Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines: Final Results of the Expedited Second Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders, 14002-14004 [2012-5672]

Download as PDF 14002 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 46 / Thursday, March 8, 2012 / Notices of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the Suspension Agreement. The effective date of continuation will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this Continuation Notice. Pursuant to sections 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year sunset review of this Suspension Agreement not later than February 2017. This five-year (sunset) review and notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 2, 2012. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–5671 Filed 3–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–552–813] Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: March 8, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4014, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202– 482–1009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On January 18, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the countervailing duty investigation of steel wire garment hangers from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. See Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 77 FR 3737 (January 25, 2012). Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than March 23, 2012. Postponement of Due Date for Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Mar 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, if the Department concludes that the parties concerned in the investigation are cooperating and determines that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act allows the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the administering authority initiated the investigation. The Department has determined that the parties involved in the proceeding are cooperating and that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated. See section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act. Specifically, the Department is currently investigating alleged subsidy programs involving loans, grants, income tax incentives, and the provision of goods or services for less than adequate remuneration. Due to the number and complexity of the alleged countervailable subsidy practices being investigated, it is not practicable to complete the preliminary determination of this investigation within the original time limit (i.e., by March 23, 2012). Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are fully extending the due date for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the day on which the investigation was initiated. However, as that date falls on a Sunday (i.e., May 27, 2012) and is followed by a federal holiday on Monday, May 28, 2012, the deadline for completion of the preliminary determination is now Tuesday, May 29, 2012, the next business day. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act. Dated: March 2, 2012. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–5686 Filed 3–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–828, A–557–809, A–565–801] Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines: Final Results of the Expedited Second Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On November 1, 2011, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld pipe fittings) from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On the basis of notices of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of domestic interested parties, and no adequate response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted expedited (120day) sunset reviews of these antidumping duty orders. As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels identified below in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Reviews’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: March 8, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dena Crossland or Angelica Mendoza, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3362 or (202) 482– 3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background On November 1, 2011, the Department initiated the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on buttweld pipe fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation Notice. On November 16, 2011, the Department received notices of intent to participate from four domestic interested parties, Core Pipe Products, Inc. (formerly Gerlin, Inc.), Ezeflow USA Inc.— Flowline Division (formerly Flowline Division of Markovitz Enterprises, Inc.), Shaw Alloy Piping Products, Inc., and Taylor Forge Stainless, Inc. (collectively, domestic interested parties), within the deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department’s regulations. Domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as U.S. producers of a domestic like product. On December 1, 2011, we received an adequate substantive response from domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(3)(i) of the Department’s 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 76 FR 67412 (November 1, 2011) (Initiation Notice). E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 14003 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 46 / Thursday, March 8, 2012 / Notices wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES regulations. Additionally on December 1, 2011, we received an incomplete response to the Department’s initiation notice of the five-year sunset review of butt-weld pipe fittings from Italy from respondent interested party Filmag Italia, srl (Filmag). In its incomplete response, Filmag also requested a oneweek extension for gathering and submitting the required information for a substantive response. On December 5, 2011, we notified Filmag that in light of the Department’s statutory requirement to issue timely determinations in these sunset reviews, and given the fact that parties were afforded ample time in which to provide complete substantive responses, we were unable to grant Filmag’s extension request.2 On December 6, 2011, we notified Filmag that it did not include a representative certification in its December 1, 2011, submission, and requested that Filmag resubmit its December 1, 2011, submission, with all of the proper certifications, by December 7, 2011.3 On December 7, 2011, Filmag resubmitted its December 1, 2011, submission, which included all of the proper certifications. On December 13, 2011, because Filmag did not provide any volume data to show that its exports accounted for more than 50 percent of the total exports of subject merchandise to the United States over the relevant five-year period pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(A), we determined its December 1, 2011, response to be inadequate.4 We did not receive any substantive response from any other respondent interested parties with respect to the antidumping duty orders on butt-weld pipe fittings from Italy, Malaysia, or the Philippines. Additionally, we did not receive any rebuttal response from any respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) of the Department’s regulations, the Department conducted expedited sunset reviews of these orders.5 2 See Letter to Filmag Italia, srl, from Angelica L. Mendoza, Program Manager, Office 7, AD/CVD Operations, dated December 5, 2011. 3 See Letter to Filmag Italia, srl, from Angelica L. Mendoza, Program Manager, Office 7, AD/CVD Operations, dated December 6, 2011. 4 See Memorandum to Richard O. Weible, Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, ‘‘Adequacy Determination in the Second Five-Year ‘Sunset Review’ (2006 through 2010) of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings (SSBWPFs) from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines,’’ dated December 13, 2011 (Adequacy Determination Memorandum). 5 See Letter to Catherine DeFilippo, Director, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, from Edward C. Yang, Senior Director, China/NME, AD/CVD Operations, entitled ‘‘Sunset VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Mar 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 On January 6, 2012, domestic interested parties submitted a letter to the Department in support of the Department’s Letter to the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Department’s Adequacy Determination Memorandum. Additionally, in their January 6, 2012, letter, domestic interested parties reiterated that the Department should find that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on buttweld pipe fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the margins indicated in domestic interested parties’ substantive response. Scope of the Orders For purposes of the orders, the product covered is certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld fittings). Butt-weld pipe fittings are under 14 inches in outside diameter (based on nominal pipe size), whether finished or unfinished. The product encompasses all grades of stainless steel and ‘‘commodity’’ and ‘‘specialty’’ fittings. Specifically excluded from the definition are threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings, and fittings made from any material other than stainless steel. The butt-weld fittings subject to the orders are generally designated under specification ASTM A403/A403M, the standard specification for Wrought Austenitic Stainless Steel Piping Fittings, or its foreign equivalents (e.g., DIN or JIS specifications). This specification covers two general classes of fittings, WP and CR, of wrought austenitic stainless steel fittings of seamless and welded construction covered by the latest revision of ANSI B16.9, ANSI B16.11, and ANSI B16.28. Butt-weld fittings manufactured to specification ASTM A774, or its foreign equivalents, are also covered by the orders. The orders do not apply to cast fittings. Cast austenitic stainless steel pipe fittings are covered by specifications A351/A351M, A743/ 743M, and A744/A744M. The butt-weld fittings subject to the orders are currently classifiable under subheading 7307.23.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the orders is dispositive. Reviews Initiated on November 1, 2011,’’ dated December 8, 2011 (Letter to the U.S. International Trade Commission). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these cases are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Second Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Stainless Steel ButtWeld Pipe Fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Import Administration, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated February 29, 2012 (Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail if the orders were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file electronically via Import Administration’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (IA ACESS). Access to IA ACCESS is available in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Reviews The Department determines that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on butt-weld pipe fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following percentage weighted-average margins: Manufacturers/exporters/ producers Italy: Coprosider S.p.A ................... All Others .............................. Malaysia: Kanzen Tetsu Sdn. Bhd ........ All Others .............................. The Philippines: Enlin Steel Corporation ......... Tung Fong Industrial Co., Inc All Others .............................. E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 Weightedaverage margin (percent) 26.59 26.59 7.51 7.51 33.81 7.59 7.59 14004 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 46 / Thursday, March 8, 2012 / Notices Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under administrative protection order in accordance with section 351.305 of the Department’s regulations. Timely notification of the return or destruction of administrative protective order materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an administrative protective order is a violation which is subject to sanction. The Department is issuing and publishing the final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 29, 2012. Ronald K. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-475-828, A-557-809, A-565-801]


Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and 
the Philippines: Final Results of the Expedited Second Five-Year 
(``Sunset'') Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: On November 1, 2011, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on 
stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld pipe fittings) from 
Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ On the basis of notices of 
intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed on 
behalf of domestic interested parties, and no adequate response from 
respondent interested parties, the Department conducted expedited (120-
day) sunset reviews of these antidumping duty orders. As a result of 
these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the 
antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping at the levels identified below in the ``Final 
Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 76 FR 67412 
(November 1, 2011) (Initiation Notice).

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DATES: Effective Date: March 8, 2012.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 1, 2011, the Department initiated the second sunset 
reviews of the antidumping duty orders on butt-weld pipe fittings from 
Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Act. See Initiation Notice. On November 16, 2011, the Department 
received notices of intent to participate from four domestic interested 
parties, Core Pipe Products, Inc. (formerly Gerlin, Inc.), Ezeflow USA 
Inc.--Flowline Division (formerly Flowline Division of Markovitz 
Enterprises, Inc.), Shaw Alloy Piping Products, Inc., and Taylor Forge 
Stainless, Inc. (collectively, domestic interested parties), within the 
deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department's 
regulations. Domestic interested parties claimed interested party 
status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as U.S. producers of a 
domestic like product.
    On December 1, 2011, we received an adequate substantive response 
from domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified 
in section 351.218(d)(3)(i) of the Department's

