Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 22934-22936 [2021-09071]

Download as PDF 22934 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 82 / Friday, April 30, 2021 / Notices wide entity will not be under review unless a party specifically requests, or Commerce self-initiates, a review of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the China-wide entity, we did not review the entity in this segment of the proceeding. Thus, the China-wide entity’s rate (i.e., 285.63 percent) did not change. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for shipments of the subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the exporters listed above, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, a zero cash deposit rate will be required for that company); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed China and nonChina exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing producer/exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) for all China exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be eligible for a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the China-wide rate of 285.63 percent; and (4) for all nonChina exporters of subject merchandise that have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the China exporter(s) that supplied that non-China exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure We intend to disclose the calculations performed regarding these final results within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 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(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written 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. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these final results of administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Dated: April 26, 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. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination V. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Selection of Mexico as the Primary Surrogate Country Instead of Malaysia Comment 2: Adjusting the Mexican Freight On-Board (FOB) GTA Import Data to a Cost of Insurance and Freight (CIF) Value Comment 3: Use of the Mexican Orbia Financial Statements in the Calculation of Surrogate Value Financial Ratios Comment 4: Use of Alternative Mexican Labor Data Comment 5: Mexican Surrogate Value for Natural Gas Comment 6: Clerical Errors in the Calculation of Preliminary Dumping Margin VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–09075 Filed 4–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Apr 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Administration [A–122–857] Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) to determine whether Chaleur Forest Products LP (CFP LP) and Chaleur Forest Products Inc. (CFP Inc.) are the successors-in-interest (SIIs) to Chaleur Sawmills LP (Chaleur LP) and Fornebu Lumber Co. Inc. (Fornebu Inc.), respectively, in the context of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada. We preliminarily determine that CFP LP and CFP Inc. are the SIIs to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., respectively. DATES: Applicable April 30, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric B. Greynolds, 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) 481–6071. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On January 3, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register an AD order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada.1 On March 11, 2021, CFP LP and CFP Inc. (collectively the Chaleur Companies) requested that, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 19 CFR 351.216, and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3), Commerce conduct a CCR of the Order to confirm that CFP LP and CFP Inc. are the SIIs to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., respectively, and accordingly, to assign them the cash deposit rates of Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc.2 In its submission, the Chaleur Companies state that Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc. undertook name changes to CFP LP and CFP Inc., respectively, but are otherwise unchanged.3 In a March 19, 2021, filing, the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade 1 See Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Antidumping Duty Order and Partial Amended Final Determination, 83 FR 350 (January 3, 2018) (Order). 2 See Chaleur Companies’ Letter, ‘‘Chaleur’s Request for Changed Circumstances Reviews,’’ dated March 11, 2021 (CCR Request). 3 Id. at 2–3. E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 82 / Friday, April 30, 2021 / Notices Investigations or Negotiations (hereinafter referred to as the petitioner) argued that Fornebu Inc. was not eligible to receive a cash deposit rate the differs from the all-others rate that is listed in the Order and, thus, argued that Commerce should refrain from initiating the CCR.4 In a March 29, 2021, filing, the Chaleur Companies argue that Fornebu Inc. is eligible for a CCR and that Commerce should therefore initiate and preliminarily determine that CFP LP and CFP Inc. are the SIIs to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc, respectively.5 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the Order is certain softwood lumber products.6 The products are currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers: 4406.11.0000; 4406.91.0000; 4407.10.01.01; 4407.10.01.02; 4407.10.01.15; 4407.10.01.16; 4407.10.01.17; 4407.10.01.18; 4407.10.01.19; 4407.10.01.20; 4407.10.01.42; 4407.10.01.43; 4407.10.01.44; 4407.10.01.45; 4407.10.01.46; 4407.10.01.47; 4407.10.01.48; 4407.10.01.49; 4407.10.01.52; 4407.10.01.53; 4407.10.01.54; 4407.10.01.55; 4407.10.01.56; 4407.10.01.57; 4407.10.01.58; 4407.10.01.59; 4407.10.01.64; 4407.10.01.65; 4407.10.01.66; 4407.10.01.67; 4407.10.01.68; 4407.10.01.69; 4407.10.01.74; 4407.10.01.75; 4407.10.01.76; 4407.10.01.77; 4407.10.01.82; 4407.10.01.83; 4407.10.01.92; 4407.10.01.93; 4407.11.00.01; 4407.11.00.02; 4407.11.00.42; 4407.11.00.43; 4407.11.00.44; 4407.11.00.45; 4407.11.00.46; 4407.11.00.47; 4407.11.00.48; 4407.11.00.49; 4407.11.00.52; 4407.11.00.53; 4407.12.00.01; 4407.12.00.02; 4407.12.00.17; 4407.12.00.18; 4407.12.00.19; 4407.12.00.20; 4407.12.00.58; 4407.12.00.59; 4407.19.05.00; 4407.19.06.00; 4407.19.10.01; 4407.19.10.02; 4407.19.10.54; 4407.19.10.55; 4407.19.10.56; 4407.19.10.57; 4407.19.10.64; 4407.19.10.65; 4407.19.10.66; 4 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Response to Chaleur’s Request for Changed Circumstances Reviews,’’ dated March 19, 2021 at 2. 