Extension of Deadline for Public Comments for Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Laminations for Stacked Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Stacked Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators, 35899-35900 [2020-12759]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 114 / Friday, June 12, 2020 / Notices Evaluation, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTIONS: Extension of comment period. Christopher.Kemp@trade.gov or (202) 482–0862. Dated: June 8, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–12705 Filed 6–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–59–2020] Approval of Subzone Status; Oldach Associates, LLC; Catan˜o, Puerto Rico On April 7, 2020, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board docketed an application submitted by the Department of Economic Development and Commerce, grantee of FTZ 61, requesting subzone status subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 61, on behalf of Oldach Associates, LLC, in Catan˜o, Puerto Rico. The application was processed in accordance with the FTZ Act and Regulations, including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (85 FR 20665, April 14, 2020). The FTZ staff examiner reviewed the application and determined that it meets the criteria for approval. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board Executive Secretary (15 CFR 400.36(f)), the application to establish Subzone 61Z was approved on June 9, 2020, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including § 400.13, and further subject to FTZ 61’s 1,821.07-acre activation limit. Dated: June 9, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–12706 Filed 6–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES RIN 0694–XC062 Extension of Deadline for Public Comments for Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Laminations for Stacked Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Stacked Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Technology AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jun 11, 2020 On May 19, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published the Notice of Request for Public Comments on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Laminations for Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators. Today’s notice extends the deadline for written comments to July 3, 2020 and for rebuttal comments to July 24, 2020. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published May 19, 2020 at 85 FR 29926, is extended until July 3, 2020. The due date for rebuttal comments is July 24, 2020. Rebuttal comments may only address issues raised in comments filed on or before July 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submissions: All written comments on the notice must be addressed to Section 232 Electrical Steel Investigation and filed through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via http:// www.regulations.gov, enter docket number BIS–2020–0015 on the home page and click ‘‘search.’’ The site will provide a search results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice and click on the link entitled ‘‘Comment Now!’’ (For further information on using http:// www.regulations.gov, please consult the resources provided on the website by clicking on ‘‘How to Use This Site.’’) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Industrial Studies Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (202) 482–4952, ESproducts232@bis.doc.gov. For more information about the section 232 program, including the regulations and the text of previous investigations, please see www.bis.doc.gov/232. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Jkt 250001 Background On May 19, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published the Notice of Request for Public Comments on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Laminations for Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Stacked Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35899 Transformer Regulators (85 FR 29926). The May 19 notice specified that on May 11, 2020, based on inquiries and requests from interested parties in the United States, including multiple Members of Congress, a domestic GrainOriented Electrical Steel (GOES) manufacturer, and producers of Power and Distribution Transformers, the Secretary of Commerce had initiated an investigation to determine the effects on the national security of imports of Laminations for Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Stacked Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators. This investigation was initiated under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862). See the May 19 notice for additional details on the investigation and the request for public comments. Extension of Comment Period Deadline The May 19 notice included a comment period deadline of June 9, 2020 and a rebuttal comment deadline of June 19, 2020. The Department received two requests from the public to extend the comment period deadline, both from trade associations. The Department of Commerce has determined at this time that it is warranted to extend the comment period by twenty-four calendar days and the rebuttal comment period by an additional twenty-one days after the comment period ends. Today’s notice specifies that comments may be submitted at any time but must be received by July 3, 2020, to be considered in the drafting of the final report. The due date for rebuttal comments is July 24, 2020, to be considered in the drafting of the final report. Rebuttal comments may only address issues raised in comments filed on or before July 3, 2020. Today’s notice extends the comment period by twenty-four days and the rebuttal comment period by an additional twenty-one days after the end of the comment period to allow for additional time for the public to submit comments to be considered in the drafting of the final report on the investigation of imports of Laminations for Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Stacked Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation Into E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 35900 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 114 / Friday, June 12, 2020 / Notices Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators. Richard E. Ashooh, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–12759 Filed 6–9–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–118] Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of wood mouldings and millwork products (millwork products) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of investigation is January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable June 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik or Faris Montgomery, 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) 482–6905 or (202) 482–1537, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on February 5, 2020.1 On March 12, 2020, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now June 8, 2020.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see 1 See Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 85 FR 6513 (February 5, 2020) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 85 FR 15433 (March 12, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jun 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary 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. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are millwork products from China. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to Commerce’s regulations,4 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).5 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. Commerce intends to issue its preliminary decision regarding comments concerning the scope of the antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) investigations of millwork products from Brazil and China with the preliminary determinations of the AD investigations. Methodology Commerce is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act. For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, Commerce preliminarily determines that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.6 Commerce notes that, in making these findings, it relied, in part, on facts 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 5 See Initiation Notice. 6 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available and, because it finds that one or more respondents did not act to the best of their ability to respond to Commerce’s requests for information, it drew an adverse inference where appropriate in selecting from among the facts otherwise available.7 For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Alignment As noted in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), Commerce is aligning the final CVD determination in this investigation with the final determination in the companion AD investigation of millwork products from China based on a request made by the petitioner.8 Consequently, the final CVD determination will be issued on the same date as the final AD determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than October 19, 2020, unless postponed. All-Others Rate Sections 703(d) and 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act provide that in the preliminary determination, Commerce shall determine an estimated all-others rate for companies not individually examined. This rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated subsidy rates established for those companies individually examined, excluding any zero and de minimis rates and any rates based entirely under section 776 of the Act. In this investigation, as discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Commerce preliminarily assigned a rate based entirely on facts available to Fujian Nanping Yuanqiao WoodIndustry Co., Ltd. Therefore, the only preliminary rate that is not zero, de minimis or based entirely on facts otherwise available is the rate calculated for Fujian Yinfeng Imp & Exp Trading Co., Ltd. (Yinfeng). Consequently, the preliminary rate calculated for Yinfeng is also assigned as the preliminary rate for all other producers and exporters. Preliminary Determination Commerce preliminarily determines that the following estimated countervailable subsidy rates exist: 7 See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Request to Align Countervailing Duty Investigation Final Determination with Antidumping Duty Investigation Final Determination,’’ dated May 4, 2020. 9 As discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Commerce determines that Yinfeng 8 See E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 114 (Friday, June 12, 2020)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-12759]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

