Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews: Low Enriched Uranium from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, 42805-42806 [E6-12122]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 145 / Friday, July 28, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–489–807) Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey; Notice of Extension of Time Limits for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irina Itkin or Alice Gibbons, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–0656 and (202) 482–0498, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Background The Department of Commerce (the Department) published an antidumping duty order on certain steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey on April 17, 1997. (See Antidumpting Duty Order: Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey, 62 FR 18748). On May 27, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the order on rebar from Turkey for the period April 1, 2004, through March 31, 2005. See 70 FR 30694. This review covers the following 15 producers/ exporters: Colakoglu Metalurji A.S. and Colakoglu Dis Ticaret; Diler Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S., Yazici Demir Celik Sanayi ve Turizm Ticaret A.S., and Diler Dis Ticaret A.S.; Ege Metal Demir Celik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; Ekinciler Demir ve Celik Sanayi A.S. and Ekinciler Dis Ticaret A.S.; Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S.; Ilhanlar Rolling and Textile Industries, Ltd., Sti. and Ilhanlar Group; Intermet A.S.; Iskenderun Iron & Steel Works Co.; Koc Dis Ticaret A.S.; Kroman Celik Sanayi A.S.; Nurmet Celik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; Nursan Celik Sanayi ve Haddecilik A.S.; Sozer Steel Works; Ucel Haddecilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; and the Yolbulan Group (Yolbulanlar Nak. ve Ticaret A.S., Yolbulan Metal Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Yolbulan Dis Ticaret Ltd. Sti.). On May 5, 2006, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on rebar from Turkey. See Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey; VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:56 Jul 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 26455 (May 5, 2006). The final results are currently due no later than September 5, 2006, the next business day after 120 days from publication of the preliminary results. Extension of the Time Limit for Final Results of Administrative Review Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) requires the Department to make a final determination in an administrative review within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary determination is published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the final results to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary results) from the date of publication of the preliminary results. In accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the review within the original time frame because analysis of the issues presented in the case briefs, including issues related to the treatment of one company which did not respond to the Department’s questionnaire, requires additional time. Because it is not practicable to complete this administrative review within the time limit mandated by section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department is fully extending the time limit for completion of the final results of this administrative review to 180 days, until November 1, 2006. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Dated: July 21, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–12063 Filed 7–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42805 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (C–428–829); (C–421–809); (C–412–821) Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews: Low Enriched Uranium from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 5, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated administrative reviews of the countervailing duty (CVD) orders on low enriched uranium (LEU) from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK) for the period January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Deferral of Administrative Reviews, 71 FR 17077 (April 5, 2006) (Initiation Notice). The Department is now rescinding the administrative reviews for the 2005 period of review (POR) because these CVD orders have been revoked subsequent to the initiation of these reviews. See Low Enriched Uranium from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Revocation of Countervailing Duty Orders, 71 FR 38626 (July 7, 2006) (Revocation Notice). EFFECTIVE DATE: July 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darla Brown, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4012, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2849. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 1, 2006, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of these CVD orders. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 71 FR 5239 (February 1, 2006). On February 27, 2006, we received a timely request for review of Urenco Deutschland GmbH of Germany, Urenco Nederland B.V. of the Netherlands, Urenco (Capenhurst) Limited of the UK, Urenco Ltd., Urenco Inc., and Urenco Enrichment Company Ltd. (collectively, the Urenco Group), the producers and exporters of the subject merchandise, from the United States Enrichment E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 42806 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 145 / Friday, July 28, 2006 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Corporation (USEC) and USEC Inc. On February 28, 2006, we received timely requests for review from the Urenco Group. On April 5, 2006, the Department initiated administrative reviews of the CVD orders on LEU from Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK for the POR January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005 with respect to Urenco. See Initiation Notice. Scope of the Orders The product covered by these orders is LEU. LEU is enriched uranium hexafluoride (UF6) with a U235 product assay of less than 20 percent that has not been converted into another chemical form, such as UO2, or fabricated into nuclear fuel assemblies, regardless of the means by which the LEU is produced (including LEU produced through the down–blending of highly enriched uranium). Certain merchandise is outside the scope of these orders. Specifically, these orders do not cover enriched uranium hexafluoride with a U235 assay of 20 percent or greater, also known as highly enriched uranium. In addition, fabricated LEU is not covered by the scope of these orders. For purposes of these orders, fabricated uranium is defined as enriched uranium dioxide (UO2), whether or not contained in nuclear fuel rods or assemblies. Natural uranium concentrates (U3O8) with a U235 concentration of no greater than 0.711 percent and natural uranium concentrates converted into uranium hexafluoride with a U235 concentration of no greater than 0.711 percent are not covered by the scope of these orders. Also excluded from these orders is LEU owned by a foreign utility end–user and imported into the United States by or for such end–user solely for purposes of conversion by a U.S. fabricator into uranium dioxide (UO2) and/or fabrication into fuel assemblies so long as the uranium dioxide and/or fuel assemblies deemed to incorporate such imported LEU (i) remain in the possession and control of the U.S. fabricator, the foreign end–user, or their designed transporter(s) while in U.S. customs territory, and (ii) are re– exported within eighteen (18) months of entry of the LEU for consumption by the end–user in a nuclear reactor outside the United States. Such entries must be accompanied by the certifications of the importer and end–user. The merchandise subject to these orders is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 2844.20.0020. Subject merchandise may also enter under 2844.20.0030, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:47 Jul 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 2844.20.0050, and 2844.40.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Dated: July 21, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–12122 Filed 7–28–06; 8:45 am] Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews On July 7, 2006, the Department revoked the CVD orders on LEU from Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. See Revocation Notice. Since the Department revoked the orders effective January 1, 2005, there is no basis for continuing the administrative reviews of these orders for the 2005 POR. Therefore, the Department hereby rescinds these administrative reviews of the CVD orders on LEU from Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK for the POR January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Pursuant to sections 751(d)(2) and 751(d)(3) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.222, the Department has instructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to countervailing duties, all unliquidated entries of LEU from Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 2005, the effective date of the revocation of the orders. The Department has further instructed CBP to refund with interest any estimated duties collected with respect to unliquidated entries of LEU from Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 2005, in accordance with section 778 of the Act. Notification Regarding APO This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Export Trade Certificate of Review Notice of Revocation of Export Trade Certificate of Review; Application No. 92–00012. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to Balmac International Inc. on December 29, 1992. Because this Certificate Holder has failed to file an annual report as required by law, the Secretary is revoking the certificate. This notice summarizes the notification letter sent to Balmac International Inc. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, 202/482–5131. This is not a Toll-free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (‘‘The Act’’) (Pub. L. 97–290, 15 U.S.C. 4011–21) Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to Issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. The Regulations Implementing Title III (‘‘the Regulations’’) are found at 15 CFR part 325 (1999). Pursuant to this Authority, a Certificate of Review was issued on December 29, 1992 to Balmac International Inc. A Certificate Holder is required by law to submit to the Secretary of Commerce Annual Reports that update financial and other information relating to business activities covered by its Certificate (Section 308 of the Act, 15 U.S.C. 4018, Section 325.14(a) of the Regulations, 15 CFR 325.14(a)). The Annual Report is due within 45 days after the Anniversary Date of the Issuance of the Certificate of Review (Sections 325.14(b) of the Regulations, 15 CFR 325.14(b)). Failure to submit a complete Annual Report may be the Basis for Revocation (Sections 325.10(a) and 325.14(c) of the Regulations, 15 CFR 325.10(a)(3) and 325.14(c)). On April 8, 2004, the Secretary of Commerce sent to Balmac International Inc. a letter containing Annual Report questions stating that its annual report was due on May 31, 2004. A reminder was sent on November 8, 2005 with a due date of December 23, 2005. The Secretary has received no written response from E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(C-428-829); (C-421-809); (C-412-821)


Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews: Low 
Enriched Uranium from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom

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

SUMMARY: On April 5, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated administrative reviews of the countervailing duty (CVD) 
orders on low enriched uranium (LEU) from Germany, the Netherlands, and 
the United Kingdom (UK) for the period January 1, 2005, through 
December 31, 2005. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Reviews and Deferral of Administrative Reviews, 71 
FR 17077 (April 5, 2006) (Initiation Notice). The Department is now 
rescinding the administrative reviews for the 2005 period of review 
(POR) because these CVD orders have been revoked subsequent to the 
initiation of these reviews. See Low Enriched Uranium from Germany, the 
Netherlands, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Reviews and Revocation of Countervailing Duty 
Orders, 71 FR 38626 (July 7, 2006) (Revocation Notice).

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 28, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darla Brown, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
3, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4012, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-2849.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 1, 2006, the Department published a notice of 
opportunity to request an administrative review of these CVD orders. 
See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended 
Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 71 FR 5239 
(February 1, 2006). On February 27, 2006, we received a timely request 
for review of Urenco Deutschland GmbH of Germany, Urenco Nederland B.V. 
of the Netherlands, Urenco (Capenhurst) Limited of the UK, Urenco Ltd., 
Urenco Inc., and Urenco Enrichment Company Ltd. (collectively, the 
Urenco Group), the producers and exporters of the subject merchandise, 
from the United States Enrichment

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Corporation (USEC) and USEC Inc. On February 28, 2006, we received 
timely requests for review from the Urenco Group.
    On April 5, 2006, the Department initiated administrative reviews 
of the CVD orders on LEU from Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK for 
the POR January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005 with respect to 
Urenco. See Initiation Notice.

Scope of the Orders

    The product covered by these orders is LEU. LEU is enriched uranium 
hexafluoride (UF6) with a U\235\ product assay of less than 
20 percent that has not been converted into another chemical form, such 
as UO2, or fabricated into nuclear fuel assemblies, 
regardless of the means by which the LEU is produced (including LEU 
produced through the down-blending of highly enriched uranium).
    Certain merchandise is outside the scope of these orders. 
Specifically, these orders do not cover enriched uranium hexafluoride 
with a U\235\ assay of 20 percent or greater, also known as highly 
enriched uranium. In addition, fabricated LEU is not covered by the 
scope of these orders. For purposes of these orders, fabricated uranium 
is defined as enriched uranium dioxide (UO2), whether or not 
contained in nuclear fuel rods or assemblies. Natural uranium 
concentrates (U3O8) with a U\235\ concentration 
of no greater than 0.711 percent and natural uranium concentrates 
converted into uranium hexafluoride with a U\235\ concentration of no 
greater than 0.711 percent are not covered by the scope of these 
orders.
    Also excluded from these orders is LEU owned by a foreign utility 
end-user and imported into the United States by or for such end-user 
solely for purposes of conversion by a U.S. fabricator into uranium 
dioxide (UO2) and/or fabrication into fuel assemblies so 
long as the uranium dioxide and/or fuel assemblies deemed to 
incorporate such imported LEU (i) remain in the possession and control 
of the U.S. fabricator, the foreign end-user, or their designed 
transporter(s) while in U.S. customs territory, and (ii) are re-
exported within eighteen (18) months of entry of the LEU for 
consumption by the end-user in a nuclear reactor outside the United 
States. Such entries must be accompanied by the certifications of the 
importer and end-user.
    The merchandise subject to these orders is currently classifiable 
in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at 
subheading 2844.20.0020. Subject merchandise may also enter under 
2844.20.0030, 2844.20.0050, and 2844.40.00. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the merchandise is dispositive.

Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews

    On July 7, 2006, the Department revoked the CVD orders on LEU from 
Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. See Revocation Notice.
    Since the Department revoked the orders effective January 1, 2005, 
there is no basis for continuing the administrative reviews of these 
orders for the 2005 POR. Therefore, the Department hereby rescinds 
these administrative reviews of the CVD orders on LEU from Germany, the 
Netherlands, and the UK for the POR January 1, 2005, through December 
31, 2005.

Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Pursuant to sections 751(d)(2) and 751(d)(3) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.222, the Department has 
instructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to terminate the 
suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to 
countervailing duties, all unliquidated entries of LEU from Germany, 
the Netherlands, and the UK, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after January 1, 2005, the effective date of the 
revocation of the orders. The Department has further instructed CBP to 
refund with interest any estimated duties collected with respect to 
unliquidated entries of LEU from Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
January 1, 2005, in accordance with section 778 of the Act.

Notification Regarding APO

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern 
business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 
Timely written notification of return/destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 
777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: July 21, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-12122 Filed 7-28-06; 8:45 am]
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