Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 27088-27089 [2019-12274]

Download as PDF 27088 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / Notices section 771(9)(C) of the Act.3 This notice was filed within the time period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).4 On March 6, 2019, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i), the domestic interested party filed a timely and adequate substantive response.5 Commerce did not receive a substantive response from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are persulfates, including ammonium, potassium, and sodium persulfates. The chemical formulas for these persulfates are, respectively, (NH4)2S2O8, K2S2O8, and Na2S2O8. Potassium persulfates are currently classifiable under subheading 2833.40.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Sodium persulfates are classifiable under HTSUS subheading 2833.40.20. Ammonium and other persulfates are classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 2833.40.50 and 2833.40.60. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, specifically the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the Order were to be revoked, is provided in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.6 A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as an Appendix. 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:// 3 See PeroxyChem’s letter, ‘‘Persulfates from the People’s Republic of China—Five-Year (4th Sunset) Review of Antidumping Duty Order—Notice of Intention to Participate,’’ dated February 19, 2019 (PeroxyChem’s Notice of Intent). 4 Id. 5 See PeroxyChem’s letter, ‘‘Persulfates from the People’s Republic of China—Domestic Industry’s Substantive Response,’’ dated March 6, 2019 (PeroxyChem’s Substantive Response). 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Persulfates from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 access.trade.gov and 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 at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1), 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weightedaverage dumping margins up to 119.02 percent. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: June 5, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, 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. History of the Proceeding a. Order b. Administrative, Changed Circumstances, and Sunset Reviews c. Scope Inquiries, New Shipper Reviews, and Duty Absorption V. Discussion of the Issues a. Legal Framework b. Likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping c. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely to Prevail [FR Doc. 2019–12275 Filed 6–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–875] Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on nonmalleable cast iron pipe fittings (NMPF) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the level identified in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariela Garvett or Maliha Khan, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3609 or (202) 482–0895, respectively. AGENCY: On April 7, 2003, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the notice of the antidumping duty order on NMPF from China.1 On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the third sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On February 20, 2019, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate in this review from Anvil International, LLC and Ward Manufacturing LLC (collectively, the petitioners), a domestic interested party, within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 The petitioners claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as U.S. manufacturers or producers of a domestic like product. On March 7, 2019, Commerce received a complete and adequate substantive response from the petitioners within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: NonMalleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, 68 FR 16765 (April 7, 2003) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 1705 (February 5, 2019). 3 See Letter from the Petitioners, ‘‘Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated February 5, 2019. E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / Notices 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 Commerce received no substantive responses from respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The products covered by the Order are finished and unfinished nonmalleable cast iron pipe fittings with an inside diameter ranging from 1⁄4 inch to 6 inches, whether threaded or unthreaded, regardless of industry or proprietary specifications. The subject fittings include elbows, ells, tees, crosses, and reducers as well as flanged fittings. These pipe fittings are also known as ‘‘cast iron pipe fittings’’ or ‘‘gray iron pipe fittings.’’ These cast iron pipe fittings are normally produced to ASTM A–126 and ASME B.16.4 specifications and are threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications. Most building codes require that these products are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certified. The scope does not include cast iron soil pipe fittings or grooved fittings or grooved couplings. Fittings that are made out of ductile iron that have the same physical characteristics as the gray or cast iron fittings subject to the scope above or which have the same physical characteristics and are produced to ASME B.16.3, ASME B.16.4, or ASTM A–395 specifications, threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications and UL certified, regardless of metallurgical differences between gray and ductile iron, are also included in the scope of the Order. These ductile fittings do not include grooved fittings or grooved couplings. Ductile cast iron fittings with mechanical joint ends (MJ), or push on ends (PO), or flanged ends and produced to American Water Works Association (AWWA) specifications AWWA C110 or AWWA C153 are not included. Imports of covered merchandise are classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers 7307.11.00.30, 7307.11.00.60, 7307.19.30.60 and 7307.19.30.85. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the Order is dispositive.5 Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in this review, including the 4 See Letter from the Petitioners, ‘‘Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, Third Review: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated March 7, 2019. 5 See Order. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation of the Order and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the Order was revoked, is provided in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.6 A list of the topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as an Appendix. 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 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 on the internet at http://enforcement .trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Reviews Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weightedaverage margins up to 75.50 percent. Notification to Interested Parties This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. 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. We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.218, and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii). 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on NonMalleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27089 Dated: June 5, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, 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. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Dumping Margins Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–12274 Filed 6–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–916] Laminated Woven Sacks From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain laminated woven sacks from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen, 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) 482–3251. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On August 7, 2008, Commerce published the Order on laminated woven sacks from China.1 On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty Order on 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China, 73 FR 45941 (August 7, 2008) (Order). E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 112 (Tuesday, June 11, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27088-27089]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-875]


Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic 
of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Review of Antidumping 
Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce 
(Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on non-
malleable cast iron pipe fittings (NMPF) from the People's Republic of 
China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
dumping at the level identified in the ``Final Results of Review'' 
section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable June 5, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariela Garvett or Maliha Khan, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3609 or (202) 482-0895, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 7, 2003, the Department of Commerce 
(Commerce) published the notice of the antidumping duty order on NMPF 
from China.\1\ On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the initiation 
of the third sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On February 20, 2019, 
Commerce received a notice of intent to participate in this review from 
Anvil International, LLC and Ward Manufacturing LLC (collectively, the 
petitioners), a domestic interested party, within the deadline 
specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ The petitioners claimed 
interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as U.S. 
manufacturers or producers of a domestic like product. On March 7, 
2019, Commerce received a complete and adequate substantive response 
from the petitioners within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR

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351.218(d)(3)(i).\4\ Commerce received no substantive responses from 
respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce 
conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order.
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Non-Malleable Cast 
Iron Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China, 68 FR 16765 
(April 7, 2003) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 1705 
(February 5, 2019).
    \3\ See Letter from the Petitioners, ``Non-Malleable Cast Iron 
Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China,'' dated February 
5, 2019.
    \4\ See Letter from the Petitioners, ``Non-Malleable Cast Iron 
Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China, Third Review: 
Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,'' dated March 7, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the Order are finished and unfinished non-
malleable cast iron pipe fittings with an inside diameter ranging from 
\1/4\ inch to 6 inches, whether threaded or unthreaded, regardless of 
industry or proprietary specifications. The subject fittings include 
elbows, ells, tees, crosses, and reducers as well as flanged fittings. 
These pipe fittings are also known as ``cast iron pipe fittings'' or 
``gray iron pipe fittings.'' These cast iron pipe fittings are normally 
produced to ASTM A-126 and ASME B.16.4 specifications and are threaded 
to ASME B1.20.1 specifications. Most building codes require that these 
products are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certified. The scope does 
not include cast iron soil pipe fittings or grooved fittings or grooved 
couplings.
    Fittings that are made out of ductile iron that have the same 
physical characteristics as the gray or cast iron fittings subject to 
the scope above or which have the same physical characteristics and are 
produced to ASME B.16.3, ASME B.16.4, or ASTM A-395 specifications, 
threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications and UL certified, regardless of 
metallurgical differences between gray and ductile iron, are also 
included in the scope of the Order. These ductile fittings do not 
include grooved fittings or grooved couplings. Ductile cast iron 
fittings with mechanical joint ends (MJ), or push on ends (PO), or 
flanged ends and produced to American Water Works Association (AWWA) 
specifications AWWA C110 or AWWA C153 are not included.
    Imports of covered merchandise are classifiable in the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers 
7307.11.00.30, 7307.11.00.60, 7307.19.30.60 and 7307.19.30.85. HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The 
written description of the scope of the Order is dispositive.\5\
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    \5\ See Order.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    A complete discussion of all issues raised in this review, 
including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in 
the event of revocation of the Order and the magnitude of the margins 
likely to prevail if the Order was revoked, is provided in the 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by 
this notice.\6\ A list of the topics discussed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as an Appendix. 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 
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 on the internet 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Non-
Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of 
China,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Final Results of Sunset Reviews

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, 
Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would be likely to 
lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude 
of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weighted-average 
margins up to 75.50 percent.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. 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.
    We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, 19 
CFR 351.218, and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii).

    Dated: June 5, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
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. History of the Order
V. Legal Framework
VI. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping
    2. Magnitude of the Dumping Margins Likely to Prevail
VII. Final Results of Review
VIII. Recommendation

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