Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 38563-38564 [E7-13655]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 134 / Friday, July 13, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–875] Non–Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 27, 2007, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on non– malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). This review covers two manufacturers/ exporters: Myland Industrial Co., Ltd. (‘‘Myland’’) and Buxin Myland (Foundry) Ltd. (‘‘Buxin’’). We provided interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results of review. We received no comments from interested parties. Therefore, we have made no changes to the weighted–average dumping margins determined for Myland and Buxin in the final results of this administrative review. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 13, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karine Gziryan and Mark Manning, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4081 and (202) 482–5253, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Background On April 27, 2007, the Department published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on non–malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the People’s Republic of China. See Non–Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 20990 (April 27, 2007) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). In the Preliminary Results we found that Myland and Buxin withheld critical information needed for the Department’s separate rate analysis and margin calculation, significantly impeded the review, and provided information that could not be verified, as provided by section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Jul 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 Act’’). Therefore, pursuant to sections 776(a)(2)(A), (C), and (D) of the Act, the Department preliminarily determined to apply facts available to Myland and Buxin. Because Myland and Buxin do not qualify for a separate rate they became a part of the PRC–wide entity, subject to the PRC–wide rate, in this segment of the proceeding. The Department reviewed the single PRC– wide entity, including Myland and Buxin, and preliminarily determined to apply the total adverse facts available (‘‘AFA’’) rate of 75.50 percent to exports of the subject merchandise from the PRC–wide entity, including Myland and Buxin. See Preliminary Results. No interested parties filed case briefs in response to the Department’s invitation to comment on the Preliminary Results. Scope of the Order The products subject to this administrative review are finished and unfinished non–malleable cast iron pipe fittings with an inside diameter ranging from 1/4 inch to 6 inches, whether threaded or un–threaded, regardless of industry or proprietary specifications. The subject fittings include elbows, ells, tees, crosses, and reducers as well as flanged fittings. These pipe fittings are also known as ‘‘cast iron pipe fittings’’ or ‘‘gray iron pipe fittings.’’ These cast iron pipe fittings are normally produced to ASTM A–126 and ASME B.l6.4 specifications and are threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications. Most building codes require that these products are Underwriters Laboratories (‘‘UL’’) certified. The scope does not include cast iron soil pipe fittings or grooved fittings or grooved couplings. Fittings that are made out of ductile iron that have the same physical characteristics as the gray or cast iron fittings subject to the scope above or which have the same physical characteristics and are produced to ASME B.16.3, ASME B.16.4, or ASTM A–395 specifications, threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications and UL certified, regardless of metallurgical differences between gray and ductile iron, are also included in the scope of the order. These ductile fittings do not include grooved fittings or grooved couplings. Ductile cast iron fittings with mechanical joint ends (‘‘MJ’’), or push on ends (‘‘PO’’), or flanged ends and produced to the American Water Works Association (‘‘AWWA’’) specifications AWWA C110 or AWWA C153 are not included. Imports of subject merchandise are currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers 7307.11.00.30, 7307.11.00.60, PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38563 7307.19.30.60 and 7307.19.30.85. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. Period of Review The period of review is April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2006. Final Results of Review We determine that the following weighted–average percentage margin exists for the period April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2006: Manufacturer/Exporter PRC–Wide Entity (including Myland Industrial Co., Ltd., and Buxin Myland (Foundry) Ltd.) ......................................... Margin (percent) 75.50 Assessment The Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For these final results, the PRC–wide entity, including Myland and Buxin, received a dumping margin based upon total AFA. We will, therefore, instruct CBP to liquidate entries manufactured or exported by the PRC–wide entity, Myland and Buxin, according to the AFA ad valorem rate listed above. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of this notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of non–malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(1) of the Act: (1) the cash deposit rate for Myland and Buxin will be the PRC–wide entity rate shown above; (2) for previously investigated companies not listed above, which received a separate rate in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company–specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) the cash deposit rate for all other PRC exporters will be the PRC– wide entity rate of 75.50 percent; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all non–PRC exporters, which have not received their own rate, will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that non–PRC exporter. These cash deposit E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 38564 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 134 / Friday, July 13, 2007 / Notices requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (‘‘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, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/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. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under section 351.402(f)(2) of the Department’s regulations to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. These final results of administrative review are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: July 6, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–13655 Filed 7–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [University of Minnesota, et al.] pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty–Free Entry of Scientific Instruments This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89– 651, as amended by Pub. L.106–36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 A.M. and 5 P.M. in room 2104, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave, NW., Washington, DC. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Jul 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as each is intended to be used, was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its order. Docket Number: 07–013. Applicant: University of Minnesota. Instrument: Carbon Monoxide Monitor and Accessories. Manufacturer: Aerolaser, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 72 CFR 31287, June 6, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides quantification of the amount of CO2 due to biological activity as opposed to fossil fuel consumption. Since it will employ streaming, gigabyte, real–time fiber optic data, an instrument capable of measuring CO concentration fluctuations with the fastest response time is essential to the project. Docket Number: 07–016. Applicant: The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Instrument: Fast–response NOx Analyzer. Manufacturer: Combustion Ltd., UK. Intended Use: See notice at 72 CFR 31287, June 6, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides near ms response (3 ms for NO, and < 10 ms for other oxides of N),allowing measurement of changes in concentration of NOx within an internal combustion engine cycle (2 revolutions for a 4–stroke cycle engine) and correlation with other intra–cycle data such as cylinder pressure or temperature in order to identify and determine mitigation methods of NOx formation in internal combustion engines. Docket Number: 07–017. Applicant: Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Instrument: 1.1 Micron Wavelength Fiber Laser, Model: Boostik 5 W. Manufacturer: Koheras A/S, Denmark. Intended Use: See notice at 72 CFR 31287, June 6, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides an important accessory tool for building and testing a point–to-point freespace communication link operating in the 3.8 micron waveband to verify the system design, using parametric frequency conversion of telecom–like sources. A high–power, cw, polarized laser source operating at a wavelength of exactly 1.1 micron is essential for making these measurements. Docket Number: 07–029. Applicant: University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195. Instrument: Femtosecond Laser. Manufacturer: Femtolasers Produktions, GmbH, Austria. Intended Use: See notice at 72 CFR 31287, June 6, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides a necessary accessory for PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conducting ultra–fast nonlinear optical far and near–field microscopic investigations of nanoscale physical phenomena of ferroelectric and semiconducting materials, especially ferroelectric domain ordering of manganites. These multiferroic materials are of great interest due to their potential for nonvolatile storage devices. By using photon echo and pump probe techniques, the electronic and vibrational properties of semiconductor nanocrystals, particularly CdSe and PdSe, will be used to study the effect of quantum confinement on vibronic coupling. A femtosecond laser with with pulse durations of 10 fs and below, with more than 480 mW power will be necessary for this work. Docket Number: 07–030. Applicant: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Instrument: Low Voltage Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: Delong Insruments A.s, Czech Republic. Intended Use: See notice at 72 CFR 31287, June 6, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides detection of proteins of interest (actin, synapsin and Rab3a) in nerve terminals, allowing immunolabeling of these proteins such that the tissue can be processed for transmission electron microscopy and the samples can be examined. This unique TEM operates at a low voltage of 5 kV, which enables obtaining of high– contrast images of non–osmicated samples, which is crucial since osmication cannot be performed together with immunolabeling. The TEM is capable of both fast and gradual changes in magnification which is needed, since nerve terminals are not readily found in the preparations of neuromuscular tissue being examined. Docket Number: 07–031. Applicant: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. Instrument: Surface Roughness Analyzer. Manufacturer: Elionix, Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 72 CFR 31287, June 6, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument will be needed to study Al and other metal tunnel junctions, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) related materials such as Al, silicon dioxide and nitride and silicon. New imaging systems for infrared detectors in the form of both nanoantennas and micro–spectrometers will be fabricated. The instrument will be required to image the devices formed at high magnification and also to accurately determine their surface morphology. Measurement of step– coverage of thin metal films with very high resolution is crucial for determining if the nanometer scale, overlapped metal areas are properly E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-875]


Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic 
of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On April 27, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results 
of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on non-
malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC''). This review covers two manufacturers/exporters: Myland 
Industrial Co., Ltd. (``Myland'') and Buxin Myland (Foundry) Ltd. 
(``Buxin'').
    We provided interested parties with an opportunity to comment on 
the preliminary results of review. We received no comments from 
interested parties. Therefore, we have made no changes to the weighted-
average dumping margins determined for Myland and Buxin in the final 
results of this administrative review.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 13, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karine Gziryan and Mark Manning, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14\th\ Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4081 and (202) 482-5253, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 27, 2007, the Department published in the Federal Register 
the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping 
duty order on non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the People's 
Republic of China. See Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, 72 FR 20990 (April 27, 2007) (``Preliminary 
Results''). In the Preliminary Results we found that Myland and Buxin 
withheld critical information needed for the Department's separate rate 
analysis and margin calculation, significantly impeded the review, and 
provided information that could not be verified, as provided by section 
782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). Therefore, 
pursuant to sections 776(a)(2)(A), (C), and (D) of the Act, the 
Department preliminarily determined to apply facts available to Myland 
and Buxin. Because Myland and Buxin do not qualify for a separate rate 
they became a part of the PRC-wide entity, subject to the PRC-wide 
rate, in this segment of the proceeding. The Department reviewed the 
single PRC-wide entity, including Myland and Buxin, and preliminarily 
determined to apply the total adverse facts available (``AFA'') rate of 
75.50 percent to exports of the subject merchandise from the PRC-wide 
entity, including Myland and Buxin. See Preliminary Results. No 
interested parties filed case briefs in response to the Department's 
invitation to comment on the Preliminary Results.

