Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico; Final Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 24563-24564 [E7-8483]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 85 / Thursday, May 3, 2007 / Notices The preliminary results for this administrative review are currently due no later than May 3, 2007. Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to complete the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the 245 day time period for the preliminary results to 365 days. The Department has determined it is not practicable to complete this review within the statutory time limit because additional time is required to determine whether it will be necessary to request sales and/or cost information from TAMSA as part of the Department’s review of sales by Hylsa during the POR. Accordingly, the Department is extending the time limits for completion of the preliminary results of this administrative review until no later than August 31, 2007, which is 365 days from the last day of the anniversary month of this order. We intend to issue the final results in this review no later than 120 days after publication of the preliminary results notice. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: April 27, 2007. Stephen Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–8480 Filed 5–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–201–817 Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico; Final Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods (‘‘OCTG’’) from Mexico. On the basis of the notice of intent to participate, adequate substantive responses, and rebuttal comments filed on behalf of the mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB AGENCY: VerDate Mar 15 2010 05:02 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 petitioners and respondent interested parties, the Department conducted 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 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of Review.’’ EFFECTIVE DATE: May 3, 2007 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Angelica Mendoza, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: 202–482–0195 or 202–482– 3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 1, 2006, the Department published its notice of initiation of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on OCTG from Mexico, in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 71 FR 31153 (June 1, 2006) (‘‘Notice of Initiation’’). The Department received notices of intent to participate on behalf of United States Steel Corporation and IPSCO Tubulars Inc., Lone Star Steel Company, Koppel Steel (NS Group), Maverick Tube Corporation, Newport Steel (NS Group) and V&M Star LP (collectively ‘‘petitioners’’), within the 15-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). Petitioners claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as manufacturers of a domestic–like product in the United States. The Department received complete substantive responses to the notice of initiation from the interested parties Hylsa S.A. de CV (‘‘Hylsa’’) and Tubos de Aceros de Mexico, S.A. (‘‘TAMSA’’) (collectively ‘‘respondent interested parties’’) within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department received rebuttal responses from petitioners to the substantive responses from the respondent interested parties on July 5, 2006, and July 14, 2006, respectively. Section 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(A) provides that the Secretary normally will conclude that respondent interested parties have provided adequate response to a notice of initiation where the Department receives complete substantive responses from respondent PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24563 interested parties accounting on average for more than 50 percent, by volume, or value, if appropriate, of the total exports of the subject merchandise to the United States over the five calendar years preceding the year of publication of the notice of initiation. On July 21, 2006, the Department found that respondent interested parties accounted for more than 50 percent of exports by volume of the subject merchandise from Mexico to the United States. See Memorandum to Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, from John K. Drury entitled, ‘‘Adequacy Determination: Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico,’’ (July 21, 2006). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i), the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this antidumping duty order. On September 25, 2006, in accordance with section 751(c)(5)(B) of the Act, the Department extended the deadlines for the preliminary and final results of this sunset review by 90 days. See Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico; Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary and Final Results of Full Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 71 FR 55774. The Department published the preliminary results of this sunset review on December 26, 2006. See Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico; Preliminary Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 71 FR 77372 (December 26, 2006). In the Preliminary Results, the Department found that revocation of the order would likely result in continuation or recurrence of dumping with net margins of 21.70 percent for TAMSA and ‘‘all others,’’ and 0.62 percent for Hylsa. On February 14, 2007, within the deadline specified in 19 CFR § 351.309(c)(1)(i), the Department received case briefs on behalf of both TAMSA and Hylsa. On February 20, 2007, the Department rejected the case brief on behalf of Hylsa under 19 CFR § 351.302(d), as the Department determined that the brief contained new factual information submitted subsequent to the deadline for new factual information as proscribed in 19 CFR § 351.301(b)(3). The Department requested that Hylsa re–file the case brief no later than February 22, 2007, and extended the deadline for rebuttal briefs to February 28, 2007. On February 20, 2007, the Department received a rebuttal brief on behalf of petitioner IPSCO. On February 22, 2007, the Department received the corrected case brief on behalf of Hylsa. On February 28, the Department received rebuttal briefs on behalf of petitioner U.S. Steel. E:\FEDREG\03MYN1.LOC 03MYN1 24564 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 85 / Thursday, May 3, 2007 / Notices mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is OCTG, hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (‘‘API’’) or non–API specifications, whether finished or unfinished (including green tubes and limited–service OCTG products). The scope of this order does not cover casing or tubing pipe containing 10.5 percent or more of chromium, or drill pipe. The OCTG subject to this order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers: 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.30.10, 7304.29.30.20, 7304.29.30.30, 7304.29.30.40, 7304.29.30.50, 7304.29.30.60, 7304.29.30.80, 7304.29.40.10, 7304.29.40.20, 7304.29.40.30, 7304.29.40.40, 7304.29.40.50, 7304.29.40.60, 7304.29.40.80, 7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.60.15, 7304.29.60.30, 7304.29.60.45, 7304.29.60.60, 7304.29.60.