Large Diameter Welded Pipe From India: Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews, 69356-69357 [2019-27265]

Download as PDF 69356 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2019 / Notices in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Ball from customs duty payments on the foreign-status component used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreignstatus component noted below, Ball would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: Aluminum cans; can ends and lids; and, aluminum briquettes (duty rate ranges from duty free to 5.7%). Ball would be able to avoid duty on the foreign-status component which becomes scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The component/material sourced from abroad is coils of aluminum alloy sheets (duty rate 3%). 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[FR Doc. 2019–27228 Filed 12–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [A–533–881; C–533–882] Large Diameter Welded Pipe From India: Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Dec 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating and issuing expedited preliminary results of changed circumstances reviews (CCRs) of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on large diameter welded pipe from India. DATES: Applicable December 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson or Jaron Moore, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4929 or (202) 482–3640, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background On March 6, 2019, Commerce published the AD and CVD orders on large diameter welded pipe from India.1 On October 18, 2019, nine members of the domestic industry, including the petitioners from the underlying investigations (individually and as members of the American Line Pipe Producers Association), and Welspun Global Trade LLC, requested that Commerce initiate CCRs to revoke, in part, the AD and CVD orders of large diameter welded pipe from India with respect to certain large diameter welded pipe products within four specific groups of grades, outside diameters, and wall thicknesses.2 Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by these orders is welded carbon and alloy steel line pipe (other than stainless steel pipe), more than 406.4 mm (16 inches) in nominal outside diameter (large diameter welded line pipe), regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, grade, end finish, or stenciling. Large diameter welded pipe may be used to transport oil, gas, slurry, steam, or other fluids, liquids, or gases. Large diameter welded line pipe is used to transport oil, gas, or natural gas liquids and is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 5L. Large diameter welded line pipe can be produced to comparable foreign specifications, grades and/or standards or to proprietary specifications, grades and/or 1 See Large Diameter Welded Pipe from India: Antidumping Duty Order, 84 FR 8079 (March 6, 2019); and Large Diameter Welded Pipe from India: Countervailing Duty Order, 84 FR 8085 (March 6, 2019) (collectively, Orders). 2 See Letter from Domestic Industry, ‘‘Large Diameter Welded Pipe from India: Petitioners’ Request for Changed Circumstances Review and Partial Revocation,’’ dated October 18, 2019 (Oct 18 CCR Request) and Attachment to this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 standards, or can be non-graded material. All line pipe meeting the physical description set forth above, including any dual- or multiplecertified/stenciled pipe with an API (or comparable) welded line pipe certification/stencil, is covered by the scope of the orders. Subject merchandise also includes large diameter welded line pipe that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to coating, painting, notching, beveling, cutting, punching, welding, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope large diameter welded line pipe. Excluded from the scope of the orders is structural pipe, which is produced only to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards A500, A252, or A53, or other relevant domestic specifications, or comparable foreign specifications, grades and/or standards or to proprietary specifications, grades and/or standards. Also excluded is large diameter welded pipe produced only to specifications of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for water and sewage pipe. The large diameter welded line pipe that is subject to these orders is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.1060, and 7305.19.5000. Merchandise currently classifiable under subheadings 7305.31.4000, 7305.31.6090, 7305.39.1000 and 7305.39.5000 and that otherwise meets the above scope language is also covered. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(d), Commerce will conduct a CCR of an AD or CVD order when it receives information which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant such a review. 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 E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES whole or in part. In the event Commerce determines that expedited action is warranted, 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits Commerce to combine the notices of initiation and preliminary results. For the reasons discussed below, we find that such sufficient information exists to warrant CCRs. Further, Commerce requires no additional information to make a preliminary finding. For this reason, as permitted by 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii), Commerce finds that expedited action is warranted and is conducting these reviews on an expedited basis by publishing preliminary results in conjunction with a notice of initiation. The ten domestic producers filing the request assert that they account for ‘‘substantially all’’ 3 of the domestic production of large diameter welded