Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Belgium: Final Results of Full Sunset Review, 58585-58587 [E6-16390]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 4, 2006 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES we received a case brief from Duferco Coating SA and Sorral SA (collectively, ‘‘Duferco Sorral’’). We also received comments from the European Commission and from Sollac Atlantique, Sollac, Lorraine, Arcelor FCS Commercial, and Arcelor International America, LLC (‘‘respondent interested parties’’). On July 17, 2006, we received a rebuttal brief from United States Steel Corporation (‘‘domestic interested party’’). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order includes flat-rolled carbon steel products, of rectangular shape, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosionresistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, or iron-based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances in addition to the metallic coating, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers) and of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, or in straight lengths which, if of a thickness less than 4.75 millimeters, are of a width of 0.5 inch or greater and which measures at least 10 times the thickness or if of a thickness of 4.75 millimeters or more are of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness, as currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 7210.31.000, 7210.39.0000, 7210.41.000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0090, 7210.60.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.1000, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.21.0000, 7212.29.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7212.60.0000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7217.12.1000, 7217.13.1000, 7217.19.1000, 7217.19.5000, 7217.22.5000, 7217.23.5000, 7217.29.1000, 7217.29.5000, 7217.32.5000, 7217.33.5000, 7217.39.1000, 7217.33.5000, 7217.39.1000, and 7217.39.5000. Included in this order are flat-rolled products of non-rectangular crosssection where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’)—for example, products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges. Excluded from this order are flat-rolled steel products either plated or coated with tin, lead, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (‘‘terne plate’’), or both VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:45 Oct 03, 2006 Jkt 211001 58585 chromium and chromium oxides (‘‘tinfree steel’’), whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances in addition to the metallic coating. Excluded from this order are clad products in straight lengths of 0.1875 inch or more in composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness. Also excluded from this order are certain clad stainless flatrolled products, which are three-layered corrosion-resistant carbon steel flatrolled products less than 4.75 millimeters in composite thickness that consist of a carbon steel flat-rolled product clad on both sides with stainless steel in a 20%-60%-20% ratio. The HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description remains dispositive. information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Analysis of Comments Received All issued raised in this review are addressed in the Issue and Decision Memorandum (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’) from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Adminstration, to James C. Leonard, III, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated September 27, 2006, which is hereby adopted by this notice. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendation in this public memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit, Room B–099 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. International Trade Administration Final Results of Review The Department determines that revocation of the CVD order on corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from France is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of counteravailable subsidies at the following countervailing duty rate: Manufacturer/exporter Country-Wide Rate ............... Net subsidy margin (percent) 0.16 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 27, 2006. James C. Leonard, III, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 06–8485 Filed 10–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–05–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE C–423–806 Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Belgium: Final Results of Full Sunset Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cut–to-length carbon steel plate (CTL plate) from Belgium, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and adequate responses from respondent interested parties, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). On July 21, 2006, the Department published the preliminary results in this review and invited interested parties to comment on those results. See Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Cut–to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From Belgium, 71 FR 41424 (Preliminary Results). As a result of our analysis, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 4, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Carey, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 58586 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 4, 2006 / Notices Scope Of The Order The product subject to this CVD order includes hot–rolled carbon steel universal mill plates (i.e., flat–rolled products rolled on four faces or in a Background closed box pass, of a width exceeding On November 1, 2005, the Department 150 millimeters but not exceeding 1,250 initiated the second sunset review of the millimeters and of a thickness of not CVD order on CTL plate from