Galvanized Steel Wire From China and Mexico; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Investigations, 72721-72722 [2011-30377]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2011 / Notices By order of the Commission. Issued: November 18, 2011. James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–30317 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–479 (Final) and 731–TA–1183–1184 (Final)] Galvanized Steel Wire From China and Mexico; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Investigations United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of countervailing duty investigation No. 701–TA–479 (Final) under section 705(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)) (the Act) and the final phase of antidumping investigation Nos. 731–TA–1183–1184 (Final) under section 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of subsidized and less-than-fairvalue imports from China and Mexico of galvanized steel wire, provided for in subheading 7217.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.1 For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the investigations, hearing procedures, and wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 For purposes of these investigations, the Department of Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as galvanized steel wire which is a cold- drawn carbon quality steel product in coils, of solid, circular cross section with an actual diameter of 0.5842 mm (0.0230 inch) or more, plated or coated with zinc (whether by hot-dipping or electroplating). Steel products to be included in the scope of this investigation, 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 two 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 0.02 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. Specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation is galvanized steel wire in coils of 15 feet or less which is pre-packed in individual retail packages. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C (19 CFR part 207). DATES: Effective Date: November 4, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela M.W. Newell (202) 708–5409), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these investigations may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—The final phase of these investigations is being scheduled as a result of affirmative preliminary determinations by the Department of Commerce that certain benefits which constitute subsidies within the meaning of section 703 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b) are being provided to manufacturers, producers, or exporters in China of galvanized steel wire, and that such products are being sold in the United States at less than fair value within the meaning of section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b). The investigations were requested in a petition filed on March 31, 2011, by Davis Wire Corporation, Irwindale, CA; Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc., Johnstown, PA; Mid-South Wire Company, Inc, Nashville, TN; National Standard, LLC, Niles, MI; and Oklahoma Steel & Wire Company, Inc., Madill, OK. Participation in the investigations and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of these investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance during the preliminary phase of the investigations need not file an additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary will PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72721 maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in the final phase of these investigations available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the investigations, provided that the application is made no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. § 1677(9), who are parties to the investigations. A party granted access to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not reapply for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Staff report.—The prehearing staff report in the final phase of these investigations will be placed in the nonpublic record on March 8, 2012, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.22 of the Commission’s rules. Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on March 22, 2012, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before March 19, 2012. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should attend a prehearing conference to be held at 9:30 a.m. on March 19, 2012, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 207.24 of the Commission’s rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 business days prior to the date of the hearing. Written submissions.—Each party who is an interested party shall submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the Commission’s rules; the deadline for filing is March 15, 2012. Parties may also file written testimony in connection E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 72722 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2011 / Notices with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission’s rules, and posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 207.25 of the Commission’s rules. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is March 29, 2012; witness testimony must be filed no later than three days before the hearing. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the investigations may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the investigations, including statements of support or opposition to the petition, on or before March 29, 2012. On April 16, 2012, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before April 18, 2012, but such final comments must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with section 207.30 of the Commission’s rules. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. Please consult the Commission’s rules, as amended, 76 FR 61937 (Oct. 6, 2011) and the Commission’s Handbook on Filing Procedures, 76 FR 62092 (Oct. 6, 2011), available on the Commission’s Web site at http://edis.usitc.gov. Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission’s rules, shall not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a Commissioner or Commission staff. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the investigations must be served on all other parties to the investigations (as identified by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 Issued: November 21, 2011. James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [FR Doc. 2011–30377 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] [Investigation No. 337–TA–815] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P Certain Projectors With ControlledAngle Optical Retarders, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Institution of Investigation INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–624 and 625 (Third Review)] U.S. International Trade Commission ACTION: Notice. Helical Spring Lock Washers From China and Taiwan SUMMARY: AGENCY: Determination On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject five-year reviews, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on helical spring lock washers from China and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.2 Background The Commission instituted these reviews on June 1, 2011 (76 FR 31629) and determined on September 6, 2011, that it would conduct expedited reviews (76 FR 57075, September 15, 2011). The Commission transmitted its determinations in these reviews to the Secretary of Commerce on November 18, 2011. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4276 (November 2011), entitled Helical Spring Lock Washers from China and Taiwan: Investigation Nos. 731–TA–624 and 625 (Third Review). By order of the Commission. Issued: November 18, 2011. James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–30319 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun and Commissioner Daniel R. Pearson dissenting with respect to helical spring lock washers from Taiwan. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 21, 2011, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Compound Photonics Ltd. of the United Kingdom and Compound Photonics U.S. Corporation of Phoenix, Arizona. A supplement to the Complaint was filed on November 2, 2011. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain projectors with controlled-angle optical retarders, components thereof, and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,829,027 (‘‘the ‘027 patent’’). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists or is in the process of being established as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue an exclusion order and cease and desist orders. The complaint and supplement, except for any confidential information contained therein, are available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http:// www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-479 (Final) and 731-TA-1183-1184 (Final)]


