Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Japan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Rescission, In Part, 40471-40477 [E6-11286]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 136 / Monday, July 17, 2006 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. (See 7 CFR part 3015, subpart V, and final rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24, 1983.) This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions that are subject to Office of Management and Budget review in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507). This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act. This notice has been determined to be exempt under Executive Order 12866. National Average Minimum Value of Donated Foods for the Period July 1, 2006 Through June 30, 2007 This notice implements mandatory provisions of sections 6(c) and 17(h)(1)(B) of the National School Lunch Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 1755(c) and 1766(h)(1)(B)). 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This is a decrease of 0.75 cents from the school year 2006 (July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006) rate. Authority: Sections 6(c)(1)(A) and (B), 6(e)(1), and 17(h)(1)(B) of the National School Lunch Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1755(c)(1)(A) and (B) and 6(e)(1), and 1766(h)(1)(B)). 40471 Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–4161, (202) 482–1167, or (202) 482– 3965, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background International Trade Administration On May 11, 2006, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the AD order on CORE from Japan. See Preliminary Results, 71 FR 27450. This review covers imports of CORE from Kawasaki and Nippon Steel during the POR, August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2005. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments. (A–588–824) Scope of Order Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Japan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Rescission, In Part The products subject to this order include 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 mm, 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 mm or more, are of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness, as currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers: 7210.30.0030, 7210.30.0060, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0090, 7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.1000, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 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, 7215.90.3000, 7215.90.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.30.1530, 7217.30.1560, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, and 7217.90.5090. Included in the order 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, Dated: July 11, 2006. Jerome A. Lindsay, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–11214 Filed 7–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 11, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published the preliminary results of the antidumping (‘‘AD’’) administrative review of certain corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products (‘‘CORE’’) from Japan. The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2005. See Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Japan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Preliminary Intent to Rescind, In part, 71 FR 27450 (May 11, 2006) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). This review covers imports of CORE from Kawasaki Steel Corporation (‘‘Kawasaki’’) and Nippon Steel Corporation (‘‘Nippon Steel’’). We have found that there were no entries of CORE produced by Kawasaki. Therefore, we are rescinding this review with respect to Kawasaki. Because Nippon Steel chose not to participate in this review, we are applying adverse facts available to Nippon Steel. 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 17, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Hargett, George McMahon, or James Terpstra, AD/CVD Operations, AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 40472 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 136 / Monday, July 17, 2006 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges. Excluded from the scope of the 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. Also excluded from the scope of the order are clad products in straight lengths of 0.1875 inch or more in composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness. Also excluded from the scope of the order are certain clad stainless flat–rolled products, which are three– layered corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat–rolled products less than 4.75 mm 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. See Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan, 58 FR 44163 (Aug. 19, 1993). Exclusions due to Changed Circumstances Reviews The Department has issued the following rulings to date: Excluded from the scope of this order are imports of certain corrosion– resistant carbon steel flat products meeting the following specifications: widths ranging from 10 mm (0.394 inches) through 100 mm (3.94 inches); thicknesses, including coatings, ranging from 0.11 mm (0.004 inches) through 0.60 mm (0.024 inches); and a coating that is from 0.003 mm (0.00012 inches) through 0.005 mm (0.000196 inches) in thickness and that is comprised of three evenly applied layers, the first layer consisting of 99% zinc, 0.5% cobalt, and 0.5% molybdenum, followed by a layer consisting of chromate, and finally a layer consisting of silicate. See Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 62 FR 66848 (Dec. 22, 1997). Also excluded from the scope of this order are imports of subject merchandise meeting all of the following criteria: (1) Widths ranging from 10 mm (0.394 inches) through 100 mm (3.94 inches); (2) thicknesses, including coatings, ranging from 0.11 mm (0.004 inches) through 0.60 mm (0.024 inches); and (3) a coating that is from 0.003 mm (0.00012 inches) through 0.005 mm (0.000196 inches) in thickness and that is comprised of either VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:41 Jul 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 two evenly applied layers, the first layer consisting of 99% zinc, 0.5% cobalt, and 0.5% molybdenum, followed by a layer consisting of chromate, or three evenly applied layers, the first layer consisting of 99% zinc, 0.5% cobalt, and 0.5% molybdenum followed by a layer consisting of chromate, and finally a layer consisting of silicate. See Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 64 FR 14862 (Mar. 29, 1999). Also excluded from the scope of this order are: (1) Carbon steel flat products measuring 1.84 mm in thickness and 43.6 mm or 16.1 mm in width consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1008) clad with an aluminum alloy that is balance aluminum, 20% tin, 1% copper, 0.3% silicon, 0.15% nickel, less than 1% other materials and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 783 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys; and (2) carbon steel flat products measuring 0.97 mm in thickness and 20 mm in width consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1008) with a two–layer lining, the first layer consisting of a copper–lead alloy powder that is balance copper, 9% to 11% tin, 9% to 11% lead, less than 1% zinc, less than 1% other materials and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 792 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys, the second layer consisting of 45% to 55% lead, 38% to 50% polytetrafluorethylene (‘‘PTFE’’), 3% to 5% molybdenum disulfide and less than 2% other materials. See Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 64 FR 57032 (Oct. 22, 1999). Also excluded from the scope of the order are imports of doctor blades meeting the following specifications: carbon steel coil or strip, plated with nickel phosphorous, having a thickness of 0.1524 mm (0.006 inches), a width between 31.75 mm (1.25 inches) and 50.80 mm (2.00 inches), a core hardness between 580 to 630 HV, a surface hardness between 900--990 HV; the carbon steel coil or strip consists of the following elements identified in percentage by weight: 0.90% to 1.05% carbon; 0.15% to 0.35% silicon; 0.30% to 0.50% manganese; less than or equal to 0.03% of phosphorous; less than or equal to 0.006% of sulfur; other elements representing 0.24%; and the remainder of iron. See Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 65 FR 53983 (Sept. 6, 2000). Also excluded from the scope of the order are imports of carbon steel flat products meeting the following specifications: carbon steel flat products measuring 1.64 mm in thickness and 19.5 mm in width consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1008) with a lining clad with an aluminum alloy that is balance aluminum; 10 to 15% tin; 1 to 3% lead; 0.7 to 1.3% copper; 1.8 to 3.5% silicon; 0.1 to 0.7% chromium; less than 1% other materials and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 783 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys. See Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 66 FR 8778 (Feb. 2, 2001). Also excluded from the scope of the order are carbon steel flat products meeting the following specifications: (1) Carbon steel flat products measuring 0.975 mm in thickness and 8.8 mm in width consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1012) clad with a two–layer lining, the first layer consisting of a copper– lead alloy powder that is balance copper, 9%-11% tin, 9%-11% lead, maximum 1% other materials and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 792 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys, the second layer consisting of 13%-17% carbon, 13%-17% aromatic polyester, with a balance (approx. 66%74%) of PTFE; and (2) carbon steel flat products measuring 1.02 mm in thickness and 10.7 mm in width consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1008) with a two–layer lining, the first layer consisting of a copper–lead alloy powder that is balance copper, 9%-11% tin, 9%-11% lead, less than 0.35% iron, and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 792 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys, the second layer consisting of 45%-55% lead, 3%-5% molybdenum disulfide, with a balance (approx. 40%52%) of PTFE. See Certain Corrosion– Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 66 FR 15075 (Mar. 15, 2001). Also excluded from this order are carbon steel flat products meeting the following specifications: (1) carbon steel coil or strip, measuring 1.93 mm or 2.75 mm (0.076 inches or 0.108 inches) in thickness, 87.3 mm or 99 mm (3.437 inches or 3.900 inches) in width, with a low carbon steel back comprised of: carbon under 8%, manganese under 0.4%, phosphorous under 0.04%, and sulfur under 0.05%; clad with aluminum alloy comprised of: 0.7% copper, 12% tin, 1.7% lead, 0.3% E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 136 / Monday, July 17, 2006 / Notices antimony, 2.5% silicon, 1% maximum total other (including iron), and remainder aluminum; and (2) carbon steel coil or strip, clad with aluminum, measuring 1.75 mm (0.069 inches) in thickness, 89 mm or 94 mm (3.500 inches or 3.700 inches) in width, with a low carbon steel back comprised of: carbon under 8%, manganese under 0.4%, phosphorous under 0.04%, and sulfur under 0.05%; clad with aluminum alloy comprised of: 0.7% copper, 12% tin, 1.7% lead, 2.5% silicon, 0.3% antimony, 1% maximum total other (including iron), and remainder aluminum. See Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 66 FR 20967 (Apr. 26, 2001). Also excluded from this order are carbon steel flat products meeting the following specifications: carbon steel coil or strip, measuring a minimum of and including 1.10 mm to a maximum of and including 4.90 mm in overall thickness, a minimum of and including 76.00 mm to a maximum of and including 250.00 mm in overall width, with a low carbon steel back comprised of: carbon under 0.10%, manganese under 0.40%, phosphorous under 0.04%, sulfur under 0.05%, and silicon under 0.05%; clad with aluminum alloy comprised of: under 2.51% copper, under 15.10% tin, and remainder aluminum as listed on the mill specification sheet. See Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 67 FR 7356 (Feb. 19, 2002). Also excluded from this order are products meeting the following specifications: (1) Diffusion–annealed, non–alloy nickel–plated carbon products, with a substrate of cold–rolled battery grade sheet (‘‘CRBG’’) with both sides of the CRBG initially electrolytically plated with pure, unalloyed nickel and subsequently annealed to create a diffusion between the nickel and iron substrate, with the nickel plated coating having a thickness of 0–5 microns per side with one side equaling at least 2 microns; and with the nickel carbon sheet having a thickness of from 0.004’’ (0.10 mm) to 0.030’’ (0.762 mm) and conforming to the following chemical specifications (%): C ≤ 0.08; Mn ≤ 0.45; P ≤ 0.02; S ≤ 0.02; Al ≤ 0.15; and Si ≤ 0.10; and the following physical specifications: Tensile = 65 KSI maximum; Yield = 32 - 55 KSI; Elongation = 18% minimum VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:41 Jul 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 (aim 34%); Hardness = 85 - 150 Vickers; Grain Type = Equiaxed or Pancake; Grain Size (ASTM) = 7–12; Delta r value = aim less than 0.2; Lankford value ≥ 1.2.; and (2) next generation diffusion– annealed nickel plate meeting the following specifications: (a) Nickel– graphite plated, diffusion–annealed, tin–nickel plated carbon products, with a natural composition mixture of nickel and graphite electrolytically plated to the top side of diffusion–annealed tin– nickel plated carbon steel strip with a cold rolled or tin mill black plate base metal conforming to chemical requirements based on AISI 1006; having both sides of the cold rolled substrate electrolytically plated with natural nickel, with the top side of the nickel plated strip electrolytically plated with tin and then annealed to create a diffusion between the nickel and tin layers in which a nickel–tin alloy is created, and an additional layer of mixture of natural nickel and graphite then electrolytically plated on the top side of the strip of the nickel–tin alloy; having a coating thickness: top side: nickel–graphite, tin–nickel layer ≥ 1.0 micrometers; tin layer only ≥ 0.05 micrometers, nickel–graphite layer only ≤ 0.2 micrometers, and bottom side: nickel layer ≥ 1.0 micrometers; (b) nickel–graphite, diffusion–annealed, nickel plated carbon products, having a natural composition mixture of nickel and graphite electrolytically plated to the top side of diffusion–annealed nickel plated steel strip with a cold rolled or tin mill black plate base metal conforming to chemical requirements based on AISI 1006; with both sides of the cold rolled base metal initially electrolytically plated with natural nickel, and the material then annealed to create a diffusion between the nickel and the iron substrate; with an additional layer of natural nickel– graphite then electrolytically plated on the top side of the strip of the nickel plated steel strip; with the nickel– graphite, nickel plated material sufficiently ductile and adherent to the substrate to permit forming without cracking, flaking, peeling, or any other evidence of separation; having a