Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine, 50696-50699 [E7-17229]

Download as PDF 50696 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 4, 2007 / Notices recommendations on project necessity and validity. (3) Make recommendations regarding allocation of research funds through review of research and project proposals as well as needs identified through the evaluation process above. (4) Could be consulted on issues such as protocols for specific projects. Topics to be presented and discussed by the GSENMAC include: Elections for GSENMAC Chair and Vice Chair; Management updates to the GSENMAC; Sub-committee reports (Rangeland Health, Science, and Marketing/ Partnerships/Revenue); vegetation restoration and fuels reduction on Buckskin Mountain. Members of the public are welcome to address the council from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., local time on September 19, 2007, in Kanab, Utah, at the GSENM Visitor Center. Depending on the number of persons wishing to speak, a time limit could be established. 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ADDRESSES: Copies of the Coeur d’Alene ROD/RMP are available upon request from the Coeur d’Alene Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, ATTN: RMP, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815, or via the internet at http://www.blm.gov/rmp/id/cda/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Pavey, Spokane District Office, 1103 North Fancher, Spokane Valley, Washington 99212, (208) 769–5059, or e-mail scott_pavey@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coeur d’Alene RMP was developed with broad public participation through a three year collaborative planning process. This RMP addresses management on approximately 97,900 acres of public land in the planning area. The Coeur d’Alene RMP is designed to achieve or maintain desired future conditions developed through the planning process. It includes a series of management actions to meet the desired resource conditions for forest, upland, and riparian vegetation; wildlife habitats; cultural and visual resources; and recreation. 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While you can ask us in your appeal to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Thomas H. Dyer, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Director. [FR Doc. E7–17417 Filed 8–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–417 and 731– TA–953, 954, 957–959, 961, and 962 (Review)] Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of five-year reviews concerning the countervailing duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (‘‘wire rod’’) from Brazil and antidumping duty orders on wire rod from Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on wire rod from Brazil and the antidumping duty orders on wire rod from Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission; 1 to 1 No response to this request for information is required if a currently valid Office of Management E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 4, 2007 / Notices rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is October 24, 2007. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by November 20, 2007. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207). EFFECTIVE DATE: September 4, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. On October 22, 2002, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) issued a countervailing duty order on imports of wire rod from Brazil (67 FR 64871).2 On October 29, 2002, Commerce issued antidumping duty orders on imports of wire rod from Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine (67 FR 65944–65947). The Commission is conducting reviews to determine whether revocation of the orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. It will assess the adequacy of interested party responses to this notice of institution to determine whether to conduct full reviews or expedited reviews. The Commission’s determinations in any and Budget (OMB) number is not displayed; the OMB number is 3117–0016/USITC No. 08–5–173, expiration date June 30, 2008. Public reporting burden for the request is estimated to average 10 hours per response. Please send comments regarding the accuracy of this burden estimate to the Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. 2 A countervailing duty order on imports of wire rod from Canada was also issued by Commerce in the same notice; however, that order was subsequently revoked by Commerce (69 FR 3330, January 23, 2004). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Aug 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 expedited reviews will be based on the facts available, which may include information provided in response to this notice. Definitions. The following definitions apply to these reviews: (1) Subject Merchandise is the class or kind of merchandise that is within the scope of the five-year reviews, as defined by Commerce. (2) The Subject Countries in these reviews are Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine. (3) The Domestic Like Product is the domestically produced product or products which are like, or in the absence of like, most similar in characteristics and uses with, the Subject Merchandise. In its original determinations, the Commission found a single Domestic Like Product consisting of: (1) All carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod included within Commerce’s scope, and (2) the grade 1080 tire bead and grade 1080 tire cord quality wire rod that had been excluded from Commerce’s scope. One Commissioner defined the Domestic Like Product differently. (4) The Domestic Industry is the U.S. producers as a whole of the Domestic Like Product, or those producers whose collective output of the Domestic Like Product constitutes a major proportion of the total domestic production of the product. In its original determinations, the Commission found a single Domestic Industry consisting of all U.S. producers of the Domestic Like Product which, as stated above, consists of all wire rod corresponding to Commerce’s scope as well as the certain grade 1080 