Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order: Sulfanilic Acid from India, 53168-53169 [E5-4857]

Download as PDF 53168 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 7, 2005 / Notices subheadings: 7216.32.0000, 7216.33.0030, 7216.33.0060, 7216.33.0090, 7216.50.0000, 7216.61.0000, 7216.69.0000, 7216.91.0000, 7216.99.0000, 7228.70.3040, 7228.70.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise in 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 30, 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:// ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Dated: August 30, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–4869 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (C–533–807) Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order: Sulfanilic Acid from India Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 2, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on sulfanilic acid from India pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five–Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 22632 (May 2, 2005). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of a domestic interested party and an inadequate response (in this case, no response) from respondent interested parties, the Final Results of Review Department decided to conduct an The Department determines that expedited sunset review of this CVD revocation of the CVD order would be order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of likely to lead to continuation or the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). recurrence of a countervailable subsidy As a result of this review, the at the rates listed below: Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to Net Countervailable continuation or recurrence of a Producers/Exporters Subsidy (percent) countervailable subsidy at the level indicated the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ Kangwon Industries ...... 3.88 section of this notice. Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. ............................ 1.34 EFFECTIVE DATE: September 7, 2005. All Others ...................... 3.87 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tipten Troidl or David Goldberger, AD/ Notification Regarding Administrative CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Protective Order Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of This notice serves as the only Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) Avenue, NW, Washington; DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1767 or (101) 482– of their responsibility concerning the 4136, respectively. return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Background Timely notification of return/ On May 2, 2005, the Department destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is initiated a sunset review of the CVD order on sulfanilic acid from India hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five–Year (‘‘Sunset’’) APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing the Reviews, 70 FR 22632 (May 2, 2005). results and notice in accordance with The Department received a notice of sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the intent to participate on behalf of Act. National Ford Chemical Company VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:05 Sep 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (‘‘NFC’’), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). NFC claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a domestic producer of sulfanilic acid. The Department received a complete substantive response from NFC within the 30–day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). However, the Department did not receive a substantive response from any respondent interested party to this proceeding. 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 review of this order. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the CVD order are all grades of sulfanilic acid, which include technical (or crude) sulfanilic acid, refined (or purified) sulfanilic acid and sodium salt of sulfanilic acid (sodium sulfanilate). The principal differences between the grades are the undesirable quantities of residual aniline and alkali insoluble materials present in the sulfanilic acid. All grades are available as dry free flowing powders. Technical sulfanilic acid contains 96 percent minimum sulfanilic acid, 1.0 percent maximum aniline, and 1.0 percent maximum alkali insoluble materials. Refined sulfanilic acid contains 98 percent minimum sulfanilic acid, 0.5 percent maximum aniline, and 0.25 percent maximum alkali insoluble materials. Sodium salt of sulfanilic acid (sodium sulfanilate) is a granular or crystalline material containing 75 percent minimum sulfanilic acid, 0.5 percent maximum aniline, and 0.25 percent maximum alkali insoluble materials based on the equivalent sulfanilic acid content. The merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 2921.42.22 and 2921.42.24.20. HTSUS subheadings for sulfanilic acid and sodium salts of sulfanilic acid have changed since the issuance of this order. The petitioner asserts that the HTSUS subheading for sulfanilic acid was 2921.42.24.20 in 1993 and has remained at 2921.42.22 since 1994. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the 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 E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 7, 2005 / Notices 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. 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:// 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 countervailing duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the rate listed below: Producers/Exporters Net Countervailable Subsidy (percent) All Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters ....... 43.71 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice 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. Timely notification of return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing the 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. E5–4857 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:05 Sep 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Docket Number: 050830232-5232-01 Implementation of Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics Established Under Title IV of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice Announcing the Availability of Grant Funds. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice announces the availability of grant funds in calendar year 2005 for manufacturers of certain worsted wool fabrics. The purpose of this notice is to provide the general public with a single source of program and application information related to the worsted wool grant offerings, and it contains the information about the program required to be published in the Federal Register. DATES: Applications by eligible U.S. producers of certain worsted wool fabrics must be received or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Standard Time on October 7, 2005. Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered. ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the Industry Assessment Division, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 3001, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-4058. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Bennett, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access: The full funding opportunity announcement for the worsted wool fabrics program is available through FedGrants at https:// www.grants.gov. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number is 11.113, Special Projects. Statutory Authority: Section 4002(c)(6) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-429, 118 Stat. 2603) (the ‘‘Act’’). Program Description: Section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Act authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000, and 2001, manufacturers of two categories of worsted wool fabrics. The first category are manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53169 percent or more by weight of wool, with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 micron (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers’ production of worsted wool fabric included in HTS 9902.51.11. The second category are manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool, with average fiber diameters of 18.5 micron or less (HTS heading 9902.51.12); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers’ production of worsted wool fabric included in HTS 9902.51.12. Funding Availability: The Secretary of Commerce is authorized under section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Act to provide grants to manufacturers of certain worsted wool fabrics. Funding for the worsted wool fabrics grant program will be provided by the Department of the Treasury from amounts in the Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund (the ‘‘Trust Fund’’). The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 shall be $2,666,000 in each of calendar years 2005, 2006 and 2007. The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.12 shall also be $2,666,000 in each of calendar years 2005, 2006 and 2007. Eligibility Criteria: Eligible applicants for the worsted wool fabric program include persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001, manufacturers of worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.12. Any manufacturer who becomes a successorof-interest to a manufacturer of the worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.12 during 1999, 2000 or 2001 because of a reorganization or otherwise, shall be eligible to apply for such grants. Applications to Receive Allocations: An applicant must have produced worsted wool fabric of a kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.12 in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001. Applicants must provide: (1) company name, address, contact and phone number; (2) Federal tax identification number; (3) the name and address of each plant or location in the United States where worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.12 was woven by the applicant; (4) the quantity E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(C-533-807)


Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty 
Order: Sulfanilic Acid from India

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On May 2, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty 
(``CVD'') order on sulfanilic acid from India pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See 
Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 70 FR 22632 (May 2, 
2005). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an 
adequate substantive response filed on behalf of a domestic interested 
party and an inadequate response (in this case, no response) from 
respondent interested parties, the Department decided to conduct an 
expedited sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of 
this review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy at the level indicated the ``Final Results of 
Review'' section of this notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 7, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tipten Troidl or David Goldberger, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution 
Avenue, NW, Washington; DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1767 or (101) 
482-4136, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 2, 2005, the Department initiated a sunset review of the CVD 
order on sulfanilic acid from India pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Act. See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 70 FR 22632 (May 
2, 2005). The Department received a notice of intent to participate on 
behalf of National Ford Chemical Company (``NFC''), within the deadline 
specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). NFC claimed interested party 
status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a domestic producer of 
sulfanilic acid.
    The Department received a complete substantive response from NFC 
within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). 
However, the Department did not receive a substantive response from any 
respondent interested party to this proceeding. 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 review of this order.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the CVD order are all grades of 
sulfanilic acid, which include technical (or crude) sulfanilic acid, 
refined (or purified) sulfanilic acid and sodium salt of sulfanilic 
acid (sodium sulfanilate). The principal differences between the grades 
are the undesirable quantities of residual aniline and alkali insoluble 
materials present in the sulfanilic acid. All grades are available as 
dry free flowing powders. Technical sulfanilic acid contains 96 percent 
minimum sulfanilic acid, 1.0 percent maximum aniline, and 1.0 percent 
maximum alkali insoluble materials. Refined sulfanilic acid contains 98 
percent minimum sulfanilic acid, 0.5 percent maximum aniline, and 0.25 
percent maximum alkali insoluble materials. Sodium salt of sulfanilic 
acid (sodium sulfanilate) is a granular or crystalline material 
containing 75 percent minimum sulfanilic acid, 0.5 percent maximum 
aniline, and 0.25 percent maximum alkali insoluble materials based on 
the equivalent sulfanilic acid content. The merchandise is currently 
classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') subheadings 2921.42.22 and 2921.42.24.20. HTSUS subheadings 
for sulfanilic acid and sodium salts of sulfanilic acid have changed 
since the issuance of this order. The petitioner asserts that the HTSUS 
subheading for sulfanilic acid was 2921.42.24.20 in 1993 and has 
remained at 2921.42.22 since 1994. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description 
of the scope of the 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

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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. 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://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 countervailing 
duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy at the rate listed below:

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                                                              Net
                 Producers/Exporters                    Countervailable
                                                       Subsidy (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
All Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters...............               43.71
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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice 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. Timely 
notification of return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to 
judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with 
the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.
    We are issuing and publishing the 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. E5-4857 Filed 9-6-05; 8:45 am]
Billing Code: 3510-DS-S