High and Ultra-High Voltage Ceramic Station Post Insulators from Japan: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Order, 75675-75676 [E8-29487]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Notices We determine that the total net countervailing subsidy rate for U&A is 0.20 percent ad valorem for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006, which is de minimis pursuant to 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1). The calculations will be disclosed to the interested parties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Assessment Rates Dated: December 3, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. APPENDIX List of Comments and Issues in the Decision Memorandum Comment 1: Threshold Requirements Comment 2: Use of Facts Otherwise Available Comment 3: SidInvest Benefit Calculation Cash Deposits jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Because the countervailing duty rate for U&A is de minimis, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to liquidate entries for U&A during the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006, without regard to countervailing duties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.106(c). The Department will issue appropriate instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of these final results of this review. High and Ultra–High Voltage Ceramic Station Post Insulators from Japan: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Order Since the countervailable subsidy rate for U&A is zero, the Department will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of entries, but to collect no cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties for U&A on all shipments of the subject merchandise that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this administrative review. For all non–reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company–specific or all– others rate applicable to the company. These rates shall apply to all non– reviewed companies until a review of a company assigned these rates is requested. This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Dec 11, 2008 Jkt 217001 Comment 4: Ongoing Scope Inquiry [FR Doc. E8–29528 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–588–862 AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 3, 2008, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on high and ultra–high voltage ceramic station post insulators from Japan. Because the domestic interested parties did not participate in this sunset review, the Department is revoking this antidumping duty order. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 30, 2008 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3874. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 30, 2003, the Department issued an antidumping duty order on high and ultra–high voltage ceramic station post insulators from Japan. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: High and Ultra–High Voltage Ceramic Station Post Insulators from Japan, 68 FR 75211 (Dec. 30, 2003). On November 3, 2008, the Department initiated a sunset review of this order. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 73 FR 65292 (Nov. 3, 2008). We did not receive a notice of intent to participate from domestic interested PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75675 parties in this sunset review by the deadline date. As a result, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(A), the Department determined that no domestic interested party intends to participate in the sunset review, and on November 20, 2008, we notified the International Trade Commission, in writing, that we intended to issue a final determination revoking this antidumping duty order. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(2). Scope of the Order The scope of this order covers station post insulators manufactured of porcelain, of standard strength, high strength, or extra–high strength,1 solid core or cavity core, single unit or stacked unit, assembled or unassembled, and with or without hardware attached, rated at 115 kilovolts (kV) voltage class and above (550 kV Basic Impulse Insulation Level and above), including, but not limited to, those manufactured to meet the following American National Standards Institute, Inc. standard class specifications: T.R.-286, T.R.-287, T.R.288, T.R.-289, T.R.-291, T.R.-295, T.R.304, T.R.-308, T.R.-312, T.R.-316, T.R.362 and T.R.-391. Subject merchandise is classifiable under subheading 8546.20.0060 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description above remains dispositive as to the scope of this order. Determination to Revoke Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(3), if no domestic interested party files a notice of intent to participate, the Department shall, within 90 days after the initiation of the review, issue a final determination revoking the order. Because the domestic interested parties did not file a notice of intent to participate in this sunset review, the Department finds that no domestic interested party is participating in this sunset review. Therefore, consistent with 19 CFR 351.222(i)(1)(i) and section 751(c)(3) of the Act, we are revoking this antidumping duty order. The effective date of revocation is December 30, 2008, 1 Station post insulators are manufactured in various styles and sizes, and are classified primarily according to the voltage they are designed to withstand. Under the governing industry standard issued by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the voltage spectrum is ivided into three broad classes: ‘‘medium’’ voltage (i.e., less than or equal to 69 kilovolts), ‘‘high’’ voltage (i.e., from 115 to 230 kilovolts), and ≥extra- high≥ or ‘‘ultra-high’’ voltage (i.e., greater than 230 kilovolts). E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 75676 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Notices the fifth anniversary of the date the Department published this antidumping duty order. See 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Effective Date of Revocation Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In– Quota Rate of Duty Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the Department will issue instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 15 days after publication of the notice, to terminate the suspension of liquidation of the merchandise subject to this order entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after December 30, 2008. Entries of subject merchandise prior to the effective date of revocation will continue to be subject to suspension of liquidation and antidumping duty deposit requirements. The Department will complete any pending administrative reviews of this order and will conduct administrative reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation in response to appropriately filed requests for review. This five-year (sunset) review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(c) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 8, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E8–29487 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S International Trade Administration AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 12, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gayle Longest, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 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 to 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 April 1, 2008 through June 30, 2008. 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, DC 20230. This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. Dated: December 5, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. APPENDIX SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN–QUOTA RATE OF DUTY Country Gross1 Subsidy ($/lb) Program(s) 27 EuropeanUnion Member States3 ..................... CanadaExport Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese ............................................................... Norway ................................................................... ................................................................................ ................................................................................ Switzerland ............................................................ European Union Restitution Payments Net2 Subsidy ($/lb) $ 0.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ 0.34 Indirect (Milk) Subsidy Consumer Subsidy Total Deficiency Payments $0.00 $ $ $ $ 0.34 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). 3 The 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. 2 Defined [FR Doc. E8–29527 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S 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 AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 12, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Dec 11, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gayle Longest, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–3338. Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (as amended) (‘‘the Act’’) requires the Department of Commerce (‘‘the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-588-862


