Brass Sheet and Strip From France, Germany, Italy, and Japan: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 31046-31047 [2017-14055]

Download as PDF 31046 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 5, 2017 / Notices investigation.3 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner stated the reasons for its request. Specifically, the petitioner states that additional time is necessary for the Department and interested parties to fully analyze all questionnaire responses and to issue supplemental questionnaires as necessary.4 The Department finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, i.e., to September 8, 2017. Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: June 12, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–14056 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–427–602; A–428–602; A–475–601; A– 588–704] Brass Sheet and Strip From France, Germany, Italy, and Japan: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy and Japan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping. Further, the magnitude of the margins of dumping that are likely to prevail is identified in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: DATES: Effective July 5, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Phelan, AD/CVD Operations, 3 See the petitioner’s Letter dated June 7, 2017, requesting postponement of the preliminary determination. 4 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Jul 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0697. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 6, 1987, the Department published the AD orders on brass sheet and strip from France and Italy.1 On May 21, 1991, the Department published the amended AD order with respect to brass sheet and strip from Italy.2 On January 9, 1987, the Department published the final determination of the less-than-fair value investigation with respect to brass sheet and strip from Germany and on September 23, 1987, the Department published the amended AD order with respect to imports of brass sheet and strip from Germany.3 On August 12, 1988, the Department issued an AD order on imports of brass sheet and strip from Japan.4 On March 3, 2017, the Department published the notice of initiation of the fourth sunset reviews of these AD orders on brass sheet and strip 5 from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On March 17, 2017, the Department received a notice of intent to participate on behalf of Aurubis Buffalo, Inc., GBC Metals, LLC (doing business as, Olin Brass), Heyco Metals, Inc., PMX Industries, Inc. and Revere Copper Products, Inc. (collectively, the domestic interested parties) within the 15-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as manufacturers, producers, or wholesalers in the United States of a domestic like product. On March 31, 2017, the Department received complete substantive responses 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from France, 52 FR 6995 (March 6, 1987); Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from Italy, 52 FR 6997 (March 6, 1987). 2 See Amendment to Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amendment of Antidumping Duty Order in Accordance with Decision Upon Remand: Brass Sheet and Strip from Italy, 56 FR 23272 (May 21, 1991). 3 See Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Brass Sheet and Strip from the Federal Republic of Germany, 52 FR 822 (January 9, 1987), amended at Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amendment to Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from the Federal Republic of Germany, 52 FR 35750 (September 23, 1987). 4 See Antidumping Duty Order of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Brass Sheet and Strip from Japan, 53 FR 30454 (August 12, 1988). 5 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 82 FR 12438 (March 3, 2017) (Initiation). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the Initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day period, specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).6 We received no substantive responses from respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted expedited (120day) sunset reviews of the AD orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy and Japan. Scope of the Orders The product covered by the orders is brass sheet and strip, other than leaded and tinned brass sheet and strip, from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. The chemical composition of the covered product is currently defined in the Copper Development Association (‘‘C.D.A.’’) 200 Series or the Unified Numbering System (‘‘U.N.S.’’) C2000. The orders do not cover products the chemical compositions of which are defined by other C.D.A. or U.N.S. series. In physical dimensions, the product covered by the orders has a solid rectangular cross section over 0.006 inches (0.15 millimeters) through 0.188 inches (4.8 millimeters) in finished thickness or gauge, regardless of width. Coiled, wound-on-reels (traverse wound), and cut-to-length products are included. The merchandise is currently classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 7409.21.00 and 7409.29.00. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the orders remains dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these sunset reviews, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail if the orders are revoked, are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.7 The Issues 6 See Letters from domestic interested parties regarding ‘‘Brass Sheet and Strip From France— Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated March 31, 2017; ‘‘Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany—Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated March 31, 2017; ‘‘Brass Sheet and Strip From Italy—Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated March 31, 2017; and ‘‘Brass Sheet and Strip From Japan—Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated March 31, 2017. 7 See Memorandum from Deputy Assistant Secretary Gary Taverman to Acting Assistant Secretary Ronald K. Lorentzen entitled, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 5, 2017 / Notices and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn. Final Results of Sunset Reviews Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, the Department determines that revocation of the AD orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail if the AD orders are revoked would be up to 42.24 percent, 55.60 percent, 22.00 percent, and 57.98 percent, respectively. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to the parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of propriety information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. 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 terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing the final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii). Dated: June 28, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary For Enforcement and Compliance. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2017–14055 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Antidumping Duty Order on Brass Sheet and Strip from France (A–427–602), Germany (A–428–602), Italy (A–475–601), and Japan (A–588–704)’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Jul 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Office of Education Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at pracomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Seaberry Nachbar, (831) 647–4204 or fosterscholars@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) collects, evaluates and assesses student data and information for the purpose of selecting successful scholarship candidates, generating internal NOAA reports and articles to demonstrate the success of its program. The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program is available to graduate students pursuing masters and doctoral degrees in the areas of marine biology, oceanography and maritime archaeology. The ONMS requires applicants to the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program to complete an application and to supply references (e.g., from academic professors and advisors) in support of the scholarship application. Scholarship recipients are required to conduct a pre- and postevaluation of their studies through the scholarship program to gather information about the level of PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 31047 knowledge, skills and behavioral changes that take place with the students before and after their program participation. The evaluation results support ONMS performance measures. II. Method of Collection All forms are electronic, and the primary methods of submittal are email and Internet transmission. Approximately 1% of the application and reference forms may be mailed. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0432. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 621. Estimated Time per Response: Dr. Nancy Foster application form: 8 hours; Letter of Recommendation: 45 minutes; Bio/Photograph Submission: 1 hour; Annual Report: 1 hour, 30 minutes; and Evaluation: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,919. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $4,000 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 29, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–14033 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 5, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31046-31047]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-427-602; A-428-602; A-475-601; A-588-704]


Brass Sheet and Strip From France, Germany, Italy, and Japan: 
Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping 
Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty 
(AD) orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy and 
Japan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping. 
Further, the magnitude of the margins of dumping that are likely to 
prevail is identified in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of 
this notice.

