Revocation Pursuant to Second Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Argentina and Brazil, 28027-28029 [E7-9638]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 96 / Friday, May 18, 2007 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES parameters described above and produced to one of the specifications listed above, regardless of application, and whether or not also certified to a non–covered specification. Standard, line and pressure applications and the above–listed specifications are defining characteristics of the scope of this order. Therefore, seamless pipes meeting the physical description above, but not produced to the A–335, A–106, A–53, or API 5L standards shall be covered if used in a standard, line or pressure application. For example, there are certain other ASTM specifications of pipe which, because of overlapping characteristics, could potentially be used in A–106 applications. These specifications generally include A–162, A–192, A–210, A–333, and A–524. When such pipes are used in a standard, line or pressure pipe application, such products are covered by the scope of this order. Specifically excluded from this order are boiler tubing and mechanical tubing, if such products are not produced to A– 335, A–106, A–53 or API 5L specifications and are not used in standard, line or pressure applications. In addition, finished and unfinished OCTG are excluded from the scope of this order, if covered by the scope of another antidumping duty order from the same country. If not covered by such an OCTG order, finished and unfinished OCTG are included in this scope when used in standard, line or pressure applications. Finally, also excluded from this order are redraw hollows for cold–drawing when used in the production of cold–drawn pipe or tube. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of this antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty order on seamless line pipe from Germany. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of this order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this Notice of Continuation. Pursuant to sections 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 May 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 five–year review of this order not later than April 2012. This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return/destruction or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. This five–year (sunset) review and notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: May 11, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–9636 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–357–809, A–351–826] Revocation Pursuant to Second Fiveyear (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Argentina and Brazil Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe (‘‘seamless line pipe’’) from Argentina and Brazil would not be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is publishing this notice of revocation of these antidumping duty orders pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). EFFECTIVE DATE: July 16, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dena Crossland or Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3362 or (202) 482– 1391, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28027 Background On July 16, 2001, at the conclusion of the first sunset review of these orders, the Department published notice of continuation of these orders. See Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Argentina, Brazil, and Germany, 66 FR 37004 (July 16, 2001). On June 1, 2006, the Department initiated, and the ITC instituted, sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on seamless line pipe from Argentina, Brazil, and Germany pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Fiveyear (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 71 FR 31153 (June 1, 2006). As a result of its sunset reviews, the Department found that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the orders to be revoked. See Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Argentina, Brazil and Germany: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 71 FR 59079 (October 6, 2006). On May 2, 2007, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on seamless line pipe from Argentina and Brazil would not be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. The ITC notified the Department and published its decision on May 8, 2007. See Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Argentina, Brazil, and Germany, 72 FR 26153 (May 8, 2007), and ITC Publication 3918 (May 2007), Investigation No. 731–TA–707–709 (Second Review). Scope of the Order The scope of this order includes small diameter seamless carbon and alloy standard, line and pressure pipes (seamless pipes) produced to the ASTM A–335, ASTM A–106, ASTM A–53 and API 5L specifications and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of application. The scope of this order also includes all products used in standard, line, or pressure pipe applications and meeting the physical parameters below, regardless of specification. For purposes of this order, seamless pipes are seamless carbon and alloy (other than stainless) steel pipes, of circular cross-section, not more than E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 28028 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 96 / Friday, May 18, 2007 / Notices 114.3 mm (4.5 inches) in outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, manufacturing process (hot–finished or cold–drawn), end finish (plain end, bevelled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish. These pipes are commonly known as standard pipe, line pipe or pressure pipe, depending upon the application. They may also be used in structural applications. Pipes produced in non– standard wall thicknesses are commonly referred to as tubes. The seamless pipes subject to this order are currently classifiable under subheadings 7304.19.10.20, 7304.19.50.20, 7304.31.60.50, 7304.39.00.16, 7304.39.00.20, 7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.51.50.05, 7304.51.50.60, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.10, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, and 7304.59.80.25 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The following information further defines the scope of this order, which covers pipes meeting the physical parameters described above: Specifications, Characteristics and Uses: Seamless pressure pipes are intended for the conveyance of water, steam, petrochemicals, chemicals, oil