Pure Magnesium and Alloy Magnesium from Canada: Final Results of 2004 Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Partial Rescission of Administrative Reviews, 65468-65469 [E6-18886]

Download as PDF 65468 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 8, 2006 / Notices Commissioner of Customs: October 5, 2006. Gerald A. Zerdy, Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff. [FR Doc. E6–18915 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration C–122–815 Pure Magnesium and Alloy Magnesium from Canada: Final Results of 2004 Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Partial Rescission of Administrative Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 13, 2006, the Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative reviews of the countervailing duty orders on pure magnesium and alloy magnesium from Canada for the period January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Our analysis of the comments received on the preliminary results did not lead to any changes in the net subsidy rates. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The final net subsidy rate for the reviewed company are listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of Reviews.’’ EFFECTIVE DATE: November 8, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew McAllister or Brandon Farlander, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1174 or (202) 482–0182, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: cprice-sewell on PRODPC62 with NOTICES AGENCY: Case History On July 13, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published the preliminary results of these administrative reviews (see Pure Magnesium and Alloy Magnesium From Canada: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Intent to Rescind, 71 FR 39667 (July 13, 2006) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). Norsk Hydro Canada, Inc. (‘‘NHCI’’) submitted a case brief on August 14, 2006. In its case brief, NHCI agreed with the Department’s VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Nov 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 Preliminary Results with respect to NHCI. US Magnesium LLC (‘‘the petitioner’’) did not file a case or rebuttal brief. Scope of the Orders The products covered by these orders are shipments of pure and alloy magnesium from Canada. Pure magnesium contains at least 99.8 percent magnesium by weight and is sold in various slab and ingot forms and sizes. Magnesium alloys contain less than 99.8 percent magnesium by weight with magnesium being the largest metallic element in the alloy by weight, and are sold in various ingot and billet forms and sizes. The pure and alloy magnesium subject to the orders is currently classifiable under items 8104.11.0000 and 8104.19.0000, respectively, of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written descriptions of the merchandise subject to the orders are dispositive. Secondary and granular magnesium are not included in the scope of these orders. Our reasons for excluding granular magnesium are summarized in Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Pure and Alloy Magnesium From Canada, 57 FR 6094 (February 20, 1992). Partial Rescission In the Preliminary Results, the Department preliminarily rescinded these reviews with respect to Magnola Metallurgy Inc. (‘‘Magnola’’) pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). The Department confirmed using data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection that Magnola did not ship subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. In addition, we did not receive any evidence from the petitioners that Magnola shipped subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Therefore, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we are rescinding these reviews with respect to Magnola. Period of Reviews The period for which we are measuring subsidies, or POR, is January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on our analysis of the record and comments received, we have made no changes to the preliminary results net subsidy rate. Final Results of Reviews In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated an PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 individual subsidy rate for the producer/exporter subject to these reviews. For the period January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004, we find the net subsidy rate for NHCI to be 0.51 percent. We are disclosing our calculations to the interested parties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Cash Deposit Instructions On July 6, 2006, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(1)(iii), the Department revoked the countervailing duty orders on pure magnesium and alloy magnesium from Canada (see Revocation of the Countervailing Duty Orders: Pure Magnesium and Alloy Magnesium from Canada, 71 FR 38382 (July 6, 2006)). The effective date of the revocations is August 16, 2005. As a result of this action, we are not issuing cash deposit instructions. However, were the Department to issue cash deposit instructions, the estimated net subsidy for future NHCI imports would be zero because the subsidy benefits were fully extinguished during the POR. Consequently, no cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties would be required on shipments of the subject merchandise from the reviewed entity, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of these reviews. Assessment Rates Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. § 1516a(g)(5)(c)(i), the Department will not order the liquidation of entries of pure magnesium or alloy magnesium from Canada exported by NHCI on or after January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004, pending final disposition of a dispute settlement proceeding under NAFTA (USA–CDA–00–1904–09 (panel)) with respect to Pure and Alloy Magnesium From Canada; Final Results of Full Sunset Review, 65 FR 41436 (July 5, 2000). Liquidation of NHCI entries will occur at the rate described in these final results of reviews, if appropriate, following the final disposition of the previously mentioned NAFTA dispute settlement proceedings. This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 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. E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 8, 2006 / Notices These administrative reviews and notice are in accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 31, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–18886 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Exporters’ Textile Advisory Committee (ETAC); Notice of Open Meeting A meeting of the Exporters’ Textile Advisory Committee will be held onDecember 7, 2006 from 1:00 pm–4:00 pm at the Trade Information Center, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20004, Training Room C. The ETAC is a national advisory committee that advises Department of Commerce officials on the identification of export barriers, and on market expansion activities. With the elimination of textile quotas under the WTO agreement on textiles and clothing, the Administration is committed to encouraging U.S. textile and apparel firms to export and remain competitive in the global market. The meeting will be open to the public with a limited number of seats available. For further information or copies of the minutes, contact Rachel Alarid at (202) 482–5154. Date: November 2, 2006. Philip J. Martello, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. E6–18879 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NOAA’s Teacher at Sea Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the cprice-sewell on PRODPC62 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Nov 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 8, 2007. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Elizabeth McMahon, (301) 713–7611, or elizabeth.mcmahon@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract NOAA provides educators an opportunity to gain first-hand experience with field research activities through the Teacher at Sea Program. Through this program, educators spend up to 3 weeks at sea on a NOAA research vessel, participating in an ongoing research project with NOAA scientists. The application solicits information from interested educators: Basic personal information, teaching experience and ideas for applying program experience in their classrooms, plus two recommendations and a NOAA Health Services Questionnaire required of anyone going to sea. Once educators are selected and participate on a cruise, they write a report detailing the events of the cruise and ideas for classroom activities based on what they learned while at sea. These materials are then made available to other educators so they may benefit from the experience, without actually going to sea themselves. NOAA does not collect information from this universe of respondents for any other purpose. II. Method of Collection On-line forms can be filled-in on-line, printed, and mailed. Persons with full Adobe Acrobat software can save the on-line form and submit it electronically. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0283. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 375. Estimated Time Per Response: 45 minutes to read an complete application; 15 minutes to complete a Health Services Questionnaire; 15 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65469 minutes to deliver and discuss recommendation forms to persons from whom recommendations are being requested; 15 minutes to complete a recommendation form; and 2 hours for a follow-up report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 309. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $660. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: November 2, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–18865 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Office Socioeconomic Survey of Gulf Shrimp Fishermen National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