tire cord and grade 1080 tire bead wire rod products that Commerce had excluded from the scope. One Commissioner defined the Domestic Industry differently. (5) The Order Dates are the dates that the antidumping and countervailing duty orders under review became effective. In these reviews, the Order Date concerning the countervailing duty order on imports of wire rod from Brazil is October 22, 2002, and the Order Date concerning the antidumping duty orders on imports of wire rod from Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine is October 29, 2002. (6) An Importer is any person or firm engaged, either directly or through a parent company or subsidiary, in importing the Subject Merchandise into the United States from a foreign manufacturer or through its selling agent. Participation in the reviews and public service list. Persons, including PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50697 industrial users of the Subject Merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the reviews as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in § 201.11(b)(4) of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the reviews. Former Commission employees who are seeking to appear in Commission five-year reviews are reminded that they are required, pursuant to 19 CFR 201.15, to seek Commission approval if the matter in which they are seeking to appear was pending in any manner or form during their Commission employment. The Commission’s designated agency ethics official has advised that a five-year review is the ‘‘same particular matter’’ as the underlying original investigation for purposes of 19 CFR 201.15 and 18 U.S.C. 207, the post employment statute for Federal employees. Former employees may seek informal advice from Commission ethics officials with respect to this and the related issue of whether the employee’s participation was ‘‘personal and substantial.’’ However, any informal consultation will not relieve former employees of the obligation to seek approval to appear from the Commission under its rule 201.15. For ethics advice, contact Carol McCue Verratti, Deputy Agency Ethics Official, at 202–205–3088. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and APO service list. Pursuant to § 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI submitted in these reviews available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the reviews, provided that the application is made no later than 21 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the reviews. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Certification. Pursuant to § 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, any person submitting information to the Commission in connection with these reviews must certify that the information is accurate and complete to the best of the submitter’s knowledge. In making the certification, the submitter E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 50698 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 4, 2007 / Notices will be deemed to consent, unless otherwise specified, for the Commission, its employees, and contract personnel to use the information provided in any other reviews or investigations of the same or comparable products which the Commission conducts under Title VII of the Act, or in internal audits and investigations relating to the programs and operations of the Commission pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3. Written submissions. Pursuant to § 207.61 of the Commission’s rules, each interested party response to this notice must provide the information specified below. The deadline for filing such responses is October 24, 2007. Pursuant to § 207.62(b) of the Commission’s rules, eligible parties (as specified in Commission rule 207.62(b)(1)) may also file comments concerning the adequacy of responses to the notice of institution and whether the Commission should conduct expedited or full reviews. The deadline for filing such comments is November 20, 2007. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of §§ 201.8 and 207.3 of the Commission’s rules and any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of §§ 201.6 and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s rules do not authorize filing of submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent permitted by § 201.8 of the Commission’s rules, as amended, 67 FR 68036 (November 8, 2002). Also, in accordance with §§ 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the reviews must be served on all other parties to the reviews (as identified by either the public or APO service list as appropriate), and a certificate of service must accompany the document (if you are not a party to the reviews you do not need to serve your response). Inability to provide requested information. Pursuant to § 207.61(c) of the Commission’s rules, any interested party that cannot furnish the information requested by this notice in the requested form and manner shall notify the Commission at the earliest possible time, provide a full explanation of why it cannot provide the requested information, and indicate alternative forms in which it can provide equivalent information. If an interested party does not provide this notification (or the Commission finds the explanation provided in the notification inadequate) and fails to provide a complete response to this notice, the Commission may take an adverse inference against the party pursuant to VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Aug 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 section 776(b) of the Act in making its determinations in the reviews. Information to be Provided in Response to this Notice of Institution: If you are a domestic producer, union/ worker group, or trade/business association; import/export Subject Merchandise from more than one Subject Country; or produce Subject Merchandise in more than one Subject Country, you may file a single response. If you do so, please ensure that your response to each question includes the information requested for each pertinent Subject Country. As used below, the term ‘‘firm’’ includes any related firms. (1) The