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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 31, 2009 / Notices 351.402(f)(2) 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 Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred, and in the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is also the reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). 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 the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 23, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix I tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES List of Comments in the Decision Memorandum Comment 1: Differences Between Statutory Financial Statements and Financial Statements Prepared According to International Financial Reporting Standards Comment 2: Financial Statements for G&A and Financial Expenses Comment 3: Goodwill Amortization Comment 4: Research and Development Expenses and Certain G&A Expenses Comment 5: Major Inputs Comment 6: Adjustments to the Cost of Manufacturing Comment 7: Financial Expenses Comment 8: Solvay’s Use of Polymist® in Producing In–Scope Products Comment 9: Non–U.S. Sales Comment 10: Treatment of Negative Dumping Margins (Zeroing) [FR Doc. E9–7232 Filed 3–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:35 Mar 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Scope Rulings AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: March 31, 2009. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between October 1, 2008, and December 31, 2008. In conjunction with this list, the Department is also publishing a list of requests for scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations pending as of December 31, 2008. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, AD/CVD Operations, China/NME Group, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–2312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department’s regulations provide that the Secretary will publish in the Federal Register a list of scope rulings on a quarterly basis. See 19 CFR 351.225(o). Our most recent notification of scope rulings was published on December 1, 2008. See Notice of Scope Rulings, 73 FR 72771 (December 1, 2008). This current notice covers all scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations completed by Import Administration between October 1, 2008, and December 31, 2008, inclusive, and it also lists any scope or anticircumvention inquiries pending as of December 31, 2008. As described below, subsequent lists will follow after the close of each calendar quarter. Scope Rulings Completed Between October 1, 2008, and December 31, 2008 Germany A–428–825: Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Germany. Requestor: Almetals, Inc.; TriClad nickel-clad stainless steel sheet and strip in coils is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 10, 2008. Japan A–588–046: Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan. Requestor: DuPont Performance Elastomers L.L.C.; solid polychloroprenes that are dipolymers of chloroprene and methacrylic acid having methacrylic acid comonomer content in the 0.2 percent to 5.0 percent PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14521 range (this category does not include aqueous chloroprene/methacrylic acid dipolymer dispersion products or solvent solutions of chloroprene/ methacrylic acid dipolymers) are excluded from the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 31, 2008. A–588–046: Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan. Requestor: DuPont Performance Elastomers L.L.C; aqueous dispersions of 2-chlorobutadiene-1,3 homopolymers, where the polymer content of the dispersion is between 55 weight percent and 61 weight percent and the dispersed homopolymer contains less than 10 weight percent of a tetrahydrofuran-insoluble fraction are excluded from the scope of the antidumping duty order; December 12, 2008. People’s Republic of China A–570–504: Petroleum Wax Candles from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Sourcing International, LLC; Red Rose Stem (HM65975W–G); White and Yellow Poppies (HM65895R); Water Lotus (HM52305LB); Spotted Orchid (HM12066); and Bouquet of Pom Pom (HM65833W–G) novelty candles are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 20, 2008. A–570–827: Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Walgreen Co.; the ‘‘ArtSkills Stencil Kit’’ is not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 8, 2008. A–570–882: Refined Brown Aluminum Oxide from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: 3M Company; semi-friable aluminum oxide and heat-treated aluminum oxide are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 1, 2008. A–570–886: Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Rayton Produce Packaging Inc.; promotional bag (model # F–OPPAPEJZLG) is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 2, 2008. A–570–886: Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Majestic International; certain polyethylene gift bags (UPC codes starting with 8–51603and ending with: 00002–3, 00004–7, 00140–2, 00141–9, 00142–6, 00041–2, 00040–5, 00052–8, 00059–7, 00066–5, 00068–9, 00071–9, 00072–6, 00075–7, 00076–4, 00092–4, 00093–1, 00094–8, 00098–6, 00131–0, 00132–7, 00133–4, 00144–0, 00145–7, 00152–5, 00153–2, 00155–6, 00156–3, 00160–0, 00163–1, 00165–5, 00166–2, 00175–4, 00176–1, 00181–5, 00183–9, 00226–3, 00230–0, 00231–7, 00246–1, 00251–5, 00252–2, E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 14522 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 31, 2009 / Notices 00253–9, 00254–6, 00255–3, 00256–0, 00257–7, 00259–1, 00260–7, 00262–1, 00263–8, 00300–0, 00301–7, 00302–4, 00303–1, 00305–5, 00306–2, 00307–9, 00308–6, 00309–3, 00350–5, 00351–2, 00352–9, 00353–6, 00354–3, 00355–0, 00356–7, 00357–4, 00358–1) are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; November 