Scope of the Order

    The products subject to this administrative review are finished and 
unfinished non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings with an inside 
diameter ranging from 1/4 inch to 6 inches, whether threaded or un-
threaded, regardless of industry or proprietary specifications. The 
subject fittings include elbows, ells, tees, crosses, and reducers as 
well as flanged fittings. These pipe fittings are also known as ``cast 
iron pipe fittings'' or ``gray iron pipe fittings.'' These cast iron 
pipe fittings are normally produced to ASTM A-126 and ASME B.l6.4 
specifications and are threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications. Most 
building codes require that these products are Underwriters 
Laboratories (``UL'') certified. The scope does not include cast iron 
soil pipe fittings or grooved fittings or grooved couplings.
    Fittings that are made out of ductile iron that have the same 
physical characteristics as the gray or cast iron fittings subject to 
the scope above or which have the same physical characteristics and are 
produced to ASME B.16.3, ASME B.16.4, or ASTM A-395 specifications, 
threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications and UL certified, regardless of 
metallurgical differences between gray and ductile iron, are also 
included in the scope of the order. These ductile fittings do not 
include grooved fittings or grooved couplings. Ductile cast iron 
fittings with mechanical joint ends (``MJ''), or push on ends (``PO''), 
or flanged ends and produced to the American Water Works Association 
(``AWWA'') specifications AWWA C110 or AWWA C153 are not included.
    Imports of subject merchandise are currently classifiable in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') under item 
numbers 7307.11.00.30, 7307.11.00.60, 7307.19.30.60 and 7307.19.30.85. 
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. 
The written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive.

Period of Review

    The period of review is April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2006.

Final Results of Review

    We determine that the following weighted-average percentage margin 
exists for the period April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2006:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Margin
                    Manufacturer/Exporter                      (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
PRC-Wide Entity (including Myland Industrial Co., Ltd., and        75.50
 Buxin Myland (Foundry) Ltd.)...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Assessment

    The Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (``CBP'') shall assess, antidumping duties on all 
appropriate entries. For these final results, the PRC-wide entity, 
including Myland and Buxin, received a dumping margin based upon total 
AFA. We will, therefore, instruct CBP to liquidate entries manufactured 
or exported by the PRC-wide entity, Myland and Buxin, according to the 
AFA ad valorem rate listed above. The Department intends to issue 
assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of 
these final results of review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of this notice of final results of administrative review 
for all shipments of non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(1) of the Act: (1) 
the cash deposit rate for Myland and Buxin will be the PRC-wide entity 
rate shown above; (2) for previously investigated companies not listed 
above, which received a separate rate in a prior segment of the 
proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-
specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) the cash 
deposit rate for all other PRC exporters will be the PRC-wide entity 
rate of 75.50 percent; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all non-PRC 
exporters, which have not received their own rate, will be the rate 
applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. 
These cash deposit

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requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.

Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to an 
administrative protective order (``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, which continues to govern business 
proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely 
written notification of the return/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.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under section 351.402(f)(2) of the Department's 
regulations to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of 
antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during 
this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could 
result in the Secretary's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping 
duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping 
duties.
    These final results of administrative review are in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: July 6, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-13655 Filed 7-12-07; 8:45 am]
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