Heavy Forged Hand Tools (i.e., Axes & Adzes, Bars & Wedges, Hammers & Sledges, and Picks & Mattocks) from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 67451-67452 [05-22146]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 214 / Monday, November 7, 2005 / Notices Docket Number: 05–042. Applicant: Georgia Institute of Technology, 711 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30332. Instrument: Dual Beam SEM/FIB Electron Microscope System, Model Nova 200 Nanolab. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to improve understanding of molecular mechanisms and functional assemblies, initiate development of new materials, and facilitate advances in environmental analysis and detection. New research and creative concepts will include: (1) multifunctional scanning nanoprobes and quantum cascade laser– based sensing systems,(2) stimulated surface chemistry using metal– insulator-metal (MIM) devices containing nano–scale field emission arrays,(3) optically gated single molecule transistors,(4) shape– preserving chemical conversion of 3–D bioclastic structures,(5) impedance mapping AFM cantilever arrays and (6) nanobelts as nanobiosensors, and nanocantilevers. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: September 15, 2005. Docket Number: 05–043. Applicant: Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM–1011. Manufacturer: JEOL Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used by the professional laboratory staff at Massachusetts General Hospital for the advancement of scientific knowledge relating to U.S. government funded medical research projects using electron microscopy, electron microtomy and ultracryomicrotomy techniques. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: September 12, 2005. Gerald A. Zerdy, Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff. [FR Doc. 05–22151 Filed 11–4–05; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration University of California, San Diego, et al., Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty–Free Entry of Scientific Instruments This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. in Suite 4100W, Franklin Court Building, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Nov 04, 2005 Jkt 208001 U.S. Department of Commerce, 1099 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as each is intended to be used, is being manufactured in the United States. Docket Number: 05–038. Applicant: University of California, San Diego. Instrument: Low–Temperature Ultra– High Vacuum Scanning Tunneling Microscope. Manufacturer: Omicron NanoTechnology, GmbH, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 70 FR 54366, September 14, 2005. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides: (1) a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) mounted inside a 4K liquid helium reservoir (8-hour time between liquid He refills), (2) operation at an equilibrium temperature of 4 K (including both tip and sample), (3) in– situ sample manipulation and tip transfer capabilities, (4) low drift rates of 1.0 angstrom/hour (5) RMS vibration amplitudes of <0.005 angstrom in a 300 Hz bandwidth and (6) sample surface facing downwards during STM imaging for easy dosing. Advice received from: A university research laboratory for advanced microstructures and devices. Docket Number: 05–039. Applicant: University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Instrument: Automatic Fusion Machine, Model Autofluxer 4. Manufacturer: Breitlander, GmbH, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 70 FR . Reasons: The foreign instrument provides dissolution of whole rock powder by a combination fusion/acid digestion for trace element analysis by ICP mass spectrometry. No apparatus of equivalent scientific value to the foreign apparatus, for such purposes as it is intended to be used, is being manufactured in the United States. This is a compatible accessory for an existing instrument purchased for the use of the applicant. The accessory is pertinent to the intended uses and we know of no domestic accessory which can be readily adapted for use with the existing instrument. Docket Number: 05–040. Applicant: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, 80401. Instrument: Dual Beam Focused Ion Beam Electron Microscope, Model Nova 200 NanoLab. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 70 FR 54366, September 14, 2005. Reasons: The foreign instrument is an electron microscope and is intended for research or scientific educational uses requiring it. We know of no instrument suited to these purposes, which was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order of the instrument. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67451 We know of no other instrument or apparatus being manufactured in the United States which is of equivalent scientific value to any of the foreign instruments. Gerald A. Zerdy, Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff. [FR Doc. 05–22150 Filed 11–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–570–803) Heavy Forged Hand Tools (i.e., Axes & Adzes, Bars & Wedges, Hammers & Sledges, and Picks & Mattocks) from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) orders on Heavy Forged Hand Tools (i.e., Axes & Adzes, Bars & Wedges, Hammers & Sledges, and Picks & Mattocks) (‘‘HFHTs’’) from the People’s Republic of China pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). On the basis of notices of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and lack of response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the AD orders pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) of the Department’s regulations. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the AD orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 7, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maureen Flannery, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3020. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 1, 2005, the Department initiated a sunset review of the AD E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 67452 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 214 / Monday, November 7, 2005 / Notices orders on HFHTs pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Fiveyear (Sunset) Reviews, 70 FR 38101 (July 1, 2005). The Department received notices of intent to participate from the following domestic parties within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i): Ames True Temper (‘‘Ames’’) and Council Tool Company (‘‘Council Tool’’).1 These two parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.102(b), as domestic manufacturers and producers of the domestic like product. The Department received a substantive response from Ames and Council Tool (collectively ‘‘the domestic interested parties’’) within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not receive a substantive response from any of the respondent interested parties to these proceedings. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of these AD orders. Scope of the Orders The products covered by these orders are HFHTs comprising the following classes or kinds of merchandise: (1) hammers and sledges with heads over 1.5 kg (3.33 pounds) (hammers/sledges); (2) bars over 18 inches in length, track tools and wedges (bars/wedges); (3) picks and mattocks (picks/mattocks); and (4) axes, adzes and similar hewing tools (axes/adzes). HFHTs include heads for drilling hammers, sledges, axes, mauls, picks and mattocks, which may or may not be painted, which may or may not be finished, or which may or may not be imported with handles; assorted bar products and track tools including wrecking bars, digging bars, and tampers; and steel woodsplitting wedges. HFHTs are manufactured through a hot forge operation in which steel is sheared to required length, heated to forging temperature, and formed to final shape on forging equipment using dies specific to the 1 Ames is the successor company to WoodingsVerona Tool Works, the petitioner in the original investigation. Council Tool is a U.S. producer of heavy forged hand tools, such as axes and adzes, bars and wedges, hammers and sledges, and picks and mattocks. For letters submitted by Ames and Council Tool, see the ‘‘Background’’ section of the accompanying ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Heavy Forged Hand Tools (i.e., Axes & Adzes, Bars & Wedges, Hammers & Sledges, and Picks & Mattocks) from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results,’’ from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated October 31, 2005 (‘‘Decision Memo’’). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Nov 04, 2005 Jkt 208001 desired product shape and size. Depending on the product, finishing operations may include shot blasting, grinding, polishing and painting, and the insertion of handles for handled products. HFHTs are currently provided for under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings: 8205.20.60, 8205.59.30, 8201.30.00, and 8201.40.60. Specifically excluded from these investigations are hammers and sledges with heads 1.5 kg. (3.33 pounds) in weight and under, hoes and rakes, and bars 18 inches in length and under. The Department has issued seven conclusive scope rulings regarding the merchandise covered by these orders: (1) On August 16, 1993, the Department found the ‘‘Max Multi–Purpose Axe,’’ imported by the Forrest Tool Company, to be within the scope of the axes/adzes order; (2) on March 8, 2001, the Department found ‘‘18–inch’’ and ‘‘24– inch’’ pry bars, produced without dies, imported by Olympia Industrial, Inc. and SMC Pacific Tools, Inc., to be within the scope of the bars/wedges order; (3) on March 8, 2001, the Department found the ‘‘Pulaski’’ tool, produced without dies by TMC, to be within the scope of the axes/adzes order; (4) on March 8, 2001, the Department found the ‘‘skinning axe,’’ imported by Import Traders, Inc., to be within the scope of the axes/adzes order; (5) on December 9, 2004, the Department found the ‘‘Scrapek MUTT,’’ imported by Olympia Industrial, Inc., under HTSUS 8205.59.5510, to be within the scope of the axes/adzes order; (6) on May 23, 2005, the Department found 8 inch by 8 inch and 10 inch by 10 inch cast tampers, imported by Olympia Industrial, Inc. to be outside the scope of the orders; and (7) on October 14, 2005, the Department found the ‘‘Mean Green Splitting Machine’’ imported by Avalanche Industries to be within the scope of the bars/wedges order.2 In addition, on September 22, 2005, the Court of International Trade sustained the Department’s finding that cast picks are outside the scope of the picks/mattocks order. See Tianjin Machinery Import & Export Corporation v. United States and Ames True Temper, Slip Op. 05–127, Court No. 03– 00732 (September 22, 2005). These reviews cover imports from all manufacturers and exporters of axes and 2 See ‘‘Final Scope Ruling: Antidumping Duty Order on Heavy Forged Hand Tools, Finished or Unfinished, With or Without Handles, From the People’s Republic of China,’’ from James C. Doyle, Office Director, Office 9, Import Administration, to Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated October 14, 2005. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 adzes, bars and wedges, hammers and sledges, and picks and mattocks from the PRC. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice (see footnote 1). The issues discussed in the accompanying Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the dumping margin likely to prevail if the AD orders were 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 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 Sunset Review The Department determines that revocation of the AD orders on HFHTs would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the rates listed below: PRC–Wide Axes/Adzes ................... Picks/Mattocks .............. Bars/Wedges ................ Hammers/Sledges ........ Margin (percent) 15.02 50.81 31.76 45.42 percent percent percent percent Notification regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 31, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 05–22146 Filed 11–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-570-803)