coating thickness: top side: nickel–graphite, tin– nickel layer ≥ 1.0 micrometers; nickel– graphite layer ≥ 0.5 micrometers; bottom side: nickel layer ≥ 1.0 micrometers; (c) diffusion–annealed nickel–graphite plated products, which are cold–rolled or tin mill black plate base metal conforming to the chemical requirements based on AISI 1006; having the bottom side of the base metal first electrolytically plated with natural nickel, and the top side of the strip then PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40473 plated with a nickel–graphite composition; with the strip then annealed to create a diffusion of the nickel–graphite and the iron substrate on the bottom side; with the nickel– graphite and nickel plated material sufficiently ductile and adherent to the substrate to permit forming without cracking, flaking, peeling, or any other evidence of separation; having coating thickness: top side: nickel–graphite layer ≥ 1.0 micrometers; bottom side: nickel layer ≥ 1.0 micrometers; (d) nickel–phosphorous plated diffusion– annealed nickel plated carbon product, having a natural composition mixture of nickel and phosphorus electrolytically plated to the top side of a diffusion– annealed nickel plated steel strip with a cold rolled or tin mill black plate base metal conforming to the chemical requirements based on AISI 1006; with both sides of the base metal initially electrolytically plated with natural nickel, and the material then annealed to create a diffusion of the nickel and iron substrate; another layer of the natural nickel–phosphorous then electrolytically plated on the top side of the nickel plated steel strip; with the nickel–phosphorous, nickel plated material sufficiently ductile and adherent to the substrate to permit forming without cracking, flaking, peeling or any other evidence of separation; having a coating thickness: top side: nickel–phosphorous, nickel layer ≥ 1.0 micrometers; nickel– phosphorous layer ≥ 0.1 micrometers; bottom side: nickel layer ≥ 1.0 micrometers; (e) diffusion–annealed, tin–nickel plated products, electrolytically plated with natural nickel to the top side of a diffusion– annealed tin–nickel plated cold rolled or tin mill black plate base metal conforming to the chemical requirements based on AISI 1006; with both sides of the cold rolled strip initially electrolytically plated with natural nickel, with the top side of the nickel plated strip electrolytically plated with tin and then annealed to create a diffusion between the nickel and tin layers in which a nickel–tin alloy is created, and an additional layer of natural nickel then electrolytically plated on the top side of the strip of the nickel–tin alloy; sufficiently ductile and adherent to the substrate to permit forming without cracking, flaking, peeling or any other evidence of separation; having coating thickness: top side: nickel–tin-nickel combination layer ≥ 1.0 micrometers; tin layer only ≥ 0.05 micrometers; bottom side: nickel layer ≥ 1.0 micrometers; and (f) tin mill products for battery containers, tin and E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 40474 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 136 / Monday, July 17, 2006 / Notices nickel plated on a cold rolled or tin mill black plate base metal conforming to chemical requirements based on AISI 1006; having both sides of the cold rolled substrate electrolytically plated with natural nickel; then annealed to create a diffusion of the nickel and iron substrate; then an additional layer of natural tin electrolytically plated on the top side; and again annealed to create a diffusion of the tin and nickel alloys; with the tin–nickel, nickel plated material sufficiently ductile and adherent to the substrate to permit forming without cracking, flaking, peeling or any other evidence of separation; having a coating thickness: top side: nickel–tin layer ≥1 micrometer; tin layer alone ≥0.05 micrometers; bottom side: nickel layer ≥1.0 micrometer. See Certain Corrosion– Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 67 FR 47768 (Jul. 22, 2002). Also excluded from this order are products meeting the following specifications: (1) Widths ranging from 10 mm (0.394 inches) through 100 mm (3.94 inches); (2) thicknesses, including coatings, ranging from 0.11 mm (0.004 inches) through 0.60 mm (0.024 inches); and (3) a coating that is from 0.003 mm (0.00012 inches) through 0.005 mm (0.000196 inches) in thickness and that is comprised of either two evenly applied layers, the first layer consisting of 99% zinc, 0.5% cobalt, and 0.5% molybdenum, followed by a layer consisting of phosphate, or three evenly applied layers, the first layer consisting of 99% zinc, 0.5% cobalt, and 0.5% molybdenum followed by a layer consisting of phosphate, and finally a layer consisting of silicate. See Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 67 FR 57208 (Sept. 9, 2002). Also excluded from this order are products meeting the following specifications: (1) Flat–rolled products (provided for in HTSUS subheading 7210.49.00), other than of high–strength steel, known as ‘‘ASE Iron Flash’’ and either: (A) having a base layer of zinc– based zinc–iron alloy applied by hot– dipping and a surface layer of iron–zinc alloy applied by electrolytic process, the weight of the coating and plating not over 40% by weight of zinc; or (B) two– layer-coated corrosion–resistant steel with a coating composed of (a) a base coating layer of zinc–based zinc–iron alloy by hot–dip galvanizing process, and (b) a surface coating layer of iron– VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:41 Jul 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 zinc alloy by electro–galvanizing process, having an effective amount of zinc up to 40% by weight, and (2) corrosion resistant continuously annealed flat–rolled products, continuous cast, the foregoing with chemical composition (percent by weight): carbon not over 0.06% by weight, manganese 0.20 or more but not over 0.40, phosphorus not over 0.02, sulfur not over 0.023, silicon not over 0.03, aluminum 0.03 or more but not over 0.08, arsenic not over 0.02, copper not over 0.08 and nitrogen 0.003 or more but not over 0.008; and meeting the characteristics described below: (A) Products with one side coated with a nickel–iron-diffused layer which is less than 1 micrometer in thickness and the other side coated with a two–layer coating composed of a base nickel–irondiffused coating layer and a surface coating layer of annealed and softened pure nickel, with total coating thickness for both layers of more than 2 micrometers; surface roughness (RA– microns) 0.18 or less; with scanning electron microscope (SEM) not revealing oxides greater than 1 micron; and inclusion groups or clusters shall not exceed 5 microns in length; (B) products having one side coated with a nickel– iron-diffused layer which is less than 1 micrometer in thickness and the other side coated with a four–layer coating composed of a base nickel–iron-diffused coating layer; with an inner middle coating layer of annealed and softened pure nickel, an outer middle surface coating layer of hard nickel and a topmost nickel–phosphorus-plated layer; with combined coating thickness for the four layers of more than 2 micrometers; surface roughness (RA– microns) 0.18 or less; with SEM not revealing oxides greater than 1 micron; and inclusion groups or clusters shall not exceed 5 microns in length; (C) products having one side coated with a nickel–iron-diffused layer which is less than 1 micrometer in thickness and the other side coated with a three–layer coating composed of a base nickel–irondiffused coating layer, with a middle coating layer of annealed and softened pure nickel and a surface coating layer of hard, luster–agent-added nickel which is not heat–treated; with combined coating thickness for all three layers of more than 2 micrometers; surface roughness (RA–microns) 0.18 or less; with SEM not revealing oxides greater than 1 micron; and inclusion groups or clusters shall not exceed 5 microns in length; or (D) products having one side coated with a nickel– iron-diffused layer which is less than 1 micrometer in thickness and the other PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 side coated with a three–layer coating composed of a base nickel–iron-diffused coating layer, with a middle coating layer of annealed and softened pure nickel and a surface coating layer of hard, pure nickel which is not heat– treated; with combined coating thickness for all three layers of more than 2 micrometers; surface roughness (RA–microns) 0.18 or less; SEM not revealing oxides greater than 1 micron; and inclusion groups or clusters shall not exceed 5 microns in length. See Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 68 FR 19970 (Apr. 23, 2003). Also excluded from the scope of this order is merchandise meeting the following specifications: (1) Base metal: Aluminum Killed, Continuous Cast, Carbon Steel SAE 1008, (2) Chemical Composition: Carbon 0.08% max., Silicon 0.03% max., Manganese 0.40% max., Phosphorus 0.020% max., Sulfur 0.020% max., (3) Nominal thickness of 0.054 mm, (4) Thickness tolerance minimum 0.0513 mm, maximum 0.0567 mm, (5) Width of 600 mm or greater, and (7) Nickel plate min. 2.45 microns per side. See Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation, In Part: Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan, 70 FR 2608 (Jan. 14, 2005). Also excluded from the scope of this order are the following 24 separate corrosion–resistant carbon steel coil products meeting the following specifications: Product 1 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, measuring 1.625 mm to 1.655 mm in thickness and 19.3 mm to 19.7 mm in width, consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1010) with a lining clad with an aluminum alloy containing by weight 10% or more but not more than 15% of tin, 1% or more but not more than 3% of lead, 0.7% or more but not more than 1.3% of copper, 1.8% or more but not more than 3.5% of silicon, 0.1% or more but not more than 0.7% of chromium and less than or equal to 1% of other materials, and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 788 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys. Product 2 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, measuring 0.955 mm to 0.985 mm in thickness and 8.6 mm to 9.0 mm in width, consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1012) clad with a two–layer lining, the first layer consisting of a copper– lead alloy powder that contains by weight 9% or more but not more than E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 136 / Monday, July 17, 2006 / Notices 11% of tin, 9% or more but not more than 11% of lead, less than 0.05% phosphorus, less than 0.35% iron and less than or equal to 1% other materials, and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys, with the second layer containing by weight 13% or more but not more than 17% of carbon, 13% or more but not more than 17% of aromatic polyester, and the remainder (approx. 66–74%) of PTFE. Product 3 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, measuring 1.01 mm to 1.03 mm in thickness and 10.5 mm to 10.9 mm in width, consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1010) with a two–layer lining, the first layer consisting of a copper–lead alloy powder that contains by weight 9% or more but not more than 11% of tin, 9% or more but not more than 11% of lead, less than 1% zinc and less than or equal to 1% other materials, and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys, with the second layer containing by weight 45% or more but not more than 55% of lead, 3% or more but not more than 5% of molybdenum disulfide, and the remainder made up of PTFE (approximately 38% to 52%) and less than 2% in the aggregate of other materials. Product 4 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, measuring 1.8 mm to 1.88 mm in thickness and 43.4 mm to 43.8 mm or 16.1 mm to 1.65 mm in width, consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1010) clad with an aluminum alloy that contains by weight 19% to 20% tin, 1% to 1.2% copper, less than 0.3% silicon, 0.15% nickel and less than 1% in the aggregate other materials and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 783 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys. Product 5 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, measuring 0.95 mm to 0.98 mm in thickness and 19.95 mm to 20 mm in width, consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1010) with a two–layer lining, the first layer consisting of a copper–lead alloy powder that contains by weight 9% or more but not more than 11% of tin, 9% or more but not more than 11% of lead, less than 1% of zinc and less than or equal to 1% in the aggregate of other materials and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys, with the second layer consisting by weight of 45% or more but not more than 55% of lead, 3% or more but not more than 5% of molybdenum disulfide and with the remainder made up of PTFE (approximately 38% to 52%) and up to 2% in the aggregate of other materials. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:41 Jul 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 Product 6 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, measuring 0.96 mm to 0.98 mm in thickness and 18.75 mm to 18.95 mm in width; base of SAE 1010 steel with a two–layer lining, the first layer consisting of copper–base alloy powder with chemical composition (percent by weight): tin 9 to 11, lead 9 to 11, phosphorus less than 0.05, ferrous group less than 0.35, and other materials less than 1%; meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 for bearing and bushing alloys; the second layer consisting of lead 33 to 37%, aromatic polyester 28 to 32%, and other materials less than 2% with a balance of PTFE. Product 7 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, measuring 1.21 mm to 1.25 mm in thickness and 19.4 mm to 19.6 mm in width; base of SAE 1012 steel with lining of copper base alloy with chemical composition (percent by weight): tin 9 to 11, lead 9 to 11, phosphorus less than 0.05, ferrous group less than 0.35 and other materials less than 1%; meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 for bearing and bushing alloys. Product 8 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, measuring 0.96 mm to 0.98 mm in thickness and 21.5 mm to 21.7 mm in width; base of SAE 1010 steel with a two–layer lining, the first layer consisting of copper–base alloy powder with chemical composition (percent by weight): tin 9 to 11, lead 9 to 11, phosphorus less than 0.05%, ferrous group less than 0.35 and other materials less than 1; meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 for bearing and bushing alloys; the second layer consisting of (percent by weight) lead 33 to 37, aromatic polyester 28 to 32 and other materials less than 2 with a balance of PTFE. Product 9 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, measuring 0.96 mm to 0.99 mm in thickness and 7.65 mm to 7.85 mm in width; base of SAE 1012 steel with a two–layer lining, the first layer consisting of copper–based alloy powder with chemical composition (percent by weight): tin 9 to 11, lead 9 to 11, phosphorus less than 0.05, ferrous group less than 0.35 and other materials less than 1; meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 for bearing and bushing alloys; the second layer consisting of (percent by weight) carbon 13 