Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from Brazil and Japan: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 47541-47544 [2010-19454]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 151 / Friday, August 6, 2010 / Notices 47541 Name of Project Name of Operator Geographical Service Area Original Federal Register Notice Los Angeles MBEC .................. University of Southern California. New Ventures Capital Development Company. Asian, Inc ................................ California Counties of: Los Angeles & Ventura. State of Nevada ...................... 71 FR 42351, as amended by 74 FR 58246. Nevada MBEC ......................... Northern California MBEC ....... sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Washington MBEC ................... Seattle Business Assistance Center. 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[FR Doc. 2010–19486 Filed 8–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–828, A–588–846] Hot–Rolled Flat–Rolled Carbon–Quality Steel Products from Brazil and Japan: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on hot– rolled flat–rolled carbon–quality steel products from Brazil and Japan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department has conducted expedited (120–day) sunset reviews for both orders pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 6, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith or Milton Koch, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 47542 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 151 / Friday, August 6, 2010 / Notices telephone: (202) 482–5255 and (202) 482–2584, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 1, 2010, the Department published the notice of initiation of the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on hot–rolled flat–rolled carbon–quality steel products from Brazil and Japan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five–Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 75 FR 16437 (April 1, 2010). The Department received notices of intent to participate on behalf of United States Steel Corporation, Nucor Corporation, Gallatin Steel, SSAB N.A.D., Steel Dynamics, Inc., and ArcelorMittal USA Inc. (collectively ‘‘domestic interested parties’’), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The companies claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as producers of the subject merchandise in the United States. The Department received an adequate substantive response to the notice of initiation from the domestic interested parties within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no substantive responses from respondent interested parties with respect to either of the orders covered by these sunset reviews. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department has conducted expedited (120–day) sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on hot–rolled flat–rolled carbon– quality steel products from Brazil and Japan. Scope of the Orders The products covered by the antidumping duty orders are certain hot–rolled flat–rolled carbon–quality C Mn 0.10 - 0.14% ................ 0.90% Max Width = 44.80 inches maximum; Thickness = 0.063 - 0.198 inches; C Mn sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 0.10 - 0.16% .................... 0.70 0.90% Width = 44.80 inches maximum; Thickness = 0.350 inches maximum; VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Aug 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 steel products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non– metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers) regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flat–rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1250 mm and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of the orders. Specifically included in the scope are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial– free (IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels contains micro–alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. Steel products to be included in the scope of the orders, regardless of Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) definitions, are products in which: 1) iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; 2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and 3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: P S 0.025% Max 1.80 percent of manganese, or 1.50 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.012 percent of boron, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.41 percent of titanium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. All products that meet the physical and chemical description provided above are within the scope of the orders unless otherwise excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside and/or specifically excluded from the scope of the orders: • Alloy hot–rolled steel products in which at least one of the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including e.g., ASTM specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, and A506). • SAE/AISI grades of series 2300 and higher. • Ball bearing steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Silico–manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 1.50 percent. • ASTM specifications A710 and A736. • USS Abrasion–resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500). • Hot–rolled steel coil which meets the following chemical, physical