Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From Italy: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 53637-53639 [2021-21042]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices from the Government of Brazil (GOB), but we did not receive a substantive response from any other interested party in this proceeding.4 On July 22, 2021, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission that it did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties and that Commerce would conduct an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the order on CRS from Brazil, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2).5 The final results of the expedited sunset review are currently due September 29, 2021. Postponement of Expedited Sunset Review Section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act provides that Commerce may issue, without further investigation, a final determination based on the facts available, in accordance with section 776 of the Act within 120 days after the initiation of the review if interested parties provide inadequate responses. However, if Commerce determines that the review is extraordinarily complicated, section 751(c)(5)(B) of the Act allows Commerce to extend the time period for making its determination by not more than 90 days. Commerce has determined that this CVD sunset review is extraordinarily complicated pursuant to sections 751(c)(5)(C)(i) and (ii) of the Act. Specifically, due to the number and complexity of the alleged countervailable subsidy programs being reviewed, in addition to the numerous arguments made by parties in their substantive responses, it is not practicable to complete the determination of this CVD sunset review within the original time limit (i.e., by September 29, 2021). Therefore, in accordance with section 751(c)(5)(B) of the Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline of the determination in this sunset review to no later than 210 days after the day on which this sunset review was initiated, i.e., December 28, 2021. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(c)(5)(B) and (C) of the Act. 4 See GOB’s Letter, ‘‘Initial Comments,’’ dated August 31, 2021; see also Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Rejection of Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated August 25, 2021; and Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Extension for Resubmission of Comments on the Initiation,’’ dated August 27, 2021. We note that the GOB had timely submitted its response on June 30, 2021 but failed to identify and properly bracket certain proprietary information. Therefore, after notifying the GOB of the deficiency, we provided the GOB additional time to refile its response. 5 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Reviews Initiated on June 1, 2021,’’ dated July 22, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dated: September 22, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–21041 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–475–833] Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From Italy: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain corrosion-resistant steel products (corrosion-resistant steel) from Italy would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailing subsidies at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable September 28, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Scully, 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) 482–0572. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 25, 2016, Commerce published in the Federal Register the CVD order on corrosion-resistant steel from Italy.1 On June 1, 2021, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On June 14 and 16, 2021, Commerce received timely filed notices of intent to participate from Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc., Nucor Corporation, Steel Dynamics Inc., California Steel Industries, and U.S. Steel Corporation (collectively, the domestic interested parties), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 The domestic 1 See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India, Italy, Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 48387 (July 25, 2016) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 29239 (June 1, 2021) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Five Year (‘Sunset’) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from Italy: Notice of Intent to Participate in Sunset PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53637 interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as producers of the domestic like product in the United States. On July 1, 2021, Commerce received an adequate substantive response from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 We received no substantive responses from any other interested party, including the Government of Italy, nor was a hearing requested. On July 22, 2021, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission that it did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.5 As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B)–(C), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order. Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain corrosion-resistant steel products. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see Appendix I. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum,6 which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum are listed in Appendix II. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed Review,’’ dated June 14, 2021; see also Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Five Year (‘Sunset’) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from Italy: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated June 16, 2021; Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate in the First Five-Year Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from Italy,’’ dated June 16, 2021; and Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from Italy: Notice of Intent to Participate in Sunset Review,’’ dated June 16, 2021. 4 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Domestic Industry Substantive Response,’’ dated July 1, 2021. 5 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Reviews Initiated on June 1, 2021,’’ dated July 22, 2021. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from Italy,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 53638 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the rates listed below. Net subsidy rate (percent) Exporter/producer Acciaieria Arvedi S.p.A., Finarvedi S.p.A., Arvedi Tubi Acciaio S.p.A., Euro-Trade S.p.A., and Siderurgica Triestina Srl., (collectively, the Arvedi Group) 7 ....................... Marcegaglia S.p.A. and Marfin S.p.A., (collectively, the Marcegaglia Group) 8 .............. Ilva S.p.A .................................... All Others .................................... 0.48 0.07 38.51 13.02 Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice serves as the only reminder to interested parties subject to an APO of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 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 and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: September 22, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain flat-rolled steel products, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosion-resistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, 7 Because the net subsidy rate was de minimis for Acciaieria Arvedi S.p.A., Finarvedi S.p.A., Arvedi Tubi Acciaio S.p.A., Euro-Trade S.p.A., and Siderurgica Triestina Srl., merchandise both produced and exported by Acciaieria Arvedi S.p.A., Finarvedi S.p.A., Arvedi Tubi Acciaio S.p.A., EuroTrade S.p.A., and Siderurgica Triestina Srl. is excluded from the Order. 8 Because the net subsidy rate was de minimis for Marcegaglia S.p.A. and Marfin S.p.A., merchandise both produced and exported by Marcegaglia S.p.A. and Marfin S.p.A. is excluded from the Order. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 aluminum-, nickel- or iron-based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished, laminated, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating. The products covered include coils that have a width of 12.7 mm or greater, regardless of form of coil (e.g., in successively superimposed layers, spirally oscillating, etc.). The products covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness less than 4.75 mm and a width that is 12.7 mm or greater and that measures at least 10 times the thickness. The products covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and a width exceeding 150 mm and measuring at least twice the thickness. The products described above may be rectangular, square, circular, or other shape and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular cross-section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’ (e.g., products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges). For purposes of the width and thickness requirements referenced above: (1) Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions set forth above, and (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product (e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular crosssection, the width of certain products with non-rectangular shape, etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies. Steel products included in the scope of this order are products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: • 2.50 percent of manganese, or • 3.30 percent of silicon, or • 1.50 percent of copper, or • 1.50 percent of aluminum, or • 1.25 percent of chromium, or • 0.30 percent of cobalt, or • 0.40 percent of lead, or • 2.00 percent of nickel, or • 0.30 percent of tungsten (also called wolfram), or • 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or • 0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or • 0.30 percent of vanadium, or • 0.30 percent of zirconium Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this scope regardless of levels of boron and titanium. For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (IF)) steels and high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. Furthermore, this scope also includes Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) and Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS), both of which are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels. Subject merchandise also includes corrosion-resistant steel that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to annealing, tempering painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching and/ or slitting or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the Order if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope corrosion resistant steel. All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted element levels listed above, are within the scope of this order unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/or specifically excluded from the scope of this order: • Flat-rolled steel products either plated or coated with tin, lead, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (‘‘terne plate’’), or both chromium and chromium oxides (‘‘tin free steel’’), whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating; • Clad products in straight lengths of 4.7625 mm or more in composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness; and • Certain clad stainless flat-rolled products, which are three-layered corrosionresistant flat-rolled steel products less than 4.75 mm in composite thickness that consist of a flat-rolled steel product clad on both sides with stainless steel in a 20%-60%-20% ratio. The products subject to the Order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7210.30.0030, 7210.30.0060, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0091, 7210.49.0095, 7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7212.60.0000, 7210.49.0040, and 7210.49.0045. The products subject to the Order may also enter under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7210.90.1000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.3000, 7215.90.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.30.1530, 7217.30.1560, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.91.0000, 7225.92.0000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.99.0110, 7226.99.0130, 7226.99.0180, 7228.60.6000, 7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the Order is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable Subsidy 2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Rate Likely to Prevail 3. Nature of the Subsidies VII. Final Results of Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–21042 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Aleutian Islands Pollock Fishery Requirements 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 June 8, 2021 (86 FR 30443), during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Title: Aleutian Islands Pollock Fishery Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0648–0513. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 1. Average Hours per Response: 16 hrs. Total Annual Burden Hours: 16 hrs. Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Regional Office, is requesting renewal of a currently approved information collection that contains the requirements for the annual participant letter for the Aleutian Islands pollock fishery. Amendment 82 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) established a framework for the management of the Aleutian Islands subarea (AI) directed pollock fishery. The Aleut Corporation receives an annual AI pollock allocation for the purpose of economic development in Adak, Alaska. The Aleut Corporation is identified in Public Law 108–199 as a business incorporated pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). Regulations implementing the FMP appear at 50 CFR part 679. The Aleut Corporation’s AI pollock fishery is set up so that harvesting pollock in the AI directed pollock fishery and processing pollock taken in the AI directed pollock fishery are authorized only for those harvesters and processors that are selected by The Aleut Corporation and approved by the NMFS Regional Administrator. Each year and at least 14 days before harvesting pollock or processing pollock in the AI directed pollock fishery, The Aleut Corporation must submit its selections to NMFS. The information submitted by The Aleut Corporation consists of the names of the harvesting vessels and processors it has selected, the Federal fisheries permit numbers or Federal processor permit numbers of the participants, and the fishing year for which approval is requested. On approval, NMFS sends The Aleut Corporation a letter that includes a list of the approved participants. A copy of this letter must be retained on board each participating vessel and on site each shoreside processor at all times. This information collection is necessary for NMFS to obtain the list of vessels and processors selected by The Aleut Corporation to harvest and process its annual AI pollock allocation. The Aleut Corporation is required by Federal regulations at 50 CFR 679.4(m)(2) to provide its selected harvesters and processors to NMFS for approval. Without this information, NMFS would not know the participants selected by The Aleut Corporation and harvest rates could not be determined, which may result in allocations being exceeded. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Legal Authority: Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004; MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53639 Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0648–0513. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–20991 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Commercial Fisheries Authorization Under Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. SUMMARY: 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 June 8, 2021 (86 FR 30442) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. Title: Application for Commercial Fisheries Authorization under Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. OMB Control Number: 0648–0293. Form Number(s): None. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 28, 2021)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-475-833]


Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From Italy: Final 
Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty 
Order

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of 
the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain corrosion-resistant 
steel products (corrosion-resistant steel) from Italy would be likely 
to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailing subsidies at 
the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section 
of this notice.

DATES: Applicable September 28, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Scully, 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) 482-0572.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 25, 2016, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
CVD order on corrosion-resistant steel from Italy.\1\ On June 1, 2021, 
Commerce published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review 
of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).\2\ On June 14 and 16, 2021, Commerce received timely 
filed notices of intent to participate from Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc., 
Nucor Corporation, Steel Dynamics Inc., California Steel Industries, 
and U.S. Steel Corporation (collectively, the domestic interested 
parties), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ 
The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under 
section 771(9)(C) of the Act as producers of the domestic like product 
in the United States.
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    \1\ See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India, 
Italy, Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China: 
Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 48387 (July 25, 2016) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 29239 
(June 1, 2021) (Initiation Notice).
    \3\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Five Year 
(`Sunset') Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Corrosion-
Resistant Steel Products from Italy: Notice of Intent to Participate 
in Sunset Review,'' dated June 14, 2021; see also Domestic 
Interested Parties' Letter, ``Five Year (`Sunset') Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from 
Italy: Notice of Intent to Participate,'' dated June 16, 2021; 
Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Notice of Intent to 
Participate in the First Five-Year Review of the Countervailing Duty 
Order on Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from Italy,'' dated June 
16, 2021; and Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Certain 
Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from Italy: Notice of Intent to 
Participate in Sunset Review,'' dated June 16, 2021.
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    On July 1, 2021, Commerce received an adequate substantive response 
from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline 
specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\4\ We received no substantive 
responses from any other interested party, including the Government of 
Italy, nor was a hearing requested. On July 22, 2021, Commerce notified 
the U.S. International Trade Commission that it did not receive an 
adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.\5\ As 
a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B)-(C), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) 
sunset review of the Order.
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    \4\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Domestic Industry 
Substantive Response,'' dated July 1, 2021.
    \5\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Sunset Reviews Initiated on June 1, 
2021,'' dated July 22, 2021.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are certain corrosion-resistant 
steel products. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, 
see Appendix I.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum,\6\ which is hereby adopted 
by this notice. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are listed in Appendix II. The Issues and Decision 
Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete 
version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed

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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel 
Products from Italy,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted 
by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, Commerce 
determines that revocation of the Order would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the rates 
listed below.
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    \7\ Because the net subsidy rate was de minimis for Acciaieria 
Arvedi S.p.A., Finarvedi S.p.A., Arvedi Tubi Acciaio S.p.A., Euro-
Trade S.p.A., and Siderurgica Triestina Srl., merchandise both 
produced and exported by Acciaieria Arvedi S.p.A., Finarvedi S.p.A., 
Arvedi Tubi Acciaio S.p.A., Euro-Trade S.p.A., and Siderurgica 
Triestina Srl. is excluded from the Order.
    \8\ Because the net subsidy rate was de minimis for Marcegaglia 
S.p.A. and Marfin S.p.A., merchandise both produced and exported by 
Marcegaglia S.p.A. and Marfin S.p.A. is excluded from the Order.

