Certain Welded Line Pipe From Korea and Turkey, 72202-72203 [2014-28533]

Download as PDF 72202 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 234 / Friday, December 5, 2014 / Notices be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: December 1, 2014. Brian Person, Area Manager, Northern California Area Office. [FR Doc. 2014–28569 Filed 12–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P Building, is cancelled. Parties to this review should respond to any written questions posed by the Commission in their posthearing briefs, which are due to be filed on December 12, 2014. For further information concerning this review see the Commission’s notice cited above and the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C (19 CFR part 207). Authority: This review is being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.62 of the Commission’s rules. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1020 (Second Review)] Barium Carbonate From China; Revised Schedule for the Subject Review By order of the Commission. Issued: December 2, 2014. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–28574 Filed 12–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Effective December 2, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keysha Martinez (202–205–2136) or Douglas Corkran (202–205–3057), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this review may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On July 24, 2014, the Commission established a schedule for the conduct of this review (79 FR 44864, August 1, 2014). Subsequently, counsel for the domestic interested party filed a request to appear at the hearing and for consideration of cancellation of the hearing. Counsel indicated a willingness to submit written testimony and responses to any Commission questions in lieu of an actual hearing. No other party filed a timely request to appear at the hearing. Consequently, the public hearing in connection with this review, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on December 3, 2014, at the U.S. International Trade Commission DATES: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:07 Dec 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–524–525 and 731–TA–1260–1261 (Preliminary)] Certain Welded Line Pipe From Korea and Turkey Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)) (‘‘the Act’’), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports from Korea and Turkey of certain welded line pipe, provided for in subheadings 7305.11, 7305.12, 7305.19, and 7306.19 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), and that are allegedly subsidized by the governments of Korea and Turkey. Commencement of Final Phase Investigations Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) of affirmative preliminary determinations in the investigations under sections 703(b) or 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations under sections 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Background On October 16, 2014, a petition was filed with the Commission and Commerce by American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Birmingham, Alabama; Energex, a division of JMC Steel Group, Chicago, Illinois; Maverick Tube Corporation, Houston, Texas; Northwest Pipe Company, Vancouver, Washington; Stupp Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Tex-Tube Company, Houston, Texas; TMK IPSCO, Houston, Texas; and Welspun Tubular LLC USA, Little Rock, Arkansas, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of subsidized imports of certain welded line pipe from Korea and Turkey and LTFV imports of certain welded line pipe from Korea and Turkey. Accordingly, effective October 16, 2014, the Commission instituted countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701–TA–524–525 and antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731–TA–1260– 1261 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigations and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of October 23, 2013 (79 FR 63438). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on November 6, 2014, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on December 1, 2014. The views of the Commission E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 234 / Friday, December 5, 2014 / Notices are contained in USITC Publication 4505 (December 2014), entitled Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey: Investigation Nos. 701–524–525 and 731–1260–1261 (Preliminary). BILLING CODE 7020–02–P submitter, and responses thereto, will be posted on the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division’s internet Web site, filed with the Court and, under certain circumstances, published in the Federal Register. Comments should be directed to Scott A. Scheele, Chief, Telecommunications & Media Enforcement Section, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530 (telephone: 202– 514–5621). DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement. By order of the Commission. Issued: December 1, 2014. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–28533 Filed 12–4–14; 8:45 am] Antitrust Division wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES United States v. Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., Mission Broadcasting, Inc., Communications Corporation of America and Silver Point Capital Fund, L.P.; Proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. 16(b)–(h), that a proposed Final Judgment, Hold Separate Stipulation and Order, and Competitive Impact Statement have been filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in United States of America v. Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., Mission Broadcasting, Inc., Communications Corporation of America and Silver Point Capital Fund, L.P., Civil Action No. 1:14–cv–02007. On November 26, 2014, the United States filed a Complaint alleging that Nexstar’s proposed acquisition of Communications Corporation of America (CCA), by the acquisition of control of WEVV–TV in Evansville, Indiana, would violate Section 7 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18. The proposed Final Judgment, filed the same time as the Complaint, requires Nexstar to divest WEVV–TV to Bayou City Broadcasting Evansville, Inc. or an alternative buyer approved by the United States. Copies of the Complaint, proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement are available for inspection at the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Antitrust Documents Group, 450 Fifth Street NW., Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20530 (telephone: 202– 514–2481), on the Department of Justice’s Web site at http:// www.usdoj.gov/atr, and at the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Copies of these materials may be obtained from the Antitrust Division upon request and payment of the copying fee set by Department of Justice regulations. Public comment is invited within 60 days of the date of this notice. Such comments, including the name of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Dec 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Department of Justice, Antitrust Division 450 5th Street N.W., Suite 7000 Washington, D.C. 20530 Plaintiff, v. NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP, INC., 545 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700 Irving, Texas 75062 MISSION BROADCASTING, INC., 30400 Detroit Road Westlake, Ohio 44145 CORPORATION OF AMERICA, 700 Saint John Street Suite 300 Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 and SILVER POINT CAPITAL FUND, L.P., 2 Greenwich Plaza, 1st Floor Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 Defendants. Case: 1:14–cv–02007 COMPLAINT The United States of America, acting under the direction of the Attorney General of the United States, brings this civil action to enjoin the proposed acquisition of Communications Corporation of America (CCA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silver Point Capital Fund, L.P., by Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. (Nexstar) and Mission Broadcasting, Inc. (Mission) (Nexstar and Mission are referred to collectively as the Buyers), and to obtain other equitable relief. The transaction would likely lessen competition substantially in the sale of broadcast television spot advertising in the Evansville, Indiana Designated Marketing Area (DMA) of the United States in violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18. The United States alleges as follows: I. NATURE OF THE ACTION 1. Pursuant to a Stock Purchase Agreement dated April 24, 2013, Nexstar and Mission will acquire all of the issued and outstanding voting securities of CCA for $270 million. Both Nexstar and CCA own or operate many broadcast television stations in multiple PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72203 television DMAs across the United States. Through various local services agreements, Nexstar sells the advertising for all of the television stations owned by Mission, which Nexstar effectively controls. 2. In Evansville, Indiana, Nexstar owns and operates WEHT, an ABC broadcast network affiliate. As the owner-operator of that station, Nexstar sells WEHT’s advertising. Pursuant to a local services agreement, Nexstar also sells the advertising of WTVW, a CW broadcast network affiliate in Evansville that is owned by Mission. Accordingly, WEHT and WTVW do not meaningfully compete with one another for advertisers. 3. In Evansville, CCA owns and operates WEVV, a CBS broadcast network affiliate. WEVV also operates a digital subchannel on which it runs television programming affiliated with the FOX broadcast network. Although Nexstar and Mission intend to transfer CCA’s WEVV license to a related third party, the third party is expected to have Nexstar sell its advertising pursuant to a local services or similar agreement. Nexstar would likely have effective control of this third party as it does of Mission. 4. Currently, Nexstar (on behalf of WEHT and WTVW) and CCA (on behalf of WEVV) compete for the business of local and national advertisers that seek spot advertising on broadcast television stations in the Evansville, Indiana DMA. Advertisers benefit from this competition. 5. If consummated, Nexstar’s acquisition of control of CCA’s advertising would result in Nexstar controlling the sale of advertising for three out of four major broadcast network affiliates (WEHT (ABC) and WEVV (CBS & FOX)) and a fourth network affiliation (WTVW (CW)) in the Evansville, Indiana DMA. Nexstar’s already high market share of spot advertising in the DMA would increase from approximately 42 to 60 percent. 6. The transaction would eliminate head-to-head competition between Nexstar and CCA and all the benefits from this competition. Unless the transaction is blocked, it will lead to higher prices for broadcast television spot advertising in the Evansville, Indiana DMA in violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18. II. JURISDICTION AND VENUE 7. The United States brings this action pursuant to Section 15 of the Clayton Act, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 25, to prevent and restrain Defendants from violating Section 7 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18. 8. Nexstar and CCA sell broadcast television spot advertising, a commercial activity that substantially E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 234 (Friday, December 5, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-524-525 and 731-TA-1260-1261 (Preliminary)]


