Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders in Part, 45373-45375 [2020-16326]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 28, 2020 / Notices III. Discuss Potential Topics VI. Public Comment V. Adjournment Dated: July 23, 2020. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–010, C–570–011] Dated: July 20, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders in Part Foreign-Trade Zones Board [FR Doc. 2020–16324 Filed 7–27–20; 8:45 am] AGENCY: [B–46–2020] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [FR Doc. 2020–16330 Filed 7–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zone 61—San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Expansion of Subzone 61T; Plaza Warehousing & Realty Corporation; Caguas, Puerto Rico khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES A copy of the application will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Camille Evans at Camille.Evans@ trade.gov or (202) 482–2350. 45373 An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Department of Economic Development and Commerce, grantee of FTZ 61, requesting an expansion of Subzone 61T on behalf of Plaza Warehousing & Realty Corporation. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on July 20, 2020. Subzone 61T was approved on January 18, 2018 (S–147–2017, 83 FR 3112, January 23, 2018) subject to FTZ 61’s 1,821.07-acre activation limit. The subzone currently consists of one site (15.5 acres) located at Road #1, Km 27.9, Barrio Rio Can˜as, Caguas. The applicant is requesting authority to expand the subzone to include an additional 6.33 acres located at Road #1, Km 23.5, Barrio Rio Can˜as, Caguas. The proposed area is located immediately adjacent to the existing site. The applicant is further requesting that the expanded subzone (existing and proposed) not be subject to FTZ 61’s 1,821.07-acre activation limit. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Camille Evans of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the FTZ Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is September 8, 2020. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to September 21, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Jul 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–86–2020] Approval of Subzone Status; LiCAP Technologies, Sacramento, California On May 15, 2020, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board docketed an application submitted by the Port of Sacramento, grantee of FTZ 143, requesting subzone status subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 143, on behalf of LiCAP Technologies, in Sacramento, California. The application was processed in accordance with the FTZ Act and Regulations, including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (85 FR 30929, May 21, 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 Sec. 400.36(f)), the application to establish Subzone 143E was approved on July 20, 2020, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and further subject to FTZ 143’s 2,000-acre activation limit. Dated: July 20, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–16329 Filed 7–27–20; 8:45 am] Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on a request from Maodi Solar Technology (Dongguan) Co., Ltd., (Maodi Solar), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating changed circumstances reviews (CCRs) to consider the possible revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (solar products) from the People’s Republic of China (China) with respect to certain off-grid portable small panels. DATES: Applicable July 28, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Turlo, 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) 482–3875. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 18, 2015, Commerce published AD and CVD orders on solar products from China.1 On June 17, 2020, Maodi Solar, an exporter of subject merchandise, requested that Commerce conduct CCRs to revoke the Orders with respect to certain off-grid portable small panels, pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b).2 On July 13, 2020, SunPower Manufacturing Oregon, LLC (the petitioner), a domestic producer of the domestic like product, submitted a letter stating that it took no position regarding the partial revocation proposed by Maodi Solar.3 We received BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 1 See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order; and Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 8592 (February 18, 2015) (Orders). 2 See Maodi Solar’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of China (A–570–010; C–570–011): Maodi Solar’s Request for Changed Circumstances Review,’’ dated June 17, 2020. 3 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from the People’s Republic of Continued Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 45374 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 28, 2020 / Notices no other comments regarding Maodi Solar’s request. Scope of the Orders khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES The merchandise covered by these orders is modules, laminates and/or panels consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including building integrated materials. For purposes of these orders, subject merchandise includes modules, laminates and/or panels assembled in China consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells produced in a customs territory other than China. Subject merchandise includes modules, laminates and/or panels assembled in China consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells of thickness equal to or greater than 20 micrometers, having a p/n junction formed by any means, whether or not the cell has