Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 39656-39657 [E8-15738]

Download as PDF 39656 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 133 / Thursday, July 10, 2008 / Notices Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–2243. Background On March 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published a notice for the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on heavy forged hand tools from the People’s Republic of China, covering the period February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007. See Heavy Forged Hand Tools, Finished or Unfinished, With or Without Handles, From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 11867 (March 5, 2008). The final results for this administrative review are currently due no later than July 3, 2008. Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires the Department issue the final results of an administrative review within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. If it is not practicable to complete the review within that time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the deadline for the final results to a maximum of 180 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. The Department requires additional time to properly consider the issues raised in case briefs from interested parties such as the proper labeling of certain products as noted in the verification findings of the third-country reseller. Thus, it is not practicable to complete these reviews within the original time limit. Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the final results of this review by 60 days, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. The final results are now due no later than September 2, 2008.1 We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 2, 2008. Gary S. Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–15731 Filed 7–9–08; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 1 Sixty days from July 3, 2008, is September 1, 2008. However, Department practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Act, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Jul 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–806] Silicon Metal from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of 2006– 2007 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 10, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scot T. Fullerton or Susan Pulongbarit, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1386 or (202) 482– 4031, respectively. AGENCY: Background On March 7, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results and partial rescission of this antidumping duty administrative review. Silicon Metal From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 12378 (March 7, 2008). The period of review for this administrative review is June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2007. Extension of Time Limits for Final Results Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and section 351.213(h)(1) of the Department’s regulations, the Department shall issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. The Act further provides that the Department shall issue the final results of review within 120 days after the date on which the notice of the preliminary results was published in the Federal Register. However, if the Department determines that it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department’s regulations allow the Department to extend the 245-day period to 365 days and the 120-day period to 180 days. In the instant review, the Department finds that the current deadline for the final results of July 7, 2008, is not practicable. The Department requires additional time to review and analyze PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interested party comments related to alleged transshipment of Chinese-origin silicon metal through Canada. As a result, the Department has determined to extend the current time limits of this administrative review. For these reasons, the Department is extending by 30 days the time limit for the completion of these final results until no later than August 4, 2008. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: July 2, 2008. Gary S. Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–15746 Filed 7–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–570–875) Non–Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce SUMMARY: On March 3, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on non–malleable cast iron pipe fittings (‘‘non–malleable pipe fittings’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’). The Department conducted an expedited (120–day) sunset review of this order. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins are identified in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 10, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zev Primor or Juanita Chen, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4114 or (202) 482–1904, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background: On March 3, 2008, the Department published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the antidumping E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 39657 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 133 / Thursday, July 10, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES duty order on non–malleable pipe fittings from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five–year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 73 FR 11392 (March 3, 2008). The Department received Notice of Intent to Participate from Anvil International, Inc. and Ward Manufacturing (collectively ‘‘the domestic interested parties’’) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under 19 CFR 351.102(b), as manufacturers of a domestic–like product in the United States. Jinan Meide Casting Co., Ltd. (‘‘JMC’’) filed an entry of appearance as an interested party, specifically, as a PRC–based producer and exporter of the subject merchandise under section 771(9)(A) of the Act. We received complete substantive responses from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no substantive response from JMC or from any other respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the order. Scope of the Order For purposes of this review, the products covered are finished and unfinished non–malleable cast iron pipe fittings with an inside diameter ranging from 1/4 inch to 6 inches, whether threaded or un–threaded, regardless of industry or proprietary specifications. The subject fittings include elbows, ells, tees, crosses, and reducers as well as flanged fittings. These pipe fittings are also known as ‘‘cast iron pipe fittings’’ or ‘‘gray iron pipe fittings.’’ These cast iron pipe fittings are normally produced to ASTM A–126 and ASME B.l6.4 specifications and are threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications. Most building codes require that these products are Underwriters Laboratories (‘‘UL’’) certified. The scope does not include cast iron soil pipe fittings or grooved fittings or grooved couplings. Fittings that are made out of ductile iron that have the same physical characteristics as the gray or cast iron fittings subject to the scope above or which have the same physical characteristics and are produced to ASME B.16.3, ASME B.16.4, or ASTM A–395 specifications, threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications and UL certified, regardless of metallurgical differences between gray and ductile iron, are also included in the scope of this petition. These ductile fittings do not include grooved fittings or grooved couplings. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Jul 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 Ductile cast iron fittings with mechanical joint ends (‘‘MJ’’), or push on ends (‘‘PO’’), or flanged ends and produced to the American Water Works Association (‘‘AWWA’’) specifications AWWA C110 or AWWA C153 are not included. Imports of covered merchandise are currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers 7307.11.00.30, 7307.11.00.60, 7307.19.30.60 and 7307.19.30.85. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the memorandum from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Non– Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China; Final Results,’’ dated July 1, 2008 (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the order were to be revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room 1117 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at https:// ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the heading ‘‘July 2008.’’ The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers Weighted–Average Margin (percent) PRC–Wide Entity Rate (including Myland Industrial Co., Ltd., and Buxin Myland (Foundry) Ltd.) ...................... 75.50 This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 01, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–15738 Filed 7–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–931] Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily Final Results of Review determines that countervailable We determine that revocation of the subsidies are being provided to antidumping duty order on non– producers and exporters of circular malleable pipe fittings from the PRC welded austenitic stainless pressure would be likely to lead to continuation pipe (CWASPP) from the People’s or recurrence of dumping at the Republic of China (PRC). For following weighted–average percentage information on the estimated subsidy margins: rates, see the ‘‘Suspension of Liquidation’’ section of this notice. Manufacturers/ExportWeighted–Average Interested parties are invited to ers/Producers Margin (percent) comment on this preliminary determination. See ‘‘Disclosure and Jinan Meide Casting Co., Ltd. .................... 7.08 Public Comment’’ section below for procedures on filing comments. Shanghai Foreign Trade Enterprises Co., Ltd. 6.34 EFFECTIVE DATE: July 10, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-570-875)


Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic 
of China; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: On March 3, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on non-
malleable cast iron pipe fittings (``non-malleable pipe fittings'') 
from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''). The Department 
conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this order. As a 
result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of 
the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins are identified in the 
``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 10, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Zev Primor or Juanita Chen, AD/CVD 
Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4114 or (202) 482-1904, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background:

    On March 3, 2008, the Department published the notice of initiation 
of the first sunset review of the antidumping

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duty order on non-malleable pipe fittings from the PRC pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') 
Reviews, 73 FR 11392 (March 3, 2008). The Department received Notice of 
Intent to Participate from Anvil International, Inc. and Ward 
Manufacturing (collectively ``the domestic interested parties'') within 
the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic 
interested parties claimed interested party status under 19 CFR 
351.102(b), as manufacturers of a domestic-like product in the United 
States. Jinan Meide Casting Co., Ltd. (``JMC'') filed an entry of 
appearance as an interested party, specifically, as a PRC-based 
producer and exporter of the subject merchandise under section 
771(9)(A) of the Act.
    We received complete substantive responses from the domestic 
interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no substantive response from JMC or from 
any other respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to 
section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the 
Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the order.

Scope of the Order

    For purposes of this review, the products covered are finished and 
unfinished non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings with an inside 
diameter ranging from 1/4 inch to 6 inches, whether threaded or un-
threaded, regardless of industry or proprietary specifications. The 
subject fittings include elbows, ells, tees, crosses, and reducers as 
well as flanged fittings. These pipe fittings are also known as ``cast 
iron pipe fittings'' or ``gray iron pipe fittings.'' These cast iron 
pipe fittings are normally produced to ASTM A-126 and ASME B.l6.4 
specifications and are threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications. Most 
building codes require that these products are Underwriters 
Laboratories (``UL'') certified. The scope does not include cast iron 
soil pipe fittings or grooved fittings or grooved couplings.
    Fittings that are made out of ductile iron that have the same 
physical characteristics as the gray or cast iron fittings subject to 
the scope above or which have the same physical characteristics and are 
produced to ASME B.16.3, ASME B.16.4, or ASTM A-395 specifications, 
threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications and UL certified, regardless of 
metallurgical differences between gray and ductile iron, are also 
included in the scope of this petition. These ductile fittings do not 
include grooved fittings or grooved couplings. Ductile cast iron 
fittings with mechanical joint ends (``MJ''), or push on ends (``PO''), 
or flanged ends and produced to the American Water Works Association 
(``AWWA'') specifications AWWA C110 or AWWA C153 are not included.
    Imports of covered merchandise are currently classifiable in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') under item 
numbers 7307.11.00.30, 7307.11.00.60, 7307.19.30.60 and 7307.19.30.85. 
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. 
The written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the memorandum 
from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited 
Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Non-Malleable Cast Iron 
Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China; Final Results,'' 
dated July 1, 2008 (``Decision Memorandum''), which is hereby adopted 
by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include 
the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the 
magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the order were to be 
revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in 
this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public 
memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room 1117 of 
the main Commerce building.
    In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be 
accessed directly on the Web at https://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the 
heading ``July 2008.'' The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty order on non-
malleable pipe fittings from the PRC would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average 
percentage margins:

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                                                       Weighted-Average
          Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers            Margin (percent)
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Jinan Meide Casting Co., Ltd........................                7.08
Shanghai Foreign Trade Enterprises Co., Ltd.........                6.34
PRC-Wide Entity Rate (including Myland Industrial                  75.50
 Co., Ltd., and Buxin Myland (Foundry) Ltd.)........
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    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which 
is subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: July 01, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-15738 Filed 7-9-08; 8:45 am]
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