products, natural gas and other liquids and gasses in industrial piping systems. They may carry these substances at elevated pressures and temperatures and may be subject to the application of external heat. Seamless carbon steel pressure pipe meeting the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard A–106 may be used in temperatures of up to 1000 degrees fahrenheit, at various American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code stress levels. Alloy pipes made to ASTM standard A–335 must be used if temperatures and stress levels exceed those allowed for A–106 and the ASME codes. Seamless pressure pipes sold in the United States are commonly produced to the ASTM A–106 standard. Seamless standard pipes are most commonly produced to the ASTM A–53 specification and generally are not intended for high temperature service. They are intended for the low temperature and pressure conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, air and other liquids and gasses in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, automatic sprinkler systems, and other related uses. Standard pipes (depending on type and code) may carry liquids at elevated temperatures but must not exceed relevant ASME code requirements. Seamless line pipes are intended for the conveyance of oil and natural gas or VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 May 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 other fluids in pipe lines. Seamless line pipes are produced to the API 5L specification. Seamless pipes are commonly produced and certified to meet ASTM A–106, ASTM A–53 and API 5L specifications. Such triple certification of pipes is common because all pipes meeting the stringent A–106 specification necessarily meet the API 5L and ASTM A–53 specifications. Pipes meeting the API 5L specification necessarily meet the ASTM A–53 specification. However, pipes meeting the A–53 or API 5L specifications do not necessarily meet the A–106 specification. To avoid maintaining separate production runs and separate inventories, manufacturers triple certify the pipes. Since distributors sell the vast majority of this product, they can thereby maintain a single inventory to service all customers. The primary application of ASTM A– 106 pressure pipes and triple certified pipes is in pressure piping systems by refineries, petrochemical plants and chemical plants. Other applications are in power generation plants (electrical– fossil fuel or nuclear), and in some oil field uses (on shore and off shore) such as for separator lines, gathering lines and metering runs. A minor application of this product is for use as oil and gas distribution lines for commercial applications. These applications constitute the majority of the market for the subject seamless pipes. However, A– 106 pipes may be used in some boiler applications. The scope of this order includes all seamless pipe meeting the physical parameters described above and produced to one of the specifications listed above, regardless of application, and whether or not also certified to a non–covered specification. Standard, line and pressure applications and the above–listed specifications are defining characteristics of the scope of this order. Therefore, seamless pipes meeting the physical description above, but not produced to the A–335, A–106, A–53, or API 5L standards shall be covered if used in a standard, line or pressure application. For example, there are certain other ASTM specifications of pipe which, because of overlapping characteristics, could potentially be used in A–106 applications. These specifications generally include A–162, A–192, A–210, A–333, and A–524. When such pipes are used in a standard, line or pressure pipe application, such products are covered by the scope of this order. Specifically excluded from this order are boiler tubing and mechanical tubing, if such products are not produced to A– PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 335, A–106, A–53 or API 5L specifications and are not used in standard, line or pressure applications. In addition, finished and unfinished OCTG are excluded from the scope of this order, if covered by the scope of another antidumping duty order from the same country. If not covered by such an OCTG order, finished and unfinished OCTG are included in this scope when used in standard, line or pressure applications. Finally, also excluded from this order are redraw hollows for cold–drawing when used in the production of cold–drawn pipe or tube. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders As a result of the determinations by the ITC that revocation of these antidumping duty orders is not likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is revoking the antidumping duty orders on seamless line pipe from Argentina and Brazil, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 751(d) of the Act. Pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the effective date of revocation is July 16, 2006 (i.e., the fifth anniversary of the date of publication in the Federal Register of the Continuation Notice). The Department will notify U.S. Customs and Border Protection to discontinue suspension of liquidation and collection of cash deposits on entries of the subject merchandise entered or withdrawn from warehouse on or after July 16, 2006, the effective date of revocation of the antidumping duty orders. The Department will complete any pending administrative reviews of these orders and will conduct administrative reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation in response to appropriately filed requests for review. This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return/destruction or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. These revocations pursuant to fiveyear sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance with sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act and are published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 96 / Friday, May 18, 2007 / Notices Dated: May 11, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–9638 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am] Funding Availability: Approximately $500,000 will be available through this announcement for fiscal year 2007. Awards are limited to $175,000 each. ITA anticipates making a minimum of three awards. Additional awards might be made depending on the amounts requested and the availability of funds. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Statutory Authority: 15 USC 4723. International Trade Administration [Docket No. 070510110–7111–01 Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and request for applications. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: ITA is soliciting projects to strengthen U.S. competitiveness to be conducted by eligible entities for periods of up to three years. Project award periods normally begin between October 1, 2007 and January 1, 2008, but may begin as late as April 1, 2008. MDCP awards help to underwrite the start-up costs of new competitivenessstrengthening ventures that industry groups are often reluctant to undertake without federal support. MDCP aims to develop, maintain, and expand foreign markets for non-agricultural goods and services produced in the United States. DATES: Proposals must be received by ITA no later than 5 p.m. EDT, July 13, 2007. A public meeting to discuss the competition will be held on June 6, 2007, at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: Proposals must be submitted to ITA, U.S. Department of Commerce, HCHB Rm. 3215; Washington, DC 20230, or via e-mail to Brad.Hess@mail.doc.gov. The full funding opportunity announcement and the application kit for this request for application are available at http:// www.trade.gov/mdcp, or by contacting Brad Hess at 202–482–2969. The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, HCHB, 14th & Constitution, NW., Washington, DC in Room 1412. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested parties who are unable to access information via Internet or who have questions may contact Mr. Brad Hess by mail (see ADDRESSES, by phone at 202–482–2969, by fax at 202–482– 4462, or via Internet at Brad.Hess@mail.doc.gov. Electronic Access: the full funding opportunity announcement for MDCP is available at http://www.trade.gov/mdcp. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 May 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 CFDA: 11.112, Market Development Cooperator Program. Eligibility: Trade associations, state departments of trade and their regional associations, and non-profit industry organizations, including export multiplier organizations such as World Trade Centers, centers for international trade development and small business development centers are eligible to apply for an MDCP award. Cost Sharing Requirements: Applicants must contribute two dollars for every federal dollar received. At least 50% of the applicant’s cost share must be cash. The remaining percentage of the applicant’s cost share may be cash or in kind. Intergovernmental Review: Applications under this program are not subject to Executive Order 12372, ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of federal programs.’’ Limitation of Liability: In no event will the Department of Commerce or ITA be responsible for proposal preparation costs if this program fails to receive funding or is cancelled because of other agency priorities. Publication of this announcement does not obligate the Department of Commerce or ITA to award funds for any specific project or to obligate any available funds. Evaluation and Selection Procedures: After receiving the applications, ITA will screen each one to determine the applicant’s eligibility to receive an award. After receiving all applications, a selection panel composed of at least three ITA managers will review the applications using the evaluation criteria below, score them, and forward a ranked funding recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services. The evaluation criteria scores assigned by the panel determine which applications are recommended for funding. The Assistant Secretary makes the final selection of award winners, justifying any deviation from the selection panel’s ranked recommendations by application of the selection factors listed below. Evaluation Criteria: The selection panel reviews each eligible application based on five evaluation criteria. The evaluation criteria are listed below. (1) Potential to Strengthen Competitiveness (20%). This is the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28029 likelihood of a positive immediate or longer-term effect of the project on competitiveness as quantified in exports and foreign market share. (2) Performance Measures (20%). Applicants must provide quantifiable estimates of how the project will increase or enhance the U.S. industry’s competitiveness in the foreign market(s). (3) Partnership and Priorities (20%). This criterion indicates the degree to which the project initiates or enhances partnership with ITA and the degree to which the proposal furthers or is compatible with ITA’s priorities. (4) Creativity and Capacity (20%). Applicants demonstrate creativity, innovation, and realism in the project work plan as well as their institutional capacity to carry out the work plan. (5) Budget and Sustainability (20%). This criterion indicates the reasonableness and effectiveness of the itemized budget for project activities, the amount of the cash match that is readily available, and the probability that the project can be continued on a self-sustained basis after the completion of the award. The five criteria together constitute the application score. At 20 points per criterion, the total possible score is 100. Selection Factors: The Assistant Secretary may deviate from the selection panel’s ranked recommendation only based on the following factors: (1) The selection panel’s written assessments, (2) Degree to which applications satisfy ITA priorities, (3) Geographic distribution of the proposed awards, (4) Diversity of industry sectors and overseas markets covered by the proposed awards, (5) Diversity of project activities represented by the proposed awards, (6) Avoidance of redundancy and conflicts with the initiatives of other federal agencies, and (7) Availability of funds. The ITA priorities referred to under Evaluation Criteria (3) and Selection Factor (2) are listed below. ITA is interested in receiving proposals to promote U.S. exports that include, but are not limited to, projects that: (1) Improve the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing and service industries by addressing impediments to innovation and reducing the cost of doing business in foreign countries; (2) Increase competitiveness of U.S. industries in large markets like China, India, and Brazil by addressing non-tariff barriers, especially those related to standards and intellectual property rights; (3) Help U.S. industry to capitalize on effective global supply chain management strategies; (4) Advance market-based approaches to energy, clean E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-357-809, A-351-826]


