Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Determination Pursuant to Final Court Decision, 16071-16072 [2010-7216]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 31, 2010 / Notices The data from the Internet reinterview will be compared with the data from the mail reinterview to provide additional information for estimating measurement errors associated with responses from each of the data collection modes as well as response option strategies. Internet reinterview data will also be compared to 2010 Census mail questionnaire data for the same households to estimate gross difference rates. A similar comparison will be made for the mail reinterview to estimate gross difference rates for the mail mode. These gross difference rates will be compared to estimate the measurement error that arises from Internet versus census mail questionnaires. In addition to estimating measurement errors, a key objective of the evaluation is to collect data related to respondent interaction with a census Internet questionnaire such as break-off rates and completion times. Laboratory usability testing will also provide data (e.g., eye-tracking and mouse-tracing results) on navigational issues. Note that we are currently considering tracing mouse movement for a sample of survey respondents, which would include presentation of an informed consent statement. The Internet and mail reinterviews will be conducted in late summer of 2010, after the census enumeration activities have been completed, to minimize the risk to the 2010 Census data collection. However, the reinterviews will be conducted as close to the census enumeration as feasible to effectively compare reinterview results to the 2010 Census self-administered mail questionnaire. Presumably, the results collected within the census environment will reflect a more generalizable measurement error structure than results from a mid-decade census test instrument. In addition, we hope to capitalize on respondents’ awareness of the 2010 Census to obtain a higher response to the reinterviews than would be possible in the absence of the 2010 Census environment. However, for the Internet reinterview, compliance may suffer from public messaging informing potential respondents that there is no Internet response option in the 2010 Census. As with all CPEX experiments and evaluations, the 2010 CQS is primarily designed for use by the Census Bureau to inform early 2020 Census testing and planning. The intent is to use the 2010 CQS quantitative results, in combination with the usability laboratory results, to focus the Census Bureau’s Internet development/design resources for early decade testing. 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Likewise, this evaluation is not intended to evaluate public compliance (as measured by unit-level response rates). An Internet response strategy study within the 2010 Census production cycle (or shortly after) would be limited by the 2010 Integrated Communication Program (ICP) messages stating that there is no Internet data collection for the 2010 Census. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One-time only. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 193. OMB Desk Officer: Brian HarrisKojetin, (202) 395–7314. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dhynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202–395– 7245) or e-mail (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov). Dated: March 26, 2010. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–7177 Filed 3–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16071 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–936] Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Determination Pursuant to Final Court Decision AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On December 11, 2009, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce’s (the Department) remand determination in Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 73 FR 70961 (Nov. 24, 2008) (Line Pipe from the PRC), amended by Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty Order, 74 FR 4136 (Jan. 23, 2009) (Amended Line Pipe from the PRC). Because all litigation in this matter has concluded, the Department is issuing the amended final determination in Line Pipe from the PRC in accordance with the CIT’s decision. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 31, 2010. John Conniff, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202/482–1009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background On November 24, 2008, the Department published its affirmative countervailing duty determination in Line Pipe from the PRC. On January 23, 2009, the Department published an amended affirmative countervailing duty determination in conjunction with the countervailing duty order. See Amended Line Pipe from the PRC. After correcting for ministerial errors, the Department calculated an amended subsidy rate for Huludao Seven–Star Steel Pipe Group Co., Ltd. (Huludao Seven Star Group), Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Co. Ltd. (Huludao Steel Pipe), and Huludao Bohai Oil Pipe Industrial Co. Ltd. (Huludao Bohai) (collectively, the Huludao Companies) of 31.29 percent. Id. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 16072 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 31, 2010 / Notices In Line Pipe from the PRC, the Department found that suppliers of hot– rolled steel were government–owned with a single exception for the Huludao Companies. Accordingly, the Department determined that supplier to be a private company and thus did not include the hot–rolled steel from that supplier in the Huludao Companies’ subsidy calculation. Petitioners, United States Steel Corporation and Maverick Tube Corporation, challenged Line Pipe from the PRC before the CIT, arguing in relevant part that the Department erred in finding that supplier of hot–rolled steel to the Huludao Companies to be a private company and not a state–owned enterprise. On September 10, 2009, the CIT granted the Department’s request for a voluntary remand for the limited purpose of ‘‘reconsidering and, as necessary, correcting a potential