Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Brazil, South Africa, and the Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders, 8911-8915 [2017-02204]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Notices that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: January 26, 2017. Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–02109 Filed 1–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Meeting of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below. DATES: March 1, 2017, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Members of the public wishing to participate must register in advance with Victoria Gunderson at the contact information below by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 24, 2017, in order to preregister, including any requests to make comments during the meeting or for accommodations or auxiliary aids. 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[FR Doc. 2017–02141 Filed 1–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–847, A–791–822, A–489–828] Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate From Brazil, South Africa, and the Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from Brazil, South Africa, and the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). SUMMARY: DATES: Effective January 26, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Kennedy at (202) 482–7883 (Brazil); Julia Hancock or Susan Pulongbarit at (202) 482–1394 or (202) 482–4031, respectively (South Africa); or Dmitry Vladimirov at (202) 482–0665 (Turkey); AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 8912 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Notices Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on December 5, 2016, the Department published its affirmative final determinations in the less-thanfair-value (LTFV) investigations of CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey.1 On January 19, 2017, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of the LTFV imports of CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey, and of its determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject merchandise from Brazil and Turkey that are subject to the Department’s affirmative critical circumstances findings.2 Scope of the Orders The product covered by these orders is CTL plate. For a complete description for the scope of the Brazil and Turkey orders, see Appendix I of this notice. For a complete description for the scope of the South Africa order, see Appendix II of this notice.3 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Antidumping Duty Orders On January 19, 2017, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determinations in these investigations, in which it found that an industry in the 1 See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate From Brazil, South Africa, and the Republic of Turkey: Affirmative Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Affirmative Final Determinations of Critical Circumstances for Brazil and the Republic of Turkey, 81 FR 87544 (December 5, 2016) (Final Determinations). 2 See Letter to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Chairman of the International Trade Commission, entitled, ‘‘Notification of International Trade Commission’’, dated January 19, 2017 (ITC Letter). 3 Due to the possibility of overlapping coverage between the scopes of the CTL Plate antidumping duty orders for Brazil and Turkey and pre-existing antidumping duty orders on Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil and Turkey, the scopes of these CTL Plate antidumping orders specifically exclude any such overlapping products. See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for Australia, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 67962 (October 3, 2016). With respect to South Africa, there is no preexisting antidumping order which could result in overlapping coverage. As a result, the scope of the South African CTL Plate antidumping duty order does not contain the exclusion contained in the scopes of the Brazil and Turkey CTL Plate antidumping duty orders. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 United States is materially injured by reason of imports of CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey, and that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject merchandise from Brazil and Turkey that are subject to the Department’s affirmative critical circumstances findings.4 Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, the Department is issuing these antidumping duty orders. Because the ITC determined that imports of CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 22, 2016, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determinations,5 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final injury determination as further described below. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries of CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amounts as indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative determinations, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject 4 See ITC Letter. Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate from Brazil, South Africa, and the Republic of Turkey: Affirmative Preliminary Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 81 FR 65337 (September 22, 2016) (Preliminary Determinations). 5 See PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins listed below.6 The relevant ‘‘allothers’’ rate applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed. Provisional Measures Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. Exporters representing a significant portion of exports of the subject merchandise did not request the Department to extend the four-month period for prevision measures and, accordingly, the Department did not extend the four-month period to six months. In the underlying investigation, the Department published the Preliminary Determinations on September 22, 2016. Therefore, the fourmonth period beginning on the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determinations ended on January 20, 2017. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after January 20, 2017, the date the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. Critical Circumstances With regard to the ITC’s negative critical circumstances determination on imports of CTL plate from Brazil and Turkey, we will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits made to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to CTL plate from Brazil and Turkey entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after June 24, 2016 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the Preliminary Determinations), but before September 6 See E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM section 736(a)(3) of the Act. 01FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Notices 22, 2016 (i.e., the date of publication of the Preliminary Determinations). Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins The weighted-average dumping duty percentages are as follows: BRAZIL Exporter/producer Companhia Siderurgica Nacional ............................ Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA ............... All Others .............................. Weightedaverage dumping margins (percent) 74.52 74.52 74.52 SOUTH AFRICA Exporter/producer Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corp. ................ All Others .............................. Weightedaverage dumping margins (percent) 94.14 87.72 TURKEY Exporter/producer ˘ Eregli Demir ve Celik ¸ Fabrikalari T.A.S. .............. ¸ All Others .............................. Weightedaverage dumping margins (percent) 50.00 42.02 This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ stats/iastats1.html. These orders are issued and published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: January 26, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Appendix I Scope of the Orders for Brazil and Turkey The products covered by these orders are certain carbon and alloy steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances (cut-to-length plate). Subject merchandise includes plate that is produced by being cut-to-length from coils or from VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 other discrete length plate and plate that is rolled or forged into a discrete length. The products covered include (1) Universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are not in coils and without patterns in relief), and (2) hot-rolled or forged flat steel products of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness, and which are not in coils, whether or not with patterns in relief. The covered products described above may be rectangular, square, circular or other shapes and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular cross-section where such non-rectangular 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, the following rules apply: (1) Except where otherwise stated where