Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the United Kingdom, 40993-40994 [E6-11458]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 19, 2006 / Notices not later than five days from the filing of the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d). Any hearing, if requested, will be held on or about August 14, 2006. The Department will issue a notice of final results of this sunset review, which will include the results of our analysis of issues raised in any such comments, no later than September 27, 2006. We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 12, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–11455 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–412–815] Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the United Kingdom Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cutto-length carbon steel plate (CTL plate) from the United Kingdom, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and an adequate response from respondent interested parties, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). As a result of our analysis, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the CVD order would likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review’’ section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 19, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley or Kimberley Hunt, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3148 or (202) 482– 1272, respectively. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:28 Jul 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2005, the Department initiated a sunset review of the CVD order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from the United Kingdom pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 65884 (November 1, 2005). The Department received a notice of intent to participate from the following domestic interested parties: Nucor Corporation (Nucor), IPSCO, Inc., Mittal Steel USA Inc., Oregon Steel Mills, Inc., and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO–CLC (USW) (hereinafter, collectively domestic interested parties), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as domestic producers of CTL plate in the United States. The Department received substantive responses from both domestic interested parties and the following respondent interested parties: the Government of the United Kingdom (UKG), the European Union Delegation of the European Commission (EC), Corus Group plc. (Corus) 1, Niagara LaSalle (UK) Limited (Niagara) 2, and Spartan UK Ltd (Spartan). On December 21, 2005, the Department determined that the participation of the respondent interested parties was adequate, and that it was appropriate to conduct a full sunset review. See Memorandum to Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Import Administration, Re: Adequacy Determination; Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the United Kingdom, dated December 21, 2005, and on file in the Central Records Unit, Room B–099 of the Department of Commerce building. 1 British Steel Corporation (British Steel) was a government-owned entity, and in 1988, prior to the period of investigation (POI), it was privatized and reorganized as British Steel plc (BS plc). On September 17, 1995, the Department issued its Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand on General Issue of Privatization, British Steel plc v. United States, Slip Op. 95–17 and Order (CIT Feb 9, 1995) (1995 Redetermination Final) and determined the net subsidy rate for BS plc to be 21.30 percent ad valorem. BS plc has reported that in 1999, it became part of Corus Group plc. (Corus) after merging with Koninklijke Hoogovens. 2 The Department determined that Niagara LaSalle was the successor-in-interest of Glynwed in Certain Hot-Rolled Lead and Bismuth Carbon Steel Products from the United Kingdom: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 64 FR 66880 (November 30, 1999). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40993 On February 10, 2006, the Department extended the time limit for the preliminary and final results of the sunset review of the CVD order on CTL plate from the United Kingdom (UK). See Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Belgium, Sweden, and the United Kingdom; Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary and Final Results of Full Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Countervailing Duty Orders, 71 FR 7017. The Department extended the preliminary results to no later than July 14, 2006, and the final results to no later than September 27, 2006. Scope of the Order The products covered by this countervailing duty order are certain cut-to-length carbon steel plates from the United Kingdom, including hotrolled carbon steel universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 millimeters but not exceeding 1,250 millimeters and of a thickness of not less than 4 millimeters, not in coils and without patterns in relief), of rectangular shape, neither clad, plated nor coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances; and certain hotrolled carbon steel flat-rolled products in straight lengths, of rectangular shape, hot rolled, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances, 4.75 millimeters or more in thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness, as currently classifiable in the United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS) under item numbers 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, and 7212.50.0000. Included are flat-rolled products of non-rectangular crosssection where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’)—for example, products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges. Excluded is grade X–70 plate. These HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description remains dispositive. As a result of a changed circumstances E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 40994 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 19, 2006 / Notices review3, the order excludes certain cutto-length carbon steel plate with a maximum thickness of 80 mm in steel grades BS 7191, 355 EM and 355 EMZ, as amended by Sable Offshore Energy Project specification XB MOO Y 15 0001, types 1 and 2. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Preliminary Issues and Decision Memorandum (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated concurrently with this notice and which is hereby adopted by this notice. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendation in this public memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit room B–099 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily determines that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. The net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the order were revoked is 0.00 percent ad valorem for Glynwed/Niagara and 0.77 percent ad valorem for ‘‘all other’’ producers/ exporters of CTL plate from the United Kingdom, including British Steel, plc. Interested parties may submit case briefs and hearing requests no later than two weeks after the date of publication of these preliminary results, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309 (c)(1)(i) and 19 CFR 351.310(c). Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days from the filing of the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d). If a hearing is requested, parties will be notified of the date, time and location. The Department will issue a notice of final results of this sunset review no later than September 27, 2006, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any such comments. 3See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Finland, Germany and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Reviews, and Revocation of Orders in Part, 64 FR 46343 (August 25, 1999). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:28 Jul 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 12, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–11458 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 071306G] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of exempted fishing permit application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator) has made a preliminary determination that the subject exempted fishing permit (EFP) application contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. The Assistant Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be issued that would allow one commercial fishing vessel to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. The EFP, which would enable researchers to investigate the efficacy of a 4–seam bottom trawl to improve escapement of small cod and haddock, would allow for exemptions from the FMP as follows: Gulf of Maine (GOM) Regulated Mesh Area minimum mesh size and gear restrictions, and two NE multispecies days-at-sea (DAS) out of a total of 12 days of gear testing. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 3, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, 1 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on the GOM 4–Seam Trawl Study.’’ Comments may also be sent via facsimile (fax) to (978) 281–9135, or submitted via e-mail to the following address: DA6191@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tobey Curtis, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9273, fax (978) 281–9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A complete application for an EFP was submitted on June 12, 2006, by Dana Morse and Lynn Wardwell of the Maine Sea Grant College Program, University of Maine Cooperative Extension. This project is funded by the Northeast Consortium. The primary goal of the research is to test the efficacy of a 4– seam bottom trawl to improve escapement of small haddock and cod. The intent of the researchers is that the experimental net, if successful, could potentially be an acceptable alternative trawl design to be used in the groundfish fishery. The project expands on previous work conducted by Maine Sea Grant, and is anticipated to sharpen the net selectivity observed in earlier studies. Specifically, the researchers propose to compare the effectiveness of regulated 6–inch (15.2–cm) diamond mesh side panels to 6–inch (15.2–cm) hexagonal mesh side panels on a 4–seam net configuration. Two trawl designs will be used: (1) A control trawl (4–seam net, 2:1 belly taper, 6–inch (15.2–cm) diamond mesh side panels, 6.5–inch (16.5–cm) diamond mesh codend); and (2) an experimental trawl (4–seam net, 2:1 belly taper, 6–inch (15.2–cm) hexagonal mesh side panels, 6.5–inch (16.5–cm) diamond mesh codend). A gear exemption is necessary for the experimental net because hexagonal mesh is not an allowed regulated mesh type. Additionally, a set of trials to quantify side panel escapement of each net design will be conducted by attaching small mesh (1–3⁄8–inch (3.5– cm)) ‘‘pockets’’ to the side panels, each with their own codend. A minimum mesh size exemption is necessary because the 1–3⁄8–inch (3.5–cm) mesh pockets are smaller than the legal minimum mesh size for trawls in the GOM. A submersible video recorder will be attached to the trawl to observe the E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-412-815]


Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Cut-to-Length Carbon 
Steel Plate From the United Kingdom

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

SUMMARY: On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (Department) 
initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on 
cut-to-length carbon steel plate (CTL plate) from the United Kingdom, 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate 
substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties 
and an adequate response from respondent interested parties, the 
Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this CVD order 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). As a 
result of our analysis, the Department preliminarily finds that 
revocation of the CVD order would likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the 
``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 19, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley or Kimberley Hunt, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC. 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3148 or (202) 
482-1272, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 1, 2005, the Department initiated a sunset review of 
the CVD order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from the United 
Kingdom pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-
year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 70 FR 65884 (November 1, 2005). The 
Department received a notice of intent to participate from the 
following domestic interested parties: Nucor Corporation (Nucor), 
IPSCO, Inc., Mittal Steel USA Inc., Oregon Steel Mills, Inc., and 
United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied 
Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC (USW) 
(hereinafter, collectively domestic interested parties), within the 
deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested 
parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the 
Act, as domestic producers of CTL plate in the United States. The 
Department received substantive responses from both domestic interested 
parties and the following respondent interested parties: the Government 
of the United Kingdom (UKG), the European Union Delegation of the 
European Commission (EC), Corus Group plc. (Corus) \1\, Niagara LaSalle 
(UK) Limited (Niagara) \2\, and Spartan UK Ltd (Spartan).
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    \1\ British Steel Corporation (British Steel) was a government-
owned entity, and in 1988, prior to the period of investigation 
(POI), it was privatized and reorganized as British Steel plc (BS 
plc). On September 17, 1995, the Department issued its Final Results 
of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand on General Issue of 
Privatization, British Steel plc v. United States, Slip Op. 95-17 
and Order (CIT Feb 9, 1995) (1995 Redetermination Final) and 
determined the net subsidy rate for BS plc to be 21.30 percent ad 
valorem. BS plc has reported that in 1999, it became part of Corus 
Group plc. (Corus) after merging with Koninklijke Hoogovens.
    \2\ The Department determined that Niagara LaSalle was the 
successor-in-interest of Glynwed in Certain Hot-Rolled Lead and 
Bismuth Carbon Steel Products from the United Kingdom: Final Results 
of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 64 FR 66880 (November 30, 1999).
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    On December 21, 2005, the Department determined that the 
participation of the respondent interested parties was adequate, and 
that it was appropriate to conduct a full sunset review. See Memorandum 
to Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Import 
Administration, Re: Adequacy Determination; Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the 
United Kingdom, dated December 21, 2005, and on file in the Central 
Records Unit, Room B-099 of the Department of Commerce building. On 
February 10, 2006, the Department extended the time limit for the 
preliminary and final results of the sunset review of the CVD order on 
CTL plate from the United Kingdom (UK). See Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel 
Plate from Belgium, Sweden, and the United Kingdom; Extension of Time 
Limits for Preliminary and Final Results of Full Five-Year (``Sunset'') 
Reviews of Countervailing Duty Orders, 71 FR 7017. The Department 
extended the preliminary results to no later than July 14, 2006, and 
the final results to no later than September 27, 2006.

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this countervailing duty order are certain 
cut-to-length carbon steel plates from the United Kingdom, including 
hot-rolled carbon steel universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled 
products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width 
exceeding 150 millimeters but not exceeding 1,250 millimeters and of a 
thickness of not less than 4 millimeters, not in coils and without 
patterns in relief), of rectangular shape, neither clad, plated nor 
coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with 
plastics or other nonmetallic substances; and certain hot-rolled carbon 
steel flat-rolled products in straight lengths, of rectangular shape, 
hot rolled, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal, whether or not 
painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic 
substances, 4.75 millimeters or more in thickness and of a width which 
exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness, as 
currently classifiable in the United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
(HTSUS) under item numbers 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 
7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 
7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 
7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, and 7212.50.0000. Included 
are flat-rolled products of non-rectangular cross-section where such 
cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., 
products which have been ``worked after rolling'')--for example, 
products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges. Excluded is 
grade X-70 plate. These HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes. The written description remains dispositive. As a 
result of a changed circumstances

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review\3\, the order excludes certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate 
with a maximum thickness of 80 mm in steel grades BS 7191, 355 EM and 
355 EMZ, as amended by Sable Offshore Energy Project specification XB 
MOO Y 15 0001, types 1 and 2.
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    \3\See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Finland, 
Germany and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Changed 
Circumstances Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Reviews, and 
Revocation of Orders in Part, 64 FR 46343 (August 25, 1999).
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Analysis of Comments Received

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

Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that revocation of the CVD 
order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy. The net countervailable subsidy likely to 
prevail if the order were revoked is 0.00 percent ad valorem for 
Glynwed/Niagara and 0.77 percent ad valorem for ``all other'' 
producers/exporters of CTL plate from the United Kingdom, including 
British Steel, plc. Interested parties may submit case briefs and 
hearing requests no later than two weeks after the date of publication 
of these preliminary results, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309 
(c)(1)(i) and 19 CFR 351.310(c). Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited 
to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five 
days from the filing of the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.309(d). If a hearing is requested, parties will be notified of the 
date, time and location. The Department will issue a notice of final 
results of this sunset review no later than September 27, 2006, which 
will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any such 
comments.
    We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results and notice 
in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

     Dated: July 12, 2006.
 David M. Spooner,
 Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
 [FR Doc. E6-11458 Filed 7-18-06; 8:45 am]
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