Notice of Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea, 38861-38862 [E6-10731]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 131 / Monday, July 10, 2006 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Pure and Alloy Magnesium from Canada and Pure Magnesium from China, 71 FR 36359 (June 26, 2006), USITC Publication 3859 (June 2006) (Investigation Nos. 701–TA–309–A–B and 731–TA–696 (Second Review)). Scope of the Order The product covered by this review is pure primary magnesium regardless of chemistry, form or size, unless expressly excluded from the scope of this order. Primary magnesium is a metal or alloy containing by weight primarily the element magnesium and produced by decomposing raw materials into magnesium metal. Pure primary magnesium is used primarily as a chemical in the aluminum alloying, desulfurization, and chemical reduction industries. In addition, pure primary magnesium is used as an input in producing magnesium alloy. Pure primary magnesium encompasses products (including, but not limited to, butt–ends, stubs, crowns and crystals) with the following primary magnesium contents: (1) Products that contain at least 99.95 percent primary magnesium, by weight (generally referred to as ‘‘ultra–pure’’ magnesium); (2) Products that contain less than 99.95 percent but not less than 99.8 percent primary magnesium, by weight (generally referred to as ‘‘pure’’ magnesium); and (3) Products (generally referred to as ‘‘off–specification pure’’ magnesium) that contain 50 percent or greater, but less than 99.8 percent primary magnesium, by weight, and that do not conform to ASTM specifications for alloy magnesium. ‘‘Off–specification pure’’ magnesium is pure primary magnesium containing magnesium scrap, secondary magnesium, oxidized magnesium or impurities (whether or not intentionally added) that cause the primary magnesium content to fall below 99.8 percent by weight. It generally does not contain, individually or in combination, 1.5 percent or more, by weight, of the following alloying elements: aluminum, manganese, zinc, silicon, thorium, zirconium and rare earths. Since the antidumping duty order was issued, we have clarified that the scope of the original order includes, but is not limited to, butt ends, stubs, crowns and crystals. See May 22, 1997, instructions to U.S. Customs and November 14, 1997, Final Scope Ruling of Antidumping Duty Order on Pure Magnesium from China. Excluded from the scope of this order are alloy primary magnesium (that VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Jul 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 meets specifications for alloy magnesium), primary magnesium anodes, granular primary magnesium (including turnings, chips and powder), having a maximum physical dimension (i.e., length or diameter) of one inch or less, secondary magnesium (which has pure primary magnesium content of less than 50 percent by weight), and remelted magnesium whose pure primary magnesium content is less than 50 percent by weight. Pure magnesium products covered by this order are currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 8104.11.00, 8104.19.00, 8104.20.00, 8104.30.00, 8104.90.00, 3824.90.11, 3824.90.19 and 9817.00.90. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope is dispositive. Determination As a result of the determinations by the Department and the Commission that revocation of this antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to sections 751(d)(2)(A) and (B) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium from The PRC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of this order is the date of publication in the Federal Register of this Notice of Continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five–year review of this antidumping order not later than June 2011. This sunset review and this continuation notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: June 30, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–10744 Filed 7–7–06; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38861 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–837] Notice of Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon–Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 7, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published the preliminary results of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) administrative review of certain cut–to-length carbon–quality steel plate (‘‘CTL Plate’’) from the Republic of Korea (‘‘Korea’’). The review covers Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (‘‘DSM’’). The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004. The Department received no comments concerning our preliminary results; therefore, our final results remain unchanged from our preliminary results. The final results are listed in the section ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ below. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 10, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tipten Troidl, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1767. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On March 7, 2006, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the CVD order on CTL Plate from Korea. See Notice of Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon–Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea, 71 FR 11397 (March 7, 2006) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. We received no comments. Scope of Review The products covered by the CVD order are certain hot–rolled carbon– quality steel: (1) Universal mill plates (i.e., flat–rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a nominal or actual thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are cut–to-length (not in coils) and without patterns in relief), of iron or non–alloy-quality steel; and (2) flat– E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 38862 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 131 / Monday, July 10, 2006 / Notices rolled products, hot–rolled, of a nominal or actual thickness of 4.75 mm or more and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness, and which are cut–to-length (not in coils). Steel products to be included in the scope of the order are of rectangular, square, circular or other shape and of rectangular or non– rectangular cross–section where such non–rectangular 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. Steel products that meet the noted physical characteristics that are painted, varnished or coated with plastic or other non–metallic substances are included within this scope. Also, specifically included in the scope of the order are high strength, low alloy (‘‘HSLA’’) steels. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. Steel products to be included in this scope, regardless of Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) definitions, are products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is two percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below is equal to or exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 1.50 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.41 percent of titanium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent zirconium. All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do not equal or exceed any one of the levels listed above, are within the scope of this order unless otherwise specifically excluded. The following products are specifically excluded from the order: (1) Products clad, plated, or coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastic or other non–metallic substances; (2) SAE grades (formerly AISI grades) of series 2300 and above; (3) products made to ASTM A710 and A736 or their proprietary equivalents; (4) abrasion–resistant steels (i.e., USS AR 400, USS AR 500); (5) products made to ASTM A202, A225, A514 grade S, A517 grade S, or their proprietary VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Jul 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 equivalents; (6) ball bearing steels; (7) tool steels; and (8) silicon manganese steel or silicon electric steel. The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable under the HTSUS under subheadings: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7225.40.3050, 7225.40.7000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.91.5000, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, 7226.99.0000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by the order is dispositive. Final Results of Review As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the preliminary results; consistent with the preliminary results, we determine that the total net countervailing subsidy rate for DSM is 0.05 percent ad valorem, a de minimis rate, for the period January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004. As there have been no changes or comments from the preliminary results we are not attaching a Decision Memorandum to this Federal Register notice. For further details of the programs included in this proceeding, see the Preliminary Results. Manufacturer/exporter Margin (percent) Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (DSM) ................. 0.05 (de minimis) Assessment The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) within 15 days of publication of these final results of review. We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP for entries or exports made during the period January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004, without regard to duties. Cash Deposits Requirements We will instruct CBP to collect cash deposit of 0.00 percent for DSM and to continue to collect cash deposits for non–reviewed companies at the most recent company–specific rate applicable to the company. Accordingly, the cash deposit rate that will be applied to non– reviewed companies covered by this order will be the rate for that company PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 established in the investigation or the most recently completed administrative review. See Notice of Amended Final Determination: Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon–Quality Steel Plate from India and the Republic of Korea; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon–Quality Steel Plate from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, and the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6587 (February 10, 2000). The ‘‘All Others’’ rate of 3.26 percent shall apply to all companies not previously reviewed until a review of a company assigned this rate is requested. This notice also is the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: June 30, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–10731 Filed 7–7–06; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Exporters’ Textile Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting A meeting of the Exporters’ Textile Advisory Committee will be held on August 30, 2006 from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at the MAGIC trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, room # TBA. When the room number is assigned, it will be published in a future Federal Register notice. The Exporters’ Textile Advisory Committee is a national advisory committee that advises Department of Commerce officials on the identification of export barriers, and on market expansion activities. With the elimination of textile quotas under the WTO agreement on textiles and clothing, the Administration is committed to encouraging U.S. textile and apparel firms to export and remain competitive in the global market. The meeting will be open to the public with a limited number of seats available. For further information or E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-837]