the nominal and actual thickness or width measurements vary, a product from a given subject country 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 unless the product is already covered by an order existing on that specific country (i.e., Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for Australia, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 67962 (October 3, 2016)); 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 these orders are products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; and (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less by weight. Subject merchandise includes cut-to-length plate that has been further processed in the subject country or a third country, including but not limited to pickling, oiling, levelling, annealing, tempering, temper rolling, skin passing, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, beveling, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of these orders if performed in the country of manufacture of the cut-to-length plate. All products that meet the written physical description, are within the scope of these orders unless specifically excluded or covered by the scope of an existing order. The following products are outside of, and/ or specifically excluded from, the scope of these orders: (1) Products clad, plated, or coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished or PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8913 coated with plastic or other non-metallic substances; (2) military grade armor plate certified to one of the following specifications or to a specification that references and incorporates one of the following specifications: • MIL–A–12560, • MIL–DTL–12560H, • MIL–DTL–12560J, • MIL–DTL–12560K, • MIL–DTL–32332, • MIL–A–46100D, • MIL–DTL–46100–E, • MIL–46177C, • MIL–S–16216K Grade HY80, • MIL–S–16216K Grade HY100, • MIL–S–24645A HSLA–80; • MIL–S–24645A HSLA–100, • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Grade HY80, • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Grade HY100, • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Grade HSLA80, • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Grade HSLA100, and • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Mod. Grade HSLA115, except that any cut-to-length plate certified to one of the above specifications, or to a military grade armor specification that references and incorporates one of the above specifications, will not be excluded from the scope if it is also dual- or multiple-certified to any other non-armor specification that otherwise would fall within the scope of these orders; (3) stainless steel plate, containing 10.5 percent or more of chromium by weight and not more than 1.2 percent of carbon by weight; (4) CTL plate meeting the requirements of ASTM A–829, Grade E 4340 that are over 305 mm in actual thickness; (5) Alloy forged and rolled CTL plate greater than or equal to 152.4 mm in actual thickness meeting each of the following requirements: (a) Electric furnace melted, ladle refined & vacuum degassed and having a chemical composition (expressed in weight percentages): • Carbon 0.23–0.28, • Silicon 0.05–0.20, • Manganese 1.20–1.60, • Nickel not greater than 1.0, • Sulfur not greater than 0.007, • Phosphorus not greater than 0.020, • Chromium 1.0–2.5, • Molybdenum 0.35–0.80, • Boron 0.002–0.004, • Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm, • Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and • Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm; (b) With a Brinell hardness measured in all parts of the product including mid thickness falling within one of the following ranges: (i) 270–300 HBW, (ii) 290–320 HBW, or (iii) 320–350HBW; (c) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A (Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.5, B not exceeding 1.0, C not exceeding 0.5, D not exceeding 1.5; and (d) Conforming to ASTM A578–S9 ultrasonic testing requirements with acceptance criteria 2 mm flat bottom hole; (6) Alloy forged and rolled steel CTL plate over 407 mm in actual thickness and meeting the following requirements: E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 8914 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Notices (a) Made from Electric Arc Furnace melted, Ladle refined & vacuum degassed, alloy steel with the following chemical composition (expressed in weight percentages): • Carbon 0.23–0.28, • Silicon 0.05–0.15, • Manganese 1.20–1.50, • Nickel not greater than 0.4, • Sulfur not greater than 0.010, • Phosphorus not greater than 0.020, • Chromium 1.20–1.50, • Molybdenum 0.35–0.55, • Boron 0.002–0.004, • Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm, • Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and • Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm; (b) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A (Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.5, B not exceeding 1.5, C not exceeding 1.0, D not exceeding 1.5; (c) Having the following mechanical properties: (i) With a Brinell hardness not more than 237 HBW measured in all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield Strength of 75ksi min and UTS 95ksi or more, Elongation of 18% or more and Reduction of area 35% or more; having charpy V at ¥75 degrees F in the longitudinal direction equal or greater than 15 ft. lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 20 ft. lbs (average of 3 specimens) and conforming to the requirements of NACE MR01–75; or (ii) With a Brinell hardness not less than 240 HBW measured in all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield Strength of 90 ksi min and UTS 110 ksi or more, Elongation of 15% or more and Reduction of area 30% or more; having charpy V at ¥40 degrees F in the longitudinal direction equal or greater than 21 ft. lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 31 ft. lbs (average of 3 specimens); (d) Conforming to ASTM A578–S9 ultrasonic testing requirements with acceptance criteria 3.2 mm flat bottom hole; and (e) Conforming to magnetic particle inspection in accordance with AMS 2301; (7) Alloy forged and rolled steel CTL plate over 407 mm in actual thickness and meeting the following requirements: (a) Made from Electric Arc Furnace melted, ladle refined & vacuum degassed, alloy steel with the following chemical composition (expressed in weight percentages): • Carbon 0.25–0.30, • Silicon not greater than 0.25, • Manganese not greater than 0.50, • Nickel 3.0–3.5, • Sulfur not greater than 0.010, • Phosphorus not greater than 0.020, • Chromium 1.0–1.5, • Molybdenum 0.6–0.9, • Vanadium 0.08 to 0.12 • Boron 0.002–0.004, • Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm, • Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and • Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm. (b) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A (Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.0(t) and 0.5(h), B not exceeding 1.5(t) and 1.0(h), C not exceeding 1.0(t) and 0.5(h), and D not exceeding 1.5(t) and 1.0(h); VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 (c) Having the following mechanical properties: A Brinell hardness not less than 350 HBW measured in all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield Strength of 145ksi or more and UTS 160ksi or more, Elongation of 15% or more and Reduction of area 35% or more; having charpy V at ¥40 degrees F in the transverse direction equal or greater than 20 ft. lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 25 ft. lbs (average of 3 specimens); (d) Conforming to ASTM A578–S9 ultrasonic testing requirements with acceptance criteria 3.2 mm flat bottom hole; and (e) Conforming to magnetic particle inspection in accordance with AMS 2301. The products subject to these orders are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7225.40.1110, 7225.40.1180, 7225.40.3005, 7225.40.3050, 7226.20.0000, and 7226.91.5000. The products subject to these orders may also enter under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7208.40.6060, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.19.1500, 7211.19.2000, 7211.19.4500, 7211.19.6000, 7211.19.7590, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7214.10.0000, 7214.30.0010, 7214.30.0080, 7214.91.0015, 7214.91.0060, 7214.91.0090, 7225.11.0000, 7225.19.0000, 7225.40.5110, 7225.40.5130, 7225.40.5160, 7225.40.7000, 7225.99.0010, 7225.99.0090, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9060, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.91.0500, 7226.91.1530, 7226.91.1560, 7226.91.2530, 7226.91.2560, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, and 7226.99.0180. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. Appendix II Scope of the Order for South Africa The products covered by this order are certain carbon and alloy steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances (cut-to-length plate). Subject merchandise includes plate that is produced by being cut-to-length from coils or from other discrete length plate and plate that is rolled or forged into a discrete length. The products covered include (1) Universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are not in coils and without patterns in relief), and (2) hot-rolled or forged flat steel products of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness, and which are not in coils, whether or not with patterns in relief. The covered products described above may be rectangular, square, circular or other shapes and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular cross-section where such PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 non-rectangular 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, the following rules apply: (1) Except where otherwise stated where the nominal and actual thickness or width measurements vary, a product from a given subject country 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; and (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less by weight. Subject merchandise includes cut-to-length plate that has been further processed in the subject country or a third country, including but not limited to pickling, oiling, levelling, annealing, tempering, temper rolling, skin passing, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, beveling, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of this order if performed in the country of manufacture of the cut-to-length plate. All products that meet the written physical description, are within the scope of this order unless specifically excluded or covered by the scope of an existing order. The following products are outside of, and/or specifically excluded from, the scope of this order: (1) Products clad, plated, or coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastic or other non-metallic substances; (2) military grade armor plate certified to one of the following specifications or to a specification that references and incorporates one of the following specifications: • MIL–A–12560, • MIL–DTL–12560H, • MIL–DTL–12560J, • MIL–DTL–12560K, • MIL–DTL–32332, • MIL–A–46100D, • MIL–DTL–46100–E, • MIL–46177C, • MIL–S–16216K Grade HY80, • MIL–S–16216K Grade HY100, • MIL–S–24645A HSLA–80; • MIL–S–24645A HSLA–100, • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Grade HY80, • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Grade HY100, • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Grade HSLA80, • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Grade HSLA100, and • T9074–BD–GIB–010/0300 Mod. Grade HSLA115, except that any cut-to-length plate certified to one of the above specifications, or to a military grade armor specification that references and incorporates one of the above E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 / Notices specifications, will not be excluded from the scope if it is also dual- or multiple-certified to any other non-armor specification that otherwise would fall within the scope of this order; (3) stainless steel plate, containing 10.5 percent or more of chromium by weight and not more than 1.2 percent of carbon by weight; (4) CTL plate meeting the requirements of ASTM A–829, Grade E 4340 that are over 305 mm in actual thickness; (5) Alloy forged and rolled CTL plate greater than or equal to 152.4 mm in actual thickness meeting each of the following requirements: (a) Electric furnace melted, ladle refined & vacuum degassed and having a chemical composition (expressed in weight percentages): • Carbon 0.23–0.28, • Silicon 0.05–0.20, • Manganese 1.20–1.60, • Nickel not greater than 1.0, • Sulfur not greater than 0.007, • Phosphorus not greater than 0.020, • Chromium 1.0–2.5, • Molybdenum 0.35–0.80, • Boron 0.002–0.004, • Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm, • Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and • Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm; (b) With a Brinell hardness measured in all parts of the product including mid thickness falling within one of the following ranges: (i) 270–300 HBW, (ii) 290–320 HBW, or (iii) 320–350 HBW; (c) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A (Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.5, B not exceeding 1.0, C not exceeding 0.5, D not exceeding 1.5; and (d) Conforming to ASTM A578–S9 ultrasonic testing requirements with acceptance criteria 2 mm flat bottom hole; (6) Alloy forged and rolled steel CTL plate over 407 mm in actual thickness and meeting the following requirements: (a) Made from Electric Arc Furnace melted, Ladle refined & vacuum degassed, alloy steel with the following chemical composition (expressed in weight percentages): • Carbon 0.23–0.28, • Silicon 0.05–0.15, • Manganese 1.20–1.50, • Nickel not greater than 0.4, • Sulfur not greater than 0.010, • Phosphorus not greater than 0.020, • Chromium 1.20–1.50, • Molybdenum 0.35–0.55, • Boron 0.002–0.004, • Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm, • Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and • Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm; (b) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A (Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.5, B not exceeding 1.5, C not exceeding 1.0, D not exceeding 1.5; (c) Having the following mechanical properties: (i) With a Brinell hardness not more than 237 HBW measured in all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield Strength of 75ksi min and UTS 95ksi or more, Elongation of 18% or more and Reduction of area 35% or more; having VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Jan 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 charpy V at ¥75 degrees F in the longitudinal direction equal or greater than 15 ft. lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 20 ft. lbs (average of 3 specimens) and conforming to the requirements of NACE MR01–75; or (ii) With a Brinell hardness not less than 240 HBW measured in all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield Strength of 90 ksi min and UTS 110 ksi or more, Elongation of 15% or more and Reduction of area 30% or more; having charpy V at ¥40 degrees F in the longitudinal direction equal or greater than 21 ft. lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 31 ft. lbs (average of 3 specimens); (d) Conforming to ASTM A578–S9 ultrasonic testing requirements with acceptance criteria 3.2 mm flat bottom hole; and (e) Conforming to magnetic particle inspection in accordance with AMS 2301; (7) Alloy forged and rolled steel CTL plate over 407 mm in actual thickness and meeting the following requirements: (a) Made from Electric Arc Furnace melted, ladle refined & vacuum degassed, alloy steel with the following chemical composition (expressed in weight percentages): • Carbon 0.25–0.30, • Silicon not greater than 0.25, • Manganese not greater than 0.50, • Nickel 3.0–3.5, • Sulfur not greater than 0.010, • Phosphorus not greater than 0.020, • Chromium 1.0–1.5, • Molybdenum 0.6–0.9, • Vanadium 0.08 to 0.12 • Boron 0.002–0.004, • Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm, • Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and • Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm. (b) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A (Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.0(t) and 0.5(h), B not exceeding 1.5(t) and 1.0(h), C not exceeding 1.0(t) and 0.5(h), and D not exceeding 1.5(t) and 1.0(h); (c) Having the following mechanical properties: A Brinell hardness not less than 350 HBW measured in all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield Strength of 145ksi or more and UTS 160ksi or more, Elongation of 15% or more and Reduction of area 35% or more; having charpy V at ¥40 degrees F in the transverse direction equal or greater than 20 ft. lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 25 ft. lbs (average of 3 specimens); (d) Conforming to ASTM A578–S9 ultrasonic testing requirements with acceptance criteria 3.2 mm flat bottom hole; and (e) Conforming to magnetic particle inspection in accordance with AMS 2301. The products subject to this order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7225.40.1110, 7225.40.1180, 7225.40.3005, 7225.40.3050, 7226.20.0000, and 7226.91.5000. The products subject to this order may also enter under the following HTSUS item PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8915 numbers: 7208.40.6060, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.19.1500, 7211.19.2000, 7211.19.4500, 7211.19.6000, 7211.19.7590, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7214.10.0000, 7214.30.0010, 7214.30.0080, 7214.91.0015, 7214.91.0060, 7214.91.0090, 7225.11.0000, 7225.19.0000, 7225.40.5110, 7225.40.5130, 7225.40.5160, 7225.40.7000, 7225.99.0010, 7225.99.0090, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9060, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.91.0500, 7226.91.1530, 7226.91.1560, 7226.91.2530, 7226.91.2560, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, and 7226.99.0180. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-847, A-791-822, A-489-828]


Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Brazil, 
South Africa, and the Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the 
Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on certain carbon and 
alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from Brazil, South Africa, 
and the Republic of Turkey (Turkey).

DATES: Effective January 26, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Kennedy at (202) 482-7883 
(Brazil); Julia Hancock or Susan Pulongbarit at (202) 482-1394 or (202) 
482-4031, respectively (South Africa); or Dmitry Vladimirov at (202) 
482-0665 (Turkey); AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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Background

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on December 5, 
2016, the Department published its affirmative final determinations in 
the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of CTL plate from 
Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey.\1\ On January 19, 2017, the ITC 
notified the Department of its affirmative determination that an 
industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning 
of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of the LTFV imports of 
CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey, and of its 
determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to 
imports of subject merchandise from Brazil and Turkey that are subject 
to the Department's affirmative critical circumstances findings.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From 
Brazil, South Africa, and the Republic of Turkey: Affirmative Final 
Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Affirmative 
Final Determinations of Critical Circumstances for Brazil and the 
Republic of Turkey, 81 FR 87544 (December 5, 2016) (Final 
Determinations).
    \2\ See Letter to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Enforcement and Compliance, from Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Chairman 
of the International Trade Commission, entitled, ``Notification of 
International Trade Commission'', dated January 19, 2017 (ITC 
Letter).
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Scope of the Orders

    The product covered by these orders is CTL plate. For a complete 
description for the scope of the Brazil and Turkey orders, see Appendix 
I of this notice. For a complete description for the scope of the South 
Africa order, see Appendix II of this notice.\3\
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    \3\ Due to the possibility of overlapping coverage between the 
scopes of the CTL Plate antidumping duty orders for Brazil and 
Turkey and pre-existing antidumping duty orders on Certain Hot-
Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil and Turkey, the scopes of 
these CTL Plate antidumping orders specifically exclude any such 
overlapping products. See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products 
from Australia, Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the 
Netherlands, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Amended 
Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for Australia, the 
Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey and Antidumping Duty 
Orders, 81 FR 67962 (October 3, 2016). With respect to South Africa, 
there is no pre-existing antidumping order which could result in 
overlapping coverage. As a result, the scope of the South African 
CTL Plate antidumping duty order does not contain the exclusion 
contained in the scopes of the Brazil and Turkey CTL Plate 
antidumping duty orders.
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Antidumping Duty Orders