pipe.4 Because there is no record information that contradicts this claim, in accordance with section 751(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i), we find that the ten domestic producers comprise substantially all of the production of the domestic like product. Because this CCR request was filed less than 24 months after the date of publication of notices of the final determinations in the investigations, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.216(c), Commerce must determine whether ‘‘good cause’’ exists to initiate these CCRs. We find that the ten domestic producers’ affirmative statement of no interest in the orders with respect to certain specific large diameter welded pipe products, coupled with the circumstances described below, constitute good cause for the conduct of these reviews.5 Specifically, the domestic industry does not currently produce the particular large diameter welded pipe products subject to this CCR request. Furthermore, according to the domestic producers, the investment needed for the industry to produce these products far exceeds the potential benefit of such an investment, given that the U.S. market for deep offshore 3 In its administrative practice, Commerce has interpreted ‘‘substantially all’’ to mean at least 85 percent of the total production of the domestic like product covered by the order. See, e.g., Supercalendered Paper from Canada: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation of Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 32268 (July 12, 2018). 4 See Oct 18 CCR Request at 5–7 (identifying percentage of production in 2017 and 2018 (designated as business proprietary information)). 5 See, e.g., Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part, 82 FR 821 (January 4, 2017) (finding that ‘‘Petitioners’ affirmative statement of no interest in the order . . . constitutes good cause for the conduct of this review.’’). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Dec 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 projects, i.e., the primary market for the large diameter welded pipe product groups at issue, is relatively small.6 In addition, the domestic producers provided an explanation indicating that the commercial reality has changed since the Orders were put in place.7 In the absence of any objection by any other interested parties, we preliminarily determine that substantially all of the domestic producers of the like product have no interest in the continued application, in part, of the AD and CVD orders on large diameter welded pipe from India. Accordingly, we are notifying the public of our intent to revoke, in part, the AD and CVD orders as they relate to certain specific large diameter welded pipe products. We intend to change the scope of the AD and CVD orders on large diameter welded pipe from India by adding the exclusion language provided in the Attachment to this notice. Public Comment Interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 14 days after the date of publication of this notice.8 Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be filed not later than seven days after the due date for case briefs.9 All submissions must be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s AD and CVD 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 Commerce building. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety in ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date set forth in this notice. An interested party may request a hearing within 14 days of publication of this notice. Hearing requests should contain the following information: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Oral presentations at the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 6 See Oct 18 CCR Request at 8. at 9–11. 8 Commerce is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) to alter the time limit for filing of case briefs. 9 Commerce is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1) to alter the time limit for filing of rebuttal briefs. 7 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69357 NW, Washington, DC 20230 in a room to be determined.10 Unless extended, consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we intend to issue the final results of these CCRs no later than 270 days after the date on which these reviews were initiated, or within 45 days of that date if all parties agree to the outcome of the reviews. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: December 12, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Attachment Proposed Revision to the Scope of the Orders Excluded from the scope of the antidumping/countervailing duty orders are large diameter welded pipe products in the following combinations of grades, outside diameters, and wall thicknesses: • Grade X60, X65, or X70, 18″ outside diameter, 0.688″ or greater wall thickness; • Grade X60, X65, or X70, 20″ outside diameter, 0.688″ or greater wall thickness; • Grade X60, X65, X70, or X80, 22″ outside diameter, 0.750″ or greater wall thickness; and • Grade X60, X65, or X70, 24″ outside diameter, 0.750″ or greater wall thickness. [FR Doc. 2019–27265 Filed 12–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–802] Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium From the Russian Federation: Preliminary Results of 2017–2018 Administrative Review and Postponement of Final Results Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (the Agreement). We preliminarily find that the State Atomic Energy Corporation ‘‘ROSATOM’’ (ROSATOM), its affiliates TENEX, JointStock Company (TENEX) and TENEX– USA, Incorporated (TENEX–USA), and TENEX’s unaffiliated resellers, Centrus Energy Corp. and United States AGENCY: 10 See E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.310(d). 18DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-881; C-533-882]


