Melamine From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 13528-13529 [2021-04861]

Download as PDF 13528 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 9, 2021 / Notices III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues VII. Final Results of Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–04862 Filed 3–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–020] Melamine From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on melamine 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 Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable March 9, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Zukowski, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0189. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On December 28, 2015, Commerce issued the AD order on melamine from China.1 On November 3, 2020, Commerce published the Notice of Initiation of the first sunset review of the Order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On November 10, 2020, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from Cornerstone Chemical Company (Cornerstone), a domestic producer of melamine and the petitioner in the underlying investigation, within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 Cornerstone claimed 1 See Melamine from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders, 80 FR 80751 (December 28, 2015) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 69585 (November 3, 2020) (Notice of Initiation). 3 See Cornerstone’s Letter, ‘‘Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review Of Antidumping Duty Order On Melamine from The People’s Republic Of China: Domestic VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Mar 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 domestic interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a manufacturer of a domestic like product in the United States.4 On November 25, 2020, Cornerstone filed its timely substantive response within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).5 Commerce received no substantive responses from any other interested parties with respect to the Order covered by this sunset review, nor was a hearing requested. On December 23, 2020, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission that it did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.6 As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce is conducting an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order. Scope of the Order The scope of the Order covers melamine (Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number 108–78–01, molecular formula C3H6N6).7 Melamine is a crystalline powder or granule typically (but not exclusively) used to manufacture melamine formaldehyde resins. All melamine is covered by the scope of the Order irrespective of purity, particle size, or physical form. Melamine that has been blended with other products is included within this scope when such blends include constituent parts that have been intermingled, but that have not been chemically reacted with each other to produce a different product. For such blends, only the melamine component of the mixture is covered by the scope of the Order. Melamine that is otherwise subject to the Order is not excluded when commingled with melamine from sources not subject to the Order. Only the subject component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of the Order. The subject merchandise is provided for in subheading 2933.61.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading and CAS registry number are provided for convenience Interested Party Notice Of Intent To Participate,’’ dated November 10, 2020. 4 Id. 5 See Cornerstone’s Letter, ‘‘Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review Of Antidumping Duty Order On Melamine from The People’s Republic Of China: Domestic Interested Party Substantive Response,’’ dated November 25, 2020. 6 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Reviews for November 2020,’’ dated December 23, 2020. 7 Melamine is also known as 2,4,6-triaminostriazine; l,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine; Cyanurotriamide; Cyanurotriamine; Cyanuramide; and by various brand names. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.8 The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail if the Order were revoked. 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 https://access.trade.gov. A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weightedaverage margins of up to 363.31 percent. Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a). Timely notification of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notifications to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these final results in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii). 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Melamine from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 9, 2021 / Notices Dated: March 2, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting 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 Comment 1: Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping Comment 2: Magnitude of the Margins Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–04861 Filed 3–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; National Summer Teacher Institute United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651–0077 (National Summer Teacher Institute). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this information collection must be received on or before May 10, 2021. 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Method of Collection Since 2014, the USPTO has conducted a program entitled ‘‘National Summer Teacher Institute on Innovation, STEM, and Intellectual Property.’’ The National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI) is a multi-day professional development training opportunity open to all K–12 teachers nationwide. NSTI is designed to increase teachers’ knowledge of making, inventing, creating, and protecting intellectual property so they can inspire the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. This program accepts applications for participation in the NSTI. Interested individuals must submit an application requesting to participate in the program. In the application, applicants must certify that they are teachers with at least 3 years’ experience; identify STEM related fields they have taught in the last year; identify STEM related fields they plan to teach in the upcoming year; and acknowledge their commitment to incorporate the learnings from the NSTI into their curriculum, where applicable, and cooperate with sharing lessons and outcomes with teachers and the USPTO. The NSTI participants have included teachers in STEM, innovation, entrepreneurship, and related fields who will learn about innovative strategies to help increase student learning and achievement in these fields together with elements of Intellectual Property (IP) and invention education. Outside scientists, engineers, inventors, creators, and entrepreneurs are among Items in this information collection are submitted via online electronic submissions. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0651–0077. Form Numbers: (NSTI = National Summer Teacher Institute) • NSTI 1 (Summer Teacher Institute Application) • NSTI 2 (Summer Teacher Institute Participant Survey) • NSTI 3 (Summer Teacher Institute Webinar/Workshop Survey) Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,000 respondents per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 13,700 responses per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the public from approximately 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 30 minutes (0.5 hours), depending on the complexity of the situation, to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the information to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 2,999 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent (Hourly) Cost Burden: $116,032. E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 44 (Tuesday, March 9, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-020]