DATES: Effective July 5, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Phelan, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0697.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 6, 1987, the Department published the AD orders on brass 
sheet and strip from France and Italy.\1\ On May 21, 1991, the 
Department published the amended AD order with respect to brass sheet 
and strip from Italy.\2\ On January 9, 1987, the Department published 
the final determination of the less-than-fair value investigation with 
respect to brass sheet and strip from Germany and on September 23, 
1987, the Department published the amended AD order with respect to 
imports of brass sheet and strip from Germany.\3\ On August 12, 1988, 
the Department issued an AD order on imports of brass sheet and strip 
from Japan.\4\ On March 3, 2017, the Department published the notice of 
initiation of the fourth sunset reviews of these AD orders on brass 
sheet and strip \5\ from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from 
France, 52 FR 6995 (March 6, 1987); Antidumping Duty Order: Brass 
Sheet and Strip from Italy, 52 FR 6997 (March 6, 1987).
    \2\ See Amendment to Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value and Amendment of Antidumping Duty Order in Accordance 
with Decision Upon Remand: Brass Sheet and Strip from Italy, 56 FR 
23272 (May 21, 1991).
    \3\ See Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; 
Brass Sheet and Strip from the Federal Republic of Germany, 52 FR 
822 (January 9, 1987), amended at Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Amendment to Antidumping Duty Order: Brass 
Sheet and Strip from the Federal Republic of Germany, 52 FR 35750 
(September 23, 1987).
    \4\ See Antidumping Duty Order of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: 
Brass Sheet and Strip from Japan, 53 FR 30454 (August 12, 1988).
    \5\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 82 FR 
12438 (March 3, 2017) (Initiation).
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    On March 17, 2017, the Department received a notice of intent to 
participate on behalf of Aurubis Buffalo, Inc., GBC Metals, LLC (doing 
business as, Olin Brass), Heyco Metals, Inc., PMX Industries, Inc. and 
Revere Copper Products, Inc. (collectively, the domestic interested 
parties) within the 15-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). 
The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under 
section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as manufacturers, producers, or 
wholesalers in the United States of a domestic like product.
    On March 31, 2017, the Department received complete substantive 
responses to the Initiation from the domestic interested parties within 
the 30-day period, specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\6\ We received 
no substantive responses from respondent interested parties. As a 
result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted expedited (120-day) 
sunset reviews of the AD orders on brass sheet and strip from France, 
Germany, Italy and Japan.
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    \6\ See Letters from domestic interested parties regarding 
``Brass Sheet and Strip From France--Domestic Interested Parties' 
Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,'' dated March 31, 
2017; ``Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany--Domestic Interested 
Parties' Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,'' dated March 
31, 2017; ``Brass Sheet and Strip From Italy--Domestic Interested 
Parties' Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,'' dated March 
31, 2017; and ``Brass Sheet and Strip From Japan--Domestic 
Interested Parties' Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,'' 
dated March 31, 2017.
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Scope of the Orders

    The product covered by the orders is brass sheet and strip, other 
than leaded and tinned brass sheet and strip, from France, Germany, 
Italy, and Japan. The chemical composition of the covered product is 
currently defined in the Copper Development Association (``C.D.A.'') 
200 Series or the Unified Numbering System (``U.N.S.'') C2000. The 
orders do not cover products the chemical compositions of which are 
defined by other C.D.A. or U.N.S. series. In physical dimensions, the 
product covered by the orders has a solid rectangular cross section 
over 0.006 inches (0.15 millimeters) through 0.188 inches (4.8 
millimeters) in finished thickness or gauge, regardless of width. 
Coiled, wound-on-reels (traverse wound), and cut-to-length products are 
included. The merchandise is currently classified under Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') item numbers 
7409.21.00 and 7409.29.00.
    Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the orders 
remains dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these sunset reviews, including the likelihood 
of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the 
margins of dumping likely to prevail if the orders are revoked, are 
addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\7\ The Issues

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and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 
electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and 
to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main 
Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn.
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    \7\ See Memorandum from Deputy Assistant Secretary Gary Taverman 
to Acting Assistant Secretary Ronald K. Lorentzen entitled, ``Issues 
and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited 
Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Brass Sheet 
and Strip from France (A-427-602), Germany (A-428-602), Italy (A-
475-601), and Japan (A-588-704)'' dated concurrently with, and 
hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Final Results of Sunset Reviews

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, 
the Department determines that revocation of the AD orders on brass 
sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan would be likely 
to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the 
magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail if the AD orders 
are revoked would be up to 42.24 percent, 55.60 percent, 22.00 percent, 
and 57.98 percent, respectively.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as the only reminder to the parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of propriety information disclosed 
under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. 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 terms of an APO is a violation subject 
to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing the final results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii).

    Dated: June 28, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary For Enforcement and Compliance.
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