Large Diameter Welded Pipe From India: Initiation and Expedited 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Changed 
Circumstances Reviews

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating and 
issuing expedited preliminary results of changed circumstances reviews 
(CCRs) of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) 
orders on large diameter welded pipe from India.

DATES: Applicable December 18, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson or Jaron Moore, AD/
CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4929 or (202) 
482-3640, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 6, 2019, Commerce published the AD and CVD orders on large 
diameter welded pipe from India.\1\ On October 18, 2019, nine members 
of the domestic industry, including the petitioners from the underlying 
investigations (individually and as members of the American Line Pipe 
Producers Association), and Welspun Global Trade LLC, requested that 
Commerce initiate CCRs to revoke, in part, the AD and CVD orders of 
large diameter welded pipe from India with respect to certain large 
diameter welded pipe products within four specific groups of grades, 
outside diameters, and wall thicknesses.\2\
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    \1\ See Large Diameter Welded Pipe from India: Antidumping Duty 
Order, 84 FR 8079 (March 6, 2019); and Large Diameter Welded Pipe 
from India: Countervailing Duty Order, 84 FR 8085 (March 6, 2019) 
(collectively, Orders).
    \2\ See Letter from Domestic Industry, ``Large Diameter Welded 
Pipe from India: Petitioners' Request for Changed Circumstances 
Review and Partial Revocation,'' dated October 18, 2019 (Oct 18 CCR 
Request) and Attachment to this notice.
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Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by these orders is welded carbon and alloy 
steel line pipe (other than stainless steel pipe), more than 406.4 mm 
(16 inches) in nominal outside diameter (large diameter welded line 
pipe), regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, grade, end 
finish, or stenciling. Large diameter welded pipe may be used to 
transport oil, gas, slurry, steam, or other fluids, liquids, or gases.
    Large diameter welded line pipe is used to transport oil, gas, or 
natural gas liquids and is normally produced to the American Petroleum 
Institute (API) specification 5L. Large diameter welded line pipe can 
be produced to comparable foreign specifications, grades and/or 
standards or to proprietary specifications, grades and/or standards, or 
can be non-graded material. All line pipe meeting the physical 
description set forth above, including any dual- or multiple-certified/
stenciled pipe with an API (or comparable) welded line pipe 
certification/stencil, is covered by the scope of the orders.
    Subject merchandise also includes large diameter welded line pipe 
that has been further processed in a third country, including but not 
limited to coating, painting, notching, beveling, cutting, punching, 
welding, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the 
merchandise from the scope of the order if performed in the country of 
manufacture of the in-scope large diameter welded line pipe.
    Excluded from the scope of the orders is structural pipe, which is 
produced only to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 
standards A500, A252, or A53, or other relevant domestic 
specifications, or comparable foreign specifications, grades and/or 
standards or to proprietary specifications, grades and/or standards. 
Also excluded is large diameter welded pipe produced only to 
specifications of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for water 
and sewage pipe.
    The large diameter welded line pipe that is subject to these orders 
is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 
7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 
7305.19.1060, and 7305.19.5000. Merchandise currently classifiable 
under subheadings 7305.31.4000, 7305.31.6090, 7305.39.1000 and 
7305.39.5000 and that otherwise meets the above scope language is also 
covered. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders 
is dispositive.

Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances 
Review

    Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(d), Commerce will conduct a CCR of an AD 
or CVD order when it receives information which shows changed 
circumstances sufficient to warrant such a review. 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

