Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews, 23799-23800 [E7-8285]

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 83 (Tuesday, May 1, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23799-23800]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8285]


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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 review (``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 
the same order.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 1, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Chen, AD/CVD Operations, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Ave., NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1904. 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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                DOC Case No.                    ITC.Case No.       Country                  Product
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A-570-868..................................          731-TA-932          PRC     Folding Metal Tables and Chairs
Countervailing Duty Proceedings............
No Sunset Reviews of countervailing duty
 orders are scheduled for initiation in May
 2007......................................
Suspended Investigations...................
No Sunset Reviews of suspended
 investigations are scheduled for
 initiation in May 2007....................
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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 this 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).
    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

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countervailing duty proceedings at the Department.
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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.
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    This notice of initiation is being published in accordance with 
section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c).

    Dated: April 23, 2007.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-8285 Filed 4-30-07; 8:45 am]
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