5 See Chaleur Companies’ Letter, ‘‘Rebuttal to Petitioner’s Response to Chaleur’s Request for Changed Circumstances Reviews,’’ dated March 29, 2021 at 2. 6 For a complete description of the Order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review: Preliminary Decision Memorandum,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Initiation and Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Apr 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 4407.19.10.67; 4407.19.10.68; 4407.19.10.69; 4407.19.10.74; 4407.19.10.75; 4407.19.10.76; 4407.19.10.77; 4407.19.10.82; 4407.19.10.83; 4407.19.10.92; 4407.19.10.93; 4409.10.05.00; 4409.10.10.20; 4409.10.10.40; 4409.10.10.60; 4409.10.10.80; 4409.10.20.00; 4409.10.90.20; 4409.10.90.40; 4418.50.0010; 4418.50.0030; 4418.50.0050 and 4418.99.10.00. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive. Initiation and Preliminary Results of CCR Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act, Commerce will conduct a CCR upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from, an interested party for a review of an AD order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order. The information submitted by the Chaleur Companies supporting their claim that CFP LP and CFP Inc. are the SIIs to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., respectively, demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant such a review.7 Therefore, in accordance with section 751(b)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(d) and (e), we are initiating a CCR based upon the information contained in Chaleur Companies’ filings. Section 351.221(c)(3)(ii) of Commerce’s regulations permits Commerce to combine the notice of initiation of a CCR and the notice of preliminary results if Commerce concludes that expedited action is warranted.8 In this instance, because the record contains information necessary to make a preliminary finding, we find that expedited action is warranted and have combined the notice of initiation and the notice of preliminary results.9 In this CCR, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Act, Commerce conducted an SII analysis. In making a successor-ininterest determination, Commerce examines several factors, including, but not limited to, changes in the following: (1) Management; (2) production facilities; (3) supplier relationships; and 7 See 19 CFR 351.216(d). 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii); see also Certain Pasta from Italy: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 80 FR 33480, 33480–41 (June 12, 2015) (Pasta from Italy Preliminary Results), unchanged in Certain Pasta from Italy: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 80 FR 48807 (August 14, 2015) (Pasta from Italy Final Results). 9 See, e.g., Pasta from Italy Preliminary Results, 80 FR at 33480–41, unchanged in Pasta from Italy Final Results, 80 FR at 48807. 8 See PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22935 (4) customer base.10 While no single factor or combination of factors will necessarily provide a dispositive indication of a successor-in-interest relationship, generally, Commerce will consider the new company to be the successor to the previous company if the new company’s resulting operation is not materially dissimilar to that of its predecessor.11 Thus, if the record evidence demonstrates that, with respect to the production and sale of the subject merchandise, the new company operates as the same business entity as the predecessor company, Commerce may assign the new company the cash deposit rate of its predecessor.12 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216, we preliminarily determine that CFP LP and CFP Inc. are the SIIs to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., respectively. Record evidence, as submitted by the Chaleur Companies, indicates that CFP LP and CFP Inc. operate as essentially the same business entities as Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., respectively, with respect to the subject merchandise.13 For the complete successor-in-interest analysis, including discussion of business proprietary information, refer to the accompanying Initiation and Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Commerce will issue its final results of the review in accordance with the time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.216(e). Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 30 days 10 See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 81 FR 75376 (October 31, 2016) (Shrimp from India Preliminary Results), unchanged in Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 81 FR 90774 (December 15, 2016) (Shrimp from India Final Results). 11 See, e.g., Shrimp from India Preliminary Results, 81 FR at 75377, unchanged in Shrimp from India Final Results, 81 FR at 90774. 