Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 33660-33662 [2021-13623]

Download as PDF 33660 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 120 / Friday, June 25, 2021 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 8. Amarsagar Seafoods Private Limited 9. Amulya Seafoods 10. Anantha Seafoods Private Limited 11. Anjaneya Seafoods 12. Asvini Agro Exports 13. Ayshwarya Seafood Private Limited 14. B R Traders 15. Baby Marine Eastern Exports 16. Baby Marine Exports 17. Baby Marine International 18. Baby Marine Sarass 19. Baby Marine Ventures 20. Balasore Marine Exports Private Limited 21. BB Estates & Exports Private Limited 22. Bell Exim Private Limited (Bell Foods (Marine Division)) 23. Bell Exim Pvt. Ltd. 24. Bhatsons Aquatic Products 25. Bhavani Seafoods 26. Bijaya Marine Products 27. Blue Fin Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd. 28. Blue Water Foods & Exports P. Ltd. 29. Britto Seafood Exports Pvt Ltd. 30. Canaan Marine Products 31. Capithan Exporting Co. 32. Cargomar Private Limited 33. Chakri Fisheries Private Limited 34. Chemmeens (Regd) 35. Cherukattu Industries (Marine Div) 36. Cochin Frozen Food Exports Pvt. Ltd. 37. Continental Fisheries India Pvt. Ltd. 38. Coreline Exports 39. Corlim Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd. 40. Crystal Sea Foods Private Limited 41. Delsea Exports Pvt. Ltd. 42. Devi Sea Foods Limited 18 43. Empire Industries Limited 44. Entel Food Products Private Limited 45. Esmario Export Enterprises 46. Everblue Sea Foods Private Limited 47. Febin Marine Foods 48. Fouress Food Products Private Limited 49. Frontline Exports Pvt. Ltd. 50. G A Randerian Ltd. 51. Gadre Marine Exports 52. Galaxy Maritech Exports P. Ltd. 53. Geo Aquatic Products (P) Ltd. 54. Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park Private Limited 55. Grandtrust Overseas (P) Ltd. 56. Green House Agro Products 57. GVR Exports Pvt. Ltd. 58. Hari Marine Private Limited 59. Haripriya Marine Export Pvt. Ltd. 60. HIC ABF Special Foods Pvt. Ltd. 61. Hiravati Exports Pvt. Ltd. 18 Shrimp produced and exported by Devi Sea Foods Limited (Devi) was excluded from the order effective February 1, 2009. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission of Review, and Notice of Revocation of Order in Part, 75 FR 41813, 41814 (July 19, 2010). Accordingly, the results of this administrative review apply to Devi only for shrimp produced in India where Devi acted as either the manufacturer or exporter (but not both). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Jun 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 62. Hiravati International Pvt. Ltd. (located at Jawar Naka, Porbandar, Gujarat, 360 575, India) 63. Hiravati Marine Products Private Limited 64. HMG Industries Limited 65. Hyson Logistics and Marine Exports Private Limited 66. Indian Aquatic Products 67. Indo Aquatics 68. Indo Fisheries 69. Indo French Shellfish Company Private Limited 70. International Freezefish Exports 71. Jinny Marine Traders 72. Jiya Packagings 73. Karunya Marine Exports Private Limited 74. Kaushalya Aqua Marine Products Exports Pvt. Ltd. 75. Kay Kay Exports 76. Kings Marine Products 77. Koluthara Exports Ltd. 78. Landauer Ltd. 79. Libran Cold Storages (P) Ltd. 80. Mangala Sea Products 81. Marine Harvest India 82. Megaa Moda Pvt. Ltd. 83. Milsha Agro Exports Private Limited 84. Milsha Sea Products 85. Minaxi Fisheries Private Limited 86. Mindhola Foods LLP 87. MMC Exports Limited 88. MTR Foods 89. N.K. Marine Exports LLP 90. Naik Frozen Foods 91. Naik Oceanic Exports Pvt. Ltd./Rafiq Naik Exports Pvt. Ltd. 92. Naik Seafoods Ltd. 93. Nekkanti Mega Food Park Private Limited 94. Nine Up Frozen Foods 95. Nutrient Marine Foods Limited 96. Oceanic Edibles International Limited 97. Paragon Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd. 98. Paramount Seafoods 99. Parayil Food Products Pvt., Ltd. 100. Pesca Marine Products Pvt., Ltd. 101. Pijikay International Exports P Ltd. 102. Pravesh Seafood Private Limited 103. Premier Exports International 104. Premier Marine Foods 105. Premier Seafoods Exim (P) Ltd. 106. RDR Exports 107. R F Exports 108. RF Exports Private Limited 109. R V R Marine Products Limited 110. Raju Exports 111. Raunaq Ice & Cold Storage 112. Royal Imports and Exports 113. Royal Oceans 114. Rupsha Fish Private Limited 115. S Chanchala Combines Private Limited 116. Sagar Samrat Seafoods 117. Sahada Exports 118. Salet Seafoods Private Limited 119. Samaki Exports Private Limited PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 120. Sasoondock Matsyodyog Sahakari Society Ltd. 121. Seagold Overseas Pvt. Ltd. 122. Shimpo Exports Private Limited 123. Shimpo Seafoods Private Limited 124. Shiva Frozen Food Exp. Pvt. Ltd. 125. Shroff Processed Food & Cold Storage P Ltd. 126. Silver Seafood 127. Sita Marine Exports 128. Sonia Fisheries Private Limited 129. Sri Sakkthi Cold Storage 130. SSF Ltd. 131. Star Agro Marine Exports Private Limited 132. Star Organic Foods Private Limited 133. Stellar Marine Foods Private