Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2512-2514 [E9-633]

Download as PDF 2512 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 10 / Thursday, January 15, 2009 / Notices all of the information necessary to calculate dumping margins for these sales, we find it appropriate to rely on partial facts available pursuant to section 776(a) of the Act. Furthermore, because Poly Plast possessed the necessary records to provide a complete U.S. sales list but did not do so, we find that it did not act to the best of its ability to comply with our request for information. Accordingly, because Poly Plast failed to cooperate in reporting all of its U.S. sales of subject merchandise, we find that use of information adverse to the interests of Poly Plast, as facts otherwise available, is appropriate pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act. As adverse facts available we have applied the highest transaction–specific margin we determined for sales Poly Plast reported to the value of unreported U.S. sales. For a complete discussion on this issue, see Decision Memorandum at Comment 2. Sales Below Cost in the Home Market For these final results of review, the Department disregarded home–market sales by NPG and Poly Plast that failed the cost–of-production test. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Final Results of the Review As a result of our review, we determine that the following percentage weighted–average dumping margins exist on PCRBs from Thailand for the period August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2007: unit of merchandise on each of that importer’s or customer’s entries during the review period. See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where the assessment amount is above de minimis, we will instruct CBP to assess duties on all entries of subject merchandise by that importer or customer. The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003. See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) (Assessment– Policy Notice). This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the period of review produced by companies included in these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know that the merchandise they sold to an intermediary (e.g., a reseller, trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all–others rate if there is no rate for the intermediary involved in the transaction. See Assessment–Policy Notice for a full discussion of this clarification. Because we are relying on total adverse facts available to establish the dumping margins for King Pac and Master Packaging, we will instruct CBP to apply a dumping margin of 122.88 percent to all entries of subject merchandise produced and/or exported by these companies. Cash–Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements Producer/Exporter Margin (percent) will be effective upon publication of King Pac (aka King this notice of final results of Pak) ........................... 122.88 administrative review for all shipments Master Packaging ......... 122.88 of the subject merchandise entered, or NPG .............................. 32.67 withdrawn from warehouse, for Poly Plast ...................... 8.94 consumption on or after the date of publication, consistent with section Assessment Rates 751(a)(1) of the Act: (1) the cash–deposit rates for the reviewed companies will be Upon issuance of these final results, the Department will determine, and CBP the rates shown above; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed companies not shall assess, antidumping duties on all listed above, the cash–deposit rate will appropriate entries. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions continue to be the company–specific rate published for the most recent to CBP 15 days after the date of period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm publication of these final results of covered in this or a previous review or review. We calculated importer/customer– the original less–than-fair–value (LTFV) specific duty–assessment amounts with investigation but the manufacturer is, respect to export–price sales by NPG the cash–deposit rate will be the rate and Poly Plast in the following manner. established for the most recent period We divided the total dumping margins for the manufacturer of the (calculated as the difference between merchandise; (4) the cash–deposit rate normal value and the export price) for for all other manufacturers or exporters each exporter’s importer or customer by will continue to be 2.80 percent, the all– the total number of units the exporter others rate from the amended final sold to that importer or customer. We determination of the LTFV investigation will direct CBP to assess the resulting published on July 15, 2004. See Notice per–unit dollar amount against each of Amended Final Determination of VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:58 Jan 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand, 69 FR 42419 (July 15, 2004). These deposit requirements shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification Requirements This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. See id. This notice also 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 notification of the 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) of the Act. Dated: January 7, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix 1. Adverse Facts Available 2. Unreported Sales by Poly Plast [FR Doc. E9–634 Filed 1–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–818] Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On September 9, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products (‘‘CORE’’) from the Republic of Korea (‘‘Korea’’) for the period of review E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 2513 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 10 / Thursday, January 15, 2009 / Notices (‘‘POR’’) January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. See Corrosion– Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review. 73 FR 52315 (September 9, 2008) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). We preliminarily found that Pohang Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. (‘‘POSCO’’) and Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. (‘‘Dongbu’’) received de minimis countervailable subsidies during the POR. We received comments on our preliminary results from POSCO, a respondent company. The final results are listed in the section ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ below. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 15, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Copyak or Gayle Longest, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4014, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2209 and (202) 482–3338, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 17, 1993, the Department published in the Federal Register the CVD order on CORE from Korea. See Countervailing Duty Orders and Amendments of Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determinations: Certain Steel Products from Korea, 58 FR 43752 (August 17, 1993). On September 9, 2008, the Department published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of the administrative review of this order for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. See Preliminary Results, 73 FR 52315. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), this administrative review covers POSCO and Dongbu, producers and exporters of subject merchandise. In the Preliminary Results, we invited interested parties to submit briefs or request a hearing. We received comments from POSCO, a respondent. We received no comments from United States Steel Corporation and Nucor Corporation, (‘‘petitioners’’), or Dongbu. The Department did not conduct a hearing in this review because none was requested. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Scope of Order Products covered by this order are certain corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products from Korea. These products include flat–rolled carbon steel products, of rectangular shape, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosion– resistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickel- or iron– VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:58 Jan 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances in addition to the metallic coating, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers) and of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, or in straight lengths which, if of a thickness less than 4.75 millimeters, are of a width of 0.5 inch or greater and which measures at least 10 times the thickness or if of a thickness of 4.75 millimeters or more are of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings: 7210.30.0000, 7210.31.0000, 7210.39.0000, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0090, 7210.60.0000, 7210.61.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.1000, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 7212.21.0000, 7212.29.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7212.60.0000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.9030, 7215.90.5000, 7217.12.1000, 7217.13.1000, 7217.19.1000, 7217.19.