undergone other processing, including, but not limited to, cleaning, etching, coating, and/or addition of materials (including, but not limited to, metallization and conductor patterns) to collect and forward the electricity that is generated by the cell. Excluded from the scope of these orders are thin film photovoltaic products produced from amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), or copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS). Also excluded from the scope of these orders are modules, laminates and/or panels assembled in China, consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, not exceeding 10,000 mm2 in surface area, that are permanently integrated into a consumer good whose function is other than power generation and that consumes the electricity generated by the integrated crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells. Where more than one module, laminate and/or panel is permanently integrated into a consumer good, the surface area for purposes of this exclusion shall be the total combined surface area of all modules, laminates and/or panels that are integrated into the consumer good. Further, also excluded from the scope of these orders are any products covered by the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, laminates and/or panels, from China.4 China: Comments on Maodi Solar’s Request for Changed Circumstances Review,’’ dated July 13, 2020. 4 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73018 (December 7, 2012); see also Crystalline Silicon VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Jul 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Additionally, excluded from the scope of these orders are solar panels that are: (1) Less than 300,000 mm2 in surface area; (2) less than 27.1 watts in power; (3) coated across their entire surface with a polyurethane doming resin; and (4) joined to a battery charging and maintaining unit (which is an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) box that incorporates a light emitting diode (LED)) by coated wires that include a connector to permit the incorporation of an extension cable. The battery charging and maintaining unit utilizes high-frequency triangular pulse waveforms designed to maintain and extend the life of batteries through the reduction of lead sulfate crystals. The above-described battery charging and maintaining unit is currently available under the registered trademark ‘‘SolarPulse.’’ Merchandise covered by these orders is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030, 8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 8507.20.8090, 8541.40.6015, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030, 8541.40.6035 and 8501.31.8000. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive.5 Proposed Revocation of the Orders Maodi Solar proposes that the Orders be revoked, in part, with respect to certain off-grid portable small panels. Specifically, Maodi Solar proposes revoking the Orders with respect to the solar panels described below: (1) Off-grid CSPV panels in rigid form with a glass cover, with the following characteristics: (A) A total power output of 100 watts or less per panel; (B) a maximum surface area of 8,000 cm2 per panel; (C) do not include a built-in inverter; (D) must include a permanently connected wire that terminates in a male barrel connector, or, a two-port rectangular connector with two pins in square housings of different colors, or, an Anderson connector; (E) must be in individual retail packaging (for purposes of this provisions, retail packaging typically includes graphics, the product name, its description and/or features, and foam for transport) Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 77 FR 73017 (December 7, 2012). 5 See the Orders. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (2) Off-grid CSPV panels in rigid form without a glass cover, with the following characteristics: (A) A total power output of 100 watts or less per panel; (B) a maximum surface area of 8,000 cm2 per panel; (C) do not include a built-in inverter; (D) each panel is 1. permanently integrated into a consumer good; 2. encased in a laminated material without stitching, or 3. has all of the following characteristics: (i) The panel is encased in sewn fabric with visible stitching; (ii) includes a storage pocket; and, (iii) includes (a) a wire that terminates in a female USB–A connector; or, (b) a junction box which includes a female USB–A connector. Initiation of CCRs and Consideration of Revocation of the Orders, in Part Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Act, Commerce will conduct a CCR upon receipt of a request from an interested party 6 that shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of an order. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(d), Commerce determines that the information submitted by Maodi Solar constitutes a sufficient basis to conduct CCRs of the Orders. Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide that Commerce may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it determines that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product have expressed a lack of interest in the order, in whole or in part. In addition, in the event Commerce determines that expedited action is warranted, 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits Commerce to combine the notices of initiation and preliminary results. In its administrative practice, Commerce has interpreted ‘‘substantially all’’ to mean producers accounting for at least 85 percent of the total U.S. production of the domestic like product covered by the order.7 The petitioner states that it takes no position with respect to Maodi Solar’s 6 Maodi Solar reported in its June 17, 2020, request for CCRs that it is an exporter of solar panels. As such, Maodi Solar is an interested party pursuant to 19 CFR 351.102(b)(29)(i). 