Pure Magnesium in Granular Form from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 5417-5418 [E7-1894]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 6, 2007 / Notices year. We use the data, a component of the index of leading economic indicators, to estimate the number of housing units started, completed, and sold, if single-family. The Census Bureau also uses these data to select samples for its demographic surveys. Policymakers, planners, businessmen/ women, and others use the detailed geographic data collected from state and local officials on new residential construction authorized by building permits to monitor growth and plan for local services, and to develop production and marketing plans. The BPS is the only source of statistics on residential construction for states and smaller geographic areas. Affected Public: State, local or tribal government. Frequency: Monthly and annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Section 182. OMB Desk Officer: Brian HarrisKojetin, (202) 395–7314. 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E7–1836 Filed 2–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Pure Magnesium in Granular Form from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order A–570–864 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On October 2, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium in granular form from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 5418 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 6, 2007 / Notices response filed on behalf of domestic interested parties and inadequate response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins are identified in the Final Results of Review section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 6, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hilary E. Sadler, Esq., or Juanita Chen, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4340, or (202) 482–1904, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 2, 2006, the Department published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium in granular form from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 71 FR 57921 (October 2, 2006). The Department received the Notice of Intent to Participate from US Magnesium LLC1 (‘‘US Magnesium’’), the domestic party, within the deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department’s regulations (‘‘Sunset Regulations’’). US Magnesium claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a domestic producer of pure magnesium in granular form. The Department received a complete substantive response only from US Magnesium within the 30-day deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(3)(i) of the Department’s regulations. The Department received no responses from the respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(5)(A) of the Act and section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) of the Department’s regulations, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this order. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Scope of the Order There is an existing antidumping duty order on pure magnesium from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Pure Magnesium From the People’s 1 US Magnesium’s predecessor is Magnesium Corporation of America, the original petitioner in this proceeding. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Feb 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 Republic of China, the Russian Federation and Ukraine; Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Pure Magnesium From the Russian Federation, 60 FR 25691 (May 12, 1995). The scope of this order excludes pure magnesium that is already covered by the existing order on pure magnesium in ingot form and currently classifiable under item numbers 8104.11.00 and 8104.19.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The scope of this order includes imports of pure magnesium products, regardless of chemistry, including, without limitation, raspings, granules, turnings, chips, powder, and briquettes, except as noted above. Pure magnesium includes: (1) Products that contain at least 99.95 percent primary magnesium, by weight (generally referred to as ‘‘ultra- pure’’ magnesium); (2) products that contain less than 99.95 percent but not less than 99.8 percent primary magnesium, by weight (generally referred to as ‘‘pure’’ magnesium); (3) chemical combinations of pure magnesium and other material(s) in which the pure magnesium content is 50 percent or greater, but less than 99.8 percent, by weight that do not conform to an ‘‘ASTM Specification for Magnesium Alloy’’2 (generally referred to as ‘‘off–specification pure’’ magnesium); and (4) physical mixtures of pure magnesium and other material(s) in which the pure magnesium content is 50 percent or greater, but less than 99.8 percent, by weight. Excluded from this order are mixtures containing 90 percent or less pure magnesium by weight and one or more of certain non– magnesium granular materials to make magnesium–based reagent mixtures. The non–magnesium granular materials of which the Department is aware used to make such excluded reagents are: Lime, calcium metal, calcium silicon, calcium carbide, calcium carbonate, carbon, slag coagulants, fluorspar, nephaline syenite, feldspar, aluminum, alumina (Al2O3), calcium aluminate, soda ash, hydrocarbons, graphite, coke, silicon, rare earth metals/mischmetal, cryolite, silica/fly ash, magnesium oxide, periclase, ferroalloys, dolomitic lime, and colemanite. A party importing a magnesium–based reagent which includes one or more materials not on this list is required to seek a scope clarification from the Department before 2 The meaning of this term is the same as that used by the American Society for Testing and Materials in its Annual Book of ASTM Standards: Volume 01.02 Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 such a mixture may be imported free of antidumping duties. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable under item 8104.30.00 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review is addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’ (‘‘Decision Memo’’) from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated January 30, 2007, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memo include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the order were to be revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in room B–099 of the main Commerce Building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the heading ‘‘February 2007.’’ The paper copy and electronic versions of the Decision Memo are identical in content. Final Results of Review We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium in granular form from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted–average percentage margins: Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers Minmetals ..................... PRC–wide Rate ............ Weighted–Average Margin (percent) 24.67 305.56 We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 30, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–1894 Filed 2–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Pure Magnesium in Granular Form from the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order