    On January 19, 2017, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, 
the ITC notified the Department of its final determinations in these 
investigations, in which it found that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured by reason of imports of CTL plate from Brazil, 
South Africa, and Turkey, and that critical circumstances do not exist 
with respect to imports of subject merchandise from Brazil and Turkey 
that are subject to the Department's affirmative critical circumstances 
findings.\4\ Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the 
Act, the Department is issuing these antidumping duty orders. Because 
the ITC determined that imports of CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, 
and Turkey are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated 
entries of such merchandise from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey, 
entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the 
assessment of antidumping duties.
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    \4\ See ITC Letter.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the 
Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties 
equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise 
exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the 
merchandise, for all relevant entries of CTL plate from Brazil, South 
Africa, and Turkey. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated 
entries of CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 22, 
2016, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determinations,\5\ but 
will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the 
provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC's final 
injury determination as further described below.
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    \5\ See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from 
Brazil, South Africa, and the Republic of Turkey: Affirmative 
Preliminary Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 81 FR 
65337 (September 22, 2016) (Preliminary Determinations).
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will 
instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation on all relevant entries 
of CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey. These instructions 
suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice.
    We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the 
amounts as indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of 
publication of the ITC's final affirmative determinations, CBP will 
require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated 
duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins listed below.\6\ The 
relevant ``all-others'' rate applies to all producers or exporters not 
specifically listed.
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    \6\ See section 736(a)(3) of the Act.
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Provisional Measures

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect 
for more than four months, except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six 
months. Exporters representing a significant portion of exports of the 
subject merchandise did not request the Department to extend the four-
month period for prevision measures and, accordingly, the Department 
did not extend the four-month period to six months. In the underlying 
investigation, the Department published the Preliminary Determinations 
on September 22, 2016. Therefore, the four-month period beginning on 
the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determinations ended on 
January 20, 2017. Furthermore, section 737(b) of the Act states that 
definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC's 
final injury determination.
    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after January 20, 
2017, the date the provisional measures expired, until and through the 
day preceding the date of publication of the ITC's final injury 
determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will 
resume on the date of publication of the ITC's final determination in 
the Federal Register.

Critical Circumstances

    With regard to the ITC's negative critical circumstances 
determination on imports of CTL plate from Brazil and Turkey, we will 
instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits made to 
secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to CTL 
plate from Brazil and Turkey entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after June 24, 2016 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date 
of publication of the Preliminary Determinations), but before September

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22, 2016 (i.e., the date of publication of the Preliminary 
Determinations).

Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins

    The weighted-average dumping duty percentages are as follows:

                                 Brazil
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                                                              average
                    Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                              margins
                                                             (percent)
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Companhia Siderurgica Nacional..........................           74.52
Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA..................           74.52
All Others..............................................           74.52
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                              South Africa
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                                                             Weighted-
                                                              average
                    Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                              margins
                                                             (percent)
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Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corp..................           94.14
All Others..............................................           87.72
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                                 Turkey
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                                                              average
                    Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                              margins
                                                             (percent)
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Ere[gbreve]li Demir ve [Ccedil]elik Fabrikalari                    50.00
 T.A.[Scedil]...........................................
All Others..............................................           42.02
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    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to 
CTL plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey pursuant to section 
736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping 
duty orders currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
    These orders are issued and published in accordance with section 
736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: January 26, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Orders for Brazil and Turkey