19, 2008. A–570–890 Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Stanley Furniture Company, Inc.; its convertible cribs are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; December 23, 2008. A–570–891: Hand Trucks from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Central Purchasing, LLC.; its welding cart (model number 65939), is not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 1, 2008. A–570–891: Hand Trucks from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Reisenthel Accessories; Carrycruiser shopping cart is not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 15, 2008. A–570–891: Hand Trucks from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Ardisam, Inc.; Yukon Tracks Sportsman’s Cart (model number AV125) is not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 16, 2008. A–570–891: Hand Trucks from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Conair Corporation; LadderKart, a hand truck with an integral folding stepladder, is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 20, 2008. A–570–891: Hand Trucks from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: American Lawn Mower Company; Collect-It Garden Waste Remover is not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; November 10, 2008. A–570–891: Hand Trucks from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Eastman Outdoors, Inc.; Versa deer cart (model #9930) is not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; December 31, 2008. A–570–922 and C–570–923: Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Target Corporation; certain decorative retail magnets (for model numbers starting with DPCI05319- and ending with: 2052 and 2058) are not within the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders; certain decorative retail magnets (for model numbers starting with DPCI05319- and ending with: 2064, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2068, 2069, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2075, 2076, 2077, 2078, 2079, and model number DPCI053230152) are within the scope of the antidumping and VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:35 Mar 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 countervailing duty orders; December 22, 2008. Multiple Countries A–423–808 and C–423–809: Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium; A– 475–822: Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Italy; A–580–831: Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from South Korea; A–583– 830: Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Taiwan; A–791–805 and C–791–806: Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from South Africa. Requestor: Ugine & ALZ Belgium N.V.; stainless steel products with an actual thickness of less than 4.75 mm, regardless of nominal thickness, are within the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders; December 3, 2008. Anticircumvention Determinations Completed Between October 1, 2008, and December 31, 2008 None. Scope Inquiries Terminated Between October 1, 2008, and December 31, 2008 None. Anticircumvention Inquiries Terminated Between October 1, 2008, and December 31, 2008 None. Scope Inquiries Pending as of December 31, 2008 People’s Republic of China A–570–806: Silicon Metal from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Globe Metallurgical Inc.; whether certain silicon metal exported by FerroAlliages et Mineraux to the United States from Canada is within scope of the antidumping duty order; requested October 1, 2008. A–570–827: Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Walgreen Co.; whether the ‘‘ArtSkills Draw & Sketch Kit’’ is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested May 29, 2007; initiated March 21, 2008. A–570–827: Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Paper Magic Group (‘‘PMG’’); whether PMG’s children’s Valentine card sets with pencils are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested October 6, 2008; initiated November 20, 2008. A–570–864: Pure Magnesium in Granular Form from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: ESM Group Inc.; whether atomized ingots are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; original scope ruling PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rescinded and vacated April 18, 2007; 1 initiated April 18, 2007; preliminary ruling issued August 27, 2008. A–570–866: Folding Gift Boxes from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Footstar; whether certain four boxes for business cards and forms (length × width: 5 × 3.5; 7 × 3.5; 12.125 × 3.5; and 11 × 8.5) are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested April 26, 2007. A–570–866: Folding Gift Boxes from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Hallmark Cards, Inc.; whether its ‘‘FunZip’’ gift presentation is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested June 1, 2007. A–570–868: Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: New Tec Integration Co., Ltd.; whether New Tec’s chair using two U-shaped steel tubes to form the front and rear legs, and not utilizing the cross-bracing typically affixed to the leg frame by rivets, welds, and fasteners, is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested July 30, 2008; initiated September 24, 2008. A–570–890: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Armel Enterprises, Inc.; whether certain children’s playroom and accent furniture are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested September 24, 2007. A–570–890: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Target Corporation; whether the Shabby Chic secretary desk and mirror are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested November 30, 2007. A–570–890: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Zinus, Inc. and Zinus (Xiamen) Inc.; whether its Smartbox mattress support and box spring are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested January 22, 2008. A–570–890: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Acme Furniture Industry, Inc.; whether its mattress supports (item nos. 2833, 2834, 2835, 2836 and 2837) are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested February 26, 2008. A–570–891: Hand Trucks from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Northern Tool & Equipment Co.; whether a high-axle torch cart (item #164771) is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested March 27, 2007. 