Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico: Preliminary Results of the First Five-year (“Sunset”) Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 60084-60085 [2010-24458]

Download as PDF 60084 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 29, 2010 / Notices LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE—Continued [9/16/2010 through 9/23/2010] Date accepted for investigation Firm name Address Pearce Pump Supply, Inc. 16161 Airline Highway, Prairieville, LA 70769 ........ 9/22/10 Sam M. Butler Inc. dba Service Thread Manufacturing Company. Samscreen, Inc. ............... 504 King Street, Lauringburg, NC 28352 ................ 9/16/10 216 Broom Corporate Parkway, Conklin, NY 13748 9/16/10 Solid Comfort, Inc. ........... 3931 37th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58104 ........... 9/20/10 Top Drawer Components, Inc.. Vobeda Machine and Tool Company, Inc. 5154 South Delaware Drive, Apache Junction, AZ 85220. 3801 Blue River Avenue, Racine, WI 53045 ........... 9/22/10 Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room 7106, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Dated: September 23, 2010. Miriam J. Kearse, Program Team Lead. [FR Doc. 2010–24442 Filed 9–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–201–834 Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico: Preliminary Results of the First Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 2, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Sep 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 9/22/10 Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Sweden, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On the basis of the notice of intent to participate, and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of the domestic and respondent interested parties, the Department is conducting a full sunset review of the antidumping duty order on CMC from Mexico, pursuant to section 751(e)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i). As a result of this sunset review, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order with respect to CMC from Mexico would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dena Crossland or Angelica Mendoza, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3362 or (202) 482– 3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 2, 2010, the Department published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on CMC from Finland, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Sweden, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 75 FR 30777 (June 2, 2010) (Notice of Initiation). The Department received a notice of intent to participate from domestic PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Products The firm manufactures centrifugal pumps for water supply, solids, and process control. The firm manufactures industrial threads/ yarns for bag closing. The firm manufactures and distributes piano wire, perforated plates and wear parts. The firm manufactures furniture made from raw materials that include solid wood and veneered laminated wood. The firm manufactures cabinet doors and drawer boxes. The firm manufactures die casts. interested party Aqualon Company (Aqualon) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested party claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as the sole manufacturer of a domestic–like product in the United States. The Department received complete substantive responses to the Notice of Initiation from the domestic interested party and respondent interested party, Quimica Amtex S.A. de C.V. (Quimica Amtex), within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).1 The Department did not receive any rebuttal comments from the domestic interested party or respondent interested party. On July 22, 2010, the Department determined that respondent interested party accounted for more than 50 percent of exports by volume of the subject merchandise and, therefore, submitted an adequate substantive response to the Department’s Notice of Initiation. See Memorandum to Richard O. Weible, Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, ‘‘Adequacy Determination in the First Five-year ‘‘Sunset Review’’ (2005 through 2009) of the Antidumping Duty Order on Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico,’’ dated July 22, 2010 (Adequacy Memo). The Department also determined that the domestic interested party submitted an adequate response. See Adequacy Memo at 2 and 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(ii) and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(A). In accordance with 19 1 Domestic interested and respondent parties filed substantive responses on July 1, 2010, and July 2, 2010, respectively. E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 29, 2010 / Notices CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i), the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this antidumping duty order and notified the U.S. International Trade Commission. See Letter to Ms. Catherine DeFilippo, Director, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, from James Maeder, Director, Office 2, AD/CVD Operations, entitled ‘‘Expedited and Full Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Initiated in June 2010,’’ dated July 22, 2010. On September 15, 2010, the Department contacted Aqualon regarding the reference to Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) number 3913.31.00.10 at 12 of the Appendix of its substantive response, dated July 1, 2010. Aqualon stated on September 15, 2010, that it had mistakenly referenced the wrong HTSUS number in its substantive response and intended to reference HTSUS number 3912.31.00.10. See Memorandum to the File from Dena Crossland, Regarding Preliminary Results of First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico; Correction to Domestic Interested Party’s July 1, 2010, Substantive Response, dated September 16, 2010. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is all purified CMC, sometimes also referred to as purified sodium CMC, polyanionic cellulose, or cellulose gum, which is a white to off–white, non– toxic, odorless, biodegradable powder, comprising sodium CMC that has been refined and purified to a minimum assay of 90 percent. Purified CMC does not include unpurified or crude CMC, CMC Fluidized Polymer Suspensions, and CMC that is cross–linked through heat treatment. Purified CMC is CMC that has undergone one or more purification operations, which, at a minimum, reduce the remaining salt and other by–product portion of the product to less than ten percent. The merchandise subject to the order is currently classified in the HTSUS at subheading 3912.31.00.2 This tariff classification is provided for convenience and Customs purposes; 2 Although HTSUS number 3912.31.00.10 may be more specific to subject merchandise, it was not created until 2005. As such, we are relying on HTSUS number 3912.31.00 for purposes of this sunset review because in determining whether revocation of an order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, the Department considers the margins established in the investigation and/or reviews conducted during the sunset review period as well as the volume of imports for the periods before and after the issuance of the order. See section 752(c)(1) of the Act. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Sep 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 however, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico,’’ from Susan H. Kuhbach, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration (Decision Memo), which is hereby adopted by, and issued concurrently with, this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memo include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the order were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Commerce Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/ index.html. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in content. 60085 issues raised in any such briefs, no later than January 28, 2011. This five-year (‘‘sunset’’) review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 20, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–24458 Filed 9–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XZ29 NOAA Proposed Policy on Prohibited and Authorized Uses of the Asset Forfeiture Fund National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act authorizes the Secretary of Commerce through NOAA to pay certain enforcement related costs from sums received as fines, penalties, and forfeitures of property for violations of any marine resource law enforced by the Preliminary Results Secretary. Fines, penalties, and The Department preliminarily forfeitures of property received by determines that revocation of the NOAA are deposited in an enforcement antidumping duty order on CMC from asset forfeiture fund. The Secretary is Mexico is likely to lead to continuation proposing a new policy to clearly or recurrence of dumping at the articulate prohibited and authorized following weighted–average margins: uses of these funds to ensure no conflict of interest– either real or perceived – Quimica Amtex ............. 12.61 percent All Others ...................... 12.61 percent associated with its use while continuing to promote a sound enforcement program dedicated to conserving and Public Comment protecting our nation’s marine Any interested party may request a resources. The Secretary requests hearing within 30 days of publication of comments from the public on listed this notice in accordance with 19 CFR prohibited and authorized uses of the 351.310(c). Consistent with 19 CFR funding and, in particular, expenditures 351.309(c)(1)(i), interested parties may for activities that would promote submit case briefs no later than 30 days compliance with regulations after the date of publication of this promulgated by NOAA. notice. Rebuttal briefs, which must be DATES: Written comments must be limited to issues raised in the case received on or before 5 p.m., EST, on briefs, may be filed no later than 5 days November 29, 2010. after the time limit for filing the case ADDRESSES: Written comments may be briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR sent by any of the following methods: 351.309(d)(1). Any hearing, if requested • E-mail to the following address: will be held two days after rebuttal DraftAFFPolicy@noaa.gov. Please note briefs are due, unless the Department on your correspondence and in the alters the date, in accordance with 19 subject line of e-mail comments the CFR 351.310(d)(1). The Department following identifier: ‘‘Draft Asset intends to issue a notice of final results Forfeiture Fund Policy Comments.’’; of the first sunset review, which will • Mail or hand deliver to Mr. Mark include the results of its analysis of Paterni, Assistant Director, Office of PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-201-834


Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico: Preliminary Results 
of the First Five-year (``Sunset'') Review of Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On June 2, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on purified 
carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands, and 
Sweden, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).
    On the basis of the notice of intent to participate, and adequate 
substantive responses filed on behalf of the domestic and respondent 
interested parties, the Department is conducting a full sunset review 
of the antidumping duty order on CMC from Mexico, pursuant to section 
751(e)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i).
    As a result of this sunset review, the Department preliminarily 
finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order with respect to CMC 
from Mexico would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping 
at the levels listed below in the section entitled ``Preliminary 
Results of Review.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dena Crossland or Angelica Mendoza, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3362 or (202) 482-3019, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 2, 2010, the Department published in the Federal Register 
the notice of initiation of the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty 
orders on CMC from Finland, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Sweden, 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year 
(``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 30777 (June 2, 2010) (Notice of Initiation).
    The Department received a notice of intent to participate from 
domestic interested party Aqualon Company (Aqualon) within the deadline 
specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested party 
claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as 
the sole manufacturer of a domestic-like product in the United States.
    The Department received complete substantive responses to the 
Notice of Initiation from the domestic interested party and respondent 
interested party, Quimica Amtex S.A. de C.V. (Quimica Amtex), within 
the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\1\ The 
Department did not receive any rebuttal comments from the domestic 
interested party or respondent interested party.
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    \1\ Domestic interested and respondent parties filed substantive 
responses on July 1, 2010, and July 2, 2010, respectively.
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    On July 22, 2010, the Department determined that respondent 
interested party accounted for more than 50 percent of exports by 
volume of the subject merchandise and, therefore, submitted an adequate 
substantive response to the Department's Notice of Initiation. See 
Memorandum to Richard O. Weible, Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, 
``Adequacy Determination in the First Five-year ``Sunset Review'' (2005 
through 2009) of the Antidumping Duty Order on Purified 
Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico,'' dated July 22, 2010 (Adequacy 
Memo). The Department also determined that the domestic interested 
party submitted an adequate response. See Adequacy Memo at 2 and 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(ii) and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(A). In accordance with 19

