Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From Korea, 45689-45691 [E5-4253]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 151 / Monday, August 8, 2005 / Notices 1) The cash deposit rate for TKN will be the rate established in the final results of review;2) If the exporter is not a firm covered in this review or the less–than-fair–value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and 3) If neither the exporter nor the manufacturer is a firm covered in this or any previous review conducted by the Department, the cash deposit rate will be the ‘‘all others’’ rate of 13.48 percent from the LTFV investigation. Notice of Amended Final Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation: Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Germany, 67 FR 15178 (March 29, 2002). 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 the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act. Dated: August 1, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–4260 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 70 FR 38881, July 6, 2005. Order Date: February 17, 2004. Docket Number: 05–027. Applicant: Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA 91010. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Quanta 200 ESEM. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 70 FR 38881, July 6, 2005. Order Date: September 8, 2004. Docket Number: 05–028. Applicant: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI 53706–1544. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Technai 12 TWIN. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 70 FR 38881, July 6, 2005. Order Date: October 1, 2004. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as these instruments are intended to be used, was being manufactured in the United States at the time the instruments were ordered. Reasons: Each foreign instrument is a conventional transmission electron microscope (CTEM) and is intended for research or scientific educational uses requiring a CTEM. We know of no CTEM, or any other instrument suited to these purposes, which was being manufactured in the United States either at the time of order of each instrument OR at the time of receipt of application by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Gerald A. Zerdy, Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff. [FR Doc. E5–4248 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dartmouth College, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscopes International Trade Administration This is a decision consolidated pursuant to section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Suite 4100W, Franklin Court Building, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC. Docket Number: 05–023. Applicant: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Technai G 2 20 U–TWIN with XL30 ESEM FEG. Manufacturer: FEI Pursuant to section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301), we invite comments on the question of whether an instrument of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instrument shown below is intended to be used, is being manufactured in the United States. Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the regulations and be filed within 20 days with the Statutory Import Programs Staff, U.S. VerDate jul<14>2003 20:13 Aug 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instrument PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45689 Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Applications may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Suite 4100W, U.S. Department of Commerce, Franklin Court Building, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC. Docket Number: 05–033. Applicant: Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079. Instrument: Excimer Laser, Model ThinFilmStar. Manufacturer: Tuilaser, AG, Germany. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to study the pulsed laser deposition of thin films and their subsequent characterization using high dielectric constant oxides and similar materials. It will also be used to investigate pulsed laser depostion as a tool to deposit metal nanoparticle thin films, colossal magnetoresistive materials and polymers. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: July 25, 2005. Gerald A. Zerdy, Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff. [FR Doc. E5–4250 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–837] Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order: Certain Cut–To-Length Carbon– Quality Steel Plate From Korea Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On January 3, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’’) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on certain cut–to-length carbon– quality steel plate from Korea pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’’). See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 75 (January 3, 2005). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties, as well as inadequate response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 45690 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 151 / Monday, August 8, 2005 / Notices at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 8, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tipten Troidl or David Goldberger, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–1767 or 202–482– 4136, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 3, 2005, the Department initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty order on certain cut–to-length carbon–quality steel plate from Korea pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 75 (January 3, 2005). On January 6, 2005, the Department received a notice of intent to participate on behalf of Nucor Corporation (‘‘Nucor’’), and on January 14, 2005, we received a notice of intent to participate on behalf of International Steel Group Inc. (‘‘ISG’’), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). On January 19, 2005, the Department received requests for a one-day extension of the deadline and