Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe From Japan, 46448-46449 [E6-13271]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 46448 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 156 / Monday, August 14, 2006 / Notices on certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan, and circular welded non–alloy steel pipe from Taiwan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five–Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 38101 (July 1, 2005), and ITC notice of institution on Certain Pipe and Tube From Argentina, Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey, 70 FR 38204 (July 1, 2005). As a result of its review, the Department found that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins and likely to prevail were the orders to be revoked. See Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from India, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey, and Circular Welded Non–Alloy Steel Pipe from Brazil, Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Taiwan: Notice of Final Results of Expedited Five–Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders, 70 FR 67662 (November 8, 2005). On July 25, 2006, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded carbon steel pipe from Taiwan, and the antidumping duty order on circular welded non–alloy pipes and tubes from Taiwan, would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Certain Pipe and Tube from Argentina, Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey, 71 FR 42118 (July 25, 2006) and USITC Publication 3867 (July 2006) (Inv. Nos. 701–TA–253 and 731–TA–132, 252, 271, 409–410, 532–534, and 536) (Second Review)). As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of these antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty orders on certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan (A– 583–008) and circular welded non–alloy pipe from Taiwan (A–583–814). U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of these orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this Notice of Continuation. Pursuant to sections 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6)(A) of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:58 Aug 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five–year reviews of these orders not later than July 2011. These five–year (sunset) reviews and notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: August 7, 2006. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–13272 Filed 8–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–588–857) Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe From Japan Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In accordance with section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and section 351.216(b) of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (‘‘the Department’’) regulations, American Steel Pipe Division of the American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Berg Steel Pipe, and Stupp Corporation, (collectively ‘‘petitioners’’) filed a request for a changed circumstances review to amend the scope of the order of the antidumping order on welded large diameter line pipe (‘‘LDLP’’) from Japan. In response to this request, the Department is initiating a changed circumstance review to determine whether to partially revoke the order with respect to LDLP from Japan as described below. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 14, 2006 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelali Elouaradia or Judy Lao, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1374 and (202) 482–7924, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 6, 2001, the Department published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on large diameter welded line pipe (‘‘LDLP’’) from Japan. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan (66 FR 63368) December 6, 2001; see also Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe From PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Japan: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, (67 FR 64870) October 22, 2002, revoking the order with respect to certain merchandise as described in the ‘‘Scope of the Order’’ section of this notice, for which there was no interest in continuation of the order. On July 17, 2006, petitioners requested a changed circumstances review indicating they no longer have an interest in the following product being subject to the order: API grade X– 80 having an outside diameter of 21 inches and wall thickness of 0.625 inch of more. Scope of Order The product covered by this antidumping order is certain welded carbon and alloy line pipe, of circular cross section and with an outside diameter greater than 16 inches, but less than 64 inches, in diameter, whether or not stenciled. This product is normally produced according to American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications, including grades A25, A, B, and X grades ranging from X42 to X80, but can also be produced to other specifications. The product currently is classified under U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS) item numbers 7305.11.10.30, 7305.11.10.60, 7305.11.50.00, 7305.12.10.30, 7305.12.10.60, 7305.12.50.00, 7305.19.10.30, 7305.19.10.60, and 7305.19.50.00. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. Specifically not included within the scope of this investigation is American Water Works Association (AWWA) specification water and sewage pipe, and the following size/grade combinations of line pipe: —Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 18 inches and less than or equal to 22 inches, with a wall thickness measuring 0.750 inch or greater, regardless of grade. —Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 24 inches and less than 30 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.875 inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.750 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.688 inches in grades X60 or greater. —Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 30 inches and less than 36 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.250 inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.000 inches in grades X52 through X56, and E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 156 / Monday, August 14, 2006 / Notices with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.875 inches in grades X60 or greater. —Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 36 inches and less than 42 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.375 inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.250 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.125 inches in grades X60 or greater. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES —Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 42 inches and less than 64 inches, with a wall thickness measuring greater than 1.500 inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.375 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.250 inches in grades X60 or greater. —Having an outside diameter equal to 48 inches, with a wall thickness measuring 1.0 inch or greater, in grades X–80 or greater. —Having an outside diameter of 48 inches to and including 52 inches, and with a wall thickness of 0.90 inch or more in grade X–80. —Having an outsides diameter of 48 inches to and including 52 inches, and with a wall thickness of 0.54 inch or more in grade X100. Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act, the Department will conduct a changed circumstances review upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from an interested party for a review of an AD duty order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order. As noted above, on July 17, 2006, petitioners requested, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(b), that the Department revoke the order with respect to API grade X–80 having an outside diameter of 21 inches, and with a wall thickness of 0.625 inch or more because they lack interest in continuation of the order with respect to this product. Therefore, pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b), we are initiating a changed circumstances review. Although petitioners have expressed a lack of interest in the order with respect to the product in question, they did not claim that they represent substantially all of the production of the domestic like product, nor has the Department made such a determination. Therefore, the Department is not, at this time, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:58 Aug 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 preliminarily revoking the AD order with respect to the product in question pursuant to 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i). Interested parties are invited to comment on this initiation, or to demonstrate whether petitioners, other domestic interested parties, or other producers of LDLP account for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product. Public Comment Interested parties may submit comments that the Department will take into account in the preliminary results of this review. The due date for filing any such comments is no later than 15 days after publication of this notice. Responses to those comments may be submitted not later than seven days following submission of the comments. All written comments must be submitted in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303. The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of preliminary results of changed circumstances reviews in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and 351.221(c)(3)(i), which will set forth the Department’s preliminary factual and legal conclusions. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(ii), interested parties will have an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. The Department will issue its final result of review in accordance with the time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.216(e). This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and of the Act and section 351.221(b) of the Department’s regulations. Dated: August 7, 2006. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–13271 Filed 8–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 080906C] Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC); Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Workshop National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public workshop. AGENCY: The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, the PSMFC Recreational Fisheries Information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46449 Network (RecFIN) Technical Committee, and the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) are hosting a workshop on the RecFIN data system which is open to the public. DATES: The RecFIN workshop will begin at 1:15 p.m., Monday, August 28, 2006. The workshop will continue through Thursday, August 31, 2006 beginning at 8:30 a.m. every morning. The meetings will end at 5 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business. ADDRESSES: The RecFIN workshop will be held at the Marriott Residence Inn, Downtown at River Place, 2115 SW River Parkway, Portland, OR 97201; telephone: (503) 552–9500. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Russell Porter, PSMFC; telephone: (503) 595–3100; or Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the RecFIN workshop is for members of the various RecFIN Committees, Council Management/ Technical Team representatives, Council Advisory Panel representatives, Council Scientific and Statistical Committee representatives, NOAA Fisheries and other agency stock assessment biologists, and the general public to discuss improvements to the RecFIN data system to best aid fishery managers, assessment scientists, and other users of the RecFIN data system. The workshop participant’s role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the Council and PSMFC at future meetings. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the workshop agenda may come before the RecFIN workshop participants for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal workshop action during this meeting. RecFIN workshop action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the RecFIN workshop participants’ intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-588-857)


Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: 
Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe From Japan

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

SUMMARY: In accordance with section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (``the Act''), and section 351.216(b) of the U.S. Department 
of Commerce's (``the Department'') regulations, American Steel Pipe 
Division of the American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Berg Steel Pipe, and 
Stupp Corporation, (collectively ``petitioners'') filed a request for a 
changed circumstances review to amend the scope of the order of the 
antidumping order on welded large diameter line pipe (``LDLP'') from 
Japan. In response to this request, the Department is initiating a 
changed circumstance review to determine whether to partially revoke 
the order with respect to LDLP from Japan as described below.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 14, 2006

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelali Elouaradia or Judy Lao, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1374 and (202) 482-7924, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 6, 2001, the Department published in the Federal 
Register the antidumping duty order on large diameter welded line pipe 
(``LDLP'') from Japan. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Welded 
Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan (66 FR 63368) December 6, 2001; see 
also Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe From Japan: Final Results 
of Changed Circumstances Review, (67 FR 64870) October 22, 2002, 
revoking the order with respect to certain merchandise as described in 
the ``Scope of the Order'' section of this notice, for which there was 
no interest in continuation of the order. On July 17, 2006, petitioners 
requested a changed circumstances review indicating they no longer have 
an interest in the following product being subject to the order: API 
grade X-80 having an outside diameter of 21 inches and wall thickness 
of 0.625 inch of more.

