Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review, 22249-22250 [2018-10202]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 93 / Monday, May 14, 2018 / Notices established in the less-than-fair value investigation.25 Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results and partial rescission of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Dated: May 7, 2018. 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. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Affiliation V. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Interferences VI. Discussion of the Methodology VII. Duty Absorption VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–10201 Filed 5–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–122–854] Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based upon a request from Verso Corporation (Verso) (i.e., the petitioner), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) to consider the possible revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 25 See Certain Steel Nails from the Republic of Oman: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 80 FR 28955 (May 20, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 May 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 supercalendered paper (SC paper) from Canada. DATES: May 14, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Halle or Nicholas Czajkowski, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–0176 or (202) 482–1395, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 10, 2015, Commerce published the CVD Order on SC paper from Canada.1 On March 21, 2018, Verso requested that Commerce conduct a CCR, pursuant to section 782(h)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(l)(i). Verso expressed a lack of interest in the enforcement or existence of the CVD Order, and requested the retroactive revocation of the CVD Order, effective August 3, 2015.2 Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is SC paper. SC paper is uncoated paper that has undergone a calendering process in which the base sheet, made of pulp and filler (typically, but not limited to, clay, talc, or other mineral additive), is processed through a set of supercalenders, a supercalender, or a soft nip calender operation.3 The scope of this order covers all SC paper regardless of basis weight, brightness, opacity, smoothness, or grade, and whether in rolls or in sheets. Further, the scope covers all SC paper that meets the scope definition regardless of the type of pulp fiber or filler material used to produce the paper. Specifically excluded from the scope are imports of paper printed with final content of printed text or graphics. Subject merchandise primarily enters under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 4802.61.3035, but may also enter under subheadings 4802.61.3010, 4802.62.3000, 4802.62.6020, and 1 See Supercalendered Paper from Canada: Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 76668 (December 10, 2015) (CVD Order). 2 See Letter from Verso, ‘‘Supercalendered Paper from Canada/Request for Changed Circumstances Review,’’ March 21, 2018 (Verso Request). 3 Supercalendering and soft nip calendering processing, in conjunction with the mineral filler contained in the base paper, are performed to enhance the surface characteristics of the paper by imparting a smooth and glossy printing surface. Supercalendering and soft nip calendering also increase the density of the base paper. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22249 4802.69.3000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Initiation of CCR Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide that Commerce may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it determines that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product have no further interest in the order, in whole or in part. Section 351.222(g) of Commerce’s regulations provides that Commerce will conduct a CCR under 19 CFR 351.216, and may revoke an order in whole or in part, if it determines that the producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product have expressed a lack of interest in the order, in whole or in part.4 Section 351.216(d) of Commerce’s regulations provides that if Commerce determines that changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review exist, it will conduct a CCR, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221. Based on the information Verso provided in its request, Commerce has determined that changed circumstances sufficient to warrant the review exist.5 Both the Act and Commerce’s regulations require that ‘‘substantially all’’ domestic producers express a lack of interest in the CVD Order for Commerce to revoke the CVD Order.6 Commerce has interpreted ‘‘substantially all’’ to represent producers accounting for at least 85 percent of U.S. production of the domestic like product.7 The data provided in Verso’s request indicated that it accounts for at least 85 percent of domestic production. In accordance with section 751(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221 and 351.222, based on an affirmative statement of no interest by the domestic parties in continuing the CVD Order, we are initiating this CCR. 4 See section 782(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)–(2). 5 See 19 CFR 351.216(d). 6 See section 782(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g). 7 See, e.g., Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part, 77 FR 42276 (July 18, 2012), unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, and Determination To Revoke Order, in Part, 77 FR 53176 (August 31, 2012). E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 22250 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 93 / Monday, May 14, 2018 / Notices Public Comment Interested parties are invited to provide comments and/or factual information regarding the CCR. Comments and factual information may be submitted to Commerce no later than ten days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal comments and rebuttal factual information may be filed with Commerce no later than five days after the comments and/or factual information are filed.8 All submissions must be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).9 An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due dates set forth in this notice. Preliminary and Final Results of the Review Commerce intends to publish in the Federal Register a notice of the preliminary results of the CCR in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and (c)(3)(i), which will set forth Commerce’s preliminary factual and legal conclusions. Commerce will issue its final results of the CCR in accordance with the time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.216(e). This is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1), 777(i)(1), and 782(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1), (4), and 351.222(g). Dated: May 7, 2018. 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. 2018–10202 Filed 5–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) will SUMMARY: 8 Submission of rebuttal factual information must comply with 19 CFR 351.301(b)(2). 9 See, generally, 19 CFR 351.303. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 May 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 meet on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Wednesday June 6, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of not fewer than 9 members appointed by the NIST Director, eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations. The VCAT will meet on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 6th, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, Administration Building, at NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–1060, telephone number 301–975–2667. Ms. Shaw’s email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Authority: 15 U.S.C. 278, as amended, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The purpose of this meeting is for the VCAT to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for NIST, its organization, its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The agenda will include an update on major programs at NIST. In addition, the meeting will include presentations and discussions on NIST’s role in quantum science, and artificial intelligence. The Committee also will review NIST’s facilities plans and progress on ongoing renovation efforts. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at http://www.nist.gov/director/ vcat/agenda.cfm. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee’s affairs are invited to request a place on the agenda. Approximately one-half hour on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, will be reserved for public comments and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received, but PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 is likely to be about 3 minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be included in the final agenda that will be posted on the NIST website at http:// www.nist.gov/director/vcat/agenda.cfm. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written statements to VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899, via fax at 301–216–0529 or electronically by email to stephanie.shaw@nist.gov . All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and phone number to Stephanie Shaw by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information; please contact Ms. Shaw. Ms. Shaw’s email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov and her phone number is 301–975–2667. For participants attending in person, please note that federal agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if such license or identification card is issued by a state that is compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–13), or by a state that has an extension for REAL ID compliance. NIST currently accepts other forms of federal-issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver’s license. For detailed information please contact Ms. Shaw at 301–975–2667 or visit: http://nist.gov/ public_affairs/visitor/. Kevin A. Kimball, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2018–10128 Filed 5–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting via webinar on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 93 (Monday, May 14, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22249-22250]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-122-854]


