Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From Spain: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 18108-18110 [2017-07680]

Download as PDF 18108 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 72 / Monday, April 17, 2017 / Notices Comment 24: Procedural Issue Regarding Service of Case Brief Comment 25: Procedural Issue Regarding Sanctions for Improper Conduct C. NEXTEEL-Specific Issues Comment 26: Whether To Apply Total Adverse Facts Available to NEXTEEL A. Lawsuit Between POSCO Daewoo and Atlas B. Expenses Incurred by a Certain Affiliate C. Expenses and Revenues Booked by NEXTEEL and a Certain Affiliate D. Inventory Movement Schedule E. Hot-Rolled Coil Grades Used To Produce OCTG Comment 27: NEXTEEL’s Unpaid U.S. Sales to Atlas Comment 28: Whether the Unpaid Sales Constitute Bad Debt Comment 29: Upgradeable HRC Comment 30: Transferred Quantities of OCTG in NEXTEEL’s COP Data Comment 31: Sales Adjustment for Certain Expenses Comment 32: Major Input Adjustment for Hot-Rolled Coil Comment 33: Cost Adjustment for Downgraded, Non-OCTG Pipe Comment 34: Suspended Losses Comment 35: Valuation Allowances of Raw Materials and Finished Goods Inventories Comment 36: Affiliation Comment 37: Universe of U.S. Sales Comment 38: U.S. Freight and Storage III. Background IV. Scope of the Order V. Margin Calculations VI. Rate for Non-Examined Companies VII. Discussion of the Issues VIII. Recommendation Appendix II—List of Companies Not Individually Examined mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES A.R. Williams Materials AJU Besteel Co., Ltd. AK Steel BDP International Cantak Corporation Daewoo International Corporation Dong-A Steel Co., Ltd. Dong Yang Steel Pipe Dongbu Incheon Steel Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. Dongkuk S and C DSEC EEW Korea Erndtebruecker Eisenwerk and Company GS Global H K Steel Hansol Metal HG Tubulars Canada Ltd. Husteel Co., Ltd. Hyundai HYSCO 14 14 On September 21, 2016, the Department published the final results of a changed circumstances review with respect to OCTG from Korea, finding that Hyundai Steel is the successorin-interest to Hyundai HYSCO for purposes of determining antidumping duty cash deposits and liabilities. See Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Republic of Korea, 81 FR 64873 (September 21, 2016). Hyundai Steel Company is also known as Hyundai Steel Corporation and Hyundai Steel Co. Ltd. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Apr 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 Hyundai HYSCO Co., Ltd. Hyundai Steel Company Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd. ILJIN Steel Corporation Kukbo Logix Kukje Steel Kumkang Industrial Co., Ltd. McJunkin Red Man Tubular NEXTEEL Q&T Nippon Arwwl and Aumikin Vuaan Korea Co., Ltd. Phocennee POSCO Processing and Acy Service Samson Sedae Entertech Steel Canada Steel Flower Steelpia Sung Jin TGS Pipe Toyota Tsusho Corporation UNI Global Logistics Yonghyun Base Materials [FR Doc. 2017–07684 Filed 4–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. We received no comments from interested parties. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is finished carbon steel flanges from Spain. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation,’’ in Appendix I of this notice. Verification Because the mandatory respondent in this investigation did not provide the information requested, the Department did not conduct verification. Analysis of Comments Received and Changes Since the Preliminary Determination As noted above, we received no comments pertaining to the Preliminary Determination. For the purposes of the final determination, the Department has made no changes to the Preliminary Determination. [A–469–815] Use of Adverse Facts Available Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From Spain: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value As stated in the Preliminary Determination, we found that the mandatory respondent in this investigation, ULMA Forja, S.Coop (ULMA), did not cooperate to the best of its ability and, accordingly, we determined it appropriate to apply facts otherwise available with an adverse inference, in accordance with section 776(a)–(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 For the purposes of the final determination, the Department has made no changes to the Preliminary Determination. Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that finished carbon steel flanges from Spain are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. The final estimated weightedaverage dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective April 17, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner or Erin Kearney, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6312 or (202) 482–0167, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 8, 2017, the Department published the preliminary affirmative determination of sales at LTFV in the investigation of finished carbon steel flanges from Spain.1 We invited 1 See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All-Others Rate As discussed in the Preliminary Determination, the Department based the selection of the ‘‘all-others’’ rate on the simple average of the two dumping margins calculated for subject merchandise from Spain provided in the Petition (as recalculated by the Department for initiation purposes),3 in Fair Value, 82 FR 9723 (February 8, 2017) (Preliminary Determination). 2 See Preliminary Determination at 9724 and the accompanying Memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, entitled, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain,’’ dated January 26, 2017 (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), at 3–7. 