Galvanized Steel Wire From China and Mexico; Scheduling of the 
Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Investigations

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the 
final phase of countervailing duty investigation No. 701-TA-479 (Final) 
under section 705(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)) 
(the Act) and the final phase of antidumping investigation Nos. 731-TA-
1183-1184 (Final) under section 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) 
to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially 
injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an 
industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of 
subsidized and less-than-fair-value imports from China and Mexico of 
galvanized steel wire, provided for in subheading 7217.20 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.\1\
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    \1\ For purposes of these investigations, the Department of 
Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as galvanized steel 
wire which is a cold- drawn carbon quality steel product in coils, 
of solid, circular cross section with an actual diameter of 0.5842 
mm (0.0230 inch) or more, plated or coated with zinc (whether by 
hot-dipping or electroplating). Steel products to be included in the 
scope of this investigation, 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 two 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 0.02 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. Specifically excluded from the scope of this 
investigation is galvanized steel wire in coils of 15 feet or less 
which is pre-packed in individual retail packages.
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    For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the 
investigations, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, 
consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, 
subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C 
(19 CFR part 207).

DATES: Effective Date: November 4, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela M.W. Newell (202) 708-5409), 
Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain 
information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal 
on (202) 205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need 
special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact 
the Office of the Secretary at (202) 205-2000. General information 
concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its 
Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for these 
investigations may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket 
(EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background.--The final phase of these investigations is being 
scheduled as a result of affirmative preliminary determinations by the 
Department of Commerce that certain benefits which constitute subsidies 
within the meaning of section 703 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b) are 
being provided to manufacturers, producers, or exporters in China of 
galvanized steel wire, and that such products are being sold in the 
United States at less than fair value within the meaning of section 733 
of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b). The investigations were requested in a 
petition filed on March 31, 2011, by Davis Wire Corporation, Irwindale, 
CA; Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc., Johnstown, PA; Mid-South Wire 
Company, Inc, Nashville, TN; National Standard, LLC, Niles, MI; and 
Oklahoma Steel & Wire Company, Inc., Madill, OK.
    Participation in the investigations and public service list.--
Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if 
the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer 
organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of these 
investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the 
Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the 
Commission's rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date 
specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance 
during the preliminary phase of the investigations need not file an 
additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary 
will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses 
of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the 
investigations.
    Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.--
Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary 
will make BPI gathered in the final phase of these investigations 
available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the 
investigations, provided that the application is made no later than 21 
days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized 
applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 
Sec.  1677(9), who are parties to the investigations. A party granted 
access to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not 
reapply for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by 
the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the 
APO.
    Staff report.--The prehearing staff report in the final phase of 
these investigations will be placed in the nonpublic record on March 8, 
2012, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to 
section 207.22 of the Commission's rules.
    Hearing.--The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the 
final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on March 22, 
2012, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests to 
appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to 
the Commission on or before March 19, 2012. A nonparty who has 
testimony that may aid the Commission's deliberations may request 
permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and 
nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral 
presentations should attend a prehearing conference to be held at 9:30 
a.m. on March 19, 2012, at the U.S. International Trade Commission 
Building. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the 
public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 
207.24 of the Commission's rules. Parties must submit any request to 
present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 
business days prior to the date of the hearing.
    Written submissions.--Each party who is an interested party shall 
submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must 
conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the Commission's 
rules; the deadline for filing is March 15, 2012. Parties may also file 
written testimony in connection

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with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in section 207.24 
of the Commission's rules, and posthearing briefs, which must conform 
with the provisions of section 207.25 of the Commission's rules. The 
deadline for filing posthearing briefs is March 29, 2012; witness 
testimony must be filed no later than three days before the hearing. In 
addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to 
the investigations may submit a written statement of information 
pertinent to the subject of the investigations, including statements of 
support or opposition to the petition, on or before March 29, 2012. On 
April 16, 2012, the Commission will make available to parties all 
information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. 
Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before 
April 18, 2012, but such final comments must not contain new factual 
information and must otherwise comply with section 207.30 of the 
Commission's rules. All written submissions must conform with the 
provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's rules; any submissions 
that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of sections 
201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission's rules. Please consult the 
Commission's rules, as amended, 76 FR 61937 (Oct. 6, 2011) and the 
Commission's Handbook on Filing Procedures, 76 FR 62092 (Oct. 6, 2011), 
available on the Commission's Web site at http://edis.usitc.gov.
    Additional written submissions to the Commission, including 
requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission's rules, shall 
not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such 
submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request 
by a Commissioner or Commission staff.
    In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission's 
rules, each document filed by a party to the investigations must be 
served on all other parties to the investigations (as identified by 
either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service 
must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for 
filing without a certificate of service.

    Authority: These investigations are being conducted under 
authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is 
published pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

     Issued: November 21, 2011.
James R. Holbein,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2011-30377 Filed 11-23-11; 8:45 am]
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