1 See Notice of Scope Rulings, 72 FR 43245, 43246 (August 3, 2007). E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 31, 2009 / Notices A–570–891: Hand Trucks from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Corporate Express Inc.; whether its luggage carts, model numbers CEB31210 and CEB31490, are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested January 31, 2008. A–570–891: Hand Trucks from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Safco Products Co.; whether its StowAway Cart (Model 4062) and Stow And Go Cart (Model 4049) are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested October 16, 2008; initiated November 28, 2008. A–570–898: Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: BioLab, Inc.; whether chlorinated isocyanurates originating in the People’s Republic of China, that are packaged, tableted, blended with additives, or otherwise further processed in Vietnam before entering the U.S., are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested August 15, 2007; initiated March 21, 2008. A–570–899: Artist Canvas from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: C2F, Inc.; whether framed artist canvas in two forms (i.e., 65% polyester, 35% cotton bulk or 100% cotton bulk) woven in the Republic of Korea and cut and framed in the People’s Republic of China are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested September 4, 2008. A–570–899: Artist Canvas from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Art Supplies Enterprises, Inc.; whether framed artist canvas woven and primed in Vietnam and cut and framed in the People’s Republic of China is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested December 22, 2008. A–570–901: Lined Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Lakeshore Learning Materials; whether certain printed educational materials, product numbers RR973 and RR974 (Reader’s Book Log); GG185 and GG186 (Reader’s Response Notebook); GG181 and GG182 (The Writer’s Notebook); RR673 and RR674 (My Word Journal); AA185 and AA186 (Mi Diario de Palabras); RR630 and RR631 (Draw & Write Journal); AA786 and AA787 (My First Draw & Write Journal); AA181 and AA182 (My Picture Word Journal); GG324 and GG325 (Writing Prompts Journal); EE441 and EE442 (Daily Math Practice Journal Grades 1–3); EE443 and EE444 (Daily Math Practice Journal Grades 4–6); EE651 and EE652 (Daily Language Practice, Grades 1–3); EE653 and EE654 (Daily Language Practice Journal, Grades 4–6), are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:35 Mar 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 December 7, 2006; initiated May 7, 2007. A–570–901: Lined Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Livescribe Inc., whether the patented dot-patterned paper (trademarked ‘‘ANOTO’’) is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested October 24, 2008. A–570–901: Lined Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: PlanAhead LLC; whether writing cases, writing portfolios, portfolios and padfolios, 70314 Professional Padfolio; 70689 Contour Padfolio; 72055 Urban Padfolio; 72537 Fashion Padfolio, are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested November 17, 2008. A–570–904: Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Rolf C Hagen (USA) Corp; whether certain fish filter parts are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested November 14, 2008. A–570–909: Certain Steel Nails from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Shanghai March Import & Export Co., Ltd.; whether the horseshoe nails imported by Shanghai March Import & Export Co., Ltd. are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested October 17, 2008. A–570–916 and C–570–917: Laminated Woven Sacks from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Archer Daniels Midland Company; whether Products A and Product B described as: (1) Made of a single ply of woven polypropylene strip; (2) laminated with biaxially-oriented polypropylene (‘‘BOPP’’); (3) printed in three colors; and (4) of less than one kilogram in weight are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; whether Products C, D and F described as each having no lamination or coating of BOPP; and whether Product E described as: (1) Made of a single ply of woven polypropylene strip; (2) laminated with BOPP; (3) printed in two colors; and (4) less than one kilogram in weight are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested October 24, 2008. A–570–918: Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Econoco Corporation; whether chrome-plated hangers with a certain diameter are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested December 3, 2008. A–570–918: Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: American Hanger; whether chrome-plated hangers with a certain diameter are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested December 1, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14523 A–570–922 and C–570–923: Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Target Corporation; whether certain decorative retail magnets (for model numbers starting with DPCI05319- and ending with: 2052, 2058, 2064, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2068, 2069, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2075, 2076, 2077, 2078, 2079; and model number DPCI053230152) are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested September 9, 2008. Anticircumvention Rulings Pending as of December 31, 2008 People’s Republic of China A–570–849: Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Nucor Corporation, SSAB N.A.D., Evraz Claymont Steel, Evraz Oregon Steel Mills, and ArcelorMittal USA Inc.; whether adding metallurgically and economically insignificant amounts of boron is a minor alteration that circumvents the antidumping duty order; requested August 13, 2008; initiated October 10, 2008. A–570–868: Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Meco Corporation; whether the common leg table (a folding metal table affixed with cross bars that enable the legs to fold in pairs) produced in the People’s Republic of China is a minor alteration that circumvents the antidumping duty order; requested October 31, 2005; preliminary ruling issued October 27, 2008. A–570–894: Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China. Requestor: Seaman Paper Company of Massachusetts, Inc.; whether imports of tissue paper from Thailand made out of jumbo rolls and sheets of tissue paper from the People’s Republic of China are circumventing the antidumping duty order; requested September 10, 2008; initiated October 27, 2008. Interested parties are invited to comment on the completeness of this list of pending scope and anticircumvention inquiries. Any comments should be submitted to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., APO/Dockets Unit, Room 1870, Washington, DC 20230. This notice is published in accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(o). E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 14524 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 31, 2009 / Notices March 20, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–7221 Filed 3–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket No.: 090318324–9325–01] RIN 0693–ZA89 Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Notice of Availability of Funds and Announcement of Public Meeting (Proposers’ Conference) AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Technology Innovation Program (TIP) announces that it will hold a single fiscal year 2009 competition and is soliciting high-risk, high-reward research and development (R&D) proposals for financial assistance. TIP also announces that it will hold a public meeting (Proposers’ Conference) for all interested parties. TIP is soliciting proposals under this fiscal year 2009 competition in two areas of critical national need entitled ‘‘Civil Infrastructure’’ and ‘‘Manufacturing’’ as described in the Program Description section below. 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Review, selection, and award processing is expected to be completed by the end of November 2009. tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES SUMMARY: Proposals must be submitted to TIP as follows: Paper Submission: Send to National Institute of Standards and Technology, Technology Innovation Program, 100 ADDRESSES: VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:35 Mar 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 Bureau Drive, Stop 4701, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–4701. Electronic Submission: http:// www.grants.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Cuthill at 301–975–3273 or by e-mail at barbara.cuthill@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional Information. The full Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement for this request for proposals contains detailed information and requirements for the program. Proposers are strongly encouraged to read the FFO in developing proposals. The full FFO announcement text is available at http://www.grants.gov and on the TIP Web site at http:// www.nist.gov/tip/helpful.html. 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However, NIST/TIP staff will answer questions about the TIP eligibility and cost-sharing requirements, evaluation and award criteria, selection process, and the general characteristics of a competitive TIP proposal at the Proposers’ Conference and by phone and e-mail. Attendance at the TIP proposers’ conference is not required. The TIP Proposers’ Conference is being held on the following date, time, and location: April 8, 2009, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Eastern Time: NIST Red Auditorium, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 6, 2009 for the Proposers’ Conference being held at NIST Gaithersburg, MD. Due to increased security at NIST, no on-site registrations will be accepted and all attendees must be pre-registered. Photo identification PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 must be presented at the NIST main gate to be admitted to the April 8, 2009 conference. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the NIST campus. 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Area of Critical National Need 1: Civil Infrastructure The objective of this competition is to provide civil infrastructure managers with tools to better manage the structural integrity of elements of the civil infrastructure. Two elements of the societal challenge of managing the Structural Integrity of the United States’ Infrastructure will be addressed as outlined in the white paper ‘‘Advanced Sensing Technologies and Advanced Repair Materials for the Infrastructure: Water Systems, Dams, Levees, Bridges, Roads, and Highways’’ (http:// www.nist.gov/tip/comp09_home.html). Solutions to this societal challenge require advancement beyond the current practice and state-of-the-art of sensing technologies and repair/retrofit technologies. Sensing advancements are needed to assess the structural integrity and/or deterioration processes of water mains, wastewater collection systems, dams, levees, navigation lock structures, bridges, roads, and highways. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Scope Rulings

