Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Japan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76976-76977 [E6-21999]

Download as PDF 76976 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 246 / Friday, December 22, 2006 / Notices Dated: September 18, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–21919 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–55–P their use of government services and/or facilities; (4) obtain certain certifications from companies interested in participating in DOC trade events; and (5) obtain additional information needed to judge the eligibility and suitability of companies to participate in DOC-sponsored business missions. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE II. Method of Collection Office of the Secretary The respondents can use one of the following: (1) Electronically by completing and submitting an Internet form included on the mission-specific Web site; (2) electronically—by downloading, completing, and e-mailing—a pdf or Word form from the mission-specific website; or (3) electronically—by requesting a pdf or Word form, completing and e-mailing or faxing. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Business Mission Application Office of the Secretary, Office of Business Liaison. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 20, 2007. 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 Jennifer Andberg (202–482– 1360 or via internet at JAndberg@doc.gov). ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES I. Abstract The purpose of collecting the information requested in the Business Mission Application is to enable the Department of Commerce to ensure that companies that wish to participate in a business mission meet the standards established by the Secretary for participation and allow the Department to make the best possible selection of participants for trade missions. Without this information, the Office of the Secretary would be unable to: (1) Determine either the number of firms or the identities of individual companies participating in its trade events; (2) account for user fees received from firms in a manner consistent with GAO accounting practices; (3) would have no written contract with firms covering VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Dec 21, 2006 Jkt 211001 III. Data OMB Number: 0690–0023. Form Number: Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Time Per Response: 40 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $42,000. 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: December 18, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–21922 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–588–850 Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Japan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from United States Steel Corporation, the Department of Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe from Japan, covering the period June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006. Because this request was later withdrawn, we are rescinding the review. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 22, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Saliha Loucif at (202) 482–1779; AD/ CVD Operations Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On June 26, 2000, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published, in the Federal Register, the antidumping duty order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (seamless pipe) from Japan. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Japan; and Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Japan and the Republic of South Africa, 65 FR 39360 (June 26, 2000). On June 2, 2006, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order of seamless pipe for the period of review covering June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006 (the period of review). See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 71 FR 32032 (June 2, 2006). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), on June 30, 2006, United States Steel Corporation (the petitioner) requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on seamless pipe from Japan, for JFE Steel E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 246 / Friday, December 22, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Corporation, Nippon Steel Corporation, NKK Tubes, and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (collectively, the respondents). None of the respondents requested a review. On July 27, 2006, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department published in the Federal Register the initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping order on seamless pipe from Japan. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 42626 (July 27, 2006). On August 1, 2006, the Department issued its antidumping questionnaire. In August 2006, respondents submitted letters claiming that they did not have sales of subject merchandise during the period of review. On November 28, 2006, the petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative review of seamless pipe from Japan. Rescission of Review The Department’s regulations at 351.213(d)(1) provide that the Department will rescind an administrative review if the party that requested the review withdraws its request for a review within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The regulations further provide that the Secretary ‘‘may extend this time limit if the Secretary decides that it is reasonable to do so.’’ Although the petitioner’s November 28, 2006, withdrawal request for this review was not within the 90-day time limit as prescribed in 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we find that, under the circumstances of this review, it is appropriate to accept the withdrawal request and rescind the review. In response to the Department’s August 1, 2006, antidumping questionnaire, the respondents have claimed no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the period of review, and, therefore, the Department has neither issued supplemental questionnaires nor conducted verification at this point in the proceeding. Continuing the review would only require the petitioner, respondents, and the Department to expend time and resources on a review in which the only party that requested the review is no longer interested. Accordingly, the Department does not believe the administrative review has proceeded to a point at which it would be ‘‘unreasonable’’ to rescind the review. The Department, therefore, finds that it is reasonable to extend the 90-day time limit and to rescind the administrative review. The Department will issue appropriate assessment VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Dec 21, 2006 Jkt 211001 76977 instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection after 15 days of publication of this notice. This notice 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 CFR 351.305(a)(3). 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 sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). tubular goods (OCTG), other than drill pipe, from Korea. See Oil Country Tubular Goods, Other Than Drill Pipe, from Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 51797 (August 31, 2006) (Preliminary Results). We received case briefs on October 2, 2006 and rebuttal briefs on October 10, 2006. On October 24, 2006, the Department decided to permit an additional rebuttal from each petitioner with respect to one issue. The Department received these rebuttal briefs from counsel representing IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., Lone Star Steel Company, and Maverick Tube Corporations on October 30, 2006, as well as from U.S. Steel Corporation on November 1, 2006. Dated: December 18, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–21999 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] Extension of Time Limits for Final Results BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–580–825 Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Administrative Review: Oil Country Tubular Goods, Other Than Drill Pipe, From Korea Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 22, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Lindsay, Nicholas Czajkowski, or Dara Iserson, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0780, (202) 482–1395, or (202) 482– 4052, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On September 28, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation for this antidumping duty administrative review. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 56631 (September 28, 2005). On August 31, 2006, the Department published the preliminary results of this administrative review of the antidumping duty order on oil country PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires the Department to issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an antidumping duty order for which a review is requested, and issue the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if the Department finds it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend these deadlines to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days, respectively. We determine that it is not practicable to complete the final results of this review within current statutory limits. Due to the complexity of issues raised in the interested parties’ case briefs, specifically regarding the treatment of inventory carrying costs and CEP profit, the Department requires additional time to evaluate these issues properly. Therefore, we are extending the deadline for the final results of this review by 60 days, from December 29, 2006 until no later than February 27, 2006, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1), 751(a)(3)(A), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 18, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–21988 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-588-850


Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, 
and Pressure Pipe from Japan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: In response to a request from United States Steel Corporation, 
the Department of Commerce initiated an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy 
seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe from Japan, covering the 
period June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006. Because this request was 
later withdrawn, we are rescinding the review.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 22, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Saliha Loucif at (202) 482-1779; AD/
CVD Operations Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14\th\ Street & 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 26, 2000, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published, in the Federal Register, the antidumping duty order on 
certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and 
pressure pipe (seamless pipe) from Japan. See Notice of Antidumping 
Duty Orders: Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, 
Line and Pressure Pipe from Japan; and Certain Small Diameter Carbon 
and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Japan and the 
Republic of South Africa, 65 FR 39360 (June 26, 2000).
    On June 2, 2006, the Department published a notice of opportunity 
to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order of 
seamless pipe for the period of review covering June 1, 2005, through 
May 31, 2006 (the period of review). See Antidumping or Countervailing 
Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request 
Administrative Review, 71 FR 32032 (June 2, 2006).
    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), on June 30, 2006, United 
States Steel Corporation (the petitioner) requested an administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on seamless pipe from Japan, for 
JFE Steel

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Corporation, Nippon Steel Corporation, NKK Tubes, and Sumitomo Metal 
Industries, Ltd. (collectively, the respondents). None of the 
respondents requested a review. On July 27, 2006, in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department published in the Federal Register 
the initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping order on 
seamless pipe from Japan. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation 
in Part, 71 FR 42626 (July 27, 2006). On August 1, 2006, the Department 
issued its antidumping questionnaire. In August 2006, respondents 
submitted letters claiming that they did not have sales of subject 
merchandise during the period of review. On November 28, 2006, the 
petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative review of 
seamless pipe from Japan.

Rescission of Review

    The Department's regulations at 351.213(d)(1) provide that the 
Department will rescind an administrative review if the party that 
requested the review withdraws its request for a review within 90 days 
of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested 
review. The regulations further provide that the Secretary ``may extend 
this time limit if the Secretary decides that it is reasonable to do 
so.'' Although the petitioner's November 28, 2006, withdrawal request 
for this review was not within the 90-day time limit as prescribed in 
19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we find that, under the circumstances of this 
review, it is appropriate to accept the withdrawal request and rescind 
the review. In response to the Department's August 1, 2006, antidumping 
questionnaire, the respondents have claimed no shipments of subject 
merchandise to the United States during the period of review, and, 
therefore, the Department has neither issued supplemental 
questionnaires nor conducted verification at this point in the 
proceeding. Continuing the review would only require the petitioner, 
respondents, and the Department to expend time and resources on a 
review in which the only party that requested the review is no longer 
interested.
    Accordingly, the Department does not believe the administrative 
review has proceeded to a point at which it would be ``unreasonable'' 
to rescind the review. The Department, therefore, finds that it is 
reasonable to extend the 90-day time limit and to rescind the 
administrative review. The Department will issue appropriate assessment 
instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection after 15 days of 
publication of this notice.
    This notice 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 CFR 351.305(a)(3). 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 sanctionable 
violation.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 
777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: December 18, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
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