Silicon Metal From Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 22490-22491 [2017-09872]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 22490 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 16, 2017 / Notices tempering, stress relieving or finish annealing. Typical cold-drawing methods for subject merchandise include, but are not limited to, drawing over mandrel, rod drawing, plug drawing, sink drawing and similar processes that involve reducing the outside diameter of the tubing with a die or similar device, whether or not controlling the inside diameter of the tubing with an internal support device such as a mandrel, rod, plug or similar device. Subject cold-drawn mechanical tubing is typically certified to meet industry specifications for cold-drawn tubing including but not limited to: (1) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) specifications ASTM A–512, ASTM A–513 Type 3 (ASME SA513 Type 3), ASTM A–513 Type 4 (ASME SA513 Type 4), ASTM A–513 Type 5 (ASME SA513 Type 5), ASTM A–513 Type 6 (ASME SA513 Type 6), ASTM A–519 (cold-finished); (2) SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers) specifications SAE J524, SAE J525, SAE J2833, SAE J2614, SAE J2467, SAE J2435, SAE J2613; (3) Aerospace Material Specification (AMS) AMS T–6736 (AMS 6736), AMS 6371, AMS 5050, AMS 5075, AMS 5062, AMS 6360, AMS 6361, AMS 6362, AMS 6371, AMS 6372, AMS 6374, AMS 6381, AMS 6415; (4) United States Military Standards (MIL) MIL–T–5066 and MIL–T–6736; (5) foreign standards equivalent to one of the previously listed ASTM, ASME, SAE, AMS or MIL specifications including but not limited to: (a) German Institute for Standardization (DIN) specifications DIN 2391–2, DIN 2393– 2, DIN 2394–2); (b) European Standards (EN) EN 10305–1, EN 10305–2, EN 10305–4, EN 10305–6 and European national variations on those standards (e.g., British Standard (BS EN), Irish Standard (IS EN) and German Standard (DIN EN) variations, etc.); (c) Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) JIS G 3441 and JIS G 3445; and (6) proprietary standards that are based on one of the above-listed standards. The subject cold-drawn mechanical tubing may also be dual or multiple certified to more than one standard. Pipe that is multiple certified as cold-drawn mechanical tubing and to other specifications not covered by this scope, is also covered by the scope of these investigations when it meets the physical description set forth above. Steel products included in the scope of these investigations 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. For purposes of this scope, the place of cold-drawing determines the country of origin of the subject merchandise. Subject merchandise that is subject to minor working in a third country that occurs after drawing in one of the subject countries including, but not limited to, heat treatment, cutting to length, straightening, nondestruction testing, deburring or chamfering, remains within the scope of the investigations. All products that meet the written physical description are within the scope of these VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 May 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 investigations unless specifically excluded or covered by the scope of an existing order. Merchandise that meets the physical description of cold-drawn mechanical tubing above is within the scope of the investigations even if it is also dual or multiple certified to an otherwise excluded specification listed below. The following products are outside of, and/or specifically excluded from, the scope of these investigations: (1) Cold-drawn stainless steel tubing, containing 10.5 percent or more of chromium by weight and not more than 1.2 percent of carbon by weight; (2) products certified to one or more of the ASTM, ASME or American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications listed below: • ASTM A–53; • ASTM A–106; • ASTM A–179 (ASME SA 179); • ASTM A–192 (ASME SA 192); • ASTM A–209 (ASME SA 209); • ASTM A–210 (ASME SA 210); • ASTM A–213 (ASME SA 213); • ASTM A–334 (ASME SA 334); • ASTM A–423 (ASME SA 423); • ASTM A–498; • ASTM A–496 (ASME SA 496); • ASTM A–199; • ASTM A–500; • ASTM A–556; • ASTM A–565; • API 5L; and • API 5CT except that any cold-drawn tubing product certified to one of the above excluded specifications will not be excluded from the scope if it is also dual- or multiple-certified to any other specification that otherwise would fall within the scope of these investigations. The products subject to the investigations are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7304.31.3000, 7304.31.6050, 7304.51.1000, 7304.51.5005, 7304.51.5060, 7306.30.5015, 7306.30.5020, 7306.50.5030. Subject merchandise may also enter under numbers 7306.30.1000 and 7306.50.1000. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigations is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–09869 Filed 5–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–602–811, C–351–851, C–834–808] Silicon Metal From Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective May 16, 2017. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson at (202) 482–4929 (Australia and Brazil); and Terre Keaton at (202) 482–1280 (Kazakhstan), AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 28, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated countervailing duty investigations (CVD) on silicon metal from Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations of these investigations are due no later than June 1, 2017. Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, if the petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement, section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act allows the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. On May 2, 2017, the petitioner 2 submitted timely requests, pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), to postpone the preliminary determinations.3 For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the requests, the Department, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later than 130 days after the day on which the investigations were initiated. Accordingly, the Department will issue the preliminary determinations no later than August 5, 2017. However, because August 5, 2017, falls on a Saturday, the preliminary determinations will be due no later than August 7, 2017.4 In accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the 1 See Silicon Metal from Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 82 FR 16356 (April 4, 2017). 2 Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. 3 See letters from the petitioner entitled ‘‘Silicon Metal from Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan; Countervailing Duty Investigations; Request for Postponement of Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated May 2, 2017. 4 See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 16, 2017 / Notices Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: May 10, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–09872 Filed 5–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–428–845, A–533–873, A–475–838, A–580– 892, A–570–058, A–441–801] Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel From the Federal Republic of Germany, India, Italy, the Republic of Korea, the People’s Republic of China, and Switzerland: Initiation of Less-ThanFair-Value Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective May 9, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Veith at (202) 482–4295, or Shanah Lee at (202) 482–6386 (Federal Republic of Germany (Germany)), Omar Qureshi at (202) 482–5307 (India), Laurel LaCivita at (202) 482–4243 (Italy), Annathea Cook at (202) 482– 0250 (Republic of Korea (Korea)), Paul Stolz at (202) 482–4474 (People’s Republic of China), and Amanda Brings at (202) 482–3927 (Switzerland), AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES The Petitions On April 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) received antidumping duty (AD) Petitions concerning imports of certain cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel (cold-drawn mechanical tubing) from Germany, India, Italy, Korea, the People’s Republic of China (the PRC), and Switzerland, filed in proper form on behalf of ArcelorMittal Tubular Products; Michigan Seamless Tube, LLC; PTC Alliance Corp.; Webco Industries, Inc.; and Zekelman Industries, Inc. (collectively, the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 May 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 petitioners).1 The AD Petitions were accompanied by countervailing duty (CVD) Petitions on imports from India and the PRC. The petitioners are domestic producers of cold-drawn mechanical tubing.2 On April 24, 2017, the Department requested additional information and clarification of certain areas of the Petitions.3 The petitioners filed responses to these requests on April 28, 2017.4 In accordance with section 732(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 1 See ‘‘Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from the People’s Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Germany, India, Italy, the Republic of Korea, and Switzerland— Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties’’ (April 19, 2017) (the Petitions). 2 See Volume I of the Petitions, at 2. 3 See Letter from the Department, ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from the People’s Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Germany, India, Italy the Republic of Korea and Switzerland: Supplemental Questions,’’ dated April 24, 2017 (General Iussues Supplement); see also Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from the People’s Republic of China: Supplemental Questions; and Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from the Federal Republic of Germany: Supplemental Questions; and Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from India: Supplemental Questions; and Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from Italy: Supplemental Questions; and Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from Switzerland: Supplemental Questions. All of these documents are dated April 24, 2017. See also country-specific memoranda to the file ‘‘Telephone Call to Foreign Market Researcher Regarding Antidumping Petition.’’ 4 See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Certain ColdDrawn Mechancial Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from the People’s Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Germany, India, Italy, the Republic of Korea and Switzerland: Petitioners’ Amendment to Volume I Relating to General Issues;’’ see also ‘‘Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from the People’s Republic of China: Petitioners’ Response to Questions Concerning the Antidumping Duty Petition;’’ and ‘‘Certain ColdDrawn Mechanical Tubing from the Federal Republic of Germany: Petitioners’ Response to Questions Concerning the Antidumping Duty Petition;’’ and ‘‘Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from India: Petitioners’ Response to Questions Concerning the Antidumping Duty Petition;’’ and ‘‘Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from India: Petitioners’ Response to Questions Concerning the Antidumping Duty Petition;’’ and ‘‘Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from the Italy: Petitioners’ Response to Questions Concerning the Antidumping Duty Petition;’’ and ‘‘Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from the Republic of Korea: Petitioners’ Response to Questions Concerning the Antidumping Duty Petition;’’ and ‘‘Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing from Switzerland: Response to the Department’s Supplemental Petition Questions.’’ Each of these documents is dated April 28, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22491 Act), the petitioners allege that imports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from Germany, India, Italy, Korea, the PRC, and Switzerland are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value within the meaning of section 731 of the Act, and that such imports are materially injuring, or threatening material injury to, an industry in the United States. Also, consistent with section 732(b)(1) of the Act, the Petitions are accompanied by information reasonably available to the petitioners supporting their allegations. The Department finds that the petitioners filed these Petitions on behalf of the domestic industry because the petitioners are interested parties as defined in section 771(9)(C) of the Act. The Department also finds that the petitioners demonstrated sufficient industry support with respect to the initiation of the AD investigations that the petitioners are requesting.5 Periods of Investigation Because the Petitions were filed on April 19, 2017, the period of investigation (POI) for all investigations except the PRC is April 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017. Because the PRC is a non-market economy (NME) country, the POI for that investigation is October 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017. Scope of the Investigations The product covered by these investigations is cold-drawn mechanical tubing from Germany, India, Italy, Korea, the PRC, and Switzerland. For a full description of the scope of these investigations, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigations,’’ in Appendix I of this notice. Comments on Scope of the Investigations During our review of the Petitions, the Department issued questions to, and received responses from, the petitioners pertaining to the proposed scope to ensure that the scope language in the Petitions would be an accurate reflection of the products for which the domestic industry is seeking relief.6 As discussed in the preamble to the Department’s regulations, we are setting aside a period for interested parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (scope).7 The Department will consider all comments received from parties and, if necessary, will consult with parties prior to the issuance of the preliminary 5 See the ‘‘Determination of Industry Support for the Petitions’’ section, below. 6 See General Issues Supplement, at 1–6 and Exhibits GEN–SUPP–1 and GEN–SUPP–2. 7 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 93 (Tuesday, May 16, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-602-811, C-351-851, C-834-808]


Silicon Metal From Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty 
Investigations

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

DATES: Effective May 16, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson at (202) 482-4929 
(Australia and Brazil); and Terre Keaton at (202) 482-1280 
(Kazakhstan), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 28, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Department) 
initiated countervailing duty investigations (CVD) on silicon metal 
from Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan.\1\ Currently, the preliminary 
determinations of these investigations are due no later than June 1, 
2017.
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    \1\ See Silicon Metal from Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan: 
Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 82 FR 16356 (April 
4, 2017).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD 
investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department 
initiated the investigation. However, if the petitioner makes a timely 
request for a postponement, section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act allows the 
Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no 
later than 130 days after the date on which the Department initiated 
the investigation.
    On May 2, 2017, the petitioner \2\ submitted timely requests, 
pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), to 
postpone the preliminary determinations.\3\ For the reasons stated 
above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the requests, 
the Department, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is 
postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later 
than 130 days after the day on which the investigations were initiated. 
Accordingly, the Department will issue the preliminary determinations 
no later than August 5, 2017. However, because August 5, 2017, falls on 
a Saturday, the preliminary determinations will be due no later than 
August 7, 2017.\4\ In accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the

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Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations 
of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of 
the preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date.
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    \2\ Globe Specialty Metals, Inc.
    \3\ See letters from the petitioner entitled ``Silicon Metal 
from Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan; Countervailing Duty 
Investigations; Request for Postponement of Preliminary 
Determinations,'' dated May 2, 2017.
    \4\ See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next Business 
Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to 
the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).
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    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: May 10, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-09872 Filed 5-15-17; 8:45 am]
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