Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China: Correction to Notice of Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 22561-22562 [2012-9049]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 73 / Monday, April 16, 2012 / Notices initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on thermal paper from Germany, covering two respondents, Mitsubishi and Koehler.3 Partial Rescission of the 2010–2011 Administrative Review On March 29, 2011, petitioner and Mitsubishi withdrew their respective requests for review of Mitsubishi. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The instant review was initiated on December 30, 2011. See Notice of Initiation. The petitioner and Mitsubishi’s withdrawals of their respective requests for a review of Mitsubishi fall within the 90-day deadline for rescission by the Department, and no other party requested an administrative review of this particular respondent. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), and consistent with our practice, we are rescinding this review with respect to Mitsubishi.4 The instant review will continue with respect to Koehler. 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 double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order emcdonald on DSK29S0YB1PROD with NOTICES This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under an APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 76 FR 82268 (December 30, 2011) (Notice of Initiation). 4 See, e.g., Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 21781 (May 11, 2009). VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:39 Apr 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We have been enjoined from liquidating entries of the subject merchandise produced and/or exported by Mitsubishi. Therefore, we do not intend to issue liquidation instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for such entries entered on or after November 1, 2009, until such time as the preliminary injunction issued on March 17, 2009, is lifted. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: April 5, 2012. Edward C. Yang, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–9059 Filed 4–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–984] Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People’s Republic of China: Correction to Notice of Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: April 16, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Subler and Hermes Pinilla, AD/ CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0189 and (202) 482–3477, respectively. SUMMARY: On March 27, 2012, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published the notice Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 77 FR 18211 (March 27, 2012) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). In the ‘‘Scope of Investigation’’ section of the Initiation Notice, the Department omitted a word and used an incomplete Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) received a countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) petition concerning imports of drawn stainless steel sinks from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) filed in proper form by Elkay Manufacturing Company. See AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22561 Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties Against Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China, dated March 1, 2012. On March 27, 2012, the Department published the Initiation Notice for the investigation. The first paragraph of the ‘‘Scope of Investigation’’ section of the Initiation Notice stated the following: ‘‘Stainless steel sinks with multiple bowls that are joined through a welding operation to form one unit are covered by the scope of the investigation.’’ See Initiation Notice, 77 FR at 18212. The Department inadvertently omitted the word ‘‘drawn’’ from this sentence, as follows: ‘‘Stainless steel sinks with multiple drawn bowls that are joined through a welding operation to form one unit are covered by the scope of the investigation.’’ Furthermore, the last sentence of the ‘‘Scope of Investigation’’ section stated the following: ‘‘The products covered by the investigation are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under statistical reporting number 7324.10.000.’’ The Department inadvertently omitted a zero from the end of this HTSUS number. The correct HTSUS number is 7324.10.0000. Correction The ‘‘Scope of Investigation’’ section below incorporates these two corrections and represents the correct scope of the investigation.1 Scope of Investigation The products covered by the scope of this investigation are stainless steel sinks with single or multiple drawn bowls, with or without drain boards, whether finished or unfinished, regardless of type of finish, gauge, or grade of stainless steel (‘‘Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks’’). Mounting clips, fasteners, seals, and sound-deadening pads are also covered by the scope of this investigation if they are included within the sales price of the Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks.2 For purposes of this scope definition, the term ‘‘drawn’’ refers to a manufacturing process using metal forming technology to produce a smooth basin with seamless, smooth, 1 The Department’s initiation checklist for the investigation contained the correct scope. See Countervailing Duty Investigation Initiation Checklist, Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China (March 21, 2012), at Attachment I. 2 Mounting clips, fasteners, seals, and sounddeadening pads are not covered by the scope of this investigation if they are not included within the sales price of the Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks, regardless of whether they are shipped with or entered with Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 22562 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 73 / Monday, April 16, 2012 / Notices and rounded corners. Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks are available in various shapes and configurations and may be described in a number of ways including flush mount, top mount, or undermount (to indicate the attachment relative to the countertop). Stainless steel sinks with multiple drawn bowls that are joined through a welding operation to form one unit are covered by the scope of the investigation. Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks are covered by the scope of the investigation whether or not they are sold in conjunction with non-subject accessories such as faucets (whether attached or unattached), strainers, strainer sets, rinsing baskets, bottom grids, or other accessories. Excluded from the scope of the investigation are stainless steel sinks with fabricated bowls. Fabricated bowls do not have seamless corners, but rather are made by notching and bending the stainless steel, and then welding and finishing the vertical corners to form the bowls. Stainless steel sinks with fabricated bowls may sometimes be referred to as ‘‘zero radius’’ or ‘‘near zero radius’’ sinks. The products covered by this investigation are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under statistical reporting number 7324.10.0000. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the products under investigation is dispositive of its inclusion as subject merchandise. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: April 6, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–9049 Filed 4–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration emcdonald on DSK29S0YB1PROD with NOTICES [A–570–875] Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Order in Part Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: April 16, 2012. SUMMARY: In accordance with section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:39 Apr 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b), Ford Motor Company (Ford) filed a request for a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on nonmalleable cast iron pipe fittings from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) so that the order can be revoked with respect to a particular brake fluid tube connector (connector). The domestic industry has affirmatively expressed a lack of interest in the continuation of the order with respect to this product. In response to the request, the Department is initiating a changed circumstances review and issuing a notice of preliminary intent to revoke, in part, this order. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zev Primor or Robert Bolling, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–4114 and (202) 482–3434, respectively. Background On April 7, 2003, the Department published an AD order on nonmalleable cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC.1 On March 6, 2012, Ford requested revocation in part of the AD order pursuant to sections 751(b)(1) and 782(h) of the Act, with respect to Ford’s connector. The connector is a ‘‘joint block’’ for brake fluid tubes and is made of non-malleable cast iron to Society of Automotive Engineers (SEA) automotive standard J431. The tubes have an inside diameter of 3.44 millimeters (0.1355 inches) and the inside diameters of the fluid flow channels of the connector are 3.2 millimeters (0.1260 inches) and 3.8 millimeters (0.1496 inches). The end of the tube is forced by pressure over the end of a flared opening in the connector also known as ‘‘flared joint.’’ The flared joint, once made fast, permits brake fluid to flow through channels that never exceed 3.8 millimeters (0.1496 inches) in diameter. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are finished and unfinished non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings with an inside diameter ranging from 1⁄4 inch to 6 inches, whether threaded or unthreaded, regardless of industry or proprietary specifications. The subject fittings include elbows, ells, tees, crosses, and reducers as well as flanged fittings. These pipe fittings are also 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: NonMalleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China, 68 FR 16765 (April 7, 2003). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 known as ‘‘cast iron pipe fittings’’ or ‘‘gray iron pipe fittings.’’ These cast iron pipe fittings are normally produced to ASTM A–126 and ASME B.16.4 specifications and are threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications. Most building codes require that these products are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certified. The scope does not include cast iron soil pipe fittings or grooved fittings or grooved couplings. Fittings that are made out of ductile iron that have the same physical characteristics as the gray or cast iron fittings subject to the scope above or which have the same physical characteristics and are produced to ASME B.16.3, ASME B.16.4, or ASTM A–395 specifications, threaded to ASME B1.20.1 specifications and UL certified, regardless of metallurgical differences between gray and ductile iron, are also included in the scope of the order. These ductile fittings do not include grooved fittings or grooved couplings. Ductile cast iron fittings with mechanical joint ends (MJ), or push on ends (PO), or flanged ends and produced to the American Water Works Association (AWWA) specifications AWWA C110 or AWWA C153 are not included. Imports of subject merchandise are currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers 7307.11.00.30, 7307.11.00.60, 7307.19.30.60, 7307.19.30.85. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.2 Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Order in Part At the request of Ford, and in accordance with sections 751(d)(1) and 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, the Department is initiating a changed circumstances review of non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the PRC to determine whether partial revocation of 2 On April 21, 2009, in consultation with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Department added the following HTSUS classification to the AD/CVD module for pipe fittings: 7326.90.8588. See Memorandum from Abdelali Elouaradia, Office Director, Import Administration, Office 4 to Stephen Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Import Administration regarding the Final Scope Ruling on Black Cast Iron Cast, Green Ductile Flange and Twin Tee, antidumping duty order on non-malleable iron cast pipe fittings from the PRC, dated September 19, 2008. See also Memorandum to the file from Karine Gziryan, Financial Analyst, Office 4, regarding Module Update adding HTSUS number for twin tin fitting included in the scope of antidumping order on non-malleable iron cast pipe fittings from the PRC, dated April 22, 2009. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 73 (Monday, April 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22561-22562]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9049]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-984]


Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China: 
Correction to Notice of Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation

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

DATES: Effective Date: April 16, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Subler and Hermes Pinilla, AD/
CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0189 and (202) 482-3477, respectively.
SUMMARY: On March 27, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
published the notice Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People's 
Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 77 
FR 18211 (March 27, 2012) (``Initiation Notice''). In the ``Scope of 
Investigation'' section of the Initiation Notice, the Department 
omitted a word and used an incomplete Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (``HTSUS'') number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce 
(``Department'') received a countervailing duty (``CVD'') petition 
concerning imports of drawn stainless steel sinks from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC'') filed in proper form by Elkay Manufacturing 
Company. See Petition for the Imposition of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duties Against Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the 
People's Republic of China, dated March 1, 2012. On March 27, 2012, the 
Department published the Initiation Notice for the investigation.
    The first paragraph of the ``Scope of Investigation'' section of 
the Initiation Notice stated the following: ``Stainless steel sinks 
with multiple bowls that are joined through a welding operation to form 
one unit are covered by the scope of the investigation.'' See 
Initiation Notice, 77 FR at 18212. The Department inadvertently omitted 
the word ``drawn'' from this sentence, as follows: ``Stainless steel 
sinks with multiple drawn bowls that are joined through a welding 
operation to form one unit are covered by the scope of the 
investigation.''
    Furthermore, the last sentence of the ``Scope of Investigation'' 
section stated the following: ``The products covered by the 
investigation are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') under statistical reporting 
number 7324.10.000.'' The Department inadvertently omitted a zero from 
the end of this HTSUS number. The correct HTSUS number is 7324.10.0000.

Correction

    The ``Scope of Investigation'' section below incorporates these two 
corrections and represents the correct scope of the investigation.\1\
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    \1\ The Department's initiation checklist for the investigation 
contained the correct scope. See Countervailing Duty Investigation 
Initiation Checklist, Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People's 
Republic of China (March 21, 2012), at Attachment I.
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Scope of Investigation

    The products covered by the scope of this investigation are 
stainless steel sinks with single or multiple drawn bowls, with or 
without drain boards, whether finished or unfinished, regardless of 
type of finish, gauge, or grade of stainless steel (``Drawn Stainless 
Steel Sinks''). Mounting clips, fasteners, seals, and sound-deadening 
pads are also covered by the scope of this investigation if they are 
included within the sales price of the Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks.\2\ 
For purposes of this scope definition, the term ``drawn'' refers to a 
manufacturing process using metal forming technology to produce a 
smooth basin with seamless, smooth,

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and rounded corners. Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks are available in 
various shapes and configurations and may be described in a number of 
ways including flush mount, top mount, or undermount (to indicate the 
attachment relative to the countertop). Stainless steel sinks with 
multiple drawn bowls that are joined through a welding operation to 
form one unit are covered by the scope of the investigation. Drawn 
Stainless Steel Sinks are covered by the scope of the investigation 
whether or not they are sold in conjunction with non-subject 
accessories such as faucets (whether attached or unattached), 
strainers, strainer sets, rinsing baskets, bottom grids, or other 
accessories.
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    \2\ Mounting clips, fasteners, seals, and sound-deadening pads 
are not covered by the scope of this investigation if they are not 
included within the sales price of the Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks, 
regardless of whether they are shipped with or entered with Drawn 
Stainless Steel Sinks.
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    Excluded from the scope of the investigation are stainless steel 
sinks with fabricated bowls. Fabricated bowls do not have seamless 
corners, but rather are made by notching and bending the stainless 
steel, and then welding and finishing the vertical corners to form the 
bowls. Stainless steel sinks with fabricated bowls may sometimes be 
referred to as ``zero radius'' or ``near zero radius'' sinks.
    The products covered by this investigation are currently classified 
in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') 
under statistical reporting number 7324.10.0000. Although the HTSUS 
subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the products under investigation is dispositive 
of its inclusion as subject merchandise.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 777(i) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.

    Dated: April 6, 2012.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-9049 Filed 4-13-12; 8:45 am]
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