Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from France, 30875-30876 [E6-8393]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 31, 2006 / Notices CIT’s remand order and sustained the Department’s remand redetermination. See Colakoglu Remand. On March 24, 2006, consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F. 2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990), the Department notified the public that the CIT’s decision was ‘‘not in harmony’’ with the Department’s November 2004 Final Results. See Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony with Final Results of Administrative Review, 71 FR 14835 (Mar. 24, 2006). No party appealed the CIT’s decision. Because there is now a final and conclusive decision in the court proceeding, we are issuing amended final results to reflect the results of the remand determination. Amended Final Results of Review We are amending the final results of the 2002–2003 review on the antidumping duty order on rebar from Turkey to reflect a revised weighted– average margin of 4.91 percent for Colakoglu for the period April 1, 2002, through March 31, 2003. Assessment jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES The Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Because Colakoglu did not report the entered value for the U.S. sales in question, we have calculated importer– specific assessment rates by aggregating the dumping margins calculated for all U.S. sales to each importer and dividing this amount by the total quantity of those sales. To determine whether the duty assessment rates were de minimis, in accordance with the requirement set forth in 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we calculated importer–specific ad valorem ratios based on the export prices. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties any entries for which the assessment rate is de minimis (i.e., less than 0.50 percent). The Department will issue appraisement instructions directly to CBP. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: May 23, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–8385 Filed 5–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 May 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–427–810] Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from France Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on certain corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products from France, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties, an adequate response from respondent interested parties, and respondent interested parties’ arguments regarding post–investigation privatization of Usinor, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). As a result of our analysis, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to continuance or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 31, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Moore or Brandon Farlander, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3692 or (202) 482– 4136, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 1, 2005, the Department initiated a sunset review of the CVD order on certain corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products from France pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 65884 (November 1, 2005). On November 9, 2005, the Department received a notice of intent to participate on behalf of Nucor Corporation (‘‘Nucor’’), and on November 16, 2005, on behalf of Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. (‘‘Mittal Steel USA’’) and Ispat–Inland (‘‘Ispat’’); United States Steel Corporation (‘‘U.S. Steel’’); and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30875 International Union, AFL–CIO-CLC (‘‘USW’’) (collectively, ‘‘domestic interested parties’’). The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under sections 771(9)(C) and (D) of the Act, as domestic producers of a like product and a union engaged in the production of subject merchandise in the United States. The Department received substantive responses from the domestic interested parties as well as from Arcelor S.A. (‘‘Arcelor’’), successor–in-interest to Usinor Sacilor; Duferco Coating SA and Sorral SA (‘‘Duferco Sorral’’); the European Union (‘‘EU’’); and the Government of France (‘‘GOF’’) (collectively, ‘‘respondent parties’’), within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(I). As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i), the Department is conducting a full sunset review of this CVD order. The Department determined that the sunset review of the CVD order on certain corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products from France is extraordinarily complicated. In accordance with section 751(c)(5)(C)(v) of the Act, the Department may treat a review as extraordinarily complicated if it is a review of a transition order (i.e., an order in effect on January 1, 1995). (See section 751(c)(6)(C) of the Act). Therefore, on February 28, 2006, the Department extended the time limit for the completion of the preliminary results of this full sunset review until no later than May 22, 2006, 90 days from the original scheduled date, in accordance with section 751(c)(5)(B) of the Act. See Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from France: Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results and Final Results of Full Sunset Review, 71 FR 10011 (February 28, 2006). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order includes flat–rolled carbon steel products, of rectangular shape, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosion– resistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickel- or iron– based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances in addition to the metallic coating, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers) and of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, or in straight lengths which, if of a thickness less than 4.75 millimeters, are of a width of 0.5 inch or greater and which measures at least 10 times the thickness or if of a thickness of 4.75 millimeters or more are of a width which exceeds 150 E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 30876 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 31, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness, as currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 7210.31.0000, 7210.39.0000, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0090, 7210.60.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.1000, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.21.0000, 7212.29.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7212.60.0000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7217.12.1000, 7217.13.1000, 7217.19.1000, 7217.19.5000, 7217.22.5000, 7217.23.5000, 7217.29.1000, 7217.29.5000, 7217.32.5000, 7217.33.5000, 7217.39.1000, and 7217.39.5000. Included in this order are flat–rolled products of non–rectangular crosssection where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’) -- for example, products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges. Excluded from this order are flat–rolled steel products either plated or coated with tin, lead, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (‘‘terne plate’’), or both chromium and chromium oxides (‘‘tin– free steel’’), whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances in addition to the metallic coating. Excluded from this order are clad products in straight lengths of 0.1875 inch or more in composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness. Also excluded from this order are certain clad stainless flat– rolled products, which are three– layered corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat–rolled products less than 4.75 millimeters in composite thickness that consist of a carbon steel flat–rolled product clad on both sides with stainless steel in a 20%-60%-20% ratio. The HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description remains dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’) from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated May 22, 2006, which is hereby adopted by this notice. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 May 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 the corresponding recommendation in this public memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit, Room B–099 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily determines that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. The net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the order were revoked is 0.16 percent ad valorem. Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than July 11, 2006, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309 (c)(1)(i). Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.310 (c). Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than July 16, 2006, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309 (d). The Department will issue a notice of final results of this sunset review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any such comments, no later than September 27, 2006. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: May 22, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–8393 Filed 5–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Announcing a Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Thursday, June 8, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Friday, June 9, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. All sessions PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will be open to the public. The Advisory Board was established by the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100–235) and amended by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–347) to advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of NIST on security and privacy issues pertaining to federal computer systems. Details regarding the Board’s activities are available at http://csrc.nist.gov/ ispab/. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 8, 2006 and June 9, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. Agenda —Welcome and Overview —Briefing on Security and Privacy Profiles under the Federal Enterprise Architecture Program —Board Discussion and Recommendation on the NIAP Program —Privacy Office Panel Discussion —OMB Briefing on FISMA Reporting and Privacy Responsibilities —Agenda Development for September 2006 ISPAB Meeting —Wrap-Up Note that agenda items may change without notice because of possible unexpected schedule conflicts of presenters. Public Participation The Board agenda will include a period of time, not to exceed thirty minutes, for oral comments and questions from the public. Each speaker will be limited to five minutes. Members of the public who are interested in speaking are asked to contact the Board Secretariat at the telephone number indicated below. In addition, written statements are invited and may be submitted to the Board at any time. Written statements should be directed to the ISPAB Secretariat, Information Technology Laboratory, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8930, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8930. It would be appreciated if 25 copies of written material were submitted for distribution to the Board and attendees no later than June 2, 2006. Approximately 15 seats will be available for the public and media. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Pauline Bowen, Board Secretariat, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-427-810]


Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Certain Corrosion-
Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from France

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty 
(``CVD'') order on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat 
products from France, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of a notice of intent to 
participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the 
domestic interested parties, an adequate response from respondent 
interested parties, and respondent interested parties' arguments 
regarding post-investigation privatization of Usinor, the Department 
determined to conduct a full sunset review of this CVD order pursuant 
to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). As a result of 
our analysis, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the 
CVD order would likely lead to continuance or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 31, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Moore or Brandon Farlander, 
AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3692 or (202) 
482-4136, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 1, 2005, the Department initiated a sunset review of 
the CVD order on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products 
from France pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of 
Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 70 FR 65884 (November 1, 2005). On 
November 9, 2005, the Department received a notice of intent to 
participate on behalf of Nucor Corporation (``Nucor''), and on November 
16, 2005, on behalf of Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. (``Mittal Steel USA'') 
and Ispat-Inland (``Ispat''); United States Steel Corporation (``U.S. 
Steel''); and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, 
Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-
CIO-CLC (``USW'') (collectively, ``domestic interested parties''). The 
domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under 
sections 771(9)(C) and (D) of the Act, as domestic producers of a like 
product and a union engaged in the production of subject merchandise in 
the United States. The Department received substantive responses from 
the domestic interested parties as well as from Arcelor S.A. 
(``Arcelor''), successor-in-interest to Usinor Sacilor; Duferco Coating 
SA and Sorral SA (``Duferco Sorral''); the European Union (``EU''); and 
the Government of France (``GOF'') (collectively, ``respondent 
parties''), within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(I). As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i), the Department is conducting a full sunset 
review of this CVD order.
    The Department determined that the sunset review of the CVD order 
on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from France 
is extraordinarily complicated. In accordance with section 
751(c)(5)(C)(v) of the Act, the Department may treat a review as 
extraordinarily complicated if it is a review of a transition order 
(i.e., an order in effect on January 1, 1995). (See section 
751(c)(6)(C) of the Act). Therefore, on February 28, 2006, the 
Department extended the time limit for the completion of the 
preliminary results of this full sunset review until no later than May 
22, 2006, 90 days from the original scheduled date, in accordance with 
section 751(c)(5)(B) of the Act. See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon 
Steel Flat Products from France: Extension of Time Limits for 
Preliminary Results and Final Results of Full Sunset Review, 71 FR 
10011 (February 28, 2006).

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order includes flat-rolled carbon 
steel products, of rectangular shape, either clad, plated, or coated 
with corrosion-resistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, 
aluminum-, nickel- or iron-based alloys, whether or not corrugated or 
painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic 
substances in addition to the metallic coating, in coils (whether or 
not in successively superimposed layers) and of a width of 0.5 inch or 
greater, or in straight lengths which, if of a thickness less than 4.75 
millimeters, are of a width of 0.5 inch or greater and which measures 
at least 10 times the thickness or if of a thickness of 4.75 
millimeters or more are of a width which exceeds 150

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millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness, as currently 
classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') item numbers 7210.31.0000, 7210.39.0000, 7210.41.0000, 
7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0090, 7210.60.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 
7210.70.6090, 7210.90.1000, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.21.0000, 
7212.29.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 
7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7212.60.0000, 7215.90.1000, 
7215.90.5000, 7217.12.1000, 7217.13.1000, 7217.19.1000, 7217.19.5000, 
7217.22.5000, 7217.23.5000, 7217.29.1000, 7217.29.5000, 7217.32.5000, 
7217.33.5000, 7217.39.1000, and 7217.39.5000. Included in this order 
are flat-rolled products of non-rectangular cross-section where such 
cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., 
products which have been ``worked after rolling'') -- for example, 
products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges. Excluded from 
this order are flat-rolled steel products either plated or coated with 
tin, lead, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (``terne 
plate''), or both chromium and chromium oxides (``tin-free steel''), 
whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other 
nonmetallic substances in addition to the metallic coating. Excluded 
from this order are clad products in straight lengths of 0.1875 inch or 
more in composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 
millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness. Also excluded 
from this order are certain clad stainless flat-rolled products, which 
are three-layered corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat-rolled products 
less than 4.75 millimeters in composite thickness that consist of a 
carbon steel flat-rolled product clad on both sides with stainless 
steel in a 20[percnt]-60[percnt]-20[percnt] ratio. The HTSUS numbers 
are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written 
description remains dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum (``Decision Memorandum'') from Stephen J. Claeys, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. 
Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated May 22, 
2006, which is hereby adopted by this notice. Parties can find a 
complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the 
corresponding recommendation in this public memorandum which is on file 
in the Central Records Unit, Room B-099 of the main Commerce building. 
In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be 
accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper 
copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.

Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that revocation of the CVD 
order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy. The net countervailable subsidy likely to 
prevail if the order were revoked is 0.16 percent ad valorem.
    Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than July 11, 
2006, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309 (c)(1)(i). Any interested party 
may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.310 (c). Rebuttal briefs, which must be 
limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later 
than July 16, 2006, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309 (d). The 
Department will issue a notice of final results of this sunset review, 
which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any 
such comments, no later than September 27, 2006.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: May 22, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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