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

DATES: Effective Date: March 31, 2009.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a 
list of scope rulings completed between October 1, 2008, and December 
31, 2008. In conjunction with this list, the Department is also 
publishing a list of requests for scope rulings and anticircumvention 
determinations pending as of December 31, 2008. We intend to publish 
future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, AD/CVD Operations, 
China/NME Group, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-
2312.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department's regulations provide that the Secretary will 
publish in the Federal Register a list of scope rulings on a quarterly 
basis. See 19 CFR 351.225(o). Our most recent notification of scope 
rulings was published on December 1, 2008. See Notice of Scope Rulings, 
73 FR 72771 (December 1, 2008). This current notice covers all scope 
rulings and anticircumvention determinations completed by Import 
Administration between October 1, 2008, and December 31, 2008, 
inclusive, and it also lists any scope or anticircumvention inquiries 
pending as of December 31, 2008. As described below, subsequent lists 
will follow after the close of each calendar quarter.

Scope Rulings Completed Between October 1, 2008, and December 31, 2008

Germany
    A-428-825: Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Germany. 
Requestor: Almetals, Inc.; TriClad nickel-clad stainless steel sheet 
and strip in coils is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; 
October 10, 2008.
Japan
    A-588-046: Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan. Requestor: DuPont 
Performance Elastomers L.L.C.; solid polychloroprenes that are 
dipolymers of chloroprene and methacrylic acid having methacrylic acid 
comonomer content in the 0.2 percent to 5.0 percent range (this 
category does not include aqueous chloroprene/methacrylic acid 
dipolymer dispersion products or solvent solutions of chloroprene/
methacrylic acid dipolymers) are excluded from the scope of the 
antidumping duty order; October 31, 2008.
    A-588-046: Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan. Requestor: DuPont 
Performance Elastomers L.L.C; aqueous dispersions of 2-chlorobutadiene-
1,3 homopolymers, where the polymer content of the dispersion is 
between 55 weight percent and 61 weight percent and the dispersed 
homopolymer contains less than 10 weight percent of a tetrahydrofuran-
insoluble fraction are excluded from the scope of the antidumping duty 
order; December 12, 2008.
People's Republic of China
    A-570-504: Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of 
China. Requestor: Sourcing International, LLC; Red Rose Stem (HM65975W-
G); White and Yellow Poppies (HM65895R); Water Lotus (HM52305LB); 
Spotted Orchid (HM12066); and Bouquet of Pom Pom (HM65833W-G) novelty 
candles are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 
20, 2008.
    A-570-827: Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Walgreen Co.; the ``ArtSkills Stencil Kit'' is not within 
the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 8, 2008.
    A-570-882: Refined Brown Aluminum Oxide from the People's Republic 
of China. Requestor: 3M Company; semi-friable aluminum oxide and heat-
treated aluminum oxide are within the scope of the antidumping duty 
order; October 1, 2008.
    A-570-886: Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from the People's 
Republic of China. Requestor: Rayton Produce Packaging Inc.; 
promotional bag (model  F-OPPAPEJZLG) is within the scope of 
the antidumping duty order; October 2, 2008.
    A-570-886: Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from the People's 
Republic of China. Requestor: Majestic International; certain 
polyethylene gift bags (UPC codes starting with 8-51603- and ending 
with: 00002-3, 00004-7, 00140-2, 00141-9, 00142-6, 00041-2, 00040-5, 
00052-8, 00059-7, 00066-5, 00068-9, 00071-9, 00072-6, 00075-7, 00076-4, 
00092-4, 00093-1, 00094-8, 00098-6, 00131-0, 00132-7, 00133-4, 00144-0, 
00145-7, 00152-5, 00153-2, 00155-6, 00156-3, 00160-0, 00163-1, 00165-5, 
00166-2, 00175-4, 00176-1, 00181-5, 00183-9, 00226-3, 00230-0, 00231-7, 
00246-1, 00251-5, 00252-2,

