Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019, 67909-67911 [2021-26050]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 30, 2021 / Notices in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: November 23, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology V. Normal Value VI. Currency Conversion VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–26019 Filed 11–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–913, C–821–834] Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable November 30, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Litwin (Republic of Korea (Korea)) and Theodore Pearson (Russian Federation (Russia)), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6002 and (202) 482–2631, respectively. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Nov 29, 2021 Jkt 256001 Background On October 26, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Korea and Russia.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than December 30, 2021. Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner 2 makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On November 15, 2021, the petitioners submitted timely requests that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determinations.3 The petitioners stated that they request postponement because ‘‘{t}he current deadline is not realistic for several reasons, including, most importantly, the fact that Commerce has not yet received any questionnaire responses.’’ 4 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioners have stated the reasons 1 See Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 86 FR 60210 (November 1, 2021) (Initiation Notice). 2 The petitioners are Bomsan Mannesmann Pipe U.S., Inc.; PTC Liberty Tubulars LLC; U.S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc.; the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO, CLC; and Welded Tube USA, Inc. 3 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Republic of Korea: Request to Extend the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated November 15, 2021; see also Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Russian Federation: Request to Extend the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated November 15, 2021. 4 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67909 for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later than 130 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated, i.e., March 7, 2022.5 Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: November 23, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2021–26025 Filed 11–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–872] Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of finished carbon steel flanges (steel flanges) from India during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable November 30, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moses Song or Natasia Harrison, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–7885 or (202) 482–1240, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 5 Postponing the preliminary determination to 130 days after initiation would place the deadline on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Commerce’s practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 67910 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 30, 2021 / Notices Background On September 7, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review in the Federal Register.1 Although we invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results,2 we received no comments. Accordingly, no decision memorandum accompanies this Federal Register notice. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the scope is steel flanges. For a complete description of the scope, see Appendix I. Companies Not Selected for Individual Review For the companies not selected for individual examination, because the rates calculated for (Norma) and R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd. (RNG) are above de minimis and not based entirely on facts available, we applied a subsidy rate based on a weighted-average of the subsidy rates calculated for Norma and RNG using publicly ranged sales data submitted by the respondents.3 This is consistent with the methodology that we would use in an investigation to establish the all-others rate, pursuant to section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Final Results of Administrative Review Although we received no comments from interested parties, we revised the net countervailable subsidy rate for Norma, based on the additional information obtained after Preliminary Results, with regard to one particular subsidy program.4 No other changes were made to the Preliminary Results. We determine the following net countervailable subsidy rate for the 1 See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019, 86 FR 50032 (September 7, 2021) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 Id. at 50033. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Final Results Calculation of Subsidy Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. 