Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India, Indonesia, and Thailand: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews, 16252-16254 [2013-05932]

Download as PDF 16252 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 50 / Thursday, March 14, 2013 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of all entries of hardwood and decorative plywood from the PRC that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, and to require a cash deposit for such entries of merchandise in the amounts indicated above. Because the subsidy rates for Dongfang, San Fortune, and Senda are de minimis, liquidation will not be suspended and no cash deposits will be required for merchandise that are produced and exported by Dongfang, San Fortune, and Senda. In accordance with sections 703(d) and 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act, for companies not investigated, we apply an ‘‘all-others’’ rate, which is normally calculated by weighting the subsidy rates of the individual companies selected as respondents by those companies’ exports of the subject merchandise to the United States. Under section 705(c)(5)(i) of the Act, the allothers rate should exclude zero and de minimis rates calculated for the exporters and producers individually investigated. Where the rates for the investigated companies are all zero or de minimis, section 705(c)(5)(A)(ii) of the Act instructs the Department to establish an all-others rate using ‘‘any reasonable method.’’ We preliminarily determine that a reasonable method for establishing the all-others rate is to calculate a simple average of the subsidy rates for all companies to which an individual subsidy rate was applied. Disclosure and Public Comment The Department will disclose calculations performed for this preliminary determination to the parties within five days of the date of public announcement of this determination in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Case briefs or other written comments for all non-scope issues may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration no later than seven days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in this proceeding, and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.5 Following the publication of the preliminary determination in the companion AD investigation, the Department will establish a separate briefing schedule for scope issues. Parties must file separate and identical documents on both the AD and CVD records for any briefs related to scope 5 See 19 CFR 351.309. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Mar 13, 2013 only. Additionally, the Department intends to address specific scope exclusion requests in the preliminary determination of the companion AD investigation. A table of contents, list of authorities used and an executive summary of issues should accompany any briefs submitted to the Department. This summary should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, filed electronically using IA ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department’s electronic records system, IA ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.6 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number; the number of participants; and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a date, time and location to be determined. Parties will be notified of the date, time and location of any hearing. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of our determination. In addition, we are making available to the ITC all nonprivileged and non-proprietary information relating to this investigation. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or under an administrative protective order, without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. In accordance with section 705(b)(2) of the Act, if our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination within 45 days after the Department makes its final determination. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act. 6 See Jkt 229001 PO 00000 19 CFR 351.310(c). Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 7, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Scope Comments. 2. Scope of the Investigation. 3. Respondent Selection. 4. Injury Test. 5. Application of Countervailing Duty Law to Imports from the PRC. 6. Subsidies Valuation. 7. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences. 8. Analysis of Programs. 9. Verification. [FR Doc. 2013–05929 Filed 3–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–821; C–560–813; C–549–818] Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India, Indonesia, and Thailand: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated the second sunset reviews of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) orders on certain hotrolled carbon steel flat products (‘‘HR steel’’) from India, Indonesia, and Thailand pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). On the basis of notices of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and inadequate responses from respondent interested parties (in these cases, no responses), the Department conducted expedited sunset reviews of these CVD orders pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Reviews’’ section of this notice. DATES: Effective Date: March 14, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Greynolds (India and Indonesia), Hilary Sadler or Dana Mermelstein (Thailand), AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 50 / Thursday, March 14, 2013 / Notices Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6071, (202) 482– 4340 or 482–1391, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On November 5, 2012, the Department initiated sunset reviews of the CVD orders on HR steel from India, Indonesia, and Thailand, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.1 The Department received a notice of intent to participate in each of these reviews from the following domestic interested parties: United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel); ArcelorMittal USA, LLC (ArcelorMittal); Nucor Corporation (Nucor); Gallatin Steel (Gallatin); Steel Dynamics Inc. (Steel Dynamics), and SSAB Americas (SSAB) (collectively, ‘‘domestic interested parties’’) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act. The Department received adequate substantive responses collectively from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not receive a substantive response from any government or respondent interested party to the Indian or Indonesian proceedings. The Department received a substantive response from the Royal Thai Government but received no responses from the respondent interested parties, i.e., the Thai exporters and producers of HR steel. The regulations provide, at 19 CFR 351.218 (e)(1)(ii)(A), that the Department will normally conclude that respondent interested parties have provided adequate response to a notice of initiation where it receives complete substantive responses from respondent interested parties accounting on average for more than 50 percent, on a volume basis (or a value basis, if appropriate), of the total exports of the subject merchandise to the United States over the five calendar years preceding the year of publication of the notice of initiation. Because the Department received no responses from the respondent interested parties, the Department conducted expedited reviews of these CVD orders, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 77 FR 66439 (November 5, 2012). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Mar 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 Scope of the Orders The merchandise subject to these orders is hot-rolled steel of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flatrolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of these orders. Specifically included within the scope of these orders are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (‘‘IF’’)) steels, high strength low alloy (‘‘HSLA’’) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium or niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels contains micro-alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. Steel products included in the scope of the orders, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’), are products in which: (i) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (ii) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (iii) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 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 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. All products that meet the physical and chemical descriptions provided above are within the scope of the orders PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16253 unless otherwise excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or specifically excluded from the scope of the orders: —Alloy hot–rolled steel products in which at least one of the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, 3, American Society for Testing and Materials (‘‘ASTM’’) specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, A506). —Society of Automotive Engineers (‘‘SAE’’)/American Iron & Steel Institute (‘‘AISI’’) grades of series 2300 and higher. —Ball bearings steels, as defined in the HTSUS. —Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS. —Silico-manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent. —ASTM specifications A710 and A736. —USS Abrasion-resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500). —All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy ASTM specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507). —Non-rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the HTSUS. The merchandise subject to the orders is classified in the HTSUS at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products covered by the orders, including vacuum degassed fully stabilized, high strength low alloy, and the substrate for motor lamination steel, may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 16254 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 50 / Thursday, March 14, 2013 / Notices National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science Producers/Exporters programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Tata Iron and Steel Time and Date: The meeting will be Company Limited ....... 540.78 held Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from All other producers/manufacturers/exporters ... 547.71 12:00 p.m. to 3:05 p.m. and Thursday, Analysis of Comments Received March 28, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 Indonesia All issues raised in these reviews are P.T. Krakatau Steel ....... 10.21 p.m. These times and the agenda topics All Others ...................... 10.21 described below are subject to change. addressed in the Issues and Decision Thailand Memorandum for the Final Results of Please refer to the Web page http:// Sahaviriya Steel IndusExpedited Second Sunset Reviews of www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/ tries Public Company the Countervailing Duty Orders on meetings.html for the most up-to-date Limited (‘‘SSI’’) ........... 2.38 Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat meeting agenda. All Others ...................... 2.38 Place: Conference call. Public access Products from India and Indonesia TBD in Silver Spring, MD. Please check (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’) and the Notification Regarding Administrative the SAB Web site http:// Issues and Decision Memorandum for Protective Order www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/ the Final Results of the Expedited This notice serves as the only meetings.html for address and Second Sunset Review of the directions to the meeting location. reminder to parties subject to Countervailing Duty Order on Certain administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) Members of the public will not be able Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products to dial in to this meeting. of their responsibility concerning the from Thailand (‘‘Thai Decision Status: The meeting will be open to return or destruction of proprietary Memorandum’’) both of which are from public participation with a 10 minute information disclosed under APO in Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant public comment period on March 28 accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Secretary for Antidumping and from 12:05–12:15 p.m. (check Web site Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Timely notification of return/ to confirm time). The SAB expects that destruction of APO materials or Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import conversion to judicial protective order is public statements presented at its Administration, are dated concurrently meetings will not be repetitive of hereby requested. Failure to comply with this final notice, and are hereby with the regulations and the terms of an previously submitted verbal or written adopted by this notice. Parties can find statements. In general, each individual APO is a sanctionable violation. a complete discussion of all issues or group making a verbal presentation We are issuing and publishing the raised in these expedited sunset reviews will be limited to a total time of two (2) results and notice in accordance with and the corresponding sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the minutes. Individuals or groups planning recommendations in these public to make a verbal presentation should Act. memoranda which are on file contact the SAB Executive Director by electronically via Import Dated: March 5, 2013. March 20, 2013 to schedule their Administration’s Antidumping and Paul Piquado, presentation. Written comments should Countervailing Duty Centralized Assistant Secretary for Import be received in the SAB Executive Electronic Service System (‘‘IA Administration. Director’s Office by March 20, 2013 to ACCESS’’). IA ACCESS is available to [FR Doc. 2013–05932 Filed 3–13–13; 8:45 am] provide sufficient time for SAB review. registered users at http:// BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Written comments received by the SAB iaaccess.trade.gov and in the Central Executive Director after March 20, 2013 Records Unit, room 7046 of the main will be distributed to the SAB, but may Department of Commerce building. In DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE not be reviewed prior to the meeting addition, a complete version of the date. Seating at the meeting will be Decision Memorandum can be accessed National Oceanic and Atmospheric available on a first-come, first-served directly on the Internet at http:// Administration basis. www.trade.gov/ia/. The signed Decision Special Accommodations: These (NOAA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Memorandum and the electronic meetings are physically accessible to versions of the Decision Memorandum AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and people with disabilities. Requests for are identical in content. Atmospheric Research (OAR), National special accommodations may be Final Results of Reviews Oceanic and Atmospheric directed no later than 12 p.m. on March Administration (NOAA), Department of 20, 2013, to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB The Department determines that Commerce (DOC). Executive Director, SSMC3, Room revocation of the CVD orders would be 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver ACTION: Notice of open meeting. likely to lead to continuation or Spring, MD 20910. recurrence of a countervailable subsidy SUMMARY: The Science Advisory Board Matters To Be Considered: The at the rates listed below: (SAB) was established by a Decision meeting will include the following Memorandum dated September 25, topics: (1) Final Report from the SAB Net Research and Development Portfolio countervailable 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Producers/Exporters subsidy Committee with responsibility to advise Review Task Force; (2) Review Report (percent) the Under Secretary of Commerce for on the Cooperative Institute for Ocean Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies Exploration, Research and Technology India (CIOERT); (3) NOAA Response to the Essar Steel Limited ....... 539.89 for research, education, and application Ispat Industries Limited 563.50 of science to operations and information SAB Report on Assessing Data from services. SAB activities and advice non-NOAA Sources; (4) NOAA Steel Authority of India (‘‘SAIL’’) ..................... 549.88 provide necessary input to ensure that Response to the SAB White Paper; On tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Mar 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Net countervailable subsidy (percent) Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-821; C-560-813; C-549-818]


Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India, 
Indonesia, and Thailand: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews

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

SUMMARY: On November 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated the second sunset reviews of the countervailing 
duty (``CVD'') orders on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products 
(``HR steel'') from India, Indonesia, and Thailand pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the 
basis of notices of intent to participate and adequate substantive 
responses filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and 
inadequate responses from respondent interested parties (in these 
cases, no responses), the Department conducted expedited sunset reviews 
of these CVD orders pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of these sunset reviews, the 
Department finds that revocation of the CVD orders would be likely to 
lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the 
level indicated in the ``Final Results of Reviews'' section of this 
notice.

DATES: Effective Date: March 14, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Greynolds (India and Indonesia), 
Hilary Sadler or Dana Mermelstein (Thailand), AD/CVD Operations, Import 
Administration, International Trade

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Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
6071, (202) 482-4340 or 482-1391, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 5, 2012, the Department initiated sunset reviews of the 
CVD orders on HR steel from India, Indonesia, and Thailand, pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Act.\1\ The Department received a notice of 
intent to participate in each of these reviews from the following 
domestic interested parties: United States Steel Corporation (U.S. 
Steel); ArcelorMittal USA, LLC (ArcelorMittal); Nucor Corporation 
(Nucor); Gallatin Steel (Gallatin); Steel Dynamics Inc. (Steel 
Dynamics), and SSAB Americas (SSAB) (collectively, ``domestic 
interested parties'') within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested 
party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 77 FR 
66439 (November 5, 2012).
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    The Department received adequate substantive responses collectively 
from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline 
specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department did not receive a 
substantive response from any government or respondent interested party 
to the Indian or Indonesian proceedings. The Department received a 
substantive response from the Royal Thai Government but received no 
responses from the respondent interested parties, i.e., the Thai 
exporters and producers of HR steel. The regulations provide, at 19 CFR 
351.218 (e)(1)(ii)(A), that the Department will normally conclude that 
respondent interested parties have provided adequate response to a 
notice of initiation where it receives complete substantive responses 
from respondent interested parties accounting on average for more than 
50 percent, on a volume basis (or a value basis, if appropriate), of 
the total exports of the subject merchandise to the United States over 
the five calendar years preceding the year of publication of the notice 
of initiation. Because the Department received no responses from the 
respondent interested parties, the Department conducted expedited 
reviews of these CVD orders, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2).

Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise subject to these orders is hot-rolled steel of a 
rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, 
plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or 
coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances, in coils 
(whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of 
thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm 
and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal 
mill plate (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a 
closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1250 
mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without 
patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included 
within the scope of these orders.
    Specifically included within the scope of these orders are vacuum 
degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free 
(``IF'')) steels, high strength low alloy (``HSLA'') steels, and the 
substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low 
carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium 
or niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to 
stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as 
steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, 
niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination 
steels contains micro-alloying levels of elements such as silicon and 
aluminum.
    Steel products included in the scope of the orders, regardless of 
definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS''), are products in which: (i) Iron predominates, by weight, 
over each of the other contained elements; (ii) the carbon content is 2 
percent or less, by weight; and (iii) none of the elements listed below 
exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:

1.80 percent of manganese, or
2.25 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
0.10 percent of molybdenum, or
0.10 percent of niobium, or
0.15 percent of vanadium, or
0.15 percent of zirconium.
    All products that meet the physical and chemical descriptions 
provided above are within the scope of the orders unless otherwise 
excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or 
specifically excluded from the scope of the orders:

--Alloy hot-rolled steel products in which at least one of the chemical 
elements exceeds those listed above (including, 3, American Society for 
Testing and Materials (``ASTM'') specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, 
A506).
--Society of Automotive Engineers (``SAE'')/American Iron & Steel 
Institute (``AISI'') grades of series 2300 and higher.
--Ball bearings steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
--Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
--Silico-manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical 
steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent.
--ASTM specifications A710 and A736.
--USS Abrasion-resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500).
--All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy ASTM 
specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507).
--Non-rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result of having 
been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed the 
character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the 
HTSUS.

    The merchandise subject to the orders is classified in the HTSUS at 
subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 
7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 
7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 
7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 
7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 
7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 
7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 
7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 
7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90.
    Certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products covered by the 
orders, including vacuum degassed fully stabilized, high strength low 
alloy, and the substrate for motor lamination steel, may also enter 
under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 
7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 
7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 
7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 
7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.30.00,

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7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 
7212.50.00.00.
    Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Expedited Second Sunset 
Reviews of the Countervailing Duty Orders on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon 
Steel Flat Products from India and Indonesia (``Decision Memorandum'') 
and the Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 
Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on 
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand (``Thai 
Decision Memorandum'') both of which are from Christian Marsh, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, are 
dated concurrently with this final notice, and are hereby adopted by 
this notice. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues 
raised in these expedited sunset reviews and the corresponding 
recommendations in these public memoranda which are on file 
electronically via Import Administration's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (``IA 
ACCESS''). IA ACCESS is available to registered users at http://iaaccess.trade.gov and 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 Reviews

    The Department determines that revocation of the CVD orders would 
be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable 
subsidy at the rates listed below:

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                                                         countervailable
                  Producers/Exporters                        subsidy
                                                            (percent)
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India
    Essar Steel Limited................................           539.89
    Ispat Industries Limited...........................           563.50
    Steel Authority of India (``SAIL'')................           549.88
    Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited................           540.78
    All other producers/manufacturers/exporters........           547.71
Indonesia
    P.T. Krakatau Steel................................            10.21
    All Others.........................................            10.21
Thailand
    Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited              2.38
     (``SSI'').........................................
    All Others.........................................             2.38
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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 the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: March 5, 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-05932 Filed 3-13-13; 8:45 am]
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