High and Ultra-High Voltage Ceramic Station Post Insulators from 
Japan: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Order

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On November 3, 2008, the Department of Commerce (Department) 
initiated the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on high and 
ultra-high voltage ceramic station post insulators from Japan. Because 
the domestic interested parties did not participate in this sunset 
review, the Department is revoking this antidumping duty order.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 30, 2008

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3874.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 30, 2003, the Department issued an antidumping duty 
order on high and ultra-high voltage ceramic station post insulators 
from Japan. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: High and Ultra-High 
Voltage Ceramic Station Post Insulators from Japan, 68 FR 75211 (Dec. 
30, 2003). On November 3, 2008, the Department initiated a sunset 
review of this order. See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Review, 
73 FR 65292 (Nov. 3, 2008).
    We did not receive a notice of intent to participate from domestic 
interested parties in this sunset review by the deadline date. As a 
result, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(A), the Department 
determined that no domestic interested party intends to participate in 
the sunset review, and on November 20, 2008, we notified the 
International Trade Commission, in writing, that we intended to issue a 
final determination revoking this antidumping duty order. See 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(2).

Scope of the Order

    The scope of this order covers station post insulators manufactured 
of porcelain, of standard strength, high strength, or extra-high 
strength,\1\ solid core or cavity core, single unit or stacked unit, 
assembled or unassembled, and with or without hardware attached, rated 
at 115 kilovolts (kV) voltage class and above (550 kV Basic Impulse 
Insulation Level and above), including, but not limited to, those 
manufactured to meet the following American National Standards 
Institute, Inc. standard class specifications: T.R.-286, T.R.-287, 
T.R.-288, T.R.-289, T.R.-291, T.R.-295, T.R.-304, T.R.-308, T.R.-312, 
T.R.-316, T.R.-362 and T.R.-391.
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    \1\ Station post insulators are manufactured in various styles 
and sizes, and are classified primarily according to the voltage 
they are designed to withstand. Under the governing industry 
standard issued by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic 
Engineers, the voltage spectrum is ivided into three broad classes: 
``medium'' voltage (i.e., less than or equal to 69 kilovolts), 
``high'' voltage (i.e., from 115 to 230 kilovolts), and 
extra- high or ``ultra-high'' voltage (i.e., 
greater than 230 kilovolts).
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    Subject merchandise is classifiable under subheading 8546.20.0060 
of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While 
the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written description above remains dispositive as to the scope of 
this order.

Determination to Revoke

    Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(3), if no domestic 
interested party files a notice of intent to participate, the 
Department shall, within 90 days after the initiation of the review, 
issue a final determination revoking the order. Because the domestic 
interested parties did not file a notice of intent to participate in 
this sunset review, the Department finds that no domestic interested 
party is participating in this sunset review. Therefore, consistent 
with 19 CFR 351.222(i)(1)(i) and section 751(c)(3) of the Act, we are 
revoking this antidumping duty order. The effective date of revocation 
is December 30, 2008,

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the fifth anniversary of the date the Department published this 
antidumping duty order. See 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i).

Effective Date of Revocation

    Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.222(i)(2)(i), the Department will issue instructions to U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection, 15 days after publication of the notice, 
to terminate the suspension of liquidation of the merchandise subject 
to this order entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after 
December 30, 2008. Entries of subject merchandise prior to the 
effective date of revocation will continue to be subject to suspension 
of liquidation and antidumping duty deposit requirements. The 
Department will complete any pending administrative reviews of this 
order and will conduct administrative reviews of subject merchandise 
entered prior to the effective date of revocation in response to 
appropriately filed requests for review.
    This five-year (sunset) review and notice are in accordance with 
sections 751(c) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 8, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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