Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 45577-45578 [2020-16426]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 146 / Wednesday, July 29, 2020 / Notices and thorough analysis in these investigations.4 For the reasons stated above, and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determinations no later than October 6, 2020. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations in these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: July 22, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–16427 Filed 7–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–943] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable July 29, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moses Song or Natasia Harrison, AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; AGENCY: 4 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jul 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 telephone: (202) 482–7885 or (202) 482– 1240, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 1, 2020, Commerce published a notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the AD order on OCTG from China, pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On April 14, 2020, and April 16, 2020, Commerce received notices of intent to participate in this review from Maverick Tube Corporation (Maverick), Tenaris Bay City, Inc. (Tenaris), IPSCO Tubulars, Inc. (IPSCO), BENTELER Steel/Tube Manufacturing Corp. (BENTELER), United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel), Welded Tube USA Inc. (Welded Tube), and Vallourec Star, L.P. (Vallourec) (collectively, domestic interested parties) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).2 The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as manufacturers of a domestic like product in the United States. On May 1, 2020, Commerce received a complete substantive response from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).3 We received no substantive responses from any respondent interested party, nor was a hearing requested. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the AD order on OCTG from China. Scope of the Order This AD order covers OCTG. The Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice, 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 18189 (April 1, 2020). 2 See Maverick, Tenaris, and IPSCO’s Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate in Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated April 14, 2020; see also U.S. Steel’s Letter, ‘‘Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Oil Country Tubular Goods from China: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated April 16, 2020; Vallourec and Welded Tube’s Letter, ‘‘Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China, Second Sunset Review: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated April 16, 2020; and BENTELER’s Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate in Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated April 16, 2020. 3 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China: Substantive Response of the Domestic Industry to Commerce’s Notice of Initiation of FiveYear (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews,’’ dated May 1, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45577 provides a full description of the scope of the order.4 The Issues and 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 Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Analysis of Comments Received In the Issues and Decision Memorandum, we have addressed all issues that parties raised in this review. The issues include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation and the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail if Commerce revoked the AD order. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the AD order on OCTG from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail would be up to 99.14 percent. Notification to Interested Parties This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People’s Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 45578 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 146 / Wednesday, July 29, 2020 / Notices Dated: July 22, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. This authorization is effective from July 23, 2020 to July 22, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Fowler, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the application and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained online at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–16426 Filed 7–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA240] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Site Characterization Surveys Off the Coast of Massachusetts National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Mayflower Wind Energy LLC (Mayflower) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during site characterization surveys off the coast of Massachusetts in the area of the Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS–A 0521) and along a potential submarine cable route to landfall at Falmouth, Massachusetts. SUMMARY: Background The MMPA prohibits the ‘‘take’’ of marine mammals, with certain exceptions. Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce (as delegated to NMFS) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed incidental take authorization may be provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for taking for subsistence uses (where relevant). Further, NMFS must prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other ‘‘means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact’’ on the affected species or stocks and their habitat, paying particular attention to rookeries, mating grounds, and areas of similar significance, and on the availability of the species or stocks for taking for certain subsistence uses (referred to in shorthand as ‘‘mitigation’’); and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of the takings are set forth. Summary of Request On January 17, 2020, NMFS received a request from Mayflower for an IHA to take marine mammals incidental to site characterization surveys in the area of the Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS–A 0521; Lease Area) and a submarine export cable route connecting the Lease Area to landfall in Falmouth, Massachusetts. A revised application was received on April 9, 2020. NMFS deemed that request to be adequate and complete. Mayflower’s request is for take of a small number of 14 species of marine mammals by Level B harassment only. Neither Mayflower nor NMFS expects serious injury or mortality to result from this activity and, therefore, an IHA is appropriate. Description of the Specified Activity Mayflower plans to conduct marine site characterization surveys, including high-resolution geophysical (HRG) and geotechnical surveys, in the area of Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf #OCS–A 0521 (Lease Area), located approximately 60 kilometers (km) south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and along a potential submarine cable route to landfall at Falmouth, Massachusetts. The purpose of the planned surveys is to acquire geotechnical and HRG data on the bathymetry, seafloor morphology, subsurface geology, environmental/ biological sites, seafloor obstructions, soil conditions, and locations of any man-made, historical, or archaeological resources within the Lease Area and export cable route to support development of offshore wind energy facilities. Up to three survey vessels may operate concurrently as part of the surveys, but the three vessels will spend no more than a combined total of 215 days at sea. Surveys are expected to occur over a three-month period, beginning upon issuance of the IHA. Underwater sound resulting from Mayflower’s site characterization surveys has the potential to result in incidental take of marine mammals in the form of behavioral harassment. The HRG survey activities planned by Mayflower are described in detail in the notice of proposed IHA (85 FR 31856; May 27, 2020). The HRG equipment planned for use is shown in Table 1. TABLE 1—SUMMARY OF HRG SURVEY EQUIPMENT PLANNED FOR USE BY MAYFLOWER Operating frequency range (kHz) HRG equipment category Specific HRG equipment Sparker ............... Geomarine Geo-Spark 800 J system. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jul 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Source level (dB rms) 0.25 to 5 ............. Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Beamwidth (degrees) 203 E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 180 29JYN1 Typical pulse duration (ms) 3.4 Pulse repetition rate (Hz) 2

