Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and Brush Heads from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstance Review, 44939-44940 [2010-18787]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 146 / Friday, July 30, 2010 / Notices through Alex Villanueva, Program Manager, Import Administration, RE: Administrative Review of Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension Request for Surrogate Country Selection Comments and Surrogate Value Submissions, dated January 29, 2010. On February 12, 2010, the Department tolled administrative deadlines, including in the instant review, by one calendar week. See Tolling of Administrative Deadlines As a Result of the Government Closure During the Recent Snowstorm, dated February 12, 2010 (‘‘Tolling Memo’’). On March 9, 2010, the Department aligned the 6th new shipper review with the 6th administrative review. See Memorandum to the File, from Javier Barrientos, Senior Case Analyst, Import Administration, through Alex Villanueva, Program Manager, Import Administration, RE: Alignment of 6th New Shipper Review of Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with the 6th Administrative Review of Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, dated March 9, 2010. On April 2, 2010, the Department received surrogate country comments. Between April 2, 2010, and July 9, 2010, the Department received surrogate value data and surrogate rebuttal comments from interested parties. On April 22, 2010, the Department extended the deadline for the preliminary results in the instant review. See Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of the 6th Antidumping Duty Administrative and 6th New Shipper Reviews, 75 FR 20983 (April 22, 2010). The preliminary results are currently due on August 8, 2010 (inclusive of the seven day extension per the Tolling Memo). srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1) require the Department to issue the preliminary results in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the order for which the administrative review was requested. The Department may, however, extend the deadline for completion of the preliminary results of an administrative review to 365 days if it determines it is not practicable to complete the review within the foregoing time period. See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Jul 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 The Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results within this time limit. The Department is extending the deadline because it needs more time to analyze the supplemental responses of the new mandatory respondent. In addition, parties have submitted voluminous surrogate country comments and surrogate value data, and thus will require additional time to analyze these data. Thus, the Department requires additional time to address these circumstances in these reviews. We are, therefore, extending the time for the completion of the preliminary results of these reviews by 30 days, from the date of the presently tolled due date of August 8, 2010, for the preliminary results, to September 7, 2010. This notice is published in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). Dated: July 23, 2010. Edward C. Yang, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2010–18782 Filed 7–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–501] Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and Brush Heads from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstance Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce SUMMARY: On June 16, 2010, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published a notice of initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review with the intent to revoke the antidumping duty order on natural bristle paint brushes and brush heads from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). In our notice of initiation and preliminary results, we gave interested parties an opportunity to comment; however, none were received. We are now revoking the order based on the fact that domestic parties have expressed a lack of interest in antidumping duty relief from imports of the subject merchandise. Therefore, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to terminate the suspension of liquidation of all unliquidated entries of subject merchandise covered by the scope of the order entered, or withdrawn from AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44939 warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of these final results in the Federal Register. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 30, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Palmer or Catherine Bertrand, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–9068 and (202) 482–3207, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department issued its antidumping duty order on natural paint brushes and brush head in March 1986. See Antidumping Duty Order; Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and Brush Heads From the People’s Republic of China, 51 FR 5580 (February 14, 1986) and Amended Antidumping Duty Order; Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and Brush Heads From the People’s Republic of China, 51 FR 8342 (March 11, 1986) (‘‘Order’’). 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, an ad hoc coalition of producers of the domestic like product, and the Paint Applicator Division of the American Brush Manufacturers Association, a trade association, (collectively the ‘‘Paint Applicators’’). On June 16, 2010, in response to the request, the Department published the notice of initiation and preliminary results of a changed circumstances review. See 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, 75 FR 34097 (June 16, 2010) (‘‘Initiation and Preliminary Results’’). As noted above, we gave interested parties and opportunity to comment on the Initiation and Preliminary Results. We received no comments from interested parties. 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 E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 44940 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 146 / Friday, July 30, 2010 / Notices 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. Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation of the Order Pursuant to sections 751(d)(1) and 782(h)(2) of the Act, the Department may revoke an antidumping duty order after conducting a changed circumstances review under section 751(b) of the Act. Section 751(b)(1) requires a changed circumstances review to be conducted upon the receipt of a request which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review. We have determined that the affirmative statement of no interest by the Paint Applicators concerning the Order, along with the fact that no other domestic interested party commented on the Initiation and Preliminary Results, constitutes sufficient support on the part of substantially all domestic producers of like merchandise to warrant revocation of this Order. Therefore, the Department is revoking the Order on natural bristle paint brushes and brush heads from the PRC in accordance with sections 751(d)(1) and 782(h)(2) the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(d) and 351.222(g)(1)(i). srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Effective Date of Revocation In accordance with section 751(d)(3) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(4), the Department will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation of all unliquidated entries of natural bristle paint brushes and brush heads from the PRC, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication of these final results in the Federal Register and to refund any estimated antidumping duties collected on or after the publication of these final results in the Federal Register. The Department will further instruct CBP to refund with interest any estimated duties collected with respect to unliquidated entries of natural bristle paint brushes and brush heads from the PRC, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication of these final results in the Federal Register, in accordance with section 778 of the Act. This notice is in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(e) and 351.222(g)(3)(vii). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Jul 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 Dated: July 26, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–18787 Filed 7–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S 301.5(g) of the regulations. See 15 CFR 301.5(g). Gregory W. Campbell, Acting Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–18786 Filed 7–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Withdrawal of Application for Duty– Free Entry of Scientific Instruments Applications may be examined between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. in Room 2104, Statutory Import Programs Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce 14th and Constitution Ave., NW, Room 2104 Washington, D.C. 20230. Docket Number: 10–039. Applicant: Northwestern University, 2205 Tech Drive Hogan 2–100, Evanston, IL 60201. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 37384, June 29, 2010. Pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651; as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301), the Department of Commerce and the Department of Homeland Security determine, inter alia, whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are intended to be used, are being manufactured in the United States as well as whether the instrument or apparatus is for the exclusive use of the applicant institution and is not intended to be used for commercial purposes. On July 16, 2010, Northwestern University officials notified the Department that they wished to withdraw the above–referenced application for duty–free entry of a scientific instrument. They noted that the instrument will be used at a show/ demonstration. As noted in the regulations at section 301.4(a)(3), in order for an application to be considered within the scope of the Act and the regulations, the instrument or apparatus must be for the exclusive use of the applicant institution and is not intended to be used for commercial purposes. For the purposes of this section, commercial uses would include the use of the instrument for demonstration purposes in return for a fee. Therefore, the Department of Commerce has discontinued the processing of this application, in accordance with section PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and Deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds services to the Procurement List that will be provided by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities and deletes products and services from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Effective Date: 8/30/2010. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Additions On 6/4/2010 (75 FR 31768–31769), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published a notice of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 146 (Friday, July 30, 2010)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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: Final Results of Changed Circumstance Review