name and address of your firm or entity (including World Wide Web address if available) and name, telephone number, fax number, and email address of the certifying official. (2) A statement indicating whether your firm/entity is a U.S. producer of the Domestic Like Product, a U.S. union or worker group, a U.S. importer of the Subject Merchandise, a foreign producer or exporter of the Subject Merchandise, a U.S. or foreign trade or business association, or another interested party (including an explanation). If you are a union/worker group or trade/business association, identify the firms in which your workers are employed or which are members of your association. (3) A statement indicating whether your firm/entity is willing to participate in these reviews by providing information requested by the Commission. (4) A statement of the likely effects of the revocation of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on the Domestic Industry in general and/or your firm/entity specifically. In your response, please discuss the various factors specified in section 752(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675a(a)) including the likely volume of subject imports, likely price effects of subject imports, and likely impact of imports of Subject Merchandise on the Domestic Industry. (5) A list of all known and currently operating U.S. producers of the Domestic Like Product. Identify any known related parties and the nature of the relationship as defined in section 771(4)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C 1677(4)(B)). (6) A list of all known and currently operating U.S. importers of the Subject Merchandise and producers of the Subject Merchandise in each Subject Country that currently export or have exported Subject Merchandise to the United States or other countries since the Order Date. (7) If you are a U.S. producer of the Domestic Like Product, provide the following information on your firm’s PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 operations on that product during calendar year 2006 (report quantity data in short tons and value data in U.S. dollars, f.o.b. plant). If you are a union/ worker group or trade/business association, provide the information, on an aggregate basis, for the firms in which your workers are employed/ which are members of your association. (a) Production (quantity) and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total U.S. production of the Domestic Like Product accounted for by your firm’s(s’) production; (b) The quantity and value of U.S. commercial shipments of the Domestic Like Product produced in your U.S. plant(s); and (c) The quantity and value of U.S. internal consumption/company transfers of the Domestic Like Product produced in your U.S. plant(s). (8) If you are a U.S. importer or a trade/business association of U.S. importers of the Subject Merchandise from the Subject Country(ies), provide the following information on your firm’s(s’) operations on that product during calendar year 2006 (report quantity data in short tons and value data in U.S. dollars). If you are a trade/ business association, provide the information, on an aggregate basis, for the firms which are members of your association. (a) The quantity and value (landed, duty-paid but not including antidumping or countervailing duties) of U.S. imports and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total U.S. imports of Subject Merchandise from each Subject Country accounted for by your firm’s(s’) imports; (b) The quantity and value (f.o.b. U.S. port, including antidumping and/or countervailing duties) of U.S. commercial shipments of Subject Merchandise imported from each Subject Country; and (c) The quantity and value (f.o.b. U.S. port, including antidumping and/or countervailing duties) of U.S. internal consumption/company transfers of Subject Merchandise imported from each Subject Country. (9) If you are a producer, an exporter, or a trade/business association of producers or exporters of the Subject Merchandise in the Subject Country(ies), provide the following information on your firm’s(s’) operations on that product during calendar year 2006 (report quantity data in short tons and value data in U.S. dollars, landed and duty-paid at the U.S. port but not including antidumping or countervailing duties). If you are a trade/business association, provide the information, on an aggregate basis, for E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 4, 2007 / Notices the firms which are members of your association. (a) Production (quantity) and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total production of Subject Merchandise in each Subject Country accounted for by your firm’s(s’) production; and (b) The quantity and value of your firm’s(s’) exports to the United States of Subject Merchandise and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total exports to the United States of Subject Merchandise from each Subject Country accounted for by your firm’s(s’) exports. (10) Identify significant changes, if any, in the supply and demand conditions or business cycle for the Domestic Like Product that have occurred in the United States or in the market for the Subject Merchandise in the Subject Countries since the Order Dates, and significant changes, if any, that are likely to occur within a reasonably foreseeable time. Supply conditions to consider include technology; production methods; development efforts; ability to increase production (including the shift of production facilities used for other products and the use, cost, or availability of major inputs into production); and factors related to the ability to shift supply among different national markets (including barriers to importation in foreign markets or changes in market demand abroad). Demand conditions to consider include end uses and applications; the existence and availability of substitute products; and the level of competition among the Domestic Like Product produced in the United States, Subject Merchandise produced in the Subject Countries, and such merchandise from other countries. (11) (OPTIONAL) A statement of whether you agree with the above definitions of the Domestic Like Product and Domestic Industry; if you disagree with either or both of these definitions, please explain why and provide alternative definitions. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Authority: These reviews are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to § 207.61 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: August 27, 2007. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–17229 Filed 8–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Aug 31, 2007 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–448 and 731– TA–1117 (Preliminary)] Certain Off-the-Road Tires From China Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured, by reason of imports from China of certain off-the-road tires, provided for in subheadings 4011.20.10, 4011.20.50, 4011.61.00, 4011.62.00, 4011.63.00, 4011.69.00, 4011.92.00, 4011.93.40, 4011.93.80, 4011.94.40, and 4011.94.80 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) and subsidized by the Government of China. Commencement of Final Phase Investigations Pursuant to § 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of affirmative preliminary determinations in these investigations under sections 703(b) and 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations under sections 705(a) and 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50699 Background On June 18, 2007, a petition was filed with the Commission and Commerce by Titan Tire Corporation, Des Moines, IA, and The United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO– CLC, Pittsburgh, PA., alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of subsidized and LTFV imports of certain off-theroad tires from China. Accordingly, effective June 18, 2007, the Commission instituted countervailing duty and antidumping investigation Nos. 701– TA–448 and 731–TA–1117 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigations and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of June 22, 2007 (72 FR 34478). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2007, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on August 27, 2007. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3943 (August 2007), entitled Certain Off-the-Road Tires From China: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–448 and 731–TA–1117 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. Issued: August 27, 2007. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–17235 Filed 8–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request August 28, 2007. The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of the ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-417 and 731-TA-953, 954, 957-959, 961, and 
962 (Review)]


Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Brazil, Canada, 
Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of five-year reviews concerning the countervailing 
duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (``wire rod'') 
from Brazil and antidumping duty orders on wire rod from Brazil, 
Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine.

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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted 
reviews pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1675(c)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the 
countervailing duty order on wire rod from Brazil and the antidumping 
duty orders on wire rod from Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, 
Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to section 
751(c)(2) of the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to 
this notice by submitting the information specified below to the 
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be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is October 24, 
2007. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the 
Commission by November 20, 2007. For further information concerning the 
conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A 
through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 
CFR part 207).
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    \1\ No response to this request for information is required if a 
currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) number is not 
displayed; the OMB number is 3117-0016/USITC No. 08-5-173, 
expiration date June 30, 2008. Public reporting burden for the 
request is estimated to average 10 hours per response. Please send 
comments regarding the accuracy of this burden estimate to the 
Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: September 4, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193), Office of 
Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information 
on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-
1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special 
assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the 
Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning 
the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server 
(http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for these reviews may be 
viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://
edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. On October 22, 2002, the 
Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') issued a countervailing duty 
order on imports of wire rod from Brazil (67 FR 64871).\2\ On October 
29, 2002, Commerce issued antidumping duty orders on imports of wire 
rod from Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and 
Tobago, and Ukraine (67 FR 65944-65947). The Commission is conducting 
reviews to determine whether revocation of the orders would be likely 
to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to the 
domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. It will assess 
the adequacy of interested party responses to this notice of 
institution to determine whether to conduct full reviews or expedited 
reviews. The Commission's determinations in any expedited reviews will 
be based on the facts available, which may include information provided 
in response to this notice.