to 17 and aromatic polyester 13 to 17, with a balance of PTFE. Product 10 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, measuring 0.955 mm to 0.985 mm in thickness and 13.6 mm to 14 mm in PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40475 width; base of SAE 1012 steel with a two–layer lining, the first layer consisting of copper–based alloy powder with chemical composition (percent by weight): tin 9 to 11, lead 9 to 11, phosphorus less than 0.05, ferrous group less than 0.35 and other materials less than 1; meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 for bearing and bushing alloys; the second layer consisting of (percent by weight) carbon 13 to 17, aromatic polyester 13 to 17, with a balance (approximately 66 to 74) of PTFE. Product 11 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, measuring 1.2 mm to 1.24 mm in thickness; 20 mm to 20.4 mm in width; consisting of carbon steel coils (SAE 1012) with a lining of sintered phosphorus bronze alloy with chemical composition (percent by weight): tin 5.5 to 7; phosphorus 0.03 to 0.35; lead less than 1 and other non–copper materials less than 1. Product 12 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, measuring 1.8 mm to 1.88 mm in thickness and 43.3 mm to 43.7 mm in width; base of SAE 1010 steel with a lining of aluminum based alloy with chemical composition (percent by weight: tin 10 to 15, lead 1 to 3, copper 0.7 to 1.3, silicon 1.8 to 3.5, chromium 0.1 to 0.7 and other materials less than 1; meeting the requirements of SAE standard 788 for bearing and bushing alloys. Product 13 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, measuring 1.8 mm to 1.88 mm in thickness and 24.2 mm to 24.6 mm in width; base of SAE 1010 steel with a lining of aluminum alloy with chemical composition (percent by weight): tin 10 to 15, lead 1 to 3, copper 0.7 to 1.3, silicon 1.8 to 3.5, chromium 0.1 to 0.7 and other materials less than 1; meeting the requirements of SAE standard 788 for bearing and bushing alloys. Product 14 Flat–rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils, with thickness not less than 0.915 mm but not over 0.965 mm, width not less than 19.75 mm or more but not over 20.35 mm; with a two–layer coating; the first layer consisting of tin 9 to 11%, lead 9 to 11%, zinc less than 1%, other materials (other than copper) not over 1% and balance copper; the second layer consisting of lead 45 to 55%, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) 3 to 5%, other materials not over 2%, balance PTFE. Product 15 Flat–rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness not less than 0.915 mm or more but not over 0.965 mm; width not less than 18.65 mm or more but not over 19.25 mm; with a two–layer coating; the first layer E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 40476 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 136 / Monday, July 17, 2006 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES consisting of tin 9 to 11%, lead 9 to 11%, zinc less than 1%, other materials (other than copper) not over 1%, balance copper; the second layer consisting of lead 33 to 37%, aromatic polyester 13 to 17%, other materials other than PTFE less than 2%, balance PTFE. Product 16 Flat–rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness not less than 0.920 mm or more but not over 0.970 mm; width not less than 21.35 mm or more but not over 21.95 mm; with a two–layer coating; the first layer consisting of tin 9 to 11%, lead 9 to 11%, zinc less than 1%, other materials (other than copper) not over 1%, balance copper; the second layer consisting of lead 33 to 37%, aromatic polyester 13 to 17%, other materials (other than PTFE) less than 2%, balance PTFE. Product 17 Flat–rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness not less than 1.80 mm or more but not over 1.85 mm, width not less than 14.7 mm or more but not over 15.3 mm; with a lining consisting of tin 2.5 to 4.5%, lead 21.0 to 25.0%, zinc less than 3%, iron less than 0.35%, other materials (other than copper) less than 1%, balance copper. Product 18 Flat–rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 1.59 mm or more but not over 1.64 mm; width 14.5 mm or more but not over 15.1 mm; with a lining consisting of tin 2.3 to 4.2%, lead 20 to 25%, iron 1.5 to 4.5%, phosphorus 0.2 to 2.0%, other materials (other than copper) less than 1%, balance copper. Product 19 Flat–rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness not less than 1.75 mm or more but not over 1.8 mm; width not less than 18.0 mm or more but not over 18.6 mm; with a lining consisting of tin 2.3 to 4.2%, lead 20 to 25%, iron 1.5 to 4.5%, phosphorus 0.2 to 2.0%, other materials (other than copper) less than 1%, balance copper. Product 20 Flat–rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 1.59 mm or more but not over 1.64 mm; width 13.6 mm or more but not over 14.2 mm; with a lining consisting of tin 2.3 to 4.2%, lead 20 to 25%, iron 1.5 to 4.5%, phosphorus 0.2 to 2.0%, other materials (other than copper) less than 1%, with a balance copper. Product 21 Flat–rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 1.59 mm or more but not over 1.64 mm; width 11.5 mm or more but not over 12.1 mm; with a lining consisting of tin 2.3 to 4.2%, lead 20 to 25%, iron 1.5 to 4.5%, phosphorus 0.2 to 2.0%, other materials (other than copper) less than 1%, balance copper. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:41 Jul 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 Product 22 Flat–rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 1.59 mm or more but not over 1.64 mm; width 11.2 mm or more but not over 11.8 mm, with a lining consisting of copper 0.7 to 1.3%, tin 17.5 to 22.5%, silicon less than 0.3%, nickel less than 0.15%, other materials less than 1%, balance aluminum. Product 23 Flat–rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 1.59 mm or more but not over 1.64 mm; width 7.2 mm or more but not over 7.8 mm; with a lining consisting of copper 0.7 to 1.3%, tin 17.5 to 22.5%, silicon less than 0.3%, nickel less than 0.15%, other materials (other than copper) less than 1%, balance copper. Product 24 Flat–rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 1.72 mm or more but not over 1.77 mm; width 7.7 mm or more but not over 8.3 mm; with a lining consisting of copper 0.7 to 1.3%, tin 17.5 to 22.5%, silicon less than 0.3%, nickel less than 0.15%, other materials (other than copper) less than 1%, balance copper. See Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation, in Part: Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan, 70 FR 5137 (Feb. 1, 2005). Rescission, In part Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to Kawasaki because the Department found no shipments of CORE by Kawasaki during the POR. See Preliminary Results, 71 FR at 27451. Facts Available In the Preliminary Results, the Department determined that the use of adverse facts available (‘‘AFA’’) was warranted in accordance with section 776(a) and (b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), with respect to Nippon Steel. See Preliminary Results, 71 FR at 27456. Section 776(a)(2) of the Act states that the Department may use ‘‘facts available’’ if an interested party (A) withholds information that has been requested by the Department, (B) fails to provide information in the time and manner requested, (C) significantly impedes a proceeding under this title or (D) provides such information but the information cannot be verified. See also 19 CFR 351.308(a). Furthermore, pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act, the Department may apply an adverse inference if it finds a respondent has not acted to the best of its ability in the conduct of the administrative review. Because Nippon Steel responded to the Department’s questionnaire with a letter PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 stating it would not participate in this review, we preliminarily determined that it did not cooperate to the best of its ability. See Preliminary Results, 71 FR at 27456. Since the preliminary results, nothing has changed to reverse our preliminary decision regarding Nippon Steel. Further, the Department received no comment addressing the Department’s preliminary results from Nippon Steel or any other interested party. Therefore, pursuant to section 776(a) and (b) of the Act, we have continued to make an adverse inference with respect to Nippon Steel by assigning to its exports of the subject merchandise a rate of 36.41 percent ad valorem, the margin calculated for Nippon Steel in the original less–thanfair–value (‘‘LTFV’’) investigation using information provided by Nippon Steel. See Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan, 58 FR 44163 (Aug. 19, 1993) (‘‘AD Orders from Japan’’). Corroboration of Facts Available Section 776(c) of the Act requires that the Department corroborate, to the extent practicable, a figure based on secondary information which it applies as AFA. See also 19 CFR 351.308(d). To be considered corroborated, the information must be found to be both reliable and relevant, and thus determined to have probative value. See Statement of Administrative Action Accompanying the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, H.R. Rep. No. 103–316, at 870 (1994) (‘‘SAA’’), reprinted in 1994 U.S.C.C.A.N. 4040, 4198–99. For the reasons explained above, we are applying as AFA the rate calculated for Nippon Steel in the LTFV investigation, 36.19 percent. See AD Orders from Japan 58 FR 44163. For the reasons stated in the Preliminary Results, 71 FR 27450, the Department finds this rate to be both reliable and relevant, and, therefore, to have probative value in accordance with the SAA. See SAA at 870. Neither Nippon Steel nor any other interested party submitted comments regarding the Department’s preliminary corroboration analysis for purposes of the final results. Therefore, we have continued to assign to exports of the subject merchandise by Nippon Steel the rate of 36.41 percent. Final Results of Review As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the preliminary results. As there have been no changes from or comments on the preliminary results, we are not attaching a Decision Memorandum to this Federal Register notice. For further details of the E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 40477 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 136 / Monday, July 17, 2006 / Notices issues addressed in this proceeding, see the Preliminary Results. The final dumping margin is as follows: presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APOs) of their Producer/manufacturer/ Dumping Margin exporter (percent) responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information Nippon Steel ................. 36.41 disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written Assessment notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial The Department will determine, and protective order is hereby U.S. Customs and Border Protection requested. Failure to comply with the (‘‘CBP’’) shall assess, antidumping regulations and terms of an APO is a duties on all appropriate entries, violation that is subject to sanction. pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b). We will This administrative review and notice direct CBP to assess the dumping rate are issued and published in accordance listed above against all subject with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of merchandise manufactured or exported the Act. by Nippon Steel, and entered or withdrawn from warehouse for Dated: July 11, 2006. consumption during the POR. The David M. Spooner, Department will issue appropriate Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. assessment instructions directly to CBP [FR Doc. E6–11286 Filed 7–14–06; 8:45 am] within 15 days of publication of these BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S final results of review. CORROSION–RESISTANT CARBON STEEL FLAT PRODUCTS FROM JAPAN rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise from Japan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(1) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Nippon Steel will be 36.41 percent; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company–specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original LTFV investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will be 36.41 percent, the ‘‘All Others’’ rate established in the LTFV investigation. See AD Orders from Japan, 58 FR 44163. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:41 Jul 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–851 Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of the Sixth Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 10, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People’s Republic of China: Partial Rescission and Preliminary Results of the Sixth Administrative Review, 70 FR 11183 (March 6, 2006) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). We provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to certain surrogate value calculation which affect the dumping margin calculation for Raoping Yucun Canned Foods Factory (‘‘Raoping Yucun’’) in these final results. We find that certain manufacturers/exporters sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (‘‘POR’’). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EFFECTIVE DATE: July 17, 2006. Paul Walker, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0413. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Case History The Preliminary Results in this administrative review were published on March 6, 2005. Since the Preliminary Results, the following events have occurred: On April, 10, 2006, Raoping Yucun submitted surrogate value information. On April 14, 2006, Raoping Yucun submitted its case brief. On April 19, 2006, the Department rejected Raoping Yucun’s case brief because it contained new factual information. On April 21, 2006, Raoping Yucun submitted a revised case brief. On May 16, 2006, the Department rejected Raoping Yucun’s revised case brief because it failed to remove all new factual information. On May 17, 2006, Raoping Yucun submitted a second revised case brief. Scope Of The Order The products covered by this order are certain preserved mushrooms, whether imported whole, sliced, diced, or as stems and pieces. The certain preserved mushrooms covered under this order are the species Agaricus bisporus and Agaricus bitorquis. ‘‘Certain Preserved Mushrooms’’ refer to mushrooms that have been prepared or preserved by cleaning, blanching, and sometimes slicing or cutting. These mushrooms are then packed and heated in containers including, but not limited to, cans or glass jars in a suitable liquid medium, including, but not limited to, water, brine, butter or butter sauce. Certain preserved mushrooms may be imported whole, sliced, diced, or as stems and pieces. Included within the scope of this order are ‘‘brined’’ mushrooms, which are presalted and packed in a heavy salt solution to provisionally preserve them for further processing. Excluded from the scope of this order are the following: (1) All other species of mushroom, including straw mushrooms; (2) all fresh and chilled mushrooms, including ‘‘refrigerated’’ or ‘‘quick blanched mushrooms’’; (3) dried mushrooms; (4) frozen mushrooms; and (5) ‘‘marinated,’’ ‘‘acidified,’’ or ‘‘pickled’’ mushrooms, which are prepared or preserved by means of E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-588-824)


Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from 
Japan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and 
Rescission, In Part

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On May 11, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published the preliminary results of the antidumping 
(``AD'') administrative review of certain corrosion-resistant carbon 
steel flat products (``CORE'') from Japan. The period of review 
(``POR'') is August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2005. See Certain 
Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Japan: Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Preliminary 
Intent to Rescind, In part, 71 FR 27450 (May 11, 2006) (``Preliminary 
Results''). This review covers imports of CORE from Kawasaki Steel 
Corporation (``Kawasaki'') and Nippon Steel Corporation (``Nippon 
Steel''). We have found that there were no entries of CORE produced by 
Kawasaki. Therefore, we are rescinding this review with respect to 
Kawasaki. Because Nippon Steel chose not to participate in this review, 
we are applying adverse facts available to Nippon Steel. 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 17, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Hargett, George McMahon, 
or James Terpstra, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone 
(202) 482-4161, (202) 482-1167, or (202) 482-3965, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 11, 2006, the Department published the preliminary results 
of the administrative review of the AD order on CORE from Japan. See 
Preliminary Results, 71 FR 27450. This review covers imports of CORE 
from Kawasaki and Nippon Steel during the POR, August 1, 2004, through 
July 31, 2005. We invited interested parties to comment on the 
Preliminary Results. We received no comments.