12 Id.; see also Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan, 67 FR 58, 59 (January 2, 2002); Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France: Final Results of ChangedCircumstances Review, 75 FR 34688, 34689 (June 18, 2010); and Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 63 FR 14679 (March 26, 1998), unchanged in Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Korea; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 63 FR 20572 (April 27, 1998), in which Commerce found that a company which only changed its name and did not change its operations is a SII to the company before it changed its name. 13 See CCR Request. E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 22936 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 82 / Friday, April 30, 2021 / Notices after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than seven days after the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d). Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) a statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.14 All comments are to be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS) available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov, and must also be served on interested parties. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the day it is due.15 Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.16 Consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we will issue the final results of this CCR no later than 270 days after the date on which this review was initiated, or within 45 days if all parties agree to our preliminary finding. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b), 351.221(b) and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: April 23, 2021. Ryan Majerus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. [FR Doc. 2021–09071 Filed 4–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Executive Council Meeting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program Office will hold a virtual, organizational meeting of the NIDIS Executive Council on May 4, 2021. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 14 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2). 19 CFR 351.303(b). 16 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 15 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Apr 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. EST to 2:00 p.m. EST. These times and the agenda topics are subject to change. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually. To register, please visit: https://cpaess.ucar.edu/meetings/2021nidis. You must register online to receive the webcast meeting link and audio teleconference information for participation. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veva Deheza, NIDIS Executive Director, David Skaggs Research Center, Room GD102, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305. Phone Number: 303–487–3431; Email: Veva.Deheza@noaa.gov; or visit the NIDIS website at www.drought.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) was established by Public Law 109–430 on December 20, 2006, and reauthorized by Public Law 113–86 on March 6, 2014 and Public Law 115–423 on January 7, 2019 , with a mandate to provide an effective drought early warning system for the United States; coordinate, and integrate as practicable, Federal research in support of a drought early warning system; and build upon existing forecasting and assessment programs and partnerships. See 15 U.S.C. 313d. The Public Law also calls for consultation with ‘‘relevant Federal, regional, State, tribal, and local government agencies, research institutions, and the private sector’’ in the development of NIDIS. 15 U.S.C. 313d(c). The NIDIS Executive Council provides the NIDIS Program Office with an opportunity to engage in individual consultation with senior resource officials from NIDIS’s Federal partners, as well as leaders from state and local government, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector. Status: This meeting will be open to public participation. Individuals interested in attending should register at https://cpaess.ucar.edu/meetings/2021nidis. Please refer to this web page for the most up-to-date meeting times and agenda. Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) NIDIS implementation updates and 2021 priorities, including response to current drought conditions in the Western United States, (2) Executive Council member updates relevant to Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Drought, Water, and Fire, (3) Federal Agency Water and Drought Priorities, Executive Orders, and Legislative Updates, and (4) NIDIS PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Implementation Plan 2021–2025 as well as program growth and emerging issues. Dated: April 21, 2021. David Holst, Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–09080 Filed 4–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KB–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees 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: 0651–0016 (Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees). 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 June 29, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by any of the following methods. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0016 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Parikha Mehta, Patent Examination Policy Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), P.O. Box 1450, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-122-857]


Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Notice of 
Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed 
Circumstances Review

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed 
circumstances review (CCR) to determine whether Chaleur Forest Products 
LP (CFP LP) and Chaleur Forest Products Inc. (CFP Inc.) are the 
successors-in-interest (SIIs) to Chaleur Sawmills LP (Chaleur LP) and 
Fornebu Lumber Co. Inc. (Fornebu Inc.), respectively, in the context of 
the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain softwood lumber products 
from Canada. We preliminarily determine that CFP LP and CFP Inc. are 
the SIIs to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., respectively.