and mechanical specifications: Si 0.005% Max Cr 0.30 - 0.50% 0.50 - 0.70% Yield Strength = 50,000 ksi minimum; Tensile Strength = 70,000 - 88,000 psi. • Hot–rolled steel coil which meets P S 0.025% Max 0.006% Max Si Yield Strength = 80,000 ksi minimum; Tensile Strength = 105,000 psi Aim. • Hot–rolled steel coil which meets PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ni 0.20 - 0.40% 0.20% Max the following chemical, physical and mechanical specifications: Cr 0.30 0.50% Cu Cu Mo 0.25% Max 0.50 0.70% Ni 0.20% Max 0.21% Max the following chemical, physical and mechanical specifications: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 47543 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 151 / Friday, August 6, 2010 / Notices C Mn 0.10 - 0.14% ............... P 1.30 1.80% 0.025% Max Width = 44.80 inches maximum; Thickness = 0.350 inches maximum; Mn 0.15% Max ... sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES C 1.40% Max P S 0.025% Max 16:35 Aug 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 0.005% Max Si Cr Cu 0.30 0.50% 0.50 0.70% 0.20 0.40% Yield Strength = 80,000 ksi minimum; Tensile Strength = 105,000 psi Aim. • Hot–rolled steel coil which meets Ni 0.20% Max V(wt.) 0.10 Max Cb 0.08% Max the following chemical, physical and mechanical specifications: Si 0.010% Max Width = 39.37 inches; Thickness = 0.181 inches maximum; Yield Strength = 70,000 psi minimum for thicknesses ≤ 0.148 inches and 65,000 psi minimum for thicknesses >0.148 inches; Tensile Strength = 80,000 psi minimum. • Hot–rolled dual phase steel, phase– hardened, primarily with a ferritic– martensitic microstructure, contains 0.9 percent up to and including 1.5 percent silicon by weight, further characterized by either (i) tensile strength between 540 N/mm2 and 640 N/mm2 and an elongation percentage ≥ 26 percent for thicknesses of 2 mm and above, or (ii) a tensile strength between 590 N/mm2 and 690 N/mm2 and an elongation percentage ≥ 25 percent for thicknesses of 2mm and above. • Hot–rolled bearing quality steel, SAE grade 1050, in coils, with an inclusion rating of 1.0 maximum per ASTM E 45, Method A, with excellent surface quality and chemistry restrictions as follows: 0.012 percent maximum phosphorus, 0.015 percent maximum sulfur, and 0.20 percent maximum residuals including 0.15 percent maximum chromium. • Grade ASTM A570–50 hot–rolled steel sheet in coils or cut lengths, width of 74 inches (nominal, within ASTM tolerances), thickness of 11 gauge (0.119 inch nominal), mill edge and skin passed, with a minimum copper content of 0.20%. The merchandise subject to the orders is classified in the HTSUS at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, VerDate Mar<15>2010 S Cr Cu Ni Nb 0.50% Max 1.00% Max 0.50% Max 0.20% Max Ca Al 0.005% Min Treated 0.01 0.07% 7208.90.00.00, 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, 7211.19.75.90, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, 7212.50.00.00. Certain hot–rolled flat–rolled carbon– quality steel products are covered by the orders, including: vacuum degassed, fully stabilized; high strength low alloy; and the substrate for motor lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by the orders is dispositive. recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room 1117 of the main Commerce Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Hot– Rolled Flat–Rolled Carbon–Quality Steel Products from Brazil and Japan’’ from Edward C. Yang, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the orders were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these reviews and the corresponding 43.40% 43.40% 42.12% PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Final Results of Reviews We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on hot–rolled flat–rolled carbon–quality steel products from Brazil and Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted– average percentage margins: Producer/Exporter for Brazil Companhia Siderurgica Nacional Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais ...................................... Companhia Siderurgica Paulista All Others .................................... Producer/Exporter for Japan Kawasaki Steel Corporation ....... NKK Corporation ........................ Nippon Steel Corporation ........... All Others .................................... Weighted Average Margin 41.27% Weighted Average Margin 40.26% 17.70% 19.95% 22.92% This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 47544 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 151 / Friday, August 6, 2010 / Notices APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 30, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–19454 Filed 8–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Docket No. I.D. GF001] Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice announcing the availability of grant funds. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants that the Department of Commerce is providing financial assistance in calendar year 2010 for U.S. manufacturers of certain worsted wool fabrics. Section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–429, 118 Stat. 2603) (the ‘‘Act’’) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000, and 2001, manufacturers of two categories of worsted wool fabrics. The first category are manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool, with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 micron (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers’ production of worsted wool fabric included in HTS 9902.51.11. The second category are manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool, with average fiber diameters of 18.5 micron or less (HTS heading 9902.51.15, previously HTS heading 9902.51.12); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers’ production of worsted wool fabric included in HTS 9902.51.15. Funding for the worsted wool fabrics grant program will be provided by the sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Aug 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 Department of the Treasury from amounts in the Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund (the ‘‘Trust Fund’’). The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 shall be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2010. The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.15 shall also be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2010. DATES: Applications by eligible U.S. producers of certain worsted wool fabrics must be received and validated by Grants.gov, postmarked, or provided to a delivery service on or before 5 p.m. EDT, August 20, 2010. Validation or rejection of your application by Grants.gov may take up to 2 business days after submission. Applications received after the closing date and time will be rejected/returned to the sender without further consideration. Use of U.S. mail or another delivery service must be documented with a receipt. No facsimile or electronic mail applications will be accepted. ADDRESSES: The standard application package is available at http:// www.grants.gov. For applicants without Internet access, an application package may be received by contacting Mr. Jim Bennett, Office of Textiles and Apparel—Rm. 3100, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, phone (202) 482–4058, e-mail: James.Bennett@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical questions can be directed to Jim Bennett, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–4058; James.Bennett@trade.gov. Grants related administration questions concerning this program should be addressed to Janet Russell, Department of Commerce Grants Officer, (301) 713–0942; Janet.J.Russell@noaa.gov. For assistance with using grants.gov, contact support@grants.gov. The items listed below are required before an award can be made. Failure to submit items below by the application date will result in the application not being reviewed. Applicants must have produced in the United States, during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001, worsted wool fabrics of a kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15. Applicants must provide: (1) Company name, address, contact and phone number; (2) Federal tax identification number; (3) the name and address of each plant or location in the United States where worsted wool fabrics of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 was woven by the applicant in 1999, 2000 and 2001; (4) the name and address of each plant or location in the United States where the applicant is weaving worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or HTS 9902.51.15 as of the date of application; (5) the quantity, in linear yards, of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15, as appropriate, woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; and (6) the value of worsted wool fabric production described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15, as appropriate, woven in the United States in each of calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001. This data must indicate actual production (not estimates) of worsted wool fabric of the kind described in HTS 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15. At the conclusion of the application, the applicant must attest that ‘‘all information contained in the application is complete and correct and no false claims, statements, or representations have been made.’’ Applicants should be aware that, generally, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3729, persons providing a false or fraudulent claims, and, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1001, persons making materially false statements or representations, are subject to civil or criminal penalties, respectively. Information that is marked ‘‘business confidential’’ will be protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. Other Application Requirements: Complete applications must also include the following forms and documents: CD–346, Applicant for Funding Assistance; CD–511, Certification Regarding Lobbying; SF– 424, Application for Federal Assistance; and SF–424B, Assurances—NonConstruction Programs. Electronic Access: The federal funding opportunity announcement for this program can be accessed via the Grants.gov Web site at http:// www.grants.gov. The announcement will also be available by contacting the program officials identified under the section labeled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Applicants must comply with all requirements contained in the full funding opportunity announcement. Statutory Authority: Section 4002(c) (6) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–429, 118 Stat. 2603) (the ‘‘Act’’), and amended by Section 1633 of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Pub. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-828, A-588-846]


Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from Brazil 
and Japan: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping 
Duty Orders

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On April 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on hot-rolled 
flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products from Brazil and Japan, 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act). The Department has conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews 
for both orders pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result 
of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the 
antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 6, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith or Milton Koch, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230;

[[Page 47542]]

telephone: (202) 482-5255 and (202) 482-2584, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 1, 2010, the Department published the notice of initiation 
of the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on hot-
rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products from Brazil and Japan 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-Year 
(``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 16437 (April 1, 2010).
    The Department received notices of intent to participate on behalf 
of United States Steel Corporation, Nucor Corporation, Gallatin Steel, 
SSAB N.A.D., Steel Dynamics, Inc., and ArcelorMittal USA Inc. 
(collectively ``domestic interested parties''), within the deadline 
specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The companies claimed interested 
party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as producers of the 
subject merchandise in the United States.
    The Department received an adequate substantive response to the 
notice of initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 
deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no 
substantive responses from respondent interested parties with respect 
to either of the orders covered by these sunset reviews. As a result, 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department has 
conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of the antidumping duty 
orders on hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products from 
Brazil and Japan.

Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by the antidumping duty orders are certain 
hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products of a rectangular 
shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor 
coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with 
plastics or other non-metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in 
successively superimposed layers) regardless of thickness, and in 
straight lengths, of a thickness less than 4.75 mm and of a width 
measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., 
flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a 
width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1250 mm and of a thickness of 
not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a 
thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of the 
orders.
    Specifically included in the scope are vacuum degassed, fully 
stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (IF)) steels, 
high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate for motor 
lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with 
micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added 
to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized 
as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, 
copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for 
motor lamination steels contains micro-alloying levels of elements such 
as silicon and aluminum.
    Steel products to be included in the scope of the orders, 
regardless of Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
definitions, are products in which: 1) iron predominates, by weight, 
over each of the other contained elements; 2) the carbon content is 2 
percent or less, by weight; and 3) none of the elements listed below 
exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:
1.80 percent of manganese, or
1.50 percent of silicon, or
1.00 percent of copper, or
0.50 percent of aluminum, or
1.25 percent of chromium, or
0.30 percent of cobalt, or
0.40 percent of lead, or
1.25 percent of nickel, or
0.30 percent of tungsten, or
0.012 percent of boron, or
0.10 percent of molybdenum, or
0.10 percent of niobium, or
0.41 percent of titanium, or
0.15 percent of vanadium, or
0.15 percent of zirconium.
    All products that meet the physical and chemical description 
provided above are within the scope of the orders unless otherwise 
excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside and/or 
specifically excluded from the scope of the orders:
     Alloy hot-rolled steel products in which at least one of 
the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including e.g., ASTM 
specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, and A506).
     SAE/AISI grades of series 2300 and higher.
     Ball bearing steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
     Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
     Silico-manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon 
electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 1.50 percent.
     ASTM specifications A710 and A736.
     USS Abrasion-resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500).
     Hot-rolled steel coil which meets the following chemical, 
physical and mechanical specifications:

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                    C                           Mn               P               S              Si              Cr              Cu              Ni
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0.10 - 0.14[percnt].....................    0.90[percnt]   0.025[percnt]   0.005[percnt]          0.30 -          0.50 -          0.20 -    0.20[percnt]
                                                     Max             Max             Max    0.50[percnt]    0.70[percnt]    0.40[percnt]             Max
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Width = 44.80 inches maximum; Thickness = 0.063 - 0.198 inches;
Yield Strength = 50,000 ksi minimum; Tensile Strength = 70,000 - 88,000 
psi.
     Hot-rolled steel coil which meets the following chemical, 
physical and mechanical specifications:

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                        C                              Mn           P            S            Si           Cr           Cu           Ni           Mo
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
0.10 - 0.16[percnt].............................       0.70 -  0.025[percn  0.006[percn       0.30 -       0.50 -  0.25[percnt  0.20[percnt  0.21[percnt
                                                  0.90[percnt       t] Max       t] Max  0.50[percnt  0.70[percnt        ] Max        ] Max        ] Max
                                                            ]                                      ]            ]
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Width = 44.80 inches maximum; Thickness = 0.350 inches maximum;
Yield Strength = 80,000 ksi minimum; Tensile Strength = 105,000 psi 
Aim.
     Hot-rolled steel coil which meets the following chemical, 
physical and mechanical specifications:

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                      C                           Mn           P           S          Si          Cr          Cu          Ni        V(wt.)        Cb
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0.10 - 0.14[percnt].........................      1.30 -  0.025[perc  0.005[perc      0.30 -      0.50 -      0.20 -  0.20[percn    0.10 Max  0.08[percn
                                              1.80[percn     nt] Max     nt] Max  0.50[percn  0.70[percn  0.40[percn      t] Max                  t] Max
                                                      t]                                  t]          t]          t]
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Width = 44.80 inches maximum; Thickness = 0.350 inches maximum;
Yield Strength = 80,000 ksi minimum; Tensile Strength = 105,000 psi 
Aim.
     Hot-rolled steel coil which meets the following chemical, 
physical and mechanical specifications:

