Import Administration
High Pressure Steel Cylinders from People's Republic Of China (C-570-978)

Scope Description:

The merchandise covered by the scope of the order is seamless steel cylinders designed for storage or transport of compressed or liquefied gas (``high pressure steel cylinders''). High pressure steel cylinders are fabricated of chrome alloy steel including, but not limited to, chromium-molybdenum steel or chromium magnesium steel, and have permanently impressed into the steel, either before or after importation, the symbol of a U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (``DOT'')-approved high pressure steel cylinder manufacturer, as well as an approved DOT type marking of DOT 3A, 3AX, 3AA, 3AAX, 3B, 3E, 3HT, 3T, or DOT-E (followed by a specific exemption number) in accordance with the requirements of sections 178.36 through 178.68 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or any subsequent amendments thereof. High pressure steel cylinders covered by these orders have a water capacity up to 450 liters, and a gas capacity ranging from 8 to 702 cubic feet, regardless of corresponding service pressure levels and regardless of physical dimensions, finish or coatings. Excluded from the scope of the order are high pressure steel cylinders manufactured to U-ISO-9809-1 and 2 specifications and permanently impressed with ISO or UN symbols. Also excluded from the order are acetylene cylinders, with or without internal porous mass, and permanently impressed with 8A or 8AL in accordance with DOT regulations.

Merchandise covered by the order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') under subheading 7311.00.00.30. Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 7311.00.00.60 or 7311.00.00.90. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under the order is dispositive.

Scope Rulings Made Between July 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014
Requestor: Lenz Sales and Dist., Inc.; Lenz's certain filled cylinders with pressurized refrigerants are outside the scope of the order because Lenz's cylinders are marked with DOT 39. The plain language of scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on high pressure steel cylinders from the People's Republic of China states that merchandise impressed with certain specified DOT type markings is covered by the scope; however, a DOT 39 marking is not among the DOT markings specified in the scope; September 12, 2014.