Heavy Forged Hand Tools (i.e., Axes & Adzes, Bars & Wedges, 
Hammers & Sledges, and Picks & Mattocks) from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Orders

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On July 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty 
(``AD'') orders on Heavy Forged Hand Tools (i.e., Axes & Adzes, Bars & 
Wedges, Hammers & Sledges, and Picks & Mattocks) (``HFHTs'') from the 
People's Republic of China pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of notices of intent to 
participate and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of the 
domestic interested parties and lack of response from respondent 
interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review 
of the AD orders pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 
section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) of the Department's regulations. As a 
result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of 
the AD orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of 
dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' 
section of this notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 7, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maureen Flannery, AD/CVD Operations, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3020.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 1, 2005, the Department initiated a sunset review of the AD

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orders on HFHTs pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation 
of Five-year (Sunset) Reviews, 70 FR 38101 (July 1, 2005). The 
Department received notices of intent to participate from the following 
domestic parties within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i): Ames True Temper (``Ames'') and Council Tool Company 
(``Council Tool'').\1\ These two parties claimed interested party 
status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.102(b), as 
domestic manufacturers and producers of the domestic like product. The 
Department received a substantive response from Ames and Council Tool 
(collectively ``the domestic interested parties'') within the 30-day 
deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not 
receive a substantive response from any of the respondent interested 
parties to these proceedings. As a result, pursuant to section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the 
Department conducted an expedited sunset review of these AD orders.
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    \1\ Ames is the successor company to Woodings-Verona Tool Works, 
the petitioner in the original investigation. Council Tool is a U.S. 
producer of heavy forged hand tools, such as axes and adzes, bars 
and wedges, hammers and sledges, and picks and mattocks. For letters 
submitted by Ames and Council Tool, see the ``Background'' section 
of the accompanying ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Heavy 
Forged Hand Tools (i.e., Axes & Adzes, Bars & Wedges, Hammers & 
Sledges, and Picks & Mattocks) from the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results,'' from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant 
Secretary for Import Administration, dated October 31, 2005 
(``Decision Memo'').
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Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by these orders are HFHTs comprising the 
following classes or kinds of merchandise: (1) hammers and sledges with 
heads over 1.5 kg (3.33 pounds) (hammers/sledges); (2) bars over 18 
inches in length, track tools and wedges (bars/wedges); (3) picks and 
mattocks (picks/mattocks); and (4) axes, adzes and similar hewing tools 
(axes/adzes).
    HFHTs include heads for drilling hammers, sledges, axes, mauls, 
picks and mattocks, which may or may not be painted, which may or may 
not be finished, or which may or may not be imported with handles; 
assorted bar products and track tools including wrecking bars, digging 
bars, and tampers; and steel woodsplitting wedges. HFHTs are 
manufactured through a hot forge operation in which steel is sheared to 
required length, heated to forging temperature, and formed to final 
