Uranium From the Russian Federation: Continuation of Suspension of Antidumping Investigation, 45810-45811 [2017-21211]

Download as PDF 45810 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 189 / Monday, October 2, 2017 / Notices Exporter/manufacturer Weightedaverage dumping margins (percent) Power Steel Co., Ltd ................ Lo-Toun Steel and Iron Works Co., Ltd ................................. All-Others .................................. 3.50 32.01 3.50 however, the written description of the scope remains dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–20925 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–802] Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to rebar from Taiwan, pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: September 25, 2017. Carole Showers, Executive Director, Office of Policy performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this order is steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form (rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade or lack thereof. Subject merchandise includes deformed steel wire with bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and which has been subjected to an elongation test. The subject merchandise includes rebar that has been further processed in the subject countries or a third country, including but not limited to cutting, grinding, galvanizing, painting, coating, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of this order if performed in the country of manufacture of the rebar. Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., nondeformed or smooth rebar). Also excluded from the scope is deformed steel wire meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and without being subject to an elongation test. The subject merchandise is classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) primarily under item numbers 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010. The subject merchandise may also enter under other HTSUS numbers including 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7221.00.0017, 7221.00.0018, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, 7222.11.0001, 7222.11.0057, 7222.11.0059, 7222.30.0001, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6030, 7227.90.6035, 7227.90.6040, 7228.20.1000, and 7228.60.6000. HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes; VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 Uranium From the Russian Federation: Continuation of Suspension of Antidumping Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of determinations by the Department of Commerce (Department) that termination of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, as amended (the Agreement), and the suspended investigation on uranium from the Russian Federation (Russia) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that termination of the suspended investigation would likely lead to material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of the Agreement on uranium from Russia. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or Jill Buckles, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–0162 or (202) 482–6230, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 3, 2017, the Department published the notice of initiation of the fourth sunset review of the Agreement, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On the basis of the notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed by domestic interested parties and the lack of response from any respondent interested party, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the Agreement pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C). As a result of its review, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752 of the Act, the Department determined that termination of the Agreement and the suspended 1 See Initiation of Five-year (Sunset) Reviews, 76 FR 38613 (July 1, 2011). PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 investigation on uranium from the Russian Federation would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail should the Agreement be terminated.2 On September 26, 2017, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, the ITC published its determination that termination of the suspended investigation on uranium from the Russian Federation would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.3 Scope of the Agreement The product covered by the Suspension Agreement is natural uranium in the form of uranium ores and concentrates; natural uranium metal and natural uranium compounds; alloys, dispersions (including cermets), ceramic products, and mixtures containing natural uranium or natural uranium compounds; uranium enriched in U235 and its compounds; alloys, dispersions (including cermets), ceramic products, and mixtures containing uranium enriched in U235 or compounds of uranium enriched in U235; and any other forms of uranium within the same class or kind. Uranium ore from Russia that is milled into U3O8 and/or converted into UF6 in another country prior to direct and/or indirect importation into the United States is considered uranium from Russia and is subject to the terms of this Suspension Agreement. For purposes of this Suspension Agreement, uranium enriched in U235 or compounds of uranium enriched in U235 in Russia are covered by this Suspension Agreement, regardless of their subsequent modification or blending. Uranium enriched in U235 in another country prior to direct and/or indirect importation into the United States is not considered uranium from Russia and is not subject to the terms of this Suspension Agreement.4 2 See Uranium From the Russian Federation; Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Suspension Agreement, 82 FR 26776 (June 9, 2017). 3 See Uranium from Russia; Determination, Investigation No. 731–TA–539–C (Fourth Review), 82 FR 44842 (September 26, 2017); see also ITC Publication, Uranium from Russia (Investigation No. 731–TA–539–C (Fourth Review), USITC Publication 4727, September 2017). 4 The second amendment of two amendments to the Suspension Agreement effective on October 3, 1996, in part included within the scope of the Suspension Agreement on Russian uranium which had been enriched in a third country prior to importation into the United States. According to the amendment, this modification remained in effect E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 189 / Monday, October 2, 2017 / Notices HEU is within the scope of the underlying investigation, and HEU is covered by this Suspension Agreement. For the purpose of this Suspension Agreement, HEU means uranium enriched to 20 percent or greater in the isotope uranium-235. Imports of uranium ores and concentrates, natural uranium compounds, and all forms of enriched uranium are currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 2612.10.00, 2844.10.20, 2844.20.00, respectively. Imports of natural uranium metal and forms of natural uranium other than compounds are currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings: 2844.10.10 and 2844.10.50. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and Customs purposes. The written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. Continuation of Suspension of Investigation As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that termination of the Agreement and the suspended investigation would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence, respectively, of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the Agreement. The effective date of continuation of the Agreement will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to Section XII of the 2008 Amendment to the Agreement, the Department intends to terminate the Agreement, and the underlying antidumping investigation, on December 31, 2020.5 This five-year (sunset) review and notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 27, 2017. Carole Showers, Executive Director, performing the nonexclusive duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–21211 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P until October 3, 1998. See Amendments to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, 61 FR 56665, 56667 (November 4, 1996). 5 See Amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium From the Russian Federation, 73 FR 7705 (February 11, 2008). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Advisory Board; Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board’s Fall 2017 Meeting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB). AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the NSGAB. NSGAB members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the NSGCP Web site at http:// seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/ Leadership/NationalSeaGrantAdvisory Board/UpcomingAdvisoryBoard Meetings.aspx. DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET and Tuesday, October 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, 605 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31401. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. ET. (Check agenda using link in the Summary section to confirm time prior to attending.) The NSGAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by Elizabeth Rohring by Friday, October 13, 2017 to provide sufficient time for NSGAB review. Written comments received after the deadline will be distributed to the NSGAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Information: For any questions concerning the meeting, please contact Elizabeth Rohring, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45811 National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11861, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, 301–734–1082, or via email at elizabeth.rohring@noaa.gov. Special Accomodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Elizabeth Rohring by Friday, October 6, 2017. See Contact Information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NSGAB, which consists of a balanced representation from academia, industry, state government, and other relevant fields, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant Improvement Act (Pub. L. 94–461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The NSGAB advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the NSGCP with respect to operations under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. Dated: September 22, 2017. David Holst, Acting Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–21090 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF541 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Pier Replacement Project in San Diego, CA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Navy to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during construction activities associated with the pier replacements project at Naval Base Point Loma. DATES: This Authorization is effective from October 8, 2017, through October 7, 2018. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 189 (Monday, October 2, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-821-802]


