Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Japan and Mexico; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 53159-53161 [E5-4847]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 7, 2005 / Notices entries by applying the assessment rate to the entered value of the merchandise. For assessment purposes, we calculated importer–specific assessment rates for the subject merchandise by aggregating the dumping margins for all U.S. sales to each importer and dividing the amount by the total entered value of the sales to that importer. In instances where entered value was not reported, we calculated importer–specific assessment rates by aggregating the dumping margins calculated for all of the U.S. sales examined and dividing this amount by the total quantity of the sales examined. To determine whether the duty assessment rates were de minimis, in accordance with the requirement set forth in 19 CFR 351.106 (c)(2), we calculated importer–specific ad valorem ratios based on export prices. The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP within 15 days of publication of the final results of review. Cash Deposit Requirements To calculate the cash deposit rate for each producer and/or exporter included in this administrative review, we divided the total dumping margins for each company by the total net value for that company’s sales during the review period. The following deposit rates will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of CORE for Korea entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for the companies listed above will be the rates established in the final results of these reviews, except if the rate is less than 0.5 percent and, therefore, de minimis, the cash deposit will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company–specific rate published for the most recent final results in which that manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in these reviews, a prior review, or the original less than fair value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent final results for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer is a firm covered in these or any previous review conducted by the Department, the cash deposit rate will be 17.70 percent, the ‘‘All Others’’ rate established in the underlying investigation. See Orders on Certain VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:05 Sep 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 Steel from Korea. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until publication of the final results of the next administrative review. Notification to Importers This notice 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. This administrative review is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(I)(1) of the Act. Dated: August 31, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–4867 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–588–850, A–201–827) Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Japan and Mexico; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 2, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe (Large Diameter SSLPP) from Japan and Mexico pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of domestic interested parties and no response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews for these orders. As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins are identified in AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53159 the Final Results of Reviews section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 7, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Saliha Loucif or David Goldberger, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1779 and (202) 482–4136, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On May 2, 2005, the Department published the notice of initiation of the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on Large Diameter SSLPP from Japan and Mexico, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Fiveyear (Sunset) Reviews, 70 FR 22632 (May 2, 2005). See also Procedures for Conducting Five-year (Sunset) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 63 FR 13516, 13522 (March 20, 1998). On May 17, 2005, the Department received the Notice of Intent to Participate from United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) (the domestic interested party), within the deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department’s Regulations. The domestic interested party claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(c) of the Act, as a manufacturer, producer, or wholesaler of the subject merchandise in the United States. On June 1, 2005, we received complete substantive responses from the domestic interested party within the 30day deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(3)(i) of the Department’s Regulations. On the same day, Tubos de Aceros de Mexico, S.A. (TAMSA), the sole respondent in the investigation of Large Diameter SSLPP from Mexico, and the only known producer of subject merchandise in Mexico, submitted a waiver of participation.1 In the sunset reviews of Large Diameter SSLPP from Mexico and Japan, the Department has not received any notice of intent to participate nor substantive response from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(c)(2) of the Department’s Regulations, the 1 During the course of its investigation, the Department determined that Tubos de Aceros de Mexico, S.A. (TAMSA) was the sole producer of Large Diameter SSLPP in Mexico. See Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination: Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Mexico, 65 FR 5587 (February 4, 2000). E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 53160 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 7, 2005 / Notices Department conducted expedited (120day) sunset reviews of these orders. Scope of the Orders The products covered by this order are large diameter seamless carbon and alloy (other than stainless) steel standard, line, and pressure pipes produced, or equivalent, to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A53, ASTM A106, ASTM A333, ASTM A334, ASTM A589, ASTM A795, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) 5L specifications and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of application, with the exception of the exclusions discussed below. The scope of this order also includes all other products used in standard, line, or pressure pipe applications and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of specification, with the exception of the exclusions discussed below. Specifically included within the scope of this order are seamless pipes greater than 4.5 inches (114.3 mm) up to and including 16 inches (406.4 mm) in outside diameter, regardless of wall– thickness, manufacturing process (hot finished or cold–drawn), end finish (plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish. The seamless pipes subject to this order are currently classifiable