Notice of Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the 
Republic of Korea

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

SUMMARY: On March 7, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published the preliminary results of the countervailing 
duty (``CVD'') administrative review of certain cut-to-length carbon-
quality steel plate (``CTL Plate'') from the Republic of Korea 
(``Korea''). The review covers Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (``DSM''). 
The period of review (``POR'') is January 1, 2004, through December 31, 
2004. The Department received no comments concerning our preliminary 
results; therefore, our final results remain unchanged from our 
preliminary results. The final results are listed in the section 
``Final Results of Review'' below.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 10, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tipten Troidl, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1767.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 7, 2006, the Department published the preliminary results 
of the administrative review of the CVD order on CTL Plate from Korea. 
See Notice of Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the 
Republic of Korea, 71 FR 11397 (March 7, 2006) (``Preliminary 
Results''). We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary 
Results. We received no comments.

Scope of Review

    The products covered by the CVD order are certain hot-rolled 
carbon-quality steel: (1) Universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled 
products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width 
exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a nominal or actual 
thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are cut-to-length (not in coils) 
and without patterns in relief), of iron or non-alloy-quality steel; 
and (2) flat-

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rolled products, hot-rolled, of a nominal or actual thickness of 4.75 
mm or more and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least 
twice the thickness, and which are cut-to-length (not in coils). Steel 
products to be included in the scope of the order are of rectangular, 
square, circular or other shape and of rectangular or non-rectangular 
cross-section where such non-rectangular 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. Steel products that meet the noted 
physical characteristics that are painted, varnished or coated with 
plastic or other non-metallic substances are included within this 
scope. Also, specifically included in the scope of the order are high 
strength, low alloy (``HSLA'') steels. HSLA steels are recognized as 
steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, 
niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. Steel products to be 
included in this scope, regardless of Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (``HTSUS'') definitions, are products in which: (1) Iron 
predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) 
the carbon content is two percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of 
the elements listed below is equal to or exceeds the quantity, by 
weight, respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 1.50 
percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of 
aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 
0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of 
tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 
0.41 percent of titanium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent 
zirconium. All products that meet the written physical description, and 
in which the chemistry quantities do not equal or exceed any one of the 
levels listed above, are within the scope of this order unless 
otherwise specifically excluded. The following products are 
specifically excluded from the order: (1) Products clad, plated, or 
coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished or coated with 
plastic or other non-metallic substances; (2) SAE grades (formerly AISI 
grades) of series 2300 and above; (3) products made to ASTM A710 and 
A736 or their proprietary equivalents; (4) abrasion-resistant steels 
(i.e., USS AR 400, USS AR 500); (5) products made to ASTM A202, A225, 
A514 grade S, A517 grade S, or their proprietary equivalents; (6) ball 
bearing steels; (7) tool steels; and (8) silicon manganese steel or 
silicon electric steel.
    The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable 
under the HTSUS under subheadings: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 
7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7208.53.0000, 
7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 
7211.14.0045, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 
7225.40.3050, 7225.40.7000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.91.5000, 
7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, 7226.99.0000.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by 
the order is dispositive.

Final Results of Review

    As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the 
preliminary results; consistent with the preliminary results, we 
determine that the total net countervailing subsidy rate for DSM is 
0.05 percent ad valorem, a de minimis rate, for the period January 1, 
2004, through December 31, 2004. As there have been no changes or 
comments from the preliminary results we are not attaching a Decision 
Memorandum to this Federal Register notice. For further details of the 
programs included in this proceeding, see the Preliminary Results.

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                Manufacturer/exporter                  Margin (percent)
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Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (DSM)..................   0.05 (de minimis)
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Assessment

    The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions 
directly to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') within 15 days 
of publication of these final results of review. We intend to issue 
liquidation instructions to CBP for entries or exports made during the 
period January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004, without regard to 
duties.

Cash Deposits Requirements

    We will instruct CBP to collect cash deposit of 0.00 percent for 
DSM and to continue to collect cash deposits for non-reviewed companies 
at the most recent company-specific rate applicable to the company. 
Accordingly, the cash deposit rate that will be applied to non-reviewed 
companies covered by this order will be the rate for that company 
established in the investigation or the most recently completed 
administrative review. See Notice of Amended Final Determination: 
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from India and the 
Republic of Korea; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain 
Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from France, India, Indonesia, 
Italy, and the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6587 (February 10, 2000). The 
``All Others'' rate of 3.26 percent shall apply to all companies not 
previously reviewed until a review of a company assigned this rate is 
requested.
    This notice also is the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written 
notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion 
to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply 
with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation. We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: June 30, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-10731 Filed 7-7-06; 8:45 am]
Billing Code: 3510-DS-S