DATES: Applicable April 30, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric B. Greynolds, 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) 481-6071.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 3, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register an 
AD order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada.\1\ On March 
11, 2021, CFP LP and CFP Inc. (collectively the Chaleur Companies) 
requested that, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act), 19 CFR 351.216, and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3), 
Commerce conduct a CCR of the Order to confirm that CFP LP and CFP Inc. 
are the SIIs to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., respectively, and 
accordingly, to assign them the cash deposit rates of Chaleur LP and 
Fornebu Inc.\2\ In its submission, the Chaleur Companies state that 
Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc. undertook name changes to CFP LP and CFP 
Inc., respectively, but are otherwise unchanged.\3\ In a March 19, 
2021, filing, the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International 
Trade

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Investigations or Negotiations (hereinafter referred to as the 
petitioner) argued that Fornebu Inc. was not eligible to receive a cash 
deposit rate the differs from the all-others rate that is listed in the 
Order and, thus, argued that Commerce should refrain from initiating 
the CCR.\4\ In a March 29, 2021, filing, the Chaleur Companies argue 
that Fornebu Inc. is eligible for a CCR and that Commerce should 
therefore initiate and preliminarily determine that CFP LP and CFP Inc. 
are the SIIs to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc, respectively.\5\
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    \1\ See Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: 
Antidumping Duty Order and Partial Amended Final Determination, 83 
FR 350 (January 3, 2018) (Order).
    \2\ See Chaleur Companies' Letter, ``Chaleur's Request for 
Changed Circumstances Reviews,'' dated March 11, 2021 (CCR Request).
    \3\ Id. at 2-3.
    \4\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Response to Chaleur's Request for 
Changed Circumstances Reviews,'' dated March 19, 2021 at 2.
    \5\ See Chaleur Companies' Letter, ``Rebuttal to Petitioner's 
Response to Chaleur's Request for Changed Circumstances Reviews,'' 
dated March 29, 2021 at 2.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the Order is certain softwood lumber 
products.\6\ The products are currently classified under the following 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers: 
4406.11.0000; 4406.91.0000; 4407.10.01.01; 4407.10.01.02; 
4407.10.01.15; 4407.10.01.16; 4407.10.01.17; 4407.10.01.18; 
4407.10.01.19; 4407.10.01.20; 4407.10.01.42; 4407.10.01.43; 
4407.10.01.44; 4407.10.01.45; 4407.10.01.46; 4407.10.01.47; 
4407.10.01.48; 4407.10.01.49; 4407.10.01.52; 4407.10.01.53; 
4407.10.01.54; 4407.10.01.55; 4407.10.01.56; 4407.10.01.57; 
4407.10.01.58; 4407.10.01.59; 4407.10.01.64; 4407.10.01.65; 
4407.10.01.66; 4407.10.01.67; 4407.10.01.68; 4407.10.01.69; 
4407.10.01.74; 4407.10.01.75; 4407.10.01.76; 4407.10.01.77; 
4407.10.01.82; 4407.10.01.83; 4407.10.01.92; 4407.10.01.93; 
4407.11.00.01; 4407.11.00.02; 4407.11.00.42; 4407.11.00.43; 
4407.11.00.44; 4407.11.00.45; 4407.11.00.46; 4407.11.00.47; 
4407.11.00.48; 4407.11.00.49; 4407.11.00.52; 4407.11.00.53; 
4407.12.00.01; 4407.12.00.02; 4407.12.00.17; 4407.12.00.18; 
4407.12.00.19; 4407.12.00.20; 4407.12.00.58; 4407.12.00.59; 
4407.19.05.00; 4407.19.06.00; 4407.19.10.01; 4407.19.10.02; 
4407.19.10.54; 4407.19.10.55; 4407.19.10.56; 4407.19.10.57; 
4407.19.10.64; 4407.19.10.65; 4407.19.10.66; 4407.19.10.67; 
4407.19.10.68; 4407.19.10.69; 4407.19.10.74; 4407.19.10.75; 
4407.19.10.76; 4407.19.10.77; 4407.19.10.82; 4407.19.10.83; 
4407.19.10.92; 4407.19.10.93; 4409.10.05.00; 4409.10.10.20; 
4409.10.10.40; 4409.10.10.60; 4409.10.10.80; 4409.10.20.00; 
4409.10.90.20; 4409.10.90.40; 4418.50.0010; 4418.50.0030; 4418.50.0050 
and 4418.99.10.00. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written product description 
remains dispositive.
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    \6\ For a complete description of the Order, see Memorandum, 
``Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances 
Review: Preliminary Decision Memorandum,'' dated concurrently with 
this notice (Initiation and Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Initiation and Preliminary Results of CCR

    Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act, Commerce will conduct a 
CCR upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from, an 
interested party for a review of an AD order which shows changed 
circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order. The 
information submitted by the Chaleur Companies supporting their claim 
that CFP LP and CFP Inc. are the SIIs to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., 
respectively, demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant 
such a review.\7\ Therefore, in accordance with section 751(b)(1)(A) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(d) and (e), we are initiating a CCR based 
upon the information contained in Chaleur Companies' filings.