under the subheadings 7304.10.10.30, 7304.10.10.45, 7304.10.10.60, 7304.10.50.50, 7304.31.60.50, 7304.39.00.36, 7304.39.00.40, 7304.39.00.44, 7304.39.00.48, 7304.39.00.52, 7304.39.00.56, 7304.39.00.62, 7304.39.00.68, 7304.39.00.72, 7304.51.50.60, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.30, 7304.59.80.35, 7304.59.80.40, 7304.59.80.45, 7304.59.80.50, 7304.59.80.55, 7304.59.80.60, 7304.59.80.65, and 7304.59.80.70 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Specifications, Characteristics, and Uses: Large diameter seamless pipe is used primarily for line applications such as oil, gas, or water pipeline, or utility distribution systems. Seamless pressure pipes are intended for the conveyance of water, steam, petrochemicals, chemicals, oil products, natural gas, and other liquids and gasses in industrial piping systems. They may carry these substances at elevated pressures and temperatures and may be subject to the application of external heat. Seamless carbon steel pressure pipe meeting the ASTM A106 standard may be used in temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, at various VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:05 Sep 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code stress levels. Alloy pipes made to ASTM A335 standard must be used if temperatures and stress levels exceed those allowed for ASTM A106. Seamless pressure pipes sold in the United States are commonly produced to the ASTM A106 standard. Seamless standard pipes are most commonly produced to the ASTM A53 specification and generally are not intended for high temperature service. They are intended for the low temperature and pressure conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, air and other liquids and gasses in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, automatic sprinkler systems, and other related uses. Standard pipes (depending on type and code) may carry liquids at elevated temperatures but must not exceed relevant ASME code requirements. If exceptionally low temperature uses or conditions are anticipated, standard pipe may be manufactured to ASTM A333 or ASTM A334 specifications. Seamless line pipes are intended for the conveyance of oil and natural gas or other fluids in pipe lines. Seamless line pipes are produced to the API 5L specification. Seamless water well pipe (ASTM A589) and seamless galvanized pipe for fire protection uses (ASTM A795) are used for the conveyance of water. Seamless pipes are commonly produced and certified to meet ASTM A106, ASTM A53, API 5L–B, and API 5L–X42 specifications. To avoid maintaining separate production runs and separate inventories, manufacturers typically triple or quadruple certify the pipes by meeting the metallurgical requirements and performing the required tests pursuant to the respective specifications. Since distributors sell the vast majority of this product, they can thereby maintain a single inventory to service all customers. The primary application of ASTM A106 pressure pipes and triple or quadruple certified pipes in large diameters is for use as oil and gas distribution lines for commercial applications. A more minor application for large diameter seamless pipes is for use in pressure piping systems by refineries, petrochemical plants, and chemical plants, as well as in power generation plants and in some oil field uses (on shore and off shore) such as for separator lines, gathering lines and metering runs. These applications constitute the majority of the market for the subject seamless pipes. However, ASTM A106 pipes may be used in some boiler applications. The scope of this order includes all seamless pipe meeting the physical PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 parameters described above and produced to one of the specifications listed above, regardless of application, with the exception of the exclusions discussed below, whether or not also certified to a non–covered specification. Standard, line, and pressure applications and the above–listed specifications are defining characteristics of the scope of this order. Therefore, seamless pipes meeting the physical description above, but not produced to the ASTM A53, ASTM A106, ASTM A333, ASTM A334, ASTM A589, ASTM A795, and API 5L specifications shall be covered if used in a standard, line, or pressure application, with the exception of the specific exclusions discussed below. For example, there are certain other ASTM specifications of pipe which, because of overlapping characteristics, could potentially be used in ASTM A106 applications. These specifications generally include ASTM A161, ASTM A192, ASTM A210, ASTM A252, ASTM A501, ASTM A523, ASTM A524, and ASTM A618. When such pipes are used in a standard, line, or pressure pipe application, such products are covered by the scope of this order. Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are: A. Boiler tubing and mechanical tubing, if such products are not produced to ASTM A53, ASTM A106, ASTM A333, ASTM A334, ASTM A589, ASTM A795, and API 5L specifications and are not used in standard, line, or pressure pipe applications. B. Finished and unfinished oil country tubular goods (OCTG), if covered by the scope of another antidumping duty order from the same country. If not covered by such an OCTG order, finished and unfinished OCTG are included in this scope when used in standard, line or pressure applications. C. Products produced to the A335 specification unless they are used in an application that would normally utilize ASTM A53, ASTM A106, ASTM A333, ASTM A334, ASTM A589, ASTM A795, and API 5L specifications. D. Line and riser pipe for deepwater application, i.e., line and riser pipe that is (1) used in a deepwater application, which means for use in water depths of 1,500 feet or more; (2) intended for use in and is actually used for a specific deepwater project; (3) rated for a specified minimum yield strength of not less than 60,000 psi; and (4) not identified or certified through the use of a monogram, stencil, or otherwise marked with an API specification (e.g., API 5L). With regard to the excluded products listed above, the Department E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 7, 2005 / Notices will not instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to require end– use certification until such time as petitioner or other interested parties provide to the Department a reasonable basis to believe or suspect that the products are being utilized in a covered application. If such information is provided, the Department will require end–use certification only for the product(s) (or specification(s)) for which evidence is provided that such products are being used in a covered application as described above. For example, if, based on evidence provided by the petitioner, the Department finds a reasonable basis to believe or suspect that seamless pipe produced to the A– 335 specification is being used in an A– 106 application, it will require end–use certifications for imports of that specification. Normally the Department will require only the importer of record to certify to the end–use of the imported merchandise. If it later proves necessary for adequate implementation, the Department may also require producers who export such products to the United States to provide such certification on invoices accompanying shipments to the United States. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Japan and Mexico; Final Results (Decision Memo) from Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated August 30, 2005, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memo include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the orders were to be revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in room B–099 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be accessed directly on the Web at https://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the heading ‘‘September 2005.’’ The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in content. VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:05 Sep 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 Final Results of Reviews We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on Large Diameter SSLPP from Japan and Mexico would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted–average percentage margins: Manufacturers/Exporters/ Producers Weighted Average Margin (percent) Japan. Nippon Steel Corporation Kawasaki Steel Corporation .............................. Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (SMI) ........... All Others ........................ Mexico. TAMSA ........................... All Others ........................ 107.80 107.80 107.80 68.80 15.05 15.05 This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with section 351.305 of the Department’s Regulations. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders 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 these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: August 30, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–4847 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–588–835 Oil Country Tubular Goods from Japan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Recission of Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) from Japan in response to requests by the United States Steel Corporation, a petitioner in AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53161 the original investigation (petitioner). United States Steel Corporation requested administrative reviews of JFE Steel Corporation (JFE), Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon), NKK Tubes (NKK) and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (SMI). This review covers sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the period of August 1, 2003 through July 31, 2004. We have preliminarily determined that NKK and SMI had no reviewable sales of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) and that the review of these two companies should be rescinded. We have also preliminarily determined that adverse facts available should be applied to the remaining respondents, neither of which participated in this administrative review. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the Preliminary Results of Review section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 7, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley or Kimberley Hunt, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3148 or (202) 482– 1272, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BACKGROUND On August 11, 1995, the Department published the antidumping duty order on OCTG from Japan in the Federal Register (60 FR 41058). On August 3, 2004, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of this order (69 FR 46496). On August 31, 2004, the Department received a timely request for review from petitioner covering JFE, Nippon, NKK and SMI.1 On September 22, 2004, we published a notice initiating an administrative review of the antidumping order on OCTG from Japan. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 69 FR 56745. The Department issued Sections A, B and C of its original questionnaire on November 12, 2004.2 On November 18, 1 The Department found SMI and Sumitomo Corporation (SC) to be affiliated in a previous review. See Oil Country Tubular Goods From Japan; Preliminary Results and Rescission in Part of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 64 FR 48589, 48591 (September 7, 1999). Neither SMI nor SC has placed information on the record of this review suggesting that the basis for this finding has changed. 2 Section A of the questionnaire requests general information concerning a company’s corporate E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM Continued 07SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-588-850, A-201-827)


Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line 
and Pressure Pipe from Japan and Mexico; Final Results of the Expedited 
Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On May 2, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain 
large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure 
pipe (Large Diameter SSLPP) from Japan and Mexico pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On the basis of 
a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response 
filed on behalf of domestic interested parties and no response from 
respondent interested parties, the Department conducted expedited (120-
day) sunset reviews for these orders. As a result of these sunset 
reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty 
orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
dumping. The dumping margins are identified in the Final Results of 
Reviews section of this notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 7, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Saliha Loucif or David Goldberger, AD/CVD 
Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1779 and (202) 482-4136, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background:

    On May 2, 2005, the Department published the notice of initiation 
of the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on Large Diameter 
SSLPP from Japan and Mexico, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See 
Initiation of Five-year (Sunset) Reviews, 70 FR 22632 (May 2, 2005). 
See also Procedures for Conducting Five-year (Sunset) Reviews of 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 63 FR 13516, 13522 (March 
20, 1998). On May 17, 2005, the Department received the Notice of 
Intent to Participate from United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) 
(the domestic interested party), within the deadline specified in 
section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department's Regulations. The domestic 
interested party claimed interested party status under section 
771(9)(c) of the Act, as a manufacturer, producer, or wholesaler of the 
subject merchandise in the United States.
