Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 61751-61752 [2017-28196]

Download as PDF ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 249 / Friday, December 29, 2017 / Notices A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of a Denied Person any item subject to the EAR; B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted acquisition by a Denied Person of the ownership, possession, or control of any item subject to the EAR that has been or will be exported from the United States, including financing or other support activities related to a transaction whereby a Denied Person acquires or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from a Denied Person of any item subject to the EAR that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from a Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the EAR with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. 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[FR Doc. 2017–28113 Filed 12–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–828, A–557–809, A–565–801] Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC) have determined that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld fittings) from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States. Therefore, Commerce is AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61751 publishing a notice of continuation of these orders. DATES: Effective December 29, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Heeren, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–9179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 2, 2017, the Department initiated five-year (sunset) reviews of the Orders 1 on butt-weld fittings pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On June 1, 2017, the ITC instituted its review of the Orders.3 Commerce conducted an expedited sunset review of the Orders. As a result of these sunset reviews, Commerce determined that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail should the orders be revoked, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(3) of the Act.4 On December 20, 2017, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United Sates within a reasonably foreseeable time.5 Scope of the Orders For purposes of these Orders, the product covered is certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld fittings). Butt-weld fittings are under 14 inches in outside diameter (based on nominal pipe size), whether finished or unfinished. The product encompasses all grades of stainless steel and ‘‘commodity’’ and ‘‘specialty’’ fittings. Specifically excluded from the 1 See Antidumping Duty Orders: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines, 66 FR 11257 (February 23, 2001) (Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 82 FR 25599 (June 2, 2017) (Sunset Initiation). 3 See Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 82 FR 25324 (June 1, 2017). 4 Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 82 FR 46763 (October 6, 2017), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 5 See Investigation No. 731–TA–865–867 (Third Review), 82 FR 60419 (December 20, 2017), and USITC Publication 4751 (January 2018), entitled Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines: Investigation Nos. 731–TA–865–867 (Third Review). E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 61752 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 249 / Friday, December 29, 2017 / Notices definition are threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings, and fittings made from any material other than stainless steel. The butt-weld fittings subject to these Orders are generally designated under specification ASTM A403/A403M, the standard specification for Wrought Austenitic Stainless Steel Piping Fittings, or its foreign equivalents (e.g., DIN or JIS specifications). This specification covers two general classes of fittings, WP and CR, of wrought austenitic stainless steel fittings of seamless and welded construction covered by the latest revision of ANSI B16.9, ANSI B16.11, and ANSI B16.28. Butt-weld fittings manufactured to specification ASTM A774, or its foreign equivalents, are also covered by the Orders. These Orders do not apply to cast fittings. Cast austenitic stainless steel pipe fittings are covered by specifications A351/A351M, A743/ 743M, and A744/A744M. The butt-weld fittings subject to these Orders are currently classifiable under subheading 7307.23.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these Orders is dispositive. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the Orders. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the Orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year reviews of the Orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance with sections 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Dec 28, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: December 21, 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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The applicant requests a five-year scientific research permit to continue long-term monitoring of humpback whales in Prince William Sound and adjacent waters of Alaska. Up to 300 takes for close vessel approach, photoidentification and behavioral observation of whales are requested annually to better define abundance, distribution, reoccurrence of old individuals vs. new individuals, feeding habits, associations between animals, and sex of individual whales. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: December 26, 2017. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 249 (Friday, December 29, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-475-828, A-557-809, A-565-801]


Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and 
the Philippines: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International 
Trade Commission (the ITC) have determined that revocation of the 
antidumping duty orders on stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings 
(butt-weld fittings) from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines would 
likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material 
injury to an industry in the United States. Therefore, Commerce is 
publishing a notice of continuation of these orders.

DATES: Effective December 29, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Heeren, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-9179.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On June 2, 2017, the Department initiated five-year (sunset) 
reviews of the Orders \1\ on butt-weld fittings pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On June 1, 
2017, the ITC instituted its review of the Orders.\3\ Commerce 
conducted an expedited sunset review of the Orders. As a result of 
these sunset reviews, Commerce determined that revocation of the Orders 
would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, 
therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the dumping margins 
likely to prevail should the orders be revoked, pursuant to sections 
751(c)(1) and 752(c)(3) of the Act.\4\
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Orders: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe 
Fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines, 66 FR 11257 
(February 23, 2001) (Orders).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 82 FR 25599 
(June 2, 2017) (Sunset Initiation).
    \3\ See Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Italy, 
Malaysia, and the Philippines; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 82 
FR 25324 (June 1, 2017).
    \4\ Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Italy, 
Malaysia, and the Philippines: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset 
Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 82 FR 46763 (October 6, 
2017), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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    On December 20, 2017, the ITC published its determination, pursuant 
to section 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the Orders 
would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to 
an industry in the United Sates within a reasonably foreseeable 
time.\5\
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    \5\ See Investigation No. 731-TA-865-867 (Third Review), 82 FR 
60419 (December 20, 2017), and USITC Publication 4751 (January 
2018), entitled Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Italy, 
Malaysia, and the Philippines: Investigation Nos. 731-TA-865-867 
(Third Review).
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Scope of the Orders

    For purposes of these Orders, the product covered is certain 
stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld fittings). Butt-weld 
fittings are under 14 inches in outside diameter (based on nominal pipe 
size), whether finished or unfinished. The product encompasses all 
grades of stainless steel and ``commodity'' and ``specialty'' fittings. 
Specifically excluded from the

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definition are threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings, and fittings 
made from any material other than stainless steel.
    The butt-weld fittings subject to these Orders are generally 
designated under specification ASTM A403/A403M, the standard 
specification for Wrought Austenitic Stainless Steel Piping Fittings, 
or its foreign equivalents (e.g., DIN or JIS specifications). This 
specification covers two general classes of fittings, WP and CR, of 
wrought austenitic stainless steel fittings of seamless and welded 
construction covered by the latest revision of ANSI B16.9, ANSI B16.11, 
and ANSI B16.28. Butt-weld fittings manufactured to specification ASTM 
A774, or its foreign equivalents, are also covered by the Orders.
    These Orders do not apply to cast fittings. Cast austenitic 
stainless steel pipe fittings are covered by specifications A351/A351M, 
A743/743M, and A744/A744M.
    The butt-weld fittings subject to these Orders are currently 
classifiable under subheading 7307.23.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings 
are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the scope of these Orders is dispositive.

Continuation of the Orders

    As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that 
revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), 
Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the Orders. U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection will continue to collect cash deposits at the rates 
in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise.
    The effective date of the continuation of the Orders will be the 
date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department 
intends to initiate the next five-year reviews of the Orders not later 
than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of 
continuation.
    These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with sections 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: December 21, 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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