Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Netherlands; Preliminary Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 7604-7606 [E7-2816]

Download as PDF 7604 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 32 / Friday, February 16, 2007 / Notices determines that it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2) allow the Department to extend the 245-day period to 365 days and the 120-day period to 180 days. We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this administrative review by the current deadline of March 2, 2007. The Department requires additional time to ´ review Aragonesas Industrias y Energıa S.A.’s recent submissions, which may require the Department to make additional requests for information in regard to affiliation, and certain sales and cost of production-related issues. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department is extending the time limit for the completion of these preliminary results to June 1, 2007. The final results will be due 120 days after the date of issuance of the preliminary results, unless extended. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 13, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–2820 Filed 2–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–421–807] Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Netherlands; Preliminary Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products from the Netherlands (see Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 71 FR 43443 (August 1, 2006)). On the basis of the notice of intent to participate, adequate substantive responses and rebuttal comments filed on behalf of the domestic and respondent interested parties, the Department is conducting a full sunset review of the antidumping duty order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’) and sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:03 Feb 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 section 351.218(e)(2)(i) of the Department’s regulations. As a result of this sunset review, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review.’’ EFFECTIVE DATE: February 16, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Bezirganian or Robert James, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: 202–482–1131 and 202–482– 0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 1, 2005, the Department published its notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products from the Netherlands, in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 71 FR 43443 (August 1, 2006) (Notice of Initiation). The Department received a Notice of Intent to Participate from a respondent interested party, Corus Staal BV. Corus Staal BV claimed interested party status as a foreign producer, under section 771(9)(A) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1677(9)(A)) and 19 CFR 351.102(b). The Department also received a Notice of Intent to Participate from the following domestic interested parties: Nucor Corporation; Gallatin Steel; IPSCO Steel, Inc.; Steel Dynamics, Inc.; Mittal Steel USA; and United States Steel Corporation (collectively Domestic Producers). Finally, the Department received a Notice of Intent to Participate from an additional domestic interested party: United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO-CLC. The Notices of Intent to Participate from domestic interested parties were within the deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department’s Regulations (see Procedures for Conducting Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders (Sunset Regulations), 63 FR 13516 (March 20, 1998)). The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under sections 771(9)(C) and (D) of the Act, as manufacturers of a domestic–like product in the United States, and a union whose workers are engaged in the PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 production of a domestic like product in the United States. The Department received a complete substantive response to the Notice of Initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in the Sunset Regulations under section 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department also received a complete substantive response from a respondent interested party, Corus Staal BV, within the deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(3)(i) of the Department’s regulations. On September 1, 2006, the Department received a request from United States Steel Corporation for an extension of the deadline for filing rebuttal comments to the substantive response of the respondent interested parties. Pursuant to section 351.302(b) of the Department’s regulations, parties were granted an extension to file rebuttal comments to the substantive responses until September 8, 2006. On September 8, 2006, Corus Staal BV and United States Steel Corporation filed rebuttal comments. On September 20, 2006, the Department found that the respondent interested parties accounted for more than 50 percent of exports by volume of the subject merchandise from Germany to the United States. See the September 20, 2006, memorandum from Robert James to Richard Weible entitled ‘‘Sunset Review of Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Netherlands: Adequacy of Domestic and Respondent Interested Party Responses to the Notice of Initiation.’’ In accordance with section 351.218(e)(2)(i) of the Department’s regulations, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this antidumping duty order. The Department extended the deadlines for the preliminary results of this review and the final results of this review to February 12, 2007, and June 22, 2007, respectively. See Certain Hot– Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Netherlands; Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary and Final Results of Full Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 71 FR 67854 (November 24, 2006). Scope of the Order For purposes of this order, the products covered are certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non–metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers), E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 32 / Friday, February 16, 2007 / Notices regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flat–rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4.0 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of the order. Specifically included within the scope of this order are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial–free (IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as titanium or niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels contains micro–alloying levels of elements such silicon and aluminum. Steel products to be included in the scope of this order, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), are products in which: (i) iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (ii) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (iii) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. All products that meet the physical and chemical description provided above are within the scope of this order unless otherwise excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or specifically excluded from the scope of this order: • Alloy hot–rolled steel products in which at least one of the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., ASTM specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, A506). • Society of Automotive Engineers VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:03 Feb 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 (SAE)/American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) grades of series 2300 and higher. • Ball bearings steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Silico–manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent. • ASTM specifications A710 and A736. • USS Abrasion–resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500). • All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy ASTM specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507). • Non–rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the HTSUS. The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the HTSUS at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot–rolled flat–rolled carbon steel flat products covered by this order, including: vacuum degassed fully stabilized; high strength low alloy; and the substrate for motor lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7605 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Full Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Netherlands; Preliminary Results,’’ from Stephen Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated February 12, 2007 (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include: the legal authority to conduct sunset review; Corus Staal BV’s claim with regard to the Department’s practice embodied in the Sunset Review Policy Bulletin; the likelihood of the continuation or recurrence of dumping (non–de minimis margins in administrative reviews, and significant decline in import volumes); the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail (zeroing, sales by U.S. affiliate GalvPro LP, and duty absorption). Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file in room B–099 of the main Department 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 version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of Review The Department preliminarily determines that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain hot– rolled carbon steel flat products from the Netherlands is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted–average margins: Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters Corus Staal BV ............. All Others ...................... Weighted–Average Margin (Percent) 2.59 2.59 Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.310(c). Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 50 days after the date of publication of this notice, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(i). Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than 5 days after the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). Any hearing, E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 7606 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 32 / Friday, February 16, 2007 / Notices if requested, will be held two days after rebuttal briefs are due, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.310(d)(1). The Department will issue a notice of final results of this sunset review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any such briefs, no later than June 22, 2007 (see Certain Hot– Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Netherlands; Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary and Final Results of Full Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 71 FR 67854 (November 24, 2006)). This five-year (‘‘sunset’’) review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 12, 2007. David Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–2816 Filed 2–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration On February 1, 2007, the petitioner, Sunkist Growers, Inc., made a timely request pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2) and (e) for a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determinations. The petitioner requested postponement of the preliminary determinations in order to allow the Department additional time in which to review the complex questionnaire responses that have been submitted in the investigations and to analyze additional responses due to be filed shortly. For the reasons identified by the petitioner and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations under section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act by 50 days to April 19, 2007. The deadline for the final determinations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless extended. This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: February 8, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–2815 Filed 2–15–07; 8:45 am] [A–357–818, A–201–835] Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations: Lemon Juice from Argentina and Mexico BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 16, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley (Argentina) or Edythe Artman (Mexico), AD/CVD Operations, Office 6 and Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3148 or (202) 482– 2921, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations On October 19, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the antidumping duty investigations of lemon juice from Argentina and Mexico. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations: Lemon Juice from Argentina and Mexico, 71 FR 61710 (October 19, 2006). The notice of initiation stated that the Department would issue its preliminary determinations for these investigations no later than 140 days after the date of issuance of the initiation, in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:03 Feb 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 021207G] Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting. DATES: The SSC meeting will be held on March 7, 2007, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., approximately. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Pierre Hotel at Gallery Plaza, 105 Jose de Diego Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00914. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1920; telephone: (787) 766–5926. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The SSC will meet to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: Call to order Data and Stock Assessment Needs to End Overfishing and Set Annual Catch Limits for Species Under Management Presentation and Review of Dr. David Olsen’s Data on the Status of the St. Thomas/St. John Fisheries Discussion on the Sale of Catch by Charter Boats/Recreational Fishers in the US Caribbean (White Paper) Other Business Discussion on Vermillion Snapper and Queen Snapper Place in the Management Groups The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1920; telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 12, 2007. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–2736 Filed 2–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 012907C] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-421-807]


Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the 
Netherlands; Preliminary Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping 
Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order 
on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from the Netherlands 
(see Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 71 FR 43443 (August 
1, 2006)). On the basis of the notice of intent to participate, 
adequate substantive responses and rebuttal comments filed on behalf of 
the domestic and respondent interested parties, the Department is 
conducting a full sunset review of the antidumping duty order pursuant 
to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'') 
and section 351.218(e)(2)(i) of the Department's regulations. As a 
result of this sunset review, the Department preliminarily finds that 
revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the 
section entitled ``Preliminary Results of Review.''

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 16, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Bezirganian or Robert James, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14\th\ Street & 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: 202-482-1131 
and 202-482-0649, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 1, 2005, the Department published its notice of 
initiation of the first sunset review of the antidumping duty order on 
certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from the Netherlands, in 
accordance with section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year 
(``Sunset'') Reviews, 71 FR 43443 (August 1, 2006) (Notice of 
Initiation).
    The Department received a Notice of Intent to Participate from a 
respondent interested party, Corus Staal BV. Corus Staal BV claimed 
interested party status as a foreign producer, under section 771(9)(A) 
of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1677(9)(A)) and 19 CFR 351.102(b).
    The Department also received a Notice of Intent to Participate from 
the following domestic interested parties: Nucor Corporation; Gallatin 
Steel; IPSCO Steel, Inc.; Steel Dynamics, Inc.; Mittal Steel USA; and 
United States Steel Corporation (collectively Domestic Producers). 
Finally, the Department received a Notice of Intent to Participate from 
an additional domestic interested party: United Steel, Paper and 
Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service 
Workers International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC. The Notices of Intent to 
Participate from domestic interested parties were within the deadline 
specified in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department's Regulations 
(see Procedures for Conducting Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews of 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders (Sunset Regulations), 63 FR 
13516 (March 20, 1998)). The domestic interested parties claimed 
interested party status under sections 771(9)(C) and (D) of the Act, as 
manufacturers of a domestic-like product in the United States, and a 
union whose workers are engaged in the production of a domestic like 
product in the United States.
    The Department received a complete substantive response to the 
Notice of Initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 
30-day deadline specified in the Sunset Regulations under section 
351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department also received a complete substantive 
response from a respondent interested party, Corus Staal BV, within the 
deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(3)(i) of the Department's 
regulations.
    On September 1, 2006, the Department received a request from United 
States Steel Corporation for an extension of the deadline for filing 
rebuttal comments to the substantive response of the respondent 
interested parties. Pursuant to section 351.302(b) of the Department's 
regulations, parties were granted an extension to file rebuttal 
comments to the substantive responses until September 8, 2006. On 
September 8, 2006, Corus Staal BV and United States Steel Corporation 
filed rebuttal comments.
    On September 20, 2006, the Department found that the respondent 
interested parties accounted for more than 50 percent of exports by 
volume of the subject merchandise from Germany to the United States. 
See the September 20, 2006, memorandum from Robert James to Richard 
Weible entitled ``Sunset Review of Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat 
Products from the Netherlands: Adequacy of Domestic and Respondent 
Interested Party Responses to the Notice of Initiation.'' In accordance 
with section 351.218(e)(2)(i) of the Department's regulations, the 
Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this 
antidumping duty order.
    The Department extended the deadlines for the preliminary results 
of this review and the final results of this review to February 12, 
2007, and June 22, 2007, respectively. See Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon 
Steel Flat Products from the Netherlands; Extension of Time Limits for 
Preliminary and Final Results of Full Five-year (``Sunset'') Review of 
Antidumping Duty Order, 71 FR 67854 (November 24, 2006).

