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E9–6884 Filed 3–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–427–801] Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed–Circumstances Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from SKF Aeroengine France S.A.S.U., the Department of Commerce is initiating a changed–circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from France. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 30, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristin Case or Richard Rimlinger, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; (202) 482–3174 or (202) 482–4477, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Background The Department of Commerce (the Department) published an antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from France on May 15, 1989. See Antidumping Duty Orders: Ball Bearings, Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Spherical Plain Bearings, and Parts Thereof From France, 54 FR 20902 (May 15, 1989). On August 11, 2000, the Department revoked the order, effective VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:33 Mar 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 May 1, 1999, with respect to sales of ball bearings by SNFA S.A. (SNFA). See Antifriction Bearings (Other Than Tapered Roller Bearings) and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, and the United Kingdom; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews and Revocation of Orders in Part, 65 FR 49219 (August 11, 2000). On March 2, 2007, pursuant to a request from SNFA, SKF France S.A., and SKF Aerospace France S.A.S., we initiated a changed–circumstances review in order to determine whether SNFA was a successor–in-interest to SKF France S.A. following SNFA’s acquisition by that company or, alternatively, that post–acquisition SNFA was the successor–in-interest to the pre–acquisition SNFA. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France: Initiation of an Antidumping Duty Changed–Circumstances Review, 72 FR 9513 (March 2, 2007). During the course of the changed–circumstances review, the companies informed the Department that SNFA would be changing its name to SKF Aeroengine France S.A.S.U. (SKF Aeroengine). On June 29, 2007, we initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from France for the period May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007, with respect to SKF France S.A. and SKF Aerospace France S.A.S. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, Request for Revocation in Part and Deferral of Administrative Review, 72 FR 35690 (June 29, 2007). On October 26, 2007, we rescinded the changed–circumstances review and explained that, because we had initiated an administrative review with respect to SKF France S.A. and SKF Aerospace France S.A.S., we would address any issues that had arisen during the course of the changed–circumstances review in the context of the administrative review. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France and Italy: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Changed– Circumstances Reviews, 72 FR 60798 (October 26, 2007). In the final results of the 2006/07 administrative review, we determined that post–acquisition SNFA was the successor–in-interest to pre–acquisition SNFA and that, during the period of review, SNFA had not changed its name to SKF Aeroengine. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews and Rescission of Reviews in Part, 73 FR 52823 (September 11, 2008), and accompanying Issues and Decision PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14107 Memorandum at comment 12 (AFBs Final Results). On February 6, 2009, SKF Aeroengine requested that, because the Department appeared to have left open the effect of the name change on its determination in AFBs Final Results, the Department either confirm that its determination encompassed the name change or, in the alternative, the Department initiate a changed–circumstances review to determine whether SKF Aeroengine is the successor–in-interest to SNFA. No other party submitted comments. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are ball bearings (other than tapered roller bearings) and parts thereof. These products include all bearings that employ balls as the rolling element. Imports of these products are classified under the following categories: antifriction balls, ball bearings with integral shafts, ball bearings (including radial ball bearings) and parts thereof, and housed or mounted ball bearing units and parts thereof. Imports of these products are classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 3926.90.45, 4016.93.00, 4016.93.10, 4016.93.50, 6909.19.5010, 8431.20.00, 8431.39.0010, 8482.10.10, 8482.10.50, 8482.80.00, 8482.91.00, 8482.99.05, 8482.99.2580, 8482.99.35, 8482.99.6595, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.50.8040, 8483.50.90, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.70, 8708.50.50, 8708.60.50, 8708.60.80, 8708.70.6060, 8708.70.8050, 8708.93.30, 8708.93.5000, 8708.93.6000, 8708.93.75, 8708.99.06, 8708.99.31, 8708.99.4960, 8708.99.50, 8708.99.5800, 8708.99.8080, 8803.10.00, 8803.20.00, 8803.30.00, 8803.90.30, and 8803.90.90. Although the HTSUS item numbers above are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Initiation of Changed–Circumstances Review Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act), as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216, the Department will conduct a changed–circumstances review upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from an interested party for a review of, an antidumping duty order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order. SKF Aeroengine claims that it has satisfied the criteria to warrant such a review. We agree that the information submitted by SKF Aeroengine demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 14108 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 59 / Monday, March 30, 2009 / Notices review. Therefore, in accordance with the above–referenced regulation, the Department is initiating a changed– circumstances review. SKF Aeroengine claims that the information contained in its February 6, 2009, request demonstrates that SKF Aeroengine is the successor–in-interest to SNFA and requests that the Department thus refrain from issuing a changed–circumstances questionnaire. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(2) and (4) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(i), we may issue a questionnaire requesting factual information for the review and will publish a notice of preliminary results of the antidumping duty changed– circumstances review in the Federal Register. The notice will set forth the factual and legal conclusions upon which our preliminary results are based. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(ii), interested parties will have an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results of review. We will issue our final results of review no later than the regulatory deadline in accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e). During the course of this antidumping duty changed–circumstances review, we will not change the cash–deposit requirements for the subject merchandise. The cash–deposit rate will be altered, if warranted, pursuant only to the final results of this changed– circumstances review. This notice of initiation is in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.216(b) and (d), and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1). Dated: March 23, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–7018 Filed 3–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Notice of Roundtable on Cribs and Other Sleeping Environments for Infants sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: On August 14, 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 was signed into law. Section 104 of the CPSIA requires the Commission to study and develop safety standards for durable infant and toddler products. The Commission is charged with examining and assessing the effectiveness of any voluntary VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:33 Mar 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 consumer product safety standards for these products in consultation with representatives of consumer groups, juvenile product manufacturers, and independent child product engineers and experts. As part of the consultation process, the Commission will hold a Roundtable on Cribs and Other Sleeping Environments for Infants. DATES: The Roundtable will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. ADDRESSES: The Roundtable will be held at CPSC’s headquarters building at 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, 4th Floor Hearing Room. There is no charge to attend the Roundtable. If you are interested in attending, you must register online at http://www.cpsc.gov. Click on the link entitled ‘‘CPSC Staff Roundtable: Cribs and Other Sleeping Environments for Infants’’ under ‘‘What’s Hot’’ near the bottom of the home page. This link also has more information about the Roundtable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia L. Hackett, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; telephone (301) 504–7577 or email: phackett@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 14, 2008, the CPSIA was signed into law. Section 104 of the CPSIA requires the Commission to study and develop safety standards for durable infant and toddler products. Section 104 of the CPSIA requires the Commission to examine and assess the effectiveness of any voluntary consumer product safety standards for these products in consultation with representatives of consumer groups, juvenile product manufacturers, and independent child product engineers and experts. Section 104(b)(1)(B) of the CPSIA requires the Commission to promulgate consumer product safety standards that are substantially the same as such voluntary standards or are more stringent than such voluntary standards if the Commission determines that more stringent standards would further reduce the risk of injury associated with such products. The purpose of the Roundtable is to consult with interested stakeholders pursuant to section 104 of the CPSIA and to solicit input regarding the adequacy of the current voluntary and mandatory standards. At the Roundtable, CPSC staff intends to review recent incident data and provide copies of comments received from the Advance Notice of Proposed PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Rulemaking on Cribs, published on November 25, 2008 at 73 FR 71570. All attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions or make comments at the Roundtable. For those attendees interested in making a formal presentation, please e-mail an abstract of 100 words or less, preferably in a Word format, with ‘‘Crib Roundtable Abstract’’ written in the subject line of the e-mail. The e-mail should be sent to Patricia Hackett at phackett@cpsc.gov no later than April 6, 2009. The abstracts may be edited for inclusion in the agenda for the Roundtable. In addition, please inform Patricia Hackett of any special equipment needs required to make a presentation. While an effort will be made to accommodate all persons who wish to make a presentation, the time allotted for presentations will depend on the number of persons who wish to speak on a given topic and the Roundtable schedule. If a presenter wishes attendees to have copies of his/her presentation or other handouts, the presenter should bring copies to the Roundtable. Please note that all comments should be restricted to cribs, bassinets, play yards, and the current voluntary or mandatory standards pertaining to these products. Accessories, including mattresses, bedding, crib tents, sleep positioners, etc., while of concern to the staff, will not be addressed at this Roundtable. Dated: March 25, 2009. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. E9–7034 Filed 3–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting; Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Realignment of a Portion of National Guard Avenue and Construction of the New Main Gate for the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard at Burlington International Airport, Burlington, VT National Guard Bureau. Notice of intent. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-427-801]


Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France: Initiation of 
Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: In response to a request from SKF Aeroengine France S.A.S.U., 
the Department of Commerce is initiating a changed-circumstances review 
of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from 
France.

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 30, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristin Case or Richard Rimlinger, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; (202) 482-3174 or (202) 
482-4477, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department of Commerce (the Department) published an 
antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from France 
on May 15, 1989. See Antidumping Duty Orders: Ball Bearings, 
Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Spherical Plain Bearings, and Parts 
Thereof From France, 54 FR 20902 (May 15, 1989). On August 11, 2000, 
the Department revoked the order, effective May 1, 1999, with respect 
to sales of ball bearings by SNFA S.A. (SNFA). See Antifriction 
Bearings (Other Than Tapered Roller Bearings) and Parts Thereof From 
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, and the 
United Kingdom; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Reviews and Revocation of Orders in Part, 65 FR 49219 (August 11, 
2000).
    On March 2, 2007, pursuant to a request from SNFA, SKF France S.A., 
and SKF Aerospace France S.A.S., we initiated a changed-circumstances 
review in order to determine whether SNFA was a successor-in-interest 
to SKF France S.A. following SNFA's acquisition by that company or, 
alternatively, that post-acquisition SNFA was the successor-in-interest 
to the pre-acquisition SNFA. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from 
France: Initiation of an Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review, 
72 FR 9513 (March 2, 2007). During the course of the changed-
circumstances review, the companies informed the Department that SNFA 
would be changing its name to SKF Aeroengine France S.A.S.U. (SKF 
Aeroengine).
    On June 29, 2007, we initiated an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from France 
for the period May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007, with respect to SKF 
France S.A. and SKF Aerospace France S.A.S. See Initiation of 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, Request for 
Revocation in Part and Deferral of Administrative Review, 72 FR 35690 
(June 29, 2007). On October 26, 2007, we rescinded the changed-
circumstances review and explained that, because we had initiated an 
administrative review with respect to SKF France S.A. and SKF Aerospace 
France S.A.S., we would address any issues that had arisen during the 
course of the changed-circumstances review in the context of the 
administrative review. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France 
and Italy: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances 
Reviews, 72 FR 60798 (October 26, 2007). In the final results of the 
2006/07 administrative review, we determined that post-acquisition SNFA 
was the successor-in-interest to pre-acquisition SNFA and that, during 
the period of review, SNFA had not changed its name to SKF Aeroengine. 
See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, 
and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Rescission of Reviews in Part, 73 FR 52823 
(September 11, 2008), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum 
at comment 12 (AFBs Final Results).
    On February 6, 2009, SKF Aeroengine requested that, because the 
Department appeared to have left open the effect of the name change on 
its determination in AFBs Final Results, the Department either confirm 
that its determination encompassed the name change or, in the 
alternative, the Department initiate a changed-circumstances review to 
determine whether SKF Aeroengine is the successor-in-interest to SNFA.
    No other party submitted comments.

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are ball bearings (other than 
tapered roller bearings) and parts thereof. These products include all 
bearings that employ balls as the rolling element. Imports of these 
products are classified under the following categories: antifriction 
balls, ball bearings with integral shafts, ball bearings (including 
radial ball bearings) and parts thereof, and housed or mounted ball 
bearing units and parts thereof.
    Imports of these products are classified under the following 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 
3926.90.45, 4016.93.00, 4016.93.10, 4016.93.50, 6909.19.5010, 
8431.20.00, 8431.39.0010, 8482.10.10, 8482.10.50, 8482.80.00, 
8482.91.00, 8482.99.05, 8482.99.2580, 8482.99.35, 8482.99.6595, 
8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.50.8040, 8483.50.90, 8483.90.20, 
8483.90.30, 8483.90.70, 8708.50.50, 8708.60.50, 8708.60.80, 
8708.70.6060, 8708.70.8050, 8708.93.30, 8708.93.5000, 8708.93.6000, 
8708.93.75, 8708.99.06, 8708.99.31, 8708.99.4960, 8708.99.50, 
8708.99.5800, 8708.99.8080, 8803.10.00, 8803.20.00, 8803.30.00, 
8803.90.30, and 8803.90.90.
    Although the HTSUS item numbers above are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order 
is dispositive.

Initiation of Changed-Circumstances Review

    Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act), 
as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216, the Department will conduct a changed-
circumstances review upon receipt of information concerning, or a 
request from an interested party for a review of, an antidumping duty 
order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review 
of the order. SKF Aeroengine claims that it has satisfied the criteria 
to warrant such a review. We agree that the information submitted by 
SKF Aeroengine demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant 
a

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review. Therefore, in accordance with the above-referenced regulation, 
the Department is initiating a changed-circumstances review.
    SKF Aeroengine claims that the information contained in its 
February 6, 2009, request demonstrates that SKF Aeroengine is the 
successor-in-interest to SNFA and requests that the Department thus 
refrain from issuing a changed-circumstances questionnaire. In 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(2) and (4) and 19 CFR 
351.221(c)(3)(i), we may issue a questionnaire requesting factual 
information for the review and will publish a notice of preliminary 
results of the antidumping duty changed-circumstances review in the 
Federal Register. The notice will set forth the factual and legal 
conclusions upon which our preliminary results are based. Pursuant to 
19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(ii), interested parties will have an opportunity 
to comment on the preliminary results of review. We will issue our 
final results of review no later than the regulatory deadline in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e). During the course of this 
antidumping duty changed-circumstances review, we will not change the 
cash-deposit requirements for the subject merchandise. The cash-deposit 
rate will be altered, if warranted, pursuant only to the final results 
of this changed-circumstances review.
    This notice of initiation is in accordance with section 751(b)(1) 
of the Act, 19 CFR 351.216(b) and (d), and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1).

    Dated: March 23, 2009.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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