notices of intent to participate on behalf of United States Steel Corporation (‘‘U.S. Steel’’) and IPSCO Steel Inc. (‘‘IPSCO’’). Due to circumstances beyond their control, IPSCO and U.S. Steel were prevented from delivering and filing their notice of intent to participate with the Department within the 15-day deadline. Therefore, the Department determined it appropriate to grant their extension request. Each of the domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as domestic producers of a domestic like product. The Department received a complete substantive response on behalf of ISG,1 IPSCO and Nucor (collectively, ‘‘domestic interested parties’’) within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not receive a substantive response from any respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of this CVD order. The Department determined, pursuant to section 751(c)(5)) of the Act, that the sunset review of the CVD order on 1 On April 20, and May 6, 2005, ISG notified the Department that as a result of a name change, ISG’s official name is now Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. VerDate jul<14>2003 20:13 Aug 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 certain cut–to-length carbon–quality steel plate from Korea is extraordinarily complicated. Therefore, on April 25, 2005, the Department extended the time limit for completion of the final results of this review until not later than August 1, 2005.2 Scope of the Order The merchandises covered by the CVD order is certain hot–rolled carbon– quality steel: (1) Universal mill plates (i.e., flat- rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a nominal or actual thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are cut–to-length (not in coils) and without patterns in relief), of iron or non–alloy-quality steel; and (2) flat– rolled products, hot–rolled, of a nominal or actual thickness of 4.75 mm or more and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness, and which are cut–to-length (not in coils). Steel products to be included in the scope of this order are of rectangular, square, circular or other shape and of rectangular or non– rectangular cross-section where such non–rectangular cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’)--for example, products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges. Steel products that meet the noted physical characteristics that are painted, varnished or coated with plastic or other non–metallic substances are included within this scope. Also, specifically included in the scope of this order are high strength, low alloy (‘‘HSLA’’) steels. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. Steel products to be included in this scope, regardless of Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) definitions, are products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is two percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below is equal to or exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 1.50 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of 2 See Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and Korea; Extension of Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 70 FR 22843 (May 3, 2005). PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.41 percent of titanium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent zirconium. All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do not equal or exceed any one of the levels listed above, are within the scope of this order unless otherwise specifically excluded. The following products are specifically excluded from this order: (1) Products clad, plated, or coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastic or other non- metallic substances; (2) SAE grades (formerly AISI grades) of series 2300 and above; (3) products made to ASTM A710 and A736 or their proprietary equivalents; (4) abrasion–resistant steels (i.e., USS AR 400, USS AR 500); (5) products made to ASTM A202, A225, A514 grade S, A517 grade S, or their proprietary equivalents; (6) ball bearing steels; (7) tool steels; and (8) silicon manganese steel or silicon electric steel. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in the HTSUS under subheadings: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7225.40.3050, 7225.40.7000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.91.5000, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, 7226.99.0000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by this order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’ (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’) from Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated August 1, 2005, which is hereby adopted by this notice. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendation in this public memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room B–099 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at https:// E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 151 / Monday, August 8, 2005 / Notices ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. SUMMARY: On January 3, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department≥’) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) Final Results of Review order on certain cut–to-length carbon– The Department determines that quality steel plate from India pursuant revocation of the CVD order on certain to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of cut–to-length carbon–quality steel plate 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See from Korea would be likely to lead to Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) continuation or recurrence of a Reviews, 70 FR 75 (January 3, 2005). On countervailable subsidy at the rate listed the basis of a notice of intent to below: participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic Manufacturer/exporters Net Countervailable interested parties, as well as inadequate Subsidy (percent) response from respondent interested Dongkuk Steel Mill, Ltd. 2.36 parties, the Department conducted an All others3 ..................... 