[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12702-12703]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5220]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-818; C-560-806; C-475-827; C-580-837]


Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From India, 
Indonesia, Italy, and the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Expedited 
Sunset Review

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 cut-to-length carbon-quality steel 
plate from India, Indonesia, Italy, and the Republic of Korea 
(``Korea'') 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 response from respondent interested 
parties (in these cases, no response), 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 8, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Greynolds, 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) 482-6071.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On November 1, 2010, the Department initiated a sunset review of 
the CVD orders on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate from 
India, Indonesia, Italy, and Korea pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Act. See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 67082 
(November 1, 2010). The Department received a notice of intent to 
participate in each of these reviews from the following domestic 
interested parties: Nucor Corporation, ArcelorMittal USA, Evraz NA 
Claymont, Evraz NA Oregon Steel Mills, and SSAB N.A.D. (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). However, the Department did not 
receive a substantive response from any government or respondent 
interested party to these proceedings. As a result, pursuant to section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2),

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the Department conducted expedited reviews of these CVD orders.

Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by the countervailing duty orders are certain 
hot-rolled carbon-quality steel: (1) Universal mill plates (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 nominal or 
actual thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are cut-to-length (not in 
coils) and without patterns in relief), of iron or non-alloy-quality 
steel; and (2) flat-rolled products, hot-rolled, of a nominal or actual 
thickness of 4.75 mm or more and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and 
measures at least twice the thickness, and which are cut-to-length (not 
in coils).
    Steel products to be included in the scope are of rectangular, 
square, circular or other shape and of rectangular or non-rectangular 
cross-section where such non-rectangular 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. Steel products that meet the noted 
physical characteristics that are painted, varnished or coated with 
plastic or other non-metallic substances are included within the scope. 
Also, specifically included in the scope are high strength, low alloy 
(``HSLA'') steels. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-
alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, 
titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum.
    Steel products to be included in the scope, regardless of 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') 
definitions, are products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, 
over each of the other contained elements, (2) the carbon content is 
two percent or less, by weight, and (3) none of the elements listed 
below is equal to or exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively 
indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 1.50 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 0.41 percent of titanium, or 
0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent zirconium. All products that 
meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry 
quantities do not equal or exceed any one of the levels listed above, 
are within the scope unless otherwise specifically excluded. The 
following products are specifically excluded from the orders: (1) 
Products clad, plated, or coated with metal, whether or not painted, 
varnished or coated with plastic or other non-metallic substances; (2) 
SAE grades (formerly AISI grades) of series 2300 and above; (3) 
products made to ASTM A710 and A736 or their proprietary equivalents; 
(4) abrasion-resistant steels (i.e., USS AR 400, USS AR 500); (5) 
products made to ASTM A202, A225, A514 grade S, A517 grade S, or their 
proprietary equivalents; (6) ball bearing steels; (7) tool steels; and 
(8) silicon manganese steel or silicon electric steel. The merchandise 
subject to the orders is currently classifiable in the HTSUS under 
subheadings: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 
7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 
7210.90.9000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7211.90.0000, 
7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7225.40.3050, 7225.40.7000, 
7225.50.6000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.91.5000, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, 
7226.99.0000.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to 
the orders is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these reviews 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, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Import Administration, dated concurrent with and hereby adopted by this 
notice. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in 
this review and the corresponding recommendation in this public 
memorandum which is on file 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 paper copy and electronic version 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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                                                                  Net
                                                                counter
                     Producers/Exporters                       vailable
                                                                subsidy
                                                               (percent)
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India:
    Steel Authority of India (``SAIL'').....................       12.82
    All other producers/manufacturers/exporters.............       12.82
Indonesia:
    P.T. Krakatau Steel.....................................       47.71
    All Others \1\..........................................       15.90
Italy:
    ILVA S.p.A..............................................        2.38
    All Others \2\..........................................        2.38
Korea:
    Dongkuk Steel Mill, Ltd.................................        1.38
    All others \3\..........................................       1.38
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\1\ P.T. Gunawan Steel and P.T. Jaya Pari were excluded from the order
  on the basis of a de minimis net subsidy. See Notice of Amended Final
  Determinations: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From
  India and the Republic of Korea; and Notice of Countervailing Duty
  Orders: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From France,
  India, Indonesia, Italy, and the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6587
  (February 10, 2000) (``CVD Order'').
\2\ Palini & Bertol were excluded from the order on the basis of a de
  minimis net subsidy. See CVD Order.
\3\ Pohang Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. was excluded from the order on the
  basis of a de minimis net subsidy. See CVD Order.

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 1, 2011.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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