High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 41936-41937 [2017-18728]

Download as PDF 41936 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 5, 2017 / Notices Alignment With AD Final Determination On August 14, 2017, the Department published the preliminary affirmative CVD determination pertaining to aluminum foil from the PRC.2 On August 10, 2017, in accordance with section 705(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4)(i), and 351.210(i), the Aluminum Association Trade Enforcement Group and its individual members, i.e., the petitioners, timely requested alignment of the final CVD determination with final determination in the related AD investigation of aluminum foil from the PRC.3 Therefore, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4)(i), we are aligning the final CVD determination with the final AD determination. Consequently, the final CVD determination will be issued on the same date as the final AD determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued on or about December 18, 2017. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(g). Dated: August 29, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–18642 Filed 9–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–978] High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on high pressure steel cylinders (Steel Cylinders) from the People’s Republic of mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 2 See Certain Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 82 FR 37844 (August 14, 2017). 3 See Letter to the Secretary re: Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China—Petitioners’ Request to Align the Countervailing Duty Final Determination with the Companion Antidumping Duty Final Determination, dated August 10, 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Sep 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the Final Results of Review section of this notice. DATES: Applicable September 5, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Kennedy, Office I, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–7883. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 1, 2017, the Department initiated a sunset review of the CVD Order 1 on Steel Cylinders from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On May 8, 2017, the Department received a notice of intent to participate in the review on behalf of Norris Cylinder Company (Norris) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1). Norris claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act because it was the petitioner in the underlying countervailing duty investigation and is the sole U.S. producer of Steel Cylinders. The Department received an adequate substantive response from the domestic industry within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).3 The Department did not receive a substantive response from the Government of the PRC or any respondent interested party to the proceeding. Because the Department received no response from the respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited review of this CVD Order, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(l)(ii)(B)(2) and (C)(2). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the scope of the Order is seamless steel cylinders designed for storage or transport of compressed or liquefied gas (high pressure steel cylinders). High 1 See Certain Coated Paper Suitable for HighQuality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 70201 (November 17, 2010) (CVD Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year ‘‘Sunset’’ Review, 82 FR 20314 (May 1, 2017). 3 See Letters to the Department, ‘‘High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China; Notice of Appearance and of Intent to Participate on Behalf of Petitioner Norris Cylinder Company in Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order,’’ dated May 8, 2017, (The Petitioner’s Intent to Participate). PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 pressure steel cylinders are fabricated of chrome alloy steel including, but not limited to, chromium-molybdenum steel or chromium magnesium steel, and have permanently impressed into the steel, either before or after importation, the symbol of a U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT)approved high pressure steel cylinder manufacturer, as well as an approved DOT type marking of DOT 3A, 3AX, 3AA, 3AAX, 3B, 3E, 3HT, 3T, or DOT– E (followed by a specific exemption number) in accordance with the requirements of sections 178.36 through 178.68 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or any subsequent amendments thereof. High pressure steel cylinders covered by the Order have a water capacity up to 450 liters, and a gas capacity ranging from 8 to 702 cubic feet, regardless of corresponding service pressure levels and regardless of physical dimensions, finish or coatings. Excluded from the scope of the Order are high pressure steel cylinders manufactured to UN–ISO–9809–1 and 2 specifications and permanently impressed with ISO or UN symbols. Also excluded from the Order are acetylene cylinders, with or without internal porous mass, and permanently impressed with 8A or 8AL in accordance with DOT regulations. Merchandise covered by the Order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheading 7311.00.00.30. Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 7311.00.00.60 or 7311.00.00.90. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM).4 The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the CVD Order were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this expedited sunset review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file electronically via the Enforcement and Compliance Antidumping and 4 See Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review: High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China (August 29, 2017). E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 5, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and 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/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee; Notice of a Meeting International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC) will hold a conference call on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. EDT The conference call is open to Final Results of Review the public with registration instructions provided below. Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation DATES: September 28, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time of the CVD Order on Steel Cylinders (EDT). Members of the public wishing to from the PRC would be likely to lead to participate must register in advance continuation or recurrence of a net with Victoria Gunderson at the contact countervailable subsidy at the rates information below by 5:00 p.m. EDT on listed below: Friday, September 22, 2017, in order to pre-register, including any requests to Subsidy Producer/exporter rate make comments during the meeting or for accommodations or auxiliary aids. Beijing Tianhai Industry Co., ADDRESSES: To register, please contact Ltd.; Tianjin Tianhai High Victoria Gunderson, Designated Federal Pressure Container Co., Ltd.; Officer, Office of Energy and Langfang Tianhai High Pressure Container Co., Ltd .......... 15.81 Environmental Industries (OEEI), All Others .................................... 15.81 International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–7890; email: Victoria.Gunderson@ This notice serves as the only trade.gov. reminder to parties subject to the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: administrative protective order (APO) of Victoria Gunderson, Designated Federal their responsibility concerning the Officer, Office of Energy and return or destruction of proprietary Environmental Industries (OEEI), information disclosed under APO in International Trade Administration, accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) Timely notification of return/ 482–7890; email: Victoria.Gunderson@ destruction of APO materials or trade.gov. conversion to judicial protective order is SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: hereby requested. Failure to comply Background: The Secretary of with the regulations and the terms of an Commerce established the REEEAC APO is a sanctionable violation. pursuant to discretionary authority and We are issuing and publishing these in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 final results and notice in accordance U.S.C. App.), on July 14, 2010. The with sections 751(c), 752(b), and REEEAC was re-chartered most recently 777(i)(1) of the Act. on June 9, 2016. The REEEAC provides Dated: August 29, 2017. the Secretary of Commerce with Gary Taverman, consensus advice from the private sector Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping on the development and administration and Countervailing Duty Operations, of programs and policies to expand the performing the non-exclusive functions and export competitiveness of the U.S. duties of the Assistant Secretary for renewable energy and energy efficiency Enforcement and Compliance. products and services. [FR Doc. 2017–18728 Filed 9–1–17; 8:45 am] On September 28, 2017, the REEEAC will hold a conference call to potentially BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P approve recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce informing of actions to improve the competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Sep 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 41937 The meeting will be open to the public and will be accessible to people with disabilities. All guests are required to register in advance by the deadline identified under the DATES caption. Requests for auxiliary aids must be submitted by the registration deadline. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. A limited amount of time before the close of the meeting will be available for oral comments from members of the public attending the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments will be limited to two to five minutes per person (depending on number of public participants). Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must contact Ms. Gunderson and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the comments, as well as the name and address of the proposed participant by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 22, 2017. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the International Trade Administration may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a copy of their oral comments by email to Ms. Gunderson for distribution to the participants in advance of the meeting. Any member of the public may submit written comments concerning the REEEAC’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, c/o: Victoria Gunderson, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce; 1401 Constitution Avenue NW.; Mail Stop: 4053; Washington, DC 20230. To be considered during the meeting, written comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 22, 2017, to ensure transmission to the REEEAC prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of REEEAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days following the meeting. Dated: August 29, 2017. Edward A. O’Malley, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2017–18747 Filed 9–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 170 (Tuesday, September 5, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41936-41937]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-978]


