Small Diameter Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Argentina: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74292-74293 [E5-7399]

Download as PDF 74292 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 240 / Thursday, December 15, 2005 / Notices weighted–average percentage dumping margins apply to imports of certain artist canvas from the PRC exported by Jiangsu By–products. ARTIST CANVAS FROM THE PRC - WEIGHTED–AVERAGE DUMPING MARGINS Weighted–Average Deposit Rate Exporter Producer Jiangsu Animal By–products Import & Export Group Corp. .. Jiangsu Animal By–products Import & Export Group Corp. .. Wuxi Yinying Stationery and Sports Products Co. Ltd. Corp. Su Yang Yinying Stationery and Sports Products Co., Ltd. Corp.. ................................................................................................. China–Wide Rate ................................................................... The collection of bonds or cash deposits and suspension of liquidation will be revised accordingly in accordance with section 733(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). For all other imports of certain artist canvas from the PRC, the cash deposit rates remain as listed in the Preliminary Determination. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we have notified the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) of our amended preliminary determination. If our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of the original preliminary determination or 45 days after our final determination whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation, of the subject merchandise. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e). Dated: December 9, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–7400 Filed 12–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–357–809] Small Diameter Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Argentina: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On September 28, 2005, the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘the AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:24 Dec 14, 2005 Jkt 208001 Department’’) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipe (‘‘seamless line and pressure pipe’’) from Argentina. The review covers one manufacturer/exporter, Siderca S.A.I.C. The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2005. Following the receipt of a certification of no shipments by Siderca S.A.I.C., we notified interested parties of the Department’s intent to rescind this review and provided an opportunity for parties to comment on the rescission. We received no comments. Therefore, we are rescinding this administrative review. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 15, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Edwards or Abdelali Elouaradia; AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–8029 and (202) 482–1374, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 1, 2005, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on seamless line and pressure pipe from Argentina for the period August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2005. See Notice of Opportunity to Request Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding or Suspended Investigation, 70 FR 44085 (August 1, 2005). On August 31, 2005, United States Steel Corporation (‘‘U.S. Steel’’), a domestic producer of the subject merchandise, made a timely request that the Department conduct an administrative review of Siderca S.A.I.C. (‘‘Siderca’’). On September 28, 2005, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of this antidumping duty PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70.28 70.28 264.09 administrative review. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 56631 (September 28, 2005). On October 13, 2005, the Department issued its antidumping duty questionnaire to Siderca. On November 7, 2005, Siderca submitted a letter to the Department, certifying that the company made no shipments or entries for consumption in the United States of the subject merchandise during the POR. Additionally, Siderca also provided certification to the Department that the company’s U.S. affiliate, Tenaris Global Services U.S.A. Corporation (‘‘Tenaris’’), also did not sell, enter, or import subject merchandise for consumption into the United States during the POR. Scope of the Order The antidumping duty order on imports from Argentina, covers small diameter seamless carbon and alloy standard, line, and pressure pipes (‘‘seamless pipes’’) produced to the American Standard for Testing and Materials (‘‘ASTM’’) standards A–335, A–106, A–53, and American Petroleum Institute (‘‘API’’) standard API 5L specifications and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of application. The scope of this order also includes all products used in standard, line, or pressure pipe applications and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of specification. For purposes of this order, seamless pipes are seamless carbon and alloy (other than stainless) steel pipes, of circular cross-section, not more than 114.3 mm (4.5 inches) 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. These pipes are commonly known as standard pipe, line pipe, or pressure pipe, depending upon the application. They may also be used in structural applications. Pipes produced in non–standard wall thicknesses are commonly referred to as E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 240 / Thursday, December 15, 2005 / Notices tubes. The seamless pipes subject to this order are currently classifiable under subheadings 7304.10.10.20, 7304.10.50.20, 7304.31.60.50, 7304.39.00.16, 7304.39.00.20, 7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.51.50.05, 7304.51.50.60, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.10, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, and 7304.59.80.25 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). The following information further defines the scope of this order, which covers pipes meeting the physical parameters described above: Specifications, Characteristics and Uses 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 standard A–106 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 standard A– 335 must be used if temperatures and stress levels exceed those allowed for A–106 and the ASME codes. Seamless pressure pipes sold in the United States are commonly produced to the ASTM A–106 standard. Seamless standard pipes are most commonly produced to the ASTM A–53 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. 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 pipes are commonly produced and certified to meet ASTM A–106, ASTM A–53 and API 5L specifications. Such triple certification of pipes is common because all pipes meeting the stringent A–106 specification necessarily meet the API 5L and ASTM A–53 specifications. Pipes meeting the API 5L specification necessarily meet the ASTM A–53 specification. However, pipes meeting the A–53 or API 5L VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:24 Dec 14, 2005 Jkt 208001 specifications do not necessarily meet the A–106 specification. To avoid maintaining separate production runs and separate inventories, manufacturers triple certify the pipes. 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 A–106 pressure pipes and triple certified pipes is in pressure piping systems by refineries, petrochemical plants and chemical plants. Other applications are in power generation plants (electrical–fossil fuel or nuclear), and in some oil field uses (on shore and off shore) such as for separator lines, gathering lines and metering runs. A minor application of this product is for use as oil and gas distribution lines for commercial applications. These applications constitute the majority of the market for the subject seamless pipes. However, A–106 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, and 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 A–335, A–106, A–53, or API 5L standards shall be covered if used in a standard, line or pressure application. For example, there are certain other ASTM specifications of pipe which, because of overlapping characteristics, could potentially be used in A–106 applications. These specifications generally include A–162, A–192, A–210, A–333, and A–524. 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 boiler tubing and mechanical tubing, if such products are not produced to A–335, A–106, A–53 or API 5L specifications and are not used in standard, line or pressure applications. In addition, finished and unfinished OCTG are excluded from this order, 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 order when used in standard, line or pressure applications. Finally, also excluded from this order are redraw hollows for cold–drawing when used in the production of cold–drawn pipe or tube. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74293 Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Rescission of the Administrative Review As noted above, on November 7, 2005, Siderca submitted a letter to the Department indicating that it did not have any shipments or entries of subject merchandise during the POR. The Department conducted an internal customs data query to confirm that Siderca did not export or produce subject merchandise entered for consumption into the United States during the POR. The customs data showed no entries during the POR of subject merchandise manufactured/ exported by Siderca. On November 9, 2005, the Department notified the interested domestic parties of its intent to rescind this administrative review and requested that parties submit comments by November 21, 2005, on the intended rescission. See Memorandum to the File from Patrick Edwards, Case Analyst, dated November 9, 2005. We received no comments from outside parties. Based upon Siderca’s explanation and the evidence on the record, we are satisfied that Siderca made no exports of subject merchandise that were entered for consumption during the POR. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), the Department may rescind an administrative review, in whole or with respect to a particular exporter or producer, if the Secretary concludes that, during the period covered by the review, there were no entries, exports, or sales of the subject merchandise. Therefore, the Department is rescinding this review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: December 8, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–7399 Filed 12–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-357-809]


