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E8–26446 Filed 11–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66011 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–810] Stainless Steel Bar From India: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) has determined, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), that India Steel Works Limited (‘‘India Steel’’) is the successor-in-interest to Isibars Limited (‘‘Isibars’’). As a result, India Steel will be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Isibars with regard to the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (‘‘SSB’’) from India as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. DATES: Effective Date: November 6, 2008. AGENCY: Cory Hervey and Devta Ohri, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1664 and (202) 482–3853, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background On February 21, 1995, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on SSB from India. See Antidumping Duty Orders: Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil, India and Japan, 60 FR 9661 (February 21, 1995). On August 4, 2008, India Steel requested that the Department initiate a changed circumstances review of this order to determine that, for purposes of the antidumping law, India Steel is the successor-in-interest to Isibars. See August 4, 2008, letter from India Steel. On September 25, 2008, the Department published the notice of initiation and preliminary results of review, finding that India Steel is the successor-in-interest to Isibars and should be treated as such for antidumping duty cash deposit purposes. See Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Review: Stainless Steel Bar from India, 73 FR 55497 (September 25, 2008). We invited parties to comment on the preliminary results. We received no comments or requests for a hearing. E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 66012 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 216 / Thursday, November 6, 2008 / Notices Scope of the Review sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Imports covered by the order are shipments of SSB. SSB means articles of stainless steel in straight lengths that have been either hot-rolled, forged, turned, cold-drawn, cold-rolled or otherwise cold-finished, or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along their whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), triangles, hexagons, octagons, or other convex polygons. SSB includes cold-finished SSBs that are turned or ground in straight lengths, whether produced from hot-rolled bar or from straightened and cut rod or wire, and reinforcing bars that have indentations, ribs, grooves, or other deformations produced during the rolling process. Except as specified above, the term does not include stainless steel semifinished products, cut-to-length flatrolled products (i.e., cut-to-length rolled products which if less than 4.75 mm in thickness have a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness, or if 4.75 mm or more in thickness having a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness), wire (i.e., cold-formed products in coils, of any uniform solid cross section along their whole length, which do not conform to the definition of flat-rolled products), and angles, shapes, and sections. The SSB subject to these reviews is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.11.00.05, 7222.11.00.50, 7222.19.00.05, 7222.19.00.50, 7222.20.00.05, 7222.20.00.45, 7222.20.00.75, and 7222.30.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. On May 23, 2005, the Department issued a final scope ruling that SSB manufactured in the United Arab Emirates out of stainless steel wire rod from India is not subject to the scope of this order. See Memorandum from Team to Barbara E. Tillman, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Orders on Stainless Steel Bar from India and Stainless Steel Wire Rod from India: Final Scope Ruling,’’ dated May 23, 2005, which is on file in the Central Records Unit in room 1117 of the main Department building. See also Notice of Scope Rulings, 70 FR 55110 (September 20, 2005). Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review For the reasons stated in the preliminary results, and because the Department did not receive any VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:11 Nov 05, 2008 Jkt 217001 comments following the preliminary results of this review, the Department continues to find that India Steel is the successor-in-interest to Isibars for antidumping duty cash deposit purposes. Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection The Department will instruct CBP to suspend liquidation of all shipments of the subject merchandise produced and exported by India Steel entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice at 2.01 percent (i.e., Isibars’s cash deposit rate). This deposit rate shall remain in effect until publication of the final results of the next administrative review in which India Steel participates. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice in accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and sections 351.216(e) and 351.221(c)(3)(i) of the Department’s regulations. Dated: October 30, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–26393 Filed 11–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–570–935) Certain Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 6, 2008. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) preliminarily determines that certain circular welded carbon quality steel welded line pipe (‘‘welded line pipe’’) from the People’s AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). The estimated dumping margins are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pedersen or Rebecca Pandolph, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2769 or 482–3627, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 3, 2008, the Department received a petition concerning imports of welded line pipe from the PRC and the Republic of Korea (‘‘Korea’’) filed in proper form by United States Steel Corporation (‘‘U.S. Steel’’), Maverick Tube Corporation (‘‘Maverick’’), Tex– Tube Company (‘‘Tex–Tube’’), and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, and AFL–CIO-CLC (‘‘United Steelworkers’’) (collectively, ‘‘Petitioners’’). See Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Certain Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea, dated April 3, 2008 (in four volumes) (‘‘Petition’’). On April 23, 2008, the Department initiated antidumping duty investigations of welded line pipe from the above– mentioned countries. See Certain Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 73 FR 23188 (April 29, 2008) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). Also, on April 23, 2008, the Department issued a quantity and value (‘‘Q&V’’) questionnaire to each of the 65 companies identified by the Petitioners as potential exporters or producers of welded line pipe from the PRC. See supplement to the petition at Exhibit II– Supp I, dated April 14, 2008. The Department received timely responses to its Q&V questionnaire from the following nine companies: Benxi Northern Steel Pipes Co., Ltd. (‘‘Benxi’’); Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd.(‘‘Huludao Pipe’’); Pangang Group Behai Pipe Corporation (‘‘Pangang’’); Shanghai Metals & Minerals Import & Export Corp. d/b/a Shanghai Minmetals Materials & Products Corp. (‘‘Shanghai E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-810]