2.36 expedited sunset review pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 3 Pohang Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (‘‘POSCO’’) CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of was excluded from the order on the basis of a de minimis net subsidy rate of 0.82 percent. this sunset review, the Department finds See Notice of Amended Final Determinations: that revocation of the CVD order would Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel be likely to lead to continuation or Plated From India and the Republic of Korea; recurrence of countervailable subsidies and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Plate From France, India, Indonesia, Italy, and Results of Review’’ section of this the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6587 (February notice. 10, 2000). EFFECTIVE DATE: August 8, 2005. Notification Regarding Administrative FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Protective Order: Tipten Troidl or David Goldberger, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 3, Import This notice also serves as the only Administration, U.S. Department of reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; of their responsibility concerning the telephone: 202–482–1767 or 202–482– return or destruction of proprietary 4136, respectively. information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Department’s regulations. Timely Background notification of the return or destruction On January 3, 2005, the Department of APO materials or conversion to initiated a sunset review of the CVD judicial protective order is hereby order on certain cut–to-length carbon– requested. Failure to comply with the quality steel plate from India pursuant regulations and terms of an APO is a to section 751(c) of the Act. See violation which is subject to sanction. Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) We are issuing and publishing the Reviews, 70 FR 75 (January 3, 2005). On results and notice are in accordance January 6, 2005, the Department with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) received a notice of intent to participate of the Act. on behalf of Nucor Corporation Dated: August 1, 2005. (‘‘Nucor’’), and on January 14, 2005, we Joseph A. Spetrini, received a notice of intent to participate Acting Assistant Secretary for Import on behalf of International Steel Group Administration. Inc. (‘‘ISG’’), within the deadline [FR Doc. E5–4253 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). On BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S January 19, 2005, the Department received requests for a one-day extension of the deadline and notices of DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE intent to participate on behalf of United States Steel Corporation (‘‘U.S. Steel’’) International Trade Administration and IPSCO Steel Inc. (‘‘IPSCO’’). Due to [C–533–818] circumstances beyond their control, IPSCO and U.S. Steel were prevented Final Results of Expedited Sunset from delivering and filing their notice of Review of the Countervailing Duty Order: Certain Cut–To-Length Carbon– intent to participate with the Department within the 15-day deadline. Quality Steel Plate From India Therefore, the Department determined it AGENCY: Import Administration, appropriate to grant their extension International Trade Administration, request. Each of the domestic interested Department of Commerce. parties claimed interested party status VerDate jul<14>2003 20:13 Aug 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45691 under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as domestic producers of a domestic like product. The Department received a complete substantive response on behalf of ISG,1 IPSCO and Nucor (collectively, ‘‘domestic interested parties’’) within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). On February 25, 2005, subsequent to the Department granting an extension to the Government of India (‘‘GOI’’),2 the Department received a substantive response on behalf of the GOI. The Department did not receive a substantive response from any other respondent interested parties. On March 7, 2005, the Department received rebuttal comments from the domestic interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of this CVD order. The Department determined, pursuant to section 751(c)(5)(C) of the Act, that the sunset review of the CVD order on certain cut–to-length carbon–quality steel plate from India is extraordinarily complicated. Therefore, on April 25, 2005, the Department extended the time limit for completion of the final results of this review until not later than August 1, 2005.3 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the CVD order is certain hot–rolled carbon– quality steel: (1) Universal mill plates (i.e., flat- rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a nominal or actual thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are cut–to-length (not in coils) and without patterns in relief), of iron or non–alloy-quality steel; and (2) flat– rolled products, hot–rolled, of a nominal or actual thickness of 4.75 mm or more and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness, and which are cut–to-length (not in coils). Steel products to be included in the scope of this order are of rectangular, square, circular or other shape and of rectangular or non– rectangular cross-section where such non–rectangular cross- section is achieved subsequent to the rolling 1 On April 20, and May 6, 2005, ISG notified the Department that as a result of a name change, ISG’s official name is now Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. 2 See Letter from Kelly Parkhill, Director Industry and Support Analysis, to Mr. V.S. Seshadri, Minister Counselor, Embassy of India, February 14, 2005. 3 See Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and Korea; Extension of Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 70 FR 22843 (May 3, 2005). E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-837]


Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing 
Duty Order: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From Korea

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On January 3, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department''') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty 
(``CVD'') order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate 
from Korea pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (``the Act'''). See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') 
Reviews, 70 FR 75 (January 3, 2005). On the basis of a notice of intent 
to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of 
the domestic interested parties, as well as inadequate response from 
respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited 
sunset review pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department 
finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies

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at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of 
this notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 8, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Tipten Troidl or David Goldberger, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; 
telephone: 202-482-1767 or 202-482-4136, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 3, 2005, the Department initiated a sunset review of the 
countervailing duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel 
plate from Korea pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation 
of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 70 FR 75 (January 3, 2005). On 
January 6, 2005, the Department received a notice of intent to 
participate on behalf of Nucor Corporation (``Nucor''), and on January 
14, 2005, we received a notice of intent to participate on behalf of 
International Steel Group Inc. (``ISG''), within the deadline specified 
in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). On January 19, 2005, the Department 
received requests for a one-day extension of the deadline and notices 
of intent to participate on behalf of United States Steel Corporation 
(``U.S. Steel'') and IPSCO Steel Inc. (``IPSCO''). Due to circumstances 
beyond their control, IPSCO and U.S. Steel were prevented from 
delivering and filing their notice of intent to participate with the 
Department within the 15-day deadline. Therefore, the Department 
determined it appropriate to grant their extension request. Each of the 
domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under 
section 771(9)(C) of the Act as domestic producers of a domestic like 
product. The Department received a complete substantive response on 
behalf of ISG,\1\ IPSCO and Nucor (collectively, ``domestic interested 
parties'') within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not receive a substantive response 
from any respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to 
section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the 
Department conducted an expedited sunset review of this CVD order.
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    \1\ On April 20, and May 6, 2005, ISG notified the Department 
that as a result of a name change, ISG's official name is now Mittal 
Steel USA ISG Inc.
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    The Department determined, pursuant to section 751(c)(5)[sscopy]) 
of the Act, that the sunset review of the CVD order on certain cut-to-
length carbon-quality steel plate from Korea is extraordinarily 
complicated. Therefore, on April 25, 2005, the Department extended the 
time limit for completion of the final results of this review until not 
later than August 1, 2005.\2\
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    \2\ See Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from 
France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and Korea; Extension of Final 
Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Orders, 70 FR 22843 (May 3, 2005).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandises covered by the CVD order is certain hot-rolled 
carbon-quality steel: (1) Universal mill plates (i.e., flat- rolled 
products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width 
exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a nominal or actual 
thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are cut-to-length (not in coils) 
and without patterns in relief), of iron or non-alloy-quality steel; 
and (2) flat-rolled products, hot-rolled, of a nominal or actual 
thickness of 4.75 mm or more and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and 
measures at least twice the thickness, and which are cut-to-length (not 
in coils). Steel products to be included in the scope of this order are 
of rectangular, square, circular or other shape and of rectangular or 
non-rectangular cross-section where such non-rectangular cross-section 
is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., products which 
have been ``worked after rolling'')--for example, products which have 
been beveled or rounded at the edges. Steel products that meet the 
noted physical characteristics that are painted, varnished or coated 
with plastic or other non-metallic substances are included within this 
scope. Also, specifically included in the scope of this order are high 
strength, low alloy (``HSLA'') steels. HSLA steels are recognized as 
steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, 
niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. Steel products to be 
included in this scope, regardless of Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (``HTSUS'') definitions, are products in which: (1) Iron 
predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) 
the carbon content is two percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of 
the elements listed below is equal to or exceeds the quantity, by 
weight, respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 1.50 
percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of 
aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 
0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of 
tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 
0.41 percent of titanium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent 
zirconium. All products that meet the written physical description, and 
in which the chemistry quantities do not equal or exceed any one of the 
levels listed above, are within the scope of this order unless 
otherwise specifically excluded. The following products are 
specifically excluded from this order: (1) Products clad, plated, or 
coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished or coated with 
plastic or other non- metallic substances; (2) SAE grades (formerly 
AISI grades) of series 2300 and above; (3) products made to ASTM A710 
and A736 or their proprietary equivalents; (4) abrasion-resistant 
steels (i.e., USS AR 400, USS AR 500); (5) products made to ASTM A202, 
A225, A514 grade S, A517 grade S, or their proprietary equivalents; (6) 
ball bearing steels; (7) tool steels; and (8) silicon manganese steel 
or silicon electric steel. The merchandise subject to this order is 
currently classifiable in the HTSUS under subheadings: 7208.40.3030, 
7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 
7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.13.0000, 
7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 
7212.50.0000, 7225.40.3050, 7225.40.7000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.99.0090, 
7226.91.5000, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, 7226.99.0000. Although the 
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written description of the merchandise covered by this order is 
dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the ``Issues and 
Decision Memorandum'' (``Decision Memorandum'') from Barbara E. 
Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration to 
Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, dated August 1, 2005, which is hereby adopted by this 
notice. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in 
this review and the corresponding recommendation in this public 
memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room B-099 of 
the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at https://

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ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    The Department determines that revocation of the CVD order on 
certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate from Korea would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable 
subsidy at the rate listed below:

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                                                              Net
               Manufacturer/exporters                   Countervailable
                                                       Subsidy (percent)
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Dongkuk Steel Mill, Ltd.............................                2.36
All others\3\.......................................                2.36
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\3\ Pohang Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (``POSCO'') was excluded from the
  order on the basis of a de minimis net subsidy rate of 0.82 percent.
  See Notice of Amended Final Determinations: Certain Cut-to-Length
  Carbon-Quality Steel Plated From India and the Republic of Korea; and
  Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-
  Quality Steel Plate From France, India, Indonesia, Italy, and the
  Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6587 (February 10, 2000).

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order:

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 of the 
Department's regulations. Timely 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 violation which is subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice are in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: August 1, 2005.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E5-4253 Filed 8-5-05; 8:45 am]
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