Scope of Order

    The product covered by this antidumping order is certain welded 
carbon and alloy line pipe, of circular cross section and with an 
outside diameter greater than 16 inches, but less than 64 inches, in 
diameter, whether or not stenciled. This product is normally produced 
according to American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications, 
including grades A25, A, B, and X grades ranging from X42 to X80, but 
can also be produced to other specifications. The product currently is 
classified under U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS) item numbers 
7305.11.10.30, 7305.11.10.60, 7305.11.50.00, 7305.12.10.30, 
7305.12.10.60, 7305.12.50.00, 7305.19.10.30, 7305.19.10.60, and 
7305.19.50.00. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope 
is dispositive. Specifically not included within the scope of this 
investigation is American Water Works Association (AWWA) specification 
water and sewage pipe, and the following size/grade combinations of 
line pipe:
--Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 18 inches and 
less than or equal to 22 inches, with a wall thickness measuring 0.750 
inch or greater, regardless of grade.
--Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 24 inches and 
less than 30 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.875 
inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater 
than 0.750 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness 
measuring greater than 0.688 inches in grades X60 or greater.
--Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 30 inches and 
less than 36 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.250 
inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater 
than 1.000 inches in grades X52 through X56, and

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with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.875 inches in grades X60 
or greater.
--Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 36 inches and 
less than 42 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.375 
inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater 
than 1.250 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness 
measuring greater than 1.125 inches in grades X60 or greater.
--Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 42 inches and 
less than 64 inches, with a wall thickness measuring greater than 1.500 
inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater 
than 1.375 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness 
measuring greater than 1.250 inches in grades X60 or greater.
--Having an outside diameter equal to 48 inches, with a wall thickness 
measuring 1.0 inch or greater, in grades X-80 or greater.
--Having an outside diameter of 48 inches to and including 52 inches, 
and with a wall thickness of 0.90 inch or more in grade X-80.
--Having an outsides diameter of 48 inches to and including 52 inches, 
and with a wall thickness of 0.54 inch or more in grade X100.

Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review

    Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act, the Department will 
conduct a changed circumstances review upon receipt of information 
concerning, or a request from an interested party for a review of an AD 
duty order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a 
review of the order. As noted above, on July 17, 2006, petitioners 
requested, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(b), that the Department 
revoke the order with respect to API grade X-80 having an outside 
diameter of 21 inches, and with a wall thickness of 0.625 inch or more 
because they lack interest in continuation of the order with respect to 
this product. Therefore, pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.216(b), we are initiating a changed circumstances review. 
Although petitioners have expressed a lack of interest in the order 
with respect to the product in question, they did not claim that they 
represent substantially all of the production of the domestic like 
product, nor has the Department made such a determination. Therefore, 
the Department is not, at this time, preliminarily revoking the AD 
order with respect to the product in question pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.222(g)(1)(i). Interested parties are invited to comment on this 
initiation, or to demonstrate whether petitioners, other domestic 
interested parties, or other producers of LDLP account for 
substantially all of the production of the domestic like product.
    Public Comment
    Interested parties may submit comments that the Department will 
take into account in the preliminary results of this review. The due 
date for filing any such comments is no later than 15 days after 
publication of this notice. Responses to those comments may be 
submitted not later than seven days following submission of the 
comments. All written comments must be submitted in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.303.
    The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of 
preliminary results of changed circumstances reviews in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and 351.221(c)(3)(i), which will set forth the 
Department's preliminary factual and legal conclusions. Pursuant to 19 
CFR 351.221(b)(4)(ii), interested parties will have an opportunity to 
comment on the preliminary results. The Department will issue its final 
result of review in accordance with the time limits set forth in 19 CFR 
351.216(e).
    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 
of the Act and section 351.221(b) of the Department's regulations.

    Dated: August 7, 2006.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-13271 Filed 8-11-06; 8:45 am]
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