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.22.5000, 7217.23.5000, 7217.29.1000, 7217.29.5000, 7217.30.15.0000, 7217.32.5000, 7217.33.5000, 7217.39.1000, 7217.39.5000, 7217.90.1000 and 7217.90.5000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Period of Review The POR for which we are measuring subsidies is from January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. Analysis of Comments On October 9, 2008, POSCO filed comments. Neither Dongbu nor petitioners filed a case brief or a rebuttal brief. All issues in POSCO’s case brief are addressed in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review on Corrosion–Resistant carbon Steel Flat Products from Korea (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’), issued concurrently and hereby adopted by this notice. A listing of the issues that parties raised and to which we have responded is attached to this notice as Appendix I. Parties can find a complete discussion of the issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 memorandum, which is on file in the Central Records Unit (‘‘CRU’’), Room 1117 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum, can be accessed directly on the World Wide Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov. The paper copy and the electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review After reviewing POSCO’s comments, we have not changed our findings from the Preliminary Results as explained in our Decision Memorandum. Consistent with the Preliminary Results, we find that POSCO and Dongbu received de minimis countervailable subsidies during the POR at the rates below: Company Pohang Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. (POSCO) ............... Dongbu Steel Co. Ltd. (Dongbu) ........ Net Subsidy Rate 0.09 percent ad valorem (de minimis) 0.22 percent ad valorem (de minimis) Assessment Rates/Cash Deposits The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise by POSCO and Dongbu entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006, without regard to countervailing duties. We will also instruct CBP not to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties on shipments of the subject merchandise produced by POSCO and Dongbu, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of these final results of review. For all non–reviewed companies, the Department has instructed CBP to assess countervailing duties at the cash deposit rates in effect at the time of entry, for entries between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2006. The cash deposit rates for all companies not covered by this review are not changed by the results of this review. Return or Destruction of Proprietary Information This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 2514 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 10 / Thursday, January 15, 2009 / Notices 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 and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: January 7, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix I - Issues and Decision Memorandum Company–Specific Issue Whether Certain Research and Development (‘‘R&D’’) Grants Under the Industrial Development Act (‘‘IDA’’) Are Tied to Non–Subject Merchandise [FR Doc. E9–633 Filed 1–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Basing the U.S. Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter F–35B on the East Coast Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500–1508), the Department of the Navy NEPA regulations (32 CFR Part 775), and Marine Corps NEPA directives (Marine Corps Order P5090.2A, change 1), the Department of the Navy intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and conduct public scoping meetings for the proposed basing and operation of 13 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F–35B squadrons at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, in Beaufort, South Carolina and MCAS Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina. DATES: Public scoping meetings, following an informal open house format, will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the dates indicated below, at the following locations: (1) February 3, 2009, Holiday Inn Resort, Conference Room, 2225 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:58 Jan 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 (2) February 4, 2009, Senior Center, 15 Thornton Drive, NE., Ludowici, GA. (3) February 5, 2009, McIntosh County Middle School, Cafeteria, 500 Green Street, Darien, GA. (4) February 10, 2009, Havelock Tourist and Event Center, 201 Tourist Center Drive, Havelock, NC. (5) February 11, 2009, Emerald Isle Community Center, 7500 Emerald Isle Dr., Emerald Isle, NC. (6) February 12, 2009, Fred A. Anderson Elementary School, Cafeteria, 507 Anderson Dr., Bayboro, NC. Federal, state, and local agencies, and interested parties and persons are encouraged to attend any of the open house scoping meetings. At these open houses, proposal-related displays and material will be available for public review; Marine Corps and Navy staff will be present to address questions; and the public will have an opportunity to submit written comments on environmental concerns that should be addressed in the EIS. ADDRESSES: All are encouraged to provide comments on the proposed action and alternatives at any public scoping open houses and anytime during the 30-day scoping comment period, which ends February 16, 2009. There are three ways in which comments can be submitted: (1) By attending one of the public scoping open houses, (2) by e-mail using the project public Web site at http:// www.usmcJSFeast.com or (3) by mail. All written comments on the scope of the EIS should be submitted and postmarked no later than February 16, 2009. Comments submitted by mail should be sent to: USMC F–35B East Coast Stationing EIS, P.O. Box 56488, Jacksonville, FL 32241–6488. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The F–35B EIS Project Manager at 757–444– 1126. Please submit requests for special assistance, sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired, or other auxiliary aids needed at the public meeting to the F–35B EIS Project Manager by January 28, 2009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Marine Corps variant of the JSF, the F– 35B, is a short take-off/vertical landing (STOVL), multi-role fighter aircraft whose primary emphasis is air-toground combat. The aircraft is designed to replace existing fleets of F–18 A/C/D Hornets (strike fighter), AV–8B Harriers (attack), and the EA–6B Prowler (electronic warfare) aircraft. The F–35B East Coast basing proposal would take approximately 11 years to implement and would begin in 2012. The proposal would base up to 216 aircraft (i.e., 10 active-duty and 1 reserve squadron of PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 up to 16 aircraft each and 2 Pilot Training Center (PTC) squadrons at 20 aircraft each) at MCAS Beaufort and MCAS Cherry Point. Facility construction and modifications would occur prior to and continue throughout F–35B squadron arrivals; the F–35B would operate within existing airspace and at training ranges currently used by Marine Corps Hornet, Harrier, and Prowler aircraft. Proposed Action The proposed action would base and operate a total of 13 F–35B (the Marine Corps variant of the JSF) squadrons at both MCAS Beaufort and MCAS Cherry Point. This F–35B is a next generation, stealth, supersonic, multi-role fighter aircraft that will replace aging Marine Corps fleets of F–18 A/C/D Hornets, AV–8B Harriers, and EA–6B Prowlers in the 2nd and 4th Marine Air Wings. Specifically, the squadrons would include up to 10 F–35B active-duty squadrons of up to 16 aircraft per squadron, 1 reserve F–35B squadron comprising up to 16 aircraft, and 2 PTC F–35B squadrons composed of up to 20 aircraft per squadron. Purpose and Need To meet any crisis or conflict that may arise both now and into the future, Marine Corps Aviation must be manned, trained, and equipped to conduct worldwide air combat operations. For this reason, technological superiority in its air fleet is an essential requirement. The purpose of the proposed action, therefore, is to provide state-of-the art F–35B aircraft to Marine Corps fleets by replacing aging aircraft inventories. The basing action would provide both the facilities and functions to support and maintain these new aircraft as well as the airfields, airspace, and ranges to train air crews in these next-generation aircraft. Preliminary Alternatives The Marine Corps developed a range of reasonable basing alternatives in a three-tiered alternatives development process. The process applied the purpose and need to identify potential sites that could maximize JSF integration into existing Marine Air Ground Task Force organizations, maximize utilization of existing infrastructure, and provide efficient use of existing ranges. The alternative development process identified five preliminary basing alternatives. These alternatives distribute differing combinations of F–35B active-duty, reserve, and PTC squadrons at MCAS Beaufort and MCAS Cherry Point. The basing alternatives include: E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-818]


Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic 
of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On September 9, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published in the Federal Register its preliminary results 
of the administrative review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order 
on corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (``CORE'') from the 
Republic of Korea (``Korea'') for the period of review

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(``POR'') January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. See Corrosion-
Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: 
Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review. 73 FR 
52315 (September 9, 2008) (``Preliminary Results''). We preliminarily 
found that Pohang Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. (``POSCO'') and Dongbu Steel 
Co., Ltd. (``Dongbu'') received de minimis countervailable subsidies 
during the POR. We received comments on our preliminary results from 
POSCO, a respondent company. The final results are listed in the 
section ``Final Results of Review'' below.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 15, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Copyak or Gayle Longest, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4014, 14th Street and 
Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2209 
and (202) 482-3338, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 17, 1993, the Department published in the Federal 
Register the CVD order on CORE from Korea. See Countervailing Duty 
Orders and Amendments of Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty 
Determinations: Certain Steel Products from Korea, 58 FR 43752 (August 
17, 1993). On September 9, 2008, the Department published in the 
Federal Register its preliminary results of the administrative review 
of this order for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 
2006. See Preliminary Results, 73 FR 52315. In accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(b), this administrative review covers POSCO and Dongbu, 
producers and exporters of subject merchandise.
    In the Preliminary Results, we invited interested parties to submit 
briefs or request a hearing. We received comments from POSCO, a 
respondent. We received no comments from United States Steel 
Corporation and Nucor Corporation, (``petitioners''), or Dongbu. The 
Department did not conduct a hearing in this review because none was 
requested.

