Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China, 51337-51338 [E5-4729]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 30, 2005 / Notices the length of the pencil. See Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, and Determination to Revoke Order in Part: Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China, 68 FR 62428 (November 4, 2003). (2) On March 27, 2003, the Department published the final results of a changed circumstances review that excluded from the scope of the order pencils produced under U.S. patent number 6,217,242, from paper infused with scents by the means covered in the above–referenced patent, thereby having odors distinct from those that may emanate from pencils lacking the scent infusion. See Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, and Determination to Revoke Order in Part: Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China, 68 FR 14942 (March 27, 2003). Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review: Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act, the Department will conduct a changed circumstances review upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from an interested party for a review of, an AD duty order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order. On April 14, 2005, Notch requested a ruling from the Department in accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(b) to exclude the novelty jumbo pencil described above from the AD order. Therefore, pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b), we are initiating a changed circumstances administrative review. Although Sanford et al expressed a lack of interest in the order with respect to the large novelty pencil in question, they did not claim that they represent substantially all of the production of the domestic like product, nor has the Department made such a determination. Therefore, the Department is not at this time preliminarily revoking the AD order with respect to the product in question pursuant to 19 CFR 351.222(g)(I). Interested parties are invited to comment on this initiation, or to demonstrate that the domestic interested parties account for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product. The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of preliminary results of changed circumstances antidumping duty administrative review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and 351.221(c)(3)(i), which will set forth the Department’s preliminary factual and legal VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:17 Aug 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 conclusions. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(ii), interested parties will have an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. The Department will issue its final results of review in accordance with the time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.216(e). This notice is published in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act. Dated: August 22, 2005. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–4728 Filed 8–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–570–827) Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce published the final results and partial rescission of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cased pencils from the People’s Republic of China covering the period of review (POR) December 1, 2002, through November 30, 2003, on July 22, 2005. See Certain Cased Pencils From the People’s Republic of China; Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 42301 (July 22, 2005) (Final Results). We are amending our final results to correct ministerial errors alleged by China First Pencil Co., Ltd./ Shanghai Three Star Stationery Industry Corp. (CFP/Three Star) and Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. (SFTC) pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). EFFECTIVE DATE: August 30, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz or Erin Begnal, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4474 and (202) 482–1442, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Scope of Order Imports covered by this order are shipments of certain cased pencils of PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51337 any shape or dimension (except as noted below) which are writing and/or drawing instruments that feature cores of graphite or other materials, encased in wood and/or man–made materials, whether or not decorated and whether or not tipped (e.g., with erasers, etc.) in any fashion, and either sharpened or unsharpened. The pencils subject to the order are currently classifiable under subheading 9609.10.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Specifically excluded from the scope of the order are mechanical pencils, cosmetic pencils, pens, non–cased crayons (wax), pastels, charcoals, chalks, and pencils produced under U.S. patent number 6,217,242, from paper infused with scents by the means covered in the above–referenced patent, thereby having odors distinct from those that may emanate from pencils lacking the scent infusion. Also excluded from the scope of the order are pencils with all of the following physical characteristics: 1) length: 13.5 or more inches; 2) sheath diameter: not less than one–and-one quarter inches at any point (before sharpening); and 3) core length: not more than 15 percent of the length of the pencil. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Amended Final Results In accordance with section 751(a) the Act, on July 22, 2005, the Department published its final results and partial rescission of the administrative review of certain cased pencils from the People’s Republic of China. See Final Results. On July 20, 2005, CFP/Three Star and SFTC submitted ministerial error allegations with respect to the final results of administrative review. No other interested party submitted ministerial error allegations. No party submitted comments on the ministerial error allegations submitted by CFP/ Three Star and SFTC. In accordance with section 751(h) of the Act, we have determined that certain ministerial errors were made in the calculation of the final margins for CFP/Three Star and SFTC. See Memorandum from Charles Riggle, Program Manager, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, to Wendy J. Frankel, Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8: Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China, Re: Allegation of Ministerial