Scope of Order

    The products subject to this order include 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 
mm, 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 mm or more, are of 
a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness, 
as currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (``HTSUS'') under item numbers: 7210.30.0030, 
7210.30.0060, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0090, 7210.61.0000, 
7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.1000, 
7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 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, 7215.90.3000, 7215.90.5000, 7217.20.1500, 
7217.30.1530, 7217.30.1560, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 
and 7217.90.5090.
    Included in the order 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,

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products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges.
    Excluded from the scope of the 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. Also excluded from the scope of the order are clad products in 
straight lengths of 0.1875 inch or more in composite thickness and of a 
width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness. 
Also excluded from the scope of the order are certain clad stainless 
flat-rolled products, which are three-layered corrosion-resistant 
carbon steel flat-rolled products less than 4.75 mm 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. See Antidumping 
Duty Orders: Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products 
From Japan, 58 FR 44163 (Aug. 19, 1993).

Exclusions due to Changed Circumstances Reviews

    The Department has issued the following rulings to date:
    Excluded from the scope of this order are imports of certain 
corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products meeting the following 
specifications: widths ranging from 10 mm (0.394 inches) through 100 mm 
(3.94 inches); thicknesses, including coatings, ranging from 0.11 mm 
(0.004 inches) through 0.60 mm (0.024 inches); and a coating that is 
from 0.003 mm (0.00012 inches) through 0.005 mm (0.000196 inches) in 
thickness and that is comprised of three evenly applied layers, the 
first layer consisting of 99% zinc, 0.5% cobalt, and 0.5% molybdenum, 
followed by a layer consisting of chromate, and finally a layer 
consisting of silicate. See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel 
Flat Products From Japan: Final Results of Changed Circumstances 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Revocation in Part of 
Antidumping Duty Order, 62 FR 66848 (Dec. 22, 1997).
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are imports of subject 
merchandise meeting all of the following criteria: (1) Widths ranging 
from 10 mm (0.394 inches) through 100 mm (3.94 inches); (2) 
thicknesses, including coatings, ranging from 0.11 mm (0.004 inches) 
through 0.60 mm (0.024 inches); and (3) a coating that is from 0.003 mm 
(0.00012 inches) through 0.005 mm (0.000196 inches) in thickness and 
that is comprised of either two evenly applied layers, the first layer 
consisting of 99% zinc, 0.5% cobalt, and 0.5% molybdenum, followed by a 
layer consisting of chromate, or three evenly applied layers, the first 
layer consisting of 99% zinc, 0.5% cobalt, and 0.5% molybdenum followed 
by a layer consisting of chromate, and finally a layer consisting of 
silicate. See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products 
From Japan: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty 
Order, 64 FR 14862 (Mar. 29, 1999).
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are: (1) Carbon steel 
flat products measuring 1.84 mm in thickness and 43.6 mm or 16.1 mm in 
width consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1008) clad with an aluminum 
alloy that is balance aluminum, 20% tin, 1% copper, 0.3% silicon, 0.15% 
nickel, less than 1% other materials and meeting the requirements of 
SAE standard 783 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys; and (2) carbon steel 
flat products measuring 0.97 mm in thickness and 20 mm in width 
consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1008) with a two-layer lining, the 
first layer consisting of a copper-lead alloy powder that is balance 
copper, 9% to 11% tin, 9% to 11% lead, less than 1% zinc, less than 1% 
other materials and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 792 for 
Bearing and Bushing Alloys, the second layer consisting of 45% to 55% 
lead, 38% to 50% polytetrafluorethylene (``PTFE''), 3% to 5% molybdenum 
disulfide and less than 2% other materials. See Certain Corrosion-
Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Final Results of 
Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Review, and Revocation in Part 
of Antidumping Duty Order, 64 FR 57032 (Oct. 22, 1999).
    Also excluded from the scope of the order are imports of doctor 
blades meeting the following specifications: carbon steel coil or 
strip, plated with nickel phosphorous, having a thickness of 0.1524 mm 
(0.006 inches), a width between 31.75 mm (1.25 inches) and 50.80 mm 
(2.00 inches), a core hardness between 580 to 630 HV, a surface 
hardness between 900--990 HV; the carbon steel coil or strip consists 
of the following elements identified in percentage by weight: 0.90% to 
1.05% carbon; 0.15% to 0.35% silicon; 0.30% to 0.50% manganese; less 
than or equal to 0.03% of phosphorous; less than or equal to 0.006% of 
sulfur; other elements representing 0.24%; and the remainder of iron. 
See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: 
Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation in Part 
of Antidumping Duty Order, 65 FR 53983 (Sept. 6, 2000).
    Also excluded from the scope of the order are imports of carbon 
steel flat products meeting the following specifications: carbon steel 
flat products measuring 1.64 mm in thickness and 19.5 mm in width 
consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1008) with a lining clad with an 
aluminum alloy that is balance aluminum; 10 to 15% tin; 1 to 3% lead; 
0.7 to 1.3% copper; 1.8 to 3.5% silicon; 0.1 to 0.7% chromium; less 
than 1% other materials and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 
783 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys. See Certain Corrosion-Resistant 
Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Final Results of Changed 
Circumstances Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 
66 FR 8778 (Feb. 2, 2001).
    Also excluded from the scope of the order are carbon steel flat 
products meeting the following specifications: (1) Carbon steel flat 
products measuring 0.975 mm in thickness and 8.8 mm in width consisting 
of carbon steel coil (SAE 1012) clad with a two-layer lining, the first 
layer consisting of a copper-lead alloy powder that is balance copper, 
9%-11% tin, 9%-11% lead, maximum 1% other materials and meeting the 
requirements of SAE standard 792 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys, the 
second layer consisting of 13%-17% carbon, 13%-17% aromatic polyester, 
with a balance (approx. 66%-74%) of PTFE; and (2) carbon steel flat 
products measuring 1.02 mm in thickness and 10.7 mm in width consisting 
of carbon steel coil (SAE 1008) with a two-layer lining, the first 
layer consisting of a copper-lead alloy powder that is balance copper, 
9%-11% tin, 9%-11% lead, less than 0.35% iron, and meeting the 
requirements of SAE standard 792 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys, the 
second layer consisting of 45%-55% lead, 3%-5% molybdenum disulfide, 
with a balance (approx. 40%-52%) of PTFE. See Certain Corrosion-
Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: Notice of Final 
Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation in Part of 
Antidumping Duty Order, 66 FR 15075 (Mar. 15, 2001).
    Also excluded from this order are carbon steel flat products 
meeting the following specifications: (1) carbon steel coil or strip, 
measuring 1.93 mm or 2.75 mm (0.076 inches or 0.108 inches) in 
thickness, 87.3 mm or 99 mm (3.437 inches or 3.900 inches) in width, 
with a low carbon steel back comprised of: carbon under 8%, manganese 
under 0.4%, phosphorous under 0.04%, and sulfur under 0.05%; clad with 
aluminum alloy comprised of: 0.7% copper, 12% tin, 1.7% lead, 0.3%