Stainless Steel Bar From India: Final Results of Changed 
Circumstances Antidumping Duty Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined, 
pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the 
Act''), that India Steel Works Limited (``India Steel'') is the 
successor-in-interest to Isibars Limited (``Isibars''). As a result, 
India Steel will be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to 
Isibars with regard to the antidumping duty order on stainless steel 
bar (``SSB'') from India as of the date of publication of this notice 
in the Federal Register.

DATES: Effective Date: November 6, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cory Hervey and Devta Ohri, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-
1664 and (202) 482-3853, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 21, 1995, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on SSB 
from India. See Antidumping Duty Orders: Stainless Steel Bar from 
Brazil, India and Japan, 60 FR 9661 (February 21, 1995). On August 4, 
2008, India Steel requested that the Department initiate a changed 
circumstances review of this order to determine that, for purposes of 
the antidumping law, India Steel is the successor-in-interest to 
Isibars. See August 4, 2008, letter from India Steel.
    On September 25, 2008, the Department published the notice of 
initiation and preliminary results of review, finding that India Steel 
is the successor-in-interest to Isibars and should be treated as such 
for antidumping duty cash deposit purposes. See Notice of Initiation 
and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty 
Review: Stainless Steel Bar from India, 73 FR 55497 (September 25, 
2008). We invited parties to comment on the preliminary results. We 
received no comments or requests for a hearing.

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Scope of the Review

    Imports covered by the order are shipments of SSB. SSB means 
articles of stainless steel in straight lengths that have been either 
hot-rolled, forged, turned, cold-drawn, cold-rolled or otherwise cold-
finished, or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along their 
whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, 
rectangles (including squares), triangles, hexagons, octagons, or other 
convex polygons. SSB includes cold-finished SSBs that are turned or 
ground in straight lengths, whether produced from hot-rolled bar or 
from straightened and cut rod or wire, and reinforcing bars that have 
indentations, ribs, grooves, or other deformations produced during the 
rolling process.
    Except as specified above, the term does not include stainless 
steel semi-finished products, cut-to-length flat-rolled products (i.e., 
cut-to-length rolled products which if less than 4.75 mm in thickness 
have a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness, or if 4.75 mm 
or more in thickness having a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures 
at least twice the thickness), wire (i.e., cold-formed products in 
coils, of any uniform solid cross section along their whole length, 
which do not conform to the definition of flat-rolled products), and 
angles, shapes, and sections.
    The SSB subject to these reviews is currently classifiable under 
subheadings 7222.11.00.05, 7222.11.00.50, 7222.19.00.05, 7222.19.00.50, 
7222.20.00.05, 7222.20.00.45, 7222.20.00.75, and 7222.30.00.00 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). Although 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is 
dispositive.
    On May 23, 2005, the Department issued a final scope ruling that 
SSB manufactured in the United Arab Emirates out of stainless steel 
wire rod from India is not subject to the scope of this order. See 
Memorandum from Team to Barbara E. Tillman, ``Antidumping Duty Orders 
on Stainless Steel Bar from India and Stainless Steel Wire Rod from 
India: Final Scope Ruling,'' dated May 23, 2005, which is on file in 
the Central Records Unit in room 1117 of the main Department building. 
See also Notice of Scope Rulings, 70 FR 55110 (September 20, 2005).

Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    For the reasons stated in the preliminary results, and because the 
Department did not receive any comments following the preliminary 
results of this review, the Department continues to find that India 
Steel is the successor-in-interest to Isibars for antidumping duty cash 
deposit purposes.

Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    The Department will instruct CBP to suspend liquidation of all 
shipments of the subject merchandise produced and exported by India 
Steel entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
the publication date of this notice at 2.01 percent (i.e., Isibars's 
cash deposit rate). This deposit rate shall remain in effect until 
publication of the final results of the next administrative review in 
which India Steel participates.
    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. Timely written notification of 
the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial 
protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the 
regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.
    This notice in accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i)(1) of the 
Act, and sections 351.216(e) and 351.221(c)(3)(i) of the Department's 
regulations.

    Dated: October 30, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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