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3. Update on Bureau of Export continuation of the order with respect to two-layer lining, the first layer
Administration initiatives. these particular carbon steel flat consisting of a copper-lead alloy powder
4. Update on foreign policy controls. products. In response to Taiho that is balance copper, 9%–11% tin,
5. Briefing on missile technology America’s requests, the Department of 9%–11% lead, less than 0.35% iron,
issues. Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is and meeting the requirements of SAE
6. Update on the Wassenaar initiating a changed circumstances standard 792 for Bearing and Bushing
Arrangement. review with respect to both requests and Alloys, the second layer consisting of
7. Update on regulatory changes. issuing a notice of intent to revoke in 45%–55% lead, 3%–5% molybdenum
The meeting will be open to the part the antidumping duty order on disulfide, with a balance (approx. 40%–
public and a limited number of seats certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel 52%) of polytetrafluorethylene
will be available. Reservations are not flat products from Japan. Interested (‘‘PTFE’’). See Memo to the File:
accepted. To the extent time permits, parties are invited to comment on these Changed Circumstances Review of
members of the public may present oral preliminary results. Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon
statements to the Committee. Written EFFECTIVE DATE: January 23, 2001. Steel Flat Products from Japan, dated
statements may be submitted at any January 3, 2001. Taiho America is an
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
time before or after the meeting. importer of the products in question.
Catherine Bertrand or Rick Johnson,
However, to facilitate distribution of Import Administration, International Scope of Review
public presentation materials to Trade Administration, U.S. Department
Committee members, the Committee These products include flat-rolled
of Commerce, 14th Street and carbon steel products, of rectangular
suggests that you forward your public Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington,
presentation materials two weeks prior shape, either clad, plated, or coated
DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3207, with corrosion-resistant metals such as
to the meeting to the following address: (202) 482–3818, respectively.
Ms. Lee Ann Carpenter, OSIES/EA/BXA zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-,
MS: 3876, U.S. Department of The Applicable Statute and Regulations nickel- or iron-based alloys, whether or
Commerce, 14th and Constitution not corrugated or painted, varnished or
Unless otherwise indicated, all coated with plastics or other
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. citations to the statute are references to
For more information or copies of the nonmetallic substances in addition to
the provisions effective January 1, 1995, the metallic coating, in coils (whether or
minutes, please call Lee Ann Carpenter the effective date of the amendments
on (202) 482–2583. not in successively superimposed
made to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the layers) and of a width of 0.5 inch or
Dated: January 17, 2001. Act’’) by the Uruguay Round greater, or in straight lengths which, if
Lee Ann Carpenter, Agreements Act. In addition, unless of a thickness less than 4.75 millimeters,
Committee Liaison Officer. otherwise indicated, all citations to the are of a width of 0.5 inch or greater and
[FR Doc. 01–2030 Filed 1–22–01; 8:45 am]
Department’s regulations are to the which measures at least 10 times the
regulations as codified at 19 CFR part thickness or if of a thickness of 4.75
BILLING CODE 3510–JT–M
351 (2000). millimeters or more are of a width
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: which exceeds 150 millimeters and
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Background measures at least twice the thickness, as
currently classifiable in the HTSUS
International Trade Administration On December 1, 2000, Taiho America under item numbers 7210.30.0030,
requested that the Department revoke in 7210.30.0060, 7210.41.0000,
[A–588–824] part the antidumping duty order on 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0090,
certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel 7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000,
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon
flat products from Japan. Specifically, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060,
Steel Flat Products From Japan: Notice
Taiho America requested that the 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.1000,
of Initiation and Preliminary Results of
Department revoke the order with 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000,
Changed Circumstances Review of the
respect to imports meeting the following 7212.20.0000, 7212.30.1030,
Antidumping Order and Intent to
specifications: Carbon steel flat products 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000,
