Silicomanganese from Brazil, Ukraine, and the People's Republic of China; Five-year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final Results, 26927-26928 [E6-7044]

Download as PDF 26927 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 89 / Tuesday, May 9, 2006 / Notices Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4114 or (202) 482– 1392, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanctions. This notice is published in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(f)(3). Dated: May 3, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–7042 Filed 5–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–824, A–823–805, A–570–828] Silicomanganese from Brazil, Ukraine, and the People’s Republic of China; Five-year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final Results Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On January 3, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on silicomanganese from Brazil, Ukraine, and 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 the notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of the sole domestic interested party and inadequate responses from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted expedited sunset reviews. As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail is set forth in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of Reviews.’’ EFFECTIVE DATE: May 9, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zev Primor or Janis Kalnins, Office 5, AD/ CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution AGENCY: Background On January 3, 2006, the Department initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on silicomanganese from Brazil, Ukraine, and the People’s Republic of China pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 71 FR 91 (January 3, 2006). The Department received a Notice of Intent to Participate from Eramet Marietta Inc. (Eramet) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i), (Sunset Regulations). Eramet claimed interested–party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a manufacturer of a domestic like product in the United States. We received complete substantive responses from Eramet within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). In its substantive response, Eramet indicated that Elkem was the petitioner in the original investigation but that, since Eramet purchased Elkem’s silicomanganese operations in 1999, it has participated actively in all administrative reviews and sunset reviews. We did not receive substantive responses from any respondent interested parties in the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on silicomanganese from Brazil, Ukraine, and the People’s Republic of China. 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 expedited sunset reviews of these orders. Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by these orders is silicomanganese. Silicomanganese, which is sometimes called ferrosilicon manganese, is a ferroalloy composed principally of manganese, silicon and iron, and normally contains much smaller proportions of minor elements, such as carbon, phosphorus, and sulfur. Silicomanganese generally contains by weight not less than 4 percent iron, more than 30 percent manganese, more than 8 percent silicon, and not more than 3 percent phosphorous. All compositions, forms, and sizes of silicomanganese are included within the scope of the order, including silicomanganese slag, fines, and briquettes. Silicomanganese is used primarily in steel production as a source of both silicon and manganese. Silicomanganese is currently classifiable under subheading 7202.30.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Some silicomanganese may also currently be classifiable under HTSUS subheading 7202.99.5040. These orders cover all silicomanganese, regardless of its tariff classification. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of these orders remain dispositive. 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 May 3, 2006 (Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins 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 the CRU, Room B–099 of the main Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Reviews We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on silicomanganese from Brazil, Ukraine, and the People’s Republic of China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following percentage weighted–average margins: Weighted–Average Margin (Percent) mstockstill on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers Brazil. ˆ Rio Doce Manganes S.A. (RDM),. Companhia Paulista de Ferro–Ligas (CPFL),. and Urucum Mineracao S.A. (Urucum). ¸˜ (collectively RDM/CPFL) .................................................................................................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:02 May 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 64.93 26928 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 89 / Tuesday, May 9, 2006 / Notices Weighted–Average Margin (Percent) Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers All Others ................................................................................................................................................................... Ukraine. All Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters ..................................................................................................................... The People’s Republic of China. All Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters ..................................................................................................................... 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: May 3, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–7044 Filed 5–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–890 Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 9, 2006. SUMMARY: On February 2, 2006, and in an amendment on March 16, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) received a request on behalf of the petitioners, the American Furniture Manufacturers Committee for Legal Trade and its individual members (the ‘‘AFMC’’) for a changed circumstances review and a request to revoke in part the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China with respect to jewelry armoires that have at least one side door, whether or not the door is lined with felt or felt– like material. In its February 2, 2006, submission, AFMC stated that it no longer has any interest in antidumping mstockstill on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:02 May 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 relief from imports of such jewelry armoires with respect to the subject merchandise defined in the ‘‘Scope of the Review’’ section below. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Will Dickerson or Robert Bolling, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20230; telephone (202) 482–1778 and (202) 482–3434, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 4, 2005, the Department published the Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China (70 FR 329). On February 2, 2006, and in an amendment on March 16, 2006, AFMC requested revocation in part of the AD order pursuant to sections 751(b)(1) and 782(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), with respect to jewelry armoires that have at least one side door, whether or not lined with felt or felt–like material, as described below. Scope of the Order The product covered is wooden bedroom furniture. Wooden bedroom furniture is generally, but not exclusively, designed, manufactured, and offered for sale in coordinated groups, or bedrooms, in which all of the individual pieces are of approximately the same style and approximately the same material and/or finish. The subject merchandise is made substantially of wood products, including both solid wood and also engineered wood products made from wood particles, fibers, or other wooden materials such as plywood, oriented strand board, particle board, and fiberboard, with or without wood veneers, wood overlays, or laminates, with or without non–wood components or trim such as metal, marble, leather, glass, plastic, or other resins, and whether or not assembled, completed, or finished. The subject merchandise includes the following items: (1) Wooden beds such as loft beds, bunk beds, and other beds; PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17.60 163.00 150.00 (2) wooden headboards for beds (whether stand–alone or attached to side rails), wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden canopies for beds; (3) night tables, night stands, dressers, commodes, bureaus, mule chests, gentlemen’s chests, bachelor’s chests, lingerie chests, wardrobes, vanities, chessers, chifforobes, and wardrobe–type cabinets; (4) dressers with framed glass mirrors that are attached to, incorporated in, sit on, or hang over the dresser; (5) chests–on-chests1, highboys2, lowboys3, chests of drawers4, chests5, door chests6, chiffoniers7, hutches8, and armoires9; (6) desks, computer stands, filing cabinets, book cases, or writing tables that are attached to or incorporated in the subject merchandise; and (7) other bedroom furniture consistent with the above list. The scope of the order excludes the following items: (1) seats, chairs, benches, couches, sofas, sofa beds, stools, and other seating furniture; (2) mattresses, mattress supports (including box springs), infant cribs, water beds, 1 A chest-on-chest is typically a tall chest-ofdrawers in two or more sections (or appearing to be in two or more sections), with one or two sections mounted (or appearing to be mounted) on a slightly larger chest; also known as a tallboy. 2 A highboy is typically a tall chest of drawers usually composed of a base and a top section with drawers, and supported on four legs or a small chest (often 15 inches or more in height). 3 A lowboy is typically a short chest of drawers, not more than four feet high, normally set on short legs. 4 A chest of drawers is typically a case containing drawers for storing clothing. 5 A chest is typically a case piece taller than it is wide featuring a series of drawers and with or without one or more doors for storing clothing. The piece can either include drawers or be designed as a large box incorporating a lid. 6 A door chest is typically a chest with hinged doors to store clothing, whether or not containing drawers. The piece may also include shelves for televisions and other entertainment electronics. 7 A chiffonier is typically a tall and narrow chest of drawers normally used for storing undergarments and lingerie, often with mirror(s) attached. 8 A hutch is typically an open case of furniture with shelves that typically sits on another piece of furniture and provides storage for clothes. 9 An armoire is typically a tall cabinet or wardrobe (typically 50 inches or taller), with doors, and with one or more drawers (either exterior below or above the doors or interior behind the doors), shelves, and/or garment rods or other apparatus for storing clothes. Bedroom armoires may also be used to hold television receivers and/or other audiovisual entertainment systems. E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-824, A-823-805, A-570-828]


