Certain Small Diameter Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 60001-60003 [E7-20844]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 23, 2007 / Notices conduct a thorough analysis of all information on the record. Specifically, the Department needs to analyze respondent’s sales to affiliated resellers, their downstream sales and the levels of trade at which these transactions occurred. Therefore, the Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limit and is extending the deadline for completion of the preliminary results of this administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand by 120 days, from December 1, 2007 to March 30, 2008. Because March 30, 2008 is a Sunday, the Department will issue the preliminary results no later than March 31, 2008, which is the next business day after the 120–day extension period. This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 16, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–20846 Filed 10–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–826] Certain Small Diameter Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 11, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping order on certain small diameter seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipe (seamless pipe) from Brazil. See Certain Small Diameter Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Brazil; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 37723 (July 11, 2007) (Preliminary Results). The review covers one producer/exporter, V&M do Brasil, S.A. (VMB). The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2005, through July 15, 2006.1 We invited interested parties to rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 Since the effective date of revocation of the antidumping duty order pursuant to the sunset review (see infra Background Section) is July 16, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 22, 2007 Jkt 214001 comment on our Preliminary Results. The Department received no comments concerning our preliminary results; therefore, our final results remain unchanged from our preliminary results. The final results are listed in the section ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ below. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 23, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dena Crossland or Stephen Bailey, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 7, 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– 0193, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 2, 2007, the International Trade Commission determined revocation of the antidumping duty orders on seamless pipe from Argentina and Brazil would not likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States. 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). Thus, the Department revoked the antidumping duty orders on seamless line pipe from Argentina and Brazil, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 751(d) of the Act. See 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, 72 FR 28027 (May 18, 2007) (Revocation of Seamless Pipe from Argentina and Brazil). The Department stated in the Revocation of Seamless Pipe from Argentina and Brazil that it 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. 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. As a result, the Department is completing the instant review of seamless pipe from Brazil. Accordingly, the period of review for this proceeding is from August 1, 2005, to July 15, 2006. On July 11, 2007, the Department published the preliminary results of this 2006, the POR is August 1, 2005, through July 15, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60001 review in the Federal Register. See Preliminary Results. We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments or a request for a hearing. Scope of the Antidumping Duty Review The products covered by this antidumping duty review are 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 review 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 review, seamless pipes are seamless carbon and alloy (other than stainless) steel pipes, of circular cross-section, not more than 114.3 mm (4.5 inches) in outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, manufacturing process (hot–finished or cold–drawn), end finish (plain end, beveled 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 thickness are commonly referred to as tubes. The seamless pipes subject to this antidumping duty review 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 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 E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 60002 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 23, 2007 / Notices 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 pipelines. 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 ASTM 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 22, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 ASTM A–335, ASTM A–106, ASTM 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 review are boiler tubing and mechanical tubing, if such products are not produced to ASTM A–335, ASTM A– 106, ASTM A–53 or API 5L specifications and are not used in standard, line or pressure applications. In addition, finished and unfinished oil country tubular goods (OCTG) are excluded from the scope of this review, 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 review are redraw hollows for cold–drawing when used in the production of cold–drawn pipe or tube. Excluded from this order are shipments of seamless carbon and alloy (other than stainless) steel pipes, of circular cross-section, not more than 114.3 mm (4.5 inches) in outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness or manufacturing process (hot–finished or cold–drawn) that 1) has been cut into lengths of six to 120 inches, 2) has had the inside bore ground to a smooth surface, 3) has had multiple layers of specially formulated corrosion resistant glass permanently baked on at temperatures of 1,440 to 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit in thicknesses from 0.032 to 0.085 inch (40 to 80 mils), and 4) has flanges or other forged stub ends welded on both ends of the pipe. The special corrosion resistant glass referred to in this definition may be glass containing by weight 1) 70 to 80 percent of an oxide of silicone, zirconium, titanium or cerium (Oxide Group RO2), 2) 10 to 15 percent of an oxide of sodium, potassium, or lithium (Oxide Group RO), 3) from a trace amount to five percent of an oxide of either aluminum, cobalt, iron, vanadium, or boron (Oxide Group R2O3), or 4) from a trace amount to five percent of a fluorine compound PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in which fluorine replaces the oxygen in any one of the previously listed oxide groups. These glass–lined pressure pipes are commonly manufactured for use in glass–lined equipment systems for processing corrosive or reactive chemicals, including acrylates, alkanolamines, herbicides, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and solvents. The glass–lined pressure pipes excluded from this antidumping duty review are currently classifiable under subheadings 7304.39.0020, 7304.39.0024 and 7304.39.0028 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Final Results of Review As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the Preliminary Results. As there have been no changes from or comments on the Preliminary Results, we are not attaching a Decision Memorandum to this Federal Register notice. For further details of the issues addressed in this proceeding, see the Preliminary Results. The final weighted–average dumping margin for the period August 1, 2005, through July 15, 2006, is as follows: Manufacturer / Exporter V&M do Brasil, S.A. .................... Margin (percent) 0.00 Assessment Rates The Department will determine and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b). Since the importer–specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is 0 percent, we will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties for these entries. See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1). The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003. See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) (Assessment Policy Notice). This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know that the merchandise they sold to the intermediary (e.g., a reseller, trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the ‘‘All Others’’ rate if there is no rate for the intermediary involved in the E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 23, 2007 / Notices transaction. See Assessment Policy Notice for a full discussion of this clarification. Cash Deposit Requirements The Department notified CBP 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 order. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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. Administrative Protective Order 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 19 CFR 351.305. 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. This administrative review and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 16, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–20844 Filed 10–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Export Trade Certificate of Review International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review from Houston Industries, USA, L.L.C. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Export Trading Company Affairs (‘‘ETCA’’), International Trade VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 22, 2007 Jkt 214001 Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review (‘‘Certificate’’). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification is sought and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or E-mail at oetca@ita.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from state and federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. Section 302(b)(1) of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require the Secretary to publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying the applicant and summarizing its proposed export conduct. Request for Public Comments Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the determination whether a Certificate should be issued. If the comments include any privileged or confidential business information, it must be clearly marked and a nonconfidential version of the comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be nonconfidential. An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2) copies of the nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7021–B H, Washington, DC 20230. Information submitted by any person is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). However, nonconfidential versions of the comments will be made available to the applicant if necessary for determining whether or not to issue the Certificate. Comments should refer to this application as ‘‘Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number 07–00004.’’ A summary of the application follows. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60003 Summary of the Application Applicant: Houston Industries, USA, L.L.C. (‘‘HIUSA’’), 2319 East Highland Avenue #354s, Phoenix, Arizona 85016. Contact: Paul A. Houston, President, Telephone: (615) 293–4116. Application No.: 07–00004. Date Deemed Submitted: October 16, 2007. Members (in addition to applicant): None. HIUSA seeks a Certificate to cover the following specific Export Trade, Export Markets, and Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operations. Export Trade 1. Products All Products. 2. Services All Services. 3. Technology Rights Technology rights, including, but not limited to, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets that relate to Products and Services. 4. Export Trade Facilitation Services (as They Relate to the Export of Products, Services and Technology Rights) Export Trade Facilitation Services, including, but not limited to, professional services in the areas of government relations and assistance with state and federal programs; foreign trade and business protocol; consulting; market research and analysis; collection of information on trade opportunities; marketing; negotiations; joint ventures; shipping; export management; export licensing; advertising; documentation and services related to compliance with customs requirements; insurance and financing; trade show exhibitions; organizational development; management and labor strategies; transfer of technology; transportation services; and facilitating the formation of shippers’ associations. Export Markets The Export Markets include all parts of the world except the United States (the fifty states of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands). Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation 1. With respect to the sale of Products and Services, licensing of Technology Rights and provision of Export Trade Facilitation Services, HIUSA may: E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-826]


