Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Latvia: Extension of the Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 26335-26336 [E6-6761]

Download as PDF 26335 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 86 / Thursday, May 4, 2006 / Notices 771(9)(C) of the Act as a U.S. producer of the domestic like product. We received a submission from the domestic interested party within the 30day deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(3)(i) of the Department’s regulations. However, we did not receive submissions from any respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) of the Department’s regulations, the Department conducted expedited sunset reviews of these orders. Scope of the Orders mstockstill on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES PRC The merchandise covered by this order is silicon metal containing at least 96.00 percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon by weight. Also covered by this antidumping order is silicon metal containing between 89.00 and 96.00 percent silicon by weight but which contains more aluminum than the silicon metal containing at least 96.00 percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon by weight. Silicon metal is currently provided for under subheadings 2804.69.10 and 2804.69.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) as a chemical product, but is commonly referred to as a metal. Semiconductor grade silicon (silicon metal containing by weight not less than 99.99 percent silicon and provided for in subheading 2804.61.00 of the HTSUS) is not subject to the order. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description remains dispositive. Brazil The merchandise covered by this order is silicon metal containing at least 96.00 percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon by weight. Also covered by this antidumping order is silicon metal containing between 89.00 and 96.00 percent silicon by weight but which contains more aluminum than the silicon metal containing at least 96.00 percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon by weight. Silicon metal is currently provided for under subheadings 2804.69.10 and 2804.69.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) as a chemical product, but is commonly referred to as a metal. Semiconductor grade silicon (silicon metal containing by weight not less than 99.99 percent silicon and provided for in subheading 2804.61.00 of the HTSUS) is not subject to the order. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:45 May 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 and for customs purposes, the written description remains dispositive. Scope Clarifications PRC There has been one scope clarification in this proceeding. See Scope Rulings, 58 FR 27542 (May 10, 1993). In a response to a request by domestic interested parties for clarification of the scope of the antidumping duty order, the Department determined that silicon metal containing between 89.00 percent and 99.00 percent silicon by weight, but which contains a higher aluminum content than the silicon metal containing at least 96.00 percent, but less than 99.99 percent silicon by weight, is the same class or kind of merchandise as the silicon metal described in the original order. Therefore, such material is within the scope of the order on silicon metal from the PRC. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these cases are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’ from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated April 27, 2006 (‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail if the orders were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file in room B–099 of the main Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on our Web site at http://ia.ita.doc.gov. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers Weighted–Average Margin (Percent) Camargo Correa Metais, S.A. (‘‘CCM’’) Companhia Brasileira Carbureto de Calcio (‘‘CBCC’’) .................. RIMA Eletrometalurgica S.A. (‘‘RIMA’’) ............ All Others ...................... 93.20 Revoked Revoked 91.06 1We will notify the ITC that Companhia Brasileira Carbureto de Calcio (‘‘CBCC’’) and RIMA Eletrometalurgica S.A. (‘‘RIMA’’) are no longer subject to the order. See Policies Regarding the Conduct of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders; Policy Bulletin, 63 FR 18871 (April 16, 1998); see also Silicon Metal From Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Revocation of Order in Part, 68 FR 57670 (October 6, 2003) (order revoked as to CBCC) and Silicon Metal from Brazil; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Revocation of Order in Part, 67 FR 77225 (December 17, 2002) (order revoked as to RIMA). This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (‘‘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: April 27, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–6760 Filed 5–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–449–804] Final Results of Reviews We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on Silicon Metal from the PRC and Brazil would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following percentage weighted–average margins: Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers PRC. PRC–wide Rate ............ Brazil1. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Latvia: Extension of the Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Weighted–Average Department of Commerce. Margin (Percent) EFFECTIVE DATE: May 4, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 139.49 Shane Subler at (202) 482–0189, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 26336 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 86 / Thursday, May 4, 2006 / Notices Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 27, 2005, Joint Stock Company Liepajas Metalurgs, a Latvian producer of subject merchandise, requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Latvia. On September 30, 2005, the petitioners in the proceeding, the Rebar Trade Action Coalition1 and its individual members, also requested an administrative review of the antidumping order. On October 25, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of the administrative review, covering the period September 1, 2004, through August 31, 2005 (70 FR 61601). The preliminary results are currently due no later than June 2, 2006. Statutory Time Limits Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department of Commerce (the Department) to complete the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order/ finding for which a review is requested, and the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for (1) the preliminary results to a maximum of 365 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order/ finding for which a review is requested, and (2) the final results to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary results) from the date of publication of the preliminary results. mstockstill on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limits. Several complex issues related to merchandise classification, date of sale, and cost of production have been raised during the course of this administrative review. The Department needs more time to address these items and evaluate the issues more thoroughly. 1 The Rebar Trade Action Coalition comprises Gerdau AmeriSteel, CMC Steel Group, Nucor Corporation, and TAMCO. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:45 May 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 For the reasons noted above, we are extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results until no later than August 1, 2006. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days after publication of the preliminary results. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Dated: April 28, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–6761 Filed 5–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 041306A] Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; On-ice Seismic Operations in the Beaufort Sea National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting on-ice vibroseis seismic operations in the Harrison Bay portion of the western U.S. Beaufort Sea has been issued to Kuukpik Veritas DGC (Kuukpik) for a period of 1 year. DATES: Effective from April 30, 2006 through April 29, 2007. ADDRESSES: The authorization and application containing a list of the references used in this document may be obtained by writing to this address or by telephoning the contact listed here. The application is also available at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Guan, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 713–2289, ext 137 or Brad Smith, Alaska Region, NMFS, (907) 271–5006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. Permission may be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses, and that the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as ’’...an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival.’’ Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA established an expedited process by which citizens of the United States can apply for an authorization to incidentally take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment. Except for certain categories of activities not pertinent here, the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [Level A harassment]; or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering [Level B harassment]. Section 101(a)(5)(D) establishes a 45– day time limit for NMFS review of an application followed by a 30–day public notice and comment period on any proposed authorizations for the incidental harassment of marine mammals. Within 45 days of the close of the comment period, NMFS must either issue or deny issuance of the authorization. Summary of Request On October 24, 2005, NMFS received an application from ASRC Energy Services, Lynx Enterprises, Inc. (AES Lynx) on behalf of Kuukpik for the taking, by harassment, of two species of marine mammals incidental to conducting an on-ice seismic survey program. The seismic operations will be conducted in the Harrison Bay portion of the western U.S. Beaufort Sea. The proposed survey would be conducted E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-449-804]


Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Latvia: Extension of the 
Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 4, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Subler at (202) 482-0189, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 1, Import

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Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 27, 2005, Joint Stock Company Liepajas Metalurgs, a 
Latvian producer of subject merchandise, requested an administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars 
from Latvia. On September 30, 2005, the petitioners in the proceeding, 
the Rebar Trade Action Coalition\1\ and its individual members, also 
requested an administrative review of the antidumping order. On October 
25, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of the 
administrative review, covering the period September 1, 2004, through 
August 31, 2005 (70 FR 61601). The preliminary results are currently 
due no later than June 2, 2006.
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    \1\ The Rebar Trade Action Coalition comprises Gerdau 
AmeriSteel, CMC Steel Group, Nucor Corporation, and TAMCO.
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Statutory Time Limits

    Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), requires the Department of Commerce (the Department) to complete 
the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days 
after the last day of the anniversary month of an order/finding for 
which a review is requested, and the final results within 120 days 
after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, 
if it is not practicable to complete the review within these time 
periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to 
extend the time limit for (1) the preliminary results to a maximum of 
365 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order/
finding for which a review is requested, and (2) the final results to 
180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit 
for the preliminary results) from the date of publication of the 
preliminary results.

Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review

    We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary 
results of this review within the original time limits. Several complex 
issues related to merchandise classification, date of sale, and cost of 
production have been raised during the course of this administrative 
review. The Department needs more time to address these items and 
evaluate the issues more thoroughly.
    For the reasons noted above, we are extending the time limit for 
completion of the preliminary results until no later than August 1, 
2006. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days after 
publication of the preliminary results.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

    Dated: April 28, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-6761 Filed 5-3-06; 8:45 am]
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