Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, in Part, 59052-59054 [2022-21155]

Download as PDF 59052 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 188 / Thursday, September 29, 2022 / Notices the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Final Results of Review Unless otherwise extended, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of any analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Based on a request from Shenzhen Hello Tech Energy Co., Ltd. (Hello Tech), the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating changed circumstances reviews (CCR) to consider the possible revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People’s Republic of China (China) with respect to certain off-grid small portable crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) panels as described below. DATES: Applicable September 29, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Alexander, 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) 482–4313. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background [FR Doc. 2022–21130 Filed 9–28–22; 8:45 am] On December 7, 2012, Commerce published the AD and CVD orders on solar cells from China.1 On August 8, 2022, Hello Tech, a Chinese producer and exporter of subject merchandise, requested, through CCRs, revocation of the Orders, in part, with respect to CSPV panels, pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b).2 Within Hello Tech’s CCR request, Hello Tech included a letter from the American Alliance for Solar Manufacturing (the Alliance), a U.S. producer of the domestic like product and a petitioner in the underlying investigations, in which the Alliance stated that it did not oppose the partial revocation of the Orders proposed by Hello Tech.3 No interested parties filed comments opposing the CCR request. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Scope of the Orders Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: September 22, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 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. Currency Conversion VI. Recommendation The merchandise covered by these Orders is crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, and modules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [A–570–979, C–570–980] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, in Part Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Sep 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 1 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73018 (December 7, 2012); see also Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 77 FR 73017 (December 7, 2012) (collectively, Orders). 2 See Hello Tech’s Letter, ‘‘Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules From the People’s Republic of China: Hello Tech’s Resubmitted Request for Changed Circumstances Reviews,’’ dated August 8, 2022 (CCR Request). 3 Id. at Exhibit 7. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 laminates, and panels, consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, panels and building integrated materials. These Orders cover crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells of thickness equal to or greater than 20 micrometers, having a p/n junction formed by any means, whether or not the cell has undergone other processing, including, but not limited to, cleaning, etching, coating, and/or addition of materials (including, but not limited to, metallization and conductor patterns) to collect and forward the electricity that is generated by the cell. Merchandise under consideration may be described at the time of importation as parts for final finished products that are assembled after importation, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, panels, building-integrated modules, buildingintegrated panels, or other finished goods kits. Such parts that otherwise meet the definition of merchandise under consideration are included in the scope of the Orders. Excluded from the scope of the Orders are thin film photovoltaic products produced from amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), or copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS). Also excluded from the scope of the Orders are crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, not exceeding 10,000mm2 in surface area, that are permanently integrated into a consumer good whose function is other than power generation and that consumes the electricity generated by the integrated crystalline silicon photovoltaic cell. Where more than one cell is permanently integrated into a consumer good, the surface area for purposes of this exclusion shall be the total combined surface area of all cells that are integrated into the consumer good. Additionally, excluded from the scope of the Orders are panels with surface area from 3,450 mm2 to 33,782 mm2 with one black wire and one red wire (each of type 22 AWG or 24 AWG not more than 206 mm in length when measured from panel extrusion), and not exceeding 2.9 volts, 1.1 amps, and 3.19 watts. For the purposes of this exclusion, no panel shall contain an internal battery or external computer peripheral ports. Also excluded from the scope of the Orders are: 1. Off grid CSPV panels in rigid form with a glass cover, with the following characteristics: E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 188 / Thursday, September 29, 2022 / Notices (A) a total power output of 100 watts or less per panel; (B) a maximum surface area of 8,000 cm2 per panel; (C) do not include a built-in inverter; (D) must include a permanently connected wire that terminates in either an 8mm male barrel connector, or a twoport rectangular connector with two pins in square housings of different colors; (E) must include visible parallel grid collector metallic wire lines every 1–4 millimeters across each solar cell; and (F) must be in individual retail packaging (for purposes of this provision, retail packaging typically includes graphics, the product name, its description and/or features, and foam