Certain Activated Carbon From China, 66793-66795 [E6-19404]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 221 / Thursday, November 16, 2006 / Notices Total Estimated Burden Hours: 8,500. Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: November 8, 2006. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiative. [FR Doc. E6–19299 Filed 11–15–06; 8:45 am] Council may be obtained from Virginia Gibbons, Public Affairs Specialist, Prineville BLM District Office, 3050 NE. Third Street, Prineville, Oregon 97754, (541) 416–6647 or e-mail vgibbons@or.blm.gov. Dated: November 9, 2006. A. Barron Bail, District Manager. [FR Doc. E6–19366 Filed 11–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [NV–010–07–1020PH] Bureau of Land Management Notice Public Meetings: Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council [OR–050–1020–MJ; HAG 07–0021] John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council; Meeting pwalker on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, BLM John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council, will meet on November 27, 2006, at the Oxford Suites, 2400 SW. Court Place in Pendleton, OR 97801. The meeting time will be from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A public comment will begin at 1 pm and end at 1:15 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time). The meeting may include such topics as offhighway vehicles, noxious weeds, planning, Sage-grouse, and other matters as may reasonably come before the council. Meeting Procedures: The meeting is open to the public. The public may present written comments to the John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council. Depending on the number of persons wishing to provide oral comments and agenda topics to be covered, the time to do so may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance such as sign language interpretation, tour transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM representative indicated below. For a copy of the information to be distributed to the Council members, please submit a written request to the Prineville BLM District Office 10 days prior to the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information concerning the John Day/Snake Resource Advisory VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:27 Nov 15, 2006 Jkt 211001 Bureau of Land Management, Interior ACTION: Notice of fiscal year 2007 meetings locations and times for the Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (Nevada). AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Prineville District. ACTION: Notice of public meeting—John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. Topics for discussion at each meeting will include, but are not limited to: January 18, 2007 (Battle Mountain, Nevada)—Fire Grazing Closures, Vegetation Management, OffHighway Vehicle Trails; March 15, 2007 (Ely, Nevada)—Grazing Permit Renewals, Mining/Energy Permitting Process, Fire Pre-Suppression Management; May 10 & 11, 2007 (Elko, Nevada)—Range Tour, NEPA/CEQ Training, Minerals activities update; and July 26 & 27, 2007 (Eureka, Nevada)—Tour of Bald Mountain Mine, Rights-of-Way Public Involvement, and Range update. Managers’ reports of field office activities will be given at each meeting. The council may raise other topics at any of the three planned meetings. Dates & Times: The RAC will meet three or four times in Fiscal Year 2007: On January 18, 2007 at the BLM Battle Mountain Field Office, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada; on March 15 at the BLM Ely Field Office at 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, Nevada; on May 10 & 11, 2007 at the BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada; and on July 26 & 27, 2007 at the Eureka Opera House, 31 South Main, Eureka, PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66793 Nevada. All meetings are open to the public. Each meeting will last from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include a general public comment period, where the public may submit oral or written comments to the RAC. Each public comment period will begin at approximately 1 p.m. unless otherwise listed in each specific, final meeting agenda. Final detailed agendas, with any additions/corrections to agenda topics, locations, field trips and meeting times, will be sent to local and regional media sources at least 14 days before each meeting, and hard copies can also be mailed or sent via FAX. Individuals who need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, or who wish a hard copy of each agenda, should contact Mike Brown, Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 89801, telephone (775) 753–0386 no later than 10 days prior to each meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Brown, Public Affairs Officer, Elko Field Office, 3900 E. Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. Telephone: (775) 753–0386. E-mail: mbrown@nv.blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15-member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Nevada. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council. November 9, 2006. Susan Elliott, Acting Associate Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E6–19375 Filed 11–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1103 (Final)] Certain Activated Carbon From China United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Scheduling of the final phase of an antidumping investigation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping investigation No. 731–TA–1103 (Final) under section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 66794 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 221 / Thursday, November 16, 2006 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of less-than-fair-value imports from China of certain activated carbon, provided for in subheading 3802.10.