Silicomanganese from Brazil, Ukraine, and the People's Republic 
of China; Five-year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final 
Results

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On January 3, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on 
silicomanganese from Brazil, Ukraine, and 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 the notice of intent to participate and 
adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of the sole domestic 
interested party and inadequate responses from respondent interested 
parties, the Department conducted expedited sunset reviews. As a result 
of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the 
antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to 
prevail is set forth in the section entitled ``Final Results of 
Reviews.''

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 9, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zev Primor or Janis Kalnins, Office 5, 
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-
4114 or (202) 482-1392, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 3, 2006, the Department initiated sunset reviews of the 
antidumping duty orders on silicomanganese from Brazil, Ukraine, and 
the People's Republic of China pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. 
See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 71 FR 91 (January 3, 
2006). The Department received a Notice of Intent to Participate from 
Eramet Marietta Inc. (Eramet) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i), (Sunset Regulations). Eramet claimed interested-party 
status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a manufacturer of a 
domestic like product in the United States. We received complete 
substantive responses from Eramet within the 30-day deadline specified 
in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). In its substantive response, Eramet 
indicated that Elkem was the petitioner in the original investigation 
but that, since Eramet purchased Elkem's silicomanganese operations in 
1999, it has participated actively in all administrative reviews and 
sunset reviews.
    We did not receive substantive responses from any respondent 
interested parties in the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders 
on silicomanganese from Brazil, Ukraine, and the People's Republic of 
China. 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 expedited sunset 
reviews of these orders.

Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by these orders is silicomanganese. 
Silicomanganese, which is sometimes called ferrosilicon manganese, is a 
ferroalloy composed principally of manganese, silicon and iron, and 
normally contains much smaller proportions of minor elements, such as 
carbon, phosphorus, and sulfur. Silicomanganese generally contains by 
weight not less than 4 percent iron, more than 30 percent manganese, 
more than 8 percent silicon, and not more than 3 percent phosphorous. 
All compositions, forms, and sizes of silicomanganese are included 
within the scope of the order, including silicomanganese slag, fines, 
and briquettes. Silicomanganese is used primarily in steel production 
as a source of both silicon and manganese.
    Silicomanganese is currently classifiable under subheading 
7202.30.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS). Some silicomanganese may also currently be classifiable under 
HTSUS subheading 7202.99.5040. These orders cover all silicomanganese, 
regardless of its tariff classification. Although the HTSUS subheadings 
are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of these orders remain dispositive.

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 May 3, 2006 (Decision 
Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues 
discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins 
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 the CRU, Room B-099 of the main Department building.
    In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be 
accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov. The paper copy 
and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.

Final Results of Reviews

    We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on 
silicomanganese from Brazil, Ukraine, and the People's Republic of 
China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the 
following percentage weighted-average margins:

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                                               Weighted-Average Margin
     Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers                (Percent)
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Brazil....................................
Rio Doce Mangan[ecirc]s S.A. (RDM),.......
    Companhia Paulista de Ferro-Ligas
     (CPFL),..............................
    and Urucum Minera[ccedil][atilde]o
     S.A. (Urucum)........................
    (collectively RDM/CPFL)...............                         64.93

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All Others................................                         17.60
Ukraine...................................
All Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters.....                        163.00
The People's Republic of China............
All Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters.....                        150.00
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    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: May 3, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-7044 Filed 5-8-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-S