3 See Letter from Weldbend Corporation and Boltex Mfg. Co., L.P. (collectively, petitioners) to the Secretary of the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Secretary of Commerce E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 72 / Monday, April 17, 2017 / Notices accordance with section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, and determined a rate of 18.81 percent. We made no changes to the ‘‘all-others’’ rate for this final determination.4 Final Determination The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: Exporter/manufacturer Weightedaverage dumping margins (percent) Preliminary Determination was based on adverse facts available and the Department described the method it used to determine the adverse facts available rate in the Preliminary Determination. As we made no changes to this margin since the Preliminary Determination, no additional disclosure of calculations is necessary for this final determination. International Trade Commission Notification mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the International ULMA Forja, S.Coop .................. 24.43 Trade Commission (ITC) of the final All Others .................................... 18.81 affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because the final determination Continuation of Suspension of in this proceeding is affirmative, the ITC Liquidation will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the In accordance with section United States is materially injured, or 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, for this final threatened with material injury, by determination, the Department will reason of imports of finished carbon instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend steel flanges from Spain in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act. If the liquidation of all entries of finished ITC determines that such injury does carbon steel flanges from Spain, as not exist, this proceeding will be described in Appendix I of this notice, which were entered, or withdrawn from terminated and all securities posted will be refunded or canceled. If the ITC warehouse, for consumption on or after February 8, 2017, the date of publication determines that such injury exists, the Department will issue an antidumping of the preliminary determination in the duty order directing CBP to assess, upon Federal Register. further instruction by the Department, Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act, CBP shall require a cash deposit antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or equal to the weighted-average amount withdrawn from warehouse, for by which normal value exceeds U.S. consumption on or after the effective price, as follows: (1) For ULMA, the date of the suspension of liquidation. cash deposit rate will be equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping Notification Regarding Administrative margin which the Department Protective Orders determined in this final determination; This notice serves as a reminder to (2) if the exporter is not a firm identified in this investigation but the producer is, parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of their then the cash deposit rate will be equal responsibility concerning the to the estimated weighted-average disposition of proprietary information dumping margin established for the producer of the subject merchandise; (3) disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely the cash deposit rate for all other written notification of the return or producers or exporters will be 18.81 percent, as discussed in the ‘‘All-Others destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, Rate’’ section, above. is hereby requested. Failure to comply The instructions suspending with the regulations and the terms of an liquidation will remain in effect until APO is a sanctionable violation. further notice. This determination is issued and Disclosure published in accordance with sections The weighted-average dumping 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 margin assigned to the mandatory CFR 351.210(c). respondent in this investigation in the Dated: April 11, 2017. entitled, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain: 2nd Supplemental Questionnaire Response,’’ dated July 13, 2016, at 2 and Exhibit 1. See also AD Investigation Initiation Checklist: Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain (July 20, 2016) (in which the petition margins were recalculated for purposes of initiation). 4 See Preliminary Determination, 82 FR at 9724– 9725. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Apr 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The scope of this investigation covers finished carbon steel flanges. Finished PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18109 carbon steel flanges differ from unfinished carbon steel flanges (also known as carbon steel flange forgings) in that they have undergone further processing after forging, including, but not limited to, beveling, bore threading, center or step boring, face machining, taper boring, machining ends or surfaces, drilling bolt holes, and/or deburring or shot blasting. Any one of these post-forging processes suffices to render the forging into a finished carbon steel flange for purposes of this investigation. However, mere heat treatment of a carbon steel flange forging (without any other further processing after forging) does not render the forging into a finished carbon steel flange for purposes of this investigation. While these finished carbon steel flanges are generally manufactured to specification ASME B16.5 or ASME B16.47 series A or series B, the scope is not limited to flanges produced under those specifications. All types of finished carbon steel flanges are included in the scope regardless of pipe size (which may or may not be expressed in inches of nominal pipe size), pressure class (usually, but not necessarily, expressed in pounds of pressure, e.g., 150, 300, 400, 600, 900, 1500, 2500, etc.), type of face (e.g., flat face, full face, raised face, etc.), configuration (e.g., weld neck, slip on, socket weld, lap joint, threaded, etc.), wall thickness (usually, but not necessarily, expressed in inches), normalization, or whether or not heat treated. These carbon steel flanges either meet or exceed the requirements of the ASTM A105, ASTM A694, ASTM A181, ASTM A350 and ASTM A707 standards (or comparable foreign specifications). The scope includes any flanges produced to the above-referenced ASTM standards as currently stated or as may be amended. The term ‘‘carbon steel’’ under this scope is steel in which: (a) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements: (b) The carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (c) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, as indicated: (i) 0.87 percent of aluminum; (ii) 0.0105 percent of boron; (iii) 10.10 percent of chromium; (iv) 1.55 percent of columbium; (v) 3.10 percent of copper; (vi) 0.38 percent of lead; (vii) 3.04 percent of manganese; (viii) 2.05 percent of molybdenum; (ix) 20.15 percent of nickel; (x) 1.55 percent of niobium; (xi) 0.20 percent of nitrogen; (xii) 0.21 percent of phosphorus; (xiii) 3.10 percent of silicon; (xiv) 0.21 percent of sulfur; (xv) 1.05 percent of titanium; (xvi) 4.06 percent of tungsten; (xvii) 0.53 percent of vanadium; or (xviii) 0.015 percent of zirconium. Finished carbon steel flanges are currently classified under subheadings 7307.91.5010 and 7307.91.5050 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). They may also be entered under HTSUS subheadings 7307.91.5030 and 7307.91.5070. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 18110 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 72 / Monday, April 17, 2017 / Notices written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–07680 Filed 4–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Public Comments and Hearing Regarding Administration Report on Significant Trade Deficits Office of the United States Trade Representative, International Trade Administration, United States Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearing and request for comments. AGENCY: Pursuant to Executive Order 13786 of March 31 2017, the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative (USTR), in consultation with the Secretaries of State, the Treasury, Defense, Agriculture, and Homeland Security and the heads of any other executive departments or agencies with relevant expertise, as determined by the Secretary of Commerce and the USTR, shall prepare and submit to the President an Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits. The Executive Order can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-pressoffice/2017/03/31/presidentialexecutive-order-regarding-omnibusreport-significant-trade. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) and USTR will hold a public hearing and seek written comments to assist in the analysis for the assessment called for in Executive Order 13786. The trading partners with which the United States had a significant trade deficit in goods in 2016 (in alphabetical order) were Canada, China, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. DATES: The schedule and deadlines are as follows: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT): Deadline for interested persons to submit written comments. Also, this is the deadline for requests to appear at the hearing, which must include a summary of your testimony. Thursday, May 18, 2017: A public hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC, beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: All written comments, requests to appear at the hearing, mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Apr 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 hearing summaries, and rebuttal comments must be in English and submitted electronically via the Internet at www.regulations.gov docket number DOC 2017–0003. For alternatives to online submissions please contact Patrick Kirwan, Director of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat, U.S. Department of Commerce, at (202) 482–5455 or patrick.kirwan@trade.gov. The public is strongly encouraged to file submissions electronically rather than by facsimile or mail. Follow the instructions for submitting comments in section C below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning written comments or participating in the public hearing, contact Patrick Kirwan at (202) 482–5455 or patrick.kirwan@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Topics on Which Commerce and USTR Seek Information To assist Commerce and USTR in preparing the Report, commenters should submit information related to one or more of the assessments called for in the Executive Order: For each identified trading partner with which the United States had a significant trade deficit in goods in 2016, the Report shall: (a) Assess the major causes of the trade deficit including, as applicable, differential tariffs, non-tariff barriers, injurious dumping, injurious government subsidization, intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer, denial of worker rights and labor standards, and any other form of discrimination against the commerce of the United States or other factors contributing to the deficit; (b) assess whether the trading partner is, directly or indirectly, imposing unequal burdens on, or unfairly discriminating in fact against, the commerce of the United States by law, regulation, or practice and thereby placing the commerce of the United States at an unfair disadvantage; (c) assess the effects of the trade relationship on the production capacity and strength of the manufacturing and defense industrial bases of the United States; (d) assess the effects of the trade relationship on employment and wage growth in the United States; and (e) identify imports and trade practices that may be impairing the national security of the United States. Commenters may also address the following questions which are relevant for the assessment: (a) Which bilateral trade deficits are structural or cyclical rather than mercantilist-driven? PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (b) To what extent are non-market economies operating within a marketbased system create trade imbalances? (c) To what extent does chronic industrial overcapacity resulting from government subsidies affect the U.S. trade deficit? (d) Have free trade agreements contributed to bilateral trade deficits and how? (e) To what extent have weak enforcement and dispute resolution mechanisms inadequately addressed trade issues that result in trade deficits? (f) Are there any other factors related to trade deficits that the report should consider? 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-469-815]


Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From Spain: Final Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that 
finished carbon steel flanges from Spain are being, or are likely to 
be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The 
period of investigation (POI) is April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. 
The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV 
are shown in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective April 17, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner or Erin Kearney, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6312 or (202) 482-0167, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 8, 2017, the Department published the preliminary 
affirmative determination of sales at LTFV in the investigation of 
finished carbon steel flanges from Spain.\1\ We invited interested 
parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. We received no 
comments from interested parties.
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    \1\ See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain: Preliminary 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 9723 (February 
8, 2017) (Preliminary Determination).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is finished carbon steel 
flanges from Spain. For a full description of the scope of this 
investigation, see the ``Scope of the Investigation,'' in Appendix I of 
this notice.

Verification

    Because the mandatory respondent in this investigation did not 
provide the information requested, the Department did not conduct 
verification.

Analysis of Comments Received and Changes Since the Preliminary 
Determination

    As noted above, we received no comments pertaining to the 
Preliminary Determination. For the purposes of the final determination, 
the Department has made no changes to the Preliminary Determination.

Use of Adverse Facts Available

    As stated in the Preliminary Determination, we found that the 
mandatory respondent in this investigation, ULMA Forja, S.Coop (ULMA), 
did not cooperate to the best of its ability and, accordingly, we 
determined it appropriate to apply facts otherwise available with an 
adverse inference, in accordance with section 776(a)-(b) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ For the purposes of the final 
determination, the Department has made no changes to the Preliminary 
Determination.
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    \2\ See Preliminary Determination at 9724 and the accompanying 
Memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. 
Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, entitled, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Finished 
Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain,'' dated January 26, 2017 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum), at 3-7.
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All-Others Rate

    As discussed in the Preliminary Determination, the Department based 
the selection of the ``all-others'' rate on the simple average of the 
two dumping margins calculated for subject merchandise from Spain 
provided in the Petition (as recalculated by the Department for 
initiation purposes),\3\ in

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accordance with section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, and determined a rate 
of 18.81 percent. We made no changes to the ``all-others'' rate for 
this final determination.\4\
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    \3\ See Letter from Weldbend Corporation and Boltex Mfg. Co., 
L.P. (collectively, petitioners) to the Secretary of the U.S. 
International Trade Commission and the Secretary of Commerce 
entitled, ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain: 2nd 
Supplemental Questionnaire Response,'' dated July 13, 2016, at 2 and 
Exhibit 1. See also AD Investigation Initiation Checklist: Finished 
Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain (July 20, 2016) (in which the 
petition margins were recalculated for purposes of initiation).
    \4\ See Preliminary Determination, 82 FR at 9724-9725.
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Final Determination

    The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as 
follows:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                    Exporter/manufacturer                       dumping
                                                                margins
                                                               (percent)
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ULMA Forja, S.Coop..........................................       24.43
All Others..................................................       18.81
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, for this final 
determination, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of 
finished carbon steel flanges from Spain, as described in Appendix I of 
this notice, which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after February 8, 2017, the date of publication of 
the preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
    Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act, CBP shall require 
a cash deposit equal to the weighted-average amount by which normal 
value exceeds U.S. price, as follows: (1) For ULMA, the cash deposit 
rate will be equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin 
which the Department determined in this final determination; (2) if the 
exporter is not a firm identified in this investigation but the 
producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be equal to the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin established for the producer of the 
subject merchandise; (3) the cash deposit rate for all other producers 
or exporters will be 18.81 percent, as discussed in the ``All-Others 
Rate'' section, above.
    The instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until 
further notice.

