Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From China, 46543-46544 [05-15773]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 10, 2005 / Notices impacts. On June 16, 2005 (70 FR 35122), we published a notice in the Federal Register announcing our intent to prepare an EIS to analyze the effects of possibly revising our regulations pertaining to excess spoil generation and disposal and stream buffer zones. We asked for your input regarding the scope of impacts of the proposed action, the topics that we should examine, and any reasonable alternatives that should be considered. We also said that we would hold meetings if there was sufficient interest in having such meetings. Eighteen people, some representing organizations, contacted us and asked for meetings in various locations in the Appalachian coal fields. We are pleased to accommodate these requests by holding four meetings at the sites listed under ADDRESSES. These meetings will be open to anyone who would like to attend and participate. 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Dated: August 3, 2005. Michael K. Robinson, Acting Regional Director, Appalachian Region, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. [FR Doc. 05–15790 Filed 8–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–P VerDate jul<14>2003 15:02 Aug 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. TA–421–06] Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From China United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution and scheduling of an investigation under section 421(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2451(b)) (the Act). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Following receipt of a petition filed on August 2, 2005, on behalf of Allied Tube and Conduit Corp., Harvey, IL; IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., Camanche, IA; Maruichi American Corp., Santa Fe Springs, CA; Maverick Tube Corp., Chesterfield, MO; Sharon Tube Co., Sharon, PA; Western Tube Conduit Corp., Long Beach, CA; Wheatland Tube Co., Wheatland, PA; and the United Steelworkers of America, AFL–CIO, Pittsburgh, PA; the Commission instituted investigation No. TA–421–06, Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From China, under section 421(b) of the Act to determine whether circular welded non-alloy steel pipe 1 from 1 For purposes of this investigation, the subject product includes certain welded carbon quality steel pipes and tubes, of circular cross-section, with an outside diameter of 0.372 inches (9.45 mm) or more, but not more than 16 inches (406.4 mm), regardless of wall thickness, surface finish (black, galvanized, or painted), end finish (plain end, beveled end, grooved, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or industry specification (ASTM, proprietary, or other), generally known as standard pipe and structural pipe (they may also be referred to as structural or mechanical tubing). The term carbon quality steel may include certain low alloy steel imported as other alloy steel pipes and tubes. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above that is used in, or intended for use in, standard and structural pipe applications is covered by the scope of this investigation. Standard pipe applications include the low-pressure conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, air and other liquids and gases in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, automatic sprinkler systems, and other related uses. Standard pipe may also be used for light load-bearing and mechanical applications, such as for fence tubing, and as an intermediate product for protection of electrical wiring, such as conduit shells. Structural pipe is used in construction applications. The imported products are currently provided for in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) subheadings 7306.30.10 and 7306.30.50. Specifically, the various HTS statistical reporting numbers under which the subject standard pipe has been provided for since January 1, 1992, are as follows: 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, and 7306.30.5090. Although the HTS category is provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive. Pipe multiple-stenciled to the ASTM A–53 specification and to any other specification, such as the API-fL or 5L X–42 specifications, or singlecertified pipe that enters under HTS subheading 7306.10.10, is covered by this investigation when PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46543 China is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities or under such conditions as to cause or threaten to cause market disruption to the domestic producers of like or directly competitive products. For further information concerning the conduct of this investigation, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 206, subparts A and E (19 CFR part 206). DATES: Effective August 2, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Ruggles (202–205–3187 or via E-mail, fred.ruggles@usitc.gov), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Participation in the investigation and service list.—Persons wishing to participate in the investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, not later than seven days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Secretary will prepare a service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to this investigation upon the expiration of used in, or intended for use in, one of the standard pipe applications listed above, regardless of the HTS category in which it is entered. Pipe shells that enter the United States under HTS subheading 7306.30.50, including HTS statistical reporting number 7306.30.5028, are also covered by this investigation. The investigation also covers pipe used for the production of scaffolding (but does not include finished scaffolding). Products not included in this investigation are mechanical tubing (whether or not cold-drawn) provided for in HTS subheading 7306.30.50, tube and pipe hollows for redrawing provided for in HTS 7306.30.5035, or finished electrical conduit provided for in HTS 7306.30.5028. API line pipe used in oil or gas applications requiring API certifications is also not included in this investigation. Similarly, pipe produced to the API specifications for oil country tubular goods use are not included in this investigation. E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 46544 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 10, 2005 / Notices the period for filing entries of appearance. Limited disclosure of confidential business information (‘‘CBI’’) under an administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) and CBI service list.—Pursuant to section 206.47 of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make CBI gathered in this investigation available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the investigation, provided that the application is made not later than seven days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive CBI under the APO. Hearing.—The Commission has scheduled a hearing in connection with this investigation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on September 16, 2005, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Subjects related to both market disruption or threat thereof and remedy may be addressed at the hearing. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before September 7, 2005. All persons desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should attend a prehearing conference to be held at 9:30 a.m. on September 9 at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2) and 201.13(f) of the Commission’s rules. Written submissions.—Each party is encouraged to submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. The deadline for filing prehearing briefs is September 9, 2005. Parties may also file posthearing briefs. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is September 21, 2005. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the investigation may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the consideration of market disruption or threat thereof and/or remedy on or before September 29, 2005. Parties may submit final comments on market disruption on September 29, 2005 and on remedy on October 4, 2005. Final comments shall contain no more than ten (10) double-spaced and single-sided pages of textual material. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s rules do not authorize filing of submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules, as amended, 67 FR 68036 (November 8, 2002). Even where electronic filing of a document is VerDate jul<14>2003 15:02 Aug 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 permitted, certain documents must also be filed in paper form, as specified in II(C) of the Commission’s Handbook on Electronic Filing Procedures, 67 FR 68168, 68173 (November 8, 2002). Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission’s rules, will not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a Commissioner or Commission staff. Any submissions that contain CBI must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s rules. CBI that is furnished in written submissions (1) may be subject to, and may be released under an administrative protective order issued by the Commission pursuant to section 206.47 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure; (2) may be included in a confidential version of the report that the Commission transmits to the President and the U.S. Trade Representative, should the Commission transmit a confidential version; and (3) may also be used in any other import injury investigations conducted by the Commission on the same, or similar, subject matter. In accordance with section 201.16(c) of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on all other parties to the investigation (as identified by the service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. Remedy.—Parties are reminded that no separate hearing on the issue of remedy will be held. Those parties wishing to present arguments on the issue of remedy may do so orally at the hearing or in their prehearing briefs, posthearing briefs, or final comments on remedy. Authority: This investigation is being conducted under the authority of section 421 of the Trade Act of 1974; this notice is published pursuant to section 206.3 of the Commission’s rules. Issued: August 4, 2005. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–15773 Filed 8–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–547] In the Matter of Certain Personal Computers, Monitors and Components Thereof; Notice of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 6, 2005 under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. and Hewlett-Packard Company. A supplement to the complaint was filed on July 26, 2005. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain personal computers, monitors and components thereof by reason of infringement of claims 4, 7–8, 12, 15, and 18 of U.S. Patent No. 6,501,721; claims 1–17 of U.S. Patent No. 6,691,236; claims 1–26 of U.S. Patent No. 6,438,697; claims 1– 8, and 23–33 of U.S. Patent No. 6,894,706; and claims 1–33 of U.S. Patent No. 6,803,865 patent. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent limited exclusion order and permanent cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint and supplement, except for any confidential information contained therein, are available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202–205–2000. Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http:// www.usitc.gov. The public record for E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. TA-421-06]


Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From China

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution and scheduling of an investigation under section 
421(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2451(b)) (the Act).

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SUMMARY: Following receipt of a petition filed on August 2, 2005, on 
behalf of Allied Tube and Conduit Corp., Harvey, IL; IPSCO Tubulars, 
Inc., Camanche, IA; Maruichi American Corp., Santa Fe Springs, CA; 
Maverick Tube Corp., Chesterfield, MO; Sharon Tube Co., Sharon, PA; 
Western Tube Conduit Corp., Long Beach, CA; Wheatland Tube Co., 
Wheatland, PA; and the United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO, 
Pittsburgh, PA; the Commission instituted investigation No. TA-421-06, 
Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From China, under section 421(b) 
of the Act to determine whether circular welded non-alloy steel pipe 
\1\ from China is being imported into the United States in such 
increased quantities or under such conditions as to cause or threaten 
to cause market disruption to the domestic producers of like or 
directly competitive products.
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    \1\ For purposes of this investigation, the subject product 
includes certain welded carbon quality steel pipes and tubes, of 
circular cross-section, with an outside diameter of 0.372 inches 
(9.45 mm) or more, but not more than 16 inches (406.4 mm), 
regardless of wall thickness, surface finish (black, galvanized, or 
painted), end finish (plain end, beveled end, grooved, threaded, or 
threaded and coupled), or industry specification (ASTM, proprietary, 
or other), generally known as standard pipe and structural pipe 
(they may also be referred to as structural or mechanical tubing). 
The term carbon quality steel may include certain low alloy steel 
imported as other alloy steel pipes and tubes.
    All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above that 
is used in, or intended for use in, standard and structural pipe 
applications is covered by the scope of this investigation. Standard 
pipe applications include the low-pressure conveyance of water, 
steam, natural gas, air and other liquids and gases in plumbing and 
heating systems, air conditioning units, automatic sprinkler 
systems, and other related uses. Standard pipe may also be used for 
light load-bearing and mechanical applications, such as for fence 
tubing, and as an intermediate product for protection of electrical 
wiring, such as conduit shells. Structural pipe is used in 
construction applications.
    The imported products are currently provided for in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) subheadings 
7306.30.10 and 7306.30.50. Specifically, the various HTS statistical 
reporting numbers under which the subject standard pipe has been 
provided for since January 1, 1992, are as follows: 7306.30.1000, 
7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 
7306.30.5085, and 7306.30.5090. Although the HTS category is 
provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written 
description of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive.
    Pipe multiple-stenciled to the ASTM A-53 specification and to 
any other specification, such as the API-fL or 5L X-42 
specifications, or single-certified pipe that enters under HTS 
subheading 7306.10.10, is covered by this investigation when used 
in, or intended for use in, one of the standard pipe applications 
listed above, regardless of the HTS category in which it is entered. 
Pipe shells that enter the United States under HTS subheading 
7306.30.50, including HTS statistical reporting number 7306.30.5028, 
are also covered by this investigation. The investigation also 
covers pipe used for the production of scaffolding (but does not 
include finished scaffolding).
    Products not included in this investigation are mechanical 
tubing (whether or not cold-drawn) provided for in HTS subheading 
7306.30.50, tube and pipe hollows for redrawing provided for in HTS 
7306.30.5035, or finished electrical conduit provided for in HTS 
7306.30.5028. API line pipe used in oil or gas applications 
requiring API certifications is also not included in this 
investigation. Similarly, pipe produced to the API specifications 
for oil country tubular goods use are not included in this 
investigation.
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    For further information concerning the conduct of this 
investigation, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, 
consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, 
subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 206, subparts A and E 
(19 CFR part 206).

