Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Flat Products From Brazil: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 65453-65456 [2010-26922]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 205 / Monday, October 25, 2010 / Notices Dated: October 20, 2010. Carrie Selberg, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–26938 Filed 10–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XZ97 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) and its Administrative Committee will hold meetings. SUMMARY: The meetings will be held on December 14–15, 2010. The Council will convene on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Administrative Committee will meet from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. They will reconvene on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the El Conquistador Resort, 1000 El Conquistador Avenue, Las Croabas, Fajardo, Puerto Rico 00738. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1920, telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will hold its 136th regular Council Meeting to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: DATES: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES December 14, 2010—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Call to Order. • Adoption of Agenda. • Consideration of the 135th Council Meeting Verbatim Transcription. • Executive Director’s Report. • ACLs/AMs Report/Discussion. • Trap Reduction Program Update— Anthony Iarocci/Tony Blanchard. • Catch Share Program Report. • Second ACL Amendment—Other Species. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD (5 MINUTES PRESENTATIONS). 5:15 p.m.–6 p.m. • Administrative Committee Meeting —AP/SSC Membership —Budget VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Oct 22, 2010 Jkt 223001 FY–2009 and FY–2010 —SOPPs —Other Business December 15, 2010, 9 a.m.—5 p.m. • Second ACLs Amendment—Other Species (cont.). • EFH Document. • Queen Conch Survey. • Benthic Habitats and Associated Fish Communities at El Seco Reef ´ Southeast Vieques—Dr. Jorge R. GarcıaSais. • Highly Migratory Species Presentation. • NOAA Recreational Fisheries Update—Russell Dunn. • Enforcement Reports. —Puerto Rico. —U.S. Virgin Islands—DPNR. —NOAA/NMFS. —U.S. Coast Guard. • Administrative Committee Recommendations. • Meetings Attended by Council Members and Staff. • Public Comment Period (5-Minutes Presentations). • Other Business. • Next Council Meeting. The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. To further accommodate discussion and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. The meetings are open to the public, and will be conducted in English. However, simultaneous translation (English/Spanish) will be provided. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be subjects for formal action during this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice, and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65453 ´ Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–1920, telephone (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: October 20, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–26832 Filed 10–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–828] Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Flat Products From Brazil: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 27, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon quality steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from Brazil. The review covers four producers/exporters of hot-rolled steel from Brazil, all mandatory respondents. Based on the withdrawal of requests from Nucor Corporation (Nucor) and United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel), domestic producers of hot-rolled steel, we are now rescinding this administrative review in full. DATES: Effective Date: October 25, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cordell, Ericka Ukrow, 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) 482–0408, (202) 482– 0405, or (202) 482–3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On March 1, 2010, the Department published in the Federal Register the notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from Brazil for the period March 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 65454 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 205 / Monday, October 25, 2010 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Administrative Review, 75 FR 9162 (March 1, 2010). On March 31, 2010, the Department received requests from Nucor and U.S. Steel (collectively, domestic producers), that the Department conduct an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from Brazil. Domestic producers requested that the review cover four producers/exporters of hotrolled steel from Brazil, namely Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A.— USIMINAS,1 Companhia Siderurgica Paulista—Cosipa (hereafter referred to as USIMINAS/COSIPA),2 Companhia Siderurgica de Tubarao (CST), and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN). On April 27, 2010, the Department published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of this administrative review of hot-rolled steel from Brazil. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 75 FR 22107 (April 27, 2010). On May 4, 2010, the Department issued its antidumping duty questionnaire to all four mandatory respondents. Also, on May 4, 2010, respondent CSN timely submitted its certificate of no shipments, entries or sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the period of review (POR) March 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010, and requested rescission of its administrative review. CST, on May 17, 2010, filed a timely certification that CST had no shipments, sales or entries to the United States during the POR, and consequently also requested that its review be rescinded. In addition, it claimed that ArcelorMittal Brasil is the successor-ininterest to CST and requested the Department rescind its review. USIMINAS/COSIPA submitted, on May 26, 2010, a certification that it had no sales, shipments or entries of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. On June 3, 2010, the Department issued a letter to CST and ArcelorMittal 1 In the initiation notice published on April 27, 2010 (75 FR 22108), the company Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (USIMINAS), was incorrectly initiated as Usiminas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (USIMINAS). The correction of this spelling error was published in the following month’s notice of initiation of antidumping and countervailing duty administrative reviews. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 75 FR 29976 (May 28, 2010). 2 In the final determination of the investigation of hot-rolled steel from Brazil, the Department determined that USIMINAS and COSIPA were affiliated parties, and collapsed these entities. See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products From Brazil, 64 FR 38756, 38759 (July 19, 1999). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Oct 22, 2010 Jkt 223001 Brasil clarifying that in order to be recognized as the successor-in-interest of CST it has to formally request the Department to conduct a changed circumstances review pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3). The Department issued a ‘‘No Shipment Inquiry’’ to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on June 15, 2010, to confirm that there were no shipments or entries of hot-rolled steel from Brazil produced or exported by USIMINAS/COSIPA, CSN and CST during the POR of the instant administrative review. CBP only responds to the Department’s inquiry when CBP finds that there have been shipments or entries of the merchandise in question. CBP did not respond to the Department’s inquiry, and no party submitted comments. Based on this information, on July 6, 2010, the Department substantiated USIMINAS/ COSIPA’s, CST’s, and CSN’s claims that they did not have any shipments or entries of hot-rolled steel from Brazil during the instant POR. See Memorandum to the File titled, ‘‘Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (USIMINAS), Companhia Siderurgica Paulista (Cosipa), Companhia Siderurgica de Tubarao (CST), and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN)—No Shipments of Certain HotRolled, Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Flat Products From Brazil Pursuant to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Inquiry’’ from Ericka Ukrow, International Trade Compliance Analyst, dated July 6, 2010 (CBP Memo). On July 22, 2010, and July 23, 2010, respectively, Nucor and U.S. Steel timely filed letters withdrawing their requests for review of the four companies for which the Department initiated this review basing their decision on the Department’s substantiation of respondents’ claims of no shipments or entries of the subject merchandise during the POR. See Letter from Nucor titled, ‘‘Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Brazil: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated July 22, 2010; Letter from U.S. Steel titled, ‘‘Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Brazil,’’ dated July 23, 2010, citing the Department’s CBP memo, dated July 6, 2010. Period of Review The POR is March 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbonquality 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., flatrolled 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 this order. Specifically included in this 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 this order, 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 this order unless otherwise excluded. The following products, by way of example, E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 65455 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 205 / Monday, October 25, 2010 / Notices are outside and/or specifically excluded from the scope of this order: —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: C Mn P S Si Cr Cu Ni 0.10–0.14% 0.90% Max 0.025% Max 0.005% Max 0.30–0.50% 0.50–0.70% 0.20–0.40% 0.20% Max. 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: C Mn P S Si Cr Cu Ni Mo 0.10–0.16% 0.70–0.90% 0.025% Max 0.006% Max 0.30–0.50% 0.50–0.70% 0.25% Max 0.20% Max, 0.21% Max 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: C Mn P S Si Cr Cu Ni V (wt.) Cb 0.10–0.14% 1.30–1.80% 0.025% Max 0.005% Max 0.30–0.50% 0.50–0.70% 0.20–0.40% 0.20% Max 0.10 Max 0.08% Max. 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: C Mn P S Si Cr Cu Ni Nb Ca Al 0.15% Max 1.40% Max 0.025% Max 0.010% Max 0.50% Max 1.00% Max 0.50% Max 0.20% Max 0.005% Min Treated 0.01–0.07% emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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, phasehardened, primarily with a ferriticmartensitic 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 2 mm 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Oct 22, 2010 Jkt 223001 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 this order 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, PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7212.40.50.00, 7212.50.00.00. Certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel covered by this order, 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 7226.99.01.80. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under this order is dispositive. Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 65456 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 205 / Monday, October 25, 2010 / Notices that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. Because parties submitted their requests to rescind the administrative review of all four companies within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation, the Department is rescinding this review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Assessment Instructions The Department will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For companies for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR § 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: October 19, 2010. Susan H. Kuhbach, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2010–26922 Filed 10–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Oct 22, 2010 Jkt 223001 CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Emergency Review Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), has submitted an information collection request (ICR) consisting of four instruments entitled Request to Transfer a Segal Education Award Amount Form, Accept/Decline Award Transfer Form, Request to Revoke Transfer of Education Award Form, and Rescind Acceptance of Award Transfer Form to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Corporation requests that OMB review and approve its emergency request by October 26, 2010 for a period of six months. A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Corporation for National and Community Service, Bruce Kellogg, (202) 606–6954, or by e-mail at bkellogg@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call (202) 606–3472 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Since the Corporation requested OMB’s approval of this emergency request in October there will not be enough time for the public to provide comments through this Federal Register Notice before the approval date requested. Therefore, there will be no comment period for this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Kellogg, (202) 606–6954 or e-mail to bkellogg@cns.gov. 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We are therefore submitting the enclosed request under 5 CFR 1320.13 to OMB for emergency processing and approval of information collection activities. This submission includes four documents entitled Request to Transfer a Segal Education Award Amount Form, Accept/Decline Award Transfer Form, Request to Revoke Transfer of Education Award Form, and Rescind Acceptance of Award Transfer Form. Type of Review: Emergency request. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Request to Transfer a Segal Education Award Amount Form, Accept/Decline Award Transfer Form, Request to Revoke Transfer of Education Award Form, and Rescind Acceptance of Award Transfer Form. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Qualifying AmeriCorps members and education award transfer recipients. Total Respondents: 100. Frequency: Annual. Average Time per Response: 5 minutes for each form. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 32 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-828]


Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Flat Products 
From Brazil: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review

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

SUMMARY: On April 27, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the 
Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled flat-rolled 
carbon quality steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from Brazil. The 
review covers four producers/exporters of hot-rolled steel from Brazil, 
all mandatory respondents. Based on the withdrawal of requests from 
Nucor Corporation (Nucor) and United States Steel Corporation (U.S. 
Steel), domestic producers of hot-rolled steel, we are now rescinding 
this administrative review in full.

DATES: Effective Date: October 25, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cordell, Ericka Ukrow, 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) 482-0408, (202) 482-0405, or (202) 482-3019, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 1, 2010, the Department published in the Federal Register 
the notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from Brazil for the period 
March 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010. See Antidumping or 
Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; 
Opportunity To Request

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Administrative Review, 75 FR 9162 (March 1, 2010). On March 31, 2010, 
the Department received requests from Nucor and U.S. Steel 
(collectively, domestic producers), that the Department conduct an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel 
from Brazil. Domestic producers requested that the review cover four 
producers/exporters of hot-rolled steel from Brazil, namely Usinas 
Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A.--USIMINAS,\1\ Companhia Siderurgica 
Paulista--Cosipa (hereafter referred to as USIMINAS/COSIPA),\2\ 
Companhia Siderurgica de Tubarao (CST), and Companhia Siderurgica 
Nacional (CSN). On April 27, 2010, the Department published in the 
Federal Register the notice of initiation of this administrative review 
of hot-rolled steel from Brazil. See Initiation of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation 
in Part, 75 FR 22107 (April 27, 2010).
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    \1\ In the initiation notice published on April 27, 2010 (75 FR 
22108), the company Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. 
(USIMINAS), was incorrectly initiated as Usiminas Siderurgicas de 
Minas Gerais S.A. (USIMINAS). The correction of this spelling error 
was published in the following month's notice of initiation of 
antidumping and countervailing duty administrative reviews. See 
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews, 75 FR 29976 (May 28, 2010).
    \2\ In the final determination of the investigation of hot-
rolled steel from Brazil, the Department determined that USIMINAS 
and COSIPA were affiliated parties, and collapsed these entities. 
See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; 
Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products From 
Brazil, 64 FR 38756, 38759 (July 19, 1999).
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    On May 4, 2010, the Department issued its antidumping duty 
questionnaire to all four mandatory respondents. Also, on May 4, 2010, 
respondent CSN timely submitted its certificate of no shipments, 
entries or sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the 
period of review (POR) March 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010, and 
requested rescission of its administrative review. CST, on May 17, 
2010, filed a timely certification that CST had no shipments, sales or 
entries to the United States during the POR, and consequently also 
requested that its review be rescinded. In addition, it claimed that 
ArcelorMittal Brasil is the successor-in-interest to CST and requested 
the Department rescind its review. USIMINAS/COSIPA submitted, on May 
26, 2010, a certification that it had no sales, shipments or entries of 
subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.
    On June 3, 2010, the Department issued a letter to CST and 
ArcelorMittal Brasil clarifying that in order to be recognized as the 
successor-in-interest of CST it has to formally request the Department 
to conduct a changed circumstances review pursuant to section 751(b) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216 and 
351.221(c)(3).
    The Department issued a ``No Shipment Inquiry'' to U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) on June 15, 2010, to confirm that there were no 
shipments or entries of hot-rolled steel from Brazil produced or 
exported by USIMINAS/COSIPA, CSN and CST during the POR of the instant 
administrative review. CBP only responds to the Department's inquiry 