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    \2\ A countervailing duty order on imports of wire rod from 
Canada was also issued by Commerce in the same notice; however, that 
order was subsequently revoked by Commerce (69 FR 3330, January 23, 
2004).
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    Definitions. The following definitions apply to these reviews:
    (1) Subject Merchandise is the class or kind of merchandise that is 
within the scope of the five-year reviews, as defined by Commerce.
    (2) The Subject Countries in these reviews are Brazil, Canada, 
Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine.
    (3) The Domestic Like Product is the domestically produced product 
or products which are like, or in the absence of like, most similar in 
characteristics and uses with, the Subject Merchandise. In its original 
determinations, the Commission found a single Domestic Like Product 
consisting of: (1) All carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod included 
within Commerce's scope, and (2) the grade 1080 tire bead and grade 
1080 tire cord quality wire rod that had been excluded from Commerce's 
scope. One Commissioner defined the Domestic Like Product differently.
    (4) The Domestic Industry is the U.S. producers as a whole of the 
Domestic Like Product, or those producers whose collective output of 
the Domestic Like Product constitutes a major proportion of the total 
domestic production of the product. In its original determinations, the 
Commission found a single Domestic Industry consisting of all U.S. 
producers of the Domestic Like Product which, as stated above, consists 
of all wire rod corresponding to Commerce's scope as well as the 
certain grade 1080 tire cord and grade 1080 tire bead wire rod products 
that Commerce had excluded from the scope. One Commissioner defined the 
Domestic Industry differently.
    (5) The Order Dates are the dates that the antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders under review became effective. In these 
reviews, the Order Date concerning the countervailing duty order on 
imports of wire rod from Brazil is October 22, 2002, and the Order Date 
concerning the antidumping duty orders on imports of wire rod from 
Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and 
Ukraine is October 29, 2002.
    (6) An Importer is any person or firm engaged, either directly or 
through a parent company or subsidiary, in importing the Subject 
Merchandise into the United States from a foreign manufacturer or 
through its selling agent.
    Participation in the reviews and public service list. Persons, 
including industrial users of the Subject Merchandise and, if the 
merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer 
organizations, wishing to participate in the reviews as parties must 
file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as 
provided in Sec.  201.11(b)(4) of the Commission's rules, no later than 
21 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The 
Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and 
addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to 
the reviews.
    Former Commission employees who are seeking to appear in Commission 
five-year reviews are reminded that they are required, pursuant to 19 
CFR 201.15, to seek Commission approval if the matter in which they are 
seeking to appear was pending in any manner or form during their 
Commission employment. The Commission's designated agency ethics 
official has advised that a five-year review is the ``same particular 
matter'' as the underlying original investigation for purposes of 19 
CFR 201.15 and 18 U.S.C. 207, the post employment statute for Federal 
employees. Former employees may seek informal advice from Commission 
ethics officials with respect to this and the related issue of whether 
the employee's participation was ``personal and substantial.'' However, 
any informal consultation will not relieve former employees of the 
obligation to seek approval to appear from the Commission under its 
rule 201.15. For ethics advice, contact Carol McCue Verratti, Deputy 
Agency Ethics Official, at 202-205-3088.
    Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and APO service list. Pursuant 
to Sec.  207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary will make 
BPI submitted in these reviews available to authorized applicants under 
the APO issued in the reviews, provided that the application is made no 
later than 21 days after publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as 
defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the reviews. A 
separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those 
parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Certification. Pursuant to Sec.  207.3 of the Commission's rules, 
any person submitting information to the Commission in connection with 
these reviews must certify that the information is accurate and 
complete to the best of the submitter's knowledge. In making the 
certification, the submitter

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will be deemed to consent, unless otherwise specified, for the 
Commission, its employees, and contract personnel to use the 
information provided in any other reviews or investigations of the same 
or comparable products which the Commission conducts under Title VII of 
the Act, or in internal audits and investigations relating to the 
programs and operations of the Commission pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Appendix 
3.
