Stainless Steel Bar From the United Kingdom: Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation of Order, in Part, 65706-65707 [E7-22865]

Download as PDF 65706 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 225 / Friday, November 23, 2007 / Notices requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 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 Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. These preliminary results of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 15, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22869 Filed 11–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–916] Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation: Laminated Woven Sacks From the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: November 23, 2007. AGENCY: after the date of issuance of the initiation. On November 9, 2007, the Laminated Woven Sacks Committee and its individual members, Bancroft Bags, Inc., Coating Excellence International, LLC, Hood Packaging Corporation, MidAmerica Packaging, LLC, and Polytex Fibers Corporation (collectively, ‘‘Petitioners’’) made a timely request pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e) for a fifty-day postponement of the preliminary determination, until January 24, 2008. Petitioners requested postponement of the preliminary determination to allow the Department additional time in which to review the complex questionnaire responses and issue requests for clarification and additional information. For the reasons identified by the Petitioners, and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, the Department is postponing the preliminary determination under section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), by fifty days to January 24, 2008. The deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless extended. This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: November 14, 2007. David Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22862 Filed 11–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: International Trade Administration Postponement of Preliminary Determination mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Catherine Bertrand or Javier Barrientos, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3207 or (202) 482–2243, respectively. Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: November 23, 2007. SUMMARY: On October 11, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review for a partial revocation of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from the United Kingdom with respect to SAF 2507 grade stainless steel bar. See Stainless Steel Bar from the United 16:16 Nov 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 Stainless Steel Bar From the United Kingdom: Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation of Order, in Part AGENCY: On July 18, 2007, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) initiated the antidumping duty investigation of laminated woven sacks from the People’s Republic of China. See Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 71 FR 40833 (July 25, 2007). The notice of initiation stated that the Department would make its preliminary determination for this antidumping duty investigation no later than 140 days VerDate Aug<31>2005 [A–412–822] PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Kingdom: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part, 72 FR 57911 (October 11, 2007) (Initiation and Preliminary Results). We received no comments from interested parties objecting to the Initiation and Preliminary Results. Thus, we determine that changed circumstances exist to warrant revocation of the order, in part. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Johnson or Rebecca Trainor, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4929 or (202) 482– 4007, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 7, 2002, the Department published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from the United Kingdom. See Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Bar from the United Kingdom, 67 FR 10381 (March 7, 2002). On August 27, 2007, Swagelok Company (Swagelok), an interested party, requested that the Department initiate a changed circumstances review to exclude SAF 2507 grade stainless steel bar from the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from the United Kingdom. On September 18, 2007, the Domestic Industry 1 submitted a letter affirming that it does not object to the exclusion of the product identified in Swagelok’s August 27, 2007, request for a changed circumstances review. On September 21, 2007, the Domestic Industry submitted a statement affirming that its members account for substantially all of the U.S. production of stainless steel bar, exceeding 85 percent of total domestic production. On September 25, 2007, Sandvik Bioline, a U.K. producer of stainless steel bar, provided a technical description of the stainless steel bar product Swagelok requested to be excluded from the scope of the antidumping duty order.2 On October 11, 2007, the Department published a notice of initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review for a partial 1 Carpenter Technology Corp., Crucible Specialty Metals Division of Crucible Materials Corp., Electralloy Corp., North American Stainless, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., and Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. 2 Sandvik Bioline is the producer of the product which is the subject of Swagelok’s changed circumstances review request. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 225 / Friday, November 23, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES revocation of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from the United Kingdom with respect to SAF 2507 grade bar. See Initiation and Preliminary Results. On October 25, 2007, the Domestic Industry submitted a letter reiterating that it does not object to the exclusion of SAF 2507 grade bar from the order. Scope of the Order For purposes of this order, the term ‘‘stainless steel bar’’ includes articles of stainless steel in straight lengths that have been either hot-rolled, forged, turned, cold-drawn, cold-rolled or otherwise cold-finished, or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along their whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), triangles, hexagons, octagons, or other convex polygons. Stainless steel bar includes cold-finished stainless steel bars that are turned or ground in straight lengths, whether produced from hot-rolled bar or from straightened and cut rod or wire, and reinforcing bars that have indentations, ribs, grooves, or other deformations produced during the rolling process. Except as specified above, the scope does not include stainless steel semifinished products, cut length flat-rolled products (i.e., cut length rolled products which if less than 4.75 mm in thickness have a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness, or if 4.75 mm or more in thickness having a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness), products that have been cut from stainless steel sheet, strip or plate, wire (i.e., cold-formed products in coils, of any uniform solid cross section along their whole length, which do not conform to the definition of flat-rolled products), and angles, shapes and sections. Also excluded from the scope of the order is grade SAF 2507 stainless steel bar. SAF 2507 is cold worked and finished Super Duplex stainless steel bar material having either a round or hexagonal cross section, conforming to UNS S32750, having a minimum elevated tensile strength in excess of 140 KSI, and a PRE (pitting resistant equivalent) value of 42.5 minimum, supplied in straight bar lengths. SAF 2507 grade stainless steel bar is currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7222.20.00.45 and 7222.20.00.75. The stainless steel bar subject to this order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.11.00.05, 7222.11.00.50, 7222.19.00.05, 7222.19.00.50, 7222.20.00.05, 7222.20.00.45, 7222.20.00.75, and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Nov 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 7222.30.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation of Order in Part Pursuant to sections 751(d)(1) and 782(h)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department may partially revoke an antidumping duty order based on a review under section 751(b) of the Act (i.e., a changed circumstances review). Section 751(b)(1) of the Act requires a changed circumstances review to be conducted upon receipt of a request which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review. In the instant review, based on the information provided by Swagelok and the lack of interest on the part of the Domestic Industry, the Department found preliminarily that the continued relief provided by the order with respect to the product in question from the United Kingdom is no longer of interest to the Domestic Industry. See Initiation and Preliminary Results. We did not receive any comments objecting to our preliminary results. Therefore, the Department is partially revoking the order on stainless steel bar from the United Kingdom with respect to grade SAF 2507 stainless steel bar, as described in the Scope of the Order section of this notice. We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties and to refund any estimated antidumping duties collected on entries of all shipments of the product in question that are not covered by the final results of an administrative review or automatic liquidation. The most recent period for which the Department has completed an administrative review or ordered automatic liquidation under 19 CFR 351.212(c) is March 1, 2006, through February 28, 2007. Any prior entries are subject to either the final results of review or automatic liquidation. Therefore, we will instruct CBP to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, shipments of stainless steel bar from the United Kingdom meeting the specifications of the product in question entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 1, 2007. We will also instruct CBP to release any cash deposits or bonds and pay interest on such refunds in accordance with section 778 of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(4). The Department intends PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65707 to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. 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 sanctionable violation. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216. Dated: November 15, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22865 Filed 11–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency [Docket No.: 071116709–7711–01] Extension of the Award Period for Certain Minority Business Enterprise Centers Minority Business Development Agency, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is publishing this notice to allow for up to a 180-day funded extension, on a noncompetitive basis, of the overall award periods for those Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBECs) identified in this notice. MBDA is taking this action to allow for continued program delivery by the incumbent MBEC operators while MBDA completes the competitive solicitation and award processes for the next three (3) year MBEC award period. DATES: The award period and related funding, if approved by the Department of Commerce Grants Officer, will commence January 1, 2008 and will continue for a period not to exceed 180 days. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Efrain Gonzalez, Chief, Office of Business Development, Minority Business Development Agency, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 5075, Washington, DC 20230. Mr. Gonzalez E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-412-822]