Limited 134. Sterling Foods 135. Sun Agro Exim 136. Supran Exim Private Limited 137. Suvarna Rekha Exports Private Limited 138. Suvarna Rekha Marines P Ltd. 139. TBR Exports Pvt Ltd. 140. Teekay Marine P. Ltd. 141. The Waterbase Limited 142. Triveni Fisheries P Ltd. 143. U & Company Marine Exports 144. Ulka Sea Foods Private Limited 145. Uniroyal Marine Exports Ltd. 146. Unitriveni Overseas 147. Vasai Frozen Food Co. 148. Veronica Marine Exports Private Limited 149. Victoria Marine & Agro Exports Ltd. 150. Vinner Marine 151. Vitality Aquaculture Pvt. Ltd. 152. VRC Marine Foods LLP 153. Zeal Aqua Limited [FR Doc. 2021–13622 Filed 6–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–122–858] Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review 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 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 120 / Friday, June 25, 2021 / Notices countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain softwood lumber products (softwood lumber) from Canada. We also preliminarily determine that CFP LP and CFP Inc. are the SIIs to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., respectively. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable June 25, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, 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) 482–4793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 On January 3, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a CVD order on softwood lumber 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 Investigations or Negotiations (hereinafter referred to as the petitioner) argued that Fornebu Inc. was not eligible to receive a cash deposit rate that 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 1 See Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 347 (January 3, 2018) (Order). 2 See Chaleur Companies’ Letter, ‘‘Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Chaleur’s Request for Changed Circumstances Reviews,’’ dated March 11, 2021 (CCR Request). 3 Id. at 2–3. 4 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Response to Chaleur’s Response for Changed Circumstances Reviews,’’ dated March 19, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Jun 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc, respectively.5 On April 12, 2021, Commerce issued a deficiency letter to the Chaleur Companies requesting additional information and documentation regarding changes to operations, ownership, and corporate and legal structure during the relevant period.6 On May 3, 2021, the Chaleur Companies submitted an adequate response to the deficiency letter.7 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the Order is certain softwood lumber products.8 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; 5 See Chaleur Companies’ Letter, ‘‘Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Rebuttal to Petitioner’s Response to Chaleur’s Request for Changed Circumstances Reviews,’’ dated March 29, 2021. 6 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review Request: Response to CCR Request from Chaleur Forest Products LP (Chaleur FP LP) and Chaleur Forest Products Inc. (Chaleur FP Inc.) (collectively, the Chaleur Companies),’’ dated April 12, 2021. 7 See Chaleur Companies’ Letter, ‘‘Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Chaleur’s Response to the Department’s Deficiency Letter,’’ dated May 3, 2021 (Deficiency Response). 8 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). PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33661 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. 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 a CVD 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.9 Therefore, in accordance with section 751(b)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(d), we are initiating a CCR based upon the information contained in Chaleur Companies’ filings.10 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.11 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.12 In a CVD CCR, Commerce will make an affirmative successorship finding (i.e., that the respondent company is the 9 See 19 CFR 351.216(d); see also CCR Request and Deficiency Response. 10 See CCR Request and Deficiency Response. 11 See 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii). 