Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order, 18942-18943 [2021-07450]

Download as PDF 18942 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Notices written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2021–07448 Filed 4–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–900] Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD order. DATES: Applicable April 12, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Christopher Williams, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5166. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On November 4, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the AD order on diamond sawblades from China.1 On August 3, 2020, the ITC instituted its five-year (sunset) review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On August 4, 2020, Commerce published the initiation of the second sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.3 As a result of its review, Commerce determined, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c) and of the Act, that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the 1 See Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders, 74 FR 57145 (November 4, 2009) (Order). 2 See Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from China; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 85 FR 46719 (August 3, 2020). 3 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 47185 (August 4, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:37 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should this Order be revoked, in accordance with section 752(c)(3) of the Act.4 On April 2, 2021, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.5 Scope of the Order The products covered by the Order are all finished circular sawblades, whether slotted or not, with a working part that is comprised of a diamond segment or segments, and parts thereof, regardless of specification or size, except as specifically excluded below. Within the scope of the Order are semifinished diamond sawblades, including diamond sawblade cores and diamond sawblade segments. Diamond sawblade cores are circular steel plates, whether or not attached to non-steel plates, with slots. Diamond sawblade cores are manufactured principally, but not exclusively, from alloy steel. A diamond sawblade segment consists of a mixture of diamonds (whether natural or synthetic, and regardless of the quantity of diamonds) and metal powders (including, but not limited to, iron, cobalt, nickel, tungsten carbide) that are formed together into a solid shape (from generally, but not limited to, a heating and pressing process). Sawblades with diamonds directly attached to the core with a resin or electroplated bond, which thereby do not contain a diamond segment, are not included within the scope of the Order. Diamond sawblades and/or sawblade cores with a thickness of less than 0.025 inches, or with a thickness greater than 1.1 inches, are excluded from the scope of the Order. Circular steel plates that have a cutting edge of non-diamond material, such as external teeth that protrude from the outer diameter of the plate, whether or not finished, are excluded from the scope of the Order. Diamond sawblade cores with a Rockwell C hardness of less than 25 are excluded from the scope of the Order. Diamond sawblades and/or diamond segment(s) with diamonds that predominantly have a mesh size number greater than 240 (such as 250 or 260) are excluded from the scope of the Order. 4 See Diamond Sawblades from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Second Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 85 FR 78827 (December 7, 2020). 5 See Diamond Sawblades from China Determination, 86 FR 17402 (April 2, 2021). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Merchandise subject to the Order is typically imported under heading 8202.39.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). When packaged together as a set for retail sale with an item that is separately classified under headings 8202 to 8205 of the HTSUS, diamond sawblades or parts thereof may be imported under heading 8206.00.00.00 of the HTSUS. On October 11, 2011, Commerce included the 6804.21.00.00 HTSUS classification number to the customs case reference file, pursuant to a request by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.6 Pursuant to requests by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Commerce included to the customs case reference file the following HTSUS classification numbers: 8202.39.0040 and 8202.39.0070 on January 22, 2015, and 6804.21.0010 and 6804.21.0080 on January 26, 2015.7 The tariff classifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of the Order is dispositive. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of this Order. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of this Order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year (sunset) review of this Order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as the final reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the return, destruction, or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in 6 See Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 76128 (December 6, 2011). 7 See Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2017, 83 FR 64331 (December 14, 2018), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at 3. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Notices accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. Notification to Interested Parties This five-year sunset review and notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: April 6, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–07450 Filed 4–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB007] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Site Characterization Surveys off of Delaware 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 Skipjack Offshore Energy, LLC (Skipjack) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during marine site characterization surveys offshore of Delaware in the area of the Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS–A 0519) and along potential submarine cable routes to a landfall location in Delaware. DATES: This Authorization is effective for a period of one year, from April 5, 2021 through April 4, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Pauline, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the applications khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:37 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained by visiting the internet at: www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ national/marine-mammal-protection/ incidental-take-authorizations-otherenergy-activities-renewable. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 such 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 such takings are set forth. Summary of Request On August 12, 2020, NMFS received a request from Skipjack for an IHA to take marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization surveys offshore of Delaware in the area of the Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS–A 0519) and along potential submarine PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18943 cable routes to a landfall location in Delaware. Revised versions of the application were received on September 21, 2020 and November 5, 2020. The application was deemed adequate and complete on December 12, 2020. Skipjack’s request is for take of a small number of 16 species of marine mammals by Level B harassment only. Neither Skipjack nor NMFS expects serious injury or mortality to result from this activity and, therefore, an IHA is appropriate. NMFS previously issued an IHA to Skipjack for similar work in the same geographic area on December 3, 2019 (84 FR 66156) with effectives dates from November 26, 2019 through November 25, 2020. Skipjack complied with all the requirements (e.g., mitigation, monitoring, and reporting) of the previous IHA and given the similarity in activities and location, relevant information regarding their previous marine mammal monitoring results may be found in the Estimated Take section. Description of the Specified Activity Skipjack plans to conduct marine site characterization surveys, including high-resolution geophysical (HRG) surveys, in the area of OCS–A 0519 (Lease Area) and along potential submarine cable routes to landfall locations in Delaware over approximately 200 days. The purpose of the marine site characterization surveys are to obtain a baseline assessment of seabed (geophysical, geotechnical, and geohazard), ecological, and archeological conditions within the footprint of offshore wind facility development. Underwater sound resulting from Skipjack’s planned activities, specifically certain acoustic sources planned for use during surveys, has the potential to result in incidental take of marine mammals in the form of behavioral harassment (i.e., Level B harassment only). Impulsive sources (e.g., sparker systems) would be utilized for 50 survey days while the nonimpulsive sources (e.g., CHIRP subbottom profilers (SBPs)) would be used for the remaining 150 days. The survey activities planned by Skipjack are described in detail in the notice of proposed IHA (86 FR 11239; February 24, 2021). The HRG survey equipment that may be used by Skipjack are shown in Table 1. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 68 (Monday, April 12, 2021)]
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[Pages 18942-18943]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-900]


Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of 
China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) 
that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on diamond sawblades 
and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People's Republic of 
China (China) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of 
dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United States, 
Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD order.

DATES: Applicable April 12, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  Christopher Williams, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5166.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 4, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
AD order on diamond sawblades from China.\1\ On August 3, 2020, the ITC 
instituted its five-year (sunset) review of the Order, pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On 
August 4, 2020, Commerce published the initiation of the second sunset 
review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.\3\ As a 
result of its review, Commerce determined, pursuant to sections 
751(c)(1) and 752(c) and of the Act, that revocation of the Order would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, 
notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail 
should this Order be revoked, in accordance with section 752(c)(3) of 
the Act.\4\
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    \1\ See Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People's 
Republic of China and the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty 
Orders, 74 FR 57145 (November 4, 2009) (Order).
    \2\ See Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from China; 
Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 85 FR 46719 (August 3, 2020).
    \3\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 47185 
(August 4, 2020).
    \4\ See Diamond Sawblades from the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results of the Second Expedited Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order, 85 FR 78827 (December 7, 2020).
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    On April 2, 2021, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to 
sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the Order 
would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to 
an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable 
time.\5\
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    \5\ See Diamond Sawblades from China Determination, 86 FR 17402 
(April 2, 2021).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the Order are all finished circular 
sawblades, whether slotted or not, with a working part that is 
comprised of a diamond segment or segments, and parts thereof, 
regardless of specification or size, except as specifically excluded 
below. Within the scope of the Order are semifinished diamond 
sawblades, including diamond sawblade cores and diamond sawblade 
segments. Diamond sawblade cores are circular steel plates, whether or 
not attached to non-steel plates, with slots. Diamond sawblade cores 
are manufactured principally, but not exclusively, from alloy steel. A 
diamond sawblade segment consists of a mixture of diamonds (whether 
natural or synthetic, and regardless of the quantity of diamonds) and 
metal powders (including, but not limited to, iron, cobalt, nickel, 
tungsten carbide) that are formed together into a solid shape (from 
generally, but not limited to, a heating and pressing process).
    Sawblades with diamonds directly attached to the core with a resin 
or electroplated bond, which thereby do not contain a diamond segment, 
are not included within the scope of the Order. Diamond sawblades and/
or sawblade cores with a thickness of less than 0.025 inches, or with a 
thickness greater than 1.1 inches, are excluded from the scope of the 
Order. Circular steel plates that have a cutting edge of non-diamond 
material, such as external teeth that protrude from the outer diameter 
of the plate, whether or not finished, are excluded from the scope of 
the Order. Diamond sawblade cores with a Rockwell C hardness of less 
than 25 are excluded from the scope of the Order. Diamond sawblades 
and/or diamond segment(s) with diamonds that predominantly have a mesh 
size number greater than 240 (such as 250 or 260) are excluded from the 
scope of the Order.
    Merchandise subject to the Order is typically imported under 
heading 8202.39.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTSUS). When packaged together as a set for retail sale with an 
item that is separately classified under headings 8202 to 8205 of the 
HTSUS, diamond sawblades or parts thereof may be imported under heading 
8206.00.00.00 of the HTSUS. On October 11, 2011, Commerce included the 
6804.21.00.00 HTSUS classification number to the customs case reference 
file, pursuant to a request by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.\6\ 
Pursuant to requests by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), 
Commerce included to the customs case reference file the following 
HTSUS classification numbers: 8202.39.0040 and 8202.39.0070 on January 
22, 2015, and 6804.21.0010 and 6804.21.0080 on January 26, 2015.\7\
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    \6\ See Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the Republic of 
Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review, 76 FR 76128 (December 6, 2011).
    \7\ See Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2016-2017, 83 FR 64331 (December 14, 2018), and accompanying 
Issues and Decision Memorandum at 3.
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    The tariff classifications are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes; however, the written description of the scope of the Order is 
dispositive.

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that 
revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), 
Commerce hereby orders the continuation of this Order. U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the 
rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject 
merchandise.
    The effective date of the continuation of this Order will be the 
date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year (sunset) 
review of this Order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth 
anniversary of the effective date of continuation.

Administrative Protective Order (APO)

    This notice also serves as the final reminder to parties subject to 
APO of their responsibility concerning the return, destruction, or 
conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in

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accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation 
of the APO which may be subject to sanctions.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This five-year sunset review and notice are in accordance with 
section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: April 6, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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