Scope of the Order

    For purposes of this order, the products covered are certain hot-
rolled carbon steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 
0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and 
whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other 
non-metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively 
superimposed layers),

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regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness of 
less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the 
thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on 
four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but 
not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4.0 mm, not 
in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 
4.0 mm is not included within the scope of the order. Specifically 
included within the scope of this order are vacuum degassed, fully 
stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (IF)) steels, 
high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate for motor 
lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with 
micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium or niobium (also 
commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon 
and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-
alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, 
vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels 
contains micro-alloying levels of elements such silicon and aluminum.
    Steel products to be included in the scope of this order, 
regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS), are products in which: (i) iron predominates, by 
weight, over each of the other contained elements; (ii) the carbon 
content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (iii) none of the elements 
listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:
    1.80 percent of manganese, or
    2.25 percent of silicon, or
    1.00 percent of copper, or
    0.50 percent of aluminum, or
    1.25 percent of chromium, or
    0.30 percent of cobalt, or
    0.40 percent of lead, or
    1.25 percent of nickel, or
    0.30 percent of tungsten, or
    0.10 percent of molybdenum, or
    0.10 percent of niobium, or
    0.15 percent of vanadium, or
    0.15 percent of zirconium.
All products that meet the physical and chemical description provided 
above are within the scope of this order unless otherwise excluded. The 
following products, by way of example, are outside or specifically 
excluded from the scope of this order:
     Alloy hot-rolled steel products in which at least one of 
the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., ASTM 
specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, A506).
     Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/American Iron and 
Steel Institute (AISI) grades of series 2300 and higher.
     Ball bearings steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
     Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
     Silico-manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon 
electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent.
     ASTM specifications A710 and A736.
     USS Abrasion-resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500).
     All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy 
ASTM specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507).
     Non-rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result 
of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed 
the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of 
the HTSUS.
    The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the HTSUS at 
subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 
7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 
7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 
7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 
7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 
7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 
7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 
7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 
7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon 
steel flat products covered by this order, including: vacuum degassed 
fully stabilized; high strength low alloy; and the substrate for motor 
lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 
7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 
7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 
7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 
7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise 
may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 
7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the 
``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Full Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products 
from the Netherlands; Preliminary Results,'' from Stephen Claeys, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David Spooner, 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated February 12, 2007 
(``Decision Memorandum''), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The 
issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include: the legal 
authority to conduct sunset review; Corus Staal BV's claim with regard 
to the Department's practice embodied in the Sunset Review Policy 
Bulletin; the likelihood of the continuation or recurrence of dumping 
(non-de minimis margins in administrative reviews, and significant 
decline in import volumes); the magnitude of the margin likely to 
prevail (zeroing, sales by U.S. affiliate GalvPro LP, and duty 
absorption).
    Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this 
sunset review and the corresponding recommendations in this public 
memorandum, which is on file in room B-099 of the main Department 
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 version of the 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Results of Review

    The Department preliminarily determines that revocation of the 
antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products 
from the Netherlands is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
dumping at the following weighted-average margins:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                       Weighted-Average
          Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters            Margin (Percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Corus Staal BV......................................                2.59
All Others..........................................                2.59
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of 
publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.310(c). 
Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 50 days after 
the date of publication of this notice, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.309(c)(1)(i). Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited to issues 
raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than 5 days after the 
case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). Any hearing,

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if requested, will be held two days after rebuttal briefs are due, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.310(d)(1). The Department will issue a 
notice of final results of this sunset review, which will include the 
results of its analysis of issues raised in any such briefs, no later 
than June 22, 2007 (see Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products 
from the Netherlands; Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary and 
Final Results of Full Five-year (``Sunset'') Review of Antidumping Duty 
Order, 71 FR 67854 (November 24, 2006)).
    This five-year (``sunset'') review and notice are in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: February 12, 2007.
David Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-2816 Filed 2-15-07; 8:45 am]
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