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antimony, 2.5% silicon, 1% maximum total other (including iron), and 
remainder aluminum; and (2) carbon steel coil or strip, clad with 
aluminum, measuring 1.75 mm (0.069 inches) in thickness, 89 mm or 94 mm 
(3.500 inches or 3.700 inches) in width, with a low carbon steel back 
comprised of: carbon under 8%, manganese under 0.4%, phosphorous under 
0.04%, and sulfur under 0.05%; clad with aluminum alloy comprised of: 
0.7% copper, 12% tin, 1.7% lead, 2.5% silicon, 0.3% antimony, 1% 
maximum total other (including iron), and remainder aluminum. See 
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: 
Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation 
in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 66 FR 20967 (Apr. 26, 2001).
    Also excluded from this order are carbon steel flat products 
meeting the following specifications: carbon steel coil or strip, 
measuring a minimum of and including 1.10 mm to a maximum of and 
including 4.90 mm in overall thickness, a minimum of and including 
76.00 mm to a maximum of and including 250.00 mm in overall width, with 
a low carbon steel back comprised of: carbon under 0.10%, manganese 
under 0.40%, phosphorous under 0.04%, sulfur under 0.05%, and silicon 
under 0.05%; clad with aluminum alloy comprised of: under 2.51% copper, 
under 15.10% tin, and remainder aluminum as listed on the mill 
specification sheet. See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat 
Products From Japan: Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances 
Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 67 FR 7356 
(Feb. 19, 2002).
    Also excluded from this order are products meeting the following 
specifications: (1) Diffusion-annealed, non-alloy nickel-plated carbon 
products, with a substrate of cold-rolled battery grade sheet 
(``CRBG'') with both sides of the CRBG initially electrolytically 
plated with pure, unalloyed nickel and subsequently annealed to create 
a diffusion between the nickel and iron substrate, with the nickel 
plated coating having a thickness of 0-5 microns per side with one side 
equaling at least 2 microns; and with the nickel carbon sheet having a 
thickness of from 0.004'' (0.10 mm) to 0.030'' (0.762 mm) and 
conforming to the following chemical specifications (%): C <= 0.08; Mn 
<= 0.45; P <= 0.02; S <= 0.02; Al <= 0.15; and Si <= 0.10; and the 
following physical specifications: Tensile = 65 KSI maximum; Yield = 32 
- 55 KSI; Elongation = 18% minimum (aim 34%); Hardness = 85 - 150 
Vickers; Grain Type = Equiaxed or Pancake; Grain Size (ASTM) = 7-12; 
Delta r value = aim less than 0.2; Lankford value >= 1.2.; and (2) next 
generation diffusion-annealed nickel plate meeting the following 
specifications: (a) Nickel-graphite plated, diffusion-annealed, tin-
nickel plated carbon products, with a natural composition mixture of 
nickel and graphite electrolytically plated to the top side of 
diffusion-annealed tin-nickel plated carbon steel strip with a cold 
rolled or tin mill black plate base metal conforming to chemical 
requirements based on AISI 1006; having both sides of the cold rolled 
substrate electrolytically plated with natural nickel, with the top 
side of the nickel plated strip electrolytically plated with tin and 
then annealed to create a diffusion between the nickel and tin layers 
in which a nickel-tin alloy is created, and an additional layer of 
mixture of natural nickel and graphite then electrolytically plated on 
the top side of the strip of the nickel-tin alloy; having a coating 
thickness: top side: nickel-graphite, tin-nickel layer >= 1.0 
micrometers; tin layer only >= 0.05 micrometers, nickel-graphite layer 
only > 0.2 micrometers, and bottom side: nickel layer >= 1.0 
micrometers; (b) nickel-graphite, diffusion-annealed, nickel plated 
carbon products, having a natural composition mixture of nickel and 
graphite electrolytically plated to the top side of diffusion-annealed 
nickel plated steel strip with a cold rolled or tin mill black plate 
base metal conforming to chemical requirements based on AISI 1006; with 
both sides of the cold rolled base metal initially electrolytically 
plated with natural nickel, and the material then annealed to create a 
diffusion between the nickel and the iron substrate; with an additional 
layer of natural nickel-graphite then electrolytically plated on the 
top side of the strip of the nickel plated steel strip; with the 
nickel-graphite, nickel plated material sufficiently ductile and 
adherent to the substrate to permit forming without cracking, flaking, 
peeling, or any other evidence of separation; having a coating 
thickness: top side: nickel-graphite, tin-nickel layer >= 1.0 
micrometers; nickel-graphite layer >= 0.5 micrometers; bottom side: 
nickel layer >= 1.0 micrometers; (c) diffusion-annealed nickel-graphite 
plated products, which are cold-rolled or tin mill black plate base 
metal conforming to the chemical requirements based on AISI 1006; 
having the bottom side of the base metal first electrolytically plated 
with natural nickel, and the top side of the strip then plated with a 
nickel-graphite composition; with the strip then annealed to create a 
diffusion of the nickel-graphite and the iron substrate on the bottom 
side; with the nickel-graphite and nickel plated material sufficiently 
ductile and adherent to the substrate to permit forming without 
cracking, flaking, peeling, or any other evidence of separation; having 
coating thickness: top side: nickel-graphite layer >= 1.0 micrometers; 
bottom side: nickel layer >= 1.0 micrometers; (d) nickel-phosphorous 
plated diffusion-annealed nickel plated carbon product, having a 
natural composition mixture of nickel and phosphorus electrolytically 
plated to the top side of a diffusion-annealed nickel plated steel 
strip with a cold rolled or tin mill black plate base metal conforming 
to the chemical requirements based on AISI 1006; with both sides of the 
base metal initially electrolytically plated with natural nickel, and 
the material then annealed to create a diffusion of the nickel and iron 
substrate; another layer of the natural nickel-phosphorous then 
electrolytically plated on the top side of the nickel plated steel 
strip; with the nickel-phosphorous, nickel plated material sufficiently 
ductile and adherent to the substrate to permit forming without 
cracking, flaking, peeling or any other evidence of separation; having 
a coating thickness: top side: nickel-phosphorous, nickel layer >= 1.0 
micrometers; nickel-phosphorous layer >= 0.1 micrometers; bottom side: 
nickel layer >= 1.0 micrometers; (e) diffusion-annealed, tin-nickel 
plated products, electrolytically plated with natural nickel to the top 
side of a diffusion-annealed tin-nickel plated cold rolled or tin mill 
black plate base metal conforming to the chemical requirements based on 
AISI 1006; with both sides of the cold rolled strip initially 
electrolytically plated with natural nickel, with the top side of the 
nickel plated strip electrolytically plated with tin and then annealed 
to create a diffusion between the nickel and tin layers in which a 
nickel-tin alloy is created, and an additional layer of natural nickel 
then electrolytically plated on the top side of the strip of the 
nickel-tin alloy; sufficiently ductile and adherent to the substrate to 
permit forming without cracking, flaking, peeling or any other evidence 
of separation; having coating thickness: top side: nickel-tin-nickel 
combination layer >= 1.0 micrometers; tin layer only >= 0.05 
micrometers; bottom side: nickel layer >= 1.0 micrometers; and (f) tin 
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nickel plated on a cold rolled or tin mill black plate base metal 
conforming to chemical requirements based on AISI 1006; having both 
sides of the cold rolled substrate electrolytically plated with natural 
nickel; then annealed to create a diffusion of the nickel and iron 
substrate; then an additional layer of natural tin electrolytically 
plated on the top side; and again annealed to create a diffusion of the 
tin and nickel alloys; with the tin-nickel, nickel plated material 
sufficiently ductile and adherent to the substrate to permit forming 
without cracking, flaking, peeling or any other evidence of separation; 
having a coating thickness: top side: nickel-tin layer >=1 micrometer; 
tin layer alone >=0.05 micrometers; bottom side: nickel layer >=1.0 
micrometer. See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products 
From Japan: Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 
and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 67 FR 47768 (Jul. 22, 
2002).
    Also excluded from this order are products meeting the following 
specifications: (1) Widths ranging from 10 mm (0.394 inches) through 
100 mm (3.94 inches); (2) thicknesses, including coatings, ranging from 
0.11 mm (0.004 inches) through 0.60 mm (0.024 inches); and (3) a 
coating that is from 0.003 mm (0.00012 inches) through 0.005 mm 
(0.000196 inches) in thickness and that is comprised of either two 
evenly applied layers, the first layer consisting of 99% zinc, 0.5% 
cobalt, and 0.5% molybdenum, followed by a layer consisting of 
phosphate, or three evenly applied layers, the first layer consisting 
of 99% zinc, 0.5% cobalt, and 0.5% molybdenum followed by a layer 
consisting of phosphate, and finally a layer consisting of silicate. 
See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: 
Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation 
in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 67 FR 57208 (Sept. 9, 2002).
    Also excluded from this order are products meeting the following 
specifications: (1) Flat-rolled products (provided for in HTSUS 
subheading 7210.49.00), other than of high-strength steel, known as 
``ASE Iron Flash'' and either: (A) having a base layer of zinc-based 
zinc-iron alloy applied by hot-dipping and a surface layer of iron-zinc 
alloy applied by electrolytic process, the weight of the coating and 
plating not over 40% by weight of zinc; or (B) two-layer-coated 
corrosion-resistant steel with a coating composed of (a) a base coating 
layer of zinc-based zinc-iron alloy by hot-dip galvanizing process, and 
(b) a surface coating layer of iron-zinc alloy by electro-galvanizing 
process, having an effective amount of zinc up to 40% by weight, and 
(2) corrosion resistant continuously annealed flat-rolled products, 
continuous cast, the foregoing with chemical composition (percent by 
weight): carbon not over 0.06% by weight, manganese 0.20 or more but 
not over 0.40, phosphorus not over 0.02, sulfur not over 0.023, silicon 
not over 0.03, aluminum 0.03 or more but not over 0.08, arsenic not 
over 0.02, copper not over 0.08 and nitrogen 0.003 or more but not over 
0.008; and meeting the characteristics described below: (A) Products 
with one side coated with a nickel-iron-diffused layer which is less 
than 1 micrometer in thickness and the other side coated with a two-
layer coating composed of a base nickel-iron-diffused coating layer and 
a surface coating layer of annealed and softened pure nickel, with 
total coating thickness for both layers of more than 2 micrometers; 
surface roughness (RA-microns) 0.18 or less; with scanning electron 
microscope (SEM) not revealing oxides greater than 1 micron; and 
inclusion groups or clusters shall not exceed 5 microns in length; (B) 
products having one side coated with a nickel-iron-diffused layer which 
is less than 1 micrometer in thickness and the other side coated with a 
four-layer coating composed of a base nickel-iron-diffused coating 
layer; with an inner middle coating layer of annealed and softened pure 
nickel, an outer middle surface coating layer of hard nickel and a 
topmost nickel-phosphorus-plated layer; with combined coating thickness 
for the four layers of more than 2 micrometers; surface roughness (RA-
microns) 0.18 or less; with SEM not revealing oxides greater than 1 
micron; and inclusion groups or clusters shall not exceed 5 microns in 
length; (C) products having one side coated with a nickel-iron-diffused 
layer which is less than 1 micrometer in thickness and the other side 
coated with a three-layer coating composed of a base nickel-iron-
diffused coating layer, with a middle coating layer of annealed and 
softened pure nickel and a surface coating layer of hard, luster-agent-
added nickel which is not heat-treated; with combined coating thickness 
for all three layers of more than 2 micrometers; surface roughness (RA-
microns) 0.18 or less; with SEM not revealing oxides greater than 1 
micron; and inclusion groups or clusters shall not exceed 5 microns in 
length; or (D) products having one side coated with a nickel-iron-
diffused layer which is less than 1 micrometer in thickness and the 
other side coated with a three-layer coating composed of a base nickel-
iron-diffused coating layer, with a middle coating layer of annealed 
and softened pure nickel and a surface coating layer of hard, pure 
nickel which is not heat-treated; with combined coating thickness for 
all three layers of more than 2 micrometers; surface roughness (RA-
microns) 0.18 or less; SEM not revealing oxides greater than 1 micron; 
and inclusion groups or clusters shall not exceed 5 microns in length. 
See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Japan: 
Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation 
in Part of Antidumping Duty Order, 68 FR 19970 (Apr. 23, 2003).
    Also excluded from the scope of this order is merchandise meeting 
the following specifications: (1) Base metal: Aluminum Killed, 
Continuous Cast, Carbon Steel SAE 1008, (2) Chemical Composition: 
Carbon 0.08% max., Silicon 0.03% max., Manganese 0.40% max., Phosphorus 
0.020% max., Sulfur 0.020% max., (3) Nominal thickness of 0.054 mm, (4) 
Thickness tolerance minimum 0.0513 mm, maximum 0.0567 mm, (5) Width of 
600 mm or greater, and (7) Nickel plate min. 2.45 microns per side. See 
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances 
Review and Revocation, In Part: Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon 
Steel Flat Products From Japan, 70 FR 2608 (Jan. 14, 2005).
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are the following 24 
separate corrosion-resistant carbon steel coil products meeting the 
following specifications:
Product 1 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, 
measuring 1.625 mm to 1.655 mm in thickness and 19.3 mm to 19.7 mm in 
width, consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1010) with a lining clad 
with an aluminum alloy containing by weight 10% or more but not more 
than 15% of tin, 1% or more but not more than 3% of lead, 0.7% or more 
but not more than 1.3% of copper, 1.8% or more but not more than 3.5% 
of silicon, 0.1% or more but not more than 0.7% of chromium and less 
than or equal to 1% of other materials, and meeting the requirements of 
SAE standard 788 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys.
Product 2 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, 
measuring 0.955 mm to 0.985 mm in thickness and 8.6 mm to 9.0 mm in 
width, consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1012) clad with a two-layer 
lining, the first layer consisting of a copper-lead alloy powder that 
contains by weight 9% or more but not more than