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00253-9, 00254-6, 00255-3, 00256-0, 00257-7, 00259-1, 00260-7, 00262-1, 
00263-8, 00300-0, 00301-7, 00302-4, 00303-1, 00305-5, 00306-2, 00307-9, 
00308-6, 00309-3, 00350-5, 00351-2, 00352-9, 00353-6, 00354-3, 00355-0, 
00356-7, 00357-4, 00358-1) are not within the scope of the antidumping 
duty order; November 19, 2008.
    A-570-890 Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of 
China. Requestor: Stanley Furniture Company, Inc.; its convertible 
cribs are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; December 
23, 2008.
    A-570-891: Hand Trucks from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Central Purchasing, LLC.; its welding cart (model number 
65939), is not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 
1, 2008.
    A-570-891: Hand Trucks from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Reisenthel Accessories; Carrycruiser shopping cart is not 
within the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 15, 2008.
    A-570-891: Hand Trucks from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Ardisam, Inc.; Yukon Tracks Sportsman's Cart (model number 
AV125) is not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; October 
16, 2008.
    A-570-891: Hand Trucks from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Conair Corporation; LadderKart, a hand truck with an 
integral folding step-ladder, is within the scope of the antidumping 
duty order; October 20, 2008.
    A-570-891: Hand Trucks from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: American Lawn Mower Company; Collect-It Garden Waste Remover 
is not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; November 10, 
2008.
    A-570-891: Hand Trucks from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Eastman Outdoors, Inc.; Versa deer cart (model 
9930) is not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; 
December 31, 2008.
    A-570-922 and C-570-923: Raw Flexible Magnets from the People's 
Republic of China. Requestor: Target Corporation; certain decorative 
retail magnets (for model numbers starting with DPCI05319- and ending 
with: 2052 and 2058) are not within the scope of the antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders; certain decorative retail magnets (for 
model numbers starting with DPCI05319- and ending with: 2064, 2065, 
2066, 2067, 2068, 2069, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2075, 2076, 2077, 
2078, 2079, and model number DPCI053230152) are within the scope of the 
antidumping and countervailing duty orders; December 22, 2008.
Multiple Countries
    A-423-808 and C-423-809: Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from 
Belgium; A-475-822: Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Italy; A-580-
831: Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from South Korea; A-583-830: 
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Taiwan; A-791-805 and C-791-806: 
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from South Africa. Requestor: Ugine & 
ALZ Belgium N.V.; stainless steel products with an actual thickness of 
less than 4.75 mm, regardless of nominal thickness, are within the 
scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders; December 3, 
2008.

Anticircumvention Determinations Completed Between October 1, 2008, and 
December 31, 2008

    None.

Scope Inquiries Terminated Between October 1, 2008, and December 31, 
2008

    None.

Anticircumvention Inquiries Terminated Between October 1, 2008, and 
December 31, 2008

    None.

