Notice of Amended Final Results and Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part: Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey, 75711-75712 [E6-21520]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 242 / Monday, December 18, 2006 / Notices Administration, from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated December 8, 2006, which is adopted herein, by reference (‘‘Issue and Decision Memorandum’’). The Issue and Decision Memorandum is on file in the Central Records Unit, room B–099 of the Herbert C. Hoover Building and may be accessed on the Web at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/index.html. The paper copy and electronic version of the Issue and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since The Preliminary Results Based on our analysis of the comments received, the Department has made no changes to the Preliminary Results. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Facts Available In the Preliminary Results, the Department found that Liaoning Company did not demonstrate that it was entitled to a separate rate because the information it provided was incomplete and unreliable. For these final results, the Department continues to find that, because Liaoning Company did not demonstrate its eligibility for separate–rate status, it is part of the PRC–wide entity. In the Preliminary Results, the Department based the margin for the PRC–wide entity, including Liaoning Company, on total AFA based on the PRC–wide entity’s failure to cooperate by not acting to the best of its ability in providing the requested information. See Preliminary Results, 71 FR 45768, 45770–45771 (August 10, 2006). The Department continues to find, in accordance with section 776(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), that it is appropriate to continue to apply total AFA to the PRC–wide entity, including Liaoning Company, as it failed to provide the requested information. For these final results, we continue to find that as AFA, the prior PRC–wide entity rate of 128.59 percent continues to be appropriate. A complete explanation of the selection, corroboration, and application of the AFA rate can be found in the Preliminary Results. See Preliminary Results, 71 FR 45768. The Department did not receive comments with regard to its preliminary findings for Liaoning Company as part of the PRC–wide entity. Further, no information was submitted since the Preliminary Results that calls into question the reliability of the Department’s selection, corroboration, and application of AFA in this review. Accordingly, for the final results, we continue to apply AFA as VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Dec 15, 2006 Jkt 211001 noted above and in our Preliminary Results. Final Results of Review As a result of this review, the Department determines that the weighted–average dumping margin of 128.59 percent exists for the PRC–wide entity, which includes Liaoning Company, for the period November 1, 2004, through October 31, 2005. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash–deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of these final results of administrative review for all shipments of CTL plate from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) for previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non– PRC exporters not subject to this review that have separate rates, the cash– deposit rate will continue to be the exporter–specific rate published for the most recent proceeding; (2) for all other PRC exporters, including Liaoning Company, the cash–deposit rate will be 128.59 percent (i.e. the PRC–wide rate); and (3) for all other non–PRC exporters, the cash–deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that exporter. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until publication of the final results of the next administrative review. Assessment Rates Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 C.F.R. 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 C.F.R. 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/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 which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing these final results of administrative review in accordance with ections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, as well as 19 C.F.R. 351.221(b)(4) and 19 C.F.R. 51.213(d)(4). Dated: December 8, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–21521 Filed 12–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–489–807) Notice of Amended Final Results and Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part: Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 18, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irina Itkin or Alice Gibbons, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0656 or (202) 482– 0498, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: The Department intends to issue assessment instructions directly to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of administrative review. Because Liaoning Company is part of the PRC–wide entity, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate its entries of subject merchandise at 128.59 percent, the PRC–wide rate. PO 00000 75711 Sfmt 4703 Background In accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), on November 7, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its notice of final results of antidumping duty administrative review on steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey. See Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final Results and Rescission of Antidumping Duty E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 75712 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 242 / Monday, December 18, 2006 / Notices Administrative Review in Part, 71 FR 65082 (Nov. 7, 2006) (Final Results). On November 13, 2006, we received allegations, timely filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(c)(2), from Colakoglu Metalurji, A.S. (Colakoglu) and Ekinciler Demir ve Celik Sanayi A.S./ Ekinciler Dis Ticaret A.S. (Ekinciler), that the Department made ministerial errors in its final results. On November 20, 2006, we received comments from the petitioners (i.e., Gerdau