[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2001)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10317-10319]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-3749]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigations Nos. 731-TA-873-875, 877-880, and 882 (Final)]


Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Belarus, China, 
Indonesia, Korea, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Scheduling of the final phase of antidumping investigations.

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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the 
final phase of antidumping investigations Nos. 731-TA-873-875, 877-880, 
and 882 (Final) under section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act) to determine whether an industry in the 
United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, 
or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially 
retarded, by reason of less-than-fair-value imports from Belarus, 
China, Indonesia, Korea, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine of 
certain steel concrete reinforcing bars, provided

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for in subheading 7214.20.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States.\1\
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    \1\ For purposes of these investigations, Commerce has defined 
the subject merchandise as ``all rebar sold in straight lengths, 
currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS) under item number 7214.20.00 or any other 
tariff item number. Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., 
non-deformed or smooth bars) and rebar that has been further 
processed through bending or coating.``
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    For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the 
investigations, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, 
consult 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).

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 24, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Woodley Timberlake (202-205-3188), 
Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired 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).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.--The final phase of these 
investigations is being scheduled as a result of affirmative 
preliminary determinations by the Department of Commerce that imports 
of certain steel concrete reinforcing bars from Belarus, China, 
Indonesia, Korea, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine are being sold 
in the United States at less than fair value within the meaning of 
section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. Sec. 1673b). The investigations were 
requested in petitions filed on June 28, 2000, by the Rebar Trade 
Action Coalition (RTAC) (Washington, DC) and its individual members.\2\
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    \2\ Such members include Ameristeel (Tampa, FL); Auburn Steel 
Co., Inc. (Auburn, NY); Birmingham Steel Corp. (Birmingham, AL); 
Border Steel, Inc. (El Paso, TX); Marion Steel Co. (Marion, OH); 
Riverview Steel (Glassport, PA); Nucor Steel (Darlington, SC); and 
CMC Steel Group (Seguin, TX). Auburn Steel Co., Inc. is not a 
petitioner involving certain steel concrete reinforcing bars from 
Indonesia.
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    Participation in the investigations and public service list.--
Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if 
the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer 
organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of these 
investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the 
Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the 
Commission's rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date 
specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance 
during the preliminary phase of the investigations need not file an 
additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary 
will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses 
of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the 
investigations.
    Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.--
Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary 
will make BPI gathered in the final phase of these investigations 
available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the 
investigations, provided that the application is made no later than 21 
days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized 
applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 
Sec. 1677(9), who are parties to the investigations. A party granted 
access to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not 
reapply for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by 
the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the 
APO.
    Staff report.--The prehearing staff report in the final phase of 
these investigations will be placed in the nonpublic record on March 
23, 2001, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to 
section 207.22 of the Commission's rules.
    Hearing.--The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the 
final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on April 5, 
2001, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests to 
appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to 
the Commission on or before March 28, 2001. A nonparty who has 
testimony that may aid the Commission's deliberations may request 
permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and 
nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral 
presentations should attend a prehearing conference to be held at 9:30 
a.m. on April 2, 2001, at the U.S. International Trade Commission 
Building. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the 
public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 
207.24 of the Commission's rules. Parties must submit any request to 
present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 
days prior to the date of the hearing.
    Written submissions.--Each party who is an interested party shall 
submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must 
conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the Commission's 
rules; the deadline for filing is March 30, 2001. Parties may also file 
written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, 
as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission's rules, and 
posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 
207.25 of the Commission's rules. The deadline for filing posthearing 
briefs is April 12, 2001; witness testimony must be filed no later than 
three days before the hearing. In addition, any person who has not 
entered an appearance as a party to the investigations may submit a 
written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the 
investigations on or before April 12, 2001. On May 8, 2001, the 
Commission will make available to parties all information on which they 
have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final 
comments on this information on or before May 10, 2001, but such final 
comments must not contain new factual information and must otherwise 
comply with section 207.30 of the Commission's rules. Parties may also 
issue final comments on Commerce's final determinations on Belarus, 
China, Korea and Latvia on or before June 29, 2001; such comments must 
not contain new factual information except for information contained in 
Commerce's determinations on the four countries, and must otherwise 
comply with section 207.30 of the Commission rules. All written 
submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the 
Commission's rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also conform 
with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the 
Commission's rules. The Commission's rules do not authorize filing of 
submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means.
    In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission's 
rules, each document filed by a party to the investigations must be 
served on all other parties to the investigations (as identified by 
either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service 
must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for 
filing without a certificate of service.

    Authority: These investigations are being conducted under 
authority of title VII of the

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Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to Sec. 207.21 
of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.
    Issued: February 7, 2001.
Donna R. Koehnke
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 01-3749 Filed 2-13-01; 8:45 am]
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