Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order, 13625-13626 [2020-04745]

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[FR Doc. 2020–04723 Filed 3–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–932] Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determination by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain steel threaded rod (steel threaded rod) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order. DATES: Applicable March 9, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benito Ballesteros, 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) 482–7425. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Mar 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 1, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order 1 on steel threaded rod from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 Commerce conducted this sunset review on an expedited basis, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), because it received a complete, timely, and adequate response from domestic interested parties,3 but no substantive response from respondent interested parties. As a result of its review, Commerce determined that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. Commerce also notified the ITC of the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail should the Order be revoked.4 On February 26, 2020, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.5 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the Order is steel threaded rod. Steel threaded rod is certain threaded rod, bar, or studs, of carbon quality steel, having a solid, circular cross section, of any diameter, in any straight length, that have been forged, turned, cold–drawn, cold–rolled, machine straightened, or otherwise cold–finished, and into which threaded grooves have been applied. In addition, the steel threaded rod, bar, or studs subject to the order are nonheaded and threaded along greater than 25 percent of their total length. A variety of finishes or coatings, such as plain oil finish as a temporary rust protectant, zinc coating (i.e., galvanized, 1 See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 17154 (April 14, 2009) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 31304 (July 1, 2019). 3 The domestic interested party is Vulcan Threaded Products, Inc. (Vulcan). See Vulcan’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China, Second Sunset Review: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated July 31, 2019. 4 See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 84 FR 65780 (November 29, 2019). 5 See Steel Threaded Rod from China, 85 FR 11101 (February 26, 2020); see also Steel Threaded Rod from China, Inv. No. 731–TA–1145 (Second Review), USITC Pub. 5019, dated February 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13625 whether by electroplating or hotdipping), paint, and other similar finishes and coatings, may be applied to the merchandise. Included in the scope of the order are steel threaded rod, bar, or studs, in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: • 1.80 percent of manganese, or • 1.50 percent of silicon, or • 1.00 percent of copper, or • 0.50 percent of aluminum, or • 1.25 percent of chromium, or • 0.30 percent of cobalt, or • 0.40 percent of lead, or • 1.25 percent of nickel, or • 0.30 percent of tungsten, or • 0.012 percent of boron, or • 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or • 0.10 percent of niobium, or • 0.41 percent of titanium, or • 0.15 percent of vanadium, or • 0.15 percent of zirconium. Steel threaded rod is currently classifiable under subheadings 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, 7318.15.5090, and 7318.15.2095 of the United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Excluded from the scope of the order are: (a) Threaded rod, bar, or studs which are threaded only on one or both ends and the threading covers 25 percent or less of the total length; and (b) threaded rod, bar, or studs made to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A193 Grade B7, ASTM A193 Grade B7M, ASTM A193 Grade B16, or ASTM A320 Grade L7. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act, Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the Order on steel threaded rod from China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the Order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 13626 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 46 / Monday, March 9, 2020 / Notices 351.218(a), Commerce intends to initiate the next sunset review of the order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. Notification to Interested Parties This five-year sunset review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: March 3, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–04745 Filed 3–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board (SAB); Solicitation for Members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of solicitation for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. AGENCY: NOAA is soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is the only Federal Advisory Committee with the responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans, Atmosphere, and NOAA Administrator on long- and short-range strategies for research, education, and application of science to resource management and environmental assessment and prediction. The SAB consists of approximately fifteen members reflecting the full breadth of NOAA’s areas of responsibility and assists NOAA in maintaining a complete and accurate understanding of scientific issues critical to the agency’s missions. DATES: Nominations should be sent to the web address specified below and must be received by April 23, 2020. ADDRESSES: Applications should be submitted electronically to noaa.scienceadvisoryboard@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301– 734–1156, Fax: 301–713–1459, Email: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Mar 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB website at http:// www.sab.noaa.gov. At this time, individuals are sought with expertise in tsunami science; extreme weather prediction (including tornadoes); social sciences (including geography, sociology, behavioral science); Great Lakes research; cloud computing, artificial intelligence and data management; unmanned, autonomous system technology; ‘omics science and eDNA; weather modeling and data assimilation; and ocean ecosystem science. Individuals with expertise in other NOAA mission areas are also welcome to apply. Composition and Points of View: The Board will consist of approximately fifteen members, including a Chair, designated by the Under Secretary in accordance with FACA requirements. Members will be appointed for threeyear terms, renewable once, and serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary. Members will be appointed as special government employees (SGEs) and will be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable travel and per diem expenses incurred in performing such duties but will not be reimbursed for their time. As a Federal Advisory Committee, the Board’s membership is required to be balanced in terms of viewpoints represented and the functions to be performed as well as the interests of geographic regions of the country and the diverse sectors of U.S. society. The SAB meets in person three times each year, exclusive of teleconferences or subcommittee, task force, and working group meetings. Board members must be willing to serve as liaisons to SAB working groups and/or participate in periodic reviews of the NOAA Cooperative Institutes and overarching reviews of NOAA’s research enterprise. Nominations: Interested persons may nominate themselves or third parties. Applications: An application is required to be considered for Board membership, regardless of whether a person is nominated by a third party or self-nominated. The application package must include: (1) The nominee’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the nominee’s area(s) of expertise; (3) a short description of his/her qualifications relative to the kinds of advice being solicited by NOAA in this Notice; and (4) a current resume (maximum length four [4] pages). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: February 26, 2020. David Holst, Director Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–04750 Filed 3–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XG619] Implementation of Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act— Notification of Revocation of Comparability Findings and Implementation of Import Restrictions; Certification of Admissibility for Certain Fish Products From Mexico National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; revocation of comparability findings and implementation of import restrictions for certain fish and fish products from Mexico. AGENCY: Under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the NMFS Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (Assistant Administrator) is revoking the comparability findings for the following fisheries authorized by the Government of Mexico: Upper Gulf of California shrimp trawl fishery for both small and large vessels; Upper Gulf of California shrimp suripera fishery; Upper Gulf of California sierra purse seine fishery; Upper Gulf of California sierra hook and line fishery; Upper Gulf of California chano trawl fishery, for small vessels; Upper Gulf of California curvina purse seine fishery; and Upper Gulf of California sardine/curvina purse seine fishery for both small and large vessels. The Assistant Administrator continues the determination to deny a comparability finding for the El Golfo de Santa Clara curvina rodeo-style gillnet fishery. DATES: Compliance with the import restrictions and Certification of Admissibility described in this document is required beginning April 3, 2020, and will remain in effect until notice is published in the Federal Register indicating otherwise. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nina Young, at email: Nina.Young@ noaa.gov or phone: 301–427–8383. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-932]


Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: 
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determination by the Department of Commerce 
(Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation 
of the antidumping duty order on certain steel threaded rod (steel 
threaded rod) from the People's Republic of China (China) would likely 
lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of 
continuation of the antidumping duty order.

DATES: Applicable March 9, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benito Ballesteros, 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) 482-7425.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 1, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the 
second sunset review of the antidumping duty order \1\ on steel 
threaded rod from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ Commerce conducted this sunset review 
on an expedited basis, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), because it received a complete, timely, 
and adequate response from domestic interested parties,\3\ but no 
substantive response from respondent interested parties. As a result of 
its review, Commerce determined that revocation of the Order would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. Commerce also 
notified the ITC of the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to 
prevail should the Order be revoked.\4\
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    \1\ See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of 
China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 17154 (April 14, 
2009) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 31304 
(July 1, 2019).
    \3\ The domestic interested party is Vulcan Threaded Products, 
Inc. (Vulcan). See Vulcan's Letter, ``Certain Steel Threaded Rod 
from the People's Republic of China, Second Sunset Review: 
Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,'' dated July 31, 2019.
    \4\ See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order, 84 FR 65780 (November 29, 2019).
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    On February 26, 2020, the ITC published its determination, pursuant 
to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the Order would likely 
lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry 
in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.\5\
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    \5\ See Steel Threaded Rod from China, 85 FR 11101 (February 26, 
2020); see also Steel Threaded Rod from China, Inv. No. 731-TA-1145 
(Second Review), USITC Pub. 5019, dated February 2020.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the Order is steel threaded rod. Steel 
threaded rod is certain threaded rod, bar, or studs, of carbon quality 
steel, having a solid, circular cross section, of any diameter, in any 
straight length, that have been forged, turned, cold-drawn, cold-
rolled, machine straightened, or otherwise cold-finished, and into 
which threaded grooves have been applied. In addition, the steel 
threaded rod, bar, or studs subject to the order are non-headed and 
threaded along greater than 25 percent of their total length. A variety 
of finishes or coatings, such as plain oil finish as a temporary rust 
protectant, zinc coating (i.e., galvanized, whether by electroplating 
or hot-dipping), paint, and other similar finishes and coatings, may be 
applied to the merchandise.
    Included in the scope of the order are steel threaded rod, bar, or 
studs, in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the 
other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, 
by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the 
quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:
     1.80 percent of manganese, or
     1.50 percent of silicon, or
     1.00 percent of copper, or
     0.50 percent of aluminum, or
     1.25 percent of chromium, or
     0.30 percent of cobalt, or
     0.40 percent of lead, or
     1.25 percent of nickel, or
     0.30 percent of tungsten, or
     0.012 percent of boron, or
     0.10 percent of molybdenum, or
     0.10 percent of niobium, or
     0.41 percent of titanium, or
     0.15 percent of vanadium, or
     0.15 percent of zirconium.
    Steel threaded rod is currently classifiable under subheadings 
7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, 7318.15.5090, and 7318.15.2095 of the 
United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS 
subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the merchandise is dispositive.
    Excluded from the scope of the order are: (a) Threaded rod, bar, or 
studs which are threaded only on one or both ends and the threading 
covers 25 percent or less of the total length; and (b) threaded rod, 
bar, or studs made to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 
A193 Grade B7, ASTM A193 Grade B7M, ASTM A193 Grade B16, or ASTM A320 
Grade L7.

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that 
revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act, Commerce 
hereby orders the continuation of the Order on steel threaded rod from 
China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect 
antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of 
entry for all imports of subject merchandise.
    The effective date of the continuation of the Order will be the 
date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR

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351.218(a), Commerce intends to initiate the next sunset review of the 
order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the 
effective date of continuation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This five-year sunset review and this notice are in accordance with 
section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: March 3, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-04745 Filed 3-6-20; 8:45 am]
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