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11% of tin, 9% or more but not more than 11% of lead, less than 0.05% 
phosphorus, less than 0.35% iron and less than or equal to 1% other 
materials, and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 for Bearing 
and Bushing Alloys, with the second layer containing by weight 13% or 
more but not more than 17% of carbon, 13% or more but not more than 17% 
of aromatic polyester, and the remainder (approx. 66-74%) of PTFE.
Product 3 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, 
measuring 1.01 mm to 1.03 mm in thickness and 10.5 mm to 10.9 mm in 
width, consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1010) with a two-layer 
lining, the first layer consisting of a copper-lead alloy powder that 
contains by weight 9% or more but not more than 11% of tin, 9% or more 
but not more than 11% of lead, less than 1% zinc and less than or equal 
to 1% other materials, and meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 
for Bearing and Bushing Alloys, with the second layer containing by 
weight 45% or more but not more than 55% of lead, 3% or more but not 
more than 5% of molybdenum disulfide, and the remainder made up of PTFE 
(approximately 38% to 52%) and less than 2% in the aggregate of other 
materials.
Product 4 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, 
measuring 1.8 mm to 1.88 mm in thickness and 43.4 mm to 43.8 mm or 16.1 
mm to 1.65 mm in width, consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1010) clad 
with an aluminum alloy that contains by weight 19% to 20% tin, 1% to 
1.2% copper, less than 0.3% silicon, 0.15% nickel and less than 1% in 
the aggregate other materials and meeting the requirements of SAE 
standard 783 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys.
Product 5 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, 
measuring 0.95 mm to 0.98 mm in thickness and 19.95 mm to 20 mm in 
width, consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 1010) with a two-layer 
lining, the first layer consisting of a copper-lead alloy powder that 
contains by weight 9% or more but not more than 11% of tin, 9% or more 
but not more than 11% of lead, less than 1% of zinc and less than or 
equal to 1% in the aggregate of other materials and meeting the 
requirements of SAE standard 797 for Bearing and Bushing Alloys, with 
the second layer consisting by weight of 45% or more but not more than 
55% of lead, 3% or more but not more than 5% of molybdenum disulfide 
and with the remainder made up of PTFE (approximately 38% to 52%) and 
up to 2% in the aggregate of other materials.
Product 6 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, 
measuring 0.96 mm to 0.98 mm in thickness and 18.75 mm to 18.95 mm in 
width; base of SAE 1010 steel with a two-layer lining, the first layer 
consisting of copper-base alloy powder with chemical composition 
(percent by weight): tin 9 to 11, lead 9 to 11, phosphorus less than 
0.05, ferrous group less than 0.35, and other materials less than 1%; 
meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 for bearing and bushing 
alloys; the second layer consisting of lead 33 to 37%, aromatic 
polyester 28 to 32%, and other materials less than 2% with a balance of 
PTFE.
Product 7 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, 
measuring 1.21 mm to 1.25 mm in thickness and 19.4 mm to 19.6 mm in 
width; base of SAE 1012 steel with lining of copper base alloy with 
chemical composition (percent by weight): tin 9 to 11, lead 9 to 11, 
phosphorus less than 0.05, ferrous group less than 0.35 and other 
materials less than 1%; meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 
for bearing and bushing alloys.
Product 8 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, 
measuring 0.96 mm to 0.98 mm in thickness and 21.5 mm to 21.7 mm in 
width; base of SAE 1010 steel with a two-layer lining, the first layer 
consisting of copper-base alloy powder with chemical composition 
(percent by weight): tin 9 to 11, lead 9 to 11, phosphorus less than 
0.05%, ferrous group less than 0.35 and other materials less than 1; 
meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 for bearing and bushing 
alloys; the second layer consisting of (percent by weight) lead 33 to 
37, aromatic polyester 28 to 32 and other materials less than 2 with a 
balance of PTFE.
Product 9 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, 
measuring 0.96 mm to 0.99 mm in thickness and 7.65 mm to 7.85 mm in 
width; base of SAE 1012 steel with a two-layer lining, the first layer 
consisting of copper-based alloy powder with chemical composition 
(percent by weight): tin 9 to 11, lead 9 to 11, phosphorus less than 
0.05, ferrous group less than 0.35 and other materials less than 1; 
meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 for bearing and bushing 
alloys; the second layer consisting of (percent by weight) carbon 13 to 
17 and aromatic polyester 13 to 17, with a balance of PTFE.
Product 10 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, 
measuring 0.955 mm to 0.985 mm in thickness and 13.6 mm to 14 mm in 
width; base of SAE 1012 steel with a two-layer lining, the first layer 
consisting of copper-based alloy powder with chemical composition 
(percent by weight): tin 9 to 11, lead 9 to 11, phosphorus less than 
0.05, ferrous group less than 0.35 and other materials less than 1; 
meeting the requirements of SAE standard 797 for bearing and bushing 
alloys; the second layer consisting of (percent by weight) carbon 13 to 
17, aromatic polyester 13 to 17, with a balance (approximately 66 to 
74) of PTFE.
Product 11 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, 
measuring 1.2 mm to 1.24 mm in thickness; 20 mm to 20.4 mm in width; 
consisting of carbon steel coils (SAE 1012) with a lining of sintered 
phosphorus bronze alloy with chemical composition (percent by weight): 
tin 5.5 to 7; phosphorus 0.03 to 0.35; lead less than 1 and other non-
copper materials less than 1.
Product 12 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, 
measuring 1.8 mm to 1.88 mm in thickness and 43.3 mm to 43.7 mm in 
width; base of SAE 1010 steel with a lining of aluminum based alloy 
with chemical composition (percent by weight: tin 10 to 15, lead 1 to 
3, copper 0.7 to 1.3, silicon 1.8 to 3.5, chromium 0.1 to 0.7 and other 
materials less than 1; meeting the requirements of SAE standard 788 for 
bearing and bushing alloys.
Product 13 Products described in industry usage as of carbon steel, 
measuring 1.8 mm to 1.88 mm in thickness and 24.2 mm to 24.6 mm in 
width; base of SAE 1010 steel with a lining of aluminum alloy with 
chemical composition (percent by weight): tin 10 to 15, lead 1 to 3, 
copper 0.7 to 1.3, silicon 1.8 to 3.5, chromium 0.1 to 0.7 and other 
materials less than 1; meeting the requirements of SAE standard 788 for 
bearing and bushing alloys.
Product 14 Flat-rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils, with thickness 
not less than 0.915 mm but not over 0.965 mm, width not less than 19.75 
mm or more but not over 20.35 mm; with a two-layer coating; the first 
layer consisting of tin 9 to 11%, lead 9 to 11%, zinc less than 1%, 
other materials (other than copper) not over 1% and balance copper; the 
second layer consisting of lead 45 to 55%, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) 
3 to 5%, other materials not over 2%, balance PTFE.
Product 15 Flat-rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 
not less than 0.915 mm or more but not over 0.965 mm; width not less 
than 18.65 mm or more but not over 19.25 mm; with a two-layer coating; 
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consisting of tin 9 to 11%, lead 9 to 11%, zinc less than 1%, other 
materials (other than copper) not over 1%, balance copper; the second 
layer consisting of lead 33 to 37%, aromatic polyester 13 to 17%, other 
materials other than PTFE less than 2%, balance PTFE.
Product 16 Flat-rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 
not less than 0.920 mm or more but not over 0.970 mm; width not less 
than 21.35 mm or more but not over 21.95 mm; with a two-layer coating; 
the first layer consisting of tin 9 to 11%, lead 9 to 11%, zinc less 
than 1%, other materials (other than copper) not over 1%, balance 
copper; the second layer consisting of lead 33 to 37%, aromatic 
polyester 13 to 17%, other materials (other than PTFE) less than 2%, 
balance PTFE.
Product 17 Flat-rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 
not less than 1.80 mm or more but not over 1.85 mm, width not less than 
14.7 mm or more but not over 15.3 mm; with a lining consisting of tin 
2.5 to 4.5%, lead 21.0 to 25.0%, zinc less than 3%, iron less than 
0.35%, other materials (other than copper) less than 1%, balance 
copper.
Product 18 Flat-rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 
1.59 mm or more but not over 1.64 mm; width 14.5 mm or more but not 
over 15.1 mm; with a lining consisting of tin 2.3 to 4.2%, lead 20 to 
25%, iron 1.5 to 4.5%, phosphorus 0.2 to 2.0%, other materials (other 
than copper) less than 1%, balance copper.
Product 19 Flat-rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 
not less than 1.75 mm or more but not over 1.8 mm; width not less than 
18.0 mm or more but not over 18.6 mm; with a lining consisting of tin 
2.3 to 4.2%, lead 20 to 25%, iron 1.5 to 4.5%, phosphorus 0.2 to 2.0%, 
other materials (other than copper) less than 1%, balance copper.
Product 20 Flat-rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 
1.59 mm or more but not over 1.64 mm; width 13.6 mm or more but not 
over 14.2 mm; with a lining consisting of tin 2.3 to 4.2%, lead 20 to 
25%, iron 1.5 to 4.5%, phosphorus 0.2 to 2.0%, other materials (other 
than copper) less than 1%, with a balance copper.
Product 21 Flat-rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 
1.59 mm or more but not over 1.64 mm; width 11.5 mm or more but not 
over 12.1 mm; with a lining consisting of tin 2.3 to 4.2%, lead 20 to 
25%, iron 1.5 to 4.5%, phosphorus 0.2 to 2.0%, other materials (other 
than copper) less than 1%, balance copper.
Product 22 Flat-rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 
1.59 mm or more but not over 1.64 mm; width 11.2 mm or more but not 
over 11.8 mm, with a lining consisting of copper 0.7 to 1.3%, tin 17.5 
to 22.5%, silicon less than 0.3%, nickel less than 0.15%, other 
materials less than 1%, balance aluminum.
Product 23 Flat-rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 
1.59 mm or more but not over 1.64 mm; width 7.2 mm or more but not over 
7.8 mm; with a lining consisting of copper 0.7 to 1.3%, tin 17.5 to 
22.5%, silicon less than 0.3%, nickel less than 0.15%, other materials 
(other than copper) less than 1%, balance copper.
Product 24 Flat-rolled coated SAE 1009 steel in coils with thickness 
1.72 mm or more but not over 1.77 mm; width 7.7 mm or more but not over 
8.3 mm; with a lining consisting of copper 0.7 to 1.3%, tin 17.5 to 
22.5%, silicon less than 0.3%, nickel less than 0.15%, other materials 
(other than copper) less than 1%, balance copper. See Notice of Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and 
Revocation, in Part: Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat 
Products From Japan, 70 FR 5137 (Feb. 1, 2005).