Certain Small Diameter Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, 
Line and Pressure Pipe from Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On July 11, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping order on certain small diameter seamless carbon and alloy 
steel standard, line and pressure pipe (seamless pipe) from Brazil. See 
Certain Small Diameter Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line 
and Pressure Pipe from Brazil; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, 72 FR 37723 (July 11, 2007) (Preliminary 
Results). The review covers one producer/exporter, V&M do Brasil, S.A. 
(VMB). The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2005, through July 15, 
2006.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary 
Results. The Department received no comments concerning our preliminary 
results; therefore, our final results remain unchanged from our 
preliminary results. The final results are listed in the section 
``Final Results of Review'' below.
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    \1\ Since the effective date of revocation of the antidumping 
duty order pursuant to the sunset review (see infra Background 
Section) is July 16, 2006, the POR is August 1, 2005, through July 
15, 2006.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: October 23, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dena Crossland or Stephen Bailey, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 7, 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) 482-0193, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 2, 2007, the International Trade Commission determined 
revocation of the antidumping duty orders on seamless pipe from 
Argentina and Brazil would not likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States. 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). Thus, the Department revoked the antidumping duty 
orders on seamless line pipe from Argentina and Brazil, pursuant to 
sections 751(c) and 751(d) of the Act. See 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, 72 FR 28027 (May 18, 2007) 
(Revocation of Seamless Pipe from Argentina and Brazil). The Department 
stated in the Revocation of Seamless Pipe from Argentina and Brazil 
that it 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. 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. As a result, the Department is completing 
the instant review of seamless pipe from Brazil. Accordingly, the 
period of review for this proceeding is from August 1, 2005, to July 
15, 2006.
    On July 11, 2007, the Department published the preliminary results 
of this review in the Federal Register. See Preliminary Results. We 
invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no 
comments or a request for a hearing.