Small Diameter Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line and 
Pressure Pipe from Argentina: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On September 28, 2005, the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published a notice of initiation of an administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter seamless carbon 
and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipe (``seamless line and 
pressure pipe'') from Argentina. The review covers one manufacturer/
exporter, Siderca S.A.I.C. The period of review (``POR'') is August 1, 
2004, through July 31, 2005. Following the receipt of a certification 
of no shipments by Siderca S.A.I.C., we notified interested parties of 
the Department's intent to rescind this review and provided an 
opportunity for parties to comment on the rescission. We received no 
comments. Therefore, we are rescinding this administrative review.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 15, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Edwards or Abdelali 
Elouaradia; AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-8029 and (202) 482-1374, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 1, 2005, the Department published a notice of opportunity 
to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 
seamless line and pressure pipe from Argentina for the period August 1, 
2004, through July 31, 2005. See Notice of Opportunity to Request 
Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, 
Finding or Suspended Investigation, 70 FR 44085 (August 1, 2005). On 
August 31, 2005, United States Steel Corporation (``U.S. Steel''), a 
domestic producer of the subject merchandise, made a timely request 
that the Department conduct an administrative review of Siderca 
S.A.I.C. (``Siderca''). On September 28, 2005, in accordance with 
section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the 
Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of 
this antidumping duty administrative review. See Notice of Initiation 
of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and 
Request for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 56631 (September 28, 2005).
    On October 13, 2005, the Department issued its antidumping duty 
questionnaire to Siderca. On November 7, 2005, Siderca submitted a 
letter to the Department, certifying that the company made no shipments 
or entries for consumption in the United States of the subject 
merchandise during the POR. Additionally, Siderca also provided 
certification to the Department that the company's U.S. affiliate, 
Tenaris Global Services U.S.A. Corporation (``Tenaris''), also did not 
sell, enter, or import subject merchandise for consumption into the 
United States during the POR.