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 146 (Wednesday, July 29, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-943]


Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Expedited Second Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce 
(Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on 
certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the People's Republic of 
China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset 
Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable July 29, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moses Song or Natasia Harrison, AD/CVD 
Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-7885 
or (202) 482-1240, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On April 1, 2020, Commerce published a notice of initiation of the 
second sunset review of the AD order on OCTG from China, pursuant to 
section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ 
On April 14, 2020, and April 16, 2020, Commerce received notices of 
intent to participate in this review from Maverick Tube Corporation 
(Maverick), Tenaris Bay City, Inc. (Tenaris), IPSCO Tubulars, Inc. 
(IPSCO), BENTELER Steel/Tube Manufacturing Corp. (BENTELER), United 
States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel), Welded Tube USA Inc. (Welded 
Tube), and Vallourec Star, L.P. (Vallourec) (collectively, domestic 
interested parties) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i).\2\ The domestic interested parties claimed interested 
party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as manufacturers of a 
domestic like product in the United States.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 18189 
(April 1, 2020).
    \2\ See Maverick, Tenaris, and IPSCO's Letter, ``Notice of 
Intent to Participate in Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Orders on Oil Country Tubular Goods from the 
People's Republic of China,'' dated April 14, 2020; see also U.S. 
Steel's Letter, ``Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Orders on Oil Country Tubular Goods from China: 
Notice of Intent to Participate,'' dated April 16, 2020; Vallourec 
and Welded Tube's Letter, ``Oil Country Tubular Goods from the 
People's Republic of China, Second Sunset Review: Notice of Intent 
to Participate,'' dated April 16, 2020; and BENTELER's Letter, 
``Notice of Intent to Participate in Second Sunset Reviews of the 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Oil Country Tubular 
Goods from the People's Republic of China,'' dated April 16, 2020.
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    On May 1, 2020, Commerce received a complete substantive response 
from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline 
specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\3\ We received no substantive 
responses from any respondent interested party, nor was a hearing 
requested. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-
day) sunset review of the AD order on OCTG from China.
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    \3\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Oil Country 
Tubular Goods from the People's Republic of China: Substantive 
Response of the Domestic Industry to Commerce's Notice of Initiation 
of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews,'' dated May 1, 2020.
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Scope of the Order

    This AD order covers OCTG. The Issues and Decision Memorandum, 
which is hereby adopted by this notice, provides a full description of 
the scope of the order.\4\
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Expedited Second Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the 
People's Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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    The Issues and 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 Decision Memorandum can be accessed 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Analysis of Comments Received

    In the Issues and Decision Memorandum, we have addressed all issues 
that parties raised in this review. The issues include the likelihood 
of continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation and 
the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail if Commerce 
revoked the AD order.

Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(3) of the Act, we 
determine that revocation of the AD order on OCTG from China would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the 
magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail would be up to 
99.14 percent.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is 
subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing these results and 
notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.218.


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    Dated: July 22, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. History of the Order
V. Legal Framework
VI. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping
    2. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely to Prevail
VII. Final Results of Sunset Review
VIII. Recommendation

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