Belgium, less than 4 millimeters, not in coils and pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. without patterns in relief), of See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) rectangular shape, neither clad, plated, Reviews, 70 FR 65884 (November 1, nor coated with metal, whether or not 2005). On December 21, 2005, the painted, varnished, or coated with Department determined that the plastics or other nonmetallic substances; participation of the respondent and certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat– interested parties was adequate, and rolled products in straight lengths, of that it was appropriate to conduct a full rectangular shape, hot rolled, neither sunset review. See Memorandum to clad, plated, nor coated with metal, Steven J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant whether or not painted, varnished, or Secretary, Import Administration, Re: coated with plastics or other Adequacy Determination; Sunset nonmetallic substances, 4.75 Review of the Countervailing Duty Order millimeters or more in thickness and of on Cut–to-Length Carbon Steel Plate a width which exceeds 150 millimeters from Belgium dated December 21, 2005, and measures at least twice the and on file in the Central Records Unit, thickness, as currently classifiable in the Room B–099 of the Department of United States Harmonized Tariff Commerce building (CRU). Schedule (‘‘HTS’’) under item numbers: On February 10, 2006, the Department 7208.31.0000, 7208.32.0000, extended the time limit for the 7208.33.1000, 7208.33.5000, preliminary and final results of the 7208.41.0000, 7208.42.0000, sunset review of the CVD order on CTL 7208.43.0000, 7208.90.0000, plate from Belgium. See Cut–to-Length 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, Carbon Steel Plate from Belgium, 7211.11.0000, 7211.12.0000, Sweden, and the United Kingdom; 7211.21.0000, 7211.22.0045, Extension of Time Limits for 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, Preliminary and Final Results of Full 7212.40.5000, and 7212.50.5000. Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Included in this CVD order are flat– Countervailing Duty Orders, 71 FR 7017. rolled products of non–rectangular On July 21, 2006, the Department cross-section where such cross-section published its Preliminary Results of Full is achieved subsequent to the rolling Sunset Review: Cut–to-Length Carbon process (i.e., products which have been Steel Plate from Belgium, 71 FR 41424 ‘‘worked after rolling’’)--for example, (Preliminary Results). In our Preliminary products which have been beveled or Results, we found that revocation of the rounded at the edges. Excluded from order would likely lead to continuation this order is grade X–70 plate. The HTS or recurrence of countervailable item numbers are provided for subsidies on the subject merchandise. convenience and customs purposes. The Interested parties were invited to written description remains dispositive. comment on our Preliminary Results. The Court of Appeals for the Federal On August 4, 2006, we received a timely Circuit found, in Duferco Steel, Inc. v. case brief from the Government of United States, 296 F.3d 1087 (July 12, Belgium (GOB). On August 7, 2006, we 2002), that imported floor plate is received timely case briefs from Duferco excluded from this CVD order on steel Clabecq S.A. (Duferco), which plate. purchased Forges de Clabecq Analysis Of Comments Received S.A.(Clabecq), and Arcelor S.A. All issues raised in this review are (Arcelor), claiming to be the successor– addressed in the Issues and Decision in-interest to both Fabrique de Fer de Charleroi (Fafer)1 and Cockerill Sambre respondent companies and is not making such a (Cockerill).2 We received no comments determination in this sunset review. However, we from domestic interested parties. have considered in this sunset review the historical of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3964. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 1 In other proceedings under this order, Fafer has at times been referred to as ‘‘Fabfer.’’ 2 Although Duferco reported that it purchased Clabecq, and Arcelor claims to be successor-ininterest to the other two original respondent companies, the Department has not made a determination in the past that Duferco and Arcelor are the successors-in-interest to the respective VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:45 Oct 03, 2006 Jkt 211001 information provided with respect to Duferco and Arcelor for purposes of our privatization and change-in-ownership analyses. See Memorandum to Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Import Administration, Re: Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order on Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Belgium; Analysis of Changes in Ownership, dated July 14, 2006, incorporated in the Preliminary Results and on file in the CRU. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Memorandum for Final Results of Full Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Cut–to-length Carbon Steel Plate from Belgium from Steven J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to James C. Leonard III, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration (Final Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with this notice and which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Final Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence a countervailable subsidy; the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail; privatization of Cockerill; and, nature of the subsidy. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendation in this public memorandum which is on file in the CRU. In addition, a complete version of the Final Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper and electronic versions of the Final Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results Of Review The Department determines that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. As discussed more fully in the Final Decision Memorandum, we find that certain countervailable subsidies continue to be in existence. Accordingly, we find the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the order were revoked to be: Producers/exporters Cockerill ........................ Fafer ............................. All others (including Clabecq) .................... Net Countervailable Subsidy (percent) 2.82 0.56 0.50 International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification In accordance with section 752(b)(3) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of the final results of this full sunset review. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with section 351.305 of the Department’s regulations. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 4, 2006 / Notices judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: September 27, 2006. James C. Leonard III, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–16390 Filed 10–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–401–804] Final Results of Full Sunset Review: Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From Sweden Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 19, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the full sunset review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Sweden, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of our analysis, the Department preliminarily found that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. We provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on our preliminary results. However, we received no comments from interested parties. As a result, the final results remain the same as the preliminary results of this review. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 4, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith or Gene Calvert, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5255 or (202) 482– 3586, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 19, 2006, the Department published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the full sunset review of the CVD order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Sweden. See Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Cut-toLength Carbon Steel Plate From Sweden, 71 FR 40992 (July 19, 2006) rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:45 Oct 03, 2006 Jkt 211001 (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 subject to the CVD order is certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate. These products include hotrolled carbon steel universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 millimeters but not exceeding 1,250 millimeters, and of a thickness of not less than 4 millimeters, not in coils and without patterns in relief), of rectangular shape, neither clad, plated nor coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances; and certain hotrolled carbon steel flat-rolled products in straight lengths, of rectangular shape, hot rolled, neither clad, plated, nor coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances, 4.75 millimeters or more in thickness and a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness, as currently classifiable in the United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) under item numbers 7208.31.0000, 7208.32.0000, 7208.33.1000, 7208.33.5000, 7208.41.0000, 7208.42.0000, 7208.43.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.11.0000, 7211.12.0000, 7211.21.0000, 7211.22.0045, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, and 7212.50.0000. Included are flat-rolled products of nonrectangular cross-section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’)—for example, products which have been bevelled or rounded at the edges. Excluded from this review is grade X– 70 plate. The HTS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description remains dispositive. Final Results of Review As stated in the Preliminary Results, the Department determined that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. In addition, we preliminarily determined that the rate likely to prevail is de minimis. As we did not receive any comments from any interested parties regarding the Preliminary Results, we have no reason to reconsider our preliminary decision. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58587 International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification In accordance with section 752(b)(3) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of the final results of this full sunset review. Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR § 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation that is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing these final results and this notice of sunset review in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 27, 2006. James C. Leonard, III, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–16392 Filed 10–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration C–412–815 Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the United Kingdom: Final Results of Full Sunset Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cut– to-length carbon steel plate (CTL plate) from the United Kingdom, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and an adequate response from respondent interested parties, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). On July 19, 2006, the Department published the preliminary results of this review and invited interested parties to comment on those results. See Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Cut–to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the United AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