Melamine From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 
the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) 
order on melamine 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 Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable March 9, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Zukowski, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0189.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On December 28, 2015, Commerce issued the AD order on melamine from 
China.\1\ On November 3, 2020, Commerce published the Notice of 
Initiation of the first sunset review of the Order pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On November 
10, 2020, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from 
Cornerstone Chemical Company (Cornerstone), a domestic producer of 
melamine and the petitioner in the underlying investigation, within the 
deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ Cornerstone claimed 
domestic interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as 
a manufacturer of a domestic like product in the United States.\4\ On 
November 25, 2020, Cornerstone filed its timely substantive response 
within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\5\ 
Commerce received no substantive responses from any other interested 
parties with respect to the Order covered by this sunset review, nor 
was a hearing requested. On December 23, 2020, Commerce notified the 
U.S. International Trade Commission that it did not receive an adequate 
substantive response from respondent interested parties.\6\ As a 
result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce is conducting an expedited (120-day) 
sunset review of the Order.
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    \1\ See Melamine from the People's Republic of China: 
Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders, 80 FR 80751 
(December 28, 2015) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 69585 
(November 3, 2020) (Notice of Initiation).
    \3\ See Cornerstone's Letter, ``Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review Of 
Antidumping Duty Order On Melamine from The People's Republic Of 
China: Domestic Interested Party Notice Of Intent To Participate,'' 
dated November 10, 2020.
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ See Cornerstone's Letter, ``Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review Of 
Antidumping Duty Order On Melamine from The People's Republic Of 
China: Domestic Interested Party Substantive Response,'' dated 
November 25, 2020.
    \6\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Sunset Reviews for November 2020,'' 
dated December 23, 2020.
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Scope of the Order

    The scope of the Order covers melamine (Chemical Abstracts Service 
(CAS) registry number 108-78-01, molecular formula C3H6N6).\7\ Melamine 
is a crystalline powder or granule typically (but not exclusively) used 
to manufacture melamine formaldehyde resins. All melamine is covered by 
the scope of the Order irrespective of purity, particle size, or 
physical form. Melamine that has been blended with other products is 
included within this scope when such blends include constituent parts 
that have been intermingled, but that have not been chemically reacted 
with each other to produce a different product. For such blends, only 
the melamine component of the mixture is covered by the scope of the 
Order. Melamine that is otherwise subject to the Order is not excluded 
when commingled with melamine from sources not subject to the Order. 
Only the subject component of such commingled products is covered by 
the scope of the Order.
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    \7\ Melamine is also known as 2,4,6-triamino-striazine; l,3,5-
Triazine-2,4,6-triamine; Cyanurotriamide; Cyanurotriamine; 
Cyanuramide; and by various brand names.
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    The subject merchandise is provided for in subheading 2933.61.0000 
of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). 
Although the HTSUS subheading and CAS registry number are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope 
is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.\8\ The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of 
dumping and the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail 
if the Order were revoked. 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 
https://access.trade.gov. A list of topics discussed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice. In 
addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. 
The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Melamine 
from the People's Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with, and 
hereby adopted by, this notice.
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Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, 
Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would be likely to 
lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude 
of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weighted-average 
margins of up to 363.31 percent.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a). Timely notification of the 
destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective 
orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and 
terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.

Notifications to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these final results in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.221(c)(5)(ii).


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    Dated: March 2, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting 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
    Comment 1: Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping
    Comment 2: Magnitude of the Margins Likely to Prevail
VII. Final Results of Sunset Review
VIII. Recommendation

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