Oil Country Tubular Goods from Japan: Final Results and Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 55166-55167 [06-7797]

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VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:30 Sep 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 Entered this 12th day of September, 2006. Darryl W. Jackson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement. [FR Doc. 06–7876 Filed 9–20–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE. BILLING CODE 3510–DT–M Oil Country Tubular Goods from Japan: Final Results and Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Announcement of Performance Review Board Members Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice. SUMMARY: 5 CFR 430.310 requires agencies to publish notice of Performance Review Board appointees in the Federal Register before their service begins. This notice announces the names of the members of the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Performance Review Board. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gay Shrum, Director of Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, at (202) 482–1058, Room 6622, Washington, DC 20230. The purpose of the Performance Review Board is to review and make recommendations to the appointing authority on performance management issues such as appraisals, bonuses, pay level increases, and Presidential Rank Awards for members of the Senior Executive Service. The Acting Under Secretary for Industry and Security, Mark Foulon, has named the following executives to be appointed to the Bureau of Industry and Security Performance Review Board: 1. Matthew Borman, Deputy Under Secretary for Export Administration (new). 2. Wendy Wysong, Deputy Under Secretary for Export Enforcement (new). 3. Dawn Leaf, Chief Information Officer (new). 4. Gay Shrum , Director of Administration (new). 5. John Phalen, Director, Office of Management and Organization, Department of Commerce (Outside Reviewer new). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 15, 2006. Mark Foulon, Acting Under Secretary for Industry and Security. [FR Doc. 06–7934 Filed 9–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A–588–835 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce SUMMARY: On June 22, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the notice of intent to rescind the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) from Japan. This review covers four manufactures/ exporters: JFE Steel Corporation (JFE), Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon), NKK Tubes (NKK) and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (SMI). The period of review (POR) covers sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the period August 1, 2004 throughJuly 31, 2005. We provided interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the notice of intent to rescind this administrative review. However, we received no comments from interested parties. Consequently, no changes have been made to the preliminary results of the review. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 21, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley or Jun Jack Zhao, 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) 482–3148 or (202) 482– 1396, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 22, 2006, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of intent to rescind the antidumping duty administrative review of the antidumping duty order on OCTG from Japan. See Oil Country Tubular Goods from Japan: Notice of Intent to Rescind Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 35865 (June 22, 2006) (Preliminary Results). No interested parties filed case briefs in response to the Department’s invitation to comment on the Preliminary Results. AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security ACTION: International Trade Administration Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order consists of oil country tubular goods, hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing, tubing, and drill pipe, of iron (other E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 183 / Thursday, September 21, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non–API specifications, whether finished or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products). This scope does not cover casing, tubing, or drill pipe containing 10.5 percent or more of chromium. The products subject to this order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7304.21.30.00, 7304.21.60.30, 7304.21.60.45, 7304.21.60.60, 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.30.10, 7304.29.30.20, 7304.29.30.30, 7304.29.30.40, 7304.29.30.50, 7304.29.30.60, 7304.29.30.80, 7304.29.40.10, 7304.29.40.20, 7304.29.40.30, 7304.29.40.40, 7304.29.40.50, 7304.29.40.60, 7304.29.40.80, 7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.60.15, 7304.29.60.30, 7304.29.60.45, 7304.29.60.60, 7304.29.60.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.20.10.30, 7306.20.10.90, 7306.20.20.00, 7306.20.30.00, 7306.20.40.00, 7306.20.60.10, 7306.20.60.50, 7306.20.80.10, and 7306.20.80.50. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Final Results of Review As stated in the Preliminary Results, the Department determined that JFE and NKK had no shipments of subject merchandise, and that Nippon and SMI had no reviewable sales of subject merchandise during the POR. Although our review of data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) showed that there were entries during the POR of merchandise produced by Nippon and SMI, based on information and documentation submitted by Nippon and SMI, we determined that those entries were either made by unaffiliated resellers without the knowledge of either Nippon or SMI, or were sample merchandise. As such, they are not subject to the administrative review of Nippon and SMI. See memorandum from Jun Jack Zhao to Barbara E. Tillman through Dana Mermelstein, Analysis Memorandum regarding the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:30 Sep 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Oil Country Tubular Goods from Japan (A–588–835), dated June 15, 2006. We did not receive comments from any of the interested parties on the Preliminary Results. Accordingly, we do not have any reason to reconsider our preliminary decision. Therefore, consistent with the Department’s preliminary results of this review, and in accordance with 19 CFR § 351.213(d)(3), we are rescinding the review with respect to all four companies. Duty Assessment The Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries, pursuant to 19 CFR § 351.212(b). We will direct CBP to liquidate any entries of subject merchandise manufactured by JFE, Nippon, NKK, SMI, and entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during the POR, at the ‘‘all others’’ rate, 44.20 percent, in accordance with the Department’s clarification of its assessment regulation, as the sale of any such entries were made by intermediary companies (e.g., resellers) not covered in this review, a prior review, or the less than fair value (LTFV) investigation. See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954(May 6, 2003). The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP within 15 days of publication of these final results of review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit rates will be effective with respect to all shipments of OCTG from Japan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results, as provided for by section 751(a)(1) of the Act: (1) for all four companies, JFE, NKK, Nippon and SMI, the cash deposit rate will remain unchanged and will be the company– specific rate established for the most recent period; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will be the company–specific rate established for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the LTFV investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the subject merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer is a firm covered by this review, a prior review, or the LTFV PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55167 investigation, the cash deposit rate shall be the ‘‘all others’’ rate established in the LTFV investigation, which is 44.20 percent. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Oil Country Tubular Goods from Japan, 60 FR 155 (August 11, 1995). These deposit rates, when imposed, shall remain in effect until publication of the final results of the next administrative review. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under19 CFR § 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR § 351.305. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is herebyrequested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation that is subject to sanction. This administrative review and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 13, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 06–7797 Filed 9–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration University of Alabama, et al., Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty–Free Entry of Electron Microscopes This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89– 651, 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.