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whole or in part. In the event Commerce determines that expedited 
action is warranted, 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits Commerce to 
combine the notices of initiation and preliminary results.
    For the reasons discussed below, we find that such sufficient 
information exists to warrant CCRs. Further, Commerce requires no 
additional information to make a preliminary finding. For this reason, 
as permitted by 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii), Commerce finds that expedited 
action is warranted and is conducting these reviews on an expedited 
basis by publishing preliminary results in conjunction with a notice of 
initiation.
    The ten domestic producers filing the request assert that they 
account for ``substantially all'' \3\ of the domestic production of 
large diameter welded pipe.\4\ Because there is no record information 
that contradicts this claim, in accordance with section 751(b) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i), we find that the ten domestic 
producers comprise substantially all of the production of the domestic 
like product.
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    \3\ In its administrative practice, Commerce has interpreted 
``substantially all'' to mean at least 85 percent of the total 
production of the domestic like product covered by the order. See, 
e.g., Supercalendered Paper from Canada: Final Results of Changed 
Circumstances Review and Revocation of Countervailing Duty Order, 83 
FR 32268 (July 12, 2018).
    \4\ See Oct 18 CCR Request at 5-7 (identifying percentage of 
production in 2017 and 2018 (designated as business proprietary 
information)).
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    Because this CCR request was filed less than 24 months after the 
date of publication of notices of the final determinations in the 
investigations, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.216(c), Commerce must determine 
whether ``good cause'' exists to initiate these CCRs. We find that the 
ten domestic producers' affirmative statement of no interest in the 
orders with respect to certain specific large diameter welded pipe 
products, coupled with the circumstances described below, constitute 
good cause for the conduct of these reviews.\5\ Specifically, the 
domestic industry does not currently produce the particular large 
diameter welded pipe products subject to this CCR request. Furthermore, 
according to the domestic producers, the investment needed for the 
industry to produce these products far exceeds the potential benefit of 
such an investment, given that the U.S. market for deep offshore 
projects, i.e., the primary market for the large diameter welded pipe 
product groups at issue, is relatively small.\6\ In addition, the 
domestic producers provided an explanation indicating that the 
commercial reality has changed since the Orders were put in place.\7\ 
In the absence of any objection by any other interested parties, we 
preliminarily determine that substantially all of the domestic 
producers of the like product have no interest in the continued 
application, in part, of the AD and CVD orders on large diameter welded 
pipe from India. Accordingly, we are notifying the public of our intent 
to revoke, in part, the AD and CVD orders as they relate to certain 
specific large diameter welded pipe products. We intend to change the 
scope of the AD and CVD orders on large diameter welded pipe from India 
by adding the exclusion language provided in the Attachment to this 
notice.
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    \5\ See, e.g., Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from 
Japan: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances 
Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part, 82 FR 821 (January 4, 
2017) (finding that ``Petitioners' affirmative statement of no 
interest in the order . . . constitutes good cause for the conduct 
of this review.'').
    \6\ See Oct 18 CCR Request at 8.
    \7\ Id. at 9-11.
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Public Comment

    Interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 14 days 
after the date of publication of this notice.\8\ Rebuttal briefs, which 
must be limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be filed not later 
than seven days after the due date for case briefs.\9\ All submissions 
must be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance's AD and 
CVD 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 Commerce building. An 
electronically filed document must be received successfully in its 
entirety in ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date set forth 
in this notice.
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    \8\ Commerce is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 
351.309(c)(1)(ii) to alter the time limit for filing of case briefs.
    \9\ Commerce is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 
351.309(d)(1) to alter the time limit for filing of rebuttal briefs.
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    An interested party may request a hearing within 14 days of 
publication of this notice. Hearing requests should contain the 
following information: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone 
number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to 
be discussed. Oral presentations at the hearing will be limited to 
issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, 
parties will be notified of the time and date for the hearing to be 
held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20230 in a room to be determined.\10\
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    Unless extended, consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we intend to 
issue the final results of these CCRs no later than 270 days after the 
date on which these reviews were initiated, or within 45 days of that 
date if all parties agree to the outcome of the reviews.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 
777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3).

    Dated: December 12, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Attachment

Proposed Revision to the Scope of the Orders

    Excluded from the scope of the antidumping/countervailing duty 
orders are large diameter welded pipe products in the following 
combinations of grades, outside diameters, and wall thicknesses:
     Grade X60, X65, or X70, 18'' outside diameter, 0.688'' 
or greater wall thickness;
     Grade X60, X65, or X70, 20'' outside diameter, 0.688'' 
or greater wall thickness;
     Grade X60, X65, X70, or X80, 22'' outside diameter, 
0.750'' or greater wall thickness; and
     Grade X60, X65, or X70, 24'' outside diameter, 0.750'' 
or greater wall thickness.

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