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.20.10.30, 7306.20.10.90, 7306.20.20.00, 7306.20.30.00, 7306.20.40.00, 7306.20.60.10, 7306.20.60.50, 7306.20.80.10, and 7306.20.80.50. The Department has determined that couplings, and coupling stock, are not within the scope of the antidumping order on OCTG from Mexico. See Letter to Interested Parties; Final Affirmative Scope Decision, August 27, 1998. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. Our 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 Oil Country Tubular Goods (‘‘OCTG’’) from Mexico; Final Results,’’ from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated April 27, 2007 VerDate Mar 15 2010 05:02 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 (‘‘Decision Memo’’), 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 margin likely to prevail if the antidumping duty order were revoked. 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. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in content. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 042607A] Marine Mammals; File No. 727–1915 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California, 8635 Discovery Way, La Jolla, CA 92093, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on marine mammals for scientific research purposes. Final Results of Review DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before The Department determines that June 4, 2007. revocation of the antidumping duty ADDRESSES: The application and related order on OCTG from Mexico is likely to documents are available for review lead to continuation or recurrence of upon written request or by appointment dumping at the following weighted– in the following offices: average margins: Permits, Conservation and Education Manufacturers/ProWeighted–Average Division, Office of Protected Resources, ducers/Exporters Margin (Percent) NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone TAMSA ......................... 21.70 (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; and Hylsa ............................. 0.62 Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West All Others ...................... 21.70 Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018; and This notice also serves as the only Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 reminder to parties subject to Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI administrative protective orders 96814–4700; phone (808)973–2935; fax (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility (808)973–2941. concerning the return or destruction of Written comments or requests for a proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with section 351.305 public hearing on this application of the Department’s regulations. Timely should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, notification of the return or destruction F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, of APO materials or conversion to NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room judicial protective order is hereby 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those requested. Failure to comply with the individuals requesting a hearing should regulations and terms of an APO is a set forth the specific reasons why a violation that is subject to sanction. hearing on this particular request would We are issuing and publishing the be appropriate. results and notice in accordance with Comments may also be submitted by sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of facsimile at (301)427–2521, provided the Act. the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no Dated: April 27, 2007. later than the closing date of the David M. Spooner, comment period. Assistant Secretary for Import Comments may also be submitted by Administration. e-mail. The mailbox address for [FR Doc. E7–8483 Filed 5–2–07; 8:45 am] providing e-mail comments is BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 727–1915. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaclyn Daly or Kate Swails, (301)713– 2289. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FEDREG\03MYN1.LOC 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 85 (Thursday, May 3, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-201-817


Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico; Final Results of the 
Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On June 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order 
on oil country tubular goods (``OCTG'') from Mexico. On the basis of 
the notice of intent to participate, adequate substantive responses, 
and rebuttal comments filed on behalf of the petitioners and respondent 
interested parties, the Department conducted 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 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i). As a 
result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of 
the antidumping duty order would likely lead to the continuation or 
recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section 
entitled ``Final Results of Review.''

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 3, 2007

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Angelica Mendoza, 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: 202-482-0195 
or 202-482-3019, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 1, 2006, the Department published its notice of initiation 
of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on OCTG from Mexico, 
in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-
year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 71 FR 31153 (June 1, 2006) (``Notice of 
Initiation'').
    The Department received notices of intent to participate on behalf 
of United States Steel Corporation and IPSCO Tubulars Inc., Lone Star 
Steel Company, Koppel Steel (NS Group), Maverick Tube Corporation, 
Newport Steel (NS Group) and V&M Star LP (collectively 
``petitioners''), within the 15-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i). Petitioners claimed interested party status under 
section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as manufacturers of a domestic-like 
product in the United States.
    The Department received complete substantive responses to the 
notice of initiation from the interested parties Hylsa S.A. de CV 
(``Hylsa'') and Tubos de Aceros de Mexico, S.A. (``TAMSA'') 
(collectively ``respondent interested parties'') within the 30-day 
deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department received 
rebuttal responses from petitioners to the substantive responses from 
the respondent interested parties on July 5, 2006, and July 14, 2006, 
respectively.
