Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People's Republic of China, 41769-41770 [E6-11744]

Download as PDF 41769 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 141 / Monday, July 24, 2006 / Notices Antidumping Duty Proceedings Department Contact Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Argentina (C–357–815) .................................... Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India (C–533–821) ............................................ Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Indonesia (C–560–813) .................................... Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from South Africa(C–791–810) ................................. Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand (C–549–818) ...................................... Suspended Investigations. No suspended investigations are scheduled for initiation in August 2006.. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: July 18, 2006. Thomas F. Futtner, Acting Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4,Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–11745 Filed 7–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–865] Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot– Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 24, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Bertrand or Carrie Blozy, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3207 and (202) 482–5403, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Background On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot– rolled carbon steel flat products from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) for the period November 1, 2004, through October 31, 2005. Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 70 FR 65883 (November 1, 2005). On November 30, 2005, Nucor Corporation, a domestic producer of certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products, requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of Angang Group International Trade Corporation, Angang Group Hong Kong Co., Ltd., New Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Jul 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 (‘‘collectively Angang’’); and Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., and Baosteel Group International Trade Corporation (collectively ‘‘Baosteel’’). On December 22, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of an antidumping duty administrative review on certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products from the PRC. Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part (‘‘Notice of Initiation’’), 70 FR 76024 (December 22, 2005). On May 3, 2006, we preliminarily rescinded this review based on evidence on the record indicating that there were no entries into the United States of subject merchandise during the period of review (‘‘POR’’) by the named firms. See Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China, 71 FR 26040 (May 3, 2006) (‘‘Preliminary Rescission’’). We invited interested parties to submit comments on our Preliminary Rescission. We did not receive any comments on our Preliminary Rescission. The POR is November 1, 2004 through October 31, 2005. Scope of the Review For purposes of this review, the products covered are certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non–metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flat–rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4.0 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of this review. Specifically included within the scope of this review are vacuum PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Brandon Farlander Brandon Farlander Brandon Farlander Dana Mermelstein Dana Mermelstein (202) (202) (202) (202) (202) 482–0182 482–0182 482–0182 482–1391 482–1391 degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial–free (IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as titanium or niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels contains micro–alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. Steel products to be included in the scope of this review, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), are products in which: (i) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (ii) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and, iii) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. All products that meet the physical and chemical description provided above are within the scope of this review unless otherwise excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or specifically excluded from the scope of this review: Alloy hot–rolled steel products in which at least one of the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, A506). Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) grades of series 2300 E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 41770 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 141 / Monday, July 24, 2006 / Notices and higher. Ball bearing steels, as defined in the HTSUS. Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS. Silico–manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent. ASTM specifications A710 and A736. USS abrasion–resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500). All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy ASTM specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507). Non–rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the HTSUS. The merchandise subject to this review is classified in the HTSUS at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products covered by this review, including: vacuum degassed fully stabilized; high strength low alloy; and the substrate for motor lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under review is dispositive. Final Rescission of Review Because neither Angang nor Baosteel made shipments to the United States of subject merchandise during the POR, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Jul 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 and because we did not receive any comments on our Preliminary Rescission, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3) and consistent with our practice, we are rescinding this review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products from the PRC for the period of November 1, 2004, to October 31, 2005. See, e.g., Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 66 FR 45005 (August 27, 2001). The cash deposit rate for Angang and Baosteel will continue to be the rate established in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: July 14, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–11744 Filed 7–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collection of adequate fishery information for effective management. DATES: Comments on the amendment must be received by September 22, 2006. Comments on FMP Amendment 9, identified by 0648– AT94, should be sent to any of the following addresses: • E-mail: AT94Guam@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier ‘‘AT94 Guam Bottomfish.’’ Comments sent via e-mail, including all attachments, must not exceed a 10 megabyte file size. • Federal e-Rulemaking portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: William L. Robinson, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Pacific Islands Region (PIR), 1601 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700. Copies of the FMP, Amendment 9, the Environmental Assessment (EA), Regulatory Impact Review (RIR), and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) may be obtained from William L. Robinson. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Harman, NMFS PIR, 808–944– 2271. ADDRESSES: FMP Amendment 9, developed by the WPFMC, has been submitted to NMFS for review under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. (MagnusonStevens Act). This notice announces that the amendment is available for public review and comment for 60 days. NMFS will consider public comments received during the comment period in determining whether to approve, partially approve, or disapprove FMP Amendment 9. The bottomfish fishery operating in Federal waters around Guam is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region (FMP), but aside from restrictions on the use of certain destructive fishing methods that apply to the bottomfish fisheries throughout the western Pacific, the Guam fishery is mostly unregulated at this time. Potential developments in the fishery, however, led the WPFMC to prepare FMP Amendment 9. The Guam-based small-boat bottomfish fishery is a mix of subsistence, recreational, and limited commercial fishing, particularly in the summer months when weather conditions are calm. There are currently three primary sources of fisheriesSUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [I.D. 071106G] RIN 0648–AT94 Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Western Pacific Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; Guam Bottomfish Management Measures National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Announcement of availability of FMP amendment; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Amendment 9 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region (FMP Amendment 9) would prohibit large vessels, i.e., those 50 ft (15.2 m) or longer, from fishing for bottomfish in Federal waters within 50 nm (92.6 km) around Guam, and would establish Federal permitting and reporting requirements for these large bottomfish fishing vessels. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-865]


Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: 
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People's 
Republic of China

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 24, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Bertrand or Carrie Blozy, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3207 and (202) 482-5403, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review 
of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat 
products from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period 
November 1, 2004, through October 31, 2005. Antidumping or 
Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; 
Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 70 FR 65883 (November 1, 
2005). On November 30, 2005, Nucor Corporation, a domestic producer of 
certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products, requested that the 
Department conduct an administrative review of Angang Group 
International Trade Corporation, Angang Group Hong Kong Co., Ltd., New 
Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (``collectively Angang''); and Shanghai Baosteel 
Group Corporation, Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd., and Baosteel Group 
International Trade Corporation (collectively ``Baosteel''). On 
December 22, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of 
an antidumping duty administrative review on certain hot-rolled carbon 
steel flat products from the PRC. Initiation of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation 
in Part (``Notice of Initiation''), 70 FR 76024 (December 22, 2005). On 
May 3, 2006, we preliminarily rescinded this review based on evidence 
on the record indicating that there were no entries into the United 
States of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR'') by 
the named firms. See Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products 
From the People's Republic of China, 71 FR 26040 (May 3, 2006) 
(``Preliminary Rescission''). We invited interested parties to submit 
comments on our Preliminary Rescission. We did not receive any comments 
on our Preliminary Rescission. The POR is November 1, 2004 through 
October 31, 2005.

Scope of the Review

    For purposes of this review, the products covered are certain hot-
rolled carbon steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 
0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and 
whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other 
non-metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively 
superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths 
of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 
10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flat-rolled 
products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width 
exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not 
less than 4.0 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a 
thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of this 
review.
    Specifically included within the scope of this review are vacuum 
degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free 
(IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate 
for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon 
steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium or 
niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to 
stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as 
steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, 
niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination 
steels contains micro-alloying levels of elements such as silicon and 
aluminum.
    Steel products to be included in the scope of this review, 
regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS), are products in which: (i) Iron predominates, by 
weight, over each of the other contained elements; (ii) the carbon 
content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and, iii) none of the elements 
listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:
    1.80 percent of manganese, or
    2.25 percent of silicon, or
    1.00 percent of copper, or
    0.50 percent of aluminum, or
    1.25 percent of chromium, or
    0.30 percent of cobalt, or
    0.40 percent of lead, or
    1.25 percent of nickel, or
    0.30 percent of tungsten, or
    0.10 percent of molybdenum, or
    0.10 percent of niobium, or
    0.15 percent of vanadium, or
    0.15 percent of zirconium.
    All products that meet the physical and chemical description 
provided above are within the scope of this review unless otherwise 
excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or 
specifically excluded from the scope of this review:
    Alloy hot-rolled steel products in which at least one of the 
chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., American 
Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A543, A387, 
A514, A517, A506).
    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/American Iron & Steel 
Institute (AISI) grades of series 2300

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and higher.
    Ball bearing steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
    Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
    Silico-manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical 
steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent.
    ASTM specifications A710 and A736.
    USS abrasion-resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500).
    All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy ASTM 
specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507).
    Non-rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result of 
having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed the 
character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the 
HTSUS.
    The merchandise subject to this review is classified in the HTSUS 
at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 
7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 
7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 
7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 
7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 
7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 
7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 
7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 
7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat 
products covered by this review, including: vacuum degassed fully 
stabilized; high strength low alloy; and the substrate for motor 
lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 
7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 
7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 
7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 
7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise 
may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 
7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes, the 
written description of the merchandise under review is dispositive.

Final Rescission of Review

    Because neither Angang nor Baosteel made shipments to the United 
States of subject merchandise during the POR, and because we did not 
receive any comments on our Preliminary Rescission, in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.213(d)(3) and consistent with our practice, we are 
rescinding this review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-
rolled carbon steel flat products from the PRC for the period of 
November 1, 2004, to October 31, 2005. See, e.g., Polychloroprene 
Rubber from Japan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, 66 FR 45005 (August 27, 2001). The cash deposit 
rate for Angang and Baosteel will continue to be the rate established 
in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding.
    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 
777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: July 14, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
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