Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Expedited Review, 34115-34116 [2018-15436]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 139 / Thursday, July 19, 2018 / Notices Circuit held that, pursuant to section 516A(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce must publish a notice of a court decision that is not ‘‘in harmony’’ with a Commerce determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a ‘‘conclusive’’ court decision. The Court’s July 9, 2018, final judgment sustaining Commerce’s Remand Redetermination constitutes a final decision of the Court that is not in harmony with Commerce’s Final Determination. This notice is published in fulfillment of the publication requirements of Timken. Accordingly, Commerce will continue the suspension of liquidation of the subject merchandise pending the expiration of the period of appeal, or if appealed, pending a final and conclusive court decision. We have not amended the Final Determination because reclassifying UTP–JA’s cost of caps as packing expenses did not result in a change to the weighted-average dumping margin calculated for Universal in the Final Determination, which remains 5.58 percent. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(c)(1) and (e), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 13, 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. 2018–15566 Filed 7–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–048] Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Expedited Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has completed its expedited review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from the People’s Republic of China (China) and finds that Jiangsu Tiangong Tools Company Limited (TG Tools) received countervailable subsidies during period of review (POR) January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. DATES: Applicable July 19, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mullen, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this expedited review on March 21, 2018.1 A summary of the events that occurred since we published the Preliminary Results, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for the final results, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum 2 issued concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s 34115 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 Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version are identical in content. Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is CTL plate. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 Methodology Commerce conducted this CVD expedited review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(k). For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The subsidy programs under review, and the issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs submitted by the parties, are discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues that parties raised, and to which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, is attached as an Appendix to this notice. Based on our review and analysis of the comments received from parties, we made certain changes to TG Tools’ subsidy rate calculations since the Preliminary Results. For a discussion of these changes, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum and the Final Calculation Memorandum.4 Final Results of the Expedited Review As a result of this expedited review, we determine the countervailable subsidy rate to be: Company Subsidy rate Jiangsu Tiangong Tools Company Limited, Tiangong Aihe Company Limited, Jiangsu Tiangong Group Company Limited, Jiangsu Tiangong Mould Steel R&D Center Company Limited ...................................................................................................... 26.90 percent sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Instructions Pursuant to section 19 CFR 351.214(k)(3)(iii), the final results of this expedited review will not be the basis for the assessment of countervailing duties. Upon the issuance of these final 1 See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Expedited Review, 83 FR 12337 (March 21, 2018) (Preliminary Results). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Jul 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 results, Commerce will instruct Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties for the companies subject to this expedited review, at the rates shown above, 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 expedited review. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Expedited Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 3 Id. 4 Id; see also Memorandum, ‘‘Final Results Calculations for TG Tools’’ (June 13, 2018). PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 34116 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 139 / Thursday, July 19, 2018 / Notices Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This determination is issued and published in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(k). Dated: July 13, 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 19496–01 ... 0648–XG038 21238 ......... 0648–XG028 21348 ......... 0648–XG027 21371 ......... 0648–XF968 22049 ......... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 0648–XC599 0648–XG206 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Mammals and Endangered Species National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Notice; issuance of permits and permit amendments/modifications. ACTION: Applicant Previous Federal Register Notice Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D., Keiki Kohola Project, 4945 Coral Way, Oxnard, CA 93035. Mariana Fuentes, Ph.D., Florida State University, 3263 Foley Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309. Center for Whale Research (Responsible Party: Kenneth Balcomb III), 355 Smuggler’s Cove Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), 2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112. NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Living Planet Productions/Silverback Films (Responsible Party: Sarah Wade), 1 St. Augustine Yard, Gaunts Lane, Bristol, BS1 5DE, UK. 82 FR 11180; February 21, 2017. 83 FR 10686; March 12, 2018 In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, as applicable, issuance of these permit was based on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2018–15436 Filed 7–18–18; 8:45 am] RIN 17845–03 ... 17:34 Jul 18, 2018 Notice is hereby given that permits or permit amendments have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable. ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone: (301) 427–8401; fax: (301) 713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shasta McClenahan (Permit Nos. 17845– 03, 21238, 21348, and 21371), Carrie Hubard (Permit No. 22049), and Erin Markin (Permit No. 19496–01); at (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notices were published in the Federal Register on the dates listed below that requests for a permit or permit amendment had been submitted by the below-named applicants. To locate the Federal Register notice that announced our receipt of the application and a complete description of the research, go to www.federalregister.gov and search on the permit number provided in the table below. SUMMARY: AGENCY: List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Subsidies Valuation V. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Permit No. Adverse Inferences VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: TG Tools’ Ministerial Error Allegation Comment 2: AFA for Land Use for LTAR Comment 3: Cross-Ownership Standard for TG Tools Comment 4: Electricity for LTAR Calculation Comment 5: Ocean Freight Benchmark Comment 6: VAT in Benchmarks Comment 7: Policy Loan Calculations Comment 8: Import Tariff and VAT Exemptions Calculation VIII. Recommendation Jkt 244001 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 June 14, 2018. June 5, 2018. 83 FR 8435; February 27, 2018. June 4, 2018. 83 FR 11733; March 16, 2018 June 5, 2018. 83 FR 5614; February 8, 2018 June 4, 2018. 83 FR 19710; May 4, 2018 .... June 7, 2018. policies set forth in Section 2 of the ESA. Authority: The requested permits have been issued under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226), as applicable. PO 00000 Permit or amendment issuance date Dated: July 16, 2018. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–15460 Filed 7–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-048]


Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty 
Expedited Review

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has completed its 
expedited review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain 
carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from the 
People's Republic of China (China) and finds that Jiangsu Tiangong 
Tools Company Limited (TG Tools) received countervailable subsidies 
during period of review (POR) January 1, 2015, through December 31, 
2015.

DATES: Applicable July 19, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mullen, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-5260.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this expedited review 
on March 21, 2018.\1\ A summary of the events that occurred since we 
published the Preliminary Results, as well as a full discussion of the 
issues raised by parties for the final results, may be found in the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum \2\ issued concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice. The Issues and 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 Issues and Decision Memorandum 
can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The 
signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version are 
identical in content.
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    \1\ See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from 
the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of 
Countervailing Duty Expedited Review, 83 FR 12337 (March 21, 2018) 
(Preliminary Results).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of Expedited Review of the Countervailing Duty Order 
on Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from the 
People's Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is CTL plate. A full description 
of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.\3\
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    \3\ Id.
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Methodology

    Commerce conducted this CVD expedited review in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.214(k). For a full description of the methodology underlying 
our conclusions, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The subsidy 
programs under review, and the issues raised in the case and rebuttal 
briefs submitted by the parties, are discussed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues that parties raised, and to 
which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, is attached 
as an Appendix to this notice.
    Based on our review and analysis of the comments received from 
parties, we made certain changes to TG Tools' subsidy rate calculations 
since the Preliminary Results. For a discussion of these changes, see 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum and the Final Calculation 
Memorandum.\4\
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    \4\ Id; see also Memorandum, ``Final Results Calculations for TG 
Tools'' (June 13, 2018).
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Final Results of the Expedited Review

    As a result of this expedited review, we determine the 
countervailable subsidy rate to be:

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                        Company                            Subsidy rate
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Jiangsu Tiangong Tools Company Limited, Tiangong Aihe     26.90 percent
 Company Limited, Jiangsu Tiangong Group Company
 Limited, Jiangsu Tiangong Mould Steel R&D Center
 Company Limited.......................................
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Cash Deposit Instructions

    Pursuant to section 19 CFR 351.214(k)(3)(iii), the final results of 
this expedited review will not be the basis for the assessment of 
countervailing duties. Upon the issuance of these final results, 
Commerce will instruct Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect 
cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties for the companies 
subject to this expedited review, at the rates shown above, 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 expedited review. These cash deposit requirements, when 
imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

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Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.214(k).

    Dated: July 13, 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 Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Subsidies Valuation
V. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
VI. Analysis of Programs
VII. Analysis of Comments
    Comment 1: TG Tools' Ministerial Error Allegation
    Comment 2: AFA for Land Use for LTAR
    Comment 3: Cross-Ownership Standard for TG Tools
    Comment 4: Electricity for LTAR Calculation
    Comment 5: Ocean Freight Benchmark
    Comment 6: VAT in Benchmarks
    Comment 7: Policy Loan Calculations
    Comment 8: Import Tariff and VAT Exemptions Calculation
VIII. Recommendation

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