    The products covered by these orders are certain carbon and 
alloy steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, 
whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other 
non-metallic substances (cut-to-length plate). Subject merchandise 
includes plate that is produced by being cut-to-length from coils or 
from other discrete length plate and plate that is rolled or forged 
into a discrete length. The products covered include (1) Universal 
mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a 
closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 
mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are not in coils 
and without patterns in relief), and (2) hot-rolled or forged flat 
steel products of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and of a width 
which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness, and 
which are not in coils, whether or not with patterns in relief. The 
covered products described above may be rectangular, square, 
circular or other shapes and include products of either rectangular 
or non-rectangular cross-section where such non-rectangular 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, the following rules apply:
    (1) Except where otherwise stated where the nominal and actual 
thickness or width measurements vary, a product from a given subject 
country 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 unless the product is already covered by 
an order existing on that specific country (i.e., Certain Hot-Rolled 
Steel Flat Products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, the Republic of 
Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic of Turkey, and the United 
Kingdom: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for 
Australia, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey and 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 67962 (October 3, 2016)); 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 these orders are 
products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of 
the other contained elements; and (2) the carbon content is 2 
percent or less by weight.
    Subject merchandise includes cut-to-length plate that has been 
further processed in the subject country or a third country, 
including but not limited to pickling, oiling, levelling, annealing, 
tempering, temper rolling, skin passing, painting, varnishing, 
trimming, cutting, punching, beveling, and/or slitting, or any other 
processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the 
scope of these orders if performed in the country of manufacture of 
the cut-to-length plate.
    All products that meet the written physical description, are 
within the scope of these orders unless specifically excluded or 
covered by the scope of an existing order. The following products 
are outside of, and/or specifically excluded from, the scope of 
these orders:
    (1) Products clad, plated, or coated with metal, whether or not 
painted, varnished or coated with plastic or other non-metallic 
substances;
    (2) military grade armor plate certified to one of the following 
specifications or to a specification that references and 
incorporates one of the following specifications:
 MIL-A-12560,
 MIL-DTL-12560H,
 MIL-DTL-12560J,
 MIL-DTL-12560K,
 MIL-DTL-32332,
 MIL-A-46100D,
 MIL-DTL-46100-E,
 MIL-46177C,
 MIL-S-16216K Grade HY80,
 MIL-S-16216K Grade HY100,
 MIL-S-24645A HSLA-80;
 MIL-S-24645A HSLA-100,
 T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Grade HY80,
 T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Grade HY100,
 T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Grade HSLA80,
 T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Grade HSLA100, and
 T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Mod. Grade HSLA115,
except that any cut-to-length plate certified to one of the above 
specifications, or to a military grade armor specification that 
references and incorporates one of the above specifications, will 
not be excluded from the scope if it is also dual- or multiple-
certified to any other non-armor specification that otherwise would 
fall within the scope of these orders;
    (3) stainless steel plate, containing 10.5 percent or more of 
chromium by weight and not more than 1.2 percent of carbon by 
weight;
    (4) CTL plate meeting the requirements of ASTM A-829, Grade E 
4340 that are over 305 mm in actual thickness;
    (5) Alloy forged and rolled CTL plate greater than or equal to 
152.4 mm in actual thickness meeting each of the following 
requirements:
    (a) Electric furnace melted, ladle refined & vacuum degassed and 
having a chemical composition (expressed in weight percentages):
 Carbon 0.23-0.28,
 Silicon 0.05-0.20,
 Manganese 1.20-1.60,
 Nickel not greater than 1.0,
 Sulfur not greater than 0.007,
 Phosphorus not greater than 0.020,
 Chromium 1.0-2.5,
 Molybdenum 0.35-0.80,
 Boron 0.002-0.004,
 Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm,
 Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and
 Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm;
    (b) With a Brinell hardness measured in all parts of the product 
including mid thickness falling within one of the following ranges:
(i) 270-300 HBW,
(ii) 290-320 HBW, or
(iii) 320-350HBW;
    (c) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A 
(Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.5, B not exceeding 1.0, C not 
exceeding 0.5, D not exceeding 1.5; and
    (d) Conforming to ASTM A578-S9 ultrasonic testing requirements 
with acceptance criteria 2 mm flat bottom hole;
    (6) Alloy forged and rolled steel CTL plate over 407 mm in 
actual thickness and meeting the following requirements:

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    (a) Made from Electric Arc Furnace melted, Ladle refined & 
vacuum degassed, alloy steel with the following chemical composition 
(expressed in weight percentages):
 Carbon 0.23-0.28,
 Silicon 0.05-0.15,
 Manganese 1.20-1.50,
 Nickel not greater than 0.4,
 Sulfur not greater than 0.010,
 Phosphorus not greater than 0.020,
 Chromium 1.20-1.50,
 Molybdenum 0.35-0.55,
 Boron 0.002-0.004,
 Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm,
 Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and
 Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm;
    (b) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A 
(Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.5, B not exceeding 1.5, C not 
exceeding 1.0, D not exceeding 1.5;
    (c) Having the following mechanical properties:
    (i) With a Brinell hardness not more than 237 HBW measured in 
all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield 
Strength of 75ksi min and UTS 95ksi or more, Elongation of 18% or 
more and Reduction of area 35% or more; having charpy V at -75 
degrees F in the longitudinal direction equal or greater than 15 ft. 
lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 20 ft. lbs (average of 
3 specimens) and conforming to the requirements of NACE MR01-75; or
    (ii) With a Brinell hardness not less than 240 HBW measured in 
all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield 
Strength of 90 ksi min and UTS 110 ksi or more, Elongation of 15% or 
more and Reduction of area 30% or more; having charpy V at -40 
degrees F in the longitudinal direction equal or greater than 21 ft. 
lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 31 ft. lbs (average of 
3 specimens);
    (d) Conforming to ASTM A578-S9 ultrasonic testing requirements 
with acceptance criteria 3.2 mm flat bottom hole; and
    (e) Conforming to magnetic particle inspection in accordance 
with AMS 2301;
    (7) Alloy forged and rolled steel CTL plate over 407 mm in 
actual thickness and meeting the following requirements:
    (a) Made from Electric Arc Furnace melted, ladle refined & 
vacuum degassed, alloy steel with the following chemical composition 
(expressed in weight percentages):
 Carbon 0.25-0.30,
 Silicon not greater than 0.25,
 Manganese not greater than 0.50,
 Nickel 3.0-3.5,
 Sulfur not greater than 0.010,
 Phosphorus not greater than 0.020,
 Chromium 1.0-1.5,
 Molybdenum 0.6-0.9,
 Vanadium 0.08 to 0.12
 Boron 0.002-0.004,
 Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm,
 Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and
 Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm.
    (b) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A 
(Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.0(t) and 0.5(h), B not exceeding 
1.5(t) and 1.0(h), C not exceeding 1.0(t) and 0.5(h), and D not 
exceeding 1.5(t) and 1.0(h);
    (c) Having the following mechanical properties: A Brinell 
hardness not less than 350 HBW measured in all parts of the product 
including mid thickness; and having a Yield Strength of 145ksi or 
more and UTS 160ksi or more, Elongation of 15% or more and Reduction 
of area 35% or more; having charpy V at -40 degrees F in the 
transverse direction equal or greater than 20 ft. lbs (single value) 
and equal or greater than 25 ft. lbs (average of 3 specimens);
    (d) Conforming to ASTM A578-S9 ultrasonic testing requirements 
with acceptance criteria 3.2 mm flat bottom hole; and
    (e) Conforming to magnetic particle inspection in accordance 
with AMS 2301.
    The products subject to these orders are currently classified in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
item numbers: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 
7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7211.13.0000, 
7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7225.40.1110, 7225.40.1180, 
7225.40.3005, 7225.40.3050, 7226.20.0000, and 7226.91.5000.
    The products subject to these orders may also enter under the 
following HTSUS item numbers: 7208.40.6060, 7208.53.0000, 
7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.19.1500, 
7211.19.2000, 7211.19.4500, 7211.19.6000, 7211.19.7590, 
7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 
7214.10.0000, 7214.30.0010, 7214.30.0080, 7214.91.0015, 
7214.91.0060, 7214.91.0090, 7225.11.0000, 7225.19.0000, 
7225.40.5110, 7225.40.5130, 7225.40.5160, 7225.40.7000, 
7225.99.0010, 7225.99.0090, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9060, 
7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.91.0500, 7226.91.1530, 
7226.91.1560, 7226.91.2530, 7226.91.2560, 7226.91.7000, 
7226.91.8000, and 7226.99.0180.
    The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of these 
orders is dispositive.

