Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 30524-30525 [E9-15177]

Download as PDF 30524 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 122 / Friday, June 26, 2009 / Notices II. Method of Collection Face-to-face interviews will generally be used. Dive shops will be requested to share their logbooks. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0409. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 119. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours for a commercial fishing panel member interview and 10 hours for a dive shop interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 980. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. 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E9–15173 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Advocacy Questionnaire AGENCY: International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Jun 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 25, 2009. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). 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The purpose of the Advocacy questionnaire is to collect the information necessary to evaluate whether it would be appropriate to provide U.S. Government (USG) advocacy assistance on a given transaction. The Advocacy Center, appropriate ITA officials, officers/ Ambassadors at U.S. Embassies/ Consulates worldwide and other federal agencies that provide advocacy support to U.S. companies, request companies seeking USG advocacy support to complete the questionnaire. The information derived from a completed questionnaire is critical in helping the Advocacy Center determine whether it is in the U.S. national interest to advocate on a specific transaction. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Method of Collection Information will be collected by paper format and electronically. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0220. Form Number(s): ITA–4133P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 23, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–15163 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–817] Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cordell or Robert James, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 122 / Friday, June 26, 2009 / Notices Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0408 or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 29, 2001, the Department published the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from Thailand. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand, 66 FR 59562 (November 29, 2001) (Order). On November 3, 2008, the Department published the opportunity to request an administrative review of, inter alia, hotrolled steel from Thailand for the period November 1, 2007, through October 31, 2008. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 73 FR 65288 (November 3, 2008). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), on December 1, 2008, United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel or petitioner) and G Steel requested that we conduct an administrative review of G Steel’s sales of subject merchandise. G J Steel also requested that we review sales of G J Steel, asserting in its request the Department should ‘‘treat both companies [i.e., G Steel and G J Steel] as affiliated, and as affiliated producers, as a single entity entitled to a single antidumping duty rate as a result of this administrative review.’’ On December 24, 2008, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of this antidumping duty administrative review covering the period November 1, 2007, through October 31, 2008. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 79055 (December 24, 2008). On January 13, 2009, the Department issued its antidumping questionnaire to G Steel and G J Steel under separate cover letters. On February 1, 2009, G Steel and G J Steel submitted a combined section A questionnaire response (Section A Response). On March 12, 2009, prior to the deadlines for the remainder of their additional questionnaire responses, G Steel and G J Steel withdrew their requests for a review, and asked the Department to rescind the review with respect to G Steel and G J Steel, noting that in the case of G J Steel no other party had requested a review. G Steel and G J Steel noted their request for withdrawal comes within 90 days of the publication of the notice of initiation. Finally, both companies requested the return of VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Jun 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 30525 results of the administrative review of G Steel. This notice is published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). information disclosed under the Department’s Administrative Protective Order, to which request the Department acceded in its April 9, 2009 letter to G Steel and G J Steel. On April 7, 20, and 28, 2009, domestic interested parties Nucor Corporation (Nucor) and U.S. Steel submitted comments and additional information for the record in support of their position that the review should not be rescinded. Dated: June 19, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–15177 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] Rescission of Administrative Review BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. On March 12, 2009, G J Steel withdrew its request for an administrative review. G J Steel withdrew its request before the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of this antidumping duty order with respect to G J Steel for the 2007–2008 period. Therefore, in response to the withdrawal by G J Steel of its request for an administrative review, and pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department rescinds the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand with respect to G J Steel. As regards G Steel, the petitioner U.S. Steel requested a review of G Steel and therefore, as not all parties have withdrawn their requests for a review of G Steel, the review will continue with respect to G Steel. Assessment The Department will not issue liquidation instructions or cash deposit instructions with respect to G J Steel at this time because the Department may decide to ‘‘collapse’’ G Steel with G J Steel based upon G Steel’s request for the Department to collapse the two companies under 19 CFR 351.401(f) of the Department’s regulations and also based upon U.S. Steel’s and Nucor’s comments to the Department concerning whether G Steel and G J Steel should be treated as a single entity. The Department therefore intends to explore the issue of G Steel and G J Steel’s affiliation and the proper treatment of these firms in the context of the administrative review that is still ongoing with respect to G Steel. We will include our findings in our preliminary results of review with respect to G Steel. Accordingly, the Department expects to issue liquidation instructions with respect to G J Steel following the final PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–865] Rescission and Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from The People’s Republic of China AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 26, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Dach or Paul Walker, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1655 and (202) 482–0413, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 3, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot– rolled carbon steel flat products from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) for the period of review (‘‘POR’’) November 1, 2007, through October 31, 2008. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 73 FR 65288 (November 3, 2008). On December 1, 2008, Nucor Corporation (‘‘Nucor’’), domestic producers of certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products, requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of Baosteel Group Corporation, Shanghai Baosteel International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd., and Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (collectively ‘‘Baosteel’’). On December 1, 2008, ArcelorMittal USA, Inc. (‘‘ArcelorMittal’’), a domestic producer of certain hot–rolled steel flat E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 122 (Friday, June 26, 2009)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-549-817]


Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand: 
Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cordell or Robert James, Office 
of AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade

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Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0408 or (202) 482-0649, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 29, 2001, the Department 
published the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from Thailand. 
See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel 
Flat Products From Thailand, 66 FR 59562 (November 29, 2001) (Order). 
On November 3, 2008, the Department published the opportunity to 
request an administrative review of, inter alia, hot-rolled steel from 
Thailand for the period November 1, 2007, through October 31, 2008. See 
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended 
Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 73 FR 
65288 (November 3, 2008).
    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), on December 1, 2008, 
United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel or petitioner) and G Steel 
requested that we conduct an administrative review of G Steel's sales 
of subject merchandise. G J Steel also requested that we review sales 
of G J Steel, asserting in its request the Department should ``treat 
both companies [i.e., G Steel and G J Steel] as affiliated, and as 
affiliated producers, as a single entity entitled to a single 
antidumping duty rate as a result of this administrative review.'' On 
December 24, 2008, the Department published in the Federal Register a 
notice of initiation of this antidumping duty administrative review 
covering the period November 1, 2007, through October 31, 2008. See 
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 79055 (December 24, 
2008).
    On January 13, 2009, the Department issued its antidumping 
questionnaire to G Steel and G J Steel under separate cover letters. On 
February 1, 2009, G Steel and G J Steel submitted a combined section A 
questionnaire response (Section A Response). On March 12, 2009, prior 
to the deadlines for the remainder of their additional questionnaire 
responses, G Steel and G J Steel withdrew their requests for a review, 
and asked the Department to rescind the review with respect to G Steel 
and G J Steel, noting that in the case of G J Steel no other party had 
requested a review. G Steel and G J Steel noted their request for 
withdrawal comes within 90 days of the publication of the notice of 
initiation. Finally, both companies requested the return of information 
disclosed under the Department's Administrative Protective Order, to 
which request the Department acceded in its April 9, 2009 letter to G 
Steel and G J Steel.
    On April 7, 20, and 28, 2009, domestic interested parties Nucor 
Corporation (Nucor) and U.S. Steel submitted comments and additional 
information for the record in support of their position that the review 
should not be rescinded.

Rescission of Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that 
requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. On 
March 12, 2009, G J Steel withdrew its request for an administrative 
review. G J Steel withdrew its request before the 90-day deadline, and 
no other party requested an administrative review of this antidumping 
duty order with respect to G J Steel for the 2007-2008 period. 
Therefore, in response to the withdrawal by G J Steel of its request 
for an administrative review, and pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the 
Department rescinds the administrative review of the antidumping duty 
order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand 
with respect to G J Steel. As regards G Steel, the petitioner U.S. 
Steel requested a review of G Steel and therefore, as not all parties 
have withdrawn their requests for a review of G Steel, the review will 
continue with respect to G Steel.

Assessment

    The Department will not issue liquidation instructions or cash 
deposit instructions with respect to G J Steel at this time because the 
Department may decide to ``collapse'' G Steel with G J Steel based upon 
G Steel's request for the Department to collapse the two companies 
under 19 CFR 351.401(f) of the Department's regulations and also based 
upon U.S. Steel's and Nucor's comments to the Department concerning 
whether G Steel and G J Steel should be treated as a single entity. The 
Department therefore intends to explore the issue of G Steel and G J 
Steel's affiliation and the proper treatment of these firms in the 
context of the administrative review that is still ongoing with respect 
to G Steel. We will include our findings in our preliminary results of 
review with respect to G Steel. Accordingly, the Department expects to 
issue liquidation instructions with respect to G J Steel following the 
final results of the administrative review of G Steel.
    This notice is published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: June 19, 2009.
John M. Andersen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
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