4 Shortly after the Preliminary Results, we requested additional information to clarify the POR benefit amount that one of Norma’s cross-owned entities received concerning the Electricity Duty Exemption Under the State Government of Uttar Pradesh Investment Promotion Scheme/ Infrastructure and Industrial Investment Policy program. We received a timely response from Norma on September 22, 2021, prior to the deadline to submit case briefs (i.e., October 7, 2021) stipulated in the Preliminary Results. Based on the information we received, we revised Norma’s ad valorem subsidy rate of the program at issue. See Memorandum, ‘‘Final Results Calculations for Norma (India) Ltd., USK Exports Private Limited, UMA Shanker Khandelwal & Co., and Bansidhar Chiranjilal,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Nov 29, 2021 Jkt 256001 Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to an Subsidy rate administrative protective order (APO) of Company (percent ad their responsibility concerning the valorem) disposition of proprietary information Norma (India) Ltd.5 ............... 5.32 disclosed under APO in accordance R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd ........... 5.51 with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely Companies Not Selected for written notification of the return or Individual Examination 6 .... 5.44 destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order, Disclosure is hereby requested. Failure to comply Commerce intends to disclose the with the regulations and terms of an calculations performed for these final APO is a sanctionable violation. results of review within five days of the Notification to Interested Parties date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 The final results are issued and CFR 351.224(b). published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Assessment Rates period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019: Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review, for the companies listed above at the applicable ad valorem assessment rates listed. We intend to issue assessment instructions to CBP 35 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of publication). Cash Deposit Requirements In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, we also intend to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown above for the abovelisted companies with regard to shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of these final results of this administrative review. For all nonreviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-specific or allothers rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, effective upon publication of these final results, shall remain in effect until further notice. 5 In this administrative review, Commerce found the following companies to be cross-owned with Norma (India) Ltd.: USK Export Private Limited; Uma Shanker Khandelwal and Co.; and Bansidhar Chiranjilal. See Preliminary Results PDM at 6; this finding is unchanged in these final results. This rate applies to all cross-owned companies. 6 See Appendix II. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 23, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Appendix I Scope of the Order The scope of the order covers finished carbon steel flanges. Finished carbon steel flanges differ from unfinished carbon steel flanges (also known as carbon steel flange forgings) in that they have undergone further processing after forging, including, but not limited to, beveling, bore threading, center or step boring, face machining, taper boring, machining ends or surfaces, drilling bolt holes, and/or deburring or shot blasting. Any one of these post-forging processes suffices to render the forging into a finished carbon steel flange for purposes of this review. However, mere heat treatment of a carbon steel flange forging (without any other further processing after forging) does not render the forging into a finished carbon steel flange for purposes of this order. While these finished carbon steel flanges are generally manufactured to specification ASME B16.5 or ASME B16.47 series A or series B, the scope is not limited to flanges produced under those specifications. All types of finished carbon steel flanges are included in the scope regardless of pipe size (which may or may not be expressed in inches of nominal pipe size), pressure class (usually, but not necessarily, expressed in pounds of pressure, e.g., 150, 300, 400, 600, 900, 1500, 2500, etc.), type of face (e.g., flat face, full face, raised face, etc.), configuration (e.g., weld neck, slip on, socket weld, lap joint, threaded, etc.), wall thickness (usually, but not necessarily, expressed in inches), normalization, or whether or not heat treated. These carbon steel flanges either meet or exceed the requirements of the ASTM A105, ASTM A694, ASTM A181, ASTM A350 and ASTM A707 standards (or comparable foreign specifications). The scope includes any flanges produced to the above-referenced ASTM standards as currently stated or as may be amended. The term ‘‘carbon steel’’ under this scope is steel in which: (a) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements: (b) The carbon E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 30, 2021 / Notices content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (c) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, as indicated: (i) 0.87 percent of aluminum; (ii) 0.0105 percent of boron; (iii) 10.10 percent of chromium; (iv) 1.55 percent of columbium; (v) 3.10 percent of copper; (vi) 0.38 percent of lead; (vii) 3.04 percent of manganese; (viii) 2.05 percent of molybdenum; (ix) 20.15 percent of nickel; (x) 1.55 percent of niobium; (xi) 0.20 percent of nitrogen; (xii) 0.21 percent of phosphorus; (xiii) 3.10 percent of silicon; (xiv) 0.21 percent of sulfur; (xv) 1.05 percent of titanium; (xvi) 4.06 percent of tungsten; (xvii) 0.53 percent of vanadium; or (xviii) 0.015 percent of zirconium. Finished carbon steel flanges are currently classified under subheadings 7307.91.5010 and 7307.91.5050 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). They may also be entered under HTSUS subheadings 7307.91.5030 and 7307.91.5070. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Appendix II Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination 1. Adinath International 2. Aditya Forge Limited 3. Allena Group 4. Alloyed Steel 5. Balkrishna Steel Forge Pvt. Ltd. 6. Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited 7. C.D. Industries 8. CHW Forge 9. CHW Forge Pvt. Ltd. 10. Citizen Metal Depot 11. Corum Flange 12. DN Forge Industries 13. Echjay Forgings Limited 14. Falcon Valves and Flanges Private Limited 15. Heubach International 16. Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd. 17. Jai Auto Pvt. Ltd. 18. Kinnari Steel Corporation 19. Mascot Metal Manufacturers 20. M F Rings and Bearing Races Ltd. 21. Munish Forge Private Limited 22. OM Exports 23. Punjab Steel Works 24. Raaj Sagar Steels 25. Ravi Ratan Metal Industries 26. R. D. Forge 27. Rolex Fittings India Pvt. Ltd. 28. Rollwell Forge Engineering Components and Flanges 29. Rollwell Forge Pvt. Ltd. 30. SHM (ShinHeung Machinery) 31. Siddhagiri Metal & Tubes 32. Sizer India 33. Steel Shape India 34. Sudhir Forgings Pvt. Ltd. 35. Tirupati Forge Pvt. Ltd. 36. Umashanker Khandelwal Forging Limited [FR Doc. 2021–26050 Filed 11–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Nov 29, 2021 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–831] 67911 questionnaire to Roots Farm, and Roots Farm’s failure to timely respond, Commerce indicated its intent to preliminarily rescind review of Harmoni, and selected Shunchang as the only respondent subject to individual examination.4 Fresh Garlic From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results, Preliminary Rescission, and Final Rescission, In Part, of the 26th Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020 Scope of the Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting the 26th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of review (POR) for the administrative review is November 1, 2019, through October 31, 2020. Commerce preliminarily determines that the only mandatory respondent for which a request for review remains, Jining Shunchang Import & Export Co., Ltd. (Shunchang), failed to establish its eligibility for a separate rate and therefore is part of the China-wide entity. We also preliminarily find that the review request made by The Roots Farm Inc. (Roots Farm) was not valid, and accordingly, because it was the sole remaining request for the other mandatory respondent, Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co., Ltd. (Harmoni), we have preliminarily rescinded the review with respect to Harmoni. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable November 30, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Ayala or Charles DeFilippo, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3945 or (202) 482–3979. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Partial Rescission of Administrative Review AGENCY: Background On January 6, 2021, Commerce initiated the twenty-sixth administrative review of antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from China 1 with respect to eighteen companies.2 Commerce initially selected Harmoni for individual examination.3 After issuing a standing 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China, 59 FR 59209 (November 16, 1994) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 86 FR 511, 515 (January 6, 2021) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Selection of Respondents for Individual Examination,’’ dated April 12, 2021. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The products subject to the Order are all grades of garlic, whole or separated into constituent cloves. Fresh garlic that are subject to the Order are currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 0703.20.0000, 0703.20.0005, 0703.20.0010, 0703.20.0015, 0703.20.0020, 0703.20.0090, 0710.80.7060, 0710.80.9750, 0711.90.6000, 0711.90.6500, 2005.90.9500, 2005.90.9700, and 2005.99.9700. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive. For a full description of the scope of this Order, please see the ‘‘Scope of the Order’’ section in the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum, hereby adopted by this notice.5 On March 23, 2021, all review requests were timely withdrawn for fifteen companies.6 Commerce is, therefore, partially rescinding this administrative review with respect to the companies listed in Appendix I, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Preliminary Rescission of Administrative Review As discussed in the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Commerce has preliminarily determined that the review request from Roots Farm was invalid ab initio, and is preliminarily rescinding the 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Intent to Preliminarily Rescind, in Part,’’ dated July 6, 2021. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results, Preliminary Rescission, and Final Rescission, In Part, of the 2019–2020 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 6 See Best Buy Letter, ‘‘Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China—Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated February 17, 2021; see also Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘26th Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China—Petitioners’ Partial Withdrawal of Review Request,’’ dated March 23, 2021; and Harmoni’s Letter, ‘‘Harmoni Withdrawal of Review Request: Twenty-Sixth Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China (A–570–831),’’ dated March 26, 2021. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-872]


Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Final Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that 
countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters 
of finished carbon steel flanges (steel flanges) from India during the 
period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.

DATES: Applicable November 30, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moses Song or Natasia Harrison, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-7885 or (202) 482-1240, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Background

    On September 7, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of 
this administrative review in the Federal Register.\1\ Although we 
invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results,\2\ we 
received no comments. Accordingly, no decision memorandum accompanies 
this Federal Register notice.
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    \1\ See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Preliminary 
Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019, 86 FR 
50032 (September 7, 2021) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM).
    \2\ Id. at 50033.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the scope is steel flanges. For a 
complete description of the scope, see Appendix I.

Companies Not Selected for Individual Review

    For the companies not selected for individual examination, because 
the rates calculated for (Norma) and R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd. (RNG) are 
above de minimis and not based entirely on facts available, we applied 
a subsidy rate based on a weighted-average of the subsidy rates 
calculated for Norma and RNG using publicly ranged sales data submitted 
by the respondents.\3\ This is consistent with the methodology that we 
would use in an investigation to establish the all-others rate, 
pursuant to section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act).
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Final Results Calculation of Subsidy Rate 
for Non-Selected Companies Under Review,'' dated concurrently with 
this notice.
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Final Results of Administrative Review

    Although we received no comments from interested parties, we 
revised the net countervailable subsidy rate for Norma, based on the 
additional information obtained after Preliminary Results, with regard 
to one particular subsidy program.\4\ No other changes were made to the 
Preliminary Results.
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    \4\ Shortly after the Preliminary Results, we requested 
additional information to clarify the POR benefit amount that one of 
Norma's cross-owned entities received concerning the Electricity 
Duty Exemption Under the State Government of Uttar Pradesh 
Investment Promotion Scheme/Infrastructure and Industrial Investment 
Policy program. We received a timely response from Norma on 
September 22, 2021, prior to the deadline to submit case briefs 
(i.e., October 7, 2021) stipulated in the Preliminary Results. Based 
on the information we received, we revised Norma's ad valorem 
subsidy rate of the program at issue. See Memorandum, ``Final 
Results Calculations for Norma (India) Ltd., USK Exports Private 
Limited, UMA Shanker Khandelwal & Co., and Bansidhar Chiranjilal,'' 
dated concurrently with this notice.
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    We determine the following net countervailable subsidy rate for the 
period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019:
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    \5\ In this administrative review, Commerce found the following 
companies to be cross-owned with Norma (India) Ltd.: USK Export 
Private Limited; Uma Shanker Khandelwal and Co.; and Bansidhar 
Chiranjilal. See Preliminary Results PDM at 6; this finding is 
unchanged in these final results. This rate applies to all cross-
owned companies.
    \6\ See Appendix II.

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                         Company                            (percent ad
                                                             valorem)
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Norma (India) Ltd.\5\...................................            5.32
R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd....................................            5.51
Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination \6\...            5.44
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Disclosure

    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed for these 
final results of review within five days of the date of publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b).

Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), Commerce will determine, and U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties 
on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with 
the final results of this review, for the companies listed above at the 
applicable ad valorem assessment rates listed. We intend to issue 
assessment instructions to CBP 35 days after the date of publication of 
these final results of review. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. 
Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct 
CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to 
file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 
days of publication).

Cash Deposit Requirements

    In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, we also intend to 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties in the amounts shown above for the above-listed companies with 
regard to shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of these 
final results of this administrative review. For all non-reviewed 
firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits of 
estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-specific or 
all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash 
deposit requirements, effective upon publication of these final 
results, shall remain in effect until further notice.

Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to 
an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    The final results are issued and published in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: November 23, 2021.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.

