Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations, 13854-13855 [2017-05148]

Download as PDF 13854 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 15, 2017 / Notices the information is accurate and complete to the best of the submitter’s knowledge. In making the certification, the submitter will acknowledge that any information that it submits to the Commission during these investigations may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this/these or related investigations or reviews, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel, solely for cybersecurity purposes. All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.12 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: March 10, 2017. Katherine M. Hiner, Acting Supervisory Attorney. [FR Doc. 2017–05149 Filed 3–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–564 and 731– TA–1338–1340 (Final)] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701–TA–564 and 731–TA–1338–1340 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey, provided for in subheadings 7213.10.00, 7214.20.00, and 7228.30.80 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce to be asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Mar 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 subsidized by the government of Turkey and sold at less-than-fair-value from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey.1 DATES: Effective Date: March 2, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Lo ((202) 205–1888), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these investigations may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—The final phase of these investigations is being scheduled pursuant to sections 705(b) and 731(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 1673d(b)), as a result of affirmative preliminary determinations by the Department of Commerce that such products are being sold in the United States at less than fair value within the meaning of section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b), and that certain benefits which constitute subsidies within the meaning of section 703 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b) are being provided to manufacturers, producers, or exporters in Turkey of rebar. The 1 For purposes of these investigations, the Department of Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as ‘‘steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form (rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade or lack thereof. Subject merchandise includes deformed steel wire with bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and which has been subjected to an elongation test. The subject merchandise includes rebar that has been further processed in the subject country or a third country, including but not limited to cutting, grinding, galvanizing, painting, coating, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the rebar. Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., nondeformed or smooth rebar). Also excluded from the scope is deformed steel wire meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and without being subject to an elongation test.’’ See, e.g., Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 82 FR 12195, March 1, 2017. See also the Department of Commerce’s preliminary affirmative determinations of sales at less than fair value with respect to rebar from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey (publication in the Federal Register pending; filed on the Commission’s electronic document information system on March 2, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 investigations were requested in petitions filed on September 20, 2016, by the Rebar Trade Action Coalition and its individual members: Byer Steel Group, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio; Commercial Metals Company, Irving, Texas; Gerdau Ameristeel U.S. Inc., Tampa, Florida; Nucor Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina; and Steel Dynamics, Inc., Pittsboro, Indiana. For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the investigations, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C (19 CFR part 207). Participation in the investigations and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of these investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance during the preliminary phase of the investigations need not file an additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in the final phase of these investigations available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the investigations, provided that the application is made no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the investigations. A party granted access to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not reapply for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Staff report.—The prehearing staff report in the final phase of these investigations will be placed in the nonpublic record on May 4, 2017, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.22 of the Commission’s rules. E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 15, 2017 / Notices Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before May 12, 2017. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should participate in a prehearing conference to be held on May 17, 2017, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, if deemed necessary. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 207.24 of the Commission’s rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 business days prior to the date of the hearing. Written submissions.—Each party who is an interested party shall submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the Commission’s rules; the deadline for filing is May 11, 2017. Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission’s rules, and posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 207.25 of the Commission’s rules. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is May 25, 2017. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the investigations may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the investigations, including statements of support or opposition to the petition, on or before May 25, 2017. On June 8, 2017, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before June 12, 2017, but such final comments must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with section 207.30 of the Commission’s rules. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s Handbook on E-Filing, available on the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Mar 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 Commission’s Web site at https:// www.usitc.gov/secretary/documents/ handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates upon the Commission’s rules with respect to electronic filing. Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission’s rules, shall not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a Commissioner or Commission staff. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the investigations must be served on all other parties to the investigations (as identified by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: March 10, 2017. Katherine M. Hiner, Acting Supervisory Attorney. [FR Doc. 2017–05148 Filed 3–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P 13855 respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free by contacting Ericka Parker by telephone at 202–693– 3208, TTY 1–877–889–5627 (these are not toll-free numbers), or by email at parker.ericka@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S–4519, Washington, DC 20210; by email at parker.ericka@dol.gov; or by fax at 202– 693–3975. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This program helps to ensure requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be properly assessed. I. 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ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section 303(a)(5) of the Social Security Act further requires a state’s UI law to include provisions for: Expenditure of all money withdrawn from an unemployment fund of such State, in the payment of unemployment compensation . . . Section 3304(a)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 provides that: all money withdrawn from the unemployment fund of the State shall be used solely in the payment of unemployment compensation . . . The Secretary of Labor has interpreted the above sections of federal law in Section 7511, Part V, ES Manual to further require a state’s UI law to include provisions for such methods of administration as are, within reason, calculated to: (1) Detect benefits paid through error by the State Workforce E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 49 (Wednesday, March 15, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13854-13855]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05148]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-564 and 731-TA-1338-1340 (Final)]


Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey; 
Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping 
Duty Investigations

AGENCY:  United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION:  Notice.