AmeriSteel Corporation, Commercial Metals Company, and Nucor Corporation) rebutting these allegations. After analyzing the submissions on this topic, filed by Ekinciler, Colakoglu, and the petitioners, we have determined, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e), that we made a ministerial error in our calculations performed for the final results for only one of the two respondents (i.e., Ekinciler). Specifically, we intended to calculate general and administrative (G&A) expenses and financial expenses by: 1) determining the appropriate ratios; and 2) applying them to the total cost of manufacturing originally reported by Ekinciler. However, we inadvertently included certain unrecognized depreciation expenses in the total costs to which the ratios were applied, thereby overstating the G&A and financial expenses. Correcting this error resulted in a revised margin for Ekinciler. For a detailed discussion of the ministerial error noted above, the remaining ministerial error allegations, and the Department’s analysis, see the December 12, 2006, memorandum to James Maeder, Director, Office 2, from the Team entitled ‘‘Ministerial Error Allegations in the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review on Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey.’’ jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Amended Final Results of Review 16:16 Dec 15, 2006 Jkt 211001 The Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we have calculated importer–specific assessment rates by dividing the dumping margin found on the subject merchandise examined by the entered value of such merchandise. Where the importer– specific assessment rate is above de minimis, we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on that importer’s entries of subject merchandise. The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP within 15 days of publication of these amended final results of review. Furthermore, the following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of these amended final results of the administrative review for shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of these amended final results of administrative review, as provided by section 751(a) of the Act: (1) for subject merchandise exported by Ekinciler the cash deposit rate will be 3.16 percent; (2) for Colakolgu the cash deposit rate will remain as established in the Final Results. These deposit requirements shall remain in effect until publication of the final results of the next administrative review. We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 12, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–21520 Filed 12–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S After analyzing all interested parties’ comments and rebuttal comments, we have determined, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), that the Department has made a ministerial error in the final results calculation for Ekinciler in this administrative review. Therefore, we are amending the final results of administrative review of rebar from Turkey for the period April 1, 2004, through March 31, 2005. As a result of correcting the ministerial error discussed above, Ekinciler’s weighted– average dumping margin decreased from 8.59 to 3.16 percent. For the remaining respondents, the weighted–average dumping margins remain the same. See Final Results. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Duty Assessment and Cash Deposit Requirements DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket Number: 061208325–6325–01] Announcement of Funding Opportunity for Social Science Fellowships in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Estuarine Reserves Division (ERD), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Announcement of Funding Opportunity for Social Science Fellowships in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. ACTION: SUMMARY: NOAA’s Estuarine Reserves Division, in collaboration with NOAA’s Coastal Services Center and Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Climate Program Office, are offering five fellowships for masters and doctoral students to conduct social science research within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Funds will be provided to support research projects that will provide information needed by reserve management and coastal management decision-makers, and improve public awareness and understanding of estuarine ecosystems and estuarine management issues (15 CFR 921.50). The amount of each fellowship is $30,000; at least 30% of total project cost match is required by the applicant (i.e. $12,858 match for $30,000 in federal funds for a total project cost of $42,858). Minority students are encouraged to apply. For detailed descriptions of the reserves and to view the full funding opportunity, refer to the NERRS Web site at http:// www.nerrs.noaa.gov or contact the program staff listed in this announcement. DATES: Applicants should submit application materials through http:// www.Grants.gov no later than 11 p.m. (EST) on February 1, 2007. ADDRESSES: The full funding announcement is available via the grants.gov Web site at http:// www.grants.gov; via the NERRS Web site at http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov/ fellowship; or by contacting the program officials identified below. Applicants must comply with all requirements contained in the full funding opportunity announcement. Applications preferably should be submitted electronically at http:// www.grants.gov. If a paper application is submitted, one original and 4 copies may be submitted to Attn: Erica Seiden, NOAA’s Estuarine Reserves Division, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, SSMC4, Station 10542, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and received by 11 p.m. (EST) on February 1, 2007. Any proposals received outside of the above requirements will be sent back to the applicant without review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erica Seiden, ERD, at 301–563–1172 or via the Internet at erica.seiden@noaa.gov; or Patricia Delgado, ERD, at 301–563–1147 or via the Internet at patricia.delgado@noaa.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-489-807)


