Initiation of Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews, 69545-69546 [E6-20362]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 231 / Friday, December 1, 2006 / Notices a rate equal to the cash deposit of (or bond for) estimated antidumping or countervailing duties required on those entries at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption and to continue to collect the cash deposit previously ordered. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: November 21, 2006. Susan H. Kuhbach, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–20360 Filed 11–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Upcoming Sunset Reviews. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Every five years, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) and the International Trade Commission automatically initiate and conduct a review to determine whether revocation of a countervailing or antidumping duty order or termination of an investigation suspended under section 704 or 734 would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or a countervailable subsidy (as the case may be) and of material injury. Upcoming Sunset Reviews for January 2007 The following Sunset Reviews are scheduled for initiation in January 2007 and will appear in that month’s Notice of Initiation of Five-year Sunset Reviews. Antidumping Duty Proceedings Department Contact rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 Uranium from France (A–427–818) ................................................................................................................. Countervailing Duty Proceedings. Uranium from France (C–427–819) ................................................................................................................ Suspended Investigations. No suspended investigations are scheduled for initiation in January 2007.. The Department’s procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in 19 CFR 351.218. Guidance on methodological or analytical issues relevant to the Department’s conduct of Sunset Reviews is set forth in the Department’s Policy Bulletin 98.3— Policies Regarding the Conduct of Fiveyear (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders; Policy Bulletin, 63 FR 18871 (April 16, 1998) (‘‘Sunset Policy Bulletin’’). The Notice of Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews provides further information regarding what is required of all parties to participate in Sunset Reviews. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(c), the Department will maintain and make available a service list for these proceedings. To facilitate the timely preparation of the service list(s), it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding contact the Department in writing within 15 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation. Please note that if the Department receives a Notice of Intent to Participate from a member of the domestic industry within 15 days of the date of initiation, the review will continue. Thereafter, any interested party wishing to participate in the Sunset Review must provide substantive comments in response to the notice of initiation no VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:50 Nov 30, 2006 Jkt 211001 69545 later than 30 days after the date of initiation. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dana Mermelstein (202) 482–1391 Brandon Farlander (202) 482–0182 Dated: November 20, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–20361 Filed 11–30–06; 8:45 am] Initiation of Review(s) section below at AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230. For information from the Commission contact Mary Messer, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission at (202) 205–3193. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is automatically initiating a five-year (‘‘Sunset Review’’) of the antidumping duty order listed below. The International Trade Commission (‘‘the Commission’’) is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-year Review which covers this same order. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 1, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department official identified in the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department’s procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in its Procedures for Conducting Fiveyear (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 63 FR 13516 (March 20, 1998) and 70 FR 62061 (October 28, 2005). Guidance on methodological or analytical issues relevant to the Department’s conduct of Sunset Reviews is set forth in the Department’s Policy Bulletin 98.3—Policies Regarding the Conduct of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders; Policy Bulletin, 63 FR 18871 (April 16, 1998) (‘‘Sunset Policy Bulletin’’). Initiation of Reviews In accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(c), we are initiating the Sunset Review of the following antidumping duty order: E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 69546 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 231 / Friday, December 1, 2006 / Notices DOC Case No. ITC Case No. A–570–866 ............................................................. Countervailing Duty Proceedings. No countervailing duty proceedings are scheduled for initiation in December 2006.. Suspended Investigations. No suspended investigations are scheduled for initiation in December 2006.. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 Filing Information As a courtesy, we are making information related to Sunset proceedings, including copies of the Department’s regulations regarding Sunset Reviews (19 CFR 351.218) and Sunset Policy Bulletin, the Department’s schedule of Sunset Reviews, case history information (i.e., previous margins, duty absorption determinations, scope language, import volumes), and service lists available to the public on the Department’s sunset Internet website at the following address: ‘‘http://ia.ita.doc.gov/sunset/.’’ All submissions in these Sunset Reviews must be filed in accordance with the Department’s regulations regarding format, translation, service, and certification of documents. These rules can be found at 19 CFR 351.303. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(c), the Department will maintain and make available a service list for these proceedings. To facilitate the timely preparation of the service list(s), it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding contact the Department in writing within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation.Because deadlines in Sunset Reviews can be very short, we urge interested parties to apply for access to proprietary information under administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) immediately following publication in the Federal Register of the notice of initiation of the sunset review. The Department’s regulations on submission of proprietary information and eligibility to receive access to business proprietary information under APO can be found at 19 CFR 351.304–306. Information Required from Interested Parties Domestic interested parties (defined in section 771(9)(C), (D), (E), (F), and (G) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.102(b)) wishing to participate in these Sunset Reviews must respond not later than 15 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation by filing a notice of intent to participate. The required contents of the notice of intent to participate are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(ii). In accordance with the Department’s VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:41 Nov 30, 2006 Jkt 211001 731–TA–921 Country Product PRC Folding Gift Boxes regulations, if we do not receive a notice of intent to participate from at least one domestic interested party by the 15-day deadline, the Department will automatically revoke the orders without further review. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii). For sunset reviews of countervailing duty orders, parties wishing the Department to consider arguments that countervailable subsidy programs have been terminated must include with their substantive responses information and documentation addressing whether the changes to the program were (1) limited to an individual firm or firms and (2) effected by an official act of the government. Further, a party claiming program termination is expected to document that there are no residual benefits under the program and that substitute programs have not been introduced. Cf. 19 CFR 351.526(b) and (d). If a party maintains that any of the subsidies countervailed by the Department were not conferred pursuant to a subsidy program, that party should nevertheless address the applicability of the factors set forth in 19 CFR 351.526(b) and (d). Similarly, parties wishing the Department to consider whether a company’s change in ownership has extinguished the benefit from prior non–recurring, allocable, subsidies must include with their substantive responses information and documentation supporting their claim that all or almost all of the company’s shares or assets were sold in an arm’s length transaction, at a price representing fair market value, as described in the Notice of Final Modification of Agency Practice Under Section 123 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, 68 FR 37125 (June 23, 2003) (Modification Notice). See Modification Notice for a discussion of the types of information and documentation the Department requires. If we receive an order–specific notice of intent to participate from a domestic interested party, the Department’s regulations provide that all parties wishing to participate in the Sunset Review must file complete substantive responses not later than 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation. The PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department Contact Juanita Chen (202) 482–1904 required contents of a substantive response, on an order–specific basis, are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3). Note that certain information requirements differ for respondent and domestic parties. Also, note that the Department’s information requirements are distinct from the Commission’s information requirements. Please consult the Department’s regulations for information regarding the Department’s conduct of Sunset Reviews.1 Please consult the Department’s regulations at 19 CFR Part 351 for definitions of terms and for other general information concerning antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings at the Department. This notice of initiation is being published in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c). Dated: November 20, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–20362 Filed 11–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–875 Non–Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published its preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on non–malleable cast iron pipe fittings (‘‘NMP fittings’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) on May 25, AGENCY: 1 In comments made on the interim final sunset regulations, a number of parties stated that the proposed five-day period for rebuttals to substantive responses to a notice of initiation was insufficient. This requirement was retained in the final sunset regulations at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(4). As provided in 19 CFR 351.302(b), however, the Department will consider individual requests for extension of that five-day deadline based upon a showing of good cause. E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 231 (Friday, December 1, 2006)]
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[Pages 69545-69546]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (``the Act''), the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') is automatically initiating a five-year (``Sunset 
Review'') of the antidumping duty order listed below. The International 
Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with 
this notice its notice of Institution of Five-year Review which covers 
this same order.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 1, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department official identified in 
the Initiation of Review(s) section below at AD/CVD Operations, Import 
Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th & Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230. For 
information from the Commission contact Mary Messer, Office of 
Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission at (202) 205-3193.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department's procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are 
set forth in its Procedures for Conducting Five-year (``Sunset'') 
Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 63 FR 13516 
(March 20, 1998) and 70 FR 62061 (October 28, 2005). Guidance on 
methodological or analytical issues relevant to the Department's 
conduct of Sunset Reviews is set forth in the Department's Policy 
Bulletin 98.3--Policies Regarding the Conduct of Five-year (``Sunset'') 
Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders; Policy Bulletin, 
63 FR 18871 (April 16, 1998) (``Sunset Policy Bulletin'').