A-570-864

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On October 2, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order 
on pure magnesium in granular form from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (``the Act''). On the basis of a notice of intent to 
participate and an adequate substantive

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response filed on behalf of domestic interested parties and inadequate 
response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted 
an expedited (120-day) sunset review. As a result of this sunset 
review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty 
order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. 
The dumping margins are identified in the Final Results of Review 
section of this notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 6, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hilary E. Sadler, Esq., or Juanita 
Chen, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4340, or (202) 482-1904, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 2, 2006, the Department published the notice of 
initiation of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on 
pure magnesium in granular form from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) 
of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 71 FR 
57921 (October 2, 2006). The Department received the Notice of Intent 
to Participate from US Magnesium LLC\1\ (``US Magnesium''), the 
domestic party, within the deadline specified in section 
351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department's regulations (``Sunset 
Regulations''). US Magnesium claimed interested party status under 
section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as a domestic producer of pure magnesium 
in granular form. The Department received a complete substantive 
response only from US Magnesium within the 30-day deadline specified in 
section 351.218(d)(3)(i) of the Department's regulations. The 
Department received no responses from the respondent interested 
parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(5)(A) of the Act and 
section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) of the Department's regulations, the 
Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this 
order.
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    \1\ US Magnesium's predecessor is Magnesium Corporation of 
America, the original petitioner in this proceeding.
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Scope of the Order

    There is an existing antidumping duty order on pure magnesium from 
the People's Republic of China (PRC). See Notice of Antidumping Duty 
Orders: Pure Magnesium From the People's Republic of China, the Russian 
Federation and Ukraine; Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value: Antidumping Duty Investigation of Pure 
Magnesium From the Russian Federation, 60 FR 25691 (May 12, 1995). The 
scope of this order excludes pure magnesium that is already covered by 
the existing order on pure magnesium in ingot form and currently 
classifiable under item numbers 8104.11.00 and 8104.19.00 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The scope of 
this order includes imports of pure magnesium products, regardless of 
chemistry, including, without limitation, raspings, granules, turnings, 
chips, powder, and briquettes, except as noted above. Pure magnesium 
includes: (1) Products that contain at least 99.95 percent primary 
magnesium, by weight (generally referred to as ``ultra- pure'' 
magnesium); (2) products that contain less than 99.95 percent but not 
less than 99.8 percent primary magnesium, by weight (generally referred 
to as ``pure'' magnesium); (3) chemical combinations of pure magnesium 
and other material(s) in which the pure magnesium content is 50 percent 
or greater, but less than 99.8 percent, by weight that do not conform 
to an ``ASTM Specification for Magnesium Alloy''\2\ (generally referred 
to as ``off-specification pure'' magnesium); and (4) physical mixtures 
of pure magnesium and other material(s) in which the pure magnesium 
content is 50 percent or greater, but less than 99.8 percent, by 
weight. Excluded from this order are mixtures containing 90 percent or 
less pure magnesium by weight and one or more of certain non-magnesium 
granular materials to make magnesium-based reagent mixtures. The non-
magnesium granular materials of which the Department is aware used to 
make such excluded reagents are: Lime, calcium metal, calcium silicon, 
calcium carbide, calcium carbonate, carbon, slag coagulants, fluorspar, 
nephaline syenite, feldspar, aluminum, alumina (Al2O3), calcium 
aluminate, soda ash, hydrocarbons, graphite, coke, silicon, rare earth 
metals/mischmetal, cryolite, silica/fly ash, magnesium oxide, 
periclase, ferroalloys, dolomitic lime, and colemanite. A party 
importing a magnesium-based reagent which includes one or more 
materials not on this list is required to seek a scope clarification 
from the Department before such a mixture may be imported free of 
antidumping duties.
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    \2\ The meaning of this term is the same as that used by the 
American Society for Testing and Materials in its Annual Book of 
ASTM Standards: Volume 01.02 Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys.
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    The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable 
under item 8104.30.00 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheading is 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review is addressed in the ``Issues and 
Decision Memorandum'' (``Decision Memo'') from Stephen J. Claeys, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. 
Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated January 
30, 2007, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed 
in the Decision Memo include the likelihood of continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to 
prevail if the order were to be revoked. Parties can find a complete 
discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding 
recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in room B-
099 of the main Commerce Building.
    In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be 
accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the 
heading ``February 2007.'' The paper copy and electronic versions of 
the Decision Memo are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty order on pure 
magnesium in granular form from the PRC would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average 
percentage margins:

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                                                       Weighted-Average
          Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers            Margin (percent)
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Minmetals...........................................               24.67
PRC-wide Rate.......................................              305.56
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    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: January 30, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-1894 Filed 2-5-07; 8:45 am]
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