Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee; Request for Information, 40233-40239 [2020-14418]

Download as PDF 40233 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 129 / Monday, July 6, 2020 / Notices this final determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated, and all cash deposits will be refunded and suspension of liquidation will be lifted. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation, as discussed above in the ‘‘Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation’’ section. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.210(c). Dated: June 29, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Appendix I—Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation consists of certain wind towers, whether or not tapered, and sections thereof. Certain wind towers support the nacelle and rotor blades in a wind turbine with a minimum rated electrical power generation capacity in excess of 100 kilowatts and with a minimum height of 50 meters measured from the base of the tower to the bottom of the nacelle (i.e., where the top of the tower and nacelle are joined) when fully assembled. A wind tower section consists of, at a minimum, multiple steel plates rolled into cylindrical or conical shapes and welded together (or otherwise attached) to form a steel shell, regardless of coating, end-finish, painting, treatment, or method of manufacture, and with or without flanges, doors, or internal or external components (e.g., flooring/decking, ladders, lifts, electrical buss boxes, electrical cabling, conduit, cable harness for nacelle generator, interior lighting, tool and storage lockers) attached to the wind tower section. Several VerDate Sep<11>2014 04:41 Jul 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 wind tower sections are normally required to form a completed wind tower. Wind towers and sections thereof are included within the scope whether or not they are joined with nonsubject merchandise, such as nacelles or rotor blades, and whether or not they have internal or external components attached to the subject merchandise. Specifically excluded from the scope are nacelles and rotor blades, regardless of whether they are attached to the wind tower. Also excluded are any internal or external components which are not attached to the wind towers or sections thereof, unless those components are shipped with the tower sections. Merchandise covered by this investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheading 7308.20.0020 or 8502.31.0000. Wind towers of iron or steel are classified under HTSUS 7308.20.0020 when imported separately as a tower or tower section(s). Wind towers may be classified under HTSUS 8502.31.0000 when imported as combination goods with a wind turbine (i.e., accompanying nacelles and/or rotor blades). While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. Appendix II—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Margin Calculations V. Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances VI. Adjustment for Countervailed Export Subsidies VII. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Kenertec’s Constructed Export Price (CEP) Profit Rate Comment 2: Revenue Capping Comment 3: Kenertec’s Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) Denominator Comment 4: Whether to Grant Kenertec a CEP Offset Comment 5: Kenertec’s Raw Material and Conversion Costs Comment 6: Date of Sale Comment 7: Constructed Value (CV) Profit Comment 8: Early Conclusion of Verification Comment 9: Cost Adjustments in Commerce’s SAS Programming VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–14532 Filed 7–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee; Request for Information International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Renewal of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership. AGENCY: Pursuant to provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the Department of Commerce announces the renewal of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (the Committee). The Committee shall advise the Secretary of Commerce regarding the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of U.S. exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services. The Committee’s work on energy efficiency will focus on technologies, services, and platforms that provide system-level energy efficiency to electricity generation, transmission, and distribution. These include smart grid technologies and services, as well as equipment and systems that increase the resiliency of power infrastructure such as energy storage. For the purposes of this Committee, covered goods and services will not include vehicles, feedstock for biofuels, or energy efficiency as it relates to consumer goods. Non-fossil fuels that are considered renewable fuels (e.g., liquid biofuels and pellets) are included. This notice also requests nominations for membership. DATES: Applications or nominations for members must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Friday July 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: Applications or nominations may be emailed to Cora.Dickson@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cora Dickson, Designated Federal Officer, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce; phone 202–482–6083; email Cora.Dickson@ trade.gov. Interested parties can also view Committee documents on the REEEAC website at http://trade.gov/ reeeac. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Committee shall consist of Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 The 40234 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 129 / Monday, July 6, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES approximately 35 members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance and based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the Committee. The Secretary of Commerce invites nominations to the Committee of qualified individuals who will represent U.S. companies, U.S. trade associations, and U.S. private sector organizations with activities focused on the export competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services. Members shall reflect the diversity of this sector, including in terms of entity or organization size, geographic location, and subsector representation. The Committee shall also represent the diversity of company or organizational roles in the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, including, for example, project developers, technology integrators, financial institutions, and manufacturers. Members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary from the date of appointment to the Committee to the date on which the Committee’s charter terminates. Members serve in a representative capacity presenting the views and VerDate Sep<11>2014 04:41 Jul 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 interests of a U.S. entity or U.S. organization, as well as their particular subsector; they are, therefore, not Special Government Employees. Members of the Committee must not be registered as foreign agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. No member may represent a company that is majority owned or controlled by a foreign government entity (or foreign government entities). Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their services or reimbursed for their travel expenses. If you are interested in applying or nominating someone else to become a member of the Committee, please provide the following information: (1) Sponsor letter on the company’s, trade association’s or organization’s letterhead containing the name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone, fax, and email address) of the individual who is applying or being nominated; (2) An affirmative statement that the nominee will be able to meet the expected time commitments of Committee work. Committee work includes (1) attending in-person committee meetings roughly four times per year (lasting one day each), (2) PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 undertaking additional work outside of full committee meetings including subcommittee conference calls or meetings as needed, and (3) frequently drafting, preparing, or commenting on proposed recommendations to be evaluated at Committee meetings; (3) Short biography of nominee, including credentials; (4) Brief description of the company, trade association, or organization to be represented and its business activities, company size (number of employees and annual sales), and export markets served; (5) An affirmative statement that the nominee meets all Committee eligibility requirements. Please do not send company, trade association, or organization brochures or any other information. See the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above for how and the deadline to submit nominations. Nominees selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified by mail. Man Cho, Deputy Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration. 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For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ in Appendix I of this notice. [FR Doc. 2020–14418 Filed 7–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–122–867] Utility Scale Wind Towers From Canada: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from Canada are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable July 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Heaney, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4475. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 14, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of wind towers from Canada, in which we also postponed the final determination until June 29, 2020.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published 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 Memorandum.2 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is wind towers from All-Others Rate Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated weightedaverage dumping margin for all other Analysis of Comments Received producers and exporters not individually investigated shall be equal All issues raised in the case and to the weighted average of the estimated rebuttal briefs submitted by parties in weighted-average dumping margins this investigation are addressed in the established for exporters and producers Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues addressed in the Issues individually investigated excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as Appendix II. The Issues determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. Marmen Inc., Marmen and Decision Memorandum is a public E´nergie Inc., and Marmen Energy Co. document and is on file electronically (collectively, the Marmen Group) is the via Enforcement and Compliance’s only respondent for which Commerce Antidumping and Countervailing Duty calculated an estimated weightedCentralized Electronic Service System average dumping margin that is not (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to zero, de minimis, or based entirely on registered users at https:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete facts otherwise available. Therefore, for version of the Issues and Decision purposes of determining the all-others Memorandum can be accessed directly rate, and pursuant to section at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, we are using the The signed and electronic versions of estimated weighted-average dumping the Issues and Decision Memorandum margin calculated for the Marmen are identical in content. Group, as referenced in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section below. Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce normally verifies information relied upon in making its final determination; however, we were unable to conduct verification in this investigation.3 Pursuant to section 776(a)(2)(D) of the Act, in situations where information has been provided but the information cannot be verified, Commerce will use ‘‘facts otherwise available’’ in reaching the applicable determination. Accordingly, we have relied on facts available in making our final determination. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes to the margin calculation for the respondent. For a discussion of these changes, see the ‘‘Margin Calculations’’ section of the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances In accordance with section 733(e)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.206, we preliminarily determined that critical circumstances did not exist with respect to imports of wind towers from Canada because section 773(e)(1)(B) of the Act was not met (i.e., U.S. imports did not increase by 15 percent from the base to the comparison period). Our final determination remains unchanged. Accordingly, pursuant to section 735(a)(3) of the Act, we find that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of wind towers from Canada. For a full description of the methodology and results of Commerce’s critical circumstances analysis, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Final Determination The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: Exporter or producer Weighted-average dumping margin (percent) Cash deposit rate (adjusted for subsidy offset) (percent) 4 Marmen lnc./Marmen Energie Inc ........................................................................................... 4.94 4.94 1 See Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 85 FR 8562 (February 14, 2020) (Preliminary Determination), VerDate Sep<11>2014 04:41 Jul 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation of Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada—Cancellation of Verification,’’ dated April 10, 2020. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 129 (Monday, July 6, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40233-40239]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee; 
Request for Information