when CBP finds that there have been shipments or entries of the 
merchandise in question. CBP did not respond to the Department's 
inquiry, and no party submitted comments. Based on this information, on 
July 6, 2010, the Department substantiated USIMINAS/COSIPA's, CST's, 
and CSN's claims that they did not have any shipments or entries of 
hot-rolled steel from Brazil during the instant POR. See Memorandum to 
the File titled, ``Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (USIMINAS), 
Companhia Siderurgica Paulista (Cosipa), Companhia Siderurgica de 
Tubarao (CST), and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN)--No Shipments 
of Certain Hot-Rolled, Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Flat Products 
From Brazil Pursuant to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Inquiry'' 
from Ericka Ukrow, International Trade Compliance Analyst, dated July 
6, 2010 (CBP Memo).
    On July 22, 2010, and July 23, 2010, respectively, Nucor and U.S. 
Steel timely filed letters withdrawing their requests for review of the 
four companies for which the Department initiated this review basing 
their decision on the Department's substantiation of respondents' 
claims of no shipments or entries of the subject merchandise during the 
POR. See Letter from Nucor titled, ``Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel 
Flat Products From Brazil: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative 
Review,'' dated July 22, 2010; Letter from U.S. Steel titled, ``Certain 
Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Brazil,'' dated July 23, 
2010, citing the Department's CBP memo, dated July 6, 2010.

Period of Review

    The POR is March 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010.

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order 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 this order.
    Specifically included in this 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 this order, 
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 this order unless otherwise 
excluded. The following products, by way of example,

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are outside and/or specifically excluded from the scope of this order:

--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%     0.90% Max      0.025% Max    0.005% Max    0.30-0.50%    0.50-0.70%    0.20-0.40%    0.20% 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
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0.10-0.16%   0.70-0.90%   0.025% Max   0.006% Max   0.30-0.50%   0.50-0.70%   0.25% Max   0.20% Max,  0.21% 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%      1.30-1.80%      0.025% Max      0.005% Max      0.30-0.50%     0.50-0.70%     0.20-0.40%     0.20% Max      0.10 Max       0.08% 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            Nb            Ca            Al
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0.15% Max     1.40% Max     0.025% Max    0.010% Max    0.50% Max     1.00% Max     0.50% Max     0.20% Max     0.005% Min    Treated       0.01-0.07%
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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 2 mm 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 this order 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 covered by this order, 
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 7226.99.01.80.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
Customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under this 
order is dispositive.

Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party

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that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the 
date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested 
review. Because parties submitted their requests to rescind the 
administrative review of all four companies within 90 days of the date 
of publication of the notice of initiation, the Department is 
rescinding this review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).

Assessment Instructions

    The Department will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on 
all appropriate entries. For companies for which this review is 
rescinded, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the 
cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of 
entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue 
appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after 
publication of this notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR Sec.  351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: October 19, 2010.
Susan H. Kuhbach,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. 2010-26922 Filed 10-22-10; 8:45 am]
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