Uranium From the Russian Federation: Continuation of Suspension 
of Antidumping Investigation

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

SUMMARY: As a result of determinations by the Department of Commerce 
(Department) that termination of the Agreement Suspending the 
Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, as 
amended (the Agreement), and the suspended investigation on uranium 
from the Russian Federation (Russia) would likely lead to a 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, and by the International Trade 
Commission (ITC) that termination of the suspended investigation would 
likely lead to material injury to an industry in the United States, the 
Department is publishing this notice of continuation of the Agreement 
on uranium from Russia.

DATES: Applicable October 2, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or Jill Buckles, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone (202) 482-0162 or (202) 482-6230, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 3, 2017, the Department published the notice of 
initiation of the fourth sunset review of the Agreement, pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ On 
the basis of the notice of intent to participate and adequate 
substantive responses filed by domestic interested parties and the lack 
of response from any respondent interested party, the Department 
conducted an expedited sunset review of the Agreement pursuant to 
section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C). As a 
result of its review, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752 of the Act, 
the Department determined that termination of the Agreement and the 
suspended investigation on uranium from the Russian Federation would 
likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, 
notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail 
should the Agreement be terminated.\2\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-year (Sunset) Reviews, 76 FR 38613 
(July 1, 2011).
    \2\ See Uranium From the Russian Federation; Final Results of 
the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Suspension Agreement, 82 
FR 26776 (June 9, 2017).
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    On September 26, 2017, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, the 
ITC published its determination that termination of the suspended 
investigation on uranium from the Russian Federation would be likely to 
lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in 
the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.\3\
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    \3\ See Uranium from Russia; Determination, Investigation No. 
731-TA-539-C (Fourth Review), 82 FR 44842 (September 26, 2017); see 
also ITC Publication, Uranium from Russia (Investigation No. 731-TA-
539-C (Fourth Review), USITC Publication 4727, September 2017).
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Scope of the Agreement

    The product covered by the Suspension Agreement is natural uranium 
in the form of uranium ores and concentrates; natural uranium metal and 
natural uranium compounds; alloys, dispersions (including cermets), 
ceramic products, and mixtures containing natural uranium or natural 
uranium compounds; uranium enriched in U\235\ and its compounds; 
alloys, dispersions (including cermets), ceramic products, and mixtures 
containing uranium enriched in U\235\ or compounds of uranium enriched 
in U\235\; and any other forms of uranium within the same class or 
kind.
    Uranium ore from Russia that is milled into 
U3O8 and/or converted into UF6 in 
another country prior to direct and/or indirect importation into the 
United States is considered uranium from Russia and is subject to the 
terms of this Suspension Agreement.
    For purposes of this Suspension Agreement, uranium enriched in 
U\235\ or compounds of uranium enriched in U\235\ in Russia are covered 
by this Suspension Agreement, regardless of their subsequent 
modification or blending. Uranium enriched in U\235\ in another country 
prior to direct and/or indirect importation into the United States is 
not considered uranium from Russia and is not subject to the terms of 
this Suspension Agreement.\4\
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    \4\ The second amendment of two amendments to the Suspension 
Agreement effective on October 3, 1996, in part included within the 
scope of the Suspension Agreement on Russian uranium which had been 
enriched in a third country prior to importation into the United 
States. According to the amendment, this modification remained in 
effect until October 3, 1998. See Amendments to the Agreement 
Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian 
Federation, 61 FR 56665, 56667 (November 4, 1996).

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    HEU is within the scope of the underlying investigation, and HEU is 
covered by this Suspension Agreement. For the purpose of this 
Suspension Agreement, HEU means uranium enriched to 20 percent or 
greater in the isotope uranium-235.
    Imports of uranium ores and concentrates, natural uranium 
compounds, and all forms of enriched uranium are currently classifiable 
under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
subheadings: 2612.10.00, 2844.10.20, 2844.20.00, respectively. Imports 
of natural uranium metal and forms of natural uranium other than 
compounds are currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings: 
2844.10.10 and 2844.10.50. HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and Customs purposes. The written description of the scope 
of this proceeding is dispositive.

Continuation of Suspension of Investigation

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that termination of the Agreement and the suspended investigation would 
be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence, respectively, of 
dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, 
pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders 
the continuation of the Agreement. The effective date of continuation 
of the Agreement will be the date of publication in the Federal 
Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to Section XII of the 
2008 Amendment to the Agreement, the Department intends to terminate 
the Agreement, and the underlying antidumping investigation, on 
December 31, 2020.\5\
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    \5\ See Amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping 
Investigation on Uranium From the Russian Federation, 73 FR 7705 
(February 11, 2008).
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    This five-year (sunset) review and notice are in accordance with 
section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) 
of the Act.

    Dated: September 27, 2017.
Carole Showers,
Executive Director, performing the non-exclusive duties of Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-21211 Filed 9-29-17; 8:45 am]
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