Revocation Pursuant to Second Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews of 
Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy 
Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Argentina and Brazil

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the International Trade 
Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on 
certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and 
pressure pipe (``seamless line pipe'') from Argentina and Brazil would 
not be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of material 
injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 
foreseeable time, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is 
publishing this notice of revocation of these antidumping duty orders 
pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act'').

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 16, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dena Crossland or Dana Mermelstein, 
AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3362 or (202) 482-1391, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 16, 2001, at the conclusion of the first sunset review of 
these orders, the Department published notice of continuation of these 
orders. See Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Seamless 
Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Argentina, 
Brazil, and Germany, 66 FR 37004 (July 16, 2001).
    On June 1, 2006, the Department initiated, and the ITC instituted, 
sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on seamless line pipe 
from Argentina, Brazil, and Germany pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Act. See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 71 FR 31153 
(June 1, 2006). As a result of its sunset reviews, the Department found 
that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified the ITC of the 
magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the orders to be 
revoked. See Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, 
Line, and Pressure Pipe from Argentina, Brazil and Germany: Final 
Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 
71 FR 59079 (October 6, 2006).
    On May 2, 2007, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of 
the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on seamless 
line pipe from Argentina and Brazil would not be likely to lead to a 
continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the 
United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. The ITC notified 
the Department and published its decision on May 8, 2007. See Certain 
Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from 
Argentina, Brazil, and Germany, 72 FR 26153 (May 8, 2007), and ITC 
Publication 3918 (May 2007), Investigation No. 731-TA-707-709 (Second 
Review).

Scope of the Order

    The scope of this order includes small diameter seamless carbon and 
alloy standard, line and pressure pipes (seamless pipes) produced to 
the ASTM A-335, ASTM A-106, ASTM A-53 and API 5L specifications and 
meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of 
application. The scope of this order also includes all products used in 
standard, line, or pressure pipe applications and meeting the physical 
parameters below, regardless of specification.
    For purposes of this order, seamless pipes are seamless carbon and 
alloy (other than stainless) steel pipes, of circular cross-section, 
not more than