Stainless Steel Bar From the United Kingdom: Notice of Final 
Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation of Order, in 
Part

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

DATES: Effective Date: November 23, 2007.
SUMMARY: On October 11, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) published a notice of initiation and preliminary results of 
a changed circumstances review for a partial revocation of the 
antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from the United Kingdom 
with respect to SAF 2507 grade stainless steel bar. See Stainless Steel 
Bar from the United Kingdom: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary 
Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in 
Part, 72 FR 57911 (October 11, 2007) (Initiation and Preliminary 
Results). We received no comments from interested parties objecting to 
the Initiation and Preliminary Results. Thus, we determine that changed 
circumstances exist to warrant revocation of the order, in part.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Johnson or Rebecca Trainor, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4929 or (202) 482-4007, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 7, 2002, the Department published in the Federal Register 
an antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from the United 
Kingdom. See Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Bar from the 
United Kingdom, 67 FR 10381 (March 7, 2002). On August 27, 2007, 
Swagelok Company (Swagelok), an interested party, requested that the 
Department initiate a changed circumstances review to exclude SAF 2507 
grade stainless steel bar from the antidumping duty order on stainless 
steel bar from the United Kingdom. On September 18, 2007, the Domestic 
Industry \1\ submitted a letter affirming that it does not object to 
the exclusion of the product identified in Swagelok's August 27, 2007, 
request for a changed circumstances review. On September 21, 2007, the 
Domestic Industry submitted a statement affirming that its members 
account for substantially all of the U.S. production of stainless steel 
bar, exceeding 85 percent of total domestic production. On September 
25, 2007, Sandvik Bioline, a U.K. producer of stainless steel bar, 
provided a technical description of the stainless steel bar product 
Swagelok requested to be excluded from the scope of the antidumping 
duty order.\2\
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    \1\ Carpenter Technology Corp., Crucible Specialty Metals 
Division of Crucible Materials Corp., Electralloy Corp., North 
American Stainless, Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., and 
Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc.
    \2\ Sandvik Bioline is the producer of the product which is the 
subject of Swagelok's changed circumstances review request.
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    On October 11, 2007, the Department published a notice of 
initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review 
for a partial

