Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan, 62435-62436 [E7-21696]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 213 / Monday, November 5, 2007 / Notices unless postponed, we will make our preliminary determinations no later than 140 days after the date of this initiation. Separate Rates The Department modified the process by which exporters and producers may obtain separate–rate status in NME investigations. See Policy Bulletin 05.1: Separate–Rates Practice and Application of Combination Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non–Market Economy Countries (April 5, 2005) (Separate Rates and Combination Rates Bulletin), available on the Department’s website at <http://ia.ita.doc.gov/policy/ bull05–1.pdf>. The process requires the submission of a separate–rate status application. Based on our experience in processing the separate–rate applications in the following antidumping duty investigations, we have modified the application for this investigation to make it more administrable and easier for applicants to complete. See, e.g., Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation: Certain New Pneumatic Off–the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China, 72 FR 43591, 43594–95 (August 6, 2007) (Tires from the PRC). The specific requirements for submitting the separate–rate application in this investigation are outlined in detail in the application itself, which will be available on the Department’s website at <http://ia.ita.doc.gov/ia highlights and news.html> on the date of publication of this initiation notice in the Federal Register. The separate–rate application is due no later than December 10, 2007. ycherry on PRODPC74 with NOTICES Respondent Selection For this investigation, the Department intends to select respondents based on CBP data for U.S. imports during the POI. We intend to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 20 days of publication of this Federal Register notice. The Department invites comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection within seven calendar days of publication of this Federal Register notice. Use of Combination Rates in an NME Investigation The Department will calculate combination rates for certain respondents that are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation. The ‘‘Separate Rates and Combination Rates Bulletin’’ at page 6 explains that, while continuing the practice of assigning separate rates only to exporters, all separate rates that the Department will now assign in its NME investigations will be specific to those producers that VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Nov 02, 2007 Jkt 214001 supplied the exporter during the POI. Note, however, that one rate is calculated for the exporter and all of the producers which supplied subject merchandise to it during the POI. This practice applies both to mandatory respondents receiving an individually calculated separate rate as well as the pool of non–investigated firms receiving the weighted–average of the individually calculated rates. This practice is referred to as the application of ‘‘combination rates’’ because such rates apply to specific combinations of exporters and one or more producers. The cash–deposit rate assigned to an exporter will apply only to merchandise both exported by the firm in question and produced by a firm that supplied the exporter during the POI. Distribution of Copies of the Petition In accordance with section 732(b)(3)(A) of the Act, a copy of the public version of the Petition has been provided to representatives of the governments of Germany, Korea, and the PRC. We will attempt to provide a copy of the public version of the Petition to all exporters named in the Petition, as provided for in 19 CFR 351.203(c)(2). ITC Notification We have notified the ITC of our initiation, as required by section 732(d) of the Act. Preliminary Determinations by the ITC The ITC will preliminarily determine no later than November 23, 2007, whether there is a reasonable indication that imports of LWTP from Germany, Korea, and the PRC are materially injuring or threatening material injury to a U.S. industry. A negative ITC determination for any country will result in the investigation being terminated with respect to that country; otherwise, these investigations will proceed according to statutory and regulatory time limits. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 777(i) of the Act. Dated: October 29, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–21710 Filed 11–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62435 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–857] Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain welded large diameter line pipe (‘‘welded large diameter pipe’’) from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and of material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of this antidumping duty order. AGENCY: November 5, 2007. Dena Crossland or Dana Mermelstein, AD/ CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3362 or (202) 482– 1391, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EFFECTIVE DATE: FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Background On November 1, 2006, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on welded large diameter pipe from Japan and Mexico, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 71 FR 64242 (November 1, 2006). As a result of its sunset reviews, the Department found that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the orders to be revoked. See Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan and Mexico; Notice of Final Results of Fiveyear (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders, 72 FR 10498 (March 8, 2007). On October 16, 2007, the ITC determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on welded large diameter pipe from Japan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 62436 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 213 / Monday, November 5, 2007 / Notices ycherry on PRODPC74 with NOTICES foreseeable time. The ITC notified the Department on October 16, 2007, and published its decision on October 22, 2007. See Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan and Mexico, 72 FR 59551 (October 22, 2007), and ITC Publication 3953 (October 2007), entitled Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan and Mexico: Investigation Nos. 731–TA–919 and 920 (Review). Scope of the Order The product covered by this antidumping duty order is certain welded carbon and alloy line pipe, of circular cross section and with an outside diameter greater than 16 inches, but less than 64 inches, in diameter, whether or not stencilled. This product is normally produced according to American Petroleum Institute (‘‘API’’) specifications, including Grades A25, A, B, and X grades ranging from X42 to X80, but can also be produced to other specifications. Specifically not included within the scope of this investigation is American Water Works Association (‘‘AWWA’’) specification water and sewage pipe and the following size/ grade combinations; of line pipe: – Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 18 inches and less than or equal to 22 inches, with a wall thickness measuring 0.750 inch or greater, regardless of grade. – Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 24 inches and less than 30 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.875 inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.750 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.688 inches in grades X60 or greater. – Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 30 inches and less than 36 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.250 inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.000 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.875 inches in grades X60 or greater. – Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 36 inches and less than 42 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.375 inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.250 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.125 inches in grades X60 or greater. – Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 42 inches and less than 64 inches, with a wall thickness VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:17 Nov 02, 2007 Jkt 214001 measuring greater than 1.500 inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.375 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.250 inches in grades X60 or greater. – Having an outside diameter equal to 48 inches, with a wall thickness measuring 1.0 inch or greater, in grades X80 or greater. – In API grades X80 or above, having an outside diameter of 48 inches to and including 52 inches, and with a wall thickness of 0.90 inch or more. – In API grades X100 or above, having an outside diameter of 48 inches to and including 52 inches, and with a wall thickness of 0.54 inch or more. – An API grade X80 having an outside diameter of 21 inches and wall thickness of 0.625 inch or more. The product currently is classified under U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 7305.11.10.30, 7305.11.10.60, 7305.11.50.00, 7305.12.10.30, 7305.12.10.60, 7305.12.50.00, 7305.19.10.30. 7305.19.10.60, and 7305.19.50.00. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of this antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty order on welded large diameter pipe from Japan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of this order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this Notice of Continuation. Pursuant to sections 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of this order not later than October 2012. This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return/destruction or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. This five-year (sunset) review and notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 29, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–21696 Filed 11–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–828] Revocation Pursuant to Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Mexico Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determination by the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain welded large diameter line pipe (‘‘welded large diameter pipe’’) from Mexico would not be likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is publishing this notice of revocation of this antidumping duty order pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). EFFECTIVE DATE: February 27, 2007 FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Dena Crossland or Dana Mermelstein, AD/ CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3362 or (202) 482– 1391, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 1, 2006, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on welded large diameter pipe from Japan and Mexico, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Fiveyear (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 71 FR 64242 (November 1, 2006). As a result of its sunset reviews, the Department found that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-857]


Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Welded Large 
Diameter Line Pipe from Japan

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain 
welded large diameter line pipe (``welded large diameter pipe'') from 
Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping 
and of material injury to an industry in the United States, the 
Department is publishing this notice of continuation of this 
antidumping duty order.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 5, 2007.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 1, 2006, the Department initiated and the ITC 
instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on welded 
large diameter pipe from Japan and Mexico, pursuant to section 751(c) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of 
Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 71 FR 64242 (November 1, 2006). As a 
result of its sunset reviews, the Department found that revocation of 
the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the 
margins likely to prevail were the orders to be revoked. See Certain 
Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan and Mexico; Notice of Final 
Results of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders, 
72 FR 10498 (March 8, 2007).
    On October 16, 2007, the ITC determined that revocation of the 
antidumping duty order on welded large diameter pipe from Japan would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an 
industry in the United States within a reasonably

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foreseeable time. The ITC notified the Department on October 16, 2007, 
and published its decision on October 22, 2007. See Certain Welded 
Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan and Mexico, 72 FR 59551 (October 
22, 2007), and ITC Publication 3953 (October 2007), entitled Certain 
Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan and Mexico: Investigation 
Nos. 731-TA-919 and 920 (Review).

Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this antidumping duty order is certain 
welded carbon and alloy line pipe, of circular cross section and with 
an outside diameter greater than 16 inches, but less than 64 inches, in 
diameter, whether or not stencilled. This product is normally produced 
according to American Petroleum Institute (``API'') specifications, 
including Grades A25, A, B, and X grades ranging from X42 to X80, but 
can also be produced to other specifications. Specifically not included 
within the scope of this investigation is American Water Works 
Association (``AWWA'') specification water and sewage pipe and the 
following size/grade combinations; of line pipe:
- Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 18 inches and 
less than or equal to 22 inches, with a wall thickness measuring 0.750 
inch or greater, regardless of grade.
- Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 24 inches and 
less than 30 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 0.875 
inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater 
than 0.750 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness 
measuring greater than 0.688 inches in grades X60 or greater.
- Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 30 inches and 
less than 36 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.250 
inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater 
than 1.000 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness 
measuring greater than 0.875 inches in grades X60 or greater.
- Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 36 inches and 
less than 42 inches, with wall thickness measuring greater than 1.375 
inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater 
than 1.250 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness 
measuring greater than 1.125 inches in grades X60 or greater.
- Having an outside diameter greater than or equal to 42 inches and 
less than 64 inches, with a wall thickness measuring greater than 1.500 
inches in grades A, B, and X42, with wall thickness measuring greater 
than 1.375 inches in grades X52 through X56, and with wall thickness 
measuring greater than 1.250 inches in grades X60 or greater.
- Having an outside diameter equal to 48 inches, with a wall thickness 
measuring 1.0 inch or greater, in grades X80 or greater.
- In API grades X80 or above, having an outside diameter of 48 inches 
to and including 52 inches, and with a wall thickness of 0.90 inch or 
more.
- In API grades X100 or above, having an outside diameter of 48 inches 
to and including 52 inches, and with a wall thickness of 0.54 inch or 
more.
- An API grade X80 having an outside diameter of 21 inches and wall 
thickness of 0.625 inch or more.
    The product currently is classified under U.S. Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule (``HTSUS'') item numbers 7305.11.10.30, 7305.11.10.60, 
7305.11.50.00, 7305.12.10.30, 7305.12.10.60, 7305.12.50.00, 
7305.19.10.30. 7305.19.10.60, and 7305.19.50.00. Although the HTSUS 
item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope is dispositive.

Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of this antidumping duty order would be likely to lead 
to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the 
Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping 
duty order on welded large diameter pipe from Japan. U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash 
deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of 
subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of this order 
will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this Notice 
of Continuation. Pursuant to sections 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6) of the 
Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of 
this order not later than October 2012.
    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return/destruction or conversion to judicial protective 
order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which 
may be subject to sanctions.
    This five-year (sunset) review and notice are in accordance with 
section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) 
of the Act.

    Dated: October 29, 2007.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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