C-423-806


Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Belgium: Final Results of 
Full Sunset Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (CVD) 
order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate (CTL plate) from Belgium, 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate 
substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties 
and adequate responses from respondent interested parties, the 
Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this CVD order 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). On July 
21, 2006, the Department published the preliminary results in this 
review and invited interested parties to comment on those results. See 
Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel 
Plate From Belgium, 71 FR 41424 (Preliminary Results). As a result of 
our analysis, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ``Final Results 
of Review'' section of this notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 4, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Carey, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department

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of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-3964.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 1, 2005, the Department initiated the second sunset 
review of the CVD order on CTL plate from Belgium, pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 70 
FR 65884 (November 1, 2005). On December 21, 2005, the Department 
determined that the participation of the respondent interested parties 
was adequate, and that it was appropriate to conduct a full sunset 
review. See Memorandum to Steven J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Import Administration, Re: Adequacy Determination; Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from 
Belgium dated December 21, 2005, and on file in the Central Records 
Unit, Room B-099 of the Department of Commerce building (CRU).
    On February 10, 2006, the Department extended the time limit for 
the preliminary and final results of the sunset review of the CVD order 
on CTL plate from Belgium. See Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from 
Belgium, Sweden, and the United Kingdom; Extension of Time Limits for 
Preliminary and Final Results of Full Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews of 
Countervailing Duty Orders, 71 FR 7017. On July 21, 2006, the 
Department published its Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: 
Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Belgium, 71 FR 41424 (Preliminary 
Results). In our Preliminary Results, we found that revocation of the 
order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of 
countervailable subsidies on the subject merchandise.
    Interested parties were invited to comment on our Preliminary 
Results. On August 4, 2006, we received a timely case brief from the 
Government of Belgium (GOB). On August 7, 2006, we received timely case 
briefs from Duferco Clabecq S.A. (Duferco), which purchased Forges de 
Clabecq S.A.(Clabecq), and Arcelor S.A. (Arcelor), claiming to be the 
successor-in-interest to both Fabrique de Fer de Charleroi (Fafer)\1\ 
and Cockerill Sambre (Cockerill).\2\ We received no comments from 
domestic interested parties.
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    \1\ In other proceedings under this order, Fafer has at times 
been referred to as ``Fabfer.''
    \2\ Although Duferco reported that it purchased Clabecq, and 
Arcelor claims to be successor-in-interest to the other two original 
respondent companies, the Department has not made a determination in 
the past that Duferco and Arcelor are the successors-in-interest to 
the respective respondent companies and is not making such a 
determination in this sunset review. However, we have considered in 
this sunset review the historical information provided with respect 
to Duferco and Arcelor for purposes of our privatization and change-
in-ownership analyses. See Memorandum to Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Import Administration, Re: Sunset Review of 
Countervailing Duty Order on Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from 
Belgium; Analysis of Changes in Ownership, dated July 14, 2006, 
incorporated in the Preliminary Results and on file in the CRU.
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Scope Of The Order

    The product subject to this CVD order includes hot-rolled carbon 
steel universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four 
faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 millimeters but 
not exceeding 1,250 millimeters and of a thickness of not less than 4 
millimeters, not in coils and without patterns in relief), of 
rectangular shape, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal, whether 
or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic 
substances; and certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat-rolled products in 
straight lengths, of rectangular shape, hot rolled, neither clad, 
plated, nor coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished, or 
coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances, 4.75 millimeters 
or more in thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and 
measures at least twice the thickness, as currently classifiable in the 
United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (``HTS'') under item numbers: 
7208.31.0000, 7208.32.0000, 7208.33.1000, 7208.33.5000, 7208.41.0000, 
7208.42.0000, 7208.43.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 
7211.11.0000, 7211.12.0000, 7211.21.0000, 7211.22.0045, 7211.90.0000, 
7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, and 7212.50.5000. Included in this CVD 
order are flat-rolled products of non-rectangular cross-section where 
such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., 
products which have been ``worked after rolling'')--for example, 
products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges. Excluded from 
this order is grade X-70 plate. The HTS item numbers are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes. The written description remains 
dispositive.
    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found, in Duferco 
Steel, Inc. v. United States, 296 F.3d 1087 (July 12, 2002), that 
imported floor plate is excluded from this CVD order on steel plate.

Analysis Of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum for Final Results of Full Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Cut-to-length Carbon Steel Plate from 
Belgium from Steven J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, to James C. Leonard III, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Import Administration (Final Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently 
with this notice and which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues 
discussed in the Final Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of 
continuation or recurrence a countervailable subsidy; the net 
countervailable subsidy likely to prevail; privatization of Cockerill; 
and, nature of the subsidy. Parties can find a complete discussion of 
all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendation 
in this public memorandum which is on file in the CRU. In addition, a 
complete version of the Final Decision Memorandum can be accessed 
directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper and 
electronic versions of the Final Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.

Final Results Of Review

    The Department determines that revocation of the CVD order would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. 
As discussed more fully in the Final Decision Memorandum, we find that 
certain countervailable subsidies continue to be in existence. 
Accordingly, we find the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail 
if the order were revoked to be:

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                                                              Net
                 Producers/exporters                    Countervailable
                                                       Subsidy (percent)
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Cockerill...........................................                2.82
Fafer...............................................                0.56
All others (including Clabecq)......................                0.50
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International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification

    In accordance with section 752(b)(3) of the Act, we will notify the 
ITC of the final results of this full sunset review.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with section 351.305 of the 
Department's regulations. Timely notification of the return or 
destruction of APO materials or conversion to

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judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with 
the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to 
sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: September 27, 2006.
James C. Leonard III,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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