International Trade Administration

A-588-835


Oil Country Tubular Goods from Japan: Final Results and 
Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce
SUMMARY: On June 22, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published in the Federal Register the notice of intent to rescind the 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Oil Country 
Tubular Goods (OCTG) from Japan. This review covers four manufactures/
exporters: JFE Steel Corporation (JFE), Nippon Steel Corporation 
(Nippon), NKK Tubes (NKK) and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (SMI). 
The period of review (POR) covers sales of subject merchandise to the 
United States during the period August 1, 2004 throughJuly 31, 2005.
    We provided interested parties with an opportunity to comment on 
the notice of intent to rescind this administrative review. However, we 
received no comments from interested parties. Consequently, no changes 
have been made to the preliminary results of the review.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 21, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley or Jun Jack Zhao, 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-
3148 or (202) 482-1396, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 22, 2006, the Department published 
in the Federal Register a notice of intent to rescind the antidumping 
duty administrative review of the antidumping duty order on OCTG from 
Japan. See Oil Country Tubular Goods from Japan: Notice of Intent to 
Rescind Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 35865 (June 22, 
2006) (Preliminary Results). No interested parties filed case briefs in 
response to the Department's invitation to comment on the Preliminary 
Results.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order consists of oil country 
tubular goods, hollow steel products of circular cross-section, 
including oil well casing, tubing, and drill pipe, of iron (other

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than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or 
welded, whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) 
or non-API specifications, whether finished or unfinished (including 
green tubes and limited service OCTG products). This scope does not 
cover casing, tubing, or drill pipe containing 10.5 percent or more of 
chromium. The products subject to this order are currently classified 
in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
item numbers: 7304.21.30.00, 7304.21.60.30, 7304.21.60.45, 
7304.21.60.60, 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 
7304.29.10.40, 7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 
7304.29.20.10, 7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 
7304.29.20.50, 7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.30.10, 
7304.29.30.20, 7304.29.30.30, 7304.29.30.40, 7304.29.30.50, 
7304.29.30.60, 7304.29.30.80, 7304.29.40.10, 7304.29.40.20, 
7304.29.40.30, 7304.29.40.40, 7304.29.40.50, 7304.29.40.60, 
7304.29.40.80, 7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 
7304.29.50.60, 7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.60.15, 7304.29.60.30, 
7304.29.60.45, 7304.29.60.60, 7304.29.60.75, 7305.20.20.00, 
7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.20.10.30, 
7306.20.10.90, 7306.20.20.00, 7306.20.30.00, 7306.20.40.00, 
7306.20.60.10, 7306.20.60.50, 7306.20.80.10, and 7306.20.80.50. 
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is 
dispositive.

Final Results of Review

    As stated in the Preliminary Results, the Department determined 
that JFE and NKK had no shipments of subject merchandise, and that 
Nippon and SMI had no reviewable sales of subject merchandise during 
the POR. Although our review of data from U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) showed that there were entries during the POR of 
merchandise produced by Nippon and SMI, based on information and 
documentation submitted by Nippon and SMI, we determined that those 
entries were either made by unaffiliated resellers without the 
knowledge of either Nippon or SMI, or were sample merchandise. As such, 
they are not subject to the administrative review of Nippon and SMI. 
See memorandum from Jun Jack Zhao to Barbara E. Tillman through Dana 
Mermelstein, Analysis Memorandum regarding the Administrative Review of 
the Antidumping Duty Order on Oil Country Tubular Goods from Japan (A-
588-835), dated June 15, 2006. We did not receive comments from any of 
the interested parties on the Preliminary Results. Accordingly, we do 
not have any reason to reconsider our preliminary decision. Therefore, 
consistent with the Department's preliminary results of this review, 
and in accordance with 19 CFR Sec.  351.213(d)(3), we are rescinding 
the review with respect to all four companies.

Duty Assessment

    The Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries, pursuant to 19 CFR Sec.  351.212(b). 
We will direct CBP to liquidate any entries of subject merchandise 
manufactured by JFE, Nippon, NKK, SMI, and entered or withdrawn from 
warehouse for consumption during the POR, at the ``all others'' rate, 
44.20 percent, in accordance with the Department's clarification of its 
assessment regulation, as the sale of any such entries were made by 
intermediary companies (e.g., resellers) not covered in this review, a 
prior review, or the less than fair value (LTFV) investigation. See 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of 
Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954(May 6, 2003). The Department will issue 
appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP within 15 days of 
publication of these final results of review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit rates will be effective with respect to 
all shipments of OCTG from Japan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results, 
as provided for by section 751(a)(1) of the Act: (1) for all four 
companies, JFE, NKK, Nippon and SMI, the cash deposit rate will remain 
unchanged and will be the company-specific rate established for the 
most recent period; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated 
companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will be the company-
specific rate established for the most recent period; (3) if the 
exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the 
LTFV investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will 
be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer 
of the subject merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the 
manufacturer is a firm covered by this review, a prior review, or the 
LTFV investigation, the cash deposit rate shall be the ``all others'' 
rate established in the LTFV investigation, which is 44.20 percent. See 
Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value 
and Antidumping Duty Order: Oil Country Tubular Goods from Japan, 60 FR 
155 (August 11, 1995). These deposit rates, when imposed, shall remain 
in effect until publication of the final results of the next 
administrative review.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under19 CFR Sec.  351.402(f) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR Sec.  351.305. Timely 
written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is herebyrequested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation that is 
subject to sanction.
    This administrative review and notice are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: September 13, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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