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.1 1 For purposes of this investigation, the Department of Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as follows: ‘‘Certain activated carbon is a powdered, granular, or pelletized carbon product obtained by ‘‘activating’’ with heat and steam various materials containing carbon, including but not limited to coal (including bituminous, lignite, and anthracite), wood, coconut shells, olive stones, and peat. The thermal and steam treatments remove organic materials and create an internal pore structure in the carbon material. The producer can also use carbon dioxide gas (CO2) in place of steam in this process. The vast majority of the internal porosity developed during the high temperature steam (or CO2 gas) activated process is a direct result of oxidation of a portion of the solid carbon atoms in the raw material, converting them into a gaseous form of carbon. The scope of this investigation covers all forms of activated carbon that are activated by steam or CO2, regardless of the raw material, grade, mixture, additives, further washing or post-activation chemical treatment (chemical or water washing, chemical impregnation or other treatment), or product form. Unless specifically excluded, the scope of this investigation covers all physical forms of certain activated carbon, including powdered activated carbon (‘‘PAC’’), granular activated carbon (‘‘GAC’’), and pelletized activated carbon. Excluded from the scope of the investigation are chemically-activated carbons. The carbon-based raw material used in the chemical activation process is treated with a strong chemical agent, including but not limited to phosphoric acid, zinc chloride sulfuric acid or potassium hydroxide, that dehydrates molecules in the raw material, and results in the formation of water that is removed from the raw material by moderate heat treatment. The activated carbon created by chemical activation has internal porosity developed primarily due to the action of the chemical dehydration agent. Chemically activated carbons are typically used to activate raw materials with a lignocellulosic component such as cellulose, including wood, sawdust, paper mill waste and peat. To the extent that an imported activated carbon product is a blend of steam and chemically activated carbons, products containing 50 percent or more steam (or CO2 gas) activated carbons are within this scope, and those containing more than 50 percent chemically activated carbons are outside this scope. Also excluded from the scope are reactivated carbons. Reactivated carbons are previously used activated carbons that have had adsorbed materials removed from their pore structure after use through the application of heat, steam and/or chemicals. Also excluded from the scope is activated carbon cloth. Activated carbon cloth is a woven textile fabric made of or containing activated carbon fibers. It is used in masks and filters and clothing of various types where a woven format is required. Any activated carbon meeting the physical description of subject merchandise provided above that is not expressly excluded from the scope is included within this scope. The products under investigation are currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheading 3802.10.00. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.’’ 71 FR 59721, October 11, 2006. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:27 Nov 15, 2006 Jkt 211001 For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the investigation, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C (19 CFR part 207). EFFECTIVE DATE: October 11, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim McClure (202–205–3191), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—The final phase of this investigation is being scheduled as a result of an affirmative preliminary determination by the Department of Commerce that imports of certain activated carbon from China are being sold in the United States at less than fair value within the meaning of section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b). The investigation was requested in a petition filed on March 8, 2006, by Calgon Carbon Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, and Norit Americas, Inc., Marshall, TX. Participation in the investigation and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of this investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance during the preliminary phase of the investigation need not file an additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigation. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and BPI service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in the final phase of this investigation available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the investigation, provided that the application is made no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the investigation. A party granted access to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigation need not reapply for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Staff report.—The prehearing staff report in the final phase of this investigation will be placed in the nonpublic record on February 12, 2007, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.22 of the Commission’s rules. Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the final phase of this investigation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on February 27, 2007, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before February 16, 2007. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should attend a prehearing conference to be held at 9:30 a.m. on February 21, 2007, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by §§ 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 207.24 of the Commission’s rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 business days prior to the date of the hearing. Written submissions.—Each party who is an interested party shall submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the Commission’s rules; the deadline for filing is February 20, 2007. Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission’s rules, and posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 207.25 of the Commission’s rules. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is March 6, 2007; witness testimony must be filed E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 221 / Thursday, November 16, 2006 / Notices no later than three days before the hearing. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the investigation may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the investigation, including statements of support or opposition to the petition, on or before March 6, 2007. On March 22, 2007, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before March 26, 2007, but such final comments must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with section 207.30 of the Commission’s rules. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of §§ 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s rules do not authorize filing of submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules, as amended, 67 FR 68036 (November 8, 2002). Even where electronic filing of a document is permitted, certain documents must also be filed in paper form, as specified in II (C) of the Commission’s Handbook on Electronic Filing Procedures, 67 FR 68168, 68173 (November 8, 2002). Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission’s rules, shall not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a Commissioner or Commission staff. In accordance with §§ 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on all other parties to the investigation (as identified by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. pwalker on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to § 207.21 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: November 9, 2006. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E6–19404 Filed 11–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:27 Nov 15, 2006 Jkt 211001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1105–1106 (Preliminary)] Lemon Juice From Argentina and Mexico Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports from Argentina and Mexico of lemon juice, provided for in subheadings 2009.31.40, 2009.31.60, and 2009.39.60 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). Commencement of Final Phase Investigations Pursuant to § 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in § 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of affirmative preliminary determinations in the investigations under section 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final determinations in the investigations under section 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Background On September 21, 2006, a petition was filed with the Commission and Commerce by Sunkist Growers, Inc., 1 The record is defined in § 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66795 Sherman Oaks, CA, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured and threatened with material by reason of LTFV imports of lemon juice from Argentina and Mexico. Accordingly, effective September 21, 2006, the Commission instituted antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731–TA–1105–1106 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigations and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of September 27, 2006 (71 FR 56550). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on October 13, 2006, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on November 6, 2006. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3891 (November 2006), entitled Lemon Juice from Argentina and Mexico: Investigation Nos. 731–TA– 1105–1106 (Preliminary). Issued: November 9, 2006. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E6–19318 Filed 11–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–59,788] Ace Products, LLC, Newport, TN; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By letter dated October 3, 2006, a petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance, applicable to workers of the subject firm. The denial notice was signed on September 14, 2006, and published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2006 (71 FR 56172). The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of semi pneumatic and solid rubber tires did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 731-TA-1103 (Final)]


Certain Activated Carbon From China

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Scheduling of the final phase of an antidumping investigation.

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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the 
final phase of antidumping investigation No. 731-TA-1103 (Final) under 
section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act) 
to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially 
injured or

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threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in 
the United States is materially retarded, by reason of less-than-fair-
value imports from China of certain activated carbon, provided for in 
subheading 3802.10.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States.\1\
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    \1\ For purposes of this investigation, the Department of 
Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as follows:
    ``Certain activated carbon is a powdered, granular, or 
pelletized carbon product obtained by ``activating'' with heat and 
steam various materials containing carbon, including but not limited 
to coal (including bituminous, lignite, and anthracite), wood, 
coconut shells, olive stones, and peat. The thermal and steam 
treatments remove organic materials and create an internal pore 
structure in the carbon material. The producer can also use carbon 
dioxide gas (CO2) in place of steam in this process. The 
vast majority of the internal porosity developed during the high 
temperature steam (or CO2 gas) activated process is a 
direct result of oxidation of a portion of the solid carbon atoms in 
the raw material, converting them into a gaseous form of carbon. The 
scope of this investigation covers all forms of activated carbon 
that are activated by steam or CO2, regardless of the raw 
material, grade, mixture, additives, further washing or post-
activation chemical treatment (chemical or water washing, chemical 
impregnation or other treatment), or product form. Unless 
specifically excluded, the scope of this investigation covers all 
physical forms of certain activated carbon, including powdered 
activated carbon (``PAC''), granular activated carbon (``GAC''), and 
pelletized activated carbon.
    Excluded from the scope of the investigation are chemically-
activated carbons. The carbon-based raw material used in the 
chemical activation process is treated with a strong chemical agent, 
including but not limited to phosphoric acid, zinc chloride sulfuric 
acid or potassium hydroxide, that dehydrates molecules in the raw 
material, and results in the formation of water that is removed from 
the raw material by moderate heat treatment. The activated carbon 
created by chemical activation has internal porosity developed 
primarily due to the action of the chemical dehydration agent. 
Chemically activated carbons are typically used to activate raw 
materials with a lignocellulosic component such as cellulose, 
including wood, sawdust, paper mill waste and peat.
    To the extent that an imported activated carbon product is a 
blend of steam and chemically activated carbons, products containing 
50 percent or more steam (or CO2 gas) activated carbons are within 
this scope, and those containing more than 50 percent chemically 
activated carbons are outside this scope.