for transport); and 2. Off grid CSPV panels without a glass cover, with the following characteristics: (A) a total power output of 100 watts or less per panel; (B) a maximum surface area of 8,000 cm2 per panel; (C) do not include a built-in inverter; (D) must include visible parallel grid collector metallic wire lines every 1–4 millimeters across each solar cell; and (E) each panel is 1. permanently integrated into a consumer good; 2. encased in a laminated material without stitching, or 3. has all of the following characteristics: (i) the panel is encased in sewn fabric with visible stitching, (ii) includes a mesh zippered storage pocket, and (iii) includes a permanently attached wire that terminates in a female USB–A connector. In addition, the following CSPV panels are excluded from the scope of the Orders: Off-grid CSPV panels in rigid form with a glass cover, with each of the following physical characteristics, whether or not assembled into a fully completed off-grid hydropanel whose function is conversion of water vapor into liquid water: (A) A total power output of no more than 80 watts per panel; (B) A surface area of less than 5,000 square centimeters (cm2) per panel; (C) Do not include a built-in inverter; (D) Do not have a frame around the edges of the panel; (E) Include a clear glass back panel; and (F) Must include a permanently connected wire that terminates in a twoport rectangular connector. Modules, laminates, and panels produced in a third country from cells produced in China are covered by the Orders; however, modules, laminates, and panels produced in China from VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Sep 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 cells produced in a third country are not covered by the Orders. Merchandise covered by the Orders is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.80, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030, and 8501.31.8000. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of the Orders is dispositive.4 Proposed Partial Revocation of the Orders The products subject to the proposed revocation are off-grid portable small crystalline silicon photovoltaic panels, with or without a glass cover, with the following characteristics: (A) total power output of 200 watts or less per panel; (B) a maximum surface area of 16,000 cm2 per panel; (C) do not include a built-in inverter; (D) must include an integrated handle or a handle attached to the package for ease of carry; (E) must include one or more integrated kickstands for easy installation or angle adjustment; and (F) must include a wire of not less than 3 meters either permanently connected or attached to the package that terminates in an 8mm diameter male barrel connector. Initiation of CCRs and Consideration of Revocation of the Orders, in Part Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Act, when Commerce receives information concerning, or a request from an interested party 5 for a review of, a final affirmative determination that resulted in an AD or CVD order, which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of an order, Commerce shall conduct a changed circumstances review of the order.6 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(d), Commerce determines that the information submitted by Hello Tech, and the letter of no opposition to partial revocation of the Orders with respect to the products described by Hello Tech, constitute a sufficient basis to conduct CCRs of the Orders.7 Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide that Commerce may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it determines that producers accounting for substantially 4 See Orders. Tech stated in its CCR Request that it is an exporter of solar panels. As such, Hello Tech is an interested party pursuant to section 771(9)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.102(b)(29)(i). 6 See 19 CFR 351.216(d). 7 See CCR Request at Exhibit 7. 5 Hello PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59053 all of the production of the domestic like product have expressed a lack of interest in the order, in whole or in part. In addition, in the event that Commerce determines an expedited action is warranted, 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits Commerce to combine the notices of initiation and preliminary results. In its administrative practice, Commerce has interpreted ‘‘substantially all’’ to mean producers accounting for at least 85 percent of the total U.S. production of the domestic like product covered by the order.8 One domestic producer, the Alliance, stated that it does not object to the partial revocation of the Orders proposed by Hello Tech. However, because the Alliance did not indicate whether it accounts for substantially all of the U.S. production of the domestic like product covered by the Orders, we are not combining this notice of initiation with a preliminary determination, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii). Rather, we will provide interested parties with an opportunity to address the issue of domestic industry support with respect to the partial revocation of the Orders, as explained below. After examining comments, if any, concerning domestic industry support, we will issue the preliminary results of these CCRs. Public Comment Interested parties are invited to provide comments and/or factual information regarding these CCRs, including comments on industry support and the proposed partial revocation language. Comments and factual information may be submitted to Commerce no later than fourteen days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal comments and rebuttal factual information may be filed with Commerce no later than seven days after the comments and/or factual information are filed.9 All submissions must be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).10 An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, by 5 p.m. 8 See, e.g., Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Order in Part, 77 FR 42276 (July 18, 2012), unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, and Determination To Revoke Order, in Part, 77 FR 53176 (August 31, 2012). 