Disclosure

    The weighted-average dumping margin assigned to the mandatory 
respondent in this investigation in the Preliminary Determination was 
based on adverse facts available and the Department described the 
method it used to determine the adverse facts available rate in the 
Preliminary Determination. As we made no changes to this margin since 
the Preliminary Determination, no additional disclosure of calculations 
is necessary for this final determination.

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
International Trade Commission (ITC) of the final affirmative 
determination of sales at LTFV. Because the final determination in this 
proceeding is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination as 
to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially 
injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of 
finished carbon steel flanges from Spain in accordance with section 
735(b)(2) of the Act. If the ITC determines that such injury does not 
exist, this proceeding will be terminated and all securities posted 
will be refunded or canceled. If the ITC determines that such injury 
exists, the Department will issue an antidumping duty order directing 
CBP to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping 
duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the 
suspension of liquidation.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to an 
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 determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c).

    Dated: April 11, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of this investigation covers finished carbon steel 
flanges. Finished carbon steel flanges differ from unfinished carbon 
steel flanges (also known as carbon steel flange forgings) in that 
they have undergone further processing after forging, including, but 
not limited to, beveling, bore threading, center or step boring, 
face machining, taper boring, machining ends or surfaces, drilling 
bolt holes, and/or de-burring or shot blasting. Any one of these 
post-forging processes suffices to render the forging into a 
finished carbon steel flange for purposes of this investigation. 
However, mere heat treatment of a carbon steel flange forging 
(without any other further processing after forging) does not render 
the forging into a finished carbon steel flange for purposes of this 
investigation.
    While these finished carbon steel flanges are generally 
manufactured to specification ASME B16.5 or ASME B16.47 series A or 
series B, the scope is not limited to flanges produced under those 
specifications. All types of finished carbon steel flanges are 
included in the scope regardless of pipe size (which may or may not 
be expressed in inches of nominal pipe size), pressure class 
(usually, but not necessarily, expressed in pounds of pressure, 
e.g., 150, 300, 400, 600, 900, 1500, 2500, etc.), type of face 
(e.g., flat face, full face, raised face, etc.), configuration 
(e.g., weld neck, slip on, socket weld, lap joint, threaded, etc.), 
wall thickness (usually, but not necessarily, expressed in inches), 
normalization, or whether or not heat treated. These carbon steel 
flanges either meet or exceed the requirements of the ASTM A105, 
ASTM A694, ASTM A181, ASTM A350 and ASTM A707 standards (or 
comparable foreign specifications). The scope includes any flanges 
produced to the above-referenced ASTM standards as currently stated 
or as may be amended. The term ``carbon steel'' under this scope is 
steel in which:
    (a) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other 
contained elements:
    (b) The carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and
    (c) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by 
weight, as indicated:
    (i) 0.87 percent of aluminum;
    (ii) 0.0105 percent of boron;
    (iii) 10.10 percent of chromium;
    (iv) 1.55 percent of columbium;
    (v) 3.10 percent of copper;
    (vi) 0.38 percent of lead;
    (vii) 3.04 percent of manganese;
    (viii) 2.05 percent of molybdenum;
    (ix) 20.15 percent of nickel;
    (x) 1.55 percent of niobium;
    (xi) 0.20 percent of nitrogen;
    (xii) 0.21 percent of phosphorus;
    (xiii) 3.10 percent of silicon;
    (xiv) 0.21 percent of sulfur;
    (xv) 1.05 percent of titanium;
    (xvi) 4.06 percent of tungsten;
    (xvii) 0.53 percent of vanadium; or
    (xviii) 0.015 percent of zirconium.
    Finished carbon steel flanges are currently classified under 
subheadings 7307.91.5010 and 7307.91.5050 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). They may also be entered 
under HTSUS subheadings 7307.91.5030 and 7307.91.5070. The HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the

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written description of the scope is dispositive.

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