Appendix I

Scope of the Order

    The scope of the order covers finished carbon steel flanges. 
Finished carbon steel flanges differ from unfinished carbon steel 
flanges (also known as carbon steel flange forgings) in that they 
have undergone further processing after forging, including, but not 
limited to, beveling, bore threading, center or step boring, face 
machining, taper boring, machining ends or surfaces, drilling bolt 
holes, and/or deburring or shot blasting. Any one of these post-
forging processes suffices to render the forging into a finished 
carbon steel flange for purposes of this review. However, mere heat 
treatment of a carbon steel flange forging (without any other 
further processing after forging) does not render the forging into a 
finished carbon steel flange for purposes of this order.
    While these finished carbon steel flanges are generally 
manufactured to specification ASME B16.5 or ASME B16.47 series A or 
series B, the scope is not limited to flanges produced under those 
specifications. All types of finished carbon steel flanges are 
included in the scope regardless of pipe size (which may or may not 
be expressed in inches of nominal pipe size), pressure class 
(usually, but not necessarily, expressed in pounds of pressure, 
e.g., 150, 300, 400, 600, 900, 1500, 2500, etc.), type of face 
(e.g., flat face, full face, raised face, etc.), configuration 
(e.g., weld neck, slip on, socket weld, lap joint, threaded, etc.), 
wall thickness (usually, but not necessarily, expressed in inches), 
normalization, or whether or not heat treated. These carbon steel 
flanges either meet or exceed the requirements of the ASTM A105, 
ASTM A694, ASTM A181, ASTM A350 and ASTM A707 standards (or 
comparable foreign specifications). The scope includes any flanges 
produced to the above-referenced ASTM standards as currently stated 
or as may be amended. The term ``carbon steel'' under this scope is 
steel in which: (a) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the 
other contained elements: (b) The carbon

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content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (c) none of the 
elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, as indicated:

(i) 0.87 percent of aluminum;
(ii) 0.0105 percent of boron;
(iii) 10.10 percent of chromium;
(iv) 1.55 percent of columbium;
(v) 3.10 percent of copper;
(vi) 0.38 percent of lead;
(vii) 3.04 percent of manganese;
(viii) 2.05 percent of molybdenum;
(ix) 20.15 percent of nickel;
(x) 1.55 percent of niobium;
(xi) 0.20 percent of nitrogen;
(xii) 0.21 percent of phosphorus;
(xiii) 3.10 percent of silicon;
(xiv) 0.21 percent of sulfur;
(xv) 1.05 percent of titanium;
(xvi) 4.06 percent of tungsten;
(xvii) 0.53 percent of vanadium; or
(xviii) 0.015 percent of zirconium.

    Finished carbon steel flanges are currently classified under 
subheadings 7307.91.5010 and 7307.91.5050 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). They may also be entered 
under HTSUS subheadings 7307.91.5030 and 7307.91.5070. The HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the 
written description of the scope is dispositive.

Appendix II

Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination

1. Adinath International
2. Aditya Forge Limited
3. Allena Group
4. Alloyed Steel
5. Balkrishna Steel Forge Pvt. Ltd.
6. Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited
7. C.D. Industries
8. CHW Forge
9. CHW Forge Pvt. Ltd.
10. Citizen Metal Depot
11. Corum Flange
12. DN Forge Industries
13. Echjay Forgings Limited
14. Falcon Valves and Flanges Private Limited
15. Heubach International
16. Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd.
17. Jai Auto Pvt. Ltd.
18. Kinnari Steel Corporation
19. Mascot Metal Manufacturers
20. M F Rings and Bearing Races Ltd.
21. Munish Forge Private Limited
22. OM Exports
23. Punjab Steel Works
24. Raaj Sagar Steels
25. Ravi Ratan Metal Industries
26. R. D. Forge
27. Rolex Fittings India Pvt. Ltd.
28. Rollwell Forge Engineering Components and Flanges
29. Rollwell Forge Pvt. Ltd.
30. SHM (ShinHeung Machinery)
31. Siddhagiri Metal & Tubes
32. Sizer India
33. Steel Shape India
34. Sudhir Forgings Pvt. Ltd.
35. Tirupati Forge Pvt. Ltd.
36. Umashanker Khandelwal Forging Limited

[FR Doc. 2021-26050 Filed 11-29-21; 8:45 am]
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