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CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i), the Department determined to conduct a full 
sunset review of this antidumping duty order and notified the U.S. 
International Trade Commission. See Letter to Ms. Catherine DeFilippo, 
Director, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade 
Commission, from James Maeder, Director, Office 2, AD/CVD Operations, 
entitled ``Expedited and Full Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty 
Orders Initiated in June 2010,'' dated July 22, 2010.
    On September 15, 2010, the Department contacted Aqualon regarding 
the reference to Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) number 3913.31.00.10 at 12 of the Appendix of its substantive 
response, dated July 1, 2010. Aqualon stated on September 15, 2010, 
that it had mistakenly referenced the wrong HTSUS number in its 
substantive response and intended to reference HTSUS number 
3912.31.00.10. See Memorandum to the File from Dena Crossland, 
Regarding Preliminary Results of First Sunset Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order on Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico; Correction 
to Domestic Interested Party's July 1, 2010, Substantive Response, 
dated September 16, 2010.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is all purified CMC, sometimes 
also referred to as purified sodium CMC, polyanionic cellulose, or 
cellulose gum, which is a white to off-white, non-toxic, odorless, 
biodegradable powder, comprising sodium CMC that has been refined and 
purified to a minimum assay of 90 percent. Purified CMC does not 
include unpurified or crude CMC, CMC Fluidized Polymer Suspensions, and 
CMC that is cross-linked through heat treatment. Purified CMC is CMC 
that has undergone one or more purification operations, which, at a 
minimum, reduce the remaining salt and other by-product portion of the 
product to less than ten percent. The merchandise subject to the order 
is currently classified in the HTSUS at subheading 3912.31.00.\2\ This 
tariff classification is provided for convenience and Customs purposes; 
however, the written description of the scope of the order is 
dispositive.
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    \2\ Although HTSUS number 3912.31.00.10 may be more specific to 
subject merchandise, it was not created until 2005. As such, we are 
relying on HTSUS number 3912.31.00 for purposes of this sunset 
review because in determining whether revocation of an order would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, the Department 
considers the margins established in the investigation and/or 
reviews conducted during the sunset review period as well as the 
volume of imports for the periods before and after the issuance of 
the order. See section 752(c)(1) of the Act.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the ``Issues and 
Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of First Sunset Review 
of the Antidumping Duty Order on Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from 
Mexico,'' from Susan H. Kuhbach, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration (Decision Memo), 
which is hereby adopted by, and issued concurrently with, this notice. 
The issues discussed in the Decision Memo include the likelihood of 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins 
likely to prevail if the order were revoked. Parties can find a 
complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the 
corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on 
file in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Commerce 
Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision 
Memo can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/index.html. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo 
are identical in content.

Preliminary Results

    The Department preliminarily determines that revocation of the 
antidumping duty order on CMC from Mexico is likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average 
margins:

Quimica Amtex.......................................       12.61 percent
All Others..........................................       12.61 percent
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Public Comment

    Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of 
publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.310(c). 
Consistent with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(i), interested parties may submit 
case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice. Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the 
case briefs, may be filed no later than 5 days after the time limit for 
filing the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). Any 
hearing, if requested will be held two days after rebuttal briefs are 
due, unless the Department alters the date, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.310(d)(1). The Department intends to issue a notice of final 
results of the first sunset review, which will include the results of 
its analysis of issues raised in any such briefs, no later than January 
28, 2011.
    This five-year (``sunset'') review and notice are in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: September 20, 2010.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-24458 Filed 9-28-10; 8:45 am]
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