Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Japan, South Korea and Taiwan; Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 68324-68325 [2010-28025]

Download as PDF 68324 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 214 / Friday, November 5, 2010 / Notices collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of information displays a current valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 45, OMB approved the Annual Surveys under the following OMB control numbers: Current Industrial Reports—0607–0476, Annual Survey of Manufactures—0607–0449, Business R&D and Innovation Survey—0607– 0912, Manufacturers’ Unfilled Orders Survey—0607–0561. Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that the Annual Surveys in the Manufacturing Area be conducted for the purpose of collecting these data. Scope of the Orders Dated: November 1, 2010. Robert M. Groves, Director, Bureau of the Census. South Korea The products subject to this order are certain welded stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings, whether finished or unfinished, under 14 inches in inside diameter. The pipe fittings are used to connect pipe sections in piping systems where conditions require welded connections. The subject merchandise can be used where one or more of the following conditions is a factor in designing the piping system: (1) Corrosion of the piping system will occur if material other than stainless steel is used; (2) contamination of the material in the system by the system itself must be prevented; (3) high temperatures are present; (4) extreme low temperatures are present; (5) high pressures are contained within the system. Stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings come in a variety of shapes, and the following five are the most basic: ‘‘elbows,’’ ‘‘tees,’’ ‘‘reducers,’’ ‘‘stub ends,’’ and ‘‘caps.’’ The edges of finished fittings are beveled. Threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings are excluded from the order. The pipe fittings subject to this order are classifiable under the HTSUS subheading 7307.23.00. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2010–28085 Filed 11–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–702, A–580–813, A–583–816] Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Japan, South Korea and Taiwan; Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: On September 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 75 FR 53664 (September 1, 2010) (Initiation Notice). Because no interested domestic party responded to the sunset review notice of initiation by the applicable deadline, the Department is revoking the antidumping duty orders on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES DATES: Effective Date: October 20, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1391. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Nov 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 Japan The products covered by this order include certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings. These fittings are used in piping systems for chemical plants, pharmaceutical plants, food processing facilities, waste-treatment facilities, semiconductor equipment applications, nuclear power plants and other areas. This merchandise is classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 7307.23.00. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive as to the scope of the order. Taiwan The products subject to the order are certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings, whether finished or unfinished, under 14 inches in inside diameter. The pipe fittings are used to connect pipe sections in piping systems where conditions require welded connections. The subject merchandise is used where one or more of the following conditions is a factor in designing the piping system: (1) Corrosion of the piping system will occur if material other than PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 stainless steel is used; (2) contamination of the material in the system by the system itself must be prevented; (3) high temperatures are present; (4) extreme low temperatures are present; and (5) high pressures are contained within the system. Stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings come in a variety of shapes, with the following five shapes the most basic: ‘‘elbows,’’ ‘‘tees,’’ ‘‘reducers,’’ ‘‘stub ends,’’ and ‘‘caps.’’ The edges of finished fittings are beveled. Threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings are excluded from the order. The pipe fittings subject to the order are currently classifiable under subheading 7307.23.00 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings manufactured to the American Society of Testing and Materials specification A774 are included in the scope of this order. Background The Department published its antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan on March 25, 1988. See Antidumping Duty Order of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe and Tube Fittings From Japan, 53 FR 9787 (March 25, 1988). The Department published its antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from South Korea on February 23, 1993. See Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Welded Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Korea, 58 FR 11029 (February 23, 1993). The Department published its antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan on June 16, 1993. See Amended Final Determination and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Welded Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan, 58 FR 33250 (June 16, 1993). The Department determined that a continuation of the orders was warranted in two earlier rounds of sunset reviews. See Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan; Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 70 FR 61119 (October 20, 2005); Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews: Certain Stainless Steel ButtWeld Pipe and Tube Fittings From Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, 65 FR 5604 (February 4, 2000). On September 1, 2010, the Department initiated the current sunset reviews pursuant to section 751(c) of the E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 214 / Friday, November 5, 2010 / Notices Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR part 351, in general. See Initiation Notice. We received no response from the domestic industry by the deadline date. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). As a result, the Department has determined that no domestic party intends to participate in the sunset reviews. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(A). On September 21, 2010, the Department notified the International Trade Commission in writing that we intended to issue a revocation of the antidumping duty orders. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(2). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Revocation SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(3), if no domestic interested parties respond to a notice of initiation, the Department shall, within 90 days after the initiation of the review, revoke the order. Because no domestic interested party filed a notice of intent to participate in any of the reviews, the Department finds that no domestic interested party is participating in the reviews. Thus, we are revoking the orders on certain stainless steel buttweld pipe fittings from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Effective Date of Revocation Pursuant to sections 751(c)(3)(A) and 751(c)(6)(A)(iii) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to terminate the suspension of liquidation of the merchandise subject to these orders entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after October 20, 2010, the fifth anniversary of the date of publication of the last continuation notice. Entries of subject merchandise prior to the effective date of revocation will continue to be subject to suspension of liquidation and antidumping and deposit requirements. The Department will complete any pending administrative reviews of these orders and will conduct administrative reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation in response to appropriately-filed requests for review. This five-year (‘‘sunset’’) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 1, 2010. Paul Piquado, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–28025 Filed 11–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Nov 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA006 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements; Public Workshops National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of workshop. AGENCY: NMFS, Alaska Region, will present a workshop on seaLandings, a consolidated electronic means of reporting landings and production of commercial groundfish to multiple management agencies for Federal and State fisheries off Alaska, and 2011 recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the Alaska groundfish fisheries and Individual Fishing Quota fisheries. DATES: The workshop will be held on November 29, 2010, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Swedish Cultural Center located at 1920 Dexter Ave., N. Seattle, WA, in the Svea Room located on the Main level. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Hall, 907–586–7462. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop will include a discussion of 2011 recordkeeping and reporting requirements for Alaska groundfish fisheries and Individual Fishing Quota fisheries, and instructions for completing and submitting required reports and logbooks using seaLandings. NMFS will provide a demonstration of the new version of seaLandings for atsea catcher/processors and motherships, and training on how to submit daily production reports, and landing reports with and without Individual Fishing Quota. Beginning in 2011, new regulations implementing Amendment 91 to the Fishery Management Plan for groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Area require American Fisheries Act catcher/processors and any catcher/processor harvesting Community Development Quota pollock to use a NMFS approved electronic logbook in lieu of using the NMFS catcher/processor trawl gear Daily Fishing Logbook. At this workshop, NMFS will provide a demonstration of the trawl catcher/processor electronic logbook in seaLandings. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68325 Special Accommodations These workshops will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Susan Hall, 907– 586–7462, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: November 2, 2010. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–28065 Filed 11–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [ITA–2010–0006] Government Programs to Assist Businesses Protect Their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Foreign Markets; Notice of Extension of Comment Period Office of Intellectual Property Rights, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Extension of Comment Period. AGENCY: The International Trade Administration (ITA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a request for written submissions in the Federal Register of September 30, 2010 (ITA–2010–0006) concerning government programs for protecting the intellectual property rights of U.S. businesses in foreign markets. See 75 FR 60408, Sep. 30, 2010. The agency is conducting a comprehensive review of existing U.S. efforts and seeks public input. This document extends the comment period from October 29, 2010 to November 29, 2010. Comments may be submitted as instructed in the original Federal Register Notice. See ADDRESSES. ITA is taking this action in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments. DATES: Submissions must be received on or before Monday, November 29, 2010. ADDRESSES: All comments should be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal, http://www.regulations.gov, docket number ITA–2010–0006. To submit comments to http:// www.regulations.gov, find the docket by entering the number ITA–2010–0006 in the ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ window at the http://www.regulations.gov home page and click ‘‘Search.’’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-702, A-580-813, A-583-816]


Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Japan, South 
Korea and Taiwan; Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of 
Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: On September 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on 
certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan, South Korea 
and Taiwan. See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 
53664 (September 1, 2010) (Initiation Notice). Because no interested 
domestic party responded to the sunset review notice of initiation by 
the applicable deadline, the Department is revoking the antidumping 
duty orders on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from 
Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

DATES: Effective Date: October 20, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD Office 6, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1391.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Scope of the Orders

Japan

    The products covered by this order include certain stainless steel 
butt-weld pipe fittings. These fittings are used in piping systems for 
chemical plants, pharmaceutical plants, food processing facilities, 
waste-treatment facilities, semiconductor equipment applications, 
nuclear power plants and other areas. This merchandise is classifiable 
under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
subheading 7307.23.00. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for 
convenience and for customs purposes, the written product description 
remains dispositive as to the scope of the order.

South Korea

    The products subject to this order are certain welded stainless 
steel butt-weld pipe fittings, whether finished or unfinished, under 14 
inches in inside diameter. The pipe fittings are used to connect pipe 
sections in piping systems where conditions require welded connections. 
The subject merchandise can be used where one or more of the following 
conditions is a factor in designing the piping system: (1) Corrosion of 
the piping system will occur if material other than stainless steel is 
used; (2) contamination of the material in the system by the system 
itself must be prevented; (3) high temperatures are present; (4) 
extreme low temperatures are present; (5) high pressures are contained 
within the system.
    Stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings come in a variety of 
shapes, and the following five are the most basic: ``elbows,'' 
``tees,'' ``reducers,'' ``stub ends,'' and ``caps.'' The edges of 
finished fittings are beveled. Threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings 
are excluded from the order. The pipe fittings subject to this order 
are classifiable under the HTSUS subheading 7307.23.00. Although the 
HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our 
written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.

Taiwan

    The products subject to the order are certain stainless steel butt-
weld pipe fittings, whether finished or unfinished, under 14 inches in 
inside diameter. The pipe fittings are used to connect pipe sections in 
piping systems where conditions require welded connections. The subject 
merchandise is used where one or more of the following conditions is a 
factor in designing the piping system: (1) Corrosion of the piping 
system will occur if material other than stainless steel is used; (2) 
contamination of the material in the system by the system itself must 
be prevented; (3) high temperatures are present; (4) extreme low 
temperatures are present; and (5) high pressures are contained within 
the system.
    Stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings come in a variety of 
shapes, with the following five shapes the most basic: ``elbows,'' 
``tees,'' ``reducers,'' ``stub ends,'' and ``caps.'' The edges of 
finished fittings are beveled. Threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings 
are excluded from the order. The pipe fittings subject to the order are 
currently classifiable under subheading 7307.23.00 of the HTSUS. 
Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is 
dispositive.
    Stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings manufactured to the 
American Society of Testing and Materials specification A774 are 
included in the scope of this order.

Background

    The Department published its antidumping duty order on certain 
stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan on March 25, 1988. 
See Antidumping Duty Order of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Stainless 
Steel Butt-Weld Pipe and Tube Fittings From Japan, 53 FR 9787 (March 
25, 1988). The Department published its antidumping duty order on 
certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from South Korea on 
February 23, 1993. See Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Welded Stainless 
Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Korea, 58 FR 11029 (February 23, 
1993). The Department published its antidumping duty order on certain 
stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan on June 16, 1993. 
See Amended Final Determination and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain 
Welded Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan, 58 FR 33250 
(June 16, 1993).
    The Department determined that a continuation of the orders was 
warranted in two earlier rounds of sunset reviews. See Certain 
Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Japan, South Korea, and 
Taiwan; Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 70 FR 61119 (October 
20, 2005); Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews: Certain Stainless 
Steel Butt-Weld Pipe and Tube Fittings From Japan, South Korea, and 
Taiwan, 65 FR 5604 (February 4, 2000).
    On September 1, 2010, the Department initiated the current sunset 
reviews pursuant to section 751(c) of the

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Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR part 351, in 
general. See Initiation Notice. We received no response from the 
domestic industry by the deadline date. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). As 
a result, the Department has determined that no domestic party intends 
to participate in the sunset reviews. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(A). 
On September 21, 2010, the Department notified the International Trade 
Commission in writing that we intended to issue a revocation of the 
antidumping duty orders. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(2).

Revocation

    Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(3), if no domestic interested parties respond to 
a notice of initiation, the Department shall, within 90 days after the 
initiation of the review, revoke the order. Because no domestic 
interested party filed a notice of intent to participate in any of the 
reviews, the Department finds that no domestic interested party is 
participating in the reviews. Thus, we are revoking the orders on 
certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan, South Korea 
and Taiwan.

Effective Date of Revocation

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(3)(A) and 751(c)(6)(A)(iii) of the Act, 
and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the Department will instruct U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection to terminate the suspension of liquidation of the 
merchandise subject to these orders entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, on or after October 20, 2010, the fifth anniversary of the 
date of publication of the last continuation notice. Entries of subject 
merchandise prior to the effective date of revocation will continue to 
be subject to suspension of liquidation and antidumping and deposit 
requirements. The Department will complete any pending administrative 
reviews of these orders and will conduct administrative reviews of 
subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation 
in response to appropriately-filed requests for review.
    This five-year (``sunset'') review and this notice are in 
accordance with section 751(c) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: November 1, 2010.
Paul Piquado,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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