Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71876-71877 [E7-24621]

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[FR Doc. 07–6074 Filed 12–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410-11-M PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–816] Certain Stainless Steel Butt–Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is extending the time limit for the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt–weld pipe fittings from Taiwan. The period of review is June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006. This extension is made pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). EFFECTIVE DATE: December 19, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Lao or John Drury, Office 7, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–7924 and (202) 482–0195, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 2, 2007, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt–weld pipe fittings from Taiwan covering the period June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006. See Certain Stainless Steel Butt–Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind in Part, 72 FR 35970 (July 2, 2007). The final results for the antidumping duty administrative review of certain stainless steel butt–weld pipe fittings from Taiwan are currently due no later than December 14, 2007. Extension of Time Limits for Final Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act requires the Department to issue the results in an administrative review within 120 days of the publication of the preliminary results. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the final results to 180 days (or 300 days E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 19, 2007 / Notices if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary results) from the date of publication of the preliminary results. In accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the review within the original time frame (i.e., by December 14, 2007). Specifically, the Department requires additional time to complete the fact– intensive analysis of the record required by certain issues, such as questions of affiliation, raised in the case briefs. Because it is not practicable to complete this administrative review within the time limit mandated by section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the final results of this administrative review by 15 days, to no later than December 31, 2007.1 This notice is published pursuant to sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 12, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–24621 Filed 12–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–835] Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from the Republic of Korea: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from Dai Yang Metal Co., Ltd. (DMC), the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from the Republic of Korea (Korea). This review covers imports of subject merchandise from DMC, for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. On November 2, 2007, DMC withdrew its request for an administrative review. No other parties requested a review. The Department is now rescinding this administrative review. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 The extension of time by 180 days would result in the completion of the final results of review on December 29, 2007. As December 29, 2007, is a Saturday, the completion date falls to the next workday, which is Monday, December 31, 2007. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:40 Dec 18, 2007 Jkt 214001 EFFECTIVE DATE: December 19, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Preeti Tolani, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202– 482–0395. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 6, 1999, the Department published in the Federal Register the CVD order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Korea. See Amended Final Determination: Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from the Republic of Korea; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from France, Italy and the Republic of Korea, 64 FR 42923 (August 6, 1999). On August 2, 2007, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Korea. See 72 FR 42383. On August 31, 2007, DMC, a producer of the subject merchandise, requested an administrative review of the CVD order referenced above. On September 25, 2007, the Department published in the Federal Register the initiation of this CVD administrative review. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 72 FR 54428 (September 25, 2007). Scope of Order The merchandise covered by this order is stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Korea. Stainless steel is an alloy steel containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. The subject sheet and strip is a flat–rolled product in coils that is greater than 9.5 mm in width and less than 4.75 mm in thickness, and that is annealed or otherwise heat treated and pickled or otherwise descaled. The subject sheet and strip may also be further processed (e.g., cold–rolled, polished, aluminized, coated, etc.) provided that it maintains the specific dimensions of sheet and strip following such processing. The merchandise subject to this order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) at subheadings: 7219.13.00.30, 7219.13.00.50, 7219.13.00.70, 7219.13.00.80, 7219.14.00.30, 7219.14.00.65, 7219.14.00.90, 7219.32.00.05, 7219.32.00.20, 7219.32.00.25, 7219.32.00.35, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71877 7219.32.00.36, 7219.32.00.38, 7219.32.00.42, 7219.32.00.44, 7219.33.00.05, 7219.33.00.20, 7219.33.00.25, 7219.33.00.35, 7219.33.00.36, 7219.33.00.38, 7219.33.00.42, 7219.33.00.44, 7219.34.00.05, 7219.34.00.20, 7219.34.00.25, 7219.34.00.30, 7219.34.00.35, 7219.35.00.05, 7219.35.00.15, 7219.35.00.30, 7219.35.00.35, 7219.90.00.10, 7219.90.00.20, 7219.90.00.25, 7219.90.00.60, 7219.90.00.80, 7220.12.10.00, 7220.12.50.00, 7220.20.10.10, 7220.20.10.15, 7220.20.10.60, 7220.20.10.80, 7220.20.60.05, 7220.20.60.10, 7220.20.60.15, 7220.20.60.60, 7220.20.60.80, 7220.20.70.05, 7220.20.70.10, 7220.20.70.15, 7220.20.70.60, 7220.20.70.80, 7220.20.80.00, 7220.20.90.30, 7220.20.90.60, 7220.90.00.10, 7220.90.00.15, 7220.90.00.60, and 7220.90.00.80. Although the HTS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise subject to this order is dispositive. Excluded from the scope of this order are the following: (1) sheet and strip that is not annealed or otherwise heat treated and pickled or otherwise descaled, (2) sheet and strip that is cut to length, (3) plate (i.e., flat–rolled stainless steel products of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more), (4) flat wire (i.e., cold–rolled sections, with a prepared edge, rectangular in shape, of a width of not more than 9.5 mm), and (5) razor blade steel. Razor blade steel is a flat–rolled product of stainless steel, not further worked than cold–rolled (cold– reduced), in coils, of a width of not more than 23 mm and a thickness of 0.266 mm or less, containing, by weight, 12.5 to 14.5 percent chromium, and certified at the time of entry to be used in the manufacture of razor blades. See Chapter 72 of the HTS, ‘‘Additional U.S. Note’’ 1(d). In response to comments by interested parties, the Department has determined that certain specialty stainless steel products are also excluded from the scope of this order. These excluded products are described below. Flapper valve steel is defined as stainless steel strip in coils containing, by weight, between 0.37 and 0.43 percent carbon, between 1.15 and 1.35 percent molybdenum, and between 0.20 and 0.80 percent manganese. This steel also contains, by weight, phosphorus of 0.025 percent or less, silicon of between 0.20 and 0.50 percent, and sulfur of 0.020 percent or less. The product is manufactured by means of vacuum arc E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 19, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71876-71877]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-583-816]


Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: 
Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is extending the 
time limit for the final results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe 
fittings from Taiwan. The period of review is June 1, 2005, through May 
31, 2006. This extension is made pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 19, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Lao or John Drury, Office 7, 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-
7924 and (202) 482-0195, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 2, 2007, the Department published the preliminary results 
of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain 
stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan covering the period 
June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006. See Certain Stainless Steel Butt-
Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind in Part, 72 FR 35970 (July 
2, 2007). The final results for the antidumping duty administrative 
review of certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan 
are currently due no later than December 14, 2007.

Extension of Time Limits for Final Results

    Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act requires the Department to issue 
the results in an administrative review within 120 days of the 
publication of the preliminary results. However, if it is not 
practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit 
for the final results to 180 days (or 300 days

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if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary 
results) from the date of publication of the preliminary results.
    In accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.213(h)(2), the Department finds that it is not practicable to 
complete the review within the original time frame (i.e., by December 
14, 2007). Specifically, the Department requires additional time to 
complete the fact-intensive analysis of the record required by certain 
issues, such as questions of affiliation, raised in the case briefs. 
Because it is not practicable to complete this administrative review 
within the time limit mandated by section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department is extending the time limit for 
completion of the final results of this administrative review by 15 
days, to no later than December 31, 2007.\1\
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    \1\ The extension of time by 180 days would result in the 
completion of the final results of review on December 29, 2007. As 
December 29, 2007, is a Saturday, the completion date falls to the 
next workday, which is Monday, December 31, 2007.
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    This notice is published pursuant to sections 751(a)(1) and 
777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 12, 2007.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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