High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016, 31951-31953 [2018-14730]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 10, 2018 / Notices because Commerce preliminarily determined that the mandatory respondents should be considered to be part of the China-wide entity, and assigned the China-wide entity an AFA rate based solely on the petition, there are no calculations to disclose. Verification Because the mandatory respondents in this investigation did not provide information requested by Commerce and Commerce preliminarily determines in accordance with section 776(b) of the Act that each of the mandatory respondents to have been uncooperative, verification will not be conducted. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than 30 days after the date of publication of the preliminary determination, unless the Secretary alters the time limit. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.18 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Final Determination Section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1) provide that Commerce will issue the final 18 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 determination within 75 days after the date of its preliminary determination. Accordingly, Commerce will make its final determination no later than 75 days after the signature date of this preliminary determination. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, Commerce will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. If the final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after the final determination whether imports of the subject merchandise are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: July 2, 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. 31951 The merchandise covered by the scope of the investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 2918.16.1000, 2918.16.5010, and 2932.20.5020. Merchandise covered by the scope may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 2918.16.5050, 3824.99.2890, and 3824.99.9295. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Scope Comments V. Scope of the Investigation VI. Discussion of the Methodology A. Non-Market Economy Country B. Surrogate Country and Surrogate Value Comments C. Separate Rates D. China-Wide Entity E. Use of Facts Otherwise Available With an Adverse Inference VII. Adjustment Under Section 777(A)(f) of the Act VIII. Adjustments to Cash Deposit Rates for Export Subsidies IX. Verification X. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2018–14729 Filed 7–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The scope of the investigation covers all grades of sodium gluconate, gluconic acid, liquid gluconate, and glucono delta lactone (GDL) (collectively GNA Products), regardless of physical form (including, but not limited to substrates; solutions; dry granular form or powders, regardless of particle size; or as a slurry). The scope also includes GNA Products that have been blended or are in solution with other product(s) where the resulting mix contains 35 percent or more of sodium gluconate, gluconic acid, liquid gluconate, and/or GDL by dry weight. Sodium gluconate has a molecular formula of NaC6H11O7. Sodium gluconate has a Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number of 527–07–1, and can also be called ‘‘sodium salt of gluconic acid’’ and/or sodium 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 pentahydroxyhexanoate. Gluconic acid has a molecular formula of C6H12O7. Gluconic acid has a CAS registry number of 526–95–4, and can also be called 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 pentahydroxycaproic acid. Liquid gluconate is a blend consisting only of gluconic acid and sodium gluconate in an aqueous solution. Liquid gluconate has CAS registry numbers of 527–07–1, 526–95–4, and 7732–18–5, and can also be called 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-pentahydroxycaproic acid-hexanoate. GDL has a molecular formula of C6H10O6. GDL has a CAS registry number of 90–80–2, and can also be called d-glucono-1,5-lactone. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–978] High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on high pressure steel cylinders (steel cylinders) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the period of review January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 10, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toby Vandall or Aimee Phelan, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 31952 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 10, 2018 / Notices (202) 482–1664 or (202) 482–0697, respectively. of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order Background amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 On June 7, 2017, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on steel cylinders from the PRC for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.1 On June 13, 2017, and June 30, 2017, we received review requests from Norris Cylinder Company (the petitioner) and Beijing Tianhai Industry Co., Ltd. (BTIC).2 We published a notice of initiation for this administrative review on August 1, 2017.3 On February 5, 2018, we postponed the deadline for issuing the preliminary results of this administrative review until July 3, 2018.4 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and electronic versions 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 82 FR 26441 (June 7, 2017). 2 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China Request for Administrative Review and Entry of Appearance’’ (June 13, 2017); see also Letter from BTIC, ‘‘Request for the Fifth Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China, C–570–978 (POR: 01/01/16–12/31/16)’’ (June 30, 2017). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 35749 (August 1, 2017) (Initiation Notice). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016,’’ February 5, 2018. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of 2016 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 The merchandise covered by this 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 this 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 U–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 under the order is dispositive. Methodology We are conducting this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and that the subsidy is specific.6 For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.7 In making these findings, we relied, in part, on facts available, and because we find that either the GOC or the respondent company did not act to the best of their ability to respond to our requests for information, we drew an adverse inference where appropriate in selecting from among the facts otherwise available.8 For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of the Review We preliminarily find that the following net countervailable subsidy rate exists for the mandatory respondent, BTIC, for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016: Company Beijing Tianhai Industry Co., Ltd.9 ....................................... Subsidy Rate Ad Valorem (percent) 37.77 Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results of this administrative review, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, we also intend, upon publication of the final results, to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount indicated above for BTIC, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this 6 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 7 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found in Appendix I to this notice. 8 See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. 9 As discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, we have found the following companies to be cross-owned with BTIC: Tianjin Tianhai High Pressure Container Co., Ltd.; Langfang Tianhai High Pressure Container Co., Ltd.; Beijing Jingcheng Machinery Electric Holding Co., Ltd.; and Beijing Jingcheng Machinery Electric Co., Ltd. E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 10, 2018 / Notices administrative review. For all nonreviewed firms, CBP will continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose to parties in this review the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of publication in the Federal Register of these preliminary results.10 Unless Commerce instructs otherwise, interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) on the preliminary results no later than 30 days from the date of publication of this Federal Register notice, and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.11 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.12 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to the issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.13 Hearing requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a date and time to be determined.14 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we intend to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues 10 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii); 351.309(d)(1); and 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 13 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 11 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 raised by the parties in their comments, no later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice. These preliminary results and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: July 3, 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. Application of the Countervailing Duty Law to Imports From the PRC V. Subsidies Valuation Information VI. Benchmarks and Interest Rates VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences VIII. Analysis of Programs IX. Disclosure and Public Comment X. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2018–14730 Filed 7–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–898] Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the exporters of chlorinated isocyanurates subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV). The period of review (POR) is June 1, 2016, through May 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable July 10, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Carey, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3964. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31953 Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are chlorinated isos, which are derivatives of cyanuric acid, described as chlorinated s-triazine triones.1 Chlorinated isos are currently classifiable under subheadings 2933.69.6015, 2933.69.6021, 2933.69.6050, 3808.40.50, 3808.50.40 and 3808.94.5000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only; the written product description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Methodology Commerce is conducting this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Because China is a non-market economy within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, normal value has been calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and it is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is available at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of Review The administrative review covers three producers/exporters: (1) Heze Huayi Chemical Co. Ltd. (Heze Huayi); (2) Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co. Ltd. (Jiheng); and (3) Juancheng Kangtai 1 For a complete description of the Scope of the Order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2016–2017 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-978]


