Difluoromethane (R-32) From China, 14703-14704 [2020-05125]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 50 / Friday, March 13, 2020 / Notices Beachwood, Ohio; Arconic, Inc., Bettendorf, Iowa; Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, LLC, Ravenswood, West Virginia; JW Aluminum Company, Daniel Island, South Carolina; Novelis Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia; and Texarkana Aluminum, Inc., Texarkana, Texas. For further information concerning the conduct of these investigations and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 207). 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Requests to appear at the conference should be emailed to preliminaryconferences@ usitc.gov (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before March 26, 2020. Parties in support of the imposition of countervailing and antidumping duties VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Mar 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 in these investigations and parties in opposition to the imposition of such duties will each be collectively allocated one hour within which to make an oral presentation at the conference. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the conference. Written submissions.—As provided in sections 201.8 and 207.15 of the Commission’s rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or before April 2, 2020, a written brief containing information and arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigations. Parties may file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the conference. 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PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14703 Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.12 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: March 10, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–05169 Filed 3–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1472 (Preliminary)] Difluoromethane (R–32) From China Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigation, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of difluoromethane (R–32) from China, provided for in subheadings 2903.39.20 and 3824.78.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’).2 Commencement of Final Phase Investigation Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigation. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) of an affirmative preliminary determination in the investigation under sections 703(b) or 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determination is negative, upon notice of an affirmative final determination in this investigation under sections 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigation need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigation. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 Difluoromethane (R–32) from China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation (85 FR 10406, February 24, 2020). E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 14704 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 50 / Friday, March 13, 2020 / Notices representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigation. Background On January 23, 2020, Arkema Inc., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania filed a petition with the Commission and Commerce, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV imports of R–32 from China. Accordingly, effective January 23, 2020, the Commission, pursuant to section 733(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)), instituted antidumping duty investigation No. 731–TA–1472 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigation and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of January 29, 2020 (85 FR 5239). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on February 13, 2020, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission made this determination pursuant to section733(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)). It completed and filed its determination in this investigation on March 9, 2020. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5036 (March 2020), entitled Difluoromethane (R–32) from China: Investigation No. 731–TA– 1472 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. Issued: March 9, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–05125 Filed 3–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [Investigation No. 701–TA–501 (Review)] Chlorinated Isocyanurates From China; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Mar 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: January 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (Julie Duffy (202) 708–2579)), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this review may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On January 6, 2020, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (84 FR 52132, October 1, 2019) of the subject five-year review was adequate and that the respondent interested party group response was inadequate. The Commission did not find any other circumstances that would warrant conducting a full review.1 Accordingly, the Commission determined that it would conduct an expedited review pursuant to section 751(c)(3) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(3)).2 For further information concerning the conduct of this review and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207). Staff report.—A staff report containing information concerning the subject matter of the review will be placed in the nonpublic record on March 17, 2020, and made available to persons on the Administrative Protective Order service list for this 1 A record of the Commissioners’ votes, the Commission’s statement on adequacy, and any individual Commissioner’s statements will be available from the Office of the Secretary and at the Commission’s website. 2 Commissioner Jason E. Kearns did not participate in this determination. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 review. A public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.62(d)(4) of the Commission’s rules. Written submissions.—As provided in section 207.62(d) of the Commission’s rules, interested parties that are parties to the review and that have provided individually adequate responses to the notice of institution,3 and any party other than an interested party to the review may file written comments with the Secretary on what determination the Commission should reach in the review. Comments are due on or before March 24, 2020 and may not contain new factual information. Any person that is neither a party to the five-year review nor an interested party may submit a brief written statement (which shall not contain any new factual information) pertinent to the review by March 24, 2020. However, should the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) extend the time limit for its completion of the final results of its review, the deadline for comments (which may not contain new factual information) on Commerce’s final results is three business days after the issuance of Commerce’s results. If comments contain business proprietary information (BPI), they must conform with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s rules with respect to filing were revised effective July 25, 2014. See 79 FR 35920 (June 25, 2014). The Commission’s Handbook on Filing Procedures, available on the Commission’s website at https:// www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_ on_filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates upon the Commission’s procedures with respect to filings. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, each document filed by a party to the review must be served on all other parties to the review (as identified by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. Determination.—The Commission has determined this review is extraordinarily complicated and therefore has determined to exercise its authority to extend the review period by up to 90 days pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)(B). Authority: This review is being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.62 of the Commission’s rules. 3 The Commission has found the joint response submitted by Bio-Lab, Inc., Clearon Corp., and Occidental Chemical Corporation to be individually adequate. Comments from other interested parties will not be accepted (see 19 CFR 207.62(d)(2)). 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 50 (Friday, March 13, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14703-14704]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 731-TA-1472 (Preliminary)]


Difluoromethane (R-32) From China

Determinations

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigation, the United States International Trade Commission 
(``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the 
Act''), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the 
United States is materially injured by reason of imports of 
difluoromethane (R-32) from China, provided for in subheadings 
2903.39.20 and 3824.78.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less 
than fair value (``LTFV'').\2\
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    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).
    \2\ Difluoromethane (R-32) from China: Initiation of Less-Than-
Fair-Value Investigation (85 FR 10406, February 24, 2020).
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Commencement of Final Phase Investigation

    Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission's rules, the 
Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of 
its investigation. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of 
scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided 
in section 207.21 of the Commission's rules, upon notice from the U.S. 
Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') of an affirmative preliminary 
determination in the investigation under sections 703(b) or 733(b) of 
the Act, or, if the preliminary determination is negative, upon notice 
of an affirmative final determination in this investigation under 
sections 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of 
appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigation need not enter 
a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigation. 
Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold 
at the retail level,

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representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as 
parties in Commission antidumping duty investigations. The Secretary 
will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses 
of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the 
investigation.

Background

    On January 23, 2020, Arkema Inc., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 
filed a petition with the Commission and Commerce, alleging that an 
industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with 
material injury by reason of LTFV imports of R-32 from China. 
Accordingly, effective January 23, 2020, the Commission, pursuant to 
section 733(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)), instituted antidumping 
duty investigation No. 731-TA-1472 (Preliminary).
    Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigation and of 
a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by 
posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. 
International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the 
notice in the Federal Register of January 29, 2020 (85 FR 5239). The 
conference was held in Washington, DC, on February 13, 2020, and all 
persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in 
person or by counsel.
    The Commission made this determination pursuant to section733(a) of 
the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)). It completed and filed its determination 
in this investigation on March 9, 2020. The views of the Commission are 
contained in USITC Publication 5036 (March 2020), entitled 
Difluoromethane (R-32) from China: Investigation No. 731-TA-1472 
(Preliminary).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: March 9, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-05125 Filed 3-12-20; 8:45 am]
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