Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Korea: Final Results of Expedited Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 32519-32521 [E6-8754]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 6, 2006 / Notices ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/summary/russia/E6– 4738–1.pdf. In our preliminary results, we found that revocation of the antidumping duty Suspension Agreement on uranium from Russia would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping at the weighted– average margin of 115.82 percent for all producers/exporters from Russia. On April 17, 2006, we received case briefs on behalf of Power Resources, Inc. (‘‘PRI’’) and Crow Butte Resources, Inc. (‘‘Crow Butte’’); USEC Inc. and United States Enrichment Corporation (collectively, ‘‘USEC’’); the Ad Hoc Utilities Group (‘‘AHUG’’); and AO Techsnabexport (‘‘Tenex’’).8 On April 24, 2006, we received rebuttal briefs on behalf of Power Resources and Crow Butte, USEC, and AHUG. On April 26, 2006, USEC requested that the Department reject AHUG’s rebuttal brief because it contained new information not permissible under the Department’s regulations. On May 24, 2006, the Department notified AHUG that it was returning AHUG’s rebuttal brief because it contained information not timely filed under the regulations and offered AHUG the opportunity to redact the new information and to re–submit the brief to the Department within two days. On May 26, 2006, AHUG re–submitted its rebuttal brief; however it failed to redact all references to the new information that appeared in its May 24, 2006 rebuttal brief. We requested again that AHUG re–submit its rebuttal brief without the references to the new information, by the close–of-business on May 30, 2006. On, May 30, 2006, AHUG filed its rebuttal brief and redacted all new information. Additionally, on May 26, 2006, AHUG submitted a letter to the Department which also contained new and untimely filed information. On May 30, 2006, the Department notified AHUG that it was returning this additional May 26, 2006 letter because it contained information not timely filed under the Department’s regulations. No interested party requested a hearing in this sunset review. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised by parties to this sunset review are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Sunset Review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation; Final Results’’ from Joseph A. Spetrini, Deputy Assistant 8 We note that Tenex did not file either a waiver of intent to participate in this sunset review pursuant to Section 351.218(d)(2) of the Department’s sunset regulations or a complete substantive response to the notice of initiation pursuant to Section 351.218(d) (3). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Jun 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 Secretary for Policy and Negotiations, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration (May 30, 2006) (‘‘Final Results Decision Memorandum’’), which is adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Final Results Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping, scope of the subject merchandise, and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the Suspension Agreement to be terminated. Parties may find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room B–099, of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Final Results Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Final Results Decision Memorandum are identical in content. 32519 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–818] Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Korea: Final Results of Expedited Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the second five-year sunset review of the countervailing duty order on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (‘‘Korea’’), pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 65884 (November 1, 2005) (‘‘Second Sunset Review’’). On the basis of a Final Results of Review notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on We determine that termination of the behalf of domestic interested parties, Suspension Agreement on uranium and an inadequate response from from Russia would likely lead to a respondent interested parties (in this continuation or recurrence of dumping case, no response), the Department has at the following percentage weighted– conducted an expedited sunset review average margin: of this order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR Weighted–average 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this Exporter/manufacturer margin (percent) sunset review, the Department finds that Russia–Wide ................. 115.82 revocation of the countervailing duty order is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy This notice also serves as the only at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final reminder to parties subject to Results of Review’’ section of this administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) notice. of their responsibility concerning the DATES: Effective Date: June 6, 2006. return or destruction of proprietary FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: information disclosed under APO in Stephanie Moore or Brandon Farlander, accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 of the AD/CVD Operations, Import Department’s regulations. Timely Administration, International Trade notification of the return or destruction Administration, U.S. Department of of APO materials or conversion to Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution judicial protective order is hereby Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230; requested. Failure to comply with the telephone: (202) 482–3692 or (202) 482– regulations and terms of an APO is a 5439, respectively. violation which is subject to sanction. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This sunset review and notice are in Background accordance with sections 751(c), 752, The countervailing duty order which and 777(i)(1) of the Act. covers CORE from Korea, was published Dated: May 30, 2006. in the Federal Register on August 17, David M. Spooner, 1993. See Countervailing Duty Orders Assistant Secretary for Import and Amendments to Final Affirmative Administration. Countervailing Duty Determinations: [FR Doc. E6–8758 Filed 6–5–06; 8:45 am] Certain Steel Products from Korea, 58 FR 43752 (August 17, 1993). On BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S November 1, 2005, the Department initiated the second sunset review of the PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 32520 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 6, 2006 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES countervailing duty order on CORE from Korea, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Second Sunset Review. The Department received notices of intent to participate from Nucor Corporation (‘‘Nucor’’), Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. (‘‘Mittal Steel USA’’) and Ispat-Inland (‘‘Ispat’’); United States Steel Corporation (‘‘U.S. Steel’’); (collectively, ‘‘domestic interested parties’’); and on behalf of United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO– CLC (‘‘USW’’), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). Domestic interested parties and the USW claimed interested party status under sections 771(9)(C) and (D) of the Act, as U.S. producers and a certified union engaged in the manufacture, production, or wholesale of CORE in the United States. On December 1, 2005, the Department received a substantive response from domestic interested parties within the deadline specified in section 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not receive any responses from any respondent interested party to this proceeding. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department notified the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that respondent interested parties provided an inadequate response to the Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review.1 The Department, therefore, is conducting an expedited sunset review of the countervailing duty order, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B) and 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). 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, the effective date of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act), as is the case in this proceeding. As such, the Department determined that the sunset review of the countervailing duty order on CORE from Korea is extraordinarily complicated and required additional time for the completion of the final results of review. In accordance with section 751(c)(5)(B) of the Act, the Department extended the time limit for completion of the final results of CORE from Korea until no 1 See December 21, 2005 letter to ITC, Robert Carpenter, Director of Investigations, from Barbara E. Tillman, Director, Office 6, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Jun 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 later than May 30, 2006. See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and South Korea: Extension of Time Limits for Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews, 71 FR 10006 (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 corrosionresistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickel- or ironbased 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 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness, as currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 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 (‘‘tinfree steel’’), whether or not painted, PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 flatrolled products, which are three-layered corrosion-resistant carbon steel flatrolled 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. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by this order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in substantive responses by parties in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum for Final Results of Expedited Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Korea (‘‘Decision Memo’’), from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated May 30, 2006, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memo include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy rate likely to prevail if the order were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review and the corresponding recommendation in this public memorandum which is on file in B–099, the Central Records Unit, of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be accessed directly on the Department’s Web page at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in content. Final Results of Review The Department determines that revocation of the countervailing duty order on CORE from Korea is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following countervailing duty rate: E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 6, 2006 / Notices Manufacturer/exporter Net subsidy margin (percent) All Producers/Exporters from Korea 2 .................................. 1.15 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 section 351.303 of the Department’s regulations. 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 this determination and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: May 30, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–8754 Filed 6–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–201–810] Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From Mexico: Final Results of Expedited Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order 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 cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Mexico pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 65884 (November 1, 2005). On the basis of notices of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties, and an inadequate response from respondent interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department is sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: 2 Union Steel was excluded from the order on the basis of a de minimis net subsidy rate. See Certain Cold-Rolled and Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Korea: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determinations in Accordance with Decision Upon Remand, 66 FR 16656 (March 27, 2001). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Jun 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 conducting an expedited sunset review pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: June 6, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Copyak or Brandon Farlander, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–2209 or 202–482– 0182, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2005, the Department initiated a sunset review of the CVD order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Mexico pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 65884. In November 2005, the Department received notices of intent to participate on behalf of Nucor Corporation (‘‘Nucor’’); IPSCO Steel Inc. (‘‘IPSCO’’); Oregon Steel Mills (‘‘Oregon Steel’’); Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. (‘‘Mittal Steel USA’’); 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, or a union engaged in the production of subject merchandise in the United States. The Department received a complete substantive response from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We did not receive a substantive response or a rebuttal response from any foreign respondents. 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 is conducting an expedited sunset review of this CVD order. Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain cut-to-length carbon steel plates. These products include hotrolled carbon steel universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 millimeters but not PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32521 exceeding 1,250 millimeters and of a thickness of not less than 4 millimeters, not in coils and without patterns in relief), of rectangular shape, neither clad, plated nor coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances; and certain hotrolled carbon steel flat-rolled products in straight lengths, of rectangular shape, hot rolled, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances, 4.75 millimeters or more in thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness, as currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers 7208.31.0000, 7208.32.0000, 7208.33.1000, 7208.33.5000, 7208.41.0000, 7208.42.0000, 7208.43.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.11.0000, 7211.12.0000, 7211.21.0000, 7211.22.0045, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, and 7212.50.0000. Included in this administrative review are flat-rolled products of nonrectangular 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 administrative review is grade X–70 plate. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by this order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Mexico; Final Results’’ (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’) from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated May 30, 2006, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy rate likely to prevail if the order were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendation in E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-818]


Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From 
Korea: Final Results of Expedited Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published in the Federal Register the notice of 
initiation of the second five-year sunset review of the countervailing 
duty order on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products 
(CORE) from the Republic of Korea (``Korea''), pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See 
Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 70 FR 65884 (November 1, 
2005) (``Second Sunset Review''). On the basis of a notice of intent to 
participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of 
domestic interested parties, and an inadequate response from respondent 
interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department has 
conducted an expedited sunset review of this order pursuant to section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of 
this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the 
countervailing duty order is likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the 
``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: June 6, 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 and 
Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3692 
or (202) 482-5439, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The countervailing duty order which covers CORE from Korea, was 
published in the Federal Register on August 17, 1993. See 
Countervailing Duty Orders and Amendments to Final Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determinations: Certain Steel Products from Korea, 
58 FR 43752 (August 17, 1993). On November 1, 2005, the Department 
initiated the second sunset review of the

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countervailing duty order on CORE from Korea, pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Act. See Second Sunset Review. The Department received 
notices of intent to participate from Nucor Corporation (``Nucor''), 
Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. (``Mittal Steel USA'') and Ispat-Inland 
(``Ispat''); United States Steel Corporation (``U.S. Steel''); 
(collectively, ``domestic interested parties''); and on behalf of 
United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied 
Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC 
(``USW''), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). 
Domestic interested parties and the USW claimed interested party status 
under sections 771(9)(C) and (D) of the Act, as U.S. producers and a 
certified union engaged in the manufacture, production, or wholesale of 
CORE in the United States.
    On December 1, 2005, the Department received a substantive response 
from domestic interested parties within the deadline specified in 
section 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not receive any 
responses from any respondent interested party to this proceeding. In 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department notified 
the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that respondent interested 
parties provided an inadequate response to the Notice of Initiation of 
Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review.\1\ The Department, therefore, is 
conducting an expedited sunset review of the countervailing duty order, 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B) and 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2).
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    \1\ See December 21, 2005 letter to ITC, Robert Carpenter, 
Director of Investigations, from Barbara E. Tillman, Director, 
Office 6, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration.
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    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, the effective date of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act), as is 
the case in this proceeding. As such, the Department determined that 
the sunset review of the countervailing duty order on CORE from Korea 
is extraordinarily complicated and required additional time for the 
completion of the final results of review. In accordance with section 
751(c)(5)(B) of the Act, the Department extended the time limit for 
completion of the final results of CORE from Korea until no later than 
May 30, 2006. See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat 
Products from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and South 
Korea: Extension of Time Limits for Final Results of Expedited Sunset 
Reviews, 71 FR 10006 (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 millimeters and 
measures at least twice the thickness, as currently classifiable in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 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%-60%-20% ratio. 
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by this 
order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in substantive responses by parties in this 
sunset review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum for 
Final Results of Expedited Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel 
Flat Products from Korea (``Decision Memo''), from Stephen J. Claeys, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. 
Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated May 30, 
2006, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in 
the Decision Memo include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence 
of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy rate 
likely to prevail if the order were revoked.
    Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this 
sunset review and the corresponding recommendation in this public 
memorandum which is on file in B-099, the Central Records Unit, of the 
main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision 
Memo can be accessed directly on the Department's Web page at http://
ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Decision Memo are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    The Department determines that revocation of the countervailing 
duty order on CORE from Korea is likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following countervailing 
duty rate:

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All Producers/Exporters from Korea \2\....................         1.15
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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 section 351.303 of the 
Department's regulations. 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.
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    \2\ Union Steel was excluded from the order on the basis of a de 
minimis net subsidy rate. See Certain Cold-Rolled and Corrosion-
Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Korea: Amended Final 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determinations in Accordance with 
Decision Upon Remand, 66 FR 16656 (March 27, 2001).
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    We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: May 30, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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