Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Taiwan, and Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Taiwan, 46447-46448 [E6-13272]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 156 / Monday, August 14, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Forest Service International Trade Administration Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee (A–583–008, A–583–814) AGENCY: ACTION: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Taiwan, and Circular Welded Non– Alloy Steel Pipe from Taiwan Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Willows, California. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Introductions, (2) Approval of Minutes, (3) Public Comment, (4) Project Proposals/Possible Action, (5) General Discussion, (6) Next Agenda. The meeting will be held on August 28, 2006, from 1:30 p.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Mendocino National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988. Individuals wishing to speak or propose agenda items must send their name and proposals to Tricia Christofferson, Acting DFO, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobbin Gaddini, Committee Coordinator, USDA, Mendocino National Forest, Grindstone Ranger District, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95939. (530) 934–1268; E-mail: ggaddini@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Orders The meeting is open to the public. Committee discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Committee members. However, persons who wish to bring matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Public input sessions will be provided and individuals who made written requests by August 24, 2006 will have the opportunity to address the committee at those sessions. Dated: August 8, 2006. Tricia Christofferson, Acting Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 06–6893 Filed 8–11–06; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3410–11–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:58 Aug 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan, and circular welded non–alloy steel pipe from Taiwan, would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, the Department is publishing notice of continuation of these antidumping duty orders. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 14, 2006 CONTACT INFORMATION: Martha Douthit or Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone:(202) 482–5050 or (202) 482– 1391, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Taiwan - (A–583– 008) Imports covered by this antidumping duty order are shipments of certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes. The Department defines such merchandise as welded carbon steel pipes and tubes of circular cross section, with walls not thinner than 0.065 inch and 0.375 inch or more but not over 4 1/2 inches in outside diameter. These products are commonly referred to as ‘‘standard pipe’’ and are produced to various American Society for Testing Materials Specifications, most notably A–53, A–120, or A–135. Standard pipe is currently classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, and 7306.30.5055. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under this antidumping duty order is dispositive. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46447 Circular Welded Non–Alloy Steel Pipe from Taiwan- (A–583–814) The products covered by this order are: (1) Circular welded non–alloy steel pipes and tubes, of circular cross– section over 114.3 millimeters (4.5 inches), but not over 406.4 millimeters (16 inches) in outside diameter, with a wall thickness of 1.65 millimeters (0.065 inches) or more, regardless of surface finish (black, galvanized, or painted), or end finish (plain end, bevelled end, threaded, or threaded and coupled); and (2) circular welded non–alloy steel pipes and tubes, of circular cross– section less than 406.4 millimeters (16 inches), with a wall thickness of less than 1.65 millimeters (0.065 inches), regardless of surface finish (black, galvanized, or painted) or end finish (plain end, bevelled end, threaded, or threaded and coupled). These pipes and tubes are generally known as standard pipes and tubes and are intended for the low pressure conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, air, and other liquids and gases in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, automatic sprinkler systems, and other related uses, and generally meet ASTM A–53 specifications. Standard pipe may also be used for light load–bearing applications, such as for fence tubing, and as structural pipe tubing used for framing and support members for construction or load–bearing purposes in the construction, shipbuilding, trucking, farm equipment, and related industries. Unfinished conduit pipe is also included in these orders. All carbon steel pipes and tubes within the physical description outlined above are included within the scope of this order, except line pipe, oil country tubular goods, boiler tubing, mechanical tubing, pipe and tube hollows for redraws, finished scaffolding, and finished conduit. Standard pipe that is dual or triple certified/stenciled that enters the U.S. as line pipe of a kind used for oil and gas pipelines is also not included in this order. Imports of the products covered by this order are currently classifiable under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheadings: 7306.30.10.00, 7306.30,50.25, 7306.30.50.32, 7306.30.50.40, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.85, 7306.30.50.90. Although the HTS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of these proceedings is dispositive. Background On July 5, 2005, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-583-008, A-583-814)


Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Circular 
Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Taiwan, and Circular Welded 
Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Taiwan

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) 
that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain circular 
welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan, and circular welded 
non-alloy steel pipe from Taiwan, would likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping, the Department is publishing notice of 
continuation of these antidumping duty orders.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 14, 2006

CONTACT INFORMATION: Martha Douthit or Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone:(202) 482-5050 
or (202) 482-1391, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Orders

Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Taiwan - (A-
583-008)

    Imports covered by this antidumping duty order are shipments of 
certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes. The Department 
defines such merchandise as welded carbon steel pipes and tubes of 
circular cross section, with walls not thinner than 0.065 inch and 
0.375 inch or more but not over 4 1/2 inches in outside diameter. These 
products are commonly referred to as ``standard pipe'' and are produced 
to various American Society for Testing Materials Specifications, most 
notably A-53, A-120, or A-135. Standard pipe is currently classified 
under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item 
numbers 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, and 7306.30.5055. 
Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the merchandise under this 
antidumping duty order is dispositive.

Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Taiwan- (A-583-814)

    The products covered by this order are: (1) Circular welded non-
alloy steel pipes and tubes, of circular cross-section over 114.3 
millimeters (4.5 inches), but not over 406.4 millimeters (16 inches) in 
outside diameter, with a wall thickness of 1.65 millimeters (0.065 
inches) or more, regardless of surface finish (black, galvanized, or 
painted), or end finish (plain end, bevelled end, threaded, or threaded 
and coupled); and (2) circular welded non-alloy steel pipes and tubes, 
of circular cross-section less than 406.4 millimeters (16 inches), with 
a wall thickness of less than 1.65 millimeters (0.065 inches), 
regardless of surface finish (black, galvanized, or painted) or end 
finish (plain end, bevelled end, threaded, or threaded and coupled). 
These pipes and tubes are generally known as standard pipes and tubes 
and are intended for the low pressure conveyance of water, steam, 
natural gas, air, and other liquids and gases in plumbing and heating 
systems, air conditioning units, automatic sprinkler systems, and other 
related uses, and generally meet ASTM A-53 specifications. Standard 
pipe may also be used for light load-bearing applications, such as for 
fence tubing, and as structural pipe tubing used for framing and 
support members for construction or load-bearing purposes in the 
construction, shipbuilding, trucking, farm equipment, and related 
industries. Unfinished conduit pipe is also included in these orders. 
All carbon steel pipes and tubes within the physical description 
outlined above are included within the scope of this order, except line 
pipe, oil country tubular goods, boiler tubing, mechanical tubing, pipe 
and tube hollows for redraws, finished scaffolding, and finished 
conduit. Standard pipe that is dual or triple certified/stenciled that 
enters the U.S. as line pipe of a kind used for oil and gas pipelines 
is also not included in this order. Imports of the products covered by 
this order are currently classifiable under the following Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheadings: 7306.30.10.00, 7306.30,50.25, 
7306.30.50.32, 7306.30.50.40, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.85, 
7306.30.50.90. Although the HTS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope 
of these proceedings is dispositive.

Background

    On July 5, 2005, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted 
sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders

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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 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]
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