9 Submissions of rebuttal factual information must comply with 19 CFR 351.301(b)(2). 10 See generally 19 CFR 351.303. E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 59054 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 188 / Thursday, September 29, 2022 / Notices Eastern Time on the due dates set forth in this notice. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.11 Preliminary and Final Results of the CCRs Commerce intends to publish in the Federal Register a notice of the preliminary results of these AD and CVD CCRs in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and (c)(3)(i). Commerce will set forth its preliminary factual and legal conclusions in that notice. Unless extended, Commerce will issue the final results of these CCRs in accordance with the time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.216(e). Notification to Interested Parties This initiation notice is published in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1). Dated: September 22, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2022–21155 Filed 9–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–357–824] Oil Country Tubular Goods From Argentina: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Argentina are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation, October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021. DATES: Applicable September 29, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0665. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 11 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Sep 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 11, 2022, Commerce published in the Federal Register its preliminary affirmative determination in the LTFV investigation of OCTG from Argentina, in which it also postponed the final determination until September 23, 2022.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 Commerce performed virtual verifications of the cost of production response, home market and U.S. sales responses, as well as a furthermanufacturing cost response.3 Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes to the margin calculations for this final determination. For a discussion of these changes, see the ‘‘Changes from the Preliminary Determination’’ section of the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is OCTG from Argentina. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see appendix I. All-Others Rate Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated weightedaverage dumping margin for all other producers and exporters not individually investigated shall be equal Analysis of Comments Received to the weighted average of the estimated All issues raised in the case and weighted-average dumping margins rebuttal briefs that were submitted by established for exporters and producers parties in this investigation are individually investigated excluding addressed in the Issues and Decision rates that are zero, de minimis, or Memorandum. A list of the issues determined entirely under section 776 addressed in the Issues and Decision of the Act (i.e., facts otherwise Memorandum is attached to this notice available). Commerce calculated an at appendix II. The Issues and Decision individual estimated weighted-average Memorandum is a public document and dumping margin for Siderca S.A.I.C. is on file electronically via Enforcement (Siderca), the only individually and Compliance’s Antidumping and examined producer or exporter in this Countervailing Duty Centralized investigation. Because the only Electronic Service System (ACCESS). individually calculated estimated ACCESS is available to registered users weighted-average dumping margin is at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a not zero, de minimis, or based entirely complete version of the Issues and on facts otherwise available, the Decision Memorandum can be accessed estimated weighted-average dumping directly at https://access.trade.gov/ margin calculated for all other public/FRNoticesListLayout.aspx. producers and/or exporters is equal to the estimated weighted-average Verification Commerce was unable to conduct on- dumping margin calculated for the single examined respondent, Siderca, site verification of the information pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(A) of the relied upon in making its final Act. determination in this investigation. However, in June 2022, we took Final Negative Determination of additional steps in lieu of on-site Critical Circumstances verifications to verify the information In accordance with section 735(a)(3) relied upon in making this final of the Act and 19 CFR 351.206(h), determination, in accordance with Commerce finds that critical section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Specifically, 3 See Memoranda, ‘‘Verification of the Sales 1 See Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina: Preliminary Affirmative Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Critical Circumstances, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 87 FR 28801 (May 11, 2022) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina, and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Questionnaire Response of Siderca S.A.I.C. in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina,’’ dated June 30 2022; ‘‘Verification of the Sales Questionnaire Response of Tenaris Global Services (U.S.A.) Corporation in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina,’’ dated June 30, 2022; ‘‘Virtual Verification of the Further Manufacturing Cost Response of Siderca S.A.I.C. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina,’’ dated July 28, 2022; and ‘‘Virtual Verification of the Cost of Manufacturing Response of Siderca S.A.I.C. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina,’’ dated July 28, 2022. E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-979, C-570-980]


Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled 
Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation 
of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Consideration of Revocation of 
the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, in Part

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

SUMMARY: Based on a request from Shenzhen Hello Tech Energy Co., Ltd. 
(Hello Tech), the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating 
changed circumstances reviews (CCR) to consider the possible 
revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing 
duty (CVD) orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or 
not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People's Republic of 
China (China) with respect to certain off-grid small portable 
crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) panels as described below.

DATES: Applicable September 29, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Alexander, 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) 482-4313.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 7, 2012, Commerce published the AD and CVD orders on 
solar cells from China.\1\ On August 8, 2022, Hello Tech, a Chinese 
producer and exporter of subject merchandise, requested, through CCRs, 
revocation of the Orders, in part, with respect to CSPV panels, 
pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b).\2\ Within Hello Tech's CCR request, 
Hello Tech included a letter from the American Alliance for Solar 
Manufacturing (the Alliance), a U.S. producer of the domestic like 
product and a petitioner in the underlying investigations, in which the 
Alliance stated that it did not oppose the partial revocation of the 
Orders proposed by Hello Tech.\3\ No interested parties filed comments 
opposing the CCR request.
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    \1\ See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not 
Assembled Into Modules, from the People's Republic of China: Amended 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and 
Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73018 (December 7, 2012); see also 
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled 
Into Modules, from the People's Republic of China: Countervailing 
Duty Order, 77 FR 73017 (December 7, 2012) (collectively, Orders).
    \2\ See Hello Tech's Letter, ``Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic 
Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules From the People's 
Republic of China: Hello Tech's Resubmitted Request for Changed 
Circumstances Reviews,'' dated August 8, 2022 (CCR Request).
    \3\ Id. at Exhibit 7.
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Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by these Orders is crystalline silicon 
photovoltaic cells, and modules, laminates, and panels, consisting of 
crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or 
fully assembled into other products, including, but not limited to, 
modules, laminates, panels and building integrated materials.
    These Orders cover crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells of 
thickness equal to or greater than 20 micrometers, having a p/n 
junction formed by any means, whether or not the cell has undergone 
other processing, including, but not limited to, cleaning, etching, 
coating, and/or addition of materials (including, but not limited to, 
metallization and conductor patterns) to collect and forward the 
electricity that is generated by the cell.
    Merchandise under consideration may be described at the time of 
importation as parts for final finished products that are assembled 
after importation, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, 
panels, building-integrated modules, building-integrated panels, or 
other finished goods kits. Such parts that otherwise meet the 
definition of merchandise under consideration are included in the scope 
of the Orders.
    Excluded from the scope of the Orders are thin film photovoltaic 
products produced from amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride 
(CdTe), or copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS). Also excluded from 
the scope of the Orders are crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, not 
exceeding 10,000mm\2\ in surface area, that are permanently integrated 
into a consumer good whose function is other than power generation and 
that consumes the electricity generated by the integrated crystalline 
silicon photovoltaic cell. Where more than one cell is permanently 
integrated into a consumer good, the surface area for purposes of this 
exclusion shall be the total combined surface area of all cells that 
are integrated into the consumer good.
    Additionally, excluded from the scope of the Orders are panels with 
surface area from 3,450 mm\2\ to 33,782 mm\2\ with one black wire and 
one red wire (each of type 22 AWG or 24 AWG not more than 206 mm in 
length when measured from panel extrusion), and not exceeding 2.9 
volts, 1.1 amps, and 3.19 watts. For the purposes of this exclusion, no 
panel shall contain an internal battery or external computer peripheral 
ports.
    Also excluded from the scope of the Orders are:
    1. Off grid CSPV panels in rigid form with a glass cover, with the 
following characteristics:

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    (A) a total power output of 100 watts or less per panel;
    (B) a maximum surface area of 8,000 cm\2\ per panel;
    (C) do not include a built-in inverter;
    (D) must include a permanently connected wire that terminates in 
either an 8mm male barrel connector, or a two-port rectangular 
connector with two pins in square housings of different colors;
    (E) must include visible parallel grid collector metallic wire 
lines every 1-4 millimeters across each solar cell; and
    (F) must be in individual retail packaging (for purposes of this 
provision, retail packaging typically includes graphics, the product 
name, its description and/or features, and foam for transport); and
    2. Off grid CSPV panels without a glass cover, with the following 
characteristics:
    (A) a total power output of 100 watts or less per panel;
    (B) a maximum surface area of 8,000 cm\2\ per panel;
    (C) do not include a built-in inverter;
    (D) must include visible parallel grid collector metallic wire 
lines every 1-4 millimeters across each solar cell; and
    (E) each panel is
    1. permanently integrated into a consumer good;
    2. encased in a laminated material without stitching, or
    3. has all of the following characteristics: (i) the panel is 
encased in sewn fabric with visible stitching, (ii) includes a mesh 
zippered storage pocket, and (iii) includes a permanently attached wire 
that terminates in a female USB-A connector.
    In addition, the following CSPV panels are excluded from the scope 
of the Orders: Off-grid CSPV panels in rigid form with a glass cover, 
with each of the following physical characteristics, whether or not 
assembled into a fully completed off-grid hydropanel whose function is 
conversion of water vapor into liquid water:
    (A) A total power output of no more than 80 watts per panel;
    (B) A surface area of less than 5,000 square centimeters (cm\2\) 
per panel;
    (C) Do not include a built-in inverter;
    (D) Do not have a frame around the edges of the panel;
    (E) Include a clear glass back panel; and
    (F) Must include a permanently connected wire that terminates in a 
two-port rectangular connector.
    Modules, laminates, and panels produced in a third country from 
cells produced in China are covered by the Orders; however, modules, 
laminates, and panels produced in China from cells produced in a third 
country are not covered by the Orders.
    Merchandise covered by the Orders is currently classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 
8501.61.0000, 8507.20.80, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030, and 8501.31.8000. 
These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes; the written description of the scope of the Orders is 
dispositive.\4\
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    \4\ See Orders.
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Proposed Partial Revocation of the Orders