7 See, e.g., Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Order in Part, 77 FR 42276 (July 18, 2012), unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, and Determination To Revoke Order, in Part, 77 FR 53176 (August 31, 2012). E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 28, 2020 / Notices partial revocation request. We interpret the petitioner’s statement to mean that it does not oppose the partial revocation request. However, because the petitioner did not indicate whether it accounts for substantially all of the domestic production of solar products, we are not combining this notice of initiation with a preliminary determination, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii), but will provide interested parties with an opportunity to address the issue of domestic industry support with respect to this requested partial revocation of the Orders, as explained below. After examining comments, if any, concerning domestic industry support, we will issue the preliminary results of these CCRs. Public Comment Interested parties are invited to provide comments and/or factual information regarding these CCRs, including comments on industry support and the proposed partial revocation language. Comments and factual information may be submitted to Commerce no later than ten days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal comments and rebuttal factual information may be filed with Commerce no later than seven days after the comments and/or factual information are filed.8 Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.9 All submissions must be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s AD and CVD Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).10 An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due dates set forth in this notice. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Preliminary and Final Results of the Review of rebuttal factual information must comply with 19 CFR 351.301(b)(2); see also Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020) (Temporary Rule). 9 See Temporary Rule. 10 See generally 19 CFR 351.303. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Jul 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Dated: July 22, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–16326 Filed 7–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–847] Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Mexico: Notice of Correction to the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2017– 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is correcting the final results in the antidumping duty administrative review and final determination of no shipments of heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) from Mexico to reflect the correct cash deposit rate in effect for all other producers or exporters. DATES: Applicable July 28, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Crespo or Jacob Garten, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3693 or (202) 482–3342, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Commerce intends to publish in the Federal Register a notice of the preliminary results of these AD and CVD CCRs in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and (c)(3)(i), which will set forth Commerce’s preliminary factual and legal conclusions. Commerce will issue its final results of these CCRs in accordance with the time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.216(e). 8 Submissions Notification to Interested Parties This initiation notice is published in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1). Background 45375 cash deposit rate listed in the Final Results from 3.24 percent to 4.91 percent, which is the correct all-others rate established in the less-than-fairvalue investigation.2 No other changes have been made to the Final Results. Notification to Interested Parties This correction to the final results of administrative review is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: July 21, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–16327 Filed 7–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–954] Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Fedmet Resources Corporation (Fedmet) did not have any shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. Commerce also preliminary determines that the 16 remaining companies subject to this review are part of the China-wide entity because they did not file no shipment statements, separate rate applications (SRAs), or separate rate certifications (SRCs). DATES: Applicable July 28, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, 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) 482–2312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: On July 13, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on HWR pipes and tubes from Mexico for the period of review September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018.1 In the Final Results, we inadvertently stated that the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 3.24 percent. This notice serves to correct the Background On November 12, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 1 See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2017–2018, 85 FR 41962 (July 13, 2020) (Final Results). 2 See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and the Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 62865, 62866 (September 13, 2016). 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 145 (Tuesday, July 28, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-010, C-570-011]


Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's 
Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances 
Reviews, and Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Orders in Part

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

SUMMARY: Based on a request from Maodi Solar Technology (Dongguan) Co., 
Ltd., (Maodi Solar), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is 
initiating changed circumstances reviews (CCRs) to consider the 
possible revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (AD) and 
countervailing duty (CVD) orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic 
products (solar products) from the People's Republic of China (China) 
with respect to certain off-grid portable small panels.

DATES: Applicable July 28, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Turlo, 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) 482-3875.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 18, 2015, Commerce published AD and CVD orders on solar 
products from China.\1\ On June 17, 2020, Maodi Solar, an exporter of 
subject merchandise, requested that Commerce conduct CCRs to revoke the 
Orders with respect to certain off-grid portable small panels, pursuant 
to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
and 19 CFR 351.216(b).\2\ On July 13, 2020, SunPower Manufacturing 
Oregon, LLC (the petitioner), a domestic producer of the domestic like 
product, submitted a letter stating that it took no position regarding 
the partial revocation proposed by Maodi Solar.\3\ We received

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no other comments regarding Maodi Solar's request.
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    \1\ See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from 
the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order; and Amended 
Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 8592 (February 18, 2015) (Orders).
    \2\ See Maodi Solar's Letter, ``Certain Crystalline Silicon 
Photovoltaic Products from the People's Republic of China (A-570-
010; C-570-011): Maodi Solar's Request for Changed Circumstances 
Review,'' dated June 17, 2020.
    \3\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic 
Products from the People's Republic of China: Comments on Maodi 
Solar's Request for Changed Circumstances Review,'' dated July 13, 
2020.
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Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by these orders is modules, laminates and/
or panels consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether 
or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including 
building integrated materials. For purposes of these orders, subject 
merchandise includes modules, laminates and/or panels assembled in 
China consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells produced in 
a customs territory other than China.
    Subject merchandise includes modules, laminates and/or panels 
assembled in China consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells 
of thickness equal to or greater than 20 micrometers, having a p/n 
junction formed by any means, whether or not the cell has undergone 
other processing, including, but not limited to, cleaning, etching, 
coating, and/or addition of materials (including, but not limited to, 
metallization and conductor patterns) to collect and forward the 
electricity that is generated by the cell.
    Excluded from the scope of these orders are thin film photovoltaic 
products produced from amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride 
(CdTe), or copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS). Also excluded from 
the scope of these orders are modules, laminates and/or panels 
assembled in China, consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic 
cells, not exceeding 10,000 mm\2\ in surface area, that are permanently 
integrated into a consumer good whose function is other than power 
generation and that consumes the electricity generated by the 
integrated crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells. Where more than one 
module, laminate and/or panel is permanently integrated into a consumer 
good, the surface area for purposes of this exclusion shall be the 
total combined surface area of all modules, laminates and/or panels 
that are integrated into the consumer good.
    Further, also excluded from the scope of these orders are any 
products covered by the existing antidumping and countervailing duty 
orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not 
assembled into modules, laminates and/or panels, from China.\4\
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    \4\ See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not 
Assembled Into Modules, from the People's Republic of China: Amended 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and 
Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73018 (December 7, 2012); see also 
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled 
Into Modules, from the People's Republic of China: Countervailing 
Duty Order, 77 FR 73017 (December 7, 2012).
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    Additionally, excluded from the scope of these orders are solar 
panels that are: (1) Less than 300,000 mm2 in surface area; (2) less 
than 27.1 watts in power; (3) coated across their entire surface with a 
polyurethane doming resin; and (4) joined to a battery charging and 
maintaining unit (which is an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) box 
that incorporates a light emitting diode (LED)) by coated wires that 
include a connector to permit the incorporation of an extension cable. 
The battery charging and maintaining unit utilizes high-frequency 
triangular pulse waveforms designed to maintain and extend the life of 
batteries through the reduction of lead sulfate crystals. The above-
described battery charging and maintaining unit is currently available 
under the registered trademark ``SolarPulse.''
    Merchandise covered by these orders is currently classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030, 8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 
8507.20.8090, 8541.40.6015, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030, 8541.40.6035 
and 8501.31.8000. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of these 
orders is dispositive.\5\
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    \5\ See the Orders.
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Proposed Revocation of the Orders

