Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Value Chain Industry Roundtable, 10410-10411 [2020-03543]

Download as PDF 10410 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 36 / Monday, February 24, 2020 / Notices 351.511(a)(2); (iv) evidence placed on the record by Commerce; and (v) evidence other than factual information described in (i)–(iv). Any party, when submitting factual information, must specify under which subsection of 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21) the information is being submitted 40 and, if the information is submitted to rebut, clarify, or correct factual information already on the record, to provide an explanation identifying the information already on the record that the factual information seeks to rebut, clarify, or correct.41 Time limits for the submission of factual information are addressed in 19 CFR 351.301, which provides specific time limits based on the type of factual information being submitted. Please review the regulations prior to submitting factual information in this investigation. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Extensions of Time Limits Parties may request an extension of time limits before the expiration of a time limit established under 19 CFR 351.301, or as otherwise specified by the Secretary. In general, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after the expiration of the time limit established under 19 CFR 351.301. For submissions that are due from multiple parties simultaneously, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after 10:00 a.m. ET on the due date. Under certain circumstances, we may elect to specify a different time limit by which extension requests will be considered untimely for submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously. In such a case, we will inform parties in a letter or memorandum of the deadline (including a specified time) by which extension requests must be filed to be considered timely. An extension request must be made in a separate, stand-alone submission; under limited circumstances we will grant untimelyfiled requests for the extension of time limits. Parties should review Extension of Time Limits; Final Rule, 78 FR 57790 (September 20, 2013), available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-201309-20/html/2013-22853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in this investigation. Certification Requirements Any party submitting factual information in an AD or countervailing duty proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.42 Parties must use the 40 See 19 CFR 351.301(b). 19 CFR 351.301(b)(2). 42 See section 782(b) of the Act. 41 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Feb 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 certification formats provided in 19 CFR 351.303(g).43 Commerce intends to reject factual submissions if the submitting party does not comply with the applicable certification requirements. Notification to Interested Parties Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order (APO) in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. On January 22, 2008, Commerce published Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Documents Submission Procedures; APO Procedures, 73 FR 3634 (January 22, 2008). Parties wishing to participate in this investigation should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of letters of appearance as discussed in 19 CFR 351.103(d)). This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 732(c)(2) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.203(c). Dated: February 12, 2020. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is difluoromethane (R–32), or its chemical equivalent, regardless of form, type or purity level. R–32 has the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number of 75–10–5 and the chemical formula CH2F2. R– 32 is also referred to as difluoromethane, HFC–32, FC–32, Freon-32, methylene difluoride, methylene fluoride, carbon fluoride hydride, halocarbon R32, fluorocarbon R32, and UN 3252. Subject merchandise also includes R–32 and unpurified R–32 that are processed in a third country or the United States, including, but not limited to, purifying or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of this investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope R–32. R–32 that has been blended with products other than pentafluoroethane (R–125) is included within this scope if such blends contain 85% or more by volume on an actual percentage basis of R–32. In addition, R–32 that has been blended with any amount of R–125 is included within this scope if such blends contain more than 52% by volume on an actual percentage basis of R–32. Whether R– 32 is blended with R–125 or other products, only the R–32 component of the mixture is covered by the scope of this investigation. The scope also includes R–32 that is commingled with R–32 from sources not 43 See also Certification of Factual Information to Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule). Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule are available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subject to this investigation. Only the subject component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of this investigation. Excluded from the current scope is merchandise covered by the scope of the antidumping order on hydrofluorocarbon blends from the People’s Republic of China. See Hydrofluorocarbon Blends from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 81 FR 55436 (August 19, 2016) (the Blends Order). R–32 is classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 2903.39.2035. Other merchandise subject to the current scope, including the abovementioned blends that are outside the scope of the Blends Order, may be classified under 2903.39.2045 and 3824.78.0020. The HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2020–03527 Filed 2–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Value Chain Industry Roundtable International Trade Administration, DOC. ACTION: Notice of a roundtable discussion on challenges and opportunities for strengthening the U.S. solar supply chain for PV manufacturing. AGENCY: Through this notice, the International Trade Administration (ITA) of the Department of Commerce announces a roundtable discussion with industry representatives and U.S. government staff. ITA invites applications to participate in the roundtable from existing manufacturers and prospective new market entrants, with products that are or will be produced in the United States in one or more of the following segments: Solargrade polysilicon, silicon ingots, silicon wafers, solar cells, and solar modules. DATES: Event: The roundtable will be held on March 19, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. Event Registration: ITA will evaluate registrations based on the submitted information (see below) and inform applicants of selection decisions, which will be made on a rolling basis until 30 participants have been selected. ADDRESSES: Event: The roundtable will be held at the Department of Commerce, Commerce Research Library, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 36 / Monday, February 24, 2020 / Notices Cora Dickson, Senior International Trade Specialist, ITA, at (202) 482–6083. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Global investment in solar technology and services (over $100 billion per year since 2010) has grown exponentially and is expected to be the dominant new electricity source for the next several decades. The United States ranks second in the world for overall solar generation capacity. Despite this large domestic demand for solar, U.S. manufacturers have difficulty competing with the massive scale and unfair trade practices of overseas suppliers, and the United States has thus become dependent on imports. The Department seeks individual input and views at the March 19, 2020 roundtable regarding the United States solar PV value chain, including the following topics: • National security implications of solar PV manufacturing in the United States and its related value chain; • The current state of upstream manufacturing for solar PV in the United States, including solar cells, silicon wafers, polysilicon, and other key materials and components of PV modules; • Long-range goals and strategic vision for solar PV innovation in the United States, including the role of both federal research and industry’s collaboration with universities; • The role of trade policy in providing a level playing field for U.S. solar PV manufacturing and its value chain to scale up and compete with imports; and • Incentives that could attract investment in and strengthen the competitive position of U.S. manufacturers of solar PV and its value chain. Due to limited space, the event is closed to press and observers. Industry participation is limited to 30 qualifying industry representatives. Officials from the Department of Energy, Department of State, and other relevant agencies will also be invited to participate in the discussion. Selection: To attend, participants should submit the below information to Cora.Dickson@trade.gov by March 10, 2020. I&A will evaluate registrations based on the submitted information (and based on the criteria below) on a rolling basis until 30 participants have been selected and inform applicants of selection decisions. Applicants are encouraged to send representatives at a sufficiently senior level to be knowledgeable about their organization’s capabilities, interests and lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Feb 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 challenges in the U.S. solar PV value chain. Due to space constraints, there is a limit of one person per organization. Registrations should include the following information in their registration email: • Name of attendee and short bio. • Organization and brief organization description. • A statement self-certifying how the organization meets each of the following criteria: 1. It is not majority owned by a foreign government entity (or entities). 2. It is an existing manufacturer or prospective new market entrant, with products that are or will be produced in the United States in one or more of the following segments: Solar-grade polysilicon, silicon ingots, silicon wafers, solar cells, and solar modules. 3. In the case of a trade association, academic or research institution, the applicant will only be representing companies during the roundtable that satisfy each of the criteria above. Selection will be based on the following criteria: • Suitability of the company’s (or in the case of another organization, represented companies’ or constituents’) existing products in the solar PV value chain. • Suitability of the company’s (or in the case of another organization, represented companies’ or constituents’) experience in manufacturing in the United States. • Suitability of the representative’s position and biography to be able to engage in the conversation. • Ability of the company or organization to contribute to the roundtable’s purpose of seeking individual input and views on the United States solar PV value chain, including whether the company or organization may have conflicting interests, such that its selection could hinder the effectiveness of the roundtable. Dated: February 18, 2020. Man Cho, Deputy Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2020–03543 Filed 2–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10411 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–898] Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that certain companies covered by this administrative review made sales of chlorinated isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China (China) at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable February 24, 2020. 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: Background On August 19, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published its Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China (China).1 The petitioners in this investigation are Biolab, Inc., Clearon Corp., and Occidental Chemical Corp. (collectively, the petitioners). The mandatory respondents in this administrative review are Heze Huayi Chemical Co. Ltd. (Heze Huayi) and Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co. Ltd. (Kangtai). We held a public hearing on January 28, 2020 to address issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs.2 A complete summary of the events that occurred since publication of the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision 1 See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018, 84 FR 42891 (August 19, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 See Hearing Transcript, ‘‘Public Hearing in the Matter of the Antidumping Administrative Review of Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China,’’ (January 28, 2020). E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 36 (Monday, February 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10410-10411]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Value Chain Industry Roundtable

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, DOC.