    Section 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(A) provides that the Secretary 
normally will conclude that respondent interested parties have provided 
adequate response to a notice of initiation where the Department 
receives complete substantive responses from respondent interested 
parties accounting on average for more than 50 percent, by volume, or 
value, if appropriate, of the total exports of the subject merchandise 
to the United States over the five calendar years preceding the year of 
publication of the notice of initiation. On July 21, 2006, the 
Department found that respondent interested parties accounted for more 
than 50 percent of exports by volume of the subject merchandise from 
Mexico to the United States. See Memorandum to Stephen J. Claeys, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, from John K. 
Drury entitled, ``Adequacy Determination: Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico,'' 
(July 21, 2006). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i), the 
Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this 
antidumping duty order. On September 25, 2006, in accordance with 
section 751(c)(5)(B) of the Act, the Department extended the deadlines 
for the preliminary and final results of this sunset review by 90 days. 
See Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico; Extension of Time Limits for 
Preliminary and Final Results of Full Five-year (``Sunset'') Review of 
Antidumping Duty Order, 71 FR 55774.
    The Department published the preliminary results of this sunset 
review on December 26, 2006. See Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico; 
Preliminary Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 71 
FR 77372 (December 26, 2006). In the Preliminary Results, the 
Department found that revocation of the order would likely result in 
continuation or recurrence of dumping with net margins of 21.70 percent 
for TAMSA and ``all others,'' and 0.62 percent for Hylsa.
    On February 14, 2007, within the deadline specified in 19 CFR Sec.  
351.309(c)(1)(i), the Department received case briefs on behalf of both 
TAMSA and Hylsa. On February 20, 2007, the Department rejected the case 
brief on behalf of Hylsa under 19 CFR Sec.  351.302(d), as the 
Department determined that the brief contained new factual information 
submitted subsequent to the deadline for new factual information as 
proscribed in 19 CFR Sec.  351.301(b)(3). The Department requested that 
Hylsa re-file the case brief no later than February 22, 2007, and 
extended the deadline for rebuttal briefs to February 28, 2007. On 
February 20, 2007, the Department received a rebuttal brief on behalf 
of petitioner IPSCO. On February 22, 2007, the Department received the 
corrected case brief on behalf of Hylsa. On February 28, the Department 
received rebuttal briefs on behalf of petitioner U.S. Steel.

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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is OCTG, hollow steel 
products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and 
tubing of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), 
whether seamless or welded, whether or not conforming to American 
Petroleum Institute (``API'') or non-API specifications, whether 
finished or unfinished (including green tubes and limited-service OCTG 
products). The scope of this order does not cover casing or tubing pipe 
containing 10.5 percent or more of chromium, or drill pipe. The OCTG 
subject to this order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') under item numbers: 
7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 
7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 
7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 
7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.30.10, 7304.29.30.20, 
7304.29.30.30, 7304.29.30.40, 7304.29.30.50, 7304.29.30.60, 
7304.29.30.80, 7304.29.40.10, 7304.29.40.20, 7304.29.40.30, 
7304.29.40.40, 7304.29.40.50, 7304.29.40.60, 7304.29.40.80, 
7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 
7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.60.15, 7304.29.60.30, 7304.29.60.45, 
7304.29.60.60, 7304.29.60.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 
7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.20.10.30, 7306.20.10.90, 
7306.20.20.00, 7306.20.30.00, 7306.20.40.00, 7306.20.60.10, 
7306.20.60.50, 7306.20.80.10, and 7306.20.80.50. The Department has 
determined that couplings, and coupling stock, are not within the scope 
of the antidumping order on OCTG from Mexico. See Letter to Interested 
Parties; Final Affirmative Scope Decision, August 27, 1998. The HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. Our 
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 Oil Country Tubular Goods (``OCTG'') from 
Mexico; Final Results,'' from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant 
Secretary for Import Administration, dated April 27, 2007 (``Decision 
Memo''), 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 margin likely to prevail 
if the antidumping duty order were revoked. 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. The paper copy and electronic version 
of the Decision Memo are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    The Department determines that revocation of the antidumping duty 
order on OCTG from Mexico is likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average margins:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                       Weighted-Average
          Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters            Margin (Percent)
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TAMSA...............................................               21.70
Hylsa...............................................                0.62
All Others..........................................               21.70
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    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with section 351.305 of the 
Department's regulations. Timely notification of the return or 
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 that is subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: April 27, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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