Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's Republic of China, 26040-26041 [E6-6672]

Download as PDF 26040 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 3, 2006 / Notices DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3207 and (202) 482–5403, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Mendocino Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Mendocino County Resource Advisory Committee will meet May 19, 2006 (RAC) in Willits, California. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Approval of minute, (2) Handout discussion (3) Public Comment, (4) Financial Report (5) Subcommittees (6) Matters before the group/discussion—items of interest (7) Discussion/approval of projects (8) Next agenda and meeting date. DATES: The meeting will be held on May 19, 2006, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Mendocino County Museum, located at 400 E. Commercial St., Willits, California. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roberta Hurt, Committee Coordinator, USDA, Mendocino National Forest, Covelo Ranger District, 78150 Covelo Road, Covelo CA 95428. (707) 983– 8503; e-mail rhurt@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Persons who wish to bring matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff by May 15, 2006. Public comment will have the opportunity to address the committee at the meeting. Dated: April 25, 2006. Blaine Baker, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 06–4151 Filed 5–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–865] Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: May 3, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Bertrand or Carrie Blozy, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 May 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 Background On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hotrolled carbon steel flat products from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) for the period November 1, 2004, through October 31, 2005. Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 70 FR 65883 (November 1, 2005). On November 30, 2005, Nucor Corporation, a domestic producer of certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products, requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of Angang Group International Trade Corporation, Angang Group Hong Kong Co., Ltd., New Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., and Baosteel Group International Trade Corporation. On December 22, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of an antidumping duty administrative review on certain hotrolled carbon steel flat products from the PRC. Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part (‘‘Notice of Initiation’’), 70 FR 76024 (December 22, 2005). The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is November 1, 2004 through October 31, 2005. We are preliminarily rescinding this review based on evidence on the record indicating that there were no entries into the United States of subject merchandise during the POR by the named firms. On December 27, 2005, the Department issued its antidumping duty questionnaire. On January 6, 2006, Angang Group International Trade Corporation, Angang Group Hong Kong Co., Ltd., New Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (collectively ‘‘Angang’’), submitted a letter stating that Angang has no sales, shipments, or entries of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Also on January 6, 2006, Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., and Baosteel Group International Trade Corporation, (collectively ‘‘Baosteel’’), submitted a letter stating that Baosteel has no sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. The Department conducted a customs data query for possible entries of subject merchandise into the United States during the POR by Angang and Baosteel PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (‘‘respondents’’). On January 10, 2006, we sent an inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) asking for notification from CBP if it had information contrary to respondents’ claims that there were no shipments of subject merchandise into the United States during the POR by the respondents. We received no response from CBP in regard to this January 10, 2006, request, which indicates that CBP did not find any shipments of subject merchandise from respondents during the POR. Also on January 10, 2006, we requested that CBP provide the entry documentation for certain entries of respondents’ merchandise claimed to be non-subject to confirm that these were entries of non-subject merchandise. On February 23, 2006, CBP provided the Department with entry documentation for the specified sales. Based on the results of our corroborative CBP query indicating no shipments of subject merchandise by respondents during the POR, and our analysis of the data contained in the CBP-provided customs entry documentation, showing nonsubject entries, we find that there is no evidence on the record of entries of subject merchandise into the United States during the POR by Angang or Baosteel. See Memorandum to the File dated April 12, 2006. Therefore, we are preliminarily rescinding this review based on evidence on the record indicating that there were no entries into the United States of subject merchandise during the POR. Scope of the Review For purposes of this review, the products covered are certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat 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 4.0 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 review. Specifically included within the scope of this review are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 3, 2006 / Notices 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 to be included in the scope of this review, 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 quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. All products that meet the physical and chemical description provided above are within the scope of this review unless otherwise excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or specifically excluded from the scope of this review: • Alloy hot-rolled steel products in which at least one of the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, A506). • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) grades of series 2300 and higher. • Ball bearing steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Silico-manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent. • ASTM specifications A710 and A736. • USS abrasion-resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500). • All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy ASTM VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 May 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507). • Non-rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the HTSUS. The merchandise subject to this review is classified in the HTSUS at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products covered by this review, including: Vacuum degassed fully stabilized; high strength low alloy; and the substrate for motor lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under review is dispositive. Period of Review The POR is November 1, 2004 through October 31, 2005. Preliminary Rescission of Review Because neither Angang nor Baosteel made shipments to the United States of subject merchandise during the POR, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3) and consistent with our practice, we are preliminarily rescinding this review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from the PRC for the period of November 1, 2004, to October 31, 2005. If the rescission is confirmed in our final results, the cash deposit rate for Angang and Baosteel will continue to be PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26041 the rate established in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding. Interested parties may submit comments for consideration in the Department’s final results not later than 30 days after publication of this notice. Responses to those comments may be submitted not later than 10 days following submission of the comments. All written comments must be submitted in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303, and must be served on interested parties on the Department’s service list in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f). The Department will issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any such comments, within 120 days of publication of the preliminary results, and will publish these results in the Federal Register. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751 and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: April 26, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–6672 Filed 5–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–845] Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Japan; Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On February 13, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register a notice announcing the preliminary rescission of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (SSSSC) from Japan. See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Japan: Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 7522 (February 13, 2006) (Preliminary Rescission). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2004, to June 30, 2005. We are rescinding this review because there were no entries of SSSSC for consumption in the United States during the POR that are subject to review. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-865]


Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: 
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's 
Republic of China

