Weight %.......................    0.90-1.05    0.15-0.35    0.30-0.50  Less than or equal to 0.03.........  Less than or equal to 0.006.
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 Physical properties:

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Width less than or equal to 150mm.........  Flatness of less than 0.2%
                                             of nominal strip width.
Width of 150 to 330mm.....................  Flatness of less than 5 mm
                                             of nominal strip width.
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 Microstructure: Completely free from decarburization. 
Carbides are spheroidal and fine within 1% to 4% (area percentage) 
and are undissolved in the uniform tempered martensite;
 Surface roughness: less than or equal to 0.80 to [micro]m 
Rz;
 Non-metallic inclusion:
    [ssquf] Sulfide inclusion less than or equal to 0.04% (area 
percentage)
    [ssquf] Oxide inclusion less than or equal to 0.05% (area 
percentage); and
 The mill test certificate must demonstrate that the steel 
is proprietary grade ``PK'' and specify the following:
    [ssquf] The exact tensile strength, which must be greater than 
or equal to 1600 N/mm\2\;
 The exact hardness, which must be greater than or equal to 
465 Vickers hardness number;
 The exact elongation, which must be between 2.5% and 9.5%; 
and
 Certified as having residual compressive stress within a 
range of 100 to 400 N/mm\2\.

    Also excluded from the scope of this order is certain cold-
rolled flat-rolled steel for porcelain enameling meeting the 
requirements of ASTM A424 Type 1 and having each of the following 
characteristics:

 Continuous annealed cold-reduced steel in coils with a 
thickness of between 0.30 mm and 0.36 mm that is in widths either 
from 875 mm to 940 mm or from 1,168 to 1,232 mm;
 a chemical composition, by weight, of:
    [ssquf] not more than 0.004% carbon;
    [ssquf] not more than 0.010% aluminum;
    [ssquf] 0.006%-0.010% nitrogen
    [ssquf] 0.012%-0.030% boron
    [ssquf] 0.010%-0.025% oxygen
    [ssquf] less than 0.002% of titanium;
    [ssquf] less than 0.002% by weight of vanadium;
    [ssquf] less than 0.002% by weight of niobium,
    [ssquf] less than 0.002% by weight of antimony;
 a yield strength of from 179.3 MPa to 344.7 MPa;
 a tensile strength of from 303.7 MPa to 413.7 MPa;
 a percent of elongation of from 28% to 46% on a standard 
ASTM sample with a 5.08 mm gauge length;
 a product shape of flat after annealing, with flat defined 
as less than or equal to 1 I unit with no coil set as set forth in 
ASTM A568, Appendix X5 (alternate methods for expressing flatness).

    The products subject to this order are currently classified in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') 
under item numbers: 7209.15.0000, 7209.16.0030, 7209.16.0060, 
7209.16.0070, 7209.16.0091, 7209.17.0030, 7209.17.0060, 
7209.17.0070, 7209.17.0091, 7209.18.1530, 7209.18.1560, 
7209.18.2510, 7209.18.2520, 7209.18.2580, 7209.18.6020, 
7209.18.6090, 7209.25.0000, 7209.26.0000, 7209.27.0000, 
7209.28.0000, 7209.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7211.23.1500, 
7211.23.2000, 7211.23.3000, 7211.23.4500, 7211.23.6030, 
7211.23.6060, 7211.23.6090, 7211.29.2030, 7211.29.2090, 
7211.29.4500, 7211.29.6030, 7211.29.6080, 7211.90.0000, 
7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.50.8080, 
7225.99.0090, 7226.92.5000, 7226.92.7050, and 7226.92.8050. The 
products subject to the order may also enter under the following 
HTSUS numbers: 7210.90.9000, 7212.50.0000, 7215.10.0010, 
7215.10.0080, 7215.50.0016, 7215.50.0018, 7215.50.0020, 
7215.50.0061, 7215.50.0063, 7215.50.0065, 7215.50.0090, 
7215.90.5000, 7217.10.1000, 7217.10.2000, 7217.10.3000, 
7217.10.7000, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 
7217.90.5090, 7225.19.0000, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 
7226.99.0180, 7228.50.5015, 7228.50.5040, 7228.50.5070, 
7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000. The HTSUS subheadings above are 
provided for convenience and CBP purposes only. The written 
description of the scope of the order is dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2016-31890 Filed 1-3-17; 8:45 am]
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