Scope of the Order

    The antidumping duty order on imports from Argentina, covers small 
diameter seamless carbon and alloy standard, line, and pressure pipes 
(``seamless pipes'') produced to the American Standard for Testing and 
Materials (``ASTM'') standards A-335, A-106, A-53, and American 
Petroleum Institute (``API'') standard API 5L specifications and 
meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of 
application. The scope of this order also includes all products used in 
standard, line, or pressure pipe applications and meeting the physical 
parameters described below, regardless of specification. For purposes 
of this order, seamless pipes are seamless carbon and alloy (other than 
stainless) steel pipes, of circular cross-section, not more than 114.3 
mm (4.5 inches) 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. These pipes are commonly known as standard pipe, line 
pipe, or pressure pipe, depending upon the application. They may also 
be used in structural applications. Pipes produced in non-standard wall 
thicknesses are commonly referred to as

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tubes. The seamless pipes subject to this order are currently 
classifiable under subheadings 7304.10.10.20, 7304.10.50.20, 
7304.31.60.50, 7304.39.00.16, 7304.39.00.20, 7304.39.00.24, 
7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.51.50.05, 7304.51.50.60, 
7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.10, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, and 
7304.59.80.25 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'').
    The following information further defines the scope of this order, 
which covers pipes meeting the physical parameters described above:

Specifications, Characteristics and Uses

    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 standard A-106 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 
standard A-335 must be used if temperatures and stress levels exceed 
those allowed for A-106 and the ASME codes. Seamless pressure pipes 
sold in the United States are commonly produced to the ASTM A-106 
standard.
    Seamless standard pipes are most commonly produced to the ASTM A-53 
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. 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 pipes are commonly produced and certified to 
meet ASTM A-106, ASTM A-53 and API 5L specifications. Such triple 
certification of pipes is common because all pipes meeting the 
stringent A-106 specification necessarily meet the API 5L and ASTM A-53 
specifications. Pipes meeting the API 5L specification necessarily meet 
the ASTM A-53 specification. However, pipes meeting the A-53 or API 5L 
specifications do not necessarily meet the A-106 specification. To 
avoid maintaining separate production runs and separate inventories, 
manufacturers triple certify the pipes. 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 A-
106 pressure pipes and triple certified pipes is in pressure piping 
systems by refineries, petrochemical plants and chemical plants. Other 
applications are in power generation plants (electrical-fossil fuel or 
nuclear), and in some oil field uses (on shore and off shore) such as 
for separator lines, gathering lines and metering runs. A minor 
application of this product is for use as oil and gas distribution 
lines for commercial applications. These applications constitute the 
majority of the market for the subject seamless pipes. However, A-106 
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, and 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 A-335, 
A-106, A-53, or API 5L standards shall be covered if used in a 
standard, line or pressure application. For example, there are certain 
other ASTM specifications of pipe which, because of overlapping 
characteristics, could potentially be used in A-106 applications. These 
specifications generally include A-162, A-192, A-210, A-333, and A-524. 
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 boiler 
tubing and mechanical tubing, if such products are not produced to A-
335, A-106, A-53 or API 5L specifications and are not used in standard, 
line or pressure applications. In addition, finished and unfinished 
OCTG are excluded from this order, 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 order 
when used in standard, line or pressure applications. Finally, also 
excluded from this order are redraw hollows for cold-drawing when used 
in the production of cold-drawn pipe or tube. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our 
written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Rescission of the Administrative Review

    As noted above, on November 7, 2005, Siderca submitted a letter to 
the Department indicating that it did not have any shipments or entries 
of subject merchandise during the POR. The Department conducted an 
internal customs data query to confirm that Siderca did not export or 
produce subject merchandise entered for consumption into the United 
States during the POR. The customs data showed no entries during the 
POR of subject merchandise manufactured/exported by Siderca. On 
November 9, 2005, the Department notified the interested domestic 
parties of its intent to rescind this administrative review and 
requested that parties submit comments by November 21, 2005, on the 
intended rescission. See Memorandum to the File from Patrick Edwards, 
Case Analyst, dated November 9, 2005. We received no comments from 
outside parties.
    Based upon Siderca's explanation and the evidence on the record, we 
are satisfied that Siderca made no exports of subject merchandise that 
were entered for consumption during the POR. Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(3), the Department may rescind an administrative review, in 
whole or with respect to a particular exporter or producer, if the 
Secretary concludes that, during the period covered by the review, 
there were no entries, exports, or sales of the subject merchandise. 
Therefore, the Department is rescinding this review in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.213(d)(3).
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: December 8, 2005.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
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