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                                                                  Net
                                                                subsidy
                      Exporter/producer                          rate
                                                               (percent)
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Acciaieria Arvedi S.p.A., Finarvedi S.p.A., Arvedi Tubi             0.48
 Acciaio S.p.A., Euro-Trade S.p.A., and Siderurgica
 Triestina Srl., (collectively, the Arvedi Group) \7\.......
Marcegaglia S.p.A. and Marfin S.p.A., (collectively, the            0.07
 Marcegaglia Group) \8\.....................................
Ilva S.p.A..................................................       38.51
All Others..................................................       13.02
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Administrative Protective Order (APO)

    This notice serves as the only reminder to interested parties 
subject to an APO of their responsibility concerning the return or 
destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 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 and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.218.

    Dated: September 22, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are certain flat-rolled steel 
products, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosion-resistant 
metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickel- or iron-
based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished, 
laminated, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances 
in addition to the metallic coating. The products covered include 
coils that have a width of 12.7 mm or greater, regardless of form of 
coil (e.g., in successively superimposed layers, spirally 
oscillating, etc.). The products covered also include products not 
in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness less than 4.75 
mm and a width that is 12.7 mm or greater and that measures at least 
10 times the thickness. The products covered also include products 
not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness of 4.75 mm 
or more and a width exceeding 150 mm and measuring at least twice 
the thickness. The products described above may be rectangular, 
square, circular, or other shape and include products of either 
rectangular or non-rectangular cross-section where such cross-
section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., 
products which have been ``worked after rolling'' (e.g., products 
which have been beveled or rounded at the edges). For purposes of 
the width and thickness requirements referenced above:
    (1) Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is 
within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual 
measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions 
set forth above, and
    (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product 
(e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular cross-
section, the width of certain products with non-rectangular shape, 
etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies.
    Steel products included in the scope of this order are products 
in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other 
contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by 
weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the 
quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:

 2.50 percent of manganese, or
 3.30 percent of silicon, or
 1.50 percent of copper, or
 1.50 percent of aluminum, or
 1.25 percent of chromium, or
 0.30 percent of cobalt, or
 0.40 percent of lead, or
 2.00 percent of nickel, or
 0.30 percent of tungsten (also called wolfram), or
 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or
 0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or
 0.30 percent of vanadium, or
 0.30 percent of zirconium

    Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this 
scope regardless of levels of boron and titanium.
    For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum 
degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-
free (IF)) steels and high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels. IF 
steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying 
levels of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added to 
stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized 
as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, 
copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum.
    Furthermore, this scope also includes Advanced High Strength 
Steels (AHSS) and Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS), both of which 
are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels.
    Subject merchandise also includes corrosion-resistant steel that 
has been further processed in a third country, including but not 
limited to annealing, tempering painting, varnishing, trimming, 
cutting, punching and/or slitting or any other processing that would 
not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the Order if 
performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope corrosion 
resistant steel.
    All products that meet the written physical description, and in 
which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted 
element levels listed above, are within the scope of this order 
unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of 
and/or specifically excluded from the scope of this order:
     Flat-rolled steel products either plated or coated with 
tin, lead, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (``terne 
plate''), or both chromium and chromium oxides (``tin free steel''), 
whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other 
non-metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating;
     Clad products in straight lengths of 4.7625 mm or more 
in composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and 
measures at least twice the thickness; and
     Certain clad stainless flat-rolled products, which are 
three-layered corrosion-resistant flat-rolled steel products less 
than 4.75 mm in composite thickness that consist of a flat-rolled 
steel product clad on both sides with stainless steel in a 20%-60%-
20% ratio.
    The products subject to the Order are currently classified in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
item numbers: 7210.30.0030, 7210.30.0060, 7210.41.0000, 
7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0091, 7210.49.0095, 7210.61.0000, 
7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 
7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 7212.30.1030, 
7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 
7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7212.60.0000, 7210.49.0040, and 
7210.49.0045.
    The products subject to the Order may also enter under the 
following HTSUS item numbers: 7210.90.1000, 7215.90.1000, 
7215.90.3000, 7215.90.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.30.1530, 
7217.30.1560, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 
7217.90.5090, 7225.91.0000, 7225.92.0000, 7225.99.0090, 
7226.99.0110, 7226.99.0130, 7226.99.0180, 7228.60.6000, 
7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000.
    The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the 
Order is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary

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II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. History of the Order
V. Legal Framework
VI. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable 
Subsidy
    2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Rate Likely to Prevail
    3. Nature of the Subsidies
VII. Final Results of Review
VIII. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2021-21042 Filed 9-27-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P