Appendix II

Scope of the Order for South Africa

    The products covered by this order are certain carbon and alloy 
steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, whether 
or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-
metallic substances (cut-to-length plate). Subject merchandise 
includes plate that is produced by being cut-to-length from coils or 
from other discrete length plate and plate that is rolled or forged 
into a discrete length. The products covered include (1) Universal 
mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a 
closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 
mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are not in coils 
and without patterns in relief), and (2) hot-rolled or forged flat 
steel products of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and of a width 
which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness, and 
which are not in coils, whether or not with patterns in relief. The 
covered products described above may be rectangular, square, 
circular or other shapes and include products of either rectangular 
or non-rectangular cross-section where such non-rectangular 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, the following rules apply:
    (1) Except where otherwise stated where the nominal and actual 
thickness or width measurements vary, a product from a given subject 
country 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; and (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less 
by weight.
    Subject merchandise includes cut-to-length plate that has been 
further processed in the subject country or a third country, 
including but not limited to pickling, oiling, levelling, annealing, 
tempering, temper rolling, skin passing, painting, varnishing, 
trimming, cutting, punching, beveling, and/or slitting, or any other 
processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the 
scope of this order if performed in the country of manufacture of 
the cut-to-length plate.
    All products that meet the written physical description, are 
within the scope of this order unless specifically excluded or 
covered by the scope of an existing order. The following products 
are outside of, and/or specifically excluded from, the scope of this 
order:
    (1) Products clad, plated, or coated with metal, whether or not 
painted, varnished or coated with plastic or other non-metallic 
substances;
    (2) military grade armor plate certified to one of the following 
specifications or to a specification that references and 
incorporates one of the following specifications:
 MIL-A-12560,
 MIL-DTL-12560H,
 MIL-DTL-12560J,
 MIL-DTL-12560K,
 MIL-DTL-32332,
 MIL-A-46100D,
 MIL-DTL-46100-E,
 MIL-46177C,
 MIL-S-16216K Grade HY80,
 MIL-S-16216K Grade HY100,
 MIL-S-24645A HSLA-80;
 MIL-S-24645A HSLA-100,
 T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Grade HY80,
 T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Grade HY100,
 T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Grade HSLA80,
 T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Grade HSLA100, and
 T9074-BD-GIB-010/0300 Mod. Grade HSLA115,
except that any cut-to-length plate certified to one of the above 
specifications, or to a military grade armor specification that 
references and incorporates one of the above

