Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and Brush Heads From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstance Review, and Intent To Revoke the Order, 34097-34098 [2010-14552]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 115 / Wednesday, June 16, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board International Trade Administration [A–583–833] [Order No. 1684] Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 119; Minneapolis-St. Paul Area Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Greater Metropolitan Area Foreign Trade Zone Commission, grantee of FTZ 119, submitted an application to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) for authority to add proposed Sites 7 and 8 in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, adjacent to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Customs and Border Protection port of entry (FTZ Docket 23–2009, filed 05/21/09); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (74 FR 26652, 6/3/09), and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to expand FTZ 119 is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28, and subject to the standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the overall general-purpose zone project, and further subject to a sunset provision that would terminate authority on June 30, 2017 for Sites 7 and 8 where no activity has occurred under FTZ procedures before that date. Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of June 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2010–14549 Filed 6–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Jun 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From Taiwan: Extension of the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: June 16, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Romani, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0198. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 10, 2010. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P On February 5, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from Taiwan. See Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 5964 (February 5, 2010). The review covers the period May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009. As explained in the memorandum from the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, we have exercised our discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from February 5 through February 12, 2010. Thus, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by seven days. See Memorandum to the Record from Ronald Lorentzen, DAS for Import Administration, regarding ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government Closure During the Recent Snowstorm,’’ dated February 12, 2010. The final results of the review are currently due no later than June 12, 2010. Extension of Time Limit for Final Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to complete the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. If it is not practicable to complete the final results within this time period and if the Department did not extend the time for issuing the preliminary results, section 751(a)(3)(A) Frm 00005 of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the completion of the final results to not later than 300 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. We determine that it is not practicable to complete the final results of this review within the original time limit because we need additional time to analyze certain complicated issues, e.g., model-match issues, for the final results. Therefore, we are extending the time period for issuing the final results of this review by 37 days until July 19, 2010. This notice is published in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). [FR Doc. 2010–14561 Filed 6–15–10; 8:45 am] Background PO 00000 34097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–501] Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and Brush Heads From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstance Review, and Intent To Revoke the Order AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 7, 2010, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) received a request for a changed circumstances review to revoke the antidumping duty order on natural bristle paint brushes and brush heads from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See generally, Antidumping Duty Order: Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and Paint Brush Heads from the People’s Republic of China, 51 FR 5580 (Feb. 14, 1986) and Amended Antidumping Duty Order: Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and Paint Brush Heads from the People’s Republic of China, 51 FR 8342 (March 11, 1986) (‘‘Order’’). The domestic industry submitted a letter to the Department expressing a lack of interest in antidumping duty relief from imports of the subject merchandise. Therefore, we are notifying the public of our intent to revoke the above referenced Order and are inviting interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: June 16, 2010. E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 34098 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 115 / Wednesday, June 16, 2010 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Palmer or Catherine Bertrand, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–9068 and (202) 482–3207, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Background On March 22, 2010, the Department published the Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and Brush Heads from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 75 FR 13489 (March 22, 2010). On May 7, 2010, the Department received a request, pursuant to sections 751(d)(1) and 782(h)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.222(g), to revoke the Order based on an expression of no interest from the Paint Applicators Trade Action Coalition (‘‘PATAC’’), an ad hoc coalition of producers of the domestic like product, and the Paint Applicator Division of the American Brush Manufacturers Association (‘‘ABMA’’), a trade association (collectively the ‘‘Paint Applicators’’). On May 17, 2010, the Department requested that the Paint Applicators demonstrate that they account for substantially all of the U.S. production of the domestic like product for the period of April 1, 2009, through March 31, 2010. On May 24, 2010, the Paint Applicators responded to the Department’s request and indicated that, to the best of their knowledge, they represented at least 85 percent of the production of domestic like product during the period identified by the Department. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the scope of the Order are natural bristle paintbrushes and brush heads from the PRC. Excluded from the scope of the Order are paint brushes and brush heads with a blend of 40 percent natural bristles and 60 percent synthetic filaments. The merchandise under review is currently classifiable under item 9603.40.40.40 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the scope of the merchandise is dispositive. Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke the Order At the request of the Paint Applicators, and in accordance with VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Jun 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 sections 751(d)(1) and 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, the Department is initiating a changed circumstances review to determine whether the revocation of the Order is warranted. Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide that the Department may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it determines that producers accounting for substantially all (i.e., at least 85 percent) 1 of the production of the domestic like product have expressed no further interest in the order. In addition, in the event the Department determines that expedited action is warranted, 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits the Department to combine the notices of initiation and preliminary results. In accordance with section 751(b) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.222(g) and 351.216(b), we are initiating this changed circumstances review and have determined that, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii), expedited action is warranted. We find that the Paint Applicators’ affirmative statement of no interest, and its statement that it produced substantially all of the domestic like product during the period identified by the Department, provides a reasonable basis for the Department’s determination to conduct an expedited review. Based on the expression of no interest and claims of accounting for substantially all of the domestic production of the domestic like product by the Paint Applicators, and absent any objection by any other domestic interested parties or any evidence to the contrary, we have also preliminarily determined that substantially all of the domestic producers of the domestic like product have no interest in the continued application of the Order. Therefore, we are notifying the public of our intent to revoke the Order. If we make a final determination to revoke the Order, this determination will apply to all unliquidated entries of subject merchandise covered by the Order which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date determined by the Department. See section 751(d)(3) of the Act. Suspension of liquidation is considered removed upon publication of the final results in the Federal Register and the Department will instruct U.S. Customs 1 The Department has defined ‘‘substantially all’’ to mean accounting for over 85% of the total production of the domestic like product. See Certain Orange Juice from Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Intent Not to Revoke, In Part, 73 FR 60214 (October 10, 2008), unchanged in Certain Orange Juice From Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 74 FR 4733 (January 27, 2009). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Border Protection to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties and to refund any estimated antidumping duties collected. See 19 CFR 351.222(g)(4). The current requirement for a cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties on subject merchandise covered by the Order will continue unless, and until, we publish a final determination to revoke. Public Comment Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in this proceeding are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue, and (2) a brief summary of the argument. Any interested party may request a hearing within 10 days of the date of publication of this notice. Any hearing, if requested, will be held no later than 25 days after the date of publication of this notice, or the first workday thereafter. Case briefs may be submitted by interested parties not later than 21 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to the issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than 5 days after the due date for case briefs. All written comments shall be submitted in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303. Persons interested in attending the hearing should contact the Department for the date and time of the hearing. The Department will publish the final results of this changed circumstances review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any written comments. The preliminary results of this review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1). Dated: June 9, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-501]


Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and Brush Heads From the People's 
Republic of China: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of 
Changed Circumstance Review, and Intent To Revoke the Order

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

SUMMARY: On May 7, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
received a request for a changed circumstances review to revoke the 
antidumping duty order on natural bristle paint brushes and brush heads 
from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See generally, 
Antidumping Duty Order: Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and Paint Brush 
Heads from the People's Republic of China, 51 FR 5580 (Feb. 14, 1986) 
and Amended Antidumping Duty Order: Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and 
Paint Brush Heads from the People's Republic of China, 51 FR 8342 
(March 11, 1986) (``Order''). The domestic industry submitted a letter 
to the Department expressing a lack of interest in antidumping duty 
relief from imports of the subject merchandise. Therefore, we are 
notifying the public of our intent to revoke the above referenced Order 
and are inviting interested parties to comment on these preliminary 
results.

DATES: Effective Date: June 16, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Palmer or Catherine Bertrand, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department 
of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC 
20230; telephone (202) 482-9068 and (202) 482-3207, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 22, 2010, the Department published the Natural Bristle 
Paint Brushes and Brush Heads from the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty 
Order, 75 FR 13489 (March 22, 2010).
    On May 7, 2010, the Department received a request, pursuant to 
sections 751(d)(1) and 782(h)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act''), and 19 CFR 351.222(g), to revoke the Order based on an 
expression of no interest from the Paint Applicators Trade Action 
Coalition (``PATAC''), an ad hoc coalition of producers of the domestic 
like product, and the Paint Applicator Division of the American Brush 
Manufacturers Association (``ABMA''), a trade association (collectively 
the ``Paint Applicators''). On May 17, 2010, the Department requested 
that the Paint Applicators demonstrate that they account for 
substantially all of the U.S. production of the domestic like product 
for the period of April 1, 2009, through March 31, 2010. On May 24, 
2010, the Paint Applicators responded to the Department's request and 
indicated that, to the best of their knowledge, they represented at 
least 85 percent of the production of domestic like product during the 
period identified by the Department.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the scope of the Order are natural 
bristle paintbrushes and brush heads from the PRC. Excluded from the 
scope of the Order are paint brushes and brush heads with a blend of 40 
percent natural bristles and 60 percent synthetic filaments. The 
merchandise under review is currently classifiable under item 
9603.40.40.40 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS''). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the Department's written description of the scope 
of the merchandise is dispositive.

Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and 
Intent To Revoke the Order

    At the request of the Paint Applicators, and in accordance with 
sections 751(d)(1) and 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, the 
Department is initiating a changed circumstances review to determine 
whether the revocation of the Order is warranted. Section 782(h)(2) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide that the Department may 
revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it determines that producers 
accounting for substantially all (i.e., at least 85 percent) \1\ of the 
production of the domestic like product have expressed no further 
interest in the order. In addition, in the event the Department 
determines that expedited action is warranted, 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) 
permits the Department to combine the notices of initiation and 
preliminary results.
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    \1\ The Department has defined ``substantially all'' to mean 
accounting for over 85% of the total production of the domestic like 
product. See Certain Orange Juice from Brazil: Preliminary Results 
of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Intent Not to 
Revoke, In Part, 73 FR 60214 (October 10, 2008), unchanged in 
Certain Orange Juice From Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review, 74 FR 4733 (January 27, 2009).
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    In accordance with section 751(b) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.222(g) 
and 351.216(b), we are initiating this changed circumstances review and 
have determined that, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii), expedited 
action is warranted. We find that the Paint Applicators' affirmative 
statement of no interest, and its statement that it produced 
substantially all of the domestic like product during the period 
identified by the Department, provides a reasonable basis for the 
Department's determination to conduct an expedited review. Based on the 
expression of no interest and claims of accounting for substantially 
all of the domestic production of the domestic like product by the 
Paint Applicators, and absent any objection by any other domestic 
interested parties or any evidence to the contrary, we have also 
preliminarily determined that substantially all of the domestic 
producers of the domestic like product have no interest in the 
continued application of the Order. Therefore, we are notifying the 
public of our intent to revoke the Order. If we make a final 
determination to revoke the Order, this determination will apply to all 
unliquidated entries of subject merchandise covered by the Order which 
are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
the date determined by the Department. See section 751(d)(3) of the 
Act. Suspension of liquidation is considered removed upon publication 
of the final results in the Federal Register and the Department will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to liquidate without regard 
to antidumping duties and to refund any estimated antidumping duties 
collected. See 19 CFR 351.222(g)(4). The current requirement for a cash 
deposit of estimated antidumping duties on subject merchandise covered 
by the Order will continue unless, and until, we publish a final 
determination to revoke.

Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary 
results. Parties who submit argument in this proceeding are requested 
to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue, and (2) a 
brief summary of the argument. Any interested party may request a 
hearing within 10 days of the date of publication of this notice. Any 
hearing, if requested, will be held no later than 25 days after the 
date of publication of this notice, or the first workday thereafter. 
Case briefs may be submitted by interested parties not later than 21 
days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, 
limited to the issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later 
than 5 days after the due date for case briefs. All written comments 
shall be submitted in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303. Persons 
interested in attending the hearing should contact the Department for 
the date and time of the hearing. The Department will publish the final 
results of this changed circumstances review, including the results of 
its analysis of issues raised in any written comments.
    The preliminary results of this review and notice are in accordance 
with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1).

    Dated: June 9, 2010.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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