Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 34720-34721 [2021-13978]

Download as PDF 34720 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 30, 2021 / Notices those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs.21 If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be determined.22 Parties should confirm the date and time of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their entirety by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised by parties in their comments, within 120 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results. (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on welded line pipe from the Republic of Korea (Korea) and the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, net countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of these AD and CVD orders. DATES: Applicable June 30, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amaris Wade, Office II, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3874. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notification to Interested Parties This administrative review and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213 and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Background On December 1, 2015, Commerce published the AD orders on welded line pipe from Korea and Turkey,1 and the CVD order on welded line pipe from Turkey.2 On November 2, 2020, the ITC instituted,3 and on November 3, 2020, Commerce initiated,4 the first five-year (sunset) reviews of the AD Orders and the CVD Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, Commerce determined that revocation of the AD Orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and revocation of the CVD Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies. Therefore, Commerce notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping and the net subsidy rates likely to prevail should the AD Orders and the CVD Order be revoked.5 On June 24, 2021, the ITC published its determinations, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that Dated: June 17, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary, for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Review IV. Non-Selected Rate V. Scope of the Order VI. Subsidies Valuation Information VII. Analysis of Programs VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–13990 Filed 6–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–876, A–489–822, C–489–823] Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 21 Id. 22 See 19 CFR 351.310. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jun 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 1 See Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders, 80 FR 75056 (December 1, 2015) (AD Orders). 2 See Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 75054 (December 1, 2015) (CVD Order). 3 See Welded Line Pipe From Korea and Turkey; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 85 FR 69354 (November 2, 2020). 4 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 69585 (November 3, 2020). 5 See Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 86 FR 12172 (March 2, 2021), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM); see also Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 86 FR 13526 (March 9, 2021), and accompanying IDM. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 revocation of the AD Orders and the CVD Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.6 Scope of the Orders The scope of these orders is circular welded carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines (welded line pipe), not more than 24 inches in nominal outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, end finish, or stenciling. Welded line pipe is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 5L, but can be produced to comparable foreign specifications, to proprietary grades, or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above, including multiple-stenciled pipe with an API or comparable foreign specification line pipe stencil is covered by the scope of these orders. The welded line pipe that is subject to these orders is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.5000, 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, and 7306.19.5150. The subject merchandise may also enter in HTSUS 7305.11.1060 and 7305.12.1060. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the AD Orders and the CVD Order would likely lead to a continuation or a recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, 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 the AD Orders and the CVD Order. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CVD 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 the AD Orders and the CVD Order 6 See Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey USITC Inv. Nos. 701–TA–525 and 731–TA– 1260–1261 (Review), 86 FR 33356 (June 24, 2021); see also Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey USITC Inv. Nos. 701–TA–525 and 731–TA– 1260–1261 (Review), USITC Pub. 5202 (June 2021). E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 30, 2021 / Notices 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 review of the AD Orders and the CVD Order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return/destruction or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in 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 These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance with sections 751(c) and (d)(2) of the Act and published in accordance with section 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: June 24, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–13978 Filed 6–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Coral Reef Conservation Program The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on March 22, 2021 (86 FR 15204) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jun 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Title: Coral Reef Conservation Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–0448. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (Revision and extension of current information collection). Number of Respondents: 65. Average Hours per Response: Matching funds waiver request: 2 hours; Reviewer Comments: 3 hours; SemiAnnual Progress Reports: 10 hours. Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,437 hours. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 6401 et seq.) was enacted on December 14, 2000, to preserve, sustain and restore the condition of coral reef ecosystems; to promote the wise management and sustainable use of coral reef ecosystems to benefit local communities and the Nation; to develop sound scientific information on the condition of coral reef ecosystems and the threats to such ecosystems; to assist in the preservation of coral reefs by supporting conservation programs, including projects that involve affected local communities and non-governmental organizations; to provide financial resources for those programs and projects; and to establish a formal mechanism for the collecting and allocating of monetary donations from the private sector to be used for coral reef conservation projects. Under section 6403 of the Act, the Secretary, through the NOAA Administrator (Administrator) and subject to the availability of funds, is authorized to provide matching grants of financial assistance for coral reef conservation projects. Section 408(c) of the Act authorizes at least $8,000,000 annually for financial assistance projects under the Program. Collection activities for this program are outlined below and include: 1. Applicant creation and submission of requests for waivers of the non-Federal matching funds requirement; 2. Review of project proposals by Federal Agencies and non-Federal entities with jurisdiction or management authority over coral reef ecosystems in the area where the project is to be conducted; and 3. Revision of performance reporting methods to include a standard program-specific template and tracking report. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34721 As per section 6403(b) of the Act, NOAA will require that Federal funds for any coral conservation financial assistance project may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost. However, the Administrator may waive all or part of the matching requirement if the Administrator determines that no reasonable means are available through which an applicant can meet the matching requirement and the probable benefit of the project outweighs the public interest in the matching requirement. The suitability for a waiver is determined after the applicant has submitted a written request with the application package and provided the proper justification. As per section 6403(f) of the Act, NOAA will review eligible coral reef conservation proposals using an external governmental review and merit-based peer review. As part of this review, NOAA will request and consider written comments on the proposal from each Federal agency, state government, or other government jurisdiction, including the relevant regional Fishery Management Councils established under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), or any National Marine Sanctuary, with jurisdiction or management authority over coral reef ecosystems in the area where the project is to be conducted. Pursuant to this requirement of the Act, NOAA will apply the following standard in requesting comments: (A) Proposals for projects in state or territorial waters, including Federal marine protected areas in such waters (e.g., National Marine Sanctuaries), will be submitted to that state or territorial government’s designated U.S. Coral Reef Task Force point of contact for comment; (B) proposals for projects in Federal waters will be submitted to the relevant Fishery Management Council for comment; (C) proposals for projects which require Federal permits will be submitted to the Federal agency which issued the permit for comment; (D) proposals for projects in Federal marine protected areas managed by Federal agencies (e.g., National Wildlife Refuges, National Parks, National Marine Sanctuaries, etc.) will be submitted to the respective Federal management authority for comment; and (E) NOAA will seek comments from other government entities, authorities, and/or jurisdictions, including international entities for projects proposed outside of U.S. waters, as necessary based on the nature and scope of the proposed project. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 123 (Wednesday, June 30, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34720-34721]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-13978]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-876, A-489-822, C-489-823]


Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea and the Republic of 
Turkey: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders

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 International Trade Commission (ITC) that 
revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) 
orders on welded line pipe from the Republic of Korea (Korea) and the 
Republic of Turkey (Turkey) would likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping, net countervailable subsidies, and material 
injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a 
notice of continuation of these AD and CVD orders.

DATES: Applicable June 30, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amaris Wade, Office II, AD/CVD 
Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3874.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 1, 2015, Commerce published the AD orders on welded 
line pipe from Korea and Turkey,\1\ and the CVD order on welded line 
pipe from Turkey.\2\ On November 2, 2020, the ITC instituted,\3\ and on 
November 3, 2020, Commerce initiated,\4\ the first five-year (sunset) 
reviews of the AD Orders and the CVD Order, pursuant to section 751(c) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its 
reviews, Commerce determined that revocation of the AD Orders would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and revocation 
of the CVD Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence 
of countervailable subsidies. Therefore, Commerce notified the ITC of 
the magnitude of the margins of dumping and the net subsidy rates 
likely to prevail should the AD Orders and the CVD Order be revoked.\5\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ See Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea and the 
Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders, 80 FR 75056 (December 
1, 2015) (AD Orders).
    \2\ See Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: 
Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 75054 (December 1, 2015) (CVD 
Order).
    \3\ See Welded Line Pipe From Korea and Turkey; Institution of 
Five-Year Reviews, 85 FR 69354 (November 2, 2020).
    \4\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 69585 
(November 3, 2020).
    \5\ See Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea and the 
Republic of Turkey: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset 
Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 86 FR 12172 (March 2, 2021), 
and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM); see also 
Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of the 
Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 86 
FR 13526 (March 9, 2021), and accompanying IDM.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    On June 24, 2021, the ITC published its determinations, pursuant to 
sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the AD Orders 
and the CVD Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of 
material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 
foreseeable time.\6\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \6\ See Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey USITC 
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-525 and 731-TA-1260-1261 (Review), 86 FR 33356 
(June 24, 2021); see also Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and 
Turkey USITC Inv. Nos. 701-TA-525 and 731-TA-1260-1261 (Review), 
USITC Pub. 5202 (June 2021).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Scope of the Orders

    The scope of these orders is circular welded carbon and alloy steel 
(other than stainless steel) pipe of a kind used for oil or gas 
pipelines (welded line pipe), not more than 24 inches in nominal 
outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, 
end finish, or stenciling. Welded line pipe is normally produced to the 
American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 5L, but can be 
produced to comparable foreign specifications, to proprietary grades, 
or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical 
description set forth above, including multiple-stenciled pipe with an 
API or comparable foreign specification line pipe stencil is covered by 
the scope of these orders.
    The welded line pipe that is subject to these orders is currently 
classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) under subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 
7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.5000, 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 
7306.19.5110, and 7306.19.5150. The subject merchandise may also enter 
in HTSUS 7305.11.1060 and 7305.12.1060. While the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the scope of these orders is dispositive.

Continuation of the Orders

    As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that 
revocation of the AD Orders and the CVD Order would likely lead to a 
continuation or a recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, 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 the AD Orders and the CVD Order. U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CVD 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 the AD Orders and the CVD 
Order

[[Page 34721]]

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 review 
of the AD Orders and the CVD Order not later than 30 days prior to the 
fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return/destruction or conversion to judicial protective 
order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in 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

    These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with sections 751(c) and (d)(2) of the Act and published in accordance 
with section 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: June 24, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2021-13978 Filed 6-29-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P