    Written submissions. Pursuant to Sec.  207.61 of the Commission's 
rules, each interested party response to this notice must provide the 
information specified below. The deadline for filing such responses is 
October 24, 2007. Pursuant to Sec.  207.62(b) of the Commission's 
rules, eligible parties (as specified in Commission rule 207.62(b)(1)) 
may also file comments concerning the adequacy of responses to the 
notice of institution and whether the Commission should conduct 
expedited or full reviews. The deadline for filing such comments is 
November 20, 2007. All written submissions must conform with the 
provisions of Sec. Sec.  201.8 and 207.3 of the Commission's rules and 
any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the 
requirements of Sec. Sec.  201.6 and 207.7 of the Commission's rules. 
The Commission's rules do not authorize filing of submissions with the 
Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent 
permitted by Sec.  201.8 of the Commission's rules, as amended, 67 FR 
68036 (November 8, 2002). Also, in accordance with Sec. Sec.  201.16(c) 
and 207.3 of the Commission's rules, each document filed by a party to 
the reviews must be served on all other parties to the reviews (as 
identified by either the public or APO service list as appropriate), 
and a certificate of service must accompany the document (if you are 
not a party to the reviews you do not need to serve your response).
    Inability to provide requested information. Pursuant to Sec.  
207.61(c) of the Commission's rules, any interested party that cannot 
furnish the information requested by this notice in the requested form 
and manner shall notify the Commission at the earliest possible time, 
provide a full explanation of why it cannot provide the requested 
information, and indicate alternative forms in which it can provide 
equivalent information. If an interested party does not provide this 
notification (or the Commission finds the explanation provided in the 
notification inadequate) and fails to provide a complete response to 
this notice, the Commission may take an adverse inference against the 
party pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act in making its 
determinations in the reviews.
    Information to be Provided in Response to this Notice of 
Institution: If you are a domestic producer, union/worker group, or 
trade/business association; import/export Subject Merchandise from more 
than one Subject Country; or produce Subject Merchandise in more than 
one Subject Country, you may file a single response. If you do so, 
please ensure that your response to each question includes the 
information requested for each pertinent Subject Country. As used 
below, the term ``firm'' includes any related firms.
    (1) The name and address of your firm or entity (including World 
Wide Web address if available) and name, telephone number, fax number, 
and e-mail address of the certifying official.
    (2) A statement indicating whether your firm/entity is a U.S. 
producer of the Domestic Like Product, a U.S. union or worker group, a 
U.S. importer of the Subject Merchandise, a foreign producer or 
exporter of the Subject Merchandise, a U.S. or foreign trade or 
business association, or another interested party (including an 
explanation). If you are a union/worker group or trade/business 
association, identify the firms in which your workers are employed or 
which are members of your association.
    (3) A statement indicating whether your firm/entity is willing to 
participate in these reviews by providing information requested by the 
Commission.
    (4) A statement of the likely effects of the revocation of the 
antidumping and countervailing duty orders on the Domestic Industry in 
general and/or your firm/entity specifically. In your response, please 
discuss the various factors specified in section 752(a) of the Act (19 
U.S.C. 1675a(a)) including the likely volume of subject imports, likely 
price effects of subject imports, and likely impact of imports of 
Subject Merchandise on the Domestic Industry.
    (5) A list of all known and currently operating U.S. producers of 
the Domestic Like Product. Identify any known related parties and the 
nature of the relationship as defined in section 771(4)(B) of the Act 
(19 U.S.C 1677(4)(B)).
    (6) A list of all known and currently operating U.S. importers of 
the Subject Merchandise and producers of the Subject Merchandise in 
each Subject Country that currently export or have exported Subject 
Merchandise to the United States or other countries since the Order 
Date.
