Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Low Enriched Uranium From France, 449-450 [07-6279]

Download as PDF 449 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 2 / Thursday, January 3, 2008 / Notices • South Carolina SAC. VIII. Future Agenda Items. IX. Adjourn. CONTACT PERSON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Robert Lerner, Press and Communications, (202) 376–8582. Dated: December 31, 2007. David Blackwood, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 07–6310 Filed 12–31–07; 2:25 pm] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In– Quota Rate of Duty Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 3, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gayle Longest, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20230, telephone: (202) 482–3338. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (as amended) (‘‘the Act’’) requires the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) to determine, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish an annual list and quarterly updates of the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide the Department’s quarterly update of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the period July 1, 2007 through September 30, 2007. The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) of the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign governments on articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. The Department will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed. The Department encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20230.This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. Dated: December 27, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. APPENDIX SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN–QUOTA RATE OF DUTY Gross1 Subsidy ($/lb) Country Program(s) 27 European Union Member States3 .............................. European Union Restitution Payments Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese Indirect (Milk) Subsidy Consumer Subsidy Total Deficiency Payments Canada ............................................................................ Norway ............................................................................. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Switzerland ...................................................................... Net2 Subsidy ($/lb) $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.33 $ 0.33 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5). in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6). 27 member states of the European Union are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom. 1 Defined 3 The [FR Doc. E7–25572 Filed 1–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–427–818] Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Low Enriched Uranium From France Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determination by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:29 Jan 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 that revocation of the antidumping duty order on Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) from France would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation for this antidumping duty order. DATES: Effective Date: January 3, 2008. Contact Information: Douglas Kirby or Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3782 or (202) 482–1391, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background The Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty order on LEU from France, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 72 FR 100 (January 3, 2007) (Notice of Initiation). As a result of its review, the Department found that a revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and therefore notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the order to be revoked. See Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review: Countervailing Duty Order on Low E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 450 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 2 / Thursday, January 3, 2008 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Enriched Uranium from France, 72 FR 26603 (May 10, 2007). On December 13, 2007, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that a revocation of the antidumping duty order on LEU from France would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time: See Low Enriched Uranium from France; 72 FR 71954 (December 19, 2007), and USITC Publication 3967 (December 2007), (Inv. No. 731–TA– 909) (Review). Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is all low enriched uranium (LEU). LEU is enriched uranium hexafluoride (UF6) with a U235 product assay of less than 20 percent that has not been converted into another chemical form, such as UO2, or fabricated into nuclear fuel assemblies, regardless of the means by which the LEU is produced (including LEU produced through the downblending of highly enriched uranium). Certain merchandise is outside the scope of this order. Specifically, this order does not cover enriched uranium hexafluoride with a U235 assay of 20 percent or greater, also known as highly enriched uranium. In addition, fabricated LEU is not covered by the scope of this order. For purposes of this order, fabricated uranium is defined as enriched uranium dioxide (UO2), whether or not contained in nuclear fuel rods or assemblies. Natural uranium concentrates (U3O8) with a U235 concentration of no greater than 0.711 percent and natural uranium concentrates converted into uranium hexafluoride with a U235 concentration of no greater than 0.711 percent are not covered by the scope of this order. Also excluded from this order is LEU owned by a foreign utility end-user and imported into the United States by or for such end-user solely for purposes of conversion by a U.S. fabricator into uranium dioxide (UO2) and/or fabrication into fuel assemblies so long as the uranium dioxide and/or fuel assemblies deemed to incorporate such imported LEU (i) remain in the possession and control of the U.S. fabricator, the foreign end-user, or their designed transporter(s) while in U.S. customs territory, and (ii) are reexported within eighteen (18) months of entry of the LEU for consumption by the end-user in a nuclear reactor outside the United States. Such entries must be accompanied by the certifications of the importer and end-user. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in the VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:29 Jan 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 2844.20.0020. Subject merchandise may also enter under 2844.20.0030, 2844.20.0050, and 2844.40.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Continuation of Order As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC that a revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to a 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 LEU from France. 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 the 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)(A) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of this order no later than November 2012. This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 26, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 07–6279 Filed 1–02–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD57 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Pelagic Longline Research National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces the availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and a final decision to issue an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) to conduct research in portions of the East Florida Coast (EFC) and Charleston Bump closed areas using a limited number of pelagic longline (PLL) PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 vessels. Given the nearly rebuilt status of north Atlantic swordfish (B = 0.99BMSY) and bycatch reduction measures that were implemented throughout the U.S. PLL fishery in 2004, NMFS is authorizing the collection of baseline PLL fishery data in the closed areas to evaluate the effectiveness of existing bycatch reduction measures. The Final EA analyzes monthly and annual PLL logbook and pelagic observer program (POP) data on catch and bycatch rates of all species in the proposed research area from 1995–2000 to determine potential impacts of the research programfishery on target and non-target species. The Final EA includes additional analyses of catch rates for all species based on 18/0 circle hooks. NMFS will require the use of 18/ 0 non-offset circle hooks in the research project to minimize bycatch and bycatch mortality and 100 percent observer coverage to ensure scientific rigor. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Russell Dunn, 727–824–5399; fax: 727– 824–5398, or Chris Rilling 301–713– 2347; fax: 301–713–1917. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By issuing the EFP, NMFS authorizes a limited number of vessels (three are authorized, but only two vessels will fish at any given time and one vessel is designated as a backup vessels if breakdowns occur) to conduct research in portions of the EFC and Charleston Bump closed areas (Figure 1). The latitude and longitude coordinates of the proposed research area are provided in Table 1. In the EFC closed area, the proposed research area would be north of Fort Pierce, FL, beginning at 28 degrees north latitude and proceeding north, seaward of the axis of the Gulf Stream, to the northern boundary of the EFC closed area at 31° N. lat. In the Charleston Bump, the proposed research area would be north of 31 degrees north latitude and following the 200–meter isobath (approximately 100 fathom contour) to the northern and eastern boundaries of the Charleston Bump closed area. The two areas are hereafter referred to collectively as the proposed research area. NMFS closed the EFC and Charleston Bump closed areas to PLL gear in early 2001 to reduce bycatch of juvenile swordfish, billfish, and other Highly Migratory Species (HMS) (65 FR 47214, August 1, 2000). The Charleston Bump closed area is a seasonal closure from February through April every year, whereas the EFC closed area is closed year-round to PLL gear. Since that time, the swordfish stock has been nearly rebuilt, and new bycatch reduction measures have been implemented throughout the PLL fishery (e.g., circle E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 2 (Thursday, January 3, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 07-6279]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-427-818]


Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Low Enriched Uranium 
From France

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determination by the Department of Commerce 
(the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that 
revocation of the antidumping duty order on Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) 
from France would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of 
dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the 
Department is publishing a notice of continuation for this antidumping 
duty order.

DATES: Effective Date: January 3, 2008.
    Contact Information: Douglas Kirby or Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3782 or (202) 482-1391, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of 
the antidumping duty order on LEU from France, pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation 
of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 72 FR 100 (January 3, 2007) (Notice 
of Initiation).
    As a result of its review, the Department found that a revocation 
of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping, and therefore notified the ITC of the magnitude 
of the margins likely to prevail were the order to be revoked. See 
Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review: Countervailing Duty Order on 
Low

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Enriched Uranium from France, 72 FR 26603 (May 10, 2007).
    On December 13, 2007, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Act, that a revocation of the antidumping duty order on 
LEU from France would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of 
material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 
foreseeable time: See Low Enriched Uranium from France; 72 FR 71954 
(December 19, 2007), and USITC Publication 3967 (December 2007), (Inv. 
No. 731-TA-909) (Review).

Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is all low enriched uranium 
(LEU). LEU is enriched uranium hexafluoride (UF6) with a 
U\235\ product assay of less than 20 percent that has not been 
converted into another chemical form, such as UO2, or 
fabricated into nuclear fuel assemblies, regardless of the means by 
which the LEU is produced (including LEU produced through the down-
blending of highly enriched uranium).
    Certain merchandise is outside the scope of this order. 
Specifically, this order does not cover enriched uranium hexafluoride 
with a U\235\ assay of 20 percent or greater, also known as highly 
enriched uranium. In addition, fabricated LEU is not covered by the 
scope of this order. For purposes of this order, fabricated uranium is 
defined as enriched uranium dioxide (UO2), whether or not 
contained in nuclear fuel rods or assemblies. Natural uranium 
concentrates (U3O8) with a U\235\ concentration 
of no greater than 0.711 percent and natural uranium concentrates 
converted into uranium hexafluoride with a U\235\ concentration of no 
greater than 0.711 percent are not covered by the scope of this order.
    Also excluded from this order is LEU owned by a foreign utility 
end-user and imported into the United States by or for such end-user 
solely for purposes of conversion by a U.S. fabricator into uranium 
dioxide (UO2) and/or fabrication into fuel assemblies so 
long as the uranium dioxide and/or fuel assemblies deemed to 
incorporate such imported LEU (i) remain in the possession and control 
of the U.S. fabricator, the foreign end-user, or their designed 
transporter(s) while in U.S. customs territory, and (ii) are re-
exported within eighteen (18) months of entry of the LEU for 
consumption by the end-user in a nuclear reactor outside the United 
States. Such entries must be accompanied by the certifications of the 
importer and end-user.
    The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at 
subheading 2844.20.0020. Subject merchandise may also enter under 
2844.20.0030, 2844.20.0050, and 2844.40.00. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the merchandise is dispositive.

 Continuation of Order

    As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that a revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to a 
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 LEU from France. 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 the 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)(A) of the 
Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of 
this order no later than November 2012.
    This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 26, 2007.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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