High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review; 2016

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on high 
pressure steel cylinders (steel cylinders) from the People's Republic 
of China (PRC) for the period of review January 1, 2016, through 
December 31, 2016. Interested parties are invited to comment on these 
preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable July 10, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toby Vandall or Aimee Phelan, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone:

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(202) 482-1664 or (202) 482-0697, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 7, 2017, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to 
request an administrative review of the CVD order on steel cylinders 
from the PRC for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 
2016.\1\ On June 13, 2017, and June 30, 2017, we received review 
requests from Norris Cylinder Company (the petitioner) and Beijing 
Tianhai Industry Co., Ltd. (BTIC).\2\ We published a notice of 
initiation for this administrative review on August 1, 2017.\3\ On 
February 5, 2018, we postponed the deadline for issuing the preliminary 
results of this administrative review until July 3, 2018.\4\ For a 
complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this 
investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\5\ A list of 
topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as 
Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a 
public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and 
Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic 
Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at 
http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central 
Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. 
In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The 
signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
are identical in content.
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative 
Review, 82 FR 26441 (June 7, 2017).
    \2\ See Letter from the petitioner, ``High Pressure Steel 
Cylinders from the People's Republic of China Request for 
Administrative Review and Entry of Appearance'' (June 13, 2017); see 
also Letter from BTIC, ``Request for the Fifth Administrative Review 
of the Countervailing Duty Order on High Pressure Steel Cylinders 
from the People's Republic of China, C-570-978 (POR: 01/01/16-12/31/
16)'' (June 30, 2017).
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 35749 (August 1, 2017) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the 
People's Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary 
Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2016,'' 
February 5, 2018.
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of 2016 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of High 
Pressure Steel Cylinders from the People's Republic of China,'' 
dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this 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 this 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 U-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 under the order is dispositive.

Methodology

    We are conducting this administrative review in accordance with 
section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 
For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we 
preliminarily find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial 
contribution by an ``authority'' that gives rise to a benefit to the 
recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.\6\ For a full description 
of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\7\
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    \6\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
    \7\ A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be found in Appendix I to this notice.
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    In making these findings, we relied, in part, on facts available, 
and because we find that either the GOC or the respondent company did 
not act to the best of their ability to respond to our requests for 
information, we drew an adverse inference where appropriate in 
selecting from among the facts otherwise available.\8\ For further 
information, see ``Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse 
Inferences'' in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \8\ See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act.
    \9\ As discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, we have 
found the following companies to be cross-owned with BTIC: Tianjin 
Tianhai High Pressure Container Co., Ltd.; Langfang Tianhai High 
Pressure Container Co., Ltd.; Beijing Jingcheng Machinery Electric 
Holding Co., Ltd.; and Beijing Jingcheng Machinery Electric Co., 
Ltd.
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Preliminary Results of the Review

    We preliminarily find that the following net countervailable 
subsidy rate exists for the mandatory respondent, BTIC, for the period 
January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016:

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                                                               Rate Ad
                          Company                              Valorem
                                                              (percent)
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Beijing Tianhai Industry Co., Ltd.\9\......................        37.77
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results of this administrative review, 
Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered 
by this review. We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 
days after publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, we also intend, upon 
publication of the final results, to instruct CBP to collect cash 
deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount indicated 
above for BTIC, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication of the final results of this

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administrative review. For all non-reviewed firms, CBP will continue to 
collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most 
recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, 
as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose to parties in this review the calculations 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of 
publication in the Federal Register of these preliminary results.\10\ 
Unless Commerce instructs otherwise, interested parties may submit 
written comments (case briefs) on the preliminary results no later than 
30 days from the date of publication of this Federal Register notice, 
and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time 
limit for filing case briefs.\11\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), 
rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit 
arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of 
the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\12\
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii); 351.309(d)(1); and 19 CFR 
351.303 (for general filing requirements).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing, limited to the issues raised in the case and 
rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via 
ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice.\13\ Hearing requests should contain the 
party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of 
participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list 
of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, 
Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a date 
and time to be determined.\14\ Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled 
date.
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, we intend to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by 
the parties in their comments, no later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice.
    These preliminary results and notice are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: July 3, 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. Application of the Countervailing Duty Law to Imports From the 
PRC
V. Subsidies Valuation Information
VI. Benchmarks and Interest Rates
VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
VIII. Analysis of Programs
IX. Disclosure and Public Comment
X. Conclusion

[FR Doc. 2018-14730 Filed 7-9-18; 8:45 am]
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