shape on forging equipment using dies specific to the desired product 
shape and size. Depending on the product, finishing operations may 
include shot blasting, grinding, polishing and painting, and the 
insertion of handles for handled products. HFHTs are currently provided 
for under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') subheadings: 8205.20.60, 8205.59.30, 8201.30.00, and 
8201.40.60. Specifically excluded from these investigations are hammers 
and sledges with heads 1.5 kg. (3.33 pounds) in weight and under, hoes 
and rakes, and bars 18 inches in length and under.
    The Department has issued seven conclusive scope rulings regarding 
the merchandise covered by these orders: (1) On August 16, 1993, the 
Department found the ``Max Multi-Purpose Axe,'' imported by the Forrest 
Tool Company, to be within the scope of the axes/adzes order; (2) on 
March 8, 2001, the Department found ``18-inch'' and ``24-inch'' pry 
bars, produced without dies, imported by Olympia Industrial, Inc. and 
SMC Pacific Tools, Inc., to be within the scope of the bars/wedges 
order; (3) on March 8, 2001, the Department found the ``Pulaski'' tool, 
produced without dies by TMC, to be within the scope of the axes/adzes 
order; (4) on March 8, 2001, the Department found the ``skinning axe,'' 
imported by Import Traders, Inc., to be within the scope of the axes/
adzes order; (5) on December 9, 2004, the Department found the 
``Scrapek MUTT,'' imported by Olympia Industrial, Inc., under HTSUS 
8205.59.5510, to be within the scope of the axes/adzes order; (6) on 
May 23, 2005, the Department found 8 inch by 8 inch and 10 inch by 10 
inch cast tampers, imported by Olympia Industrial, Inc. to be outside 
the scope of the orders; and (7) on October 14, 2005, the Department 
found the ``Mean Green Splitting Machine'' imported by Avalanche 
Industries to be within the scope of the bars/wedges order.\2\
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    \2\ See ``Final Scope Ruling: Antidumping Duty Order on Heavy 
Forged Hand Tools, Finished or Unfinished, With or Without Handles, 
From the People's Republic of China,'' from James C. Doyle, Office 
Director, Office 9, Import Administration, to Gary Taverman, Acting 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated October 
14, 2005.
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    In addition, on September 22, 2005, the Court of International 
Trade sustained the Department's finding that cast picks are outside 
the scope of the picks/mattocks order. See Tianjin Machinery Import & 
Export Corporation v. United States and Ames True Temper, Slip Op. 05-
127, Court No. 03-00732 (September 22, 2005).
    These reviews cover imports from all manufacturers and exporters of 
axes and adzes, bars and wedges, hammers and sledges, and picks and 
mattocks from the PRC.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the Decision 
Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice (see footnote 1). 
The issues discussed in the accompanying Decision Memorandum include 
the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the 
magnitude of the dumping margin likely to prevail if the AD orders were 
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 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 Sunset Review

    The Department determines that revocation of the AD orders on HFHTs 
would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the rates 
listed below:

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                      PRC-Wide                         Margin (percent)
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Axes/Adzes..........................................       15.02 percent
Picks/Mattocks......................................       50.81 percent
Bars/Wedges.........................................       31.76 percent
Hammers/Sledges.....................................       45.42 percent
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Notification regarding Administrative Protective Order

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

    Dated: October 31, 2005.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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