[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 11 (Thursday, January 16, 2014)]
[Page 2883]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00702]



[Investigation No. 731-TA-1205 (Final)]

Silica Bricks and Shapes From China


    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigation, the United States International Trade Commission 
(Commission) determines, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act), that an industry in the United 
States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury, 
and the establishment of an industry in the United States is not 
materially retarded, by reason of imports from China of silica bricks 
and shapes, provided for in subheadings 6902.20.10 (statistical 
reporting number 6902.20.1020), 6902.20.50 (statistical reporting 
number 6902.20.5020), and 6909.19.50 (statistical reporting number 
6909.19.5095) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 
that have been found by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to be 
sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).

    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).


    The Commission instituted this investigation effective November 15, 
2012, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by Utah Refractories Corp., Lehi, UT. The final phase of the 
investigation was scheduled by the Commission following notification of 
a preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of silica bricks 
and shapes from China were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of 
section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the 
scheduling of the final phase of the Commission's investigation and of 
a public hearing 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 July 30, 2013 (78 FR 45968). The 
hearing was held in Washington, DC, on November 21, 2013, and all 
persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in 
person or by counsel.
    The Commission transmitted its determination in this investigation 
to the Secretary of Commerce on January 9, 2014. The views of the 
Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4443 (January 2014), 
entitled Silica Bricks and Shapes from China: Investigation No. 731-TA-
1205 (Final).

    Issued: January 10, 2014.

    By order of the Commission.
Lisa R. Barton,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-00702 Filed 1-15-14; 8:45 am]