Rescission, In part

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we are rescinding this 
administrative review with respect to Kawasaki because the Department 
found no shipments of CORE by Kawasaki during the POR. See Preliminary 
Results, 71 FR at 27451.

Facts Available

    In the Preliminary Results, the Department determined that the use 
of adverse facts available (``AFA'') was warranted in accordance with 
section 776(a) and (b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the 
Act''), with respect to Nippon Steel. See Preliminary Results, 71 FR at 
27456. Section 776(a)(2) of the Act states that the Department may use 
``facts available'' if an interested party (A) withholds information 
that has been requested by the Department, (B) fails to provide 
information in the time and manner requested, (C) significantly impedes 
a proceeding under this title or (D) provides such information but the 
information cannot be verified. See also 19 CFR 351.308(a). 
Furthermore, pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act, the Department may 
apply an adverse inference if it finds a respondent has not acted to 
the best of its ability in the conduct of the administrative review. 
Because Nippon Steel responded to the Department's questionnaire with a 
letter stating it would not participate in this review, we 
preliminarily determined that it did not cooperate to the best of its 
ability. See Preliminary Results, 71 FR at 27456. Since the preliminary 
results, nothing has changed to reverse our preliminary decision 
regarding Nippon Steel. Further, the Department received no comment 
addressing the Department's preliminary results from Nippon Steel or 
any other interested party. Therefore, pursuant to section 776(a) and 
(b) of the Act, we have continued to make an adverse inference with 
respect to Nippon Steel by assigning to its exports of the subject 
merchandise a rate of 36.41 percent ad valorem, the margin calculated 
for Nippon Steel in the original less-than-fair-value (``LTFV'') 
investigation using information provided by Nippon Steel. See 
Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat 
Products From Japan, 58 FR 44163 (Aug. 19, 1993) (``AD Orders from 
Japan'').

Corroboration of Facts Available

    Section 776(c) of the Act requires that the Department corroborate, 
to the extent practicable, a figure based on secondary information 
which it applies as AFA. See also 19 CFR 351.308(d). To be considered 
corroborated, the information must be found to be both reliable and 
relevant, and thus determined to have probative value. See Statement of 
Administrative Action Accompanying the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, 
H.R. Rep. No. 103-316, at 870 (1994) (``SAA''), reprinted in 1994 
U.S.C.C.A.N. 4040, 4198-99. For the reasons explained above, we are 
applying as AFA the rate calculated for Nippon Steel in the LTFV 
investigation, 36.19 percent. See AD Orders from Japan 58 FR 44163. For 
the reasons stated in the Preliminary Results, 71 FR 27450, the 
Department finds this rate to be both reliable and relevant, and, 
therefore, to have probative value in accordance with the SAA. See SAA 
at 870. Neither Nippon Steel nor any other interested party submitted 
comments regarding the Department's preliminary corroboration analysis 
for purposes of the final results. Therefore, we have continued to 
assign to exports of the subject merchandise by Nippon Steel the rate 
of 36.41 percent.

Final Results of Review

    As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the 
preliminary results. As there have been no changes from or comments on 
the preliminary results, we are not attaching a Decision Memorandum to 
this Federal Register notice. For further details of the

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issues addressed in this proceeding, see the Preliminary Results.
    The final dumping margin is as follows:

        Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Japan
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                        Dumping Margin
           Producer/manufacturer/exporter                  (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Nippon Steel........................................               36.41
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Assessment

    The Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (``CBP'') shall assess, antidumping duties on all 
appropriate entries, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b). We will direct CBP 
to assess the dumping rate listed above against all subject merchandise 
manufactured or exported by Nippon Steel, and entered or withdrawn from 
warehouse for consumption during the POR. The Department will issue 
appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP within 15 days of 
publication of these final results of review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise from Japan entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of 
the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(1) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Nippon Steel will 
be 36.41 percent; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies 
not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the 
company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the 
exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the 
original LTFV investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit 
rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the 
manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all 
other manufacturers or exporters will be 36.41 percent, the ``All 
Others'' rate established in the LTFV investigation. See AD Orders from 
Japan, 58 FR 44163.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding 
the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the 
relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (APOs) 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 terms of an 
APO is a violation that is subject to sanction.
    This administrative review and notice are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: July 11, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-11286 Filed 7-14-06; 8:45 am]
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