Errors (August 19, 2005). Pursuant to section 751(h) of the Act, we have corrected the errors and are amending the final results of review accordingly. E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 51338 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 30, 2005 / Notices See Memorandum from Paul Stolz and Erin Begnal, Case Analysts through Charles Riggle, Program Manager, to the File, Analysis Memorandum for Amended Final Results for China First Pencil Co., Ltd./Shanghai Three Star Stationery Industry Corp. (August 19, 2005). See Memorandum from Paul Stolz and Erin Begnal, Case Analysts through Charles Riggle, Program Manager, to the File, Analysis Memorandum for Amended Final Results for Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. (August 19, 2005). The revised final weighted–average dumping margins are as follows: Original weighted–average margin percentage Exporter/Manufacturer China First Pencil Co., Ltd./Shanghai Three Star Stationery Industry Corp.1 .... Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. ......................... 0.61 13.25 Amended weighted–average margin percentage 0.15 12.69 1 This rate also applies to subsidiaries Shanghai First Writing Instrument Co., Ltd., Shanghai Great Wall Pencil Co., Ltd., and China First Pencil Fang Zheng Co., Ltd. The Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries based on the amended final results. For details on the assessment of antidumping duties on all appropriate entries, see Final Results. Dated: August 19, 2005. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–4729 Filed 8–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency [Docket No: 980901228–5228–04] Solicitation of Applications for the Minority Business Opportunity Center (MBOC) Program Minority Business Development Agency, DOC. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with Executive Order 11625 and 15 U.S.C. 1512, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is soliciting competitive applications from organizations to operate Minority Business Opportunity Centers (MBOC) (formerly Minority Business Opportunity Committees). The Minority Business Opportunity Centers through their staff will provide brokering services and assistance to MBEs that (a) generate $500,000 or more in annual gross revenues or (b) are capable of creating significant employment and long-term economic impact (commonly referred to as ‘‘rapid growth-potential MBEs). In addition, MBOCs provide access to buyers of goods and services and procurement and financing opportunities within the public and private sectors. MBOC operators and executive directors should have experience in and knowledge of the local minority business sector and established working VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:17 Aug 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 relationships with buying organizations. MBOCs are supported by a volunteer advisory committee that assists the MBOC in implementing program requirements and providing contract and financing opportunities to MBEs. The program is primarily evaluated by MBDA based on the number and dollar value of contracts and financial transactions awarded to minority business enterprises. DATES: The closing date for receipt of applications is October 14, 2005. Completed applications must be received by MBDA no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time at the address below. Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered. Anticipated time for processing is one hundred twenty (120) days from the date of publication of this notice. MBDA anticipates that awards for the MBOC program will be made with a start date of January 1, 2006. ADDRESSES: If Mailed: If the application is mailed/shipped overnight by the applicant or its representative, one (1) signed original plus two (2) copies of the application must be submitted. Completed application packages must be mailed to: Office of Business Development—MBOC Program, Office of Executive Secretariat, HCHB, Room 5063, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. U.S. Department of Commerce delivery policies for Federal Express, UPS, and DHL overnight services require the packages to be sent to the address above. If Hand-Delivered: If the application is hand-delivered by the applicant or his/her representative, one (1) signed original plus two (2) copies of the application must be delivered to: U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency, Office of Business Development—MBOC Program (extension 1940), HCHB, Room 1874, Entrance #10, 15th Street, NW., Washington, DC. (Between PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues.) U.S. Department of Commerce ‘‘handdelivery’’ policies state that Federal Express, UPS, and DHL overnight services submitted to the address listed above (Entrance #10) cannot be accepted. These policies should be taken into consideration when utilizing their services. MBDA will not accept applications that are submitted by the deadline but rejected due to Departmental hand-delivery policies. The applicant must adhere to these policies for its application to be considered for award. If Filed Electronically: Applicants are encouraged to submit their proposal electronically via the Internet and mail or hand-deliver only the pages that require original signatures by the closing date and time, as stated in this Notice. Applicants may submit their applications at http://www.Grants.gov. However, due to technical requirements, all sections of the application must be completed in order for the system to process the application. Program and Budget Narratives must be completed and the following paper forms must be submitted in hard copy with original signatures by the closing date and time stated in this announcement: (1) SF–424, Application for Federal Assistance; (2) SF–424B, Assurances—NonConstruction Programs; (3) SF–LLL (Rev.7–97) (if applicable), Disclosure of Lobbying Activities; (4) CD 511, Certification Regarding Lobbying; and (5) Form CD–346, Application for Funding Assistance (Name Check form). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, please visit MBDA’s Minority Business Internet Portal at http://www.mbda.gov. Paper applications and Standard Forms may be obtained by contacting the MBDA National Enterprise Center (NEC) for the area in which the Applicant is located (See Agency Contacts section) or visiting MBDA’s Portal at http:// E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-570-827)


Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review: Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic 
of China

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce published the final results and 
partial rescission of the administrative review of the antidumping duty 
order on certain cased pencils from the People's Republic of China 
covering the period of review (POR) December 1, 2002, through November 
30, 2003, on July 22, 2005. See Certain Cased Pencils From the People's 
Republic of China; Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 42301 (July 22, 2005) (Final 
Results). We are amending our final results to correct ministerial 
errors alleged by China First Pencil Co., Ltd./Shanghai Three Star 
Stationery Industry Corp. (CFP/Three Star) and Orient International 
Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. (SFTC) pursuant to section 
751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 30, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz or Erin Begnal, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4474 and (202) 482-1442, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of Order

    Imports covered by this order are shipments of certain cased 
pencils of any shape or dimension (except as noted below) which are 
writing and/or drawing instruments that feature cores of graphite or 
other materials, encased in wood and/or man-made materials, whether or 
not decorated and whether or not tipped (e.g., with erasers, etc.) in 
any fashion, and either sharpened or unsharpened. The pencils subject 
to the order are currently classifiable under subheading 9609.10.00 of 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). 
Specifically excluded from the scope of the order are mechanical 
pencils, cosmetic pencils, pens, non-cased crayons (wax), pastels, 
charcoals, chalks, and pencils produced under U.S. patent number 
6,217,242, from paper infused with scents by the means covered in the 
above-referenced patent, thereby having odors distinct from those that 
may emanate from pencils lacking the scent infusion. Also excluded from 
the scope of the order are pencils with all of the following physical 
characteristics: 1) length: 13.5 or more inches; 2) sheath diameter: 
not less than one-and-one quarter inches at any point (before 
sharpening); and 3) core length: not more than 15 percent of the length 
of the pencil.
    Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is 
dispositive.

Amended Final Results

    In accordance with section 751(a) the Act, on July 22, 2005, the 
Department published its final results and partial rescission of the 
administrative review of certain cased pencils from the People's 
Republic of China. See Final Results.
    On July 20, 2005, CFP/Three Star and SFTC submitted ministerial 
error allegations with respect to the final results of administrative 
review. No other interested party submitted ministerial error 
allegations. No party submitted comments on the ministerial error 
allegations submitted by CFP/Three Star and SFTC. In accordance with 
section 751(h) of the Act, we have determined that certain ministerial 
errors were made in the calculation of the final margins for CFP/Three 
Star and SFTC. See Memorandum from Charles Riggle, Program Manager, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 8, to Wendy J. Frankel, Director, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 8: Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain 
Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China, Re: Allegation of 
Ministerial Errors (August 19, 2005). Pursuant to section 751(h) of the 
Act, we have corrected the errors and are amending the final results of 
review accordingly.

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See Memorandum from Paul Stolz and Erin Begnal, Case Analysts through 
Charles Riggle, Program Manager, to the File, Analysis Memorandum for 
Amended Final Results for China First Pencil Co., Ltd./Shanghai Three 
Star Stationery Industry Corp. (August 19, 2005). See Memorandum from 
Paul Stolz and Erin Begnal, Case Analysts through Charles Riggle, 
Program Manager, to the File, Analysis Memorandum for Amended Final 
Results for Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., 
Ltd. (August 19, 2005). The revised final weighted-average dumping 
margins are as follows:

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                                                        Original weighted-average     Amended weighted-average
                Exporter/Manufacturer                       margin percentage             margin percentage
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China First Pencil Co., Ltd./Shanghai Three Star                              0.61                          0.15
 Stationery Industry Corp.\1\.......................
Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade                          13.25                         12.69
 Co., Ltd...........................................
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\1\ This rate also applies to subsidiaries Shanghai First Writing Instrument Co., Ltd., Shanghai Great Wall
  Pencil Co., Ltd., and China First Pencil Fang Zheng Co., Ltd.

    The Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries based on the amended final results. 
For details on the assessment of antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries, see Final Results.

    Dated: August 19, 2005.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E5-4729 Filed 8-29-05; 8:45 am]
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