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                C                     Mn           P           S          Si          Cr          Cu          Ni          Nb          Ca          Al
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0.15[percnt] Max................  1.40[percn  0.025[perc  0.010[perc  0.50[percn  1.00[percn  0.50[percn  0.20[percn  0.005[perc     Treated      0.01 -
                                      t] Max     nt] Max     nt] Max      t] Max      t] Max      t] Max      t] Max     nt] Min              0.07[percn
                                                                                                                                                      t]
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Width = 39.37 inches; Thickness = 0.181 inches maximum; Yield Strength 
= 70,000 psi minimum for thicknesses <= 0.148 inches and 65,000 psi 
minimum for thicknesses >0.148 inches; Tensile Strength = 80,000 psi 
minimum.
     Hot-rolled dual phase steel, phase-hardened, primarily 
with a ferritic-martensitic microstructure, contains 0.9 percent up to 
and including 1.5 percent silicon by weight, further characterized by 
either (i) tensile strength between 540 N/mm\2\ and 640 N/mm\2\ and an 
elongation percentage >= 26 percent for thicknesses of 2 mm and above, 
or (ii) a tensile strength between 590 N/mm\2\ and 690 N/mm\2\ and an 
elongation percentage >= 25 percent for thicknesses of 2mm and above.
     Hot-rolled bearing quality steel, SAE grade 1050, in 
coils, with an inclusion rating of 1.0 maximum per ASTM E 45, Method A, 
with excellent surface quality and chemistry restrictions as follows: 
0.012 percent maximum phosphorus, 0.015 percent maximum sulfur, and 
0.20 percent maximum residuals including 0.15 percent maximum chromium.
     Grade ASTM A570-50 hot-rolled steel sheet in coils or cut 
lengths, width of 74 inches (nominal, within ASTM tolerances), 
thickness of 11 gauge (0.119 inch nominal), mill edge and skin passed, 
with a minimum copper content of 0.20[percnt].
    The merchandise subject to the orders is classified in the HTSUS at 
subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 
7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 
7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 
7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 
7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 
7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 
7208.90.00.00, 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 
7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 
7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, 
7211.19.75.90, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, 7212.50.00.00.
    Certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products are 
covered by the orders, including: vacuum degassed, fully stabilized; 
high strength low alloy; and the substrate for motor lamination steel 
may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 
7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 
7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 
7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 
7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description 
of the merchandise covered by the orders is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the ``Issues 
and Decision Memorandum: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of 
the Antidumping Duty Orders on Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality 
Steel Products from Brazil and Japan'' from Edward C. Yang, Acting 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Import Administration, dated concurrently with this notice (``Issues 
and Decision Memorandum''), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The 
issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum include the 
likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude 
of the margins likely to prevail if the orders were revoked. Parties 
can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these reviews 
and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which 
is on file in the Central Records Unit, room 1117 of the main Commerce 
Department building.
    In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Reviews

    We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on hot-
rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products from Brazil and Japan 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the 
following weighted-average percentage margins:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Weighted
                Producer/Exporter for Brazil                    Average
                                                                Margin
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional..............................  41.27[perc
                                                                     nt]
Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais.........................  43.40[perc
                                                                     nt]
Companhia Siderurgica Paulista..............................  43.40[perc
                                                                     nt]
All Others..................................................  42.12[perc
                                                                     nt]
------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Weighted
                 Producer/Exporter for Japan                    Average
                                                                Margin
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kawasaki Steel Corporation..................................  40.26[perc
                                                                     nt]
NKK Corporation.............................................  17.70[perc
                                                                     nt]
Nippon Steel Corporation....................................  19.95[perc
                                                                     nt]
All Others..................................................  22.92[perc
                                                                     nt]
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and terms of an

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APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: July 30, 2010.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-19454 Filed 8-5-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-S