error related to the factual finding concerning the ownership of a supplier of hot– rolled steel’’ to the Huludao Companies. United States Steel Corp. et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 09–00086 (Ct. Int’l Trade Sept. 10, 2009) (order granting motion for voluntary remand). The Department issued its remand redetermination on October 20, 2009. See United States Steel Corp. et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 09– 00086, Final Redetermination Pursuant to Remand (Oct. 20, 2009) (Final Redetermination). On remand, the Department determined its previous finding concerning the private ownership of the supplier of hot–rolled steel to the Huludao Companies to be in error. The Department corrected for that error by finding the supplier in question to be government–owned through the application of adverse facts available. See Final Redetermination at 3. As a result of that correction, the Department calculated a revised subsidy rate for the Huludao Companies of 33.43 percent and a revised all–others rate pursuant to section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), of 36.74 percent.1 Id. at 4. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Amended Final Determination On December 11, 2009, the CIT sustained the Department’s remand redetermination in its entirety. See United States Steel Corp. et al. v. United States, Slip Op. 09–137 (Ct. Int’l Trade Dec. 11, 2009). Because there is now a final and conclusive decision in the court proceeding, we are further amending Line Pipe from the PRC to reflect the 1 The all-others rate was recalculated using a simple average of the two responding firms’ subsidy rates. See Line Pipe from the PRC, 73 FR at 7096263. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:40 Mar 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 results of the Department’s remand redetermination, i.e., the inclusion of the previously excluded supplier to the subsidy calculations. Accordingly, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the rate of 33.00 percent of the free on board (f.o.b.) invoice price on all shipments of subject merchandise from the Huludao Companies entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after publication date of this notice in the Federal Register. Additionally, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the rate of 36.53 percent of the f.o.b. invoice price on all shipments of subject merchandise from companies subject to the all–others rate pursuant to section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after publication date of this notice in the Federal Register. This determination is published pursuant to sections 705(d) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: March 25, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–7216 Filed 3–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S purposes which could contribute to over capitalization of the fishing industry. DATES: All loan funds available for FY 2010 must be obligated before September 30, 2010. ADDRESSES: Applicants may obtain information and send loan applications to the nearest Financial Services Branch (FSB). FSB locations and contact information are: 1. Northwest Financial Services Branch, F/MB53, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NW, (BIN C15700), Seattle, WA 98115, Branch Chief: Scott Houghtaling, Phone: (206) 526–6122. 2. Northeast Financial Services Branch, F/MB51, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 55 Great Republic Drive, Suite 02–700, Gloucester, MA 01930–2209, Branch Chief: Ron Linsky, Phone: (978) 281– 9154. 3.Southeast Financial Services Branch, National Marine Fisheries Service, F/MB52, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33702–2432, Branch Chief: Shawn Berry, Phone: (727) 824–5342. In addition, information is available at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mb/ financiallservices/ffp.htm SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE I. Introduction National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration A. Background The FFP’s primary statutory authority is found in Title XI of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended and now recodified at 46 U.S.C. 53701, et seq(Title XI). The Sustainable Fisheries Act (SFA) (Pub. L. 104–297) amended section 1104A(a)(7) of Title XI of the Merchant Marine Act (46 U.S.C. App. 1274) and section 303(d)(4) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) to authorize IFQ financing. Title XI is the credit authority under which NMFS will make these loans. This authority is subject to the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 (FCRA) (2 U.S.C. 661) which requires estimated net loan losses (FCRA cost) to be appropriated at the time Congress authorizes annual loan ceilings. The amount of annual FCRA credit authority available is a ratio of the FCRA cost rate and the FCRA cost appropriated. The current cost rate estimate based on the historical performance of FFP’s loan programs is zero. Consequently, no loan subsidy is required. For Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10), RIN 0648–XV46 Fisheries Finance Program; Final Program Notice and Announcement of Availability of Federal Financial Assistance AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic andAtmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Announcement of availability of Federal financial assistance. SUMMARY: NMFS announces the availability of long-term direct loans made underthe Fisheries Finance Program (FFP). The FFP provides financing for the purchase of used vessels or the reconstruction of vessels (limited to reconstructions that do not add to fishing capacity); refinancing for existing debt obligations; financing or refinancing fisheries shoreside facilities or aquacultural facilities; and the purchase or refinancing of Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) in the North Pacific. FFP loans are not issued for PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 61 (Wednesday, March 31, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16071-16072]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-936]


Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People's 
Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Determination Pursuant to 
Final Court Decision

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On December 11, 2009, the United States Court of International 
Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department) 
remand determination in Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe 
from the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing 
Duty Determination, 73 FR 70961 (Nov. 24, 2008) (Line Pipe from the 
PRC), amended by Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from 
the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty 
Order, 74 FR 4136 (Jan. 23, 2009) (Amended Line Pipe from the PRC). 
Because all litigation in this matter has concluded, the Department is 
issuing the amended final determination in Line Pipe from the PRC in 
accordance with the CIT's decision.

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 31, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202/482-1009.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 24, 2008, the Department published its affirmative 
countervailing duty determination in Line Pipe from the PRC. On January 
23, 2009, the Department published an amended affirmative 
countervailing duty determination in conjunction with the 
countervailing duty order. See Amended Line Pipe from the PRC. After 
correcting for ministerial errors, the Department calculated an amended 
subsidy rate for Huludao Seven-Star Steel Pipe Group Co., Ltd. (Huludao 
Seven Star Group), Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Co. Ltd. (Huludao 
Steel Pipe), and Huludao Bohai Oil Pipe Industrial Co. Ltd. (Huludao 
Bohai) (collectively, the Huludao Companies) of 31.29 percent. Id.

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    In Line Pipe from the PRC, the Department found that suppliers of 
hot-rolled steel were government-owned with a single exception for the 
Huludao Companies. Accordingly, the Department determined that supplier 
to be a private company and thus did not include the hot-rolled steel 
from that supplier in the Huludao Companies' subsidy calculation. 
Petitioners, United States Steel Corporation and Maverick Tube 
Corporation, challenged Line Pipe from the PRC before the CIT, arguing 
in relevant part that the Department erred in finding that supplier of 
hot-rolled steel to the Huludao Companies to be a private company and 
not a state-owned enterprise. On September 10, 2009, the CIT granted 
the Department's request for a voluntary remand for the limited purpose 
of ``reconsidering and, as necessary, correcting a potential error 
related to the factual finding concerning the ownership of a supplier 
of hot-rolled steel'' to the Huludao Companies. United States Steel 
Corp. et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 09-00086 (Ct. Int'l 
Trade Sept. 10, 2009) (order granting motion for voluntary remand).
    The Department issued its remand redetermination on October 20, 
2009. See United States Steel Corp. et al. v. United States, Consol. 
Court No. 09-00086, Final Redetermination Pursuant to Remand (Oct. 20, 
2009) (Final Redetermination). On remand, the Department determined its 
previous finding concerning the private ownership of the supplier of 
hot-rolled steel to the Huludao Companies to be in error. The 
Department corrected for that error by finding the supplier in question 
to be government-owned through the application of adverse facts 
available. See Final Redetermination at 3. As a result of that 
correction, the Department calculated a revised subsidy rate for the 
Huludao Companies of 33.43 percent and a revised all-others rate 
pursuant to section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act), of 36.74 percent.\1\ Id. at 4.
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    \1\ The all-others rate was recalculated using a simple average 
of the two responding firms' subsidy rates. See Line Pipe from the 
PRC, 73 FR at 70962-63.
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Amended Final Determination

    On December 11, 2009, the CIT sustained the Department's remand 
redetermination in its entirety. See United States Steel Corp. et al. 
v. United States, Slip Op. 09-137 (Ct. Int'l Trade Dec. 11, 2009).
    Because there is now a final and conclusive decision in the court 
proceeding, we are further amending Line Pipe from the PRC to reflect 
the results of the Department's remand redetermination, i.e., the 
inclusion of the previously excluded supplier to the subsidy 
calculations. Accordingly, we will instruct CBP to collect cash 
deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the rate of 33.00 
percent of the free on board (f.o.b.) invoice price on all shipments of 
subject merchandise from the Huludao Companies entered or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption, on or after publication date of this 
notice in the Federal Register. Additionally, we will instruct CBP to 
collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the rate of 
36.53 percent of the f.o.b. invoice price on all shipments of subject 
merchandise from companies subject to the all-others rate pursuant to 
section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption, on or after publication date of this notice in the 
Federal Register.
    This determination is published pursuant to sections 705(d) and 
777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: March 25, 2010.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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