Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Korea: Final Results of Expedited Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 27438-27439 [2012-11221]

Download as PDF 27438 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 91 / Thursday, May 10, 2012 / Notices Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3124 or (202) 482– 1785, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2011, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published a notice announcing the opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on lightweight thermal paper from the People’s Republic of China for the period of January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 76 FR 67413 (November 1, 2011). On November 30, 2011, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), the Department received a timely request from Appleton Papers, Inc., the petitioner, to conduct an administrative review of Guandong Guanhao High-Tech Co., Ltd. (‘‘Guanhao’’). On December 30, 2011, the Department published a notice of initiation of a countervailing duty administrative review of Guanhao. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 76 FR 82268 (December 30, 2011). Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. On March 29, 2012, the petitioner withdrew its request for review within the 90-day period. No other party requested a review of Guanhao. Therefore, pursuant in response to the petitioner’s timely withdrawal request, the Department is rescinding this administrative review. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. For Guanhao, countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit rate in effect on the date of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice of rescission of administrative review. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 May 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. 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: May 3, 2012. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary or Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–11344 Filed 5–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–818] Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Korea: Final Results of Expedited Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On January 3, 2012, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the third five-year sunset review of the countervailing duty order on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (‘‘CORE’’) from the Republic of Korea (‘‘Korea’’), pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 77 FR 85 (January 3, 2012) (‘‘Third Sunset Review’’. On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of domestic interested parties, and an inadequate response from respondent interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department has conducted an expedited sunset review of this order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order is likely to lead to continuation or AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: May 10, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Copyak, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2209. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The countervailing duty order on CORE from Korea was published in the Federal Register on August 17, 1993. See Countervailing Duty Orders and Amendments to Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determinations: Certain Steel Products from Korea, 58 FR 43752 (August 17, 1993). On January 3, 2012, the Department initiated the third sunset review of the countervailing duty order on CORE from Korea, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Third Sunset Review. The Department received notices of intent to participate from ArcelorMittal USA, LLC, Nucor Corporation, and United States Steel Corporation (collectively, ‘‘domestic interested parties’’), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). Domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as U.S. producers engaged in the manufacture, production, or wholesale of CORE in the United States. The Department received a complete substantive response from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). However, the Department did not receive a substantive response from any respondent interested party to this proceeding. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited review of the order. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order includes flat-rolled carbon steel products, of rectangular shape, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosionresistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickel- or ironbased alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances in addition to the metallic coating, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers) and of a width of E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 91 / Thursday, May 10, 2012 / Notices 0.5 inch or greater, or in straight lengths which, if of a thickness less than 4.75 millimeters, are of a width of 0.5 inch or greater and which measures at least 10 times the thickness or if of a thickness of 4.75 millimeters or more are of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness, as currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under item numbers 7210.31.0000, 7210.39.0000, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0090, 7210.60.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.1000, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.21.0000, 7212.29.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7212.60.0000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 7217.12.1000, 7217.13.1000, 7217.19.1000, 7217.19.5000, 7217.22.5000, 7217.23.5000, 7217.29.1000, 7217.29.5000, 7217.32.5000, 7217.33.5000, 7217.39.1000, and 7217.39.5000. Included in the order are flat-rolled products of non-rectangular crosssection where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’)—for example, products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges. Excluded from the order are flat-rolled steel products either plated or coated with tin, lead, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (‘‘terne plate’’), or both chromium and chromium oxides (‘‘tinfree steel’’), whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances in addition to the metallic coating. Excluded from the order are clad products in straight lengths of 0.1875 inch or more in composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness. Also excluded from the order are certain clad stainless flatrolled products, which are three-layered corrosion-resistant carbon steel flatrolled products less than 4.75 millimeters in composite thickness that consist of a carbon steel flat-rolled product clad on both sides with stainless steel in a 20%–60%–20% ratio. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 May 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 Memorandum (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’) from Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated concurrently with this notice, which is hereby adopted by this notice. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review 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 ACCESS’’). Access to IA ACCESS is available in the Central Records Unit, room 7046, of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The electronic versions of the Decision Memorandum in IA ACCESS and on the Web are identical in content. 27439 with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: May 2, 2012. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–11221 Filed 5–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will hold a meeting via teleconference on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to Final Results of Review finalize the Committee’s draft annual The Department determines that report to the NIST Director. Any draft revocation of the countervailing duty meeting materials will be posted on the order on CORE from Korea is likely to NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/. lead to continuation or recurrence of Interested members of the public will be countervailable subsidies at the able to participate in the meeting from following countervailing duty rates: remote locations by calling into a central phone number. Net subsidy DATES: The ACEHR will hold a meeting Manufacturer/exporter margin (percent) via teleconference on Friday, June 1, 2012, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Eastern Pohang Iron and Steel ComTime. pany .................................. 0.57 ADDRESSES: Questions regarding the Dongbu Steel Ltd. ................. 0.75 Country-Wide 1 ...................... 1.26 meeting should be sent to National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program 1 Union Steel Manufacturing Co. was excluded from the order on the basis of a de Director, National Institute of Standards minimis net subsidy rate. See Certain Cold- and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive Mail Rolled and Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, Maryland Flat Products From Korea: Amended Final Af- 20899–8604. For instructions on how to firmative Countervailing Duty Determinations in Accordance with Decision Upon Remand, participate in the meeting, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 66 FR 16656 (March 27, 2001). of this notice. Notification Regarding Administrative FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Protective Order Jack Hayes, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Director, This notice serves as the only National Institute of Standards and reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, Maryland of their responsibility concerning the 20899–8604. Dr. Hayes’ email address is return or destruction of proprietary jack.hayes@nist.gov and his phone information disclosed under APO in number is (301) 975–5640. accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of return/ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The destruction of APO materials or Committee was established in conversion to judicial protective order is accordance with the requirements of hereby requested. Failure to comply Section 103 of the NEHRP with the regulations and the terms of an Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Pub. L. APO is a sanctionable violation. 108–360). The Committee is composed We are issuing and publishing these of 12 members appointed by the final results and notice in accordance Director of NIST, who were selected for PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-818]


Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From 
Korea: Final Results of Expedited Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: On January 3, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published in the Federal Register the notice of 
initiation of the third five-year sunset review of the countervailing 
duty order on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products 
(``CORE'') from the Republic of Korea (``Korea''), pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See 
Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 77 FR 85 (January 3, 2012) 
(``Third Sunset Review''. On the basis of a notice of intent to 
participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of 
domestic interested parties, and an inadequate response from respondent 
interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department has 
conducted an expedited sunset review of this order pursuant to section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of 
this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the 
countervailing duty order is likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the 
``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: May 10, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Copyak, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2209.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The countervailing duty order on CORE from Korea was published in 
the Federal Register on August 17, 1993. See Countervailing Duty Orders 
and Amendments to Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determinations: 
Certain Steel Products from Korea, 58 FR 43752 (August 17, 1993). On 
January 3, 2012, the Department initiated the third sunset review of 
the countervailing duty order on CORE from Korea, pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Act. See Third Sunset Review. The Department received 
notices of intent to participate from ArcelorMittal USA, LLC, Nucor 
Corporation, and United States Steel Corporation (collectively, 
``domestic interested parties''), within the deadline specified in 19 
CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). Domestic interested parties claimed interested 
party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as U.S. producers 
engaged in the manufacture, production, or wholesale of CORE in the 
United States.
    The Department received a complete substantive response from the 
domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 
CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). However, the Department did not receive a 
substantive response from any respondent interested party to this 
proceeding. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an 
expedited review of the order.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order includes flat-rolled carbon 
steel products, of rectangular shape, either clad, plated, or coated 
with corrosion-resistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, 
aluminum-, nickel- or iron-based alloys, whether or not corrugated or 
painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic 
substances in addition to the metallic coating, in coils (whether or 
not in successively superimposed layers) and of a width of

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0.5 inch or greater, or in straight lengths which, if of a thickness 
less than 4.75 millimeters, are of a width of 0.5 inch or greater and 
which measures at least 10 times the thickness or if of a thickness of 
4.75 millimeters or more are of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters 
and measures at least twice the thickness, as currently classifiable in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') under 
item numbers 7210.31.0000, 7210.39.0000, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 
7210.49.0090, 7210.60.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 
7210.90.1000, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.21.0000, 7212.29.0000, 
7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 
7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7212.60.0000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.5000, 
7217.12.1000, 7217.13.1000, 7217.19.1000, 7217.19.5000, 7217.22.5000, 
7217.23.5000, 7217.29.1000, 7217.29.5000, 7217.32.5000, 7217.33.5000, 
7217.39.1000, and 7217.39.5000. Included in the order are flat-rolled 
products of non-rectangular cross-section where such cross-section is 
achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., products which have 
been ``worked after rolling'')--for example, products which have been 
beveled or rounded at the edges. Excluded from the order are flat-
rolled steel products either plated or coated with tin, lead, chromium, 
chromium oxides, both tin and lead (``terne plate''), or both chromium 
and chromium oxides (``tin-free steel''), whether or not painted, 
varnished or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances in 
addition to the metallic coating. Excluded from the order are clad 
products in straight lengths of 0.1875 inch or more in composite 
thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at 
least twice the thickness. Also excluded from the order are certain 
clad stainless flat-rolled products, which are three-layered corrosion-
resistant carbon steel flat-rolled products less than 4.75 millimeters 
in composite thickness that consist of a carbon steel flat-rolled 
product clad on both sides with stainless steel in a 20%-60%-20% ratio. 
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by the 
order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum (``Decision Memorandum'') from Gary Taverman, 
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Import Administration, dated concurrently with this notice, which is 
hereby adopted by this notice. Parties can find a complete discussion 
of all issues raised in this review 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 
ACCESS''). Access to IA ACCESS is available in the Central Records 
Unit, room 7046, of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete 
version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web 
at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The electronic versions of the Decision 
Memorandum in IA ACCESS and on the Web are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    The Department determines that revocation of the countervailing 
duty order on CORE from Korea is likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following countervailing 
duty rates:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Net subsidy
                  Manufacturer/exporter                       margin
                                                             (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pohang Iron and Steel Company...........................            0.57
Dongbu Steel Ltd........................................            0.75
Country-Wide \1\........................................            1.26
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\1\ Union Steel Manufacturing Co. was excluded from the order on the
  basis of a de minimis net subsidy rate. See Certain Cold-Rolled and
  Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Korea: Amended
  Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determinations in Accordance
  with Decision Upon Remand, 66 FR 16656 (March 27, 2001).

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to 
judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with 
the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.
    We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: May 2, 2012.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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