Scope of the Antidumping Duty Review

    The products covered by this antidumping duty review are 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 review 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 review, seamless pipes are seamless carbon and 
alloy (other than stainless) steel pipes, of circular cross-section, 
not more than 114.3 mm (4.5 inches) in outside diameter, regardless of 
wall thickness, manufacturing process (hot-finished or cold-drawn), end 
finish (plain end, beveled 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 thickness are commonly referred to as tubes.
    The seamless pipes subject to this antidumping duty review 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 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

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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 pipelines. 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 ASTM 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 ASTM A-
335, ASTM A-106, ASTM 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 review are boiler tubing and 
mechanical tubing, if such products are not produced to ASTM A-335, 
ASTM A-106, ASTM A-53 or API 5L specifications and are not used in 
standard, line or pressure applications. In addition, finished and 
unfinished oil country tubular goods (OCTG) are excluded from the scope 
of this review, 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 review are redraw hollows for cold-drawing when used in the 
production of cold-drawn pipe or tube.
    Excluded from this order are shipments of seamless carbon and alloy 
(other than stainless) steel pipes, of circular cross-section, not more 
than 114.3 mm (4.5 inches) in outside diameter, regardless of wall 
thickness or manufacturing process (hot-finished or cold-drawn) that 1) 
has been cut into lengths of six to 120 inches, 2) has had the inside 
bore ground to a smooth surface, 3) has had multiple layers of 
specially formulated corrosion resistant glass permanently baked on at 
temperatures of 1,440 to 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit in thicknesses from 
0.032 to 0.085 inch (40 to 80 mils), and 4) has flanges or other forged 
stub ends welded on both ends of the pipe. The special corrosion 
resistant glass referred to in this definition may be glass containing 
by weight 1) 70 to 80 percent of an oxide of silicone, zirconium, 
titanium or cerium (Oxide Group RO2), 2) 10 to 15 percent of 
an oxide of sodium, potassium, or lithium (Oxide Group RO), 3) from a 
trace amount to five percent of an oxide of either aluminum, cobalt, 
iron, vanadium, or boron (Oxide Group R2O3), or 
4) from a trace amount to five percent of a fluorine compound in which 
fluorine replaces the oxygen in any one of the previously listed oxide 
groups. These glass-lined pressure pipes are commonly manufactured for 
use in glass-lined equipment systems for processing corrosive or 
reactive chemicals, including acrylates, alkanolamines, herbicides, 
pesticides, pharmaceuticals and solvents. The glass-lined pressure 
pipes excluded from this antidumping duty review are currently 
classifiable under subheadings 7304.39.0020, 7304.39.0024 and 
7304.39.0028 of the HTSUS.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is 
dispositive.

Final Results of Review

    As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the 
Preliminary Results. As there have been no changes from or comments on 
the Preliminary Results, we are not attaching a Decision Memorandum to 
this Federal Register notice. For further details of the issues 
addressed in this proceeding, see the Preliminary Results. The final 
weighted-average dumping margin for the period August 1, 2005, through 
July 15, 2006, is as follows:

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                   Manufacturer / Exporter                     (percent)
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V&M do Brasil, S.A..........................................        0.00
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Assessment Rates

    The Department will determine and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b). Since the importer-
specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review 
is 0 percent, we will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to 
antidumping duties for these entries. See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1).
    The Department clarified its ``automatic assessment'' regulation on 
May 6, 2003. See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) (Assessment 
Policy Notice). This clarification will apply to entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in these 
final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know 
that the merchandise they sold to the intermediary (e.g., a reseller, 
trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United States. In 
such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at 
the ``All Others'' rate if there is no rate for the intermediary 
involved in the

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transaction. See Assessment Policy Notice for a full discussion of this 
clarification.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The Department notified CBP 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 order.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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.

Administrative Protective Order

    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 19 CFR 351.305. 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.
    This administrative review and notice are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: October 16, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-20844 Filed 10-22-07; 8:45 am]
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