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

DATES: Effective Date: May 3, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Bertrand or Carrie Blozy, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3207 and (202) 482-5403, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review 
of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat 
products from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period 
November 1, 2004, through October 31, 2005. Antidumping or 
Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; 
Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 70 FR 65883 (November 1, 
2005). On November 30, 2005, Nucor Corporation, a domestic producer of 
certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products, requested that the 
Department conduct an administrative review of Angang Group 
International Trade Corporation, Angang Group Hong Kong Co., Ltd., New 
Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, Baoshan 
Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., and Baosteel Group International Trade 
Corporation. On December 22, 2005, the Department published a notice of 
initiation of an antidumping duty administrative review on certain hot-
rolled carbon steel flat products from the PRC. Initiation of 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request 
for Revocation in Part (``Notice of Initiation''), 70 FR 76024 
(December 22, 2005). The period of review (``POR'') is November 1, 2004 
through October 31, 2005. We are preliminarily rescinding this review 
based on evidence on the record indicating that there were no entries 
into the United States of subject merchandise during the POR by the 
named firms.
    On December 27, 2005, the Department issued its antidumping duty 
questionnaire. On January 6, 2006, Angang Group International Trade 
Corporation, Angang Group Hong Kong Co., Ltd., New Iron & Steel Co., 
Ltd. (collectively ``Angang''), submitted a letter stating that Angang 
has no sales, shipments, or entries of subject merchandise to the 
United States during the POR. Also on January 6, 2006, Shanghai 
Baosteel Group Corporation, Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., and 
Baosteel Group International Trade Corporation, (collectively 
``Baosteel''), submitted a letter stating that Baosteel has no sales of 
subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.
    The Department conducted a customs data query for possible entries 
of subject merchandise into the United States during the POR by Angang 
and Baosteel (``respondents''). On January 10, 2006, we sent an inquiry 
to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') asking for notification 
from CBP if it had information contrary to respondents' claims that 
there were no shipments of subject merchandise into the United States 
during the POR by the respondents. We received no response from CBP in 
regard to this January 10, 2006, request, which indicates that CBP did 
not find any shipments of subject merchandise from respondents during 
the POR.
    Also on January 10, 2006, we requested that CBP provide the entry 
documentation for certain entries of respondents' merchandise claimed 
to be non-subject to confirm that these were entries of non-subject 
merchandise. On February 23, 2006, CBP provided the Department with 
entry documentation for the specified sales. Based on the results of 
our corroborative CBP query indicating no shipments of subject 
merchandise by respondents during the POR, and our analysis of the data 
contained in the CBP-provided customs entry documentation, showing non-
subject entries, we find that there is no evidence on the record of 
entries of subject merchandise into the United States during the POR by 
Angang or Baosteel. See Memorandum to the File dated April 12, 2006. 
Therefore, we are preliminarily rescinding this review based on 
evidence on the record indicating that there were no entries into the 
United States of subject merchandise during the POR.

Scope of the Review

    For purposes of this review, the products covered are certain hot-
rolled carbon steel flat 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 4.0 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 
review.
    Specifically included within the scope of this review are vacuum 
degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free 
(IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels,

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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 to be included in the scope of this review, 
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 quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:

1.80 percent of manganese, or
2.25 percent of silicon, or
1.00 percent of copper, or
0.50 percent of aluminum, or
1.25 percent of chromium, or
0.30 percent of cobalt, or
0.40 percent of lead, or
1.25 percent of nickel, or
0.30 percent of tungsten, or
0.10 percent of molybdenum, or
0.10 percent of niobium, or
0.15 percent of vanadium, or
0.15 percent of zirconium.

    All products that meet the physical and chemical description 
provided above are within the scope of this review unless otherwise 
excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or 
specifically excluded from the scope of this review:
     Alloy hot-rolled steel products in which at least one of 
the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., 
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A543, 
A387, A514, A517, A506).
     Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/American Iron & 
Steel Institute (AISI) grades of series 2300 and higher.
     Ball bearing steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
     Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
     Silico-manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon 
electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent.
     ASTM specifications A710 and A736.
     USS abrasion-resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500).
     All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy 
ASTM specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507).
     Non-rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result 
of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed 
the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of 
the HTSUS.
    The merchandise subject to this review is classified in the HTSUS 
at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 
7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 
7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 
7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 
7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 
7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 
7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 
7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 
7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat 
products covered by this review, including: Vacuum degassed fully 
stabilized; high strength low alloy; and the substrate for motor 
lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 
7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 
7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 
7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 
7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise 
may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 
7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes, the 
written description of the merchandise under review is dispositive.

Period of Review

    The POR is November 1, 2004 through October 31, 2005.

Preliminary Rescission of Review

    Because neither Angang nor Baosteel made shipments to the United 
States of subject merchandise during the POR, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(3) and consistent with our practice, we are preliminarily 
rescinding this review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-
rolled carbon steel flat products from the PRC for the period of 
November 1, 2004, to October 31, 2005. If the rescission is confirmed 
in our final results, the cash deposit rate for Angang and Baosteel 
will continue to be the rate established in the most recently completed 
segment of this proceeding.
    Interested parties may submit comments for consideration in the 
Department's final results not later than 30 days after publication of 
this notice. Responses to those comments may be submitted not later 
than 10 days following submission of the comments. All written comments 
must be submitted in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303, and must be served 
on interested parties on the Department's service list in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.303(f). The Department will issue the final results of 
this administrative review, which will include the results of its 
analysis of issues raised in any such comments, within 120 days of 
publication of the preliminary results, and will publish these results 
in the Federal Register.
    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751 and 
777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: April 26, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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