Hardwood Plywood From China; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations, 32011-32012 [2017-14499]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 11, 2017 / Notices technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: June 26, 2017. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–14494 Filed 7–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–565 and 731– TA–1341 (Final)] Hardwood Plywood From China; 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–565 and 731–TA–1341 (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 hardwood plywood from China, provided for in heading 4412 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce to be subsidized and sold at less-than-fairvalue.1 DATES: Effective June 23, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Dushkes (202–205–3229), 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. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 For purposes of these investigations, the Department of Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as hardwood and decorative plywood, and certain veneered panels. For Commerce’s complete scope, see 82 FR 28629, June 23, 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Jul 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 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 China of hardwood plywood, and 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). The investigations were requested in petitions filed on November 18, 2016, by the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood.2 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) 2 The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood consists of Columbia Forest Products, Greensboro, North Carolina; Commonwealth Plywood Inc., Whitehall, New York; Murphy Plywood Co., Eugene, Oregon; Roseburg Forest Products Co., Roseburg, Oregon; States Industries, Inc., Eugene, Oregon; and Timber Products Company, Springfield, Oregon. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32011 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 October 11, 2017, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.22 of the Commission’s rules. Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 26, 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 October 19, 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 October 25, 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 October 18, 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 E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 32012 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 11, 2017 / Notices filing posthearing briefs is November 2, 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 November 2, 2017. On November 22, 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 November 27, 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. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 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: July 6, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–14499 Filed 7–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Jul 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–563 and 731–TA–1331–1332 (Final)] Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India and Italy; Supplemental Schedule for the Subject Investigations United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: DATES: Effective June 29, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Dushkes (202–205–3229), 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: Effective February 8, 2017, the Commission established a general schedule for the conduct of the final phase of its investigations on finished carbon steel flanges from India, Italy, and Spain.1 The Department of Commerce’s preliminary determinations for imports from India and Italy were published on November 29, 2016 and February 8, 2017.2 The Department of Commerce’s final determinations for imports from India and Italy were published on June 29, 2017.3 The Commission, therefore, is 1 Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India, Italy and Spain; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations, 82 FR 11056, February 17, 2017. 2 Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 81 FR 85928, November 29, 2016; Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Italy: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 82 FR 9711, February 8, 2017; Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 21 FR 9719, February 8, 2017. 3 Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 82 FR 29479, June 29, 2017; Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Italy: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 29481, June 29, 2017; Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 29483, June 29, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 issuing a supplemental schedule for its investigations on imports of finished carbon steel flanges from India and Italy. The Commission’s supplemental schedule is as follows: The deadline for filing supplemental party comments on Commerce’s final determinations is July 11, 2017; the staff report in the final phase of these investigations will be placed in the nonpublic record on July 21, 2017; and a public version will be issued thereafter. Supplemental party comments may address only Commerce’s final determinations regarding imports from India and Italy. These supplemental final comments may not contain new factual information and may not exceed five (5) pages in length. For further information concerning these investigations see the Commission’s notice cited above and 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). 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: July 6, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–14498 Filed 7–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (17–049)] NASA Advisory Council; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). DATES: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–5:15 p.m. EDT. Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: National Institute of Aerospace, Room 101, 100 Exploration Way, Hampton, VA 23666. 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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-565 and 731-TA-1341 (Final)]


Hardwood Plywood From China; 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-565 and 731-TA-1341 (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 hardwood plywood from China, provided 
for in heading 4412 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce to be 
subsidized and sold at less-than-fair-value.\1\
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    \1\ For purposes of these investigations, the Department of 
Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as hardwood and 
decorative plywood, and certain veneered panels. For Commerce's 
complete scope, see 82 FR 28629, June 23, 2017.

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DATES:  Effective June 23, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Drew Dushkes (202-205-3229), 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 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 China of hardwood plywood, and 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). The 
investigations were requested in petitions filed on November 18, 2016, 
by the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood.\2\
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    \2\ The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood consists of 
Columbia Forest Products, Greensboro, North Carolina; Commonwealth 
Plywood Inc., Whitehall, New York; Murphy Plywood Co., Eugene, 
Oregon; Roseburg Forest Products Co., Roseburg, Oregon; States 
Industries, Inc., Eugene, Oregon; and Timber Products Company, 
Springfield, Oregon.
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    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 October 
11, 2017, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to 
section 207.22 of the Commission's rules.
    Hearing.--The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the 
final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, 
October 26, 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 October 19, 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 October 25, 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 October 18, 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

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filing posthearing briefs is November 2, 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 November 2, 2017. On November 22, 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 November 27, 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: July 6, 2017.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-14499 Filed 7-10-17; 8:45 am]
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