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114.3 mm (4.5 inches) in outside diameter, regardless of wall 
thickness, manufacturing process (hot-finished or cold-drawn), end 
finish (plain end, bevelled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and 
coupled), or surface finish. These pipes are commonly known as standard 
pipe, line pipe or pressure pipe, depending upon the application. They 
may also be used in structural applications. Pipes produced in non-
standard wall thicknesses are commonly referred to as tubes.
    The seamless pipes subject to this order are currently classifiable 
under subheadings 7304.19.10.20, 7304.19.50.20, 7304.31.60.50, 
7304.39.00.16, 7304.39.00.20, 7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 
7304.39.00.32, 7304.51.50.05, 7304.51.50.60, 7304.59.60.00, 
7304.59.80.10, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, and 7304.59.80.25 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).
    The following information further defines the scope of this order, 
which covers pipes meeting the physical parameters described above:
    Specifications, Characteristics and Uses: Seamless pressure pipes 
are intended for the conveyance of water, steam, petrochemicals, 
chemicals, oil products, natural gas and other liquids and gasses in 
industrial piping systems. They may carry these substances at elevated 
pressures and temperatures and may be subject to the application of 
external heat. Seamless carbon steel pressure pipe meeting the American 
Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard A-106 may be used in 
temperatures of up to 1000 degrees fahrenheit, at various American 
Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code stress levels. Alloy pipes 
made to ASTM standard A-335 must be used if temperatures and stress 
levels exceed those allowed for A-106 and the ASME codes. Seamless 
pressure pipes sold in the United States are commonly produced to the 
ASTM A-106 standard.
    Seamless standard pipes are most commonly produced to the ASTM A-53 
specification and generally are not intended for high temperature 
service. They are intended for the low temperature and pressure 
conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, air and other liquids and 
gasses in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, 
automatic sprinkler systems, and other related uses. Standard pipes 
(depending on type and code) may carry liquids at elevated temperatures 
but must not exceed relevant ASME code requirements.
    Seamless line pipes are intended for the conveyance of oil and 
natural gas or other fluids in pipe lines. Seamless line pipes are 
produced to the API 5L specification.
    Seamless pipes are commonly produced and certified to meet ASTM A-
106, ASTM A-53 and API 5L specifications. Such triple certification of 
pipes is common because all pipes meeting the stringent A-106 
specification necessarily meet the API 5L and ASTM A-53 specifications. 
Pipes meeting the API 5L specification necessarily meet the ASTM A-53 
specification. However, pipes meeting the A-53 or API 5L specifications 
do not necessarily meet the A-106 specification. To avoid maintaining 
separate production runs and separate inventories, manufacturers triple 
certify the pipes. Since distributors sell the vast majority of this 
product, they can thereby maintain a single inventory to service all 
customers.
    The primary application of ASTM A-106 pressure pipes and triple 
certified pipes is in pressure piping systems by refineries, 
petrochemical plants and chemical plants. Other applications are in 
power generation plants (electrical-fossil fuel or nuclear), and in 
some oil field uses (on shore and off shore) such as for separator 
lines, gathering lines and metering runs. A minor application of this 
product is for use as oil and gas distribution lines for commercial 
applications. These applications constitute the majority of the market 
for the subject seamless pipes. However, A-106 pipes may be used in 
some boiler applications.
    The scope of this order includes all seamless pipe meeting the 
physical parameters described above and produced to one of the 
specifications listed above, regardless of application, and whether or 
not also certified to a non-covered specification. Standard, line and 
pressure applications and the above-listed specifications are defining 
characteristics of the scope of this order. Therefore, seamless pipes 
meeting the physical description above, but not produced to the A-335, 
A-106, A-53, or API 5L standards shall be covered if used in a 
standard, line or pressure application.
    For example, there are certain other ASTM specifications of pipe 
which, because of overlapping characteristics, could potentially be 
used in A-106 applications. These specifications generally include A-
162, A-192, A-210, A-333, and A-524. When such pipes are used in a 
standard, line or pressure pipe application, such products are covered 
by the scope of this order.
    Specifically excluded from this order are boiler tubing and 
mechanical tubing, if such products are not produced to A-335, A-106, 
A-53 or API 5L specifications and are not used in standard, line or 
pressure applications. In addition, finished and unfinished OCTG are 
excluded from the scope of this order, if covered by the scope of 
another antidumping duty order from the same country. If not covered by 
such an OCTG order, finished and unfinished OCTG are included in this 
scope when used in standard, line or pressure applications. Finally, 
also excluded from this order are redraw hollows for cold-drawing when 
used in the production of cold-drawn pipe or tube.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is 
dispositive.

Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders

    As a result of the determinations by the ITC that revocation of 
these antidumping duty orders is not likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States, the 
Department is revoking the antidumping duty orders on seamless line 
pipe from Argentina and Brazil, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 751(d) 
of the Act. Pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.222(i)(2)(i), the effective date of revocation is July 16, 2006 
(i.e., the fifth anniversary of the date of publication in the Federal 
Register of the Continuation Notice). The Department will notify U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection to discontinue suspension of liquidation 
and collection of cash deposits on entries of the subject merchandise 
entered or withdrawn from warehouse on or after July 16, 2006, the 
effective date of revocation of the antidumping duty orders. The 
Department will complete any pending administrative reviews of these 
orders and will conduct administrative reviews of subject merchandise 
entered prior to the effective date of revocation in response to 
appropriately filed requests for review.
    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return/destruction or conversion to judicial protective 
order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which 
may be subject to sanctions.
    These revocations pursuant to five-year sunset reviews and this 
notice are in accordance with sections 751(c) and 751(d)(2) of the Act 
and are published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act.


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    Dated: May 11, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-9638 Filed 5-17-07; 8:45 am]
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