12 See, e.g., Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews: Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China, 85 FR 5193 (January 29, 2020), unchanged in Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews, 85 FR 14638 (March 13, 2020) (Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China CCR). E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 33662 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 120 / Friday, June 25, 2021 / Notices same subsidized entity for CVD cash deposit purposes as the predecessor company) where there is no evidence of significant changes in the respondent’s: (1) Operations; (2) ownership; and (3) corporate and legal structure during the relevant period (i.e., the ‘‘look-back window’’) that could have affected the nature and extent of the respondent’s subsidy levels.13 Where Commerce makes an affirmative CVD successorship finding, the successor’s merchandise will be entitled to enter under the predecessor’s cash deposit rate.14 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.15 Specifically, all record information with respect to trading operations, shareholders, and corporate and legal structure demonstrates that CFP LP and CFP Inc. are the same subsidized entity as their predecessors.16 For the complete SII analysis, 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). Should the final results remain the same as these preliminary results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assign entries of subject merchandise exported by CFP LP and CFP Inc. the CVD cash deposit rates applicable to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., effective the date of publication of the final results. Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), and 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 after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 13 See Certain Pasta from Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 74 FR 47225 (September 15, 2009). Here, the relevant period, or ‘‘look-back window,’’ is December 31, 2020 (end of the period of review associated with the most recent opportunity to request an administrative review) through March 11, 2021 (date of the CCR request). 14 See Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China CCR. 15 See Initiation and Preliminary Decision Memorandum; see also CCR Request and Deficiency Response. 16 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Jun 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 later than seven days after the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d). Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs are requested to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.17 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.18 Until further notice, Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information.19 Final Results of the Changed Circumstances Review Consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), Commerce 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 of publication of these preliminary results, if all parties agree to our preliminary finding. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.216(b) and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: June 14, 2021. Ryan Majerus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. [FR Doc. 2021–13623 Filed 6–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserve; Public Meeting; Request for Comments Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting and opportunity to comment. AGENCY: 17 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2). 19 CFR 351.303(b). 19 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 18 See PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. DATES: NOAA will consider all written comments received by Friday, August 13, 2021. A virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 12 p.m. EDT. To participate in the virtual public meeting, registration is required by Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 5 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments on the national estuarine research reserve NOAA intends to evaluate by emailing Susie Holst Rice, Evaluator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management at Susie.Holst@noaa.gov. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for other information about submitting comments. Registration: To register for the virtual public meeting, visit https:// docs.google.com/forms/d/e/ 1FAIpQLSeR67COjWtau7B3zk_nz6WQFOgYmlnhe5-INWDJGpnPaR6lA/ viewform?usp=sf_link. If you have difficulty registering, contact Susie Holst Rice by email at Susie.Holst@ noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susie Holst Rice, Evaluator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management by email at Susie.Holst@noaa.gov or call (603) 862–1205. Copies of the previous evaluation findings, reserve management plan, and reserve site profile may be viewed and downloaded on the internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/ czm/evaluations. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent progress report may be obtained upon request by contacting Susie Holst Rice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved national estuarine research reserves. The process includes one or more public meetings, consideration of written public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. During the evaluation, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state of Florida has met the national objectives, adhered to the Reserve’s management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the CZMA. When the evaluation is completed, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-122-858]


Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Notice of 
Initiation and Preliminary Results of Countervailing 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

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countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain softwood lumber products 
(softwood lumber) from Canada. We also preliminarily determine that CFP 
LP and CFP Inc. are the SIIs to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., 
respectively. Interested parties are invited to comment on these 
preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable June 25, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, 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) 482-4793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 3, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 
CVD order on softwood lumber 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 Investigations or 
Negotiations (hereinafter referred to as the petitioner) argued that 
Fornebu Inc. was not eligible to receive a cash deposit rate that 
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: Amended 
Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 347 (January 3, 2018) (Order).
    \2\ See Chaleur Companies' Letter, ``Certain Softwood Lumber 
Products from Canada: Chaleur's Request for Changed Circumstances 
Reviews,'' dated March 11, 2021 (CCR Request).
    \3\ Id. at 2-3.
    \4\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Certain Softwood Lumber Products 
from Canada: Response to Chaleur's Response for Changed 
Circumstances Reviews,'' dated March 19, 2021.
    \5\ See Chaleur Companies' Letter, ``Certain Softwood Lumber 
Products from Canada: Rebuttal to Petitioner's Response to Chaleur's 
Request for Changed Circumstances Reviews,'' dated March 29, 2021.
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    On April 12, 2021, Commerce issued a deficiency letter to the 
Chaleur Companies requesting additional information and documentation 
regarding changes to operations, ownership, and corporate and legal 
structure during the relevant period.\6\ On May 3, 2021, the Chaleur 
Companies submitted an adequate response to the deficiency letter.\7\
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    \6\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Certain Softwood Lumber Products 
from Canada: Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review 
Request: Response to CCR Request from Chaleur Forest Products LP 
(Chaleur FP LP) and Chaleur Forest Products Inc. (Chaleur FP Inc.) 
(collectively, the Chaleur Companies),'' dated April 12, 2021.
    \7\ See Chaleur Companies' Letter, ``Certain Softwood Lumber 
Products from Canada: Chaleur's Response to the Department's 
Deficiency Letter,'' dated May 3, 2021 (Deficiency Response).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the Order is certain softwood lumber 
products.\8\ 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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    \8\ 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 a CVD 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.\9\ Therefore, in accordance with section 751(b)(1)(A) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(d), we are initiating a CCR based upon the 
information contained in Chaleur Companies' filings.\10\
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.216(d); see also CCR Request and Deficiency 
Response.
    \10\ See CCR Request and Deficiency Response.
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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.\11\ 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.\12\
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii).
    \12\ See, e.g., Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of 
Changed Circumstances Reviews: Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light 
Truck Tires from the People's Republic of China, 85 FR 5193 (January 
29, 2020), unchanged in Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck 
Tires from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Changed 
Circumstances Reviews, 85 FR 14638 (March 13, 2020) (Passenger 
Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China CCR).
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    In a CVD CCR, Commerce will make an affirmative successorship 
finding (i.e., that the respondent company is the

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same subsidized entity for CVD cash deposit purposes as the predecessor 
company) where there is no evidence of significant changes in the 
respondent's: (1) Operations; (2) ownership; and (3) corporate and 
legal structure during the relevant period (i.e., the ``look-back 
window'') that could have affected the nature and extent of the 
respondent's subsidy levels.\13\ Where Commerce makes an affirmative 
CVD successorship finding, the successor's merchandise will be entitled 
to enter under the predecessor's cash deposit rate.\14\
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    \13\ See Certain Pasta from Turkey: Preliminary Results of 
Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 74 FR 47225 
(September 15, 2009). Here, the relevant period, or ``look-back 
window,'' is December 31, 2020 (end of the period of review 
associated with the most recent opportunity to request an 
administrative review) through March 11, 2021 (date of the CCR 
request).
    \14\ See Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China CCR.
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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.\15\ Specifically, all record 
information with respect to trading operations, shareholders, and 
corporate and legal structure demonstrates that CFP LP and CFP Inc. are 
the same subsidized entity as their predecessors.\16\ For the complete 
SII analysis, 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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    \15\ See Initiation and Preliminary Decision Memorandum; see 
also CCR Request and Deficiency Response.
    \16\ Id.
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    Should the final results remain the same as these preliminary 
results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assign 
entries of subject merchandise exported by CFP LP and CFP Inc. the CVD 
cash deposit rates applicable to Chaleur LP and Fornebu Inc., effective 
the date of publication of the final results.

Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), and 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 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 requested to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of 
the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\17\ 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.\18\ Until further notice, Commerce has temporarily 
modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing 
business proprietary information.\19\
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    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2).
    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.303(b).
    \19\ 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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Final Results of the Changed Circumstances Review

    Consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), Commerce 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 of publication of these 
preliminary results, if all parties agree to our preliminary finding.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 
777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.216(b) and 351.221(c)(3).

    Dated: June 14, 2021.
Ryan Majerus,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations.
[FR Doc. 2021-13623 Filed 6-24-21; 8:45 am]
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