Initiation of Reviews

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(c), we are initiating the Sunset 
Review of the following antidumping duty order:

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A-570-866.........................................................       731-TA-921           PRC       Folding Gift Boxes   Juanita Chen (202) 482-1904
  Countervailing Duty Proceedings.................................
No countervailing duty proceedings are scheduled for initiation in
 December 2006....................................................
  Suspended Investigations........................................
No suspended investigations are scheduled for initiation in
 December 2006....................................................
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Filing Information

    As a courtesy, we are making information related to Sunset 
proceedings, including copies of the Department's regulations regarding 
Sunset Reviews (19 CFR 351.218) and Sunset Policy Bulletin, the 
Department's schedule of Sunset Reviews, case history information 
(i.e., previous margins, duty absorption determinations, scope 
language, import volumes), and service lists available to the public on 
the Department's sunset Internet website at the following address: 
``http://ia.ita.doc.gov/sunset/.'' All submissions in these Sunset 
Reviews must be filed in accordance with the Department's regulations 
regarding format, translation, service, and certification of documents. 
These rules can be found at 19 CFR 351.303.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(c), the Department will maintain and 
make available a service list for these proceedings. To facilitate the 
timely preparation of the service list(s), it is requested that those 
seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding contact the 
Department in writing within 10 days of the publication of the Notice 
of Initiation.Because deadlines in Sunset Reviews can be very short, we 
urge interested parties to apply for access to proprietary information 
under administrative protective order (``APO'') immediately following 
publication in the Federal Register of the notice of initiation of the 
sunset review. The Department's regulations on submission of 
proprietary information and eligibility to receive access to business 
proprietary information under APO can be found at 19 CFR 351.304-306.

Information Required from Interested Parties

    Domestic interested parties (defined in section 771(9)(C), (D), 
(E), (F), and (G) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.102(b)) wishing to 
participate in these Sunset Reviews must respond not later than 15 days 
after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
initiation by filing a notice of intent to participate. The required 
contents of the notice of intent to participate are set forth at 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(ii). In accordance with the Department's regulations, if 
we do not receive a notice of intent to participate from at least one 
domestic interested party by the 15-day deadline, the Department will 
automatically revoke the orders without further review. See 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(iii).
    For sunset reviews of countervailing duty orders, parties wishing 
the Department to consider arguments that countervailable subsidy 
programs have been terminated must include with their substantive 
responses information and documentation addressing whether the changes 
to the program were (1) limited to an individual firm or firms and (2) 
effected by an official act of the government. Further, a party 
claiming program termination is expected to document that there are no 
residual benefits under the program and that substitute programs have 
not been introduced. Cf. 19 CFR 351.526(b) and (d). If a party 
maintains that any of the subsidies countervailed by the Department 
were not conferred pursuant to a subsidy program, that party should 
nevertheless address the applicability of the factors set forth in 19 
CFR 351.526(b) and (d). Similarly, parties wishing the Department to 
consider whether a company's change in ownership has extinguished the 
benefit from prior non-recurring, allocable, subsidies must include 
with their substantive responses information and documentation 
supporting their claim that all or almost all of the company's shares 
or assets were sold in an arm's length transaction, at a price 
representing fair market value, as described in the Notice of Final 
Modification of Agency Practice Under Section 123 of the Uruguay Round 
Agreements Act, 68 FR 37125 (June 23, 2003) (Modification Notice). See 
Modification Notice for a discussion of the types of information and 
documentation the Department requires.
    If we receive an order-specific notice of intent to participate 
from a domestic interested party, the Department's regulations provide 
that all parties wishing to participate in the Sunset Review must file 
complete substantive responses not later than 30 days after the date of 
publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation. The 
required contents of a substantive response, on an order-specific 
basis, are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3). Note that certain 
information requirements differ for respondent and domestic parties. 
Also, note that the Department's information requirements are distinct 
from the Commission's information requirements. Please consult the 
Department's regulations for information regarding the Department's 
conduct of Sunset Reviews.\1\ Please consult the Department's 
regulations at 19 CFR Part 351 for definitions of terms and for other 
general information concerning antidumping and countervailing duty 
proceedings at the Department.
    This notice of initiation is being published in accordance with 
section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c).
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    \1\ In comments made on the interim final sunset regulations, a 
number of parties stated that the proposed five-day period for 
rebuttals to substantive responses to a notice of initiation was 
insufficient. This requirement was retained in the final sunset 
regulations at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(4). As provided in 19 CFR 
351.302(b), however, the Department will consider individual 
requests for extension of that five-day deadline based upon a 
showing of good cause.

    Dated: November 20, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-20362 Filed 11-30-06; 8:45 am]
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