Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From South Africa: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review, 62103-62104 [2010-25305]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 194 / Thursday, October 7, 2010 / Notices molybdenum. The steel also contains, by weight, carbon of between 1.0 and 1.1 percent, sulfur of 0.020 percent or less, and includes between 0.20 and 0.30 percent copper and between 0.20 and 0.50 percent cobalt. This steel is sold under proprietary names such as ‘‘GIN4 Mo.’’ The second excluded stainless steel strip in coils is similar to AISI 420–J2 and contains, by weight, carbon of between 0.62 and 0.70 percent, silicon of between 0.20 and 0.50 percent, manganese of between 0.45 and 0.80 percent, phosphorus of no more than 0.025 percent and sulfur of no more than 0.020 percent. This steel has a carbide density on average of 100 carbide particles per 100 square microns. An example of this product is ‘‘GIN5’’ steel. The third specialty steel has a chemical composition similar to AISI 420 F, with carbon of between 0.37 and 0.43 percent, molybdenum of between 1.15 and 1.35 percent, but lower manganese of between 0.20 and 0.80 percent, phosphorus of no more than 0.025 percent, silicon of between 0.20 and 0.50 percent, and sulfur of no more than 0.020 percent. This product is supplied with a hardness of more than Hv 500 guaranteed after customer processing, and is supplied as, for example, ‘‘GIN6’’.5 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’) from Susan H. Kuhbach, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated September 30, 2010, which is hereby adopted by this notice. 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, located in room 7046 of the main Commerce building. The issues include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy, the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail, and the nature of the subsidy. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review The Department determines that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the following weighted-average percentage rates: Weighted-average subsidy rate (percent) Manufacturers/exporters/producers Hyundai Steel Company—(formerly known as INI/BNG and as Inchon) ................................................................................... Dai Yang Metal Company ........................................................................................................................................................... Taihan .......................................................................................................................................................................................... All Others ..................................................................................................................................................................................... Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘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 return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 30, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2010–25304 Filed 10–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–791–806] Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From South Africa: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 2, 2010, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated the second sunset review of the countervailing duty order (‘‘CVD’’) on stainless steel plate in coils from South Africa pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and an inadequate response from respondent interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the CVD order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be AGENCY: 14:42 Oct 06, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.54 0.67 4.64 0.63 likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: October 7, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Greynolds or David Goldberger, AD/ CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6071 or (202) 482– 4136, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 2, 2010, the Department initiated the second sunset review of the CVD order on stainless steel plate in coils from South Africa pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 75 FR 30777 (June 2, 2010). The Department received a notice of intent to participate from the following domestic interested parties: Allegheny Ludlum Corporation and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (United 5 ‘‘GIN4 Mo,’’ ‘‘GIN5’’ and ‘‘GIN6’’ are the proprietary grades of Hitachi Metals America, Ltd. VerDate Mar<15>2010 62103 E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 62104 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 194 / Thursday, October 7, 2010 / Notices jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Steelworkers) (collectively, ‘‘domestic interested parties’’), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under sections 771(9)(C) and (D) of the Act, as a domestic producer of stainless steel plate in coils in the United States and a certified union representing workers in the domestic industry producing stainless steel plate in coils in the United States. The Department received an adequate substantive response collectively from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). However, the Department did not receive a substantive response from any government or respondent interested party to this proceeding. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited review of the CVD order. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the CVD order consists of stainless steel plate in coils. Stainless steel is an alloy steel containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. The subject plate products are flat-rolled products, 254 mm or over in width and 4.75 mm or more in thickness, in coils, and annealed or otherwise heat treated and pickled or otherwise descaled. The subject plate may also be further processed (e.g., cold-rolled, polished, etc.) provided that it maintains the specified dimensions of plate following such processing. Excluded from the scope of the order are the following: (1) Plate not in coils, (2) plate that is not annealed or otherwise heat treated and pickled or otherwise descaled, (3) sheet and strip, and (4) flat bars. The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) at subheadings: 7219.11.00.30, 7219.11.00.60, 7219.12.00.05, 7219.12.00.20, 7219.12.00.25, 7219.12.00.50, 7219.12.00.55, 7219.12.00.65, 7219.12.00.70, 7219.12.00.80, 7219.31.00.10, 7219.90.00.10, 7219.90.00.20, 7219.90.00.25, 7219.90.00.60, 7219.90.00.80, 7220.11.00.00, 7220.20.10.10, 7220.20.10.15, 7220.20.10.60, 7220.20.10.80, 7220.20.60.05, 7220.20.60.10, 7220.20.60.15, 7220.20.60.60, 7220.20.60.80, 7220.90.00.10, 7220.90.00.15, 7220.90.00.60, and 7220.90.00.80. Although the HTSUS subheadings are VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:42 Oct 06, 2010 Jkt 223001 provided for convenience and customs purposes, 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 (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’) from Susan H. Kuhbach, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated September 30, 2010, which is hereby adopted by this notice. 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, located in room 7046 of the main Commerce building. The issues include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy, the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail, and the nature of the subsidy. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Dated: September 30, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–25305 Filed 10–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–428–825, A–588–845, A–580–834, A–583– 831] Certain Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 2, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Mexico, and Taiwan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Final Results of Review Act). The Department has conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews for The Department determines that the Germany, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan revocation of the CVD order would be antidumping duty orders pursuant to 19 likely to lead to continuation or CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2).1 As a result recurrence of a countervailable subsidy of these sunset reviews, the Department at the following weighted-average finds that revocation of the antidumping percentage rates: duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. WeightedManufacturers/exporters/ average FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: producers subsidy rate David Cordell or Angelica Mendoza, (percent) AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Columbus Stainless .................. 3.95 Administration, International Trade All Others .................................. 3.95 Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; Notification Regarding Administrative telephone: (202) 482–0408, or (202) Protective Order 482–3019, respectively. This notice serves as the only SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) Background of their responsibility concerning the On June 2, 2010, the Department return or destruction of proprietary published the notice of initiation of the information disclosed under APO in second sunset reviews of the accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. antidumping duty orders on certain Timely notification of return/ stainless steel sheet and strip in coils destruction of APO materials or from Japan, Germany, Italy, Korea, conversion to judicial protective order is Taiwan, and Mexico, pursuant to hereby requested. Failure to comply section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation with the regulations and the terms of an of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 75 FR APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing the 1 With respect to the antidumping duty orders on results and notice in accordance with certain stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Mexico and Italy, the Department is conducting full Act. sunset reviews. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-791-806]


Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From South Africa: Final Results 
of Expedited Sunset Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On June 2, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated the second sunset review of the countervailing 
duty order (``CVD'') on stainless steel plate in coils from South 
Africa pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an 
adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic 
interested parties and an inadequate response from respondent 
interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department 
conducted an expedited sunset review of the CVD order pursuant to 
section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a 
result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of 
the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ``Final Results 
of Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: October 7, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Greynolds or David Goldberger, 
AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
6071 or (202) 482-4136, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 2, 2010, the Department initiated the second sunset review 
of the CVD order on stainless steel plate in coils from South Africa 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-Year 
(``Sunset'') Reviews, 75 FR 30777 (June 2, 2010). The Department 
received a notice of intent to participate from the following domestic 
interested parties: Allegheny Ludlum Corporation and the United Steel, 
Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial 
and Service Workers International Union (United

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Steelworkers) (collectively, ``domestic interested parties''), within 
the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic 
interested parties claimed interested party status under sections 
771(9)(C) and (D) of the Act, as a domestic producer of stainless steel 
plate in coils in the United States and a certified union representing 
workers in the domestic industry producing stainless steel plate in 
coils in the United States.
    The Department received an adequate substantive response 
collectively from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day 
deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). However, the Department 
did not receive a substantive response from any government or 
respondent interested party to this proceeding. As a result, pursuant 
to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), 
the Department conducted an expedited review of the CVD order.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the CVD order consists of stainless 
steel plate in coils. Stainless steel is an alloy steel containing, by 
weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of 
chromium, with or without other elements. The subject plate products 
are flat-rolled products, 254 mm or over in width and 4.75 mm or more 
in thickness, in coils, and annealed or otherwise heat treated and 
pickled or otherwise descaled. The subject plate may also be further 
processed (e.g., cold-rolled, polished, etc.) provided that it 
maintains the specified dimensions of plate following such processing.
    Excluded from the scope of the order are the following: (1) Plate 
not in coils, (2) plate that is not annealed or otherwise heat treated 
and pickled or otherwise descaled, (3) sheet and strip, and (4) flat 
bars. The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') at 
subheadings: 7219.11.00.30, 7219.11.00.60, 7219.12.00.05, 
7219.12.00.20, 7219.12.00.25, 7219.12.00.50, 7219.12.00.55, 
7219.12.00.65, 7219.12.00.70, 7219.12.00.80, 7219.31.00.10, 
7219.90.00.10, 7219.90.00.20, 7219.90.00.25, 7219.90.00.60, 
7219.90.00.80, 7220.11.00.00, 7220.20.10.10, 7220.20.10.15, 
7220.20.10.60, 7220.20.10.80, 7220.20.60.05, 7220.20.60.10, 
7220.20.60.15, 7220.20.60.60, 7220.20.60.80, 7220.90.00.10, 
7220.90.00.15, 7220.90.00.60, and 7220.90.00.80. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, 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 (``Decision Memorandum'') from Susan H. Kuhbach, 
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Import Administration, dated September 30, 2010, which is hereby 
adopted by this notice. 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, 
located in room 7046 of the main Commerce building. The issues include 
the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable 
subsidy, the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail, and the 
nature of the subsidy. In addition, a complete version of the Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    The Department determines that revocation of the CVD order would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable 
subsidy at the following weighted-average percentage rates:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Weighted-
                                                               average
             Manufacturers/exporters/ producers                subsidy
                                                                 rate
                                                              (percent)
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Columbus Stainless.........................................         3.95
All Others.................................................         3.95
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``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 return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to 
judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with 
the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: September 30, 2010.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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