    (7) If you are a U.S. producer of the Domestic Like Product, 
provide the following information on your firm's operations on that 
product during calendar year 2006 (report quantity data in short tons 
and value data in U.S. dollars, f.o.b. plant). If you are a union/
worker group or trade/business association, provide the information, on 
an aggregate basis, for the firms in which your workers are employed/
which are members of your association.
    (a) Production (quantity) and, if known, an estimate of the 
percentage of total U.S. production of the Domestic Like Product 
accounted for by your firm's(s') production;
    (b) The quantity and value of U.S. commercial shipments of the 
Domestic Like Product produced in your U.S. plant(s); and
    (c) The quantity and value of U.S. internal consumption/company 
transfers of the Domestic Like Product produced in your U.S. plant(s).
    (8) If you are a U.S. importer or a trade/business association of 
U.S. importers of the Subject Merchandise from the Subject 
Country(ies), provide the following information on your firm's(s') 
operations on that product during calendar year 2006 (report quantity 
data in short tons and value data in U.S. dollars). If you are a trade/
business association, provide the information, on an aggregate basis, 
for the firms which are members of your association.
    (a) The quantity and value (landed, duty-paid but not including 
antidumping or countervailing duties) of U.S. imports and, if known, an 
estimate of the percentage of total U.S. imports of Subject Merchandise 
from each Subject Country accounted for by your firm's(s') imports;
    (b) The quantity and value (f.o.b. U.S. port, including antidumping 
and/or countervailing duties) of U.S. commercial shipments of Subject 
Merchandise imported from each Subject Country; and
    (c) The quantity and value (f.o.b. U.S. port, including antidumping 
and/or countervailing duties) of U.S. internal consumption/company 
transfers of Subject Merchandise imported from each Subject Country.
    (9) If you are a producer, an exporter, or a trade/business 
association of producers or exporters of the Subject Merchandise in the 
Subject Country(ies), provide the following information on your 
firm's(s') operations on that product during calendar year 2006 (report 
quantity data in short tons and value data in U.S. dollars, landed and 
duty-paid at the U.S. port but not including antidumping or 
countervailing duties). If you are a trade/business association, 
provide the information, on an aggregate basis, for

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the firms which are members of your association.
    (a) Production (quantity) and, if known, an estimate of the 
percentage of total production of Subject Merchandise in each Subject 
Country accounted for by your firm's(s') production; and
    (b) The quantity and value of your firm's(s') exports to the United 
States of Subject Merchandise and, if known, an estimate of the 
percentage of total exports to the United States of Subject Merchandise 
from each Subject Country accounted for by your firm's(s') exports.
    (10) Identify significant changes, if any, in the supply and demand 
conditions or business cycle for the Domestic Like Product that have 
occurred in the United States or in the market for the Subject 
Merchandise in the Subject Countries since the Order Dates, and 
significant changes, if any, that are likely to occur within a 
reasonably foreseeable time. Supply conditions to consider include 
technology; production methods; development efforts; ability to 
increase production (including the shift of production facilities used 
for other products and the use, cost, or availability of major inputs 
into production); and factors related to the ability to shift supply 
among different national markets (including barriers to importation in 
foreign markets or changes in market demand abroad). Demand conditions 
to consider include end uses and applications; the existence and 
availability of substitute products; and the level of competition among 
the Domestic Like Product produced in the United States, Subject 
Merchandise produced in the Subject Countries, and such merchandise 
from other countries.
    (11) (OPTIONAL) A statement of whether you agree with the above 
definitions of the Domestic Like Product and Domestic Industry; if you 
disagree with either or both of these definitions, please explain why 
and provide alternative definitions.

    Authority: These reviews are being conducted under authority of 
title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published 
pursuant to Sec.  207.61 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.
    Issued: August 27, 2007.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
 [FR Doc. E7-17229 Filed 8-31-07; 8:45 am]
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