Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe From China, 16911-16912 [E8-6497]

Download as PDF mmaher on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 62 / Monday, March 31, 2008 / Notices proceeding and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subpart A (19 CFR part 207). DATES: Effective Date: March 24, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Corkran, Office of Investigations, telephone 202–205– 3057, or Charles St. Charles, Office of General Counsel, telephone 202–205– 2782, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record of investigation Nos. 731–TA–1092 and 1093 may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (‘‘EDIS’’) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—In July 2006, the Commission determined that an industry in the United States was not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China and Korea that are sold in the United States at less than fair value. The Commission’s determinations were appealed to the Court of International Trade (‘‘CIT’’ or ‘‘Court’’). On February 6, 2008, the Court issued a decision remanding the matter to the Commission for further proceedings consistent with that opinion. Diamond Sawblade Manufacturers v. United States, Slip Op. 08–18 (Ct. Int’l Trade, Feb. 6, 2008). In its opinion, the Court found that the Commission had not provided adequate explanation or substantial evidentiary support for certain of its findings. The Court instructed the Commission to provide further explanation of its finding that there was limited competition between the subject imports from China and Korea and the domestic like product during the period of investigation, and to provide further explanation of its volume, price, impact, and threat findings, to the extent they were based on the Commission’s limited competition finding. The Court also instructed the Commission to provide further explanation of certain aspects of its finding that there was not a VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Mar 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 correlation between domestic producers’ price movements and prices for the subject imports. 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The Commission will permit the parties to file comments addressing the new information obtained by the Commission on remand and the specific issues that are the subject of the CIT’s remand instructions. The parties may not submit any new factual information in their comments; nor may they raise issues that are not the subject of the remand instructions. Any such comments must be filed with the Commission no later than April 18, 2008, and must be no more than twenty (20) double-spaced, single-sided pages of textual material. The Commission will not hold a hearing on remand. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s rules do not authorize filing of submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules, as amended, 67 FR 68036 (Nov. 8, 2002). In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on all other parties to the investigation (as identified by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. Parties are also advised to consult with the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16911 through E (19 CFR Part 201), and part 207, subpart A (19 CFR Part 207) for provisions of general applicability concerning written submissions to the Commission. By order of the Commission. Issued: March 24, 2008. William R. Bishop, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–6302 Filed 3–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–454; 731–TA– 1144 (Preliminary)] Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe From China Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured,2 or threatened with material injury 3 by reason of imports from China of welded stainless steel pressure pipe, provided for in subheading 7306.40 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China and sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of affirmative preliminary determinations in these investigations under sections 703(b) and 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR § 207.2(f)). 2 Commissioner Charlotte R. Lane, Commissioner Irving A. Williamson, and Commissioner Dean A. Pinkert determine that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of welded stainless steel pressure pipe from China. 3 Chairman Daniel R. Pearson, Vice Chairman Shara L. Aranoff, and Commissioner Deanna Tanner Okun determine that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of welded stainless steel pressure pipe from China. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 16912 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 62 / Monday, March 31, 2008 / Notices determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations under sections 705(a) and 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. mmaher on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES Background On January 30, 2008, a petition was filed with the Commission and Commerce by Bristol Metals (Bristol, TN), Felker Brothers Corp. (Marshfield, WI), Marcegaglia USA Inc. (Munhall, PA), Outoukumpu Stainless Pipe, Inc. (Schaumburg, IL), and the United Steel Workers of America (Pittsburgh, PA), alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of subsidized and LTFV imports of welded stainless steel pressure pipe from China. Accordingly, effective January 30, 2008, the Commission instituted countervailing duty investigation No. 701–TA–454 (Preliminary) and antidumping duty investigation No. 731–TA–1144 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigations and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of February 5, 2008 (73 FR 6741). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on February 21, 2008, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on March 17, 2008. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3986 (March 2008), entitled Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe from China: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–454 and 731–TA–1144 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Mar 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 Issued: March 25, 2008. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–6497 Filed 3–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request March 25, 2008. The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including among other things a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain or by contacting Darrin King on 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) / e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov. Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–7316 / Fax: 202–395–6974 (these are not a toll-free numbers), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB Control Number (see below). The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Application for Permanent Employment Certification. OMB Control Number: 1205–0451. Form Number: ETA–9089. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 120,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 340,585. Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $2,500,000. Description: The application Form 9089 and other information requirements are necessary to the collection of information from U.S. employers wishing to sponsor foreign labor for permanent residency through the Labor Certification process. The information collected is used by the Secretary of Labor to make the necessary certification in compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended. The applicable regulations are located at Title 20 CFR Part 656 and Tile 8 CFR 204.5. For additional information, see related notice published at 72 FR 48689 on August 24, 2007. Darrin A. King, Acting Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 62 (Monday, March 31, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-6497]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-454; 731-TA-1144 (Preliminary)]


Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe From China

Determinations

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigations, the United States International Trade Commission 
(Commission) determines, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the 
Act), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the 
United States is materially injured,\2\ or threatened with material 
injury \3\ by reason of imports from China of welded stainless steel 
pressure pipe, provided for in subheading 7306.40 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be subsidized 
by the Government of China and sold in the United States at less than 
fair value (LTFV).
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    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR Sec.  207.2(f)).
    \2\ Commissioner Charlotte R. Lane, Commissioner Irving A. 
Williamson, and Commissioner Dean A. Pinkert determine that there is 
a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is 
materially injured by reason of imports of welded stainless steel 
pressure pipe from China.
    \3\ Chairman Daniel R. Pearson, Vice Chairman Shara L. Aranoff, 
and Commissioner Deanna Tanner Okun determine that there is a 
reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is 
threatened with material injury by reason of imports of welded 
stainless steel pressure pipe from China.
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    Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission's rules, the 
Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of 
its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of 
scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided 
in section 207.21 of the Commission's rules, upon notice from the 
Department of Commerce (Commerce) of affirmative preliminary 
determinations in these investigations under sections 703(b) and 733(b) 
of the Act, or, if the preliminary

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determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final 
determinations in those investigations under sections 705(a) and 735(a) 
of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary 
phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for 
the final phase of the investigations. Industrial users, and, if the 
merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, 
representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as 
parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty 
investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list 
containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their 
representatives, who are parties to the investigations.

Background

    On January 30, 2008, a petition was filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by Bristol Metals (Bristol, TN), Felker Brothers Corp. 
(Marshfield, WI), Marcegaglia USA Inc. (Munhall, PA), Outoukumpu 
Stainless Pipe, Inc. (Schaumburg, IL), and the United Steel Workers of 
America (Pittsburgh, PA), alleging that an industry in the United 
States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by 
reason of subsidized and LTFV imports of welded stainless steel 
pressure pipe from China. Accordingly, effective January 30, 2008, the 
Commission instituted countervailing duty investigation No. 701-TA-454 
(Preliminary) and antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-1144 
(Preliminary).
    Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigations and of 
a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by 
posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. 
International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the 
notice in the Federal Register of February 5, 2008 (73 FR 6741). The 
conference was held in Washington, DC, on February 21, 2008, and all 
persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in 
person or by counsel.
    The Commission transmitted its determinations in these 
investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on March 17, 2008. The 
views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3986 (March 
2008), entitled Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe from China: 
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-454 and 731-TA-1144 (Preliminary).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: March 25, 2008.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
 [FR Doc. E8-6497 Filed 3-28-08; 8:45 am]
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