    Also excluded from the scope are reactivated carbons. 
Reactivated carbons are previously used activated carbons that have 
had adsorbed materials removed from their pore structure after use 
through the application of heat, steam and/or chemicals.
    Also excluded from the scope is activated carbon cloth. 
Activated carbon cloth is a woven textile fabric made of or 
containing activated carbon fibers. It is used in masks and filters 
and clothing of various types where a woven format is required.
    Any activated carbon meeting the physical description of subject 
merchandise provided above that is not expressly excluded from the 
scope is included within this scope. The products under 
investigation are currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') subheading 3802.10.00. 
Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation 
is dispositive.'' 71 FR 59721, October 11, 2006.
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    For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the 
investigation, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, 
consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, 
subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C 
(19 CFR part 207).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 11, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim McClure (202-205-3191), Office of 
Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information 
on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-
1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special 
assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the 
Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning 
the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server 
(http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be 
viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://
edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background.--The final phase of this investigation is being 
scheduled as a result of an affirmative preliminary determination by 
the Department of Commerce that imports of certain activated carbon 
from China are being sold in the United States at less than fair value 
within the meaning of section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b). The 
investigation was requested in a petition filed on March 8, 2006, by 
Calgon Carbon Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, and Norit Americas, Inc., 
Marshall, TX.
    Participation in the investigation and public service list.--
Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if 
the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer 
organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of this 
investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the 
Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the 
Commission's rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date 
specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance 
during the preliminary phase of the investigation need not file an 
additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary 
will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses 
of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the 
investigation.
    Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.--
Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary 
will make BPI gathered in the final phase of this investigation 
available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the 
investigation, provided that the application is made no later than 21 
days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized 
applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 
1677(9), who are parties to the investigation. A party granted access 
to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigation need not reapply 
for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the 
Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Staff report.--The prehearing staff report in the final phase of 
this investigation will be placed in the nonpublic record on February 
12, 2007, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to 
section 207.22 of the Commission's rules.
    Hearing.--The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the 
final phase of this investigation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on February 
27, 2007, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests 
to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary 
to the Commission on or before February 16, 2007. A nonparty who has 
testimony that may aid the Commission's deliberations may request 
permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and 
nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral 
presentations should attend a prehearing conference to be held at 9:30 
a.m. on February 21, 2007, at the U.S. International Trade Commission 
Building. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the 
public hearing are governed by Sec. Sec.  201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 
207.24 of the Commission's rules. Parties must submit any request to 
present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 
business days prior to the date of the hearing.
    Written submissions.--Each party who is an interested party shall 
submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must 
conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the Commission's 
rules; the deadline for filing is February 20, 2007. Parties may also 
file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the 
hearing, as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission's rules, and 
posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 
207.25 of the Commission's rules. The deadline for filing posthearing 
briefs is March 6, 2007; witness testimony must be filed

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no later than three days before the hearing. In addition, any person 
who has not entered an appearance as a party to the investigation may 
submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of 
the investigation, including statements of support or opposition to the 
petition, on or before March 6, 2007. On March 22, 2007, the Commission 
will make available to parties all information on which they have not 
had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on 
this information on or before March 26, 2007, but such final comments 
must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with 
section 207.30 of the Commission's rules. All written submissions must 
conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's rules; 
any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the 
requirements of Sec. Sec.  201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission's 
rules. The Commission's rules do not authorize filing of submissions 
with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the 
extent permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission's rules, as 
amended, 67 FR 68036 (November 8, 2002). Even where electronic filing 
of a document is permitted, certain documents must also be filed in 
paper form, as specified in II (C) of the Commission's Handbook on 
Electronic Filing Procedures, 67 FR 68168, 68173 (November 8, 2002).
    Additional written submissions to the Commission, including 
requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission's rules, shall 
not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such 
submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request 
by a Commissioner or Commission staff.
    In accordance with Sec. Sec.  201.16(c) and 207.3 of the 
Commission's rules, each document filed by a party to the investigation 
must be served on all other parties to the investigation (as identified 
by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service 
must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for 
filing without a certificate of service.

    Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority 
of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published 
pursuant to Sec.  207.21 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: November 9, 2006.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
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