    On June 1, 2005, we received complete substantive responses from 
the domestic interested party within the 30-day deadline specified in 
section 351.218(d)(3)(i) of the Department's Regulations. On the same 
day, Tubos de Aceros de Mexico, S.A. (TAMSA), the sole respondent in 
the investigation of Large Diameter SSLPP from Mexico, and the only 
known producer of subject merchandise in Mexico, submitted a waiver of 
participation.\1\ In the sunset reviews of Large Diameter SSLPP from 
Mexico and Japan, the Department has not received any notice of intent 
to participate nor substantive response from any respondent interested 
party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 
section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(c)(2) of the Department's Regulations, the

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Department conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of these 
orders.
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    \1\ During the course of its investigation, the Department 
determined that Tubos de Aceros de Mexico, S.A. (TAMSA) was the sole 
producer of Large Diameter SSLPP in Mexico. See Notice of 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Postponement of Final Determination: Certain Large Diameter Carbon 
and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Mexico, 65 
FR 5587 (February 4, 2000).
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Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by this order are large diameter seamless 
carbon and alloy (other than stainless) steel standard, line, and 
pressure pipes produced, or equivalent, to the American Society for 
Testing and Materials (ASTM) A53, ASTM A106, ASTM A333, ASTM A334, ASTM 
A589, ASTM A795, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) 5L 
specifications and meeting the physical parameters described below, 
regardless of application, with the exception of the exclusions 
discussed below. The scope of this order also includes all other 
products used in standard, line, or pressure pipe applications and 
meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of 
specification, with the exception of the exclusions discussed below.
    Specifically included within the scope of this order are seamless 
pipes greater than 4.5 inches (114.3 mm) up to and including 16 inches 
(406.4 mm) in outside diameter, regardless of wall-thickness, 
manufacturing process (hot finished or cold-drawn), end finish (plain 
end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or 
surface finish.
    The seamless pipes subject to this order are currently classifiable 
under the subheadings 7304.10.10.30, 7304.10.10.45, 7304.10.10.60, 
7304.10.50.50, 7304.31.60.50, 7304.39.00.36, 7304.39.00.40, 
7304.39.00.44, 7304.39.00.48, 7304.39.00.52, 7304.39.00.56, 
7304.39.00.62, 7304.39.00.68, 7304.39.00.72, 7304.51.50.60, 
7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.30, 7304.59.80.35, 7304.59.80.40, 
7304.59.80.45, 7304.59.80.50, 7304.59.80.55, 7304.59.80.60, 
7304.59.80.65, and 7304.59.80.70 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS).
    Specifications, Characteristics, and Uses: Large diameter seamless 
pipe is used primarily for line applications such as oil, gas, or water 
pipeline, or utility distribution systems. Seamless pressure pipes are 
intended for the conveyance of water, steam, petrochemicals, chemicals, 
oil products, natural gas, and other liquids and gasses in industrial 
piping systems. They may carry these substances at elevated pressures 
and temperatures and may be subject to the application of external 
heat. Seamless carbon steel pressure pipe meeting the ASTM A106 
standard may be used in temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, 
at various American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code stress 
levels. Alloy pipes made to ASTM A335 standard must be used if 
temperatures and stress levels exceed those allowed for ASTM A106. 
Seamless pressure pipes sold in the United States are commonly produced 
to the ASTM A106 standard.
    Seamless standard pipes are most commonly produced to the ASTM A53 
specification and generally are not intended for high temperature 
service. They are intended for the low temperature and pressure 
conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, air and other liquids and 
gasses in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, 
automatic sprinkler systems, and other related uses. Standard pipes 
(depending on type and code) may carry liquids at elevated temperatures 
but must not exceed relevant ASME code requirements. If exceptionally 
low temperature uses or conditions are anticipated, standard pipe may 
be manufactured to ASTM A333 or ASTM A334 specifications.
    Seamless line pipes are intended for the conveyance of oil and 
natural gas or other fluids in pipe lines. Seamless line pipes are 
produced to the API 5L specification. Seamless water well pipe (ASTM 
A589) and seamless galvanized pipe for fire protection uses (ASTM A795) 
are used for the conveyance of water. Seamless pipes are commonly 
produced and certified to meet ASTM A106, ASTM A53, API 5L-B, and API 
5L-X42 specifications. To avoid maintaining separate production runs 
and separate inventories, manufacturers typically triple or quadruple 
certify the pipes by meeting the metallurgical requirements and 
performing the required tests pursuant to the respective 
specifications. Since distributors sell the vast majority of this 
product, they can thereby maintain a single inventory to service all 
customers. The primary application of ASTM A106 pressure pipes and 
triple or quadruple certified pipes in large diameters is for use as 
oil and gas distribution lines for commercial applications. A more 
minor application for large diameter seamless pipes is for use in 
pressure piping systems by refineries, petrochemical plants, and 
chemical plants, as well as in power generation plants and in some oil 
field uses (on shore and off shore) such as for separator lines, 
gathering lines and metering runs. These applications constitute the 
majority of the market for the subject seamless pipes. However, ASTM 
A106 pipes may be used in some boiler applications.