ACTION: Notice of a roundtable discussion on challenges and 
opportunities for strengthening the U.S. solar supply chain for PV 
manufacturing.

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SUMMARY: Through this notice, the International Trade Administration 
(ITA) of the Department of Commerce announces a roundtable discussion 
with industry representatives and U.S. government staff. ITA invites 
applications to participate in the roundtable from existing 
manufacturers and prospective new market entrants, with products that 
are or will be produced in the United States in one or more of the 
following segments: Solar-grade polysilicon, silicon ingots, silicon 
wafers, solar cells, and solar modules.

DATES: 
    Event: The roundtable will be held on March 19, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. 
to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.
    Event Registration: ITA will evaluate registrations based on the 
submitted information (see below) and inform applicants of selection 
decisions, which will be made on a rolling basis until 30 participants 
have been selected.

ADDRESSES: Event: The roundtable will be held at the Department of 
Commerce, Commerce Research Library, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC 20230.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Cora Dickson, Senior International 
Trade Specialist, ITA, at (202) 482-6083.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Global investment in solar technology and 
services (over $100 billion per year since 2010) has grown 
exponentially and is expected to be the dominant new electricity source 
for the next several decades. The United States ranks second in the 
world for overall solar generation capacity. Despite this large 
domestic demand for solar, U.S. manufacturers have difficulty competing 
with the massive scale and unfair trade practices of overseas 
suppliers, and the United States has thus become dependent on imports.
    The Department seeks individual input and views at the March 19, 
2020 roundtable regarding the United States solar PV value chain, 
including the following topics:
     National security implications of solar PV manufacturing 
in the United States and its related value chain;
     The current state of upstream manufacturing for solar PV 
in the United States, including solar cells, silicon wafers, 
polysilicon, and other key materials and components of PV modules;
     Long-range goals and strategic vision for solar PV 
innovation in the United States, including the role of both federal 
research and industry's collaboration with universities;
     The role of trade policy in providing a level playing 
field for U.S. solar PV manufacturing and its value chain to scale up 
and compete with imports; and
     Incentives that could attract investment in and strengthen 
the competitive position of U.S. manufacturers of solar PV and its 
value chain.
    Due to limited space, the event is closed to press and observers. 
Industry participation is limited to 30 qualifying industry 
representatives. Officials from the Department of Energy, Department of 
State, and other relevant agencies will also be invited to participate 
in the discussion.
    Selection: To attend, participants should submit the below 
information to [email protected] by March 10, 2020. I&A will 
evaluate registrations based on the submitted information (and based on 
the criteria below) on a rolling basis until 30 participants have been 
selected and inform applicants of selection decisions.
    Applicants are encouraged to send representatives at a sufficiently 
senior level to be knowledgeable about their organization's 
capabilities, interests and challenges in the U.S. solar PV value 
chain. Due to space constraints, there is a limit of one person per 
organization.
    Registrations should include the following information in their 
registration email:
     Name of attendee and short bio.
     Organization and brief organization description.
     A statement self-certifying how the organization meets 
each of the following criteria:
    1. It is not majority owned by a foreign government entity (or 
entities).
    2. It is an existing manufacturer or prospective new market 
entrant, with products that are or will be produced in the United 
States in one or more of the following segments: Solar-grade 
polysilicon, silicon ingots, silicon wafers, solar cells, and solar 
modules.
    3. In the case of a trade association, academic or research 
institution, the applicant will only be representing companies during 
the roundtable that satisfy each of the criteria above.
    Selection will be based on the following criteria:
     Suitability of the company's (or in the case of another 
organization, represented companies' or constituents') existing 
products in the solar PV value chain.
     Suitability of the company's (or in the case of another 
organization, represented companies' or constituents') experience in 
manufacturing in the United States.
     Suitability of the representative's position and biography 
to be able to engage in the conversation.
     Ability of the company or organization to contribute to 
the roundtable's purpose of seeking individual input and views on the 
United States solar PV value chain, including whether the company or 
organization may have conflicting interests, such that its selection 
could hinder the effectiveness of the roundtable.

    Dated: February 18, 2020.
Man Cho,
Deputy Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
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