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.216(d).
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    Section 351.221(c)(3)(ii) of Commerce's regulations permits 
Commerce to combine the notice of initiation of a CCR and the notice of 
preliminary results if Commerce concludes that expedited action is 
warranted.\8\ In this instance, because the record contains information 
necessary to make a preliminary finding, we find that expedited action 
is warranted and have combined the notice of initiation and the notice 
of preliminary results.\9\ In this CCR, pursuant to section 751(b) of 
the Act, Commerce conducted an SII analysis. In making a successor-in-
interest determination, Commerce examines several factors, including, 
but not limited to, changes in the following: (1) Management; (2) 
production facilities; (3) supplier relationships; and (4) customer 
base.\10\ While no single factor or combination of factors will 
necessarily provide a dispositive indication of a successor-in-interest 
relationship, generally, Commerce will consider the new company to be 
the successor to the previous company if the new company's resulting 
operation is not materially dissimilar to that of its predecessor.\11\ 
Thus, if the record evidence demonstrates that, with respect to the 
production and sale of the subject merchandise, the new company 
operates as the same business entity as the predecessor company, 
Commerce may assign the new company the cash deposit rate of its 
predecessor.\12\
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii); see also Certain Pasta from 
Italy: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review, 80 FR 33480, 33480-41 (June 12, 2015) 
(Pasta from Italy Preliminary Results), unchanged in Certain Pasta 
from Italy: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 80 FR 
48807 (August 14, 2015) (Pasta from Italy Final Results).
    \9\ See, e.g., Pasta from Italy Preliminary Results, 80 FR at 
33480-41, unchanged in Pasta from Italy Final Results, 80 FR at 
48807.
    \10\ See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: 
Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed 
Circumstances Review, 81 FR 75376 (October 31, 2016) (Shrimp from 
India Preliminary Results), unchanged in Certain Frozen Warmwater 
Shrimp from India: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review, 81 FR 90774 (December 15, 2016) 
(Shrimp from India Final Results).
    \11\ See, e.g., Shrimp from India Preliminary Results, 81 FR at 
75377, unchanged in Shrimp from India Final Results, 81 FR at 90774.
    \12\ Id.; see also Notice of Final Results of Changed 
Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: 
Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan, 67 FR 58, 59 (January 2, 2002); 
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France: Final Results of 
Changed-Circumstances Review, 75 FR 34688, 34689 (June 18, 2010); 
and Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea; 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances 
Review, 63 FR 14679 (March 26, 1998), unchanged in Circular Welded 
Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Korea; Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review, 63 FR 20572 (April 27, 1998), in which 
Commerce found that a company which only changed its name and did 
not change its operations is a SII to the company before it changed 
its name.
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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216, we preliminarily determine that 
CFP LP and CFP Inc. are the SIIs to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., 
respectively. Record evidence, as submitted by the Chaleur Companies, 
indicates that CFP LP and CFP Inc. operate as essentially the same 
business entities as Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., respectively, with 
respect to the subject merchandise.\13\ For the complete successor-in-
interest analysis, including discussion of business proprietary 
information, refer to the accompanying Initiation and Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum. Commerce will issue its final results of the 
review in accordance with the time limits set forth in 19 CFR 
351.216(e).
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    \13\ See CCR Request.
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Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), any interested party may request a 
hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice. In accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit case 
briefs not later than 30 days

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after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited 
to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than seven 
days after the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d). 
Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs are encouraged to submit 
with each argument: (1) a statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary 
of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\14\ All comments are 
to be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (ACCESS) available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and must also be served on interested parties. An 
electronically filed document must be received successfully in its 
entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the day it is due.\15\ 
Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements 
for serving documents containing business proprietary information, 
until further notice.\16\
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2).
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.303(b).
    \16\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 
10, 2020).
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    Consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), we will issue the final results 
of this CCR no later than 270 days after the date on which this review 
was initiated, or within 45 days if all parties agree to our 
preliminary finding. This notice is published in accordance with 
sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b), 
351.221(b) and 351.221(c)(3).

    Dated: April 23, 2021.
Ryan Majerus,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations.
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