C-122-815


Pure Magnesium and Alloy Magnesium from Canada: Final Results of 
2004 Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Partial Rescission 
of Administrative Reviews

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On July 13, 2006, the Department of Commerce published in the 
Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative reviews 
of the countervailing duty orders on pure magnesium and alloy magnesium 
from Canada for the period January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004. 
We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary 
results.
    Our analysis of the comments received on the preliminary results 
did not lead to any changes in the net subsidy rates. Therefore, the 
final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The final net 
subsidy rate for the reviewed company are listed below in the section 
entitled ``Final Results of Reviews.''

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 8, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew McAllister or Brandon 
Farlander, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-1174 or (202) 482-0182, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Case History

    On July 13, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') 
published the preliminary results of these administrative reviews (see 
Pure Magnesium and Alloy Magnesium From Canada: Preliminary Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Intent to Rescind, 71 FR 
39667 (July 13, 2006) (``Preliminary Results''). Norsk Hydro Canada, 
Inc. (``NHCI'') submitted a case brief on August 14, 2006. In its case 
brief, NHCI agreed with the Department's Preliminary Results with 
respect to NHCI. US Magnesium LLC (``the petitioner'') did not file a 
case or rebuttal brief.

Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by these orders are shipments of pure and 
alloy magnesium from Canada. Pure magnesium contains at least 99.8 
percent magnesium by weight and is sold in various slab and ingot forms 
and sizes. Magnesium alloys contain less than 99.8 percent magnesium by 
weight with magnesium being the largest metallic element in the alloy 
by weight, and are sold in various ingot and billet forms and sizes.
    The pure and alloy magnesium subject to the orders is currently 
classifiable under items 8104.11.0000 and 8104.19.0000, respectively, 
of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). 
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written descriptions of the merchandise subject to the 
orders are dispositive.
    Secondary and granular magnesium are not included in the scope of 
these orders. Our reasons for excluding granular magnesium are 
summarized in Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value: Pure and Alloy Magnesium From Canada, 57 FR 6094 (February 20, 
1992).

Partial Rescission

    In the Preliminary Results, the Department preliminarily rescinded 
these reviews with respect to Magnola Metallurgy Inc. (``Magnola'') 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). The Department confirmed using data 
from U.S. Customs and Border Protection that Magnola did not ship 
subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. In addition, 
we did not receive any evidence from the petitioners that Magnola 
shipped subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. 
Therefore, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we are rescinding these 
reviews with respect to Magnola.

Period of Reviews

    The period for which we are measuring subsidies, or POR, is January 
1, 2004, through December 31, 2004.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on our analysis of the record and comments received, we have 
made no changes to the preliminary results net subsidy rate.

Final Results of Reviews

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated an 
individual subsidy rate for the producer/exporter subject to these 
reviews. For the period January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004, we 
find the net subsidy rate for NHCI to be 0.51 percent. We are 
disclosing our calculations to the interested parties in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Cash Deposit Instructions

    On July 6, 2006, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.222(i)(1)(iii), the Department revoked the countervailing duty 
orders on pure magnesium and alloy magnesium from Canada (see 
Revocation of the Countervailing Duty Orders: Pure Magnesium and Alloy 
Magnesium from Canada, 71 FR 38382 (July 6, 2006)). The effective date 
of the revocations is August 16, 2005. As a result of this action, we 
are not issuing cash deposit instructions.
    However, were the Department to issue cash deposit instructions, 
the estimated net subsidy for future NHCI imports would be zero because 
the subsidy benefits were fully extinguished during the POR. 
Consequently, no cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties would 
be required on shipments of the subject merchandise from the reviewed 
entity, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after the date of publication of the final results of these reviews.

Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. Sec.  1516a(g)(5)(c)(i), the Department will 
not order the liquidation of entries of pure magnesium or alloy 
magnesium from Canada exported by NHCI on or after January 1, 2004, 
through December 31, 2004, pending final disposition of a dispute 
settlement proceeding under NAFTA (USA-CDA-00-1904-09 (panel)) with 
respect to Pure and Alloy Magnesium From Canada; Final Results of Full 
Sunset Review, 65 FR 41436 (July 5, 2000). Liquidation of NHCI entries 
will occur at the rate described in these final results of reviews, if 
appropriate, following the final disposition of the previously 
mentioned NAFTA dispute settlement proceedings.
    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
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.

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    These administrative reviews and notice are in accordance with 
section 751(a)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: October 31, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-18886 Filed 11-7-06; 8:45 am]
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