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SUMMARY:  The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the 
final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 
701-TA-564 and 731-TA-1338-1340 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 
1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether an industry in the United 
States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the 
establishment of an industry in the United States is materially 
retarded, by reason of imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar 
(rebar) from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey, provided for in subheadings 
7213.10.00, 7214.20.00, and 7228.30.80 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the 
Department of Commerce to be subsidized by the government of Turkey and 
sold at less-than-fair-value from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey.\1\
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    \1\ For purposes of these investigations, the Department of 
Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as ``steel concrete 
reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form 
(rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade or lack 
thereof. Subject merchandise includes deformed steel wire with bar 
markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and which has been 
subjected to an elongation test. The subject merchandise includes 
rebar that has been further processed in the subject country or a 
third country, including but not limited to cutting, grinding, 
galvanizing, painting, coating, or any other processing that would 
not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the 
investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the 
rebar. Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., nondeformed or 
smooth rebar). Also excluded from the scope is deformed steel wire 
meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings (e.g., mill mark, 
size, or grade) and without being subject to an elongation test.'' 
See, e.g., Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of 
Turkey: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination 
and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination with Final 
Antidumping Duty Determination, 82 FR 12195, March 1, 2017. See also 
the Department of Commerce's preliminary affirmative determinations 
of sales at less than fair value with respect to rebar from Japan, 
Taiwan, and Turkey (publication in the Federal Register pending; 
filed on the Commission's electronic document information system on 
March 2, 2017).

DATES: Effective Date:
     March 2, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Joanna Lo ((202) 205-1888), Office of 
Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information 
on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-
1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special 
assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the 
Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning 
the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server 
(https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for these investigations may 
be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background.--The final phase of these investigations is being 
scheduled pursuant to sections 705(b) and 731(b) of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 1673d(b)), as a result of affirmative 
preliminary determinations by the Department of Commerce that such 
products are being sold in the United States at less than fair value 
within the meaning of section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b), and 
that certain benefits which constitute subsidies within the meaning of 
section 703 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b) are being provided to 
manufacturers, producers, or exporters in Turkey of rebar. The 
investigations were requested in petitions filed on September 20, 2016, 
by the Rebar Trade Action Coalition and its individual members: Byer 
Steel Group, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio; Commercial Metals Company, Irving, 
Texas; Gerdau Ameristeel U.S. Inc., Tampa, Florida; Nucor Corporation, 
Charlotte, North Carolina; and Steel Dynamics, Inc., Pittsboro, 
Indiana.
    For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the 
investigations, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, 
consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, 
subparts A and B (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C (19 
CFR part 207).
    Participation in the investigations and public service list.--
Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if 
the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer 
organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of these 
investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the 
Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the 
Commission's rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date 
specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance 
during the preliminary phase of the investigations need not file an 
additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary 
will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses 
of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the 
investigations.
    Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.--
Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary 
will make BPI gathered in the final phase of these investigations 
available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the 
investigations, provided that the application is made no later than 21 
days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized 
applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 
1677(9), who are parties to the investigations. A party granted access 
to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not reapply 
for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the 
Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Staff report.--The prehearing staff report in the final phase of 
these investigations will be placed in the nonpublic record on May 4, 
2017, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to 
section 207.22 of the Commission's rules.

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    Hearing.--The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the 
final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, 
May 18, 2017, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. 
Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the 
Secretary to the Commission on or before May 12, 2017. A nonparty who 
has testimony that may aid the Commission's deliberations may request 
permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and 
nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral 
presentations should participate in a prehearing conference to be held 
on May 17, 2017, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 
if deemed necessary. Oral testimony and written materials to be 
submitted at the public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 
201.13(f), and 207.24 of the Commission's rules. Parties must submit 
any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera 
no later than 7 business days prior to the date of the hearing.
    Written submissions.--Each party who is an interested party shall 
submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must 
conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the Commission's 
rules; the deadline for filing is May 11, 2017. Parties may also file 
written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, 
as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission's rules, and 
posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 
207.25 of the Commission's rules. The deadline for filing posthearing 
briefs is May 25, 2017. In addition, any person who has not entered an 
appearance as a party to the investigations may submit a written 
statement of information pertinent to the subject of the 
investigations, including statements of support or opposition to the 
petition, on or before May 25, 2017. On June 8, 2017, the Commission 
will make available to parties all information on which they have not 
had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on 
this information on or before June 12, 2017, but such final comments 
must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with 
section 207.30 of the Commission's rules. All written submissions must 
conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's rules; 
any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the 
requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission's 
rules. The Commission's Handbook on E-Filing, available on the 
Commission's Web site at https://www.usitc.gov/secretary/documents/handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates upon the Commission's 
rules with respect to electronic filing.
    Additional written submissions to the Commission, including 
requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission's rules, shall 
not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such 
submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request 
by a Commissioner or Commission staff.
    In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission's 
rules, each document filed by a party to the investigations must be 
served on all other parties to the investigations (as identified by 
either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service 
must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for 
filing without a certificate of service.
    Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority 
of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published 
pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: March 10, 2017.
Katherine M. Hiner,
Acting Supervisory Attorney.
[FR Doc. 2017-05148 Filed 3-14-17; 8:45 am]
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