    The products subject to the proposed revocation are off-grid 
portable small crystalline silicon photovoltaic panels, with or without 
a glass cover, with the following characteristics:
    (A) total power output of 200 watts or less per panel;
    (B) a maximum surface area of 16,000 cm\2\ per panel;
    (C) do not include a built-in inverter;
    (D) must include an integrated handle or a handle attached to the 
package for ease of carry;
    (E) must include one or more integrated kickstands for easy 
installation or angle adjustment; and
    (F) must include a wire of not less than 3 meters either 
permanently connected or attached to the package that terminates in an 
8mm diameter male barrel connector.

Initiation of CCRs and Consideration of Revocation of the Orders, in 
Part

    Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Act, when Commerce receives 
information concerning, or a request from an interested party \5\ for a 
review of, a final affirmative determination that resulted in an AD or 
CVD order, which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a 
review of an order, Commerce shall conduct a changed circumstances 
review of the order.\6\ In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(d), Commerce 
determines that the information submitted by Hello Tech, and the letter 
of no opposition to partial revocation of the Orders with respect to 
the products described by Hello Tech, constitute a sufficient basis to 
conduct CCRs of the Orders.\7\
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    \5\ Hello Tech stated in its CCR Request that it is an exporter 
of solar panels. As such, Hello Tech is an interested party pursuant 
to section 771(9)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.102(b)(29)(i).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.216(d).
    \7\ See CCR Request at Exhibit 7.
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    Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide 
that Commerce may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it 
determines that producers accounting for substantially all of the 
production of the domestic like product have expressed a lack of 
interest in the order, in whole or in part. In addition, in the event 
that Commerce determines an expedited action is warranted, 19 CFR 
351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits Commerce to combine the notices of initiation 
and preliminary results. In its administrative practice, Commerce has 
interpreted ``substantially all'' to mean producers accounting for at 
least 85 percent of the total U.S. production of the domestic like 
product covered by the order.\8\
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    \8\ See, e.g., Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic 
of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Order in Part, 77 
FR 42276 (July 18, 2012), unchanged in Certain Cased Pencils from 
the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review, and Determination To Revoke Order, in 
Part, 77 FR 53176 (August 31, 2012).
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    One domestic producer, the Alliance, stated that it does not object 
to the partial revocation of the Orders proposed by Hello Tech. 
However, because the Alliance did not indicate whether it accounts for 
substantially all of the U.S. production of the domestic like product 
covered by the Orders, we are not combining this notice of initiation 
with a preliminary determination, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii). 
Rather, we will provide interested parties with an opportunity to 
address the issue of domestic industry support with respect to the 
partial revocation of the Orders, as explained below. After examining 
comments, if any, concerning domestic industry support, we will issue 
the preliminary results of these CCRs.

Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to provide comments and/or factual 
information regarding these CCRs, including comments on industry 
support and the proposed partial revocation language. Comments and 
factual information may be submitted to Commerce no later than fourteen 
days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal comments 
and rebuttal factual information may be filed with Commerce no later 
than seven days after the comments and/or factual information are 
filed.\9\ All submissions must be filed electronically using 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).\10\ An electronically-
filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, 
by 5 p.m.

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Eastern Time on the due dates set forth in this notice. Note that 
Commerce has temporarily modified certain requirements for serving 
documents containing business proprietary information, until further 
notice.\11\
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    \9\ Submissions of rebuttal factual information must comply with 
19 CFR 351.301(b)(2).
    \10\ See generally 19 CFR 351.303.
    \11\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 
10, 2020).
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Preliminary and Final Results of the CCRs

    Commerce intends to publish in the Federal Register a notice of the 
preliminary results of these AD and CVD CCRs in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4) and (c)(3)(i). Commerce will set forth its preliminary 
factual and legal conclusions in that notice. Unless extended, Commerce 
will issue the final results of these CCRs in accordance with the time 
limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.216(e).

Notification to Interested Parties

    This initiation notice is published in accordance with section 
751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1).

    Dated: September 22, 2022.
Lisa W. Wang,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2022-21155 Filed 9-28-22; 8:45 am]
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