Notice of Change in Practice Regarding Upcoming Sunset Reviews, 22843-22844 [E5-2141]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 3, 2005 / Notices The petitions were submitted pursuant to section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2341). Consequently, the United States Department of Commerce has initiated separate investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each firm contributed importantly to total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. Any party having a substantial interest in the proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A request for a hearing must be received by Office of Strategic Initiatives, Room 7812, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than the close of business of the tenth calendar day following the publication of this notice. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official program number and title of the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Douthit at (202) 482–5050 or Hilary Sadler, Esq. at (202) 482–4340, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Extension of Final Results: On January 3, 2005, the Department initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on CTL plate from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and Korea. See Initiation of Five-year (Sunset) Reviews, 70 FR 75 (January 3, 2005). Based on adequate responses from the domestic interested parties and inadequate responses from respondent interested parties, the Department is conducting expedited sunset reviews to determine whether revocation of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on CTL plate would lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping or a countervailable subsidy. The Department’s final results of these reviews were scheduled for May 3, 2005; however, the Department needs Dated: April 27, 2005. additional time for its analysis. Anthony J. Meyer, In accordance with section Senior Program Analyst, Office of Strategic 751(c)(5)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as Initiatives. amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department [FR Doc. 05–8755 Filed 5–2–05; 8:45 am] may extend the period of time for BILLING CODE 3510–24–P making its final determination in a sunset review by not more than 90 days, if it determines that the review is DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE extraordinarily complicated. As set forth in 751(c)(5)(C), the Department may, International Trade Administration among other reasons, treat a sunset [A–427–816, A–533–817, C–533–818, A–560– review as extraordinarily complicated if: 805, C–560–806, A–475–826, C–475–827, A– (i) There are a large number of issues, 588–847, A–580–836, C–580–837] (ii) the issues to be considered are Certain Cut–To-Length Carbon–Quality complex or (iii) there are a large number of firms involved. In these proceedings, Steel Plate from France, India, one or more of these reasons apply. Indonesia, Italy, Japan and Korea; Specifically, the sunset reviews of the Extension of Final Results of four countervailing duty orders on CTL Expedited Sunset Reviews of the plate contain a large number of complex Antidumping and Countervailing Duty issues, including privatization, directed Orders credit and section 129 implementation, AGENCY: Import Administration, while the sunset reviews of the six International Trade Administration, antidumping duty orders include Department of Commerce complex issues related to the SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce appropriate margins likely to prevail if (‘‘the Department’’) is extending the the orders were revoked and, in some time limit for its final results in the instances, involve a large number of expedited sunset reviews of the companies. The Department has antidumping and countervailing duty determined, pursuant to section orders on certain cut–to-length carbon– 751(c)(5)(C) of the Act that the sunset quality steel plate (‘‘CTL plate’’) from reviews of the antidumping and France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan countervailing duty orders of CTL plate and Korea. As a result of this extension, from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, the Department intends to issue final Japan and Korea are extraordinarily results of this sunset review on or about complicated and require additional time August 1, 2005. for the Department to complete its analysis. Therefore, the Department will EFFECTIVE DATE: May 3, 2005. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:43 May 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22843 extend the deadlines in these proceedings, and, as a result, intends to issue the final results of the sunset reviews of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders of CTL plate from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and Korea on or about August 1, 2005, 90 days from the original scheduled date of the final results of these reviews. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(c)(5)(B) and (C) of the Act. Dated: April 25, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–2143 Filed 5–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Change in Practice Regarding Upcoming Sunset Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notification of Upcoming Sunset Reviews—Change in Practice. ACTION: Every five years, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (the Department) automatically initiates and conducts reviews to determine whether revocation of a countervailing or antidumping duty order or termination of an investigation suspended under section 704 or 734 of the Act would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or a countervailable subsidy and of material injury. In conjunction with this activity, the Department’s practice has been to notify, in advance, by certified or registered mail, all persons on the service list for each proceeding subject to a sunset review of the approximate date of publication in the Federal Register of the automatic initiation of the sunset review. This notification is not required by statute but is done as a service to the international trading community. The Department is announcing its intention to discontinue this practice. Instead, beginning with sunset reviews initiated in June 2005, the Department will provide this advance notification of upcoming sunset reviews through a monthly notice published in the Federal Register. This notice of upcoming sunset reviews will be published in the month prior to the month of initiation. E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 22844 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 3, 2005 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Kelly Parkhill or Gary Taverman, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, at (202) 482–3791 or (202) 482–1061. Dated: April 27, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–2141 Filed 5–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–412–801 Antifriction Bearings (Other Than Tapered Roller Bearings) and Parts Thereof from the United Kingdom; Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Pursuant to Final Court Decision Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On January 9, 2001, in response to its action in FAG Italia S.p.A, Barden Corporation (U.K.) Limited, The Barden Corporation and FAG Bearing Corporation v. the United States, Court No. 98–07–02528, Slip. Op. 00–95 (CIT August 4, 2000), the Court of International Trade (CIT) affirmed the Department of Commerce’s (the Department’s) remand determination affecting final assessment rates for the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on antifriction bearings (other than tapered roller bearings) and parts thereof from the United Kingdom for the period of review May 1, 1996, through April 30, 1997. The merchandise covered by this review is ball bearings and parts thereof and cylindrical roller bearings and parts thereof. Because the appeals have been dismissed and there is now a final and conclusive court decision in this action, we are amending our final results of the review and we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to liquidate entries subject to this review. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 3, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov or Richard Rimlinger, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0665 or (202) 482–4477, respectively. AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:54 May 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 Background On June 18, 1998, the Department published Antifriction Bearings (Other Than Tapered Roller Bearings) and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, 63 FR 33320 (June 18, 1998), as amended by Antifriction Bearings (Other Than Tapered Roller Bearings) and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, 63 FR 40878 (July 31, 1998) (collectively AFBs 8), which covered the period of review (POR) May 1, 1996, through April 30, 1997. The classes or kinds of merchandise covered by these reviews are ball bearings and parts thereof (BBs), cylindrical roller bearings and parts thereof, and spherical plain bearings and parts thereof. FAG Italia S.p.A., The Barden Corporation (U.K.) Ltd., The Barden Corporation and FAG Bearings Corporation appealed the Department’s decisions in AFBs 8. In FAG Italia S.p.A., The Barden Corporation (U.K.) Ltd., The Barden Corporation and FAG Bearings Corporation v. United States, 110 F. Supp. 2d 1055 (CIT August 4, 2000) (FAG–Barden), the CIT ordered a remand concerning the margin the Department determined for BBs from the United Kingdom covered by AFBs 8. In FAG–Barden, the CIT remanded AFBs 8 to the Department to disregard The Torrington Company’s below–cost sales allegation and to recalculate the dumping margin without regard to the results of the below–cost sales test. This remand affected Barden Corporation (U.K.) Limited, The Barden Corporation, and FAG Bearings Corporation (collectively, Barden) directly with respect to the antidumping duty order on BBs from the United Kingdom for the POR. On November 2, 2000, the Department filed its final results of redetermination with the CIT. See Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand in FAG–Barden (November 2, 2000) (Remand Results). In its redetermination, the Department disregarded The Torrington Company’s below–cost allegation and recalculated the dumping margin with respect to Barden and, as a result, Barden’s weighted–average margin for the POR changed from 6.63 percent to 5.06 percent with respect to BBs. On January PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9, 2001, the CIT affirmed the Department’s Remand Results in their entirety. See FAG Italia S.p.A, Barden Corporation (U.K.) Limited, The Barden Corporation and FAG Bearing Corporation v. the United States, Court No. 98–07–02528, Slip. Op. 01–1 (CIT January 9, 2001). FAG Italia S.p.A, Barden Corporation (U.K.) Limited, The Barden Corporation, and FAG Bearing Corporation (the plaintiffs) and The Torrington Corporation (defendant–intervenor) appealed the CIT’s remand affirmation but later filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) motions to sever and dismiss their appeals voluntarily. On February 12, 2004, the CAFC granted the plaintiffs’ and the defendant–intervenor’s motions to dismiss their appeals. As there is now a final and conclusive court decision with respect to the company affected by this remand order directly, we are amending our final results of review for this company and we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate the relevant entries subject to this review in accordance with our remand results. Assessment of Duties We are now amending the final results of the 1996–1997 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on BBs from the United Kingdom to reflect a revised weighted–average margin for Barden. We determine that a revised weighted–average margin of 5.06 percent exists for Barden on BBs from the United Kingdom for the period May 1, 1996, through April 30, 1997. Accordingly, the Department will determine and CBP will assess appropriate antidumping duties on entries of the subject merchandise produced by the affected company. Individual differences between U.S. price and foreign market value may vary from the above percentage. The Department will issue assessment instructions to CBP within 15 days of publication of this notice. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: April 26, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 84 (Tuesday, May 3, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22843-22844]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-2141]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Change in Practice Regarding Upcoming Sunset Reviews

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notification of Upcoming Sunset Reviews--Change in Practice.

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    Every five years, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
automatically initiates and conducts reviews to determine whether 
revocation of a countervailing or antidumping duty order or termination 
of an investigation suspended under section 704 or 734 of the Act would 
be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or a 
countervailable subsidy and of material injury. In conjunction with 
this activity, the Department's practice has been to notify, in 
advance, by certified or registered mail, all persons on the service 
list for each proceeding subject to a sunset review of the approximate 
date of publication in the Federal Register of the automatic initiation 
of the sunset review. This notification is not required by statute but 
is done as a service to the international trading community.
    The Department is announcing its intention to discontinue this 
practice. Instead, beginning with sunset reviews initiated in June 
2005, the Department will provide this advance notification of upcoming 
sunset reviews through a monthly notice published in the Federal 
Register. This notice of upcoming sunset reviews will be published in 
the month prior to the month of initiation.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Parkhill or Gary Taverman, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, at (202) 482-3791 or (202) 482-1061.

    Dated: April 27, 2005.
Barbara E. Tillman,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E5-2141 Filed 5-2-05; 8:45 am]
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