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Renewal of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency 
Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
5 U.S.C. App., the Department of Commerce announces the renewal of the 
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (the 
Committee). The Committee shall advise the Secretary of Commerce 
regarding the development and administration of programs and policies 
to expand the competitiveness of U.S. exports of renewable energy and 
energy efficiency goods and services. The Committee's work on energy 
efficiency will focus on technologies, services, and platforms that 
provide system-level energy efficiency to electricity generation, 
transmission, and distribution. These include smart grid technologies 
and services, as well as equipment and systems that increase the 
resiliency of power infrastructure such as energy storage. For the 
purposes of this Committee, covered goods and services will not include 
vehicles, feedstock for biofuels, or energy efficiency as it relates to 
consumer goods. Non-fossil fuels that are considered renewable fuels 
(e.g., liquid biofuels and pellets) are included. This notice also 
requests nominations for membership.

DATES: Applications or nominations for members must be received on or 
before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Friday July 31, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Applications or nominations may be emailed to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cora Dickson, Designated Federal 
Officer, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, 
Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of 
Commerce; phone 202-482-6083; email [email protected]. Interested 
parties can also view Committee documents on the REEEAC website at 
http://trade.gov/reeeac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee shall consist of

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approximately 35 members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with 
applicable Department of Commerce guidance and based on their ability 
to carry out the objectives of the Committee. The Secretary of Commerce 
invites nominations to the Committee of qualified individuals who will 
represent U.S. companies, U.S. trade associations, and U.S. private 
sector organizations with activities focused on the export 
competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency goods 
and services. Members shall reflect the diversity of this sector, 
including in terms of entity or organization size, geographic location, 
and subsector representation. The Committee shall also represent the 
diversity of company or organizational roles in the development of 
renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, including, for 
example, project developers, technology integrators, financial 
institutions, and manufacturers.
    Members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary from the date of 
appointment to the Committee to the date on which the Committee's 
charter terminates. Members serve in a representative capacity 
presenting the views and interests of a U.S. entity or U.S. 
organization, as well as their particular subsector; they are, 
therefore, not Special Government Employees.
    Members of the Committee must not be registered as foreign agents 
under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. No member may represent a 
company that is majority owned or controlled by a foreign government 
entity (or foreign government entities). Members of the Committee will 
not be compensated for their services or reimbursed for their travel 
expenses.
    If you are interested in applying or nominating someone else to 
become a member of the Committee, please provide the following 
information:
    (1) Sponsor letter on the company's, trade association's or 
organization's letterhead containing the name, title, and relevant 
contact information (including phone, fax, and email address) of the 
individual who is applying or being nominated;
    (2) An affirmative statement that the nominee will be able to meet 
the expected time commitments of Committee work. Committee work 
includes (1) attending in-person committee meetings roughly four times 
per year (lasting one day each), (2) undertaking additional work 
outside of full committee meetings including subcommittee conference 
calls or meetings as needed, and (3) frequently drafting, preparing, or 
commenting on proposed recommendations to be evaluated at Committee 
meetings;
    (3) Short biography of nominee, including credentials;
    (4) Brief description of the company, trade association, or 
organization to be represented and its business activities, company 
size (number of employees and annual sales), and export markets served;
    (5) An affirmative statement that the nominee meets all Committee 
eligibility requirements.
    Please do not send company, trade association, or organization 
brochures or any other information.
    See the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above for how and the deadline 
to submit nominations.
    Nominees selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified 
by mail.

Man Cho,
Deputy Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, 
International Trade Administration.

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