Honey from Argentina: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 15378-15379 [E6-4484]

Download as PDF 15378 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 59 / Tuesday, March 28, 2006 / Notices updates of the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide the Department’s quarterly update of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the period October 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005. The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) of the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign governments on articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. The Department will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed. The Department encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. Dated: March 22, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. APPENDIX SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN–QUOTA RATE OF DUTY1 Country Gross2 Subsidy ($/lb) Program(s) Austria ........................................ Belgium ...................................... Canada ...................................... European Union Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments Indirect (Milk) Subsidy Consumer Subsidy Total EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments Deficiency Payments EU Restitution Payments Cyprus* ...................................... Denmark .................................... Finland ....................................... France ........................................ Germany .................................... Greece ....................................... Hungary* .................................... Ireland ........................................ Italy ............................................ Lithuania* ................................... Luxembourg ............................... Netherlands ................................ Norway ....................................... ............................................... ............................................... Poland* ...................................... Portugal ...................................... Slovenia* .................................... Spain .......................................... Switzerland ................................ U.K. ............................................ Net3 Subsidy ($/lb) $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.30 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.30 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 * This notice has been modified to reflect the enlargement of the European Union (EU) to 25 countries on May 1, 2004. See Modification of the Tariff -Rate Import Quota for Certain Cheeses, 69 FR 77308 (December 27, 2004). 1 This chart includes only those countries which exported articles of cheese to the United States during 4th Quarter, 2005. 2 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5). 3 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6). [FR Doc. E6–4480 Filed 3–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–357–813] cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Honey from Argentina: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On February 1, 2006, in response to a timely request from the American Honey Producers Association and the Sioux Honey Association AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Mar 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 (Petitioner), the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on honey from Argentina. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 5241 (February 1, 2006) (Initiation Notice). This administrative review covered the period January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. We are now rescinding this review as a result of Petitioner’s withdrawal of its requests for an administrative review of this order. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Iserson or Elfi Blum, AD/CVD PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dara Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 7866, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4052 and (202) 482–0197, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 1, 2005, the Department published a notice of ‘‘Opportunity to Request Administrative Review’’ of the countervailing duty order for the period of January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Oder, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 70 E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 59 / Tuesday, March 28, 2006 / Notices FR 72109 (December 1, 2005). On December 30, 2005, Petitioner requested a review of the countervailing duty order on honey from Argentina. In response to this request, on February 1, 2006, the Department initiated a countervailing duty administrative review on honey from Argentina. See Initiation Notice. On March 6, 2006, pursuant to section 351.213(d)(1) of the Department’s regulations, Petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on honey from Argentina. No other party requested an administrative review of this countervailing duty order. Rescission of the Administrative Review Pursuant to section 351.213(d)(1) of the Department’s regulations, the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party that requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. The initiation notice for this review was published on February 1, 2006. We received Petitioner’s withdrawal request on March 6, 2006, within 90 days after publication of the initiation notice. Since Petitioner withdrew its request for review of the countervailing duty order in a timely manner, and since it was the only party that requested a review, the Department is rescinding this administrative review. The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection within 15 days of publication of this notice. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Administrative Protective Orders This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with section 351.305(a)(3) of the Department’s regulation. Timely written 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 sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 777(i) of the Act and section 351.213(d)(4) of the Department’s regulations. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Mar 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: March 22, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–4484 Filed 3–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (C–357–815) Notice of Intent to Rescind Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On February 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products (HRC) from India, covering the period January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005, and one manufacturer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Essar Steel Limited (Essar). See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 5241 (February 1, 2006). The Department has preliminarily determined that the review should be rescinded due to Essar’s lack of entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR). EFFECTIVE DATE: March 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Preeti Tolani, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202– 482–0395. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 3, 2001, the Department published in the Federal Register the countervailing duty order on HRC from India. See Notice of Amended Final Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India and Indonesia, 66 FR 60198 (December 3, 2001). On December 1, 2005, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order. See Notice of Opportunity to Request Administrative Review of Antidumping or PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15379 Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation, 70 FR 72109 (December 1, 2005). In response to a request from United States Steel Corporation, petitioner, the Department initiated an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on HRC from India with respect to Essar. On February 16, 2006, Essar requested that the Department rescind the administrative review with respect to Essar, asserting that they had made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. See letter from Arent Fox PLLC, on behalf of Essar, dated February 16, 2006, on file in the Central Records Unit (CRU). Scope of Order The merchandise subject to this order is certain hot–rolled flat–rolled carbon– quality steel products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non–metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flat– rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of this order. Specifically included in the scope of this order are vacuum–degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial–free (IF)) steels, high– strength low–alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low– carbon steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as titanium or niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels contains micro–alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. Steel products included in the scope of this order, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), are products in which: i) iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; ii) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and iii) none of the elements listed below exceeds the E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-357-813]


Honey from Argentina: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On February 1, 2006, in response to a timely request from the 
American Honey Producers Association and the Sioux Honey Association 
(Petitioner), the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an 
administrative review of the countervailing duty order on honey from 
Argentina. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 5241 
(February 1, 2006) (Initiation Notice). This administrative review 
covered the period January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. We are 
now rescinding this review as a result of Petitioner's withdrawal of 
its requests for an administrative review of this order.

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 28, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dara Iserson or Elfi Blum, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, US Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Room 7866, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4052 
and (202) 482-0197, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 1, 2005, the Department published a notice of 
``Opportunity to Request Administrative Review'' of the countervailing 
duty order for the period of January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. 
See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Oder, Finding, or Suspended 
Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 70

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FR 72109 (December 1, 2005). On December 30, 2005, Petitioner requested 
a review of the countervailing duty order on honey from Argentina. In 
response to this request, on February 1, 2006, the Department initiated 
a countervailing duty administrative review on honey from Argentina. 
See Initiation Notice.
    On March 6, 2006, pursuant to section 351.213(d)(1) of the 
Department's regulations, Petitioner withdrew its request for an 
administrative review of the countervailing duty order on honey from 
Argentina. No other party requested an administrative review of this 
countervailing duty order.

Rescission of the Administrative Review

    Pursuant to section 351.213(d)(1) of the Department's regulations, 
the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in 
part, if a party that requested the review withdraws the request within 
90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the 
requested review. The initiation notice for this review was published 
on February 1, 2006. We received Petitioner's withdrawal request on 
March 6, 2006, within 90 days after publication of the initiation 
notice. Since Petitioner withdrew its request for review of the 
countervailing duty order in a timely manner, and since it was the only 
party that requested a review, the Department is rescinding this 
administrative review. The Department will issue appropriate assessment 
instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection within 15 days of 
publication of this notice.

Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with section 351.305(a)(3) of the Department's 
regulation. Timely written 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 sanctionable violation.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 
777(i) of the Act and section 351.213(d)(4) of the Department's 
regulations.

    Dated: March 22, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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