Scope Inquiries Pending as of December 31, 2008

People's Republic of China
    A-570-806: Silicon Metal from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Globe Metallurgical Inc.; whether certain silicon metal 
exported by Ferro-Alliages et Mineraux to the United States from Canada 
is within scope of the antidumping duty order; requested October 1, 
2008.
    A-570-827: Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Walgreen Co.; whether the ``ArtSkills Draw & Sketch Kit'' is 
within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested May 29, 2007; 
initiated March 21, 2008.
    A-570-827: Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Paper Magic Group (``PMG''); whether PMG's children's 
Valentine card sets with pencils are within the scope of the 
antidumping duty order; requested October 6, 2008; initiated November 
20, 2008.
    A-570-864: Pure Magnesium in Granular Form from the People's 
Republic of China. Requestor: ESM Group Inc.; whether atomized ingots 
are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; original scope 
ruling rescinded and vacated April 18, 2007; \1\ initiated April 18, 
2007; preliminary ruling issued August 27, 2008.
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    \1\ See Notice of Scope Rulings, 72 FR 43245, 43246 (August 3, 
2007).
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    A-570-866: Folding Gift Boxes from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Footstar; whether certain four boxes for business cards and 
forms (length x width: 5 x 3.5; 7 x 3.5; 12.125 x 3.5; and 11 x 8.5) 
are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested April 26, 
2007.
    A-570-866: Folding Gift Boxes from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Hallmark Cards, Inc.; whether its ``FunZip'' gift 
presentation is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; 
requested June 1, 2007.
    A-570-868: Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People's 
Republic of China. Requestor: New Tec Integration Co., Ltd.; whether 
New Tec's chair using two U-shaped steel tubes to form the front and 
rear legs, and not utilizing the cross-bracing typically affixed to the 
leg frame by rivets, welds, and fasteners, is within the scope of the 
antidumping duty order; requested July 30, 2008; initiated September 
24, 2008.
    A-570-890: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of 
China. Requestor: Armel Enterprises, Inc.; whether certain children's 
playroom and accent furniture are within the scope of the antidumping 
duty order; requested September 24, 2007.
    A-570-890: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of 
China. Requestor: Target Corporation; whether the Shabby Chic secretary 
desk and mirror are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; 
requested November 30, 2007.
    A-570-890: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of 
China. Requestor: Zinus, Inc. and Zinus (Xiamen) Inc.; whether its 
Smartbox mattress support and box spring are within the scope of the 
antidumping duty order; requested January 22, 2008.
    A-570-890: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of 
China. Requestor: Acme Furniture Industry, Inc.; whether its mattress 
supports (item nos. 2833, 2834, 2835, 2836 and 2837) are within the 
scope of the antidumping duty order; requested February 26, 2008.
    A-570-891: Hand Trucks from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Northern Tool & Equipment Co.; whether a high-axle torch 
cart (item 164771) is within the scope of the antidumping duty 
order; requested March 27, 2007.