Supercalendered Paper From Canada: Initiation of Changed 
Circumstances Review

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: Based upon a request from Verso Corporation (Verso) (i.e., the 
petitioner), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a 
changed circumstances review (CCR) to consider the possible revocation 
of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on supercalendered paper (SC 
paper) from Canada.

DATES: May 14, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Halle or Nicholas Czajkowski, 
AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-0176 or (202) 482-1395, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On December 10, 2015, Commerce published the CVD Order on SC paper 
from Canada.\1\ On March 21, 2018, Verso requested that Commerce 
conduct a CCR, pursuant to section 782(h)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(l)(i). Verso expressed a 
lack of interest in the enforcement or existence of the CVD Order, and 
requested the retroactive revocation of the CVD Order, effective August 
3, 2015.\2\
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    \1\ See Supercalendered Paper from Canada: Countervailing Duty 
Order, 80 FR 76668 (December 10, 2015) (CVD Order).
    \2\ See Letter from Verso, ``Supercalendered Paper from Canada/
Request for Changed Circumstances Review,'' March 21, 2018 (Verso 
Request).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the order is SC paper. SC paper is uncoated 
paper that has undergone a calendering process in which the base sheet, 
made of pulp and filler (typically, but not limited to, clay, talc, or 
other mineral additive), is processed through a set of supercalenders, 
a supercalender, or a soft nip calender operation.\3\
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    \3\ Supercalendering and soft nip calendering processing, in 
conjunction with the mineral filler contained in the base paper, are 
performed to enhance the surface characteristics of the paper by 
imparting a smooth and glossy printing surface. Supercalendering and 
soft nip calendering also increase the density of the base paper.
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    The scope of this order covers all SC paper regardless of basis 
weight, brightness, opacity, smoothness, or grade, and whether in rolls 
or in sheets. Further, the scope covers all SC paper that meets the 
scope definition regardless of the type of pulp fiber or filler 
material used to produce the paper.
    Specifically excluded from the scope are imports of paper printed 
with final content of printed text or graphics.
    Subject merchandise primarily enters under Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 4802.61.3035, but may 
also enter under subheadings 4802.61.3010, 4802.62.3000, 4802.62.6020, 
and 4802.69.3000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope 
of the order is dispositive.

Initiation of CCR

    Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide 
that Commerce may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it 
determines that producers accounting for substantially all of the 
production of the domestic like product have no further interest in the 
order, in whole or in part. Section 351.222(g) of Commerce's 
regulations provides that Commerce will conduct a CCR under 19 CFR 
351.216, and may revoke an order in whole or in part, if it determines 
that the producers accounting for substantially all of the production 
of the domestic like product have expressed a lack of interest in the 
order, in whole or in part.\4\ Section 351.216(d) of Commerce's 
regulations provides that if Commerce determines that changed 
circumstances sufficient to warrant a review exist, it will conduct a 
CCR, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221.
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    \4\ See section 782(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)-(2).
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    Based on the information Verso provided in its request, Commerce 
has determined that changed circumstances sufficient to warrant the 
review exist.\5\ Both the Act and Commerce's regulations require that 
``substantially all'' domestic producers express a lack of interest in 
the CVD Order for Commerce to revoke the CVD Order.\6\ Commerce has 
interpreted ``substantially all'' to represent producers accounting for 
at least 85 percent of U.S. production of the domestic like product.\7\ 
The data provided in Verso's request indicated that it accounts for at 
least 85 percent of domestic production.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.216(d).
    \6\ See section 782(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g).
    \7\ See, e.g., Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic 
of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part, 77 
FR 42276 (July 18, 2012), unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from 
the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review, and Determination To Revoke Order, in 
Part, 77 FR 53176 (August 31, 2012).
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    In accordance with section 751(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221 and 
351.222, based on an affirmative statement of no interest by the 
domestic parties in continuing the CVD Order, we are initiating this 
CCR.

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Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to provide comments and/or factual 
information regarding the CCR. Comments and factual information may be 
submitted to Commerce no later than ten days after the date of 
publication of this notice. Rebuttal comments and rebuttal factual 
information may be filed with Commerce no later than five days after 
the comments and/or factual information are filed.\8\ All submissions 
must be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (ACCESS).\9\ An electronically filed document must be received 
successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on 
the due dates set forth in this notice.
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    \8\ Submission of rebuttal factual information must comply with 
19 CFR 351.301(b)(2).
    \9\ See, generally, 19 CFR 351.303.
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Preliminary and Final Results of the Review

    Commerce intends to publish in the Federal Register a notice of the 
preliminary results of the CCR in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) 
and (c)(3)(i), which will set forth Commerce's preliminary factual and 
legal conclusions. Commerce will issue its final results of the CCR in 
accordance with the time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.216(e).
    This is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1), 
777(i)(1), and 782(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1), (4), and 
351.222(g).

    Dated: May 7, 2018.
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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