DATES: Effective August 2, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Ruggles (202-205-3187 or via E-
mail, fred.ruggles@usitc.gov), Office of Investigations, U.S. 
International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. 
Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by 
contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with 
mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access 
to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-
205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be 
obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). The 
public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's 
electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Participation in the investigation and service list.--Persons 
wishing to participate in the investigation as parties must file an 
entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided 
in section 201.11 of the Commission's rules, not later than seven days 
after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Secretary 
will prepare a service list containing the names and addresses of all 
persons, or their representatives, who are parties to this 
investigation upon the expiration of

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the period for filing entries of appearance.
    Limited disclosure of confidential business information (``CBI'') 
under an administrative protective order (``APO'') and CBI service 
list.--Pursuant to section 206.47 of the Commission's rules, the 
Secretary will make CBI gathered in this investigation available to 
authorized applicants under the APO issued in the investigation, 
provided that the application is made not later than seven days after 
the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. A separate 
service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties 
authorized to receive CBI under the APO.
    Hearing.--The Commission has scheduled a hearing in connection with 
this investigation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on September 16, 2005, at the 
U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Subjects related to both 
market disruption or threat thereof and remedy may be addressed at the 
hearing. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing 
with the Secretary to the Commission on or before September 7, 2005. 
All persons desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral 
presentations should attend a prehearing conference to be held at 9:30 
a.m. on September 9 at the U.S. International Trade Commission 
Building. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the 
hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2) and 201.13(f) of the 
Commission's rules.
    Written submissions.--Each party is encouraged to submit a 
prehearing brief to the Commission. The deadline for filing prehearing 
briefs is September 9, 2005. Parties may also file posthearing briefs. 
The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is September 21, 2005. In 
addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to 
the investigation may submit a written statement of information 
pertinent to the consideration of market disruption or threat thereof 
and/or remedy on or before September 29, 2005. Parties may submit final 
comments on market disruption on September 29, 2005 and on remedy on 
October 4, 2005. Final comments shall contain no more than ten (10) 
double-spaced and single-sided pages of textual material. All written 
submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the 
Commission's rules. The Commission's rules do not authorize filing of 
submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except 
to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission's rules, as 
amended, 67 FR 68036 (November 8, 2002). Even where electronic filing 
of a document is permitted, certain documents must also be filed in 
paper form, as specified in II(C) of the Commission's Handbook on 
Electronic Filing Procedures, 67 FR 68168, 68173 (November 8, 2002).
    Additional written submissions to the Commission, including 
requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission's rules, will not 
be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, 
or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a 
Commissioner or Commission staff.
    Any submissions that contain CBI must also conform with the 
requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission's rules. CBI that is 
furnished in written submissions (1) may be subject to, and may be 
released under an administrative protective order issued by the 
Commission pursuant to section 206.47 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure; (2) may be included in a confidential version 
of the report that the Commission transmits to the President and the 
U.S. Trade Representative, should the Commission transmit a 
confidential version; and (3) may also be used in any other import 
injury investigations conducted by the Commission on the same, or 
similar, subject matter.
    In accordance with section 201.16(c) of the Commission's rules, 
each document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on 
all other parties to the investigation (as identified by the service 
list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary 
will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service.
    Remedy.--Parties are reminded that no separate hearing on the issue 
of remedy will be held. Those parties wishing to present arguments on 
the issue of remedy may do so orally at the hearing or in their 
prehearing briefs, posthearing briefs, or final comments on remedy.

    Authority: This investigation is being conducted under the 
authority of section 421 of the Trade Act of 1974; this notice is 
published pursuant to section 206.3 of the Commission's rules.

    Issued: August 4, 2005.

    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
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