RIN 0694-XC062


Extension of Deadline for Public Comments for Section 232 
National Security Investigation of Imports of Laminations for Stacked 
Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Stacked Cores for 
Incorporation Into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation Into 
Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Technology 
Evaluation, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTIONS: Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On May 19, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 
published the Notice of Request for Public Comments on Section 232 
National Security Investigation of Imports of Laminations for Stacked 
Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Stacked Cores for 
Incorporation into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation into 
Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators. 
Today's notice extends the deadline for written comments to July 3, 
2020 and for rebuttal comments to July 24, 2020.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published May 19, 2020 
at 85 FR 29926, is extended until July 3, 2020. The due date for 
rebuttal comments is July 24, 2020. Rebuttal comments may only address 
issues raised in comments filed on or before July 3, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submissions: All written comments on the notice must be 
addressed to Section 232 Electrical Steel Investigation and filed 
through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. To 
submit comments via http://www.regulations.gov, enter docket number 
BIS-2020-0015 on the home page and click ``search.'' The site will 
provide a search results page listing all documents associated with 
this docket. Find a reference to this notice and click on the link 
entitled ``Comment Now!'' (For further information on using http://www.regulations.gov, please consult the resources provided on the 
website by clicking on ``How to Use This Site.'')

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Industrial Studies Division, Bureau of 
Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (202) 482-4952, 
[email protected]. For more information about the section 232 
program, including the regulations and the text of previous 
investigations, please see www.bis.doc.gov/232.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 19, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 
published the Notice of Request for Public Comments on Section 232 
National Security Investigation of Imports of Laminations for Stacked 
Cores for Incorporation into Transformers, Stacked Cores for 
Incorporation Into Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation Into 
Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators (85 
FR 29926). The May 19 notice specified that on May 11, 2020, based on 
inquiries and requests from interested parties in the United States, 
including multiple Members of Congress, a domestic Grain-Oriented 
Electrical Steel (GOES) manufacturer, and producers of Power and 
Distribution Transformers, the Secretary of Commerce had initiated an 
investigation to determine the effects on the national security of 
imports of Laminations for Stacked Cores for Incorporation into 
Transformers, Stacked Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Wound 
Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and 
Transformer Regulators. This investigation was initiated under section 
232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862). 
See the May 19 notice for additional details on the investigation and 
the request for public comments.

Extension of Comment Period Deadline

    The May 19 notice included a comment period deadline of June 9, 
2020 and a rebuttal comment deadline of June 19, 2020. The Department 
received two requests from the public to extend the comment period 
deadline, both from trade associations. The Department of Commerce has 
determined at this time that it is warranted to extend the comment 
period by twenty-four calendar days and the rebuttal comment period by 
an additional twenty-one days after the comment period ends. Today's 
notice specifies that comments may be submitted at any time but must be 
received by July 3, 2020, to be considered in the drafting of the final 
report. The due date for rebuttal comments is July 24, 2020, to be 
considered in the drafting of the final report. Rebuttal comments may 
only address issues raised in comments filed on or before July 3, 2020.
    Today's notice extends the comment period by twenty-four days and 
the rebuttal comment period by an additional twenty-one days after the 
end of the comment period to allow for additional time for the public 
to submit comments to be considered in the drafting of the final report 
on the investigation of imports of Laminations for Stacked Cores for 
Incorporation into Transformers, Stacked Cores for Incorporation Into 
Transformers, Wound Cores for Incorporation Into

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Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators.

Richard E. Ashooh,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-12759 Filed 6-9-20; 4:15 pm]
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