    The scope of this order includes all seamless pipe meeting the 
physical parameters described above and produced to one of the 
specifications listed above, regardless of application, with the 
exception of the exclusions discussed below, whether or not also 
certified to a non-covered specification. Standard, line, and pressure 
applications and the above-listed specifications are defining 
characteristics of the scope of this order. Therefore, seamless pipes 
meeting the physical description above, but not produced to the ASTM 
A53, ASTM A106, ASTM A333, ASTM A334, ASTM A589, ASTM A795, and API 5L 
specifications shall be covered if used in a standard, line, or 
pressure application, with the exception of the specific exclusions 
discussed below.
    For example, there are certain other ASTM specifications of pipe 
which, because of overlapping characteristics, could potentially be 
used in ASTM A106 applications. These specifications generally include 
ASTM A161, ASTM A192, ASTM A210, ASTM A252, ASTM A501, ASTM A523, ASTM 
A524, and ASTM A618. When such pipes are used in a standard, line, or 
pressure pipe application, such products are covered by the scope of 
this order.
    Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are:
    A. Boiler tubing and mechanical tubing, if such products are not 
produced to ASTM A53, ASTM A106, ASTM A333, ASTM A334, ASTM A589, ASTM 
A795, and API 5L specifications and are not used in standard, line, or 
pressure pipe applications.
    B. Finished and unfinished oil country tubular goods (OCTG), if 
covered by the scope of another antidumping duty order from the same 
country. If not covered by such an OCTG order, finished and unfinished 
OCTG are included in this scope when used in standard, line or pressure 
applications.
    C. Products produced to the A335 specification unless they are used 
in an application that would normally utilize ASTM A53, ASTM A106, ASTM 
A333, ASTM A334, ASTM A589, ASTM A795, and API 5L specifications.
    D. Line and riser pipe for deepwater application, i.e., line and 
riser pipe that is (1) used in a deepwater application, which means for 
use in water depths of 1,500 feet or more; (2) intended for use in and 
is actually used for a specific deepwater project; (3) rated for a 
specified minimum yield strength of not less than 60,000 psi; and (4) 
not identified or certified through the use of a monogram, stencil, or 
otherwise marked with an API specification (e.g., API 5L). With regard 
to the excluded products listed above, the Department

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will not instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to require 
end-use certification until such time as petitioner or other interested 
parties provide to the Department a reasonable basis to believe or 
suspect that the products are being utilized in a covered application. 
If such information is provided, the Department will require end-use 
certification only for the product(s) (or specification(s)) for which 
evidence is provided that such products are being used in a covered 
application as described above. For example, if, based on evidence 
provided by the petitioner, the Department finds a reasonable basis to 
believe or suspect that seamless pipe produced to the A-335 
specification is being used in an A-106 application, it will require 
end-use certifications for imports of that specification. Normally the 
Department will require only the importer of record to certify to the 
end-use of the imported merchandise. If it later proves necessary for 
adequate implementation, the Department may also require producers who 
export such products to the United States to provide such certification 
on invoices accompanying shipments to the United States. Although the 
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written description of the merchandise subject to this order is 
dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping 
Duty Orders on Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless 
Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Japan and Mexico; Final Results 
(Decision Memo) from Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated August 30, 2005, 
which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the 
Decision Memo include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of 
dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the 
orders were to be revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of 
all issues raised in these reviews and the corresponding 
recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in room B-
099 of the main Commerce building.
    In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be 
accessed directly on the Web at https://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the 
heading ``September 2005.'' The paper copy and electronic version of 
the Decision Memo are identical in content.

Final Results of Reviews

    We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on 
Large Diameter SSLPP from Japan and Mexico would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average 
percentage margins:

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                                                        Weighted Average
          Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers             Margin (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japan................................................
Nippon Steel Corporation.............................             107.80
Kawasaki Steel Corporation...........................             107.80
Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (SMI)................             107.80
All Others...........................................              68.80
Mexico...............................................
TAMSA................................................              15.05
All Others...........................................              15.05
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    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with section 351.305 of the 
Department's Regulations. Timely notification of the return or 
destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective 
orders 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 these results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: August 30, 2005.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E5-4847 Filed 9-6-05; 8:45 am]
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