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regulations. Additionally on December 1, 2011, we received an 
incomplete response to the Department's initiation notice of the five-
year sunset review of butt-weld pipe fittings from Italy from 
respondent interested party Filmag Italia, srl (Filmag). In its 
incomplete response, Filmag also requested a one-week extension for 
gathering and submitting the required information for a substantive 
response. On December 5, 2011, we notified Filmag that in light of the 
Department's statutory requirement to issue timely determinations in 
these sunset reviews, and given the fact that parties were afforded 
ample time in which to provide complete substantive responses, we were 
unable to grant Filmag's extension request.\2\
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    \2\ See Letter to Filmag Italia, srl, from Angelica L. Mendoza, 
Program Manager, Office 7, AD/CVD Operations, dated December 5, 
2011.
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    On December 6, 2011, we notified Filmag that it did not include a 
representative certification in its December 1, 2011, submission, and 
requested that Filmag resubmit its December 1, 2011, submission, with 
all of the proper certifications, by December 7, 2011.\3\ On December 
7, 2011, Filmag resubmitted its December 1, 2011, submission, which 
included all of the proper certifications.
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    \3\ See Letter to Filmag Italia, srl, from Angelica L. Mendoza, 
Program Manager, Office 7, AD/CVD Operations, dated December 6, 
2011.
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    On December 13, 2011, because Filmag did not provide any volume 
data to show that its exports accounted for more than 50 percent of the 
total exports of subject merchandise to the United States over the 
relevant five-year period pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(A), we 
determined its December 1, 2011, response to be inadequate.\4\
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    \4\ See Memorandum to Richard O. Weible, Director, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 7, ``Adequacy Determination in the Second Five-
Year `Sunset Review' (2006 through 2010) of the Antidumping Duty 
Orders on Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings (SSBWPFs) from 
Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines,'' dated December 13, 2011 
(Adequacy Determination Memorandum).
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    We did not receive any substantive response from any other 
respondent interested parties with respect to the antidumping duty 
orders on butt-weld pipe fittings from Italy, Malaysia, or the 
Philippines. Additionally, we did not receive any rebuttal response 
from any respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to 
section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) of 
the Department's regulations, the Department conducted expedited sunset 
reviews of these orders.\5\
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    \5\ See Letter to Catherine DeFilippo, Director, Office of 
Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, from Edward C. 
Yang, Senior Director, China/NME, AD/CVD Operations, entitled 
``Sunset Reviews Initiated on November 1, 2011,'' dated December 8, 
2011 (Letter to the U.S. International Trade Commission).
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    On January 6, 2012, domestic interested parties submitted a letter 
to the Department in support of the Department's Letter to the U.S. 
International Trade Commission and the Department's Adequacy 
Determination Memorandum. Additionally, in their January 6, 2012, 
letter, domestic interested parties reiterated that the Department 
should find that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on butt-weld 
pipe fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines would be likely 
to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the margins 
indicated in domestic interested parties' substantive response.

Scope of the Orders

    For purposes of the orders, the product covered is certain 
stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld fittings). Butt-weld 
pipe fittings are under 14 inches in outside diameter (based on nominal 
pipe size), whether finished or unfinished. The product encompasses all 
grades of stainless steel and ``commodity'' and ``specialty'' fittings. 
Specifically excluded from the definition are threaded, grooved, and 
bolted fittings, and fittings made from any material other than 
stainless steel.
    The butt-weld fittings subject to the orders are generally 
designated under specification ASTM A403/A403M, the standard 
specification for Wrought Austenitic Stainless Steel Piping Fittings, 
or its foreign equivalents (e.g., DIN or JIS specifications). This 
specification covers two general classes of fittings, WP and CR, of 
wrought austenitic stainless steel fittings of seamless and welded 
construction covered by the latest revision of ANSI B16.9, ANSI B16.11, 
and ANSI B16.28. Butt-weld fittings manufactured to specification ASTM 
A774, or its foreign equivalents, are also covered by the orders.
    The orders do not apply to cast fittings. Cast austenitic stainless 
steel pipe fittings are covered by specifications A351/A351M, A743/
743M, and A744/A744M.
    The butt-weld fittings subject to the orders are currently 
classifiable under subheading 7307.23.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings 
are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the scope of the orders is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these cases are addressed in the ``Issues and 
Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Second Five-
Year (``Sunset'') Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Stainless 
Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the 
Philippines'' from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Import Administration, 
to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, dated February 29, 2012 (Decision Memorandum), which is 
hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision 
Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of 
dumping and the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail if the orders 
were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues 
raised in these sunset reviews and the corresponding recommendations in 
this public memorandum, which is on file electronically via Import 
Administration's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized 
Electronic Service System (IA ACESS). Access to IA ACCESS is available 
in the Central Records Unit, room 7046 of the main Department of 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Decision Memorandum and the electronic 
versions of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Sunset Reviews

    The Department determines that revocation of the antidumping duty 
orders on butt-weld pipe fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the 
Philippines would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping 
at the following percentage weighted-average margins:

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                                                               average
             Manufacturers/exporters/ producers                 margin
                                                              (percent)
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Italy:
  Coprosider S.p.A.........................................        26.59
  All Others...............................................        26.59
Malaysia:
  Kanzen Tetsu Sdn. Bhd....................................         7.51
  All Others...............................................         7.51
The Philippines:
  Enlin Steel Corporation..................................        33.81
  Tung Fong Industrial Co., Inc............................         7.59
  All Others...............................................         7.59
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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order of their responsibility concerning the 
return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under 
administrative protection order in accordance with section 351.305 of 
the Department's regulations. Timely notification of the return or 
destruction of administrative protective order materials or conversion 
to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply 
with the regulations and terms of an administrative protective order is 
a violation which is subject to sanction.
    The Department is issuing and publishing the final results and 
notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the 
Act.

    Dated: February 29, 2012.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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