Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Scope Ruling and Notice of Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision, 38675-38676 [2021-15584]

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United States, Court No. 17–00269, sustaining the Department of Commerce (Commerce)’s AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 remand redetermination pertaining to a scope ruling in which Commerce found Fastenal Company Purchasing’s (Fastenal’s) zinc and nylon anchors to be outside the scope of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain steel nails (nails) from the People’s Republic of China (China). Commerce is notifying the public that the CIT’s final judgment is not in harmony with Commerce’s scope ruling, and that Commerce is amending the scope ruling to find that zinc and nylon anchors are not covered by the order. DATES: Applicable July 22, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsie Hohenberger, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2517. Background On October 13, 2017, Commerce found Fastenal’s zinc and nylon anchors, which consist of a zinc, steel, or nylon body component and a steel pin component, to be within the scope of the AD order on nails from China.1 Fastenal appealed Commerce’s Final Scope Ruling. On June 11, 2018, the CIT stayed the case pending a final and conclusive determination from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in OMG.2 In light of the CAFC’s decision, Commerce requested that the CIT remand this matter for further consideration. On November 12, 2020, the CIT remanded the Final Scope Ruling to Commerce.3 In its final remand redetermination, issued in February 2021, Commerce found Fastenal’s zinc and nylon anchors to be outside the scope of the AD order 1 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Certain Steel Nails from the People’s Republic of China: Final Scope Ruling on Fastenal Company Purchasing’s Anchors,’’ dated October 13, 2017 (Final Scope Ruling). 2 See OMG, Inc. v. United States, 972 F.3d 1358 (Fed. Cir. 2020) (OMG). 3 See Fastenal Company Purchasing v. United States, Court No. 17–00269, ECF No. 41 (CIT November 12, 2020). E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 38676 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 138 / Thursday, July 22, 2021 / Notices on nails from China.4 The CIT sustained Commerce’s final redetermination.5 Timken Notice In its decision in Timken,6 as clarified by Diamond Sawblades,7 the CAFC held that, pursuant to section 516A(c) and (e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce must publish a notice of court decision that is not ‘‘in harmony’’ with a Commerce determination and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a ‘‘conclusive’’ court decision. The CIT’s July 12, 2021, judgment constitutes a final decision of the CIT that is not in harmony with Commerce’s Final Scope Ruling. Thus, this notice is published in fulfillment of the publication requirements of Timken. Amended Final Scope Ruling In accordance with the CIT’s July 12, 2021, final judgment, Commerce is amending its Final Scope Ruling and finds that the scope of the AD order on nails from China does not cover the products addressed in the Final Scope Ruling. Liquidation of Suspended Entries Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that, pending any appeals, Fastenal’s zinc and nylon anchors will not be subject to a cash deposit requirement. In the event that the CIT’s final judgment is not appealed or is upheld on appeal, Commerce will instruct CBP to liquidate entries of Fastenal’s zinc and nylon anchors without regard to antidumping duties and to lift suspension of liquidation of such entries. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(c) and (e) of the Act. Dated: July 16, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–15584 Filed 7–21–21; 8:45 am] lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 4 See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Fastenal Company Purchasing v. United States, Court No. 17–00269, ECF No. 41 (CIT November 12, 2020), dated February 9, 2021. 5 See Fastenal Company Purchasing v. United States, Slip Op. 21–85, Court No. 17–00269 (CIT 2021). 6 See Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken). 7 See Diamond Sawblades Manufacturers Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, et. al.; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments This is a decision pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106–36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). On June 24, 2021,the Department of Commerce published a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instruments identified in the docket(s) below are intended to be used, are being manufactured in the United States. See Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 86 FR33223–24, June 24, 2021 (Notice). We received no public comments. Docket Number: 19–018. Applicant: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Physics and Astronomy Department, 136 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Instrument: Tube Furnace, Box furnace, Sic Heater, MoSi2 Heater. Manufacturer: He Nan Nobody Materials Science and Technology, China. Intended Use: According to the applicant, the instrument will be used to study various physical properties in strongly correlated materials such as high-temperature superconductors, topological insulators or multiferroics. New materials will be conducted that have unique electric and magnetic properties using various crystal growth techniques such as flux, solid reaction, or chemical vapor transport. To identify grown materials X-ray diffraction and Laue diffraction will be employed. High-quality crystals will be further investigated with a physical property measurement system and a magnetic property measurement system to obtain their electric and magnetic properties in varying conditions of temperature, electric and magnetic fields. Docket Number: 20–001. Applicant: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Physics and Astronomy Department, 136 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 00854. Instrument: CZekalski furnace (Crystal grower). Manufacturer: Sipat Co., Ltd., China. Intended Use: According to the applicant, the instrument will be used to study the physical properties of oxide and/or metallic materials and various physical phenomena based on strongly correlated materials such as high temperature superconductors, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 topological insulators or multiferroics. Electronic and/or magnetic properties of new oxide and/or metallic materials will be investigated. The growth of new materials will be conducted which have unique electric and magnetic properties using purchased crystal grower. To identify grown materials X-ray diffraction and Laue diffraction will be employed. The magnetic property measurement system obtains its electric and magnetic properties in varying conditions of temperature, electric and magnetic fields. Docket Number: 20–013. Applicant: Fermi Research Alliance, FRA. Instrument: Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS–II) Upper Cold Mass Assemblies and Vacuum Vessels. Manufacturer: Wuxi Creative Technologies Company LTD WXCX, China. Intended Use: According to the applicant, the instrument will be used to study the cryomodules that will be used for scientific research, including the studies of elementary particles. Each assembly is an essential component necessary to build a cryomodule. LCLS– II upgrade includes three types of components (1) vacuum vessels for the 1.2 GHz cryomodules; (2) cold-mass assemblies for the 1.3 GHz; and (3) coldmass assemblies for the cryomodules. These components will also be included in the complete assembly of the LCLS– II cryogenic cooling system, which insulates, provides and refreshes liquified helium gas. LCLS–II is a planned upgrade project for the freeelectron laser facility located at SLAC. LCLS–II will consist of thirty-five (35) 1.3 GHz and two (2) 3.9 GHz superconducting radio frequency (RF) continuous wave (CW) cryomodules that Fermilab and Jefferson Lab are producing in collaboration with SLAC. The LCLS–II will enable new experiments and research in six broad areas: (1) Fundamental dynamics of energy and charge in atoms and molecules; (2) catalysis, photo-catalysis, environmental, and coordination chemistry; (3) quantum materials; (4) non-scale heterogeneity, fluctuations, and dynamics of functional materials; (5) matter in extreme environments; and (6) biological function on natural length and time scales. Dated: July 16, 2021. Richard Herring, Director, Subsidies Enforcement, Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–15581 Filed 7–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-909]


Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Notice 
of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Scope Ruling and Notice of 
Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision

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

SUMMARY: On July 12, 2021, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) 
issued its final judgment in Fastenal Company Purchasing v. United 
States, Court No. 17-00269, sustaining the Department of Commerce 
(Commerce)'s remand redetermination pertaining to a scope ruling in 
which Commerce found Fastenal Company Purchasing's (Fastenal's) zinc 
and nylon anchors to be outside the scope of the antidumping duty (AD) 
order on certain steel nails (nails) from the People's Republic of 
China (China). Commerce is notifying the public that the CIT's final 
judgment is not in harmony with Commerce's scope ruling, and that 
Commerce is amending the scope ruling to find that zinc and nylon 
anchors are not covered by the order.

DATES: Applicable July 22, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsie Hohenberger, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2517.

Background

    On October 13, 2017, Commerce found Fastenal's zinc and nylon 
anchors, which consist of a zinc, steel, or nylon body component and a 
steel pin component, to be within the scope of the AD order on nails 
from China.\1\
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    \1\ See Memorandum, ``Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders 
on Certain Steel Nails from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Scope Ruling on Fastenal Company Purchasing's Anchors,'' dated 
October 13, 2017 (Final Scope Ruling).
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    Fastenal appealed Commerce's Final Scope Ruling. On June 11, 2018, 
the CIT stayed the case pending a final and conclusive determination 
from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in 
OMG.\2\ In light of the CAFC's decision, Commerce requested that the 
CIT remand this matter for further consideration. On November 12, 2020, 
the CIT remanded the Final Scope Ruling to Commerce.\3\
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    \2\ See OMG, Inc. v. United States, 972 F.3d 1358 (Fed. Cir. 
2020) (OMG).
    \3\ See Fastenal Company Purchasing v. United States, Court No. 
17-00269, ECF No. 41 (CIT November 12, 2020).
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    In its final remand redetermination, issued in February 2021, 
Commerce found Fastenal's zinc and nylon anchors to be outside the 
scope of the AD order

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on nails from China.\4\ The CIT sustained Commerce's final 
redetermination.\5\
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    \4\ See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Fastenal 
Company Purchasing v. United States, Court No. 17-00269, ECF No. 41 
(CIT November 12, 2020), dated February 9, 2021.
    \5\ See Fastenal Company Purchasing v. United States, Slip Op. 
21-85, Court No. 17-00269 (CIT 2021).
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Timken Notice

    In its decision in Timken,\6\ as clarified by Diamond Sawblades,\7\ 
the CAFC held that, pursuant to section 516A(c) and (e) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce must publish a notice of 
court decision that is not ``in harmony'' with a Commerce determination 
and must suspend liquidation of entries pending a ``conclusive'' court 
decision. The CIT's July 12, 2021, judgment constitutes a final 
decision of the CIT that is not in harmony with Commerce's Final Scope 
Ruling. Thus, this notice is published in fulfillment of the 
publication requirements of Timken.
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    \6\ See Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 
1990) (Timken).
    \7\ See Diamond Sawblades Manufacturers Coalition v. United 
States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades).
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Amended Final Scope Ruling

    In accordance with the CIT's July 12, 2021, final judgment, 
Commerce is amending its Final Scope Ruling and finds that the scope of 
the AD order on nails from China does not cover the products addressed 
in the Final Scope Ruling.

Liquidation of Suspended Entries

    Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
that, pending any appeals, Fastenal's zinc and nylon anchors will not 
be subject to a cash deposit requirement. In the event that the CIT's 
final judgment is not appealed or is upheld on appeal, Commerce will 
instruct CBP to liquidate entries of Fastenal's zinc and nylon anchors 
without regard to antidumping duties and to lift suspension of 
liquidation of such entries.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
516A(c) and (e) of the Act.

    Dated: July 16, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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