    Maodi Solar proposes that the Orders be revoked, in part, with 
respect to certain off-grid portable small panels. Specifically, Maodi 
Solar proposes revoking the Orders with respect to the solar panels 
described below:
    (1) Off-grid CSPV panels in rigid form with a glass cover, with the 
following characteristics:
    (A) A total power output of 100 watts or less per panel;
    (B) a maximum surface area of 8,000 cm2 per panel;
    (C) do not include a built-in inverter;
    (D) must include a permanently connected wire that terminates in a 
male barrel connector, or, a two-port rectangular connector with two 
pins in square housings of different colors, or, an Anderson connector;
    (E) must be in individual retail packaging (for purposes of this 
provisions, retail packaging typically includes graphics, the product 
name, its description and/or features, and foam for transport)
    (2) Off-grid CSPV panels in rigid form without a glass cover, with 
the following characteristics:
    (A) A total power output of 100 watts or less per panel;
    (B) a maximum surface area of 8,000 cm2 per panel;
    (C) do not include a built-in inverter;
    (D) each panel is
    1. permanently integrated into a consumer good;
    2. encased in a laminated material without stitching, or
    3. has all of the following characteristics: (i) The panel is 
encased in sewn fabric with visible stitching; (ii) includes a storage 
pocket; and, (iii) includes (a) a wire that terminates in a female USB-
A connector; or, (b) a junction box which includes a female USB-A 
connector.

Initiation of CCRs and Consideration of Revocation of the Orders, in 
Part

    Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Act, Commerce will conduct a CCR 
upon receipt of a request from an interested party \6\ that shows 
changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of an order. In 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(d), Commerce determines that the 
information submitted by Maodi Solar constitutes a sufficient basis to 
conduct CCRs of the Orders.
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    \6\ Maodi Solar reported in its June 17, 2020, request for CCRs 
that it is an exporter of solar panels. As such, Maodi Solar is an 
interested party pursuant to 19 CFR 351.102(b)(29)(i).
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    Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide 
that Commerce may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it 
determines that producers accounting for substantially all of the 
production of the domestic like product have expressed a lack of 
interest in the order, in whole or in part. In addition, in the event 
Commerce determines that expedited action is warranted, 19 CFR 
351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits Commerce to combine the notices of initiation 
and preliminary results. In its administrative practice, Commerce has 
interpreted ``substantially all'' to mean producers accounting for at 
least 85 percent of the total U.S. production of the domestic like 
product covered by the order.\7\
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    \7\ See, e.g., Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic 
of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Order in Part, 77 
FR 42276 (July 18, 2012), unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from 
the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review, and Determination To Revoke Order, in 
Part, 77 FR 53176 (August 31, 2012).
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    The petitioner states that it takes no position with respect to 
Maodi Solar's

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partial revocation request. We interpret the petitioner's statement to 
mean that it does not oppose the partial revocation request. However, 
because the petitioner did not indicate whether it accounts for 
substantially all of the domestic production of solar products, we are 
not combining this notice of initiation with a preliminary 
determination, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii), but will provide 
interested parties with an opportunity to address the issue of domestic 
industry support with respect to this requested partial revocation of 
the Orders, as explained below. After examining comments, if any, 
concerning domestic industry support, we will issue the preliminary 
results of these CCRs.

Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to provide comments and/or factual 
information regarding these CCRs, including comments on industry 
support and the proposed partial revocation language. Comments and 
factual information may be submitted to Commerce no later than ten days 
after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal comments and 
rebuttal factual information may be filed with Commerce no later than 
seven days after the comments and/or factual information are filed.\8\ 
Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements 
for serving documents containing business proprietary information, 
until further notice.\9\ All submissions must be filed electronically 
using Enforcement and Compliance's AD and CVD Centralized Electronic 
Service System (ACCESS).\10\ An electronically filed document must be 
received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time 
on the due dates set forth in this notice.
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    \8\ Submissions of rebuttal factual information must comply with 
19 CFR 351.301(b)(2); see also Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD 
Service Requirements Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 
85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020) (Temporary Rule).
    \9\ See Temporary Rule.
    \10\ See generally 19 CFR 351.303.
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Preliminary and Final Results of the Review

    Commerce intends to publish in the Federal Register a notice of the 
preliminary results of these AD and CVD CCRs in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4) and (c)(3)(i), which will set forth Commerce's 
preliminary factual and legal conclusions. Commerce will issue its 
final results of these CCRs in accordance with the time limits set 
forth in 19 CFR 351.216(e).

Notification to Interested Parties

    This initiation notice is published in accordance with section 
751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1).

    Dated: July 22, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-16326 Filed 7-27-20; 8:45 am]
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