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specifications, will not be excluded from the scope if it is also 
dual- or multiple-certified to any other non-armor specification 
that otherwise would fall within the scope of this order;
    (3) stainless steel plate, containing 10.5 percent or more of 
chromium by weight and not more than 1.2 percent of carbon by 
weight;
    (4) CTL plate meeting the requirements of ASTM A-829, Grade E 
4340 that are over 305 mm in actual thickness;
    (5) Alloy forged and rolled CTL plate greater than or equal to 
152.4 mm in actual thickness meeting each of the following 
requirements:
    (a) Electric furnace melted, ladle refined & vacuum degassed and 
having a chemical composition (expressed in weight percentages):
 Carbon 0.23-0.28,
 Silicon 0.05-0.20,
 Manganese 1.20-1.60,
 Nickel not greater than 1.0,
 Sulfur not greater than 0.007,
 Phosphorus not greater than 0.020,
 Chromium 1.0-2.5,
 Molybdenum 0.35-0.80,
 Boron 0.002-0.004,
 Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm,
 Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and
 Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm;
    (b) With a Brinell hardness measured in all parts of the product 
including mid thickness falling within one of the following ranges:
(i) 270-300 HBW,
(ii) 290-320 HBW, or
(iii) 320-350 HBW;
    (c) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A 
(Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.5, B not exceeding 1.0, C not 
exceeding 0.5, D not exceeding 1.5; and
    (d) Conforming to ASTM A578-S9 ultrasonic testing requirements 
with acceptance criteria 2 mm flat bottom hole;
    (6) Alloy forged and rolled steel CTL plate over 407 mm in 
actual thickness and meeting the following requirements:
    (a) Made from Electric Arc Furnace melted, Ladle refined & 
vacuum degassed, alloy steel with the following chemical composition 
(expressed in weight percentages):
 Carbon 0.23-0.28,
 Silicon 0.05-0.15,
 Manganese 1.20-1.50,
 Nickel not greater than 0.4,
 Sulfur not greater than 0.010,
 Phosphorus not greater than 0.020,
 Chromium 1.20-1.50,
 Molybdenum 0.35-0.55,
 Boron 0.002-0.004,
 Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm,
 Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and
 Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm;
    (b) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A 
(Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.5, B not exceeding 1.5, C not 
exceeding 1.0, D not exceeding 1.5;
    (c) Having the following mechanical properties:
    (i) With a Brinell hardness not more than 237 HBW measured in 
all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield 
Strength of 75ksi min and UTS 95ksi or more, Elongation of 18% or 
more and Reduction of area 35% or more; having charpy V at -75 
degrees F in the longitudinal direction equal or greater than 15 ft. 
lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 20 ft. lbs (average of 
3 specimens) and conforming to the requirements of NACE MR01-75; or
    (ii) With a Brinell hardness not less than 240 HBW measured in 
all parts of the product including mid thickness; and having a Yield 
Strength of 90 ksi min and UTS 110 ksi or more, Elongation of 15% or 
more and Reduction of area 30% or more; having charpy V at -40 
degrees F in the longitudinal direction equal or greater than 21 ft. 
lbs (single value) and equal or greater than 31 ft. lbs (average of 
3 specimens);
    (d) Conforming to ASTM A578-S9 ultrasonic testing requirements 
with acceptance criteria 3.2 mm flat bottom hole; and
    (e) Conforming to magnetic particle inspection in accordance 
with AMS 2301;
    (7) Alloy forged and rolled steel CTL plate over 407 mm in 
actual thickness and meeting the following requirements:
    (a) Made from Electric Arc Furnace melted, ladle refined & 
vacuum degassed, alloy steel with the following chemical composition 
(expressed in weight percentages):
 Carbon 0.25-0.30,
 Silicon not greater than 0.25,
 Manganese not greater than 0.50,
 Nickel 3.0-3.5,
 Sulfur not greater than 0.010,
 Phosphorus not greater than 0.020,
 Chromium 1.0-1.5,
 Molybdenum 0.6-0.9,
 Vanadium 0.08 to 0.12
 Boron 0.002-0.004,
 Oxygen not greater than 20 ppm,
 Hydrogen not greater than 2 ppm, and
 Nitrogen not greater than 60 ppm.
    (b) Having cleanliness in accordance with ASTM E45 method A 
(Thin and Heavy): A not exceeding 1.0(t) and 0.5(h), B not exceeding 
1.5(t) and 1.0(h), C not exceeding 1.0(t) and 0.5(h), and D not 
exceeding 1.5(t) and 1.0(h);
    (c) Having the following mechanical properties: A Brinell 
hardness not less than 350 HBW measured in all parts of the product 
including mid thickness; and having a Yield Strength of 145ksi or 
more and UTS 160ksi or more, Elongation of 15% or more and Reduction 
of area 35% or more; having charpy V at -40 degrees F in the 
transverse direction equal or greater than 20 ft. lbs (single value) 
and equal or greater than 25 ft. lbs (average of 3 specimens);
    (d) Conforming to ASTM A578-S9 ultrasonic testing requirements 
with acceptance criteria 3.2 mm flat bottom hole; and
    (e) Conforming to magnetic particle inspection in accordance 
with AMS 2301.
    The products subject to this order are currently classified in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
item numbers: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 
7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7211.13.0000, 
7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7225.40.1110, 7225.40.1180, 
7225.40.3005, 7225.40.3050, 7226.20.0000, and 7226.91.5000.
    The products subject to this order may also enter under the 
following HTSUS item numbers: 7208.40.6060, 7208.53.0000, 
7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.19.1500, 
7211.19.2000, 7211.19.4500, 7211.19.6000, 7211.19.7590, 
7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 
7214.10.0000, 7214.30.0010, 7214.30.0080, 7214.91.0015, 
7214.91.0060, 7214.91.0090, 7225.11.0000, 7225.19.0000, 
7225.40.5110, 7225.40.5130, 7225.40.5160, 7225.40.7000, 
7225.99.0010, 7225.99.0090, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9060, 
7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.91.0500, 7226.91.1530, 
7226.91.1560, 7226.91.2530, 7226.91.2560, 7226.91.7000, 
7226.91.8000, and 7226.99.0180.
    The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of this 
order is dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2017-02204 Filed 1-31-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P