Notice of Amended Final Results and Rescission of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review in Part: Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing 
Bars From Turkey

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 18, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irina Itkin or Alice Gibbons, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0656 or (202) 482-0498, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), on November 7, 2006, the Department 
of Commerce (the Department) published its notice of final results of 
antidumping duty administrative review on steel concrete reinforcing 
bars (rebar) from Turkey. See Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars 
From Turkey; Final Results and Rescission of Antidumping Duty

[[Page 75712]]

Administrative Review in Part, 71 FR 65082 (Nov. 7, 2006) (Final 
Results). On November 13, 2006, we received allegations, timely filed 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(c)(2), from Colakoglu Metalurji, A.S. 
(Colakoglu) and Ekinciler Demir ve Celik Sanayi A.S./Ekinciler Dis 
Ticaret A.S. (Ekinciler), that the Department made ministerial errors 
in its final results. On November 20, 2006, we received comments from 
the petitioners (i.e., Gerdau AmeriSteel Corporation, Commercial Metals 
Company, and Nucor Corporation) rebutting these allegations.
    After analyzing the submissions on this topic, filed by Ekinciler, 
Colakoglu, and the petitioners, we have determined, in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.224(e), that we made a ministerial error in our calculations 
performed for the final results for only one of the two respondents 
(i.e., Ekinciler). Specifically, we intended to calculate general and 
administrative (G&A) expenses and financial expenses by: 1) determining 
the appropriate ratios; and 2) applying them to the total cost of 
manufacturing originally reported by Ekinciler. However, we 
inadvertently included certain unrecognized depreciation expenses in 
the total costs to which the ratios were applied, thereby overstating 
the G&A and financial expenses. Correcting this error resulted in a 
revised margin for Ekinciler. For a detailed discussion of the 
ministerial error noted above, the remaining ministerial error 
allegations, and the Department's analysis, see the December 12, 2006, 
memorandum to James Maeder, Director, Office 2, from the Team entitled 
``Ministerial Error Allegations in the Final Results of the Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review on Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from 
Turkey.''

Amended Final Results of Review

    After analyzing all interested parties' comments and rebuttal 
comments, we have determined, in accordance with section 751(h) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), that the Department has made a ministerial 
error in the final results calculation for Ekinciler in this 
administrative review. Therefore, we are amending the final results of 
administrative review of rebar from Turkey for the period April 1, 
2004, through March 31, 2005. As a result of correcting the ministerial 
error discussed above, Ekinciler's weighted-average dumping margin 
decreased from 8.59 to 3.16 percent. For the remaining respondents, the 
weighted-average dumping margins remain the same. See Final Results.

Duty Assessment and Cash Deposit Requirements

    The Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we have calculated 
importer-specific assessment rates by dividing the dumping margin found 
on the subject merchandise examined by the entered value of such 
merchandise. Where the importer-specific assessment rate is above de 
minimis, we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on that 
importer's entries of subject merchandise. The Department will issue 
appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP within 15 days of 
publication of these amended final results of review.
    Furthermore, the following deposit requirements will be effective 
upon publication of these amended final results of the administrative 
review for shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of 
these amended final results of administrative review, as provided by 
section 751(a) of the Act: (1) for subject merchandise exported by 
Ekinciler the cash deposit rate will be 3.16 percent; (2) for Colakolgu 
the cash deposit rate will remain as established in the Final Results. 
These deposit requirements shall remain in effect until publication of 
the final results of the next administrative review.
    We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 12, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-21520 Filed 12-15-06; 8:45 am]
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