Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China, 47887-47888 [E8-18941]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 159 / Friday, August 15, 2008 / Notices Constitution Avenue., NW., Washington, DC. Docket Number: 08–033. Applicant: Weighted–Average University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Manufacturer/Exporter Margin (Percent) 06269–3136. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Tecnai G2 Spirit ESS ............................... 0.00 TWIN. Manufacturer: FEI Company, QVD .............................. 0.00 Czech Republic. Intended Use: See CATACO ....................... 80.88 notice at 73 FR 42549, July 22, 2008. Docket Number: 08–034 Applicant: Cash Deposit Requirements Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA In this case, the weighted–average 02115. Instrument: Electron Microscope, dumping margins for ESS and QVD did Model Tecnai G2 F20. Manufacturer: FEI not change as a result of correcting the Company, The Netherlands. Intended errors described above. Therefore, it is Use: See notice at 73 FR 42549, July 22, not necessary for the Department to 2008. amend the cash deposit instructions Comments: None received. Decision: already submitted to the U.S. Customs Approved. No instrument of equivalent and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) for ESS scientific value to the foreign and QVD. With respect to CATACO, instrument, for such purposes as these however, we will instruct CBP to collect instruments are intended to be used, antidumping duties for all shipments of was bing manufactured in the United the subject merchandise entered, or States at the time the instruments were withdrawn from warehouse, for ordered. Reasons: Each foreign consumption as provided for by section instrument is an electron microscope 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, based on these and is intended for research or scientific amended final results, retroactively educational uses requiring an electron effective to March 24, 2008, the date of microscope. We know of no electron publication of the Final Results. microscope, or any other instrument suited to these purposes, which was Assessment being manufactured in the United States Because the Department is currently at the time of the order of each enjoined from liquidation of any entries instrument. of subject merchandise exported by ESS Dated: August 11, 2008. and QVD, will not issue liquidation Faye Robinson, instructions to CBP until the conclusion Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff, of the litigation. CBP has already been Import Administration. instructed to liquidate CATACO’s [FR Doc. E8–18847 Filed 8–14–08; 8:45 am] entries at the rate in effect at the time BILLING CODE 3510–DS–M of entry. These amended final results are published in accordance with sections DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 751(h) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. CERTAIN FROZEN FISH FILLETS FROM VIETNAM Dated: August 12, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–19082 Filed 8–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES University of Connecticut, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscopes This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Room 2104, U.S. Department of Commerce, and 19:03 Aug 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 [A–570–875] Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Non–Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on non–malleable cast iron pipe fittings (‘‘non–malleable pipe fittings’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) 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 the antidumping duty order. AGENCY: International Trade Administration VerDate Aug<31>2005 International Trade Administration PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EFFECTIVE DATE: 47887 August 15, 2008. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On March 3, 2008, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty order on non–malleable pipe fittings from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 73 FR 11392 (March 3, 2008). As a result of its review, the Department determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on non– malleable pipe fittings from the PRC would likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked. See 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, 73 FR 39656 (July 10, 2008). On July 16, 2008, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on non–malleable pipe fittings from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable future. See Non–Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China (Inv. No. 731–TA–990 (Review)), USITC Publication 4023 (July 2008) and 73 FR 45075 (August 1, 2008). 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 E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 47888 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 159 / Friday, August 15, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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, or push on ends, 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. Since the order was published, there was one scope determination for non– malleable pipe fittings from the PRC, dated November 5, 2004. In the determination, requested by Thomas and Betts Corporation, the Department ruled that certain electrical conduit fittings are within the scope of the antidumping order. See Notice of Scope Rulings, 70 FR 24533, 24534 (May 10, 2005). Continuation of the Order As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC that 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 order on non–malleable pipe fittings from the PRC. United States 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 the order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:03 Aug 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 five-year review of the order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. 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. telephone: (202) 482–0414 and (202) 482–3434, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of 2006–2007 Semi– Annual New Shipper Review Case History Following the Preliminary Results, the Department did not conduct verification and no party requested a hearing. In our Preliminary Results we stated that interested parties were to submit case briefs within 30 days and rebuttal briefs within 35 days of publication of the Preliminary Results. No interested party submitted a case or rebuttal brief. In a notice on May 14, 2008, the Department stated that the 2007 expected non– market economy wage rates will be in effect for all antidumping duty proceedings for which the Department’s final decision is due after the publication of the notice. See Corrected 2007 Calculation of Expected Non– Market Economy Wages, 73 FR 27795 (May 14, 2008). For the final results, we ran our SAS programming for New–Tec using the new wage rate. Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 30, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) published the preliminary results of the semiannual new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2006–2007 Semiannual New Shipper Review, 73 FR 23420 (April 30, 2008) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). The merchandise covered by this review is hand trucks, exported and manufactured by New–Tec Integration (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. (‘‘New–Tec’’), as described in the ‘‘Scope of the Order’’ section of this notice. The period of review is December 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. We invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. We received no comments, and no new evidence was placed on the record. Therefore, the final results are unchanged from those presented in the Preliminary Results. The final weighted–average dumping margin for New–Tec is listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of the Review.’’ EFFECTIVE DATE: August 15, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene Degnan or Robert Bolling, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; Scope of Order The product covered by this order consists of hand trucks manufactured from any material, whether assembled or unassembled, complete or incomplete, suitable for any use, and certain parts thereof, namely the vertical frame, the handling area and the projecting edges or toe plate, and any combination thereof. A complete or fully assembled hand truck is a hand–propelled barrow consisting of a vertically disposed frame having a handle or more than one handle at or near the upper section of the vertical frame; at least two wheels at or near the lower section of the vertical frame; and a horizontal projecting edge or edges, or toe plate, perpendicular or angled to the vertical frame, at or near the lower section of the vertical frame. The projecting edge or edges, or toe plate, slides under a load for purposes of lifting and/or moving the load. That the vertical frame can be converted from a vertical setting to a horizontal setting, then operated in that horizontal setting as a platform, is not a basis for exclusion of the hand truck from the scope of this petition. That the vertical frame, handling area, wheels, projecting edges or other parts of the hand truck can be collapsed or folded is not a basis for exclusion of the hand truck from the scope of the petition. That other wheels may be connected to the vertical frame, handling area, projecting edges, or other parts of the hand truck, in addition to the two or more wheels located at or near the lower section of the vertical frame, is not a basis for exclusion of the hand truck Dated: August 8, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–18941 Filed 8–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–891] AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-875]


Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Non-Malleable Cast Iron 
Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on non-
malleable cast iron pipe fittings (``non-malleable pipe fittings'') 
from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') 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 the antidumping duty order.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 15, 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 initiated and the ITC instituted 
sunset reviews of the antidumping duty order on non-malleable pipe 
fittings from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the ``Act''). See Initiation of Five-year 
(``Sunset'') Reviews, 73 FR 11392 (March 3, 2008).
    As a result of its review, the Department determined that 
revocation of the antidumping duty order on non-malleable pipe fittings 
from the PRC would likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of 
dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the 
margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked. See 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, 73 FR 39656 (July 10, 2008).
    On July 16, 2008, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of 
the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on non-malleable 
pipe fittings from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States 
within a reasonably foreseeable future. See Non-Malleable Cast Iron 
Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China (Inv. No. 731-TA-990 
(Review)), USITC Publication 4023 (July 2008) and 73 FR 45075 (August 
1, 2008).

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

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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, or push on ends, 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.
    Since the order was published, there was one scope determination 
for non-malleable pipe fittings from the PRC, dated November 5, 2004. 
In the determination, requested by Thomas and Betts Corporation, the 
Department ruled that certain electrical conduit fittings are within 
the scope of the antidumping order. See Notice of Scope Rulings, 70 FR 
24533, 24534 (May 10, 2005).

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that 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 
order on non-malleable pipe fittings from the PRC. United States 
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 the order will be the 
date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department 
intends to initiate the next five-year review of the order not later 
than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of 
continuation.
    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: August 8, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-18941 Filed 8-14-08; 8:45 am]
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