Utility Scale Wind Towers From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018, 26645 [2019-12026]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–982] Utility Scale Wind Towers From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable June 7, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 8, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on wind towers from China.1 On May 2, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and based on a timely request for review by the Wind Tower Trade Coalition (the petitioner),2 Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the CVD order on wind towers from China with respect to 56 companies for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018.3 On May 16, 2019, the petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative review of all 56 companies.4 No other party requested a review of the CVD order. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 2816 (February 8, 2019). 2 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Utility Scale Wind Towers from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated February 26, 2019. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 18777 (May 2, 2019). 4 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Utility Scale Wind Towers from the People’s Republic of China: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated May 16, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for review within the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the CVD order. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding the administrative review of the CVD order on wind towers from China for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, in its entirety. Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. Because Commerce is rescinding this administrative review in its entirety, entries of wind towers from China during the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, shall be assessed countervailing duties at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the return or 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 violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: June 3, 2019. James Maeder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–12026 Filed 6–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26645 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedures for Considering Requests and Comments From the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports From Oman International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 6, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 or via email at PRAcomments@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Maria D’Andrea, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel. (202) 482–1550, Maria.D’Andrea-Yothers@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-982]


Utility Scale Wind Towers From the People's Republic of China: 
Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on utility 
scale wind towers (wind towers) from the People's Republic of China 
(China) for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018.

DATES: Applicable June 7, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-4793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 8, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to 
request an administrative review of the CVD order on wind towers from 
China.\1\ On May 2, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and based on a timely request 
for review by the Wind Tower Trade Coalition (the petitioner),\2\ 
Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an 
administrative review of the CVD order on wind towers from China with 
respect to 56 companies for the period January 1, 2018, through 
December 31, 2018.\3\ On May 16, 2019, the petitioner withdrew its 
request for an administrative review of all 56 companies.\4\ No other 
party requested a review of the CVD order.
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 84 FR 2816 (February 8, 2019).
    \2\ See Letter from the petitioner, ``Utility Scale Wind Towers 
from the People's Republic of China: Request for Administrative 
Review,'' dated February 26, 2019.
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 18777 (May 2, 2019).
    \4\ See Letter from the petitioner, ``Utility Scale Wind Towers 
from the People's Republic of China: Withdrawal of Request for 
Administrative Review,'' dated May 16, 2019.
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Rescission of Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested 
the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. In 
this case, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for review within 
the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative 
review of the CVD order. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), 
we are rescinding the administrative review of the CVD order on wind 
towers from China for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 
2018, in its entirety.

Assessment

    Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. Because 
Commerce is rescinding this administrative review in its entirety, 
entries of wind towers from China during the period January 1, 2018, 
through December 31, 2018, shall be assessed countervailing duties at 
rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties 
required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for 
consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce 
intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days 
after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order (APO)

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to 
APO of their responsibility concerning the return or 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 violation which is subject to sanction.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: June 3, 2019.
James Maeder,
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
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