High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing 
Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that 
revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on high pressure 
steel cylinders (Steel Cylinders) from the People's Republic of China 
(PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the Final Results of 
Review section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable September 5, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Kennedy, Office I, AD/CVD 
Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-7883.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 1, 2017, the Department initiated a sunset review of the CVD 
Order \1\ on Steel Cylinders from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On May 8, 2017, the 
Department received a notice of intent to participate in the review on 
behalf of Norris Cylinder Company (Norris) within the deadline 
specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1). Norris claimed interested party 
status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act because it was the petitioner 
in the underlying countervailing duty investigation and is the sole 
U.S. producer of Steel Cylinders.
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    \1\ See Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print 
Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses from the People's Republic of 
China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination 
and Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 70201 (November 17, 2010) (CVD 
Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year ``Sunset'' Review, 82 FR 20314 
(May 1, 2017).
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    The Department received an adequate substantive response from the 
domestic industry within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i).\3\ The Department did not receive a substantive 
response from the Government of the PRC or any respondent interested 
party to the proceeding. Because the Department received no response 
from the respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an 
expedited review of this CVD Order, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(l)(ii)(B)(2) and (C)(2).
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    \3\ See Letters to the Department, ``High Pressure Steel 
Cylinders from the People's Republic of China; Notice of Appearance 
and of Intent to Participate on Behalf of Petitioner Norris Cylinder 
Company in Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order,'' dated May 
8, 2017, (The Petitioner's Intent to Participate).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the scope of the Order is seamless steel 
cylinders designed for storage or transport of compressed or liquefied 
gas (high pressure steel cylinders). High pressure steel cylinders are 
fabricated of chrome alloy steel including, but not limited to, 
chromium-molybdenum steel or chromium magnesium steel, and have 
permanently impressed into the steel, either before or after 
importation, the symbol of a U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT)-approved 
high pressure steel cylinder manufacturer, as well as an approved DOT 
type marking of DOT 3A, 3AX, 3AA, 3AAX, 3B, 3E, 3HT, 3T, or DOT-E 
(followed by a specific exemption number) in accordance with the 
requirements of sections 178.36 through 178.68 of Title 49 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations, or any subsequent amendments thereof. High 
pressure steel cylinders covered by the Order have a water capacity up 
to 450 liters, and a gas capacity ranging from 8 to 702 cubic feet, 
regardless of corresponding service pressure levels and regardless of 
physical dimensions, finish or coatings.
    Excluded from the scope of the Order are high pressure steel 
cylinders manufactured to UN-ISO-9809-1 and 2 specifications and 
permanently impressed with ISO or UN symbols. Also excluded from the 
Order are acetylene cylinders, with or without internal porous mass, 
and permanently impressed with 8A or 8AL in accordance with DOT 
regulations.
    Merchandise covered by the Order is classified in the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheading 
7311.00.00.30. Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS 
subheadings 7311.00.00.60 or 7311.00.00.90. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the merchandise is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum (IDM).\4\ The issues discussed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or 
recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable 
subsidy likely to prevail if the CVD Order were revoked. Parties can 
find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this expedited 
sunset review and the corresponding recommendations in this public 
memorandum, which is on file electronically via the Enforcement and 
Compliance Antidumping and

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Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and 
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/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \4\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of 
the Expedited Sunset Review: High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the 
People's Republic of China (August 29, 2017).
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Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine 
that revocation of the CVD Order on Steel Cylinders from the PRC would 
be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a net 
countervailable subsidy at the rates listed below:

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                                                                Subsidy
                      Producer/exporter                          rate
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Beijing Tianhai Industry Co., Ltd.; Tianjin Tianhai High           15.81
 Pressure Container Co., Ltd.; Langfang Tianhai High
 Pressure Container Co., Ltd................................
All Others..................................................       15.81
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    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to the 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of return/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.
    We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: August 29, 2017.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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