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    A-570-891: Hand Trucks from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Corporate Express Inc.; whether its luggage carts, model 
numbers CEB31210 and CEB31490, are within the scope of the antidumping 
duty order; requested January 31, 2008.
    A-570-891: Hand Trucks from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Safco Products Co.; whether its StowAway Cart (Model 4062) 
and Stow And Go Cart (Model 4049) are within the scope of the 
antidumping duty order; requested October 16, 2008; initiated November 
28, 2008.
    A-570-898: Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of 
China. Requestor: BioLab, Inc.; whether chlorinated isocyanurates 
originating in the People's Republic of China, that are packaged, 
tableted, blended with additives, or otherwise further processed in 
Vietnam before entering the U.S., are within the scope of the 
antidumping duty order; requested August 15, 2007; initiated March 21, 
2008.
    A-570-899: Artist Canvas from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: C2F, Inc.; whether framed artist canvas in two forms (i.e., 
65% polyester, 35% cotton bulk or 100% cotton bulk) woven in the 
Republic of Korea and cut and framed in the People's Republic of China 
are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested September 
4, 2008.
    A-570-899: Artist Canvas from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Art Supplies Enterprises, Inc.; whether framed artist canvas 
woven and primed in Vietnam and cut and framed in the People's Republic 
of China is within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested 
December 22, 2008.
    A-570-901: Lined Paper Products from the People's Republic of 
China. Requestor: Lakeshore Learning Materials; whether certain printed 
educational materials, product numbers RR973 and RR974 (Reader's Book 
Log); GG185 and GG186 (Reader's Response Notebook); GG181 and GG182 
(The Writer's Notebook); RR673 and RR674 (My Word Journal); AA185 and 
AA186 (Mi Diario de Palabras); RR630 and RR631 (Draw & Write Journal); 
AA786 and AA787 (My First Draw & Write Journal); AA181 and AA182 (My 
Picture Word Journal); GG324 and GG325 (Writing Prompts Journal); EE441 
and EE442 (Daily Math Practice Journal Grades 1-3); EE443 and EE444 
(Daily Math Practice Journal Grades 4-6); EE651 and EE652 (Daily 
Language Practice, Grades 1-3); EE653 and EE654 (Daily Language 
Practice Journal, Grades 4-6), are within the scope of the antidumping 
duty order; requested December 7, 2006; initiated May 7, 2007.
    A-570-901: Lined Paper Products from the People's Republic of 
China. Requestor: Livescribe Inc., whether the patented dot-patterned 
paper (trademarked ``ANOTO'') is within the scope of the antidumping 
duty order; requested October 24, 2008.
    A-570-901: Lined Paper Products from the People's Republic of 
China. Requestor: PlanAhead LLC; whether writing cases, writing 
portfolios, portfolios and padfolios, 70314 Professional Padfolio; 
70689 Contour Padfolio; 72055 Urban Padfolio; 72537 Fashion Padfolio, 
are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested November 
17, 2008.
    A-570-904: Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of 
China. Requestor: Rolf C Hagen (USA) Corp; whether certain fish filter 
parts are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested 
November 14, 2008.
    A-570-909: Certain Steel Nails from the People's Republic of China. 
Requestor: Shanghai March Import & Export Co., Ltd.; whether the 
horseshoe nails imported by Shanghai March Import & Export Co., Ltd. 
are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested October 
17, 2008.
    A-570-916 and C-570-917: Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's 
Republic of China. Requestor: Archer Daniels Midland Company; whether 
Products A and Product B described as: (1) Made of a single ply of 
woven polypropylene strip; (2) laminated with biaxially-oriented 
polypropylene (``BOPP''); (3) printed in three colors; and (4) of less 
than one kilogram in weight are within the scope of the antidumping 
duty order; whether Products C, D and F described as each having no 
lamination or coating of BOPP; and whether Product E described as: (1) 
Made of a single ply of woven polypropylene strip; (2) laminated with 
BOPP; (3) printed in two colors; and (4) less than one kilogram in 
weight are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested 
October 24, 2008.
    A-570-918: Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People's Republic of 
China. Requestor: Econoco Corporation; whether chrome-plated hangers 
with a certain diameter are within the scope of the antidumping duty 
order; requested December 3, 2008.
    A-570-918: Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People's Republic of 
China. Requestor: American Hanger; whether chrome-plated hangers with a 
certain diameter are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; 
requested December 1, 2008.
    A-570-922 and C-570-923: Raw Flexible Magnets from the People's 
Republic of China. Requestor: Target Corporation; whether certain 
decorative retail magnets (for model numbers starting with DPCI05319- 
and ending with: 2052, 2058, 2064, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2068, 2069, 2070, 
2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2075, 2076, 2077, 2078, 2079; and model number 
DPCI053230152) are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; 
requested September 9, 2008.

Anticircumvention Rulings Pending as of December 31, 2008

People's Republic of China
    A-570-849: Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People's 
Republic of China. Requestor: Nucor Corporation, SSAB N.A.D., Evraz 
Claymont Steel, Evraz Oregon Steel Mills, and ArcelorMittal USA Inc.; 
whether adding metallurgically and economically insignificant amounts 
of boron is a minor alteration that circumvents the antidumping duty 
order; requested August 13, 2008; initiated October 10, 2008.
    A-570-868: Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People's 
Republic of China. Requestor: Meco Corporation; whether the common leg 
table (a folding metal table affixed with cross bars that enable the 
legs to fold in pairs) produced in the People's Republic of China is a 
minor alteration that circumvents the antidumping duty order; requested 
October 31, 2005; preliminary ruling issued October 27, 2008.
    A-570-894: Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People's Republic 
of China. Requestor: Seaman Paper Company of Massachusetts, Inc.; 
whether imports of tissue paper from Thailand made out of jumbo rolls 
and sheets of tissue paper from the People's Republic of China are 
circumventing the antidumping duty order; requested September 10, 2008; 
initiated October 27, 2008.
    Interested parties are invited to comment on the completeness of 
this list of pending scope and anticircumvention inquiries. Any 
comments should be submitted to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for AD/
CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., APO/Dockets 
Unit, Room 1870, Washington, DC 20230.
    This notice is published in accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(o).


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    March 20, 2009.
John M. Andersen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. E9-7221 Filed 3-30-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P