A-602-810 and C-602-811 (Australia);
A-351-850 and C-351-851 (Brazil);
A-403-805 (Norway); and
The Scope of Merchandise covered by these investigations reads as follows:
The scope of these investigations covers all forms and sizes of silicon metal, including silicon metal powder. Silicon metal contains at least 85.00 percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon, and less than 4.00 percent iron, by actual weight. Semiconductor grade silicon (merchandise containing at least 99.99 percent silicon by actual weight and classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 2804.61.0000) is excluded from the scope of these investigations. Silicon metal is currently classifiable under subheadings 2804.69.1000 and 2804.69.5000 of the HTSUS. While HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope remains dispositive.
Requirements For Submitting Comments On The Scope Of The Investigations: Please be sure to comply with all three requirements established below.
Deadline for Submitting Comments: As announced in the Initiation Notices, Commerce is setting aside a period for interested parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (scope). The period for scope comments is intended to provide Commerce with ample opportunity to consider all comments and to consult with parties prior to the issuance of the preliminary determinations, as appropriate. If scope comments include factual information (see 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21)), all such factual information should be limited to public information. Commerce requests that all such comments be filed by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on April 17, 2017, which is 20 calendar days from the signature date of the initiation notice. Any rebuttal comments, which may include factual information, must be filed by 5:00 p.m. ET on April 27, 2017, which ten calendar days after the initial comments deadline. Commerce requests that any factual information the parties consider relevant to the scope of the investigations be submitted during this time period. However, if a party subsequently finds that additional factual information pertaining to the scope of the investigations may be relevant, the party may contact Commerce and request permission to submit the additional information. All such comments must be filed on the records of each of the concurrent AD and CVD investigations identified above.
Required Entry of Appearance: Parties wishing to participate in this segment and be included on the public service list must file a letter of appearance. Section 351.103(d)(1) of Commerce’s regulations states that “with the exception of a petitioner filing a petition in an investigation, to be included on the public service list for a particular segment, each interested party must file a letter of appearance.” The letter of appearance must be filed separately from any other document (with the exception of an application for APO access). Note, the letter of appearance must state how the party qualifies as an interested party (e.g., an exporter, producer, importer of the subject merchandise) and must include a point of contact, including address, telephone/fax number and email address.
All submissions to Commerce must be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the time, typically 5 p.m., and date when it is due. Documents excepted from the electronic submission requirements must be filed manually, (i.e., in paper form) with Enforcement and Compliance’s APO/Dockets Unit, Room 18022, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, and stamped with the date and time of receipt by the applicable deadlines.
For your convenience, Commerce has the following resources available online to assist you in complying with these electronic filing procedures:
ACCESS: Help Link: https://access.trade.gov/help.aspx
ACCESS: External User Guide: https://access.trade.gov/help/ACCESS%20User%20Guide.pdf
ACCESS: Handbook on Electronic Filing Procedures: https://access.trade.gov/help/Handbook%20on%20Electronic%20Filling%20Procedures.pdf
Federal Register Notice: Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-06/pdf/2011-16352.pdf
Enforcement and Compliance: Change of Electronic Filing System Name, 79 FR 69046 (November 20, 2014) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-20/pdf/2014-27530.pdf Enforcement and Compliance: General Filing Requirements http://enforcement.trade.gov/filing/index.html
Required Certifications: Please note that the following certification requirements are in effect for company / government officials as well as their representatives. In all segments of antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceedings initiated on or after August 16, 2013, parties submitting factual information must use the formats for the certifications provided at the end of the Final Rule. See Certification of Factual Information to Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule). See also the frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf.
For Further Information Contact: AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230:
Brian Smith at (202) 482-1766 (AD Investigation Australia);
Robert James at (202) 482-0649 (AD Investigation Brazil);
Andrew Medley at (202) 482-4987(AD Investigation Norway);
Katherine Johnson at (202) 482-4929 (CD Investigation Australia);
Bob Palmer at (202) 482-9068 (CD Investigation Brazil); and
Terre Keaton Stefanova at (202) 482-1280 (CD Investigation Kazakhstan).