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

SUMMARY: On June 16, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
published a notice of initiation and preliminary results of a changed 
circumstances review with the intent to revoke the antidumping duty 
order on natural bristle paint brushes and brush heads from the 
People's Republic of China (``PRC''). In our notice of initiation and 
preliminary results, we gave interested parties an opportunity to 
comment; however, none were received. We are now revoking the order 
based on the fact that domestic parties have expressed a lack of 
interest in antidumping duty relief from imports of the subject 
merchandise. Therefore, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (``CBP'') to terminate the suspension of liquidation of all 
unliquidated entries of subject merchandise covered by the scope of the 
order entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
the publication date of these final results in the Federal Register.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 30, 2010.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department issued its antidumping duty order on natural paint 
brushes and brush head in March 1986. See Antidumping Duty Order; 
Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and Brush Heads From the People's 
Republic of China, 51 FR 5580 (February 14, 1986) and Amended 
Antidumping Duty Order; Natural Bristle Paint Brushes and Brush Heads 
From the People's Republic of China, 51 FR 8342 (March 11, 1986) 
(``Order''). 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, an ad hoc coalition of producers of the domestic like 
product, and the Paint Applicator Division of the American Brush 
Manufacturers Association, a trade association, (collectively the 
``Paint Applicators''). On June 16, 2010, in response to the request, 
the Department published the notice of initiation and preliminary 
results of a changed circumstances review. See 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, 75 FR 34097 (June 16, 2010) (``Initiation 
and Preliminary Results''). As noted above, we gave interested parties 
and opportunity to comment on the Initiation and Preliminary Results. 
We received no comments from interested parties.

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

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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.

Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation of the 
Order

    Pursuant to sections 751(d)(1) and 782(h)(2) of the Act, the 
Department may revoke an antidumping duty order after conducting a 
changed circumstances review under section 751(b) of the Act. Section 
751(b)(1) requires a changed circumstances review to be conducted upon 
the receipt of a request which shows changed circumstances sufficient 
to warrant a review.
    We have determined that the affirmative statement of no interest by 
the Paint Applicators concerning the Order, along with the fact that no 
other domestic interested party commented on the Initiation and 
Preliminary Results, constitutes sufficient support on the part of 
substantially all domestic producers of like merchandise to warrant 
revocation of this Order. Therefore, the Department is revoking the 
Order on natural bristle paint brushes and brush heads from the PRC in 
accordance with sections 751(d)(1) and 782(h)(2) the Act and 19 CFR 
351.216(d) and 351.222(g)(1)(i).

Effective Date of Revocation

    In accordance with section 751(d)(3) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.222(g)(4), the Department will instruct CBP to terminate the 
suspension of liquidation of all unliquidated entries of natural 
bristle paint brushes and brush heads from the PRC, entered or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication 
of these final results in the Federal Register and to refund any 
estimated antidumping duties collected on or after the publication of 
these final results in the Federal Register. The Department will 
further instruct CBP to refund with interest any estimated duties 
collected with respect to unliquidated entries of natural bristle paint 
brushes and brush heads from the PRC, entered or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication of these final 
results in the Federal Register, in accordance with section 778 of the 
Act.
    This notice is in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.216(e) and 351.222(g)(3)(vii).

    Dated: July 26, 2010.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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