Certain Welded Line Pipe From Korea and Turkey

Determinations

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigations, the United States International Trade Commission 
(``Commission'') determines, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)) (``the Act''), 
that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United 
States is materially injured by reason of imports from Korea and Turkey 
of certain welded line pipe, provided for in subheadings 7305.11, 
7305.12, 7305.19, and 7306.19 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less 
than fair value (``LTFV''), and that are allegedly subsidized by the 
governments of Korea and Turkey.
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    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).
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Commencement of Final Phase Investigations

    Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission's rules, the 
Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of 
its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of 
scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided 
in section 207.21 of the Commission's rules, upon notice from the 
Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') of affirmative preliminary 
determinations in the investigations under sections 703(b) or 733(b) of 
the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon 
notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations 
under sections 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries 
of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not 
enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. 
Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold 
at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the 
right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing 
duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list 
containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their 
representatives, who are parties to the investigations.

Background

    On October 16, 2014, a petition was filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Birmingham, Alabama; 
Energex, a division of JMC Steel Group, Chicago, Illinois; Maverick 
Tube Corporation, Houston, Texas; Northwest Pipe Company, Vancouver, 
Washington; Stupp Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Tex-Tube 
Company, Houston, Texas; TMK IPSCO, Houston, Texas; and Welspun Tubular 
LLC USA, Little Rock, Arkansas, alleging that an industry in the United 
States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by 
reason of subsidized imports of certain welded line pipe from Korea and 
Turkey and LTFV imports of certain welded line pipe from Korea and 
Turkey. Accordingly, effective October 16, 2014, the Commission 
instituted countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-524-525 and 
antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731-TA-1260-1261 (Preliminary).
    Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigations and of 
a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by 
posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. 
International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the 
notice in the Federal Register of October 23, 2013 (79 FR 63438). The 
conference was held in Washington, DC, on November 6, 2014, and all 
persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in 
person or by counsel.
    The Commission transmitted its determinations in these 
investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on December 1, 2014. The 
views of the Commission

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are contained in USITC Publication 4505 (December 2014), entitled 
Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey: Investigation Nos. 701-
524-525 and 731-1260-1261 (Preliminary).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: December 1, 2014.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-28533 Filed 12-4-14; 8:45 am]
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