Scope of Order

    Products covered by this order are certain corrosion-resistant 
carbon steel flat products from Korea. These products include flat-
rolled carbon steel products, of rectangular shape, either clad, 
plated, or coated with corrosion-resistant metals such as zinc, 
aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickel- or iron-based alloys, whether or 
not corrugated or painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other 
nonmetallic substances in addition to the metallic coating, in coils 
(whether or not in successively superimposed layers) and of a width of 
0.5 inch or greater, or in straight lengths which, if of a thickness 
less than 4.75 millimeters, are of a width of 0.5 inch or greater and 
which measures at least 10 times the thickness or if of a thickness of 
4.75 millimeters or more are of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters 
and measures at least twice the thickness. The merchandise subject to 
this order is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings: 7210.30.0000, 
7210.31.0000, 7210.39.0000, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0090, 
7210.60.0000, 7210.61.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 
7210.90.1000, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 7212.21.0000, 
7212.29.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 
7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7212.60.0000, 7215.90.1000, 
7215.9030, 7215.90.5000, 7217.12.1000, 7217.13.1000, 7217.19.1000, 
7217.19.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.22.5000, 7217.23.5000, 7217.29.1000, 
7217.29.5000, 7217.30.15.0000, 7217.32.5000, 7217.33.5000, 
7217.39.1000, 7217.39.5000, 7217.90.1000 and 7217.90.5000. Although the 
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the Department's written description of the merchandise is dispositive.

Period of Review

    The POR for which we are measuring subsidies is from January 1, 
2006, through December 31, 2006.

Analysis of Comments

    On October 9, 2008, POSCO filed comments. Neither Dongbu nor 
petitioners filed a case brief or a rebuttal brief. All issues in 
POSCO's case brief are addressed in the accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum for the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review 
on Corrosion-Resistant carbon Steel Flat Products from Korea 
(``Decision Memorandum''), issued concurrently and hereby adopted by 
this notice. A listing of the issues that parties raised and to which 
we have responded is attached to this notice as Appendix I. Parties can 
find a complete discussion of the issues raised in this review and the 
corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on 
file in the Central Records Unit (``CRU''), Room 1117 of the main 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision 
Memorandum, can be accessed directly on the World Wide Web at http://
ia.ita.doc.gov. The paper copy and the electronic version of the 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    After reviewing POSCO's comments, we have not changed our findings 
from the Preliminary Results as explained in our Decision Memorandum. 
Consistent with the Preliminary Results, we find that POSCO and Dongbu 
received de minimis countervailable subsidies during the POR at the 
rates below:

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                      Company                         Net Subsidy Rate
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Pohang Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. (POSCO)............       0.09 percent ad
                                                    valorem (de minimis)
Dongbu Steel Co. Ltd. (Dongbu)....................       0.22 percent ad
                                                    valorem (de minimis)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Assessment Rates/Cash Deposits

    The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') 15 days after the date of 
publication of these final results of review to liquidate shipments of 
subject merchandise by POSCO and Dongbu entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 2006, through 
December 31, 2006, without regard to countervailing duties. We will 
also instruct CBP not to collect cash deposits of estimated 
countervailing duties on shipments of the subject merchandise produced 
by POSCO and Dongbu, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of these final results 
of review.
    For all non-reviewed companies, the Department has instructed CBP 
to assess countervailing duties at the cash deposit rates in effect at 
the time of entry, for entries between January 1, 2006, and December 
31, 2006. The cash deposit rates for all companies not covered by this 
review are not changed by the results of this review.

Return or Destruction of Proprietary Information

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information

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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 and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: January 7, 2009.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix I - Issues and Decision Memorandum

Company-Specific Issue

Whether Certain Research and Development (``R&D'') Grants Under the 
Industrial Development Act (``IDA'') Are Tied to Non-Subject 
Merchandise
[FR Doc. E9-633 Filed 1-14-09; 8:45 am]
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