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revocation of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from 
the United Kingdom with respect to SAF 2507 grade bar. See Initiation 
and Preliminary Results. On October 25, 2007, the Domestic Industry 
submitted a letter reiterating that it does not object to the exclusion 
of SAF 2507 grade bar from the order.

Scope of the Order

    For purposes of this order, the term ``stainless steel bar'' 
includes articles of stainless steel in straight lengths that have been 
either hot-rolled, forged, turned, cold-drawn, cold-rolled or otherwise 
cold-finished, or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along 
their whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, 
rectangles (including squares), triangles, hexagons, octagons, or other 
convex polygons. Stainless steel bar includes cold-finished stainless 
steel bars that are turned or ground in straight lengths, whether 
produced from hot-rolled bar or from straightened and cut rod or wire, 
and reinforcing bars that have indentations, ribs, grooves, or other 
deformations produced during the rolling process.
    Except as specified above, the scope does not include stainless 
steel semi-finished products, cut length flat-rolled products (i.e., 
cut length rolled products which if less than 4.75 mm in thickness have 
a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness, or if 4.75 mm or 
more in thickness having a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at 
least twice the thickness), products that have been cut from stainless 
steel sheet, strip or plate, wire (i.e., cold-formed products in coils, 
of any uniform solid cross section along their whole length, which do 
not conform to the definition of flat-rolled products), and angles, 
shapes and sections.
    Also excluded from the scope of the order is grade SAF 2507 
stainless steel bar. SAF 2507 is cold worked and finished Super Duplex 
stainless steel bar material having either a round or hexagonal cross 
section, conforming to UNS S32750, having a minimum elevated tensile 
strength in excess of 140 KSI, and a PRE (pitting resistant equivalent) 
value of 42.5 minimum, supplied in straight bar lengths. SAF 2507 grade 
stainless steel bar is currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 
7222.20.00.45 and 7222.20.00.75.
    The stainless steel bar subject to this order is currently 
classifiable under subheadings 7222.11.00.05, 7222.11.00.50, 
7222.19.00.05, 7222.19.00.50, 7222.20.00.05, 7222.20.00.45, 
7222.20.00.75, and 7222.30.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
scope of this order is dispositive.

Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation of Order 
in Part

    Pursuant to sections 751(d)(1) and 782(h)(2) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act), the Department may partially revoke an 
antidumping duty order based on a review under section 751(b) of the 
Act (i.e., a changed circumstances review). Section 751(b)(1) of the 
Act requires a changed circumstances review to be conducted upon 
receipt of a request which shows changed circumstances sufficient to 
warrant a review.
    In the instant review, based on the information provided by 
Swagelok and the lack of interest on the part of the Domestic Industry, 
the Department found preliminarily that the continued relief provided 
by the order with respect to the product in question from the United 
Kingdom is no longer of interest to the Domestic Industry. See 
Initiation and Preliminary Results. We did not receive any comments 
objecting to our preliminary results. Therefore, the Department is 
partially revoking the order on stainless steel bar from the United 
Kingdom with respect to grade SAF 2507 stainless steel bar, as 
described in the Scope of the Order section of this notice.
    We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
liquidate without regard to antidumping duties and to refund any 
estimated antidumping duties collected on entries of all shipments of 
the product in question that are not covered by the final results of an 
administrative review or automatic liquidation. The most recent period 
for which the Department has completed an administrative review or 
ordered automatic liquidation under 19 CFR 351.212(c) is March 1, 2006, 
through February 28, 2007. Any prior entries are subject to either the 
final results of review or automatic liquidation. Therefore, we will 
instruct CBP to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
shipments of stainless steel bar from the United Kingdom meeting the 
specifications of the product in question entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after March 1, 2007. We will also 
instruct CBP to release any cash deposits or bonds and pay interest on 
such refunds in accordance with section 778 of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.222(g)(4). The Department intends to issue assessment instructions 
to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of 
review.
    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. 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 sanctionable violation.
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216.

    Dated: November 15, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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