Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Notice of Intent to Revoke the Order in Part: Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan, 54470-54472 [E6-15357]

Download as PDF 54470 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 179 / Friday, September 15, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Background On June 1, 2005, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof from the PRC and ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five–Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 31423 (June 1, 2005), and Certain Bearings From China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, 70 FR 31531 (June 1, 2005). As a result of its reviews, the Department found that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the orders to be revoked. See Tapered Roller Bearings from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 70 FR 58383 (October 6, 2005), Antifriction Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom; Five–Year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final Results, 70 FR 58183 (October 5, 2005), Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from Japan and Singapore; Five–year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final Results, 71 FR 26321 (May 4, 2006), and Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from Japan; Five–year Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order; Amended Final Results, 71 FR 30378 (May 26, 2006). On August 3, 2006, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof from the PRC and ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Certain Bearings From China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, 71 FR 51850 (August 31, 2006), and ITC Publication 3876 (August 2006) (Investigation Nos. 731– TA–344, 391–A, 392–A and C, 393–A, 394–A, 396, and 399–A (Second Review)). Scope of the Orders Tapered Roller Bearings: Imports covered by this order are shipments of tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished, from the PRC; flange, take up cartridge, and hanger VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:51 Sep 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 units incorporating tapered roller bearings; and tapered roller housings (except pillow blocks) incorporating tapered rollers, with or without spindles, whether or not for automotive use. These products are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 8482.20.00, 8482.91.00.50, 8482.99.30, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.30.80, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.80, 8708.99.80.15 and 8708.99.80.80. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Ball Bearings: The products covered by these orders are ball bearings and parts thereof. These products include all bearings that employ balls as the rolling element. Imports of these products are classified under the following categories: antifriction balls, ball bearings with integral shafts, ball bearings (including radial ball bearings) and parts thereof, and housed or mounted ball bearing units and parts thereof. Imports of these products are classified under the following HTSUS subheadings: 3926.90.45, 4016.93.00, 4016.93.10, 4016.93.50, 6909.19.5010, 8431.20.00, 8431.39.0010, 8482.10.10, 8482.10.50, 8482.80.00, 8482.91.00, 8482.99.05, 8482.99.2580, 8482.99.35, 8482.99.6595, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.50.8040, 8483.50.90, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.70, 8708.50.50, 8708.60.50, 8708.60.80, 8708.70.6060, 8708.70.8050, 8708.93.30, 8708.93.5000, 8708.93.6000, 8708.93.75, 8708.99.06, 8708.99.31, 8708.99.4960, 8708.99.50, 8708.99.5800, 8708.99.8080, 8803.10.00, 8803.20.00, 8803.30.00, 8803.90.30, and 8803.90.90. Although the HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes, written descriptions of the scope of these orders remain dispositive. The size or precision grade of a bearing does not influence whether the bearing is covered by one of the orders. These orders cover all the subject bearings and parts thereof (inner race, outer race, cage, rollers, balls, seals, shields, etc.) outlined above with certain limitations. With regard to finished parts, all such parts are included in the scope of the these orders. For unfinished parts, such parts are included if (1) they have been heat– treated, or (2) heat treatment is not required to be performed on the part. Thus, the only unfinished parts that are not covered by these orders are those that will be subject to heat treatment after importation. The ultimate PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 application of a bearing also does not influence whether the bearing is covered by the orders. Bearings designed for highly specialized applications are not excluded. Any of the subject bearings, regardless of whether they may ultimately be utilized in aircraft, automobiles, or other equipment, are within the scope of these orders. For a listing of scope determinations that pertain to the ball bearings orders, see the ‘‘Scope Determination’’ Memorandum (‘‘Scope Memorandum’’) from the Antifriction Bearings Team to Laurie Parkhill, dated March 2, 2006. The Scope Memorandum is on file in the Central Records Unit, Main Commerce Building, Room B–099, in the General Issues record (A–100–001) for the 2004/2005 reviews. Determination As a result of the determinations by the Department and ITC that revocation of these antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to sections 751(d)(2)(A) and (B) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty orders on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof from the PRC and ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. 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) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five–year reviews of these orders not later than July 2011. These sunset reviews and this continuation notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and are published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 7, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–15355 Filed 9–14–06; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 179 / Friday, September 15, 2006 / Notices Round Agreements Act. In addition, unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the Department’s regulations are to the regulations as codified at 19 C.F.R. Part 351 (2002). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–588–857 Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Notice of Intent to Revoke the Order in Part: Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 14, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published a notice of initiation of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on welded large diameter line pipe (‘‘LDLP’’) from Japan with respect to excluding certain LDLP as described below from the order. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe From Japan, 71 FR 46448 (August 14, 2006), (‘‘Notice of Initiation’’). In our Notice of Initiation, we invited parties to comment on the request to exclude certain LDLP (‘‘product in question’’), as described below. The Department received no comments. Absent any comments, the Department preliminarily concludes that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to which this order pertains lack interest in the relief provided by this order with respect to the product in question. Therefore, the Department preliminarily concludes that it is appropriate to revoke this order, in part, with respect to all future entries for consumption of certain welded LDLP, as described below, which would become effective on the date of publication of the final results of this review. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 15, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Lao or Abdelali Elouaradia, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–7924 and (202) 482–1374, respectively. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES The Applicable Statute and Regulations Unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the statute are references to the provisions effective January 1, 1995, the effective date of the amendments made to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), by the Uruguay VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:51 Sep 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 Background On December 6, 2001, the Department published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on certain welded large diameter line pipe from Japan. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Welded Large Diamter 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), which revoked the order with respect to certain merchandise as described in the ‘‘Scope of the Order’’ section of this notice. On July 17, 2006, American Steel Pipe Division of the American Cast Iron Company, Berg Steel Pipe, and Stupp Corporation, (collectively, ‘‘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 or more inches. See Letter from Petitioners to the Department, regarding large diameter welded line pipe from Japan, (July 17, 2006). In response to the request made by petitioners, the Department published the Notice of Initiation on August 14, 2006. In the notice, we indicated that interested parties could submit comments for consideration in the Department’s preliminary results. We did not receive any comments from interested parties. Scope of the 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 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54471 scope is dispositive. Specifically not included within the scope of this order 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 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. Scope of Changed Circumstances Review The products subject to this changed circumstances review are LDLP from Japan with an API grade X–80 having an E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 54472 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 179 / Friday, September 15, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES outside diameter of 21 inches and wall thickness of 0.625 or more inches. Preliminary Results of Review and Intent to Revoke in Part the Antidumping Duty Order Pursuant to section 751(d)(1) of the Act, the Department may revoke an antidumping or countervailing duty order, in whole or in part, based on a review under section 751(b) of the Act (i.e., a changed circumstances review). Section 751(b)(1) of the Act requires a changed circumstances review to be conducted upon receipt of a request which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review. Section 351.222(g)(1) of the Department’s regulations provides that the Department may revoke an order (in whole or in part) based on changed circumstances, if it determines that: (i) producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to which the order (or part of the order to be revoked) pertains have expressed a lack of interest in the relief provided by the order, in whole or in part, or (ii) other changed circumstances are sufficient to warrant revocation exist. Taking into consideration that (1) the petitioners have uniformly expressed that they do not want relief with respect to this particular product, and that (2) there have been no contrary expressions from the remainder of the known LDLP producers, we are notifying the public of our intent to revoke, in part, certain welded large diameter line pipe from Japan. Interested parties wishing to comment on these preliminary results may submit briefs to the Department no later than 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Parties will have 7 days subsequent to this due date to submit rebuttal comments, limited to the issues raised in those briefs. Parties who submit briefs or rebuttal comments in this proceeding are requested to submit with each argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument (no longer than five pages, including footnotes). Any requests for hearing must be filed within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. All written comments must be submitted in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303, with the exception that only three (3) copies for each case need be served on the Department. Any comments must also be served on all interested parties on the Department’s service list, which is available on our website (http://ia.ita.doc.gov/apo/ index.html). The Department will issue its final results in this changed circumstances review as soon as VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:51 Sep 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 practicable following the above comment period, but not later than 270 days after the date on which the changed circumstances review was initiated, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e), and will publish the results in the Federal Register. If the final partial revocation occurs, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to discontinue the suspension of liquidation for all future entries of merchandise covered by the revocation, and to release any cash deposits or bonds pursuant to 19 CFR 351.222(g)(4). The current requirement for a cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties on all subject merchandise will continue unless and until it is modified pursuant to the final results of this changed circumstances review. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-588-857


Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances 
Review and Notice of Intent to Revoke the Order in Part: Certain Welded 
Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On August 14, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published a notice of initiation of a changed 
circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on welded large 
diameter line pipe (``LDLP'') from Japan with respect to excluding 
certain LDLP as described below from the order. See Initiation of 
Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Welded Large 
Diameter Line Pipe From Japan, 71 FR 46448 (August 14, 2006), (``Notice 
of Initiation''). In our Notice of Initiation, we invited parties to 
comment on the request to exclude certain LDLP (``product in 
question''), as described below. The Department received no comments.
    Absent any comments, the Department preliminarily concludes that 
producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the 
domestic like product to which this order pertains lack interest in the 
relief provided by this order with respect to the product in question. 
Therefore, the Department preliminarily concludes that it is 
appropriate to revoke this order, in part, with respect to all future 
entries for consumption of certain welded LDLP, as described below, 
which would become effective on the date of publication of the final 
results of this review.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 15, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Lao or Abdelali Elouaradia, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
7924 and (202) 482-1374, respectively.

The Applicable Statute and Regulations

    Unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the statute are 
references to the provisions effective January 1, 1995, the effective 
date of the amendments made to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act''), by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. In addition, unless 
otherwise indicated, all citations to the Department's regulations are 
to the regulations as codified at 19 C.F.R. Part 351 (2002).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 6, 2001, the Department published in the Federal 
Register the antidumping duty order on certain welded large diameter 
line pipe from Japan. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain 
Welded Large Diamter 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), which revoked the order with respect to certain merchandise as 
described in the ``Scope of the Order'' section of this notice. On July 
17, 2006, American Steel Pipe Division of the American Cast Iron 
Company, Berg Steel Pipe, and Stupp Corporation, (collectively, 
``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 or more inches. See Letter from Petitioners 
to the Department, regarding large diameter welded line pipe from 
Japan, (July 17, 2006). In response to the request made by petitioners, 
the Department published the Notice of Initiation on August 14, 2006. 
In the notice, we indicated that interested parties could submit 
comments for consideration in the Department's preliminary results. We 
did not receive any comments from interested parties.

Scope of the 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 
order 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 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.

Scope of Changed Circumstances Review

    The products subject to this changed circumstances review are LDLP 
from Japan with an API grade X-80 having an

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outside diameter of 21 inches and wall thickness of 0.625 or more 
inches.

Preliminary Results of Review and Intent to Revoke in Part the 
Antidumping Duty Order

    Pursuant to section 751(d)(1) of the Act, the Department may revoke 
an antidumping or countervailing duty order, in whole or in part, based 
on a review under section 751(b) of the Act (i.e., a changed 
circumstances review). Section 751(b)(1) of the Act requires a changed 
circumstances review to be conducted upon receipt of a request which 
shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review. Section 
351.222(g)(1) of the Department's regulations provides that the 
Department may revoke an order (in whole or in part) based on changed 
circumstances, if it determines that: (i) producers accounting for 
substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to 
which the order (or part of the order to be revoked) pertains have 
expressed a lack of interest in the relief provided by the order, in 
whole or in part, or (ii) other changed circumstances are sufficient to 
warrant revocation exist. Taking into consideration that (1) the 
petitioners have uniformly expressed that they do not want relief with 
respect to this particular product, and that (2) there have been no 
contrary expressions from the remainder of the known LDLP producers, we 
are notifying the public of our intent to revoke, in part, certain 
welded large diameter line pipe from Japan.
    Interested parties wishing to comment on these preliminary results 
may submit briefs to the Department no later than 15 days after the 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Parties will have 7 
days subsequent to this due date to submit rebuttal comments, limited 
to the issues raised in those briefs. Parties who submit briefs or 
rebuttal comments in this proceeding are requested to submit with each 
argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the 
argument (no longer than five pages, including footnotes). Any requests 
for hearing must be filed within 30 days of the publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register.
    All written comments must be submitted in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.303, with the exception that only three (3) copies for each case 
need be served on the Department. Any comments must also be served on 
all interested parties on the Department's service list, which is 
available on our website (http://ia.ita.doc.gov/apo/index.html). The 
Department will issue its final results in this changed circumstances 
review as soon as practicable following the above comment period, but 
not later than 270 days after the date on which the changed 
circumstances review was initiated, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.216(e), and will publish the results in the Federal Register. If 
the final partial revocation occurs, the Department will instruct U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection to discontinue the suspension of 
liquidation for all future entries of merchandise covered by the 
revocation, and to release any cash deposits or bonds pursuant to 19 
CFR 351.222(g)(4). The current requirement for a cash deposit of 
estimated antidumping duties on all subject merchandise will continue 
unless and until it is modified pursuant to the final results of this 
changed circumstances review.
    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 
777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.222.

    Dated: September 11, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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