Revoke Order in Part
measuring 0.975 millimeters in 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000,
AGENCY: Import Administration, thickness and 8.8 millimeters in width 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000,
International Trade Administration, consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE 7212.60.0000, 7215.90.1000,
Department of Commerce. 1012) clad with a two-layer lining, the 7215.90.3000, 7215.90.5000,
ACTION: Notice of initiation and first layer consisting of a copper-lead 7217.20.1500, 7217.30.1530,
preliminary results of changed alloy powder that is balance copper, 7217.30.1560, 7217.90.1000,
circumstances antidumping duty 9%–11% tin, 9%–11% lead, maximum 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060,
review, and intent to revoke order in 1% other materials and meeting the 7217.90.5090. Included in this review
part. requirements of SAE standard 792 for are corrosion-resistant flat-rolled
Bearing and Bushing Alloys, the second products of non-rectangular cross-
SUMMARY: In accordance with 19 CFR layer consisting of 13%–17% carbon, section where such cross-section is
351.216(b), Taiho Corporation of 13%–17% aromatic polyester, with a achieved subsequent to the rolling
America (‘‘Taiho America’’) filed two balance (approx. 66%—74%) of process (i.e., products which have been
separate requests for changed polytetrafluorethylene (‘‘PTFE’’). Taiho ‘‘worked after rolling’’)—for example,
circumstances reviews of the America also requested that the products which have been beveled or
antidumping order on certain corrosion- Department revoke the order with rounded at the edges.
resistant carbon steel flat products from respect to imports meeting the following Excluded from this review are flat-
Japan with respect to the carbon steel specifications: Carbon steel flat products rolled steel products either plated or
flat products as described below. measuring 1.02 millimeters in thickness coated with tin, lead, chromium,
Domestic producers of the like product and 10.7 millimeters in width consisting chromium oxides, both tin and lead
have expressed no interest in of carbon steel coil (SAE 1008) with a (‘‘terne plate’’), or both chromium and

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chromium oxides (‘‘tin-free steel’’), molybdenum disulfide and less than 2% changed circumstances sufficient to
whether or not painted, varnished or other materials. warrant a review. Section 351.222(g) of
coated with plastics or other Also excluded from this review are the Department’s regulations provides
nonmetallic substances in addition to doctor blades meeting the following that the Department will conduct a
the metallic coating. specifications: Carbon steel coil or strip, changed circumstances administrative
Also excluded from this review are plated with nickel phosphorous, having review under 19 CFR 351.216, and may
clad products in straight lengths of a thickness of 0.1524 millimeters (0.006 revoke an order (in whole or in part), if
0.1875 inch or more in composite inches), a width between 31.75 it determines that producers accounting
thickness and of a width which exceeds millimeters (1.25 inches) and 50.80 for substantially all of the production of
150 millimeters and measures at least millimeters (2.00 inches), a core the domestic like product have
twice the thickness. hardness between 580 to 630 HV, a expressed a lack of interest in the relief
Also excluded from this review are surface hardness between 900–990 HV; provided by the order, in whole or in
certain clad stainless flat-rolled the carbon steel coil or strip consists of part, or if other changed circumstances
products, which are three-layered the following elements identified in sufficient to warrant revocation exist. In
corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat- percentage by weight: 0.90% to 1.05% addition, in the event that the
rolled products less than 4.75 carbon; 0.15% to 0.35% silicon; 0.30% Department concludes that expedited
millimeters in composite thickness that to 0.50% manganese; less than or equal action is warranted, 19 CFR
consist of a carbon steel flat-rolled to 0.03% of phosphorous; less than or 351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits the Department
product clad on both sides with equal to 0.006% of sulfur; other to combine the notices of initiation and
stainless steel in a 20%–60%–20% elements representing 0.24%; and the preliminary results.
ratio. remainder of iron.
In accordance with sections 751(d)(1)
Also excluded from this review are
Also excluded from this review are and 782(h)(2) of the Act, and 19 CFR
products meeting the following
certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel 351.216 and 351.222(g), based on
specifications: 0.975 millimeters in
flat products meeting the following affirmative statements by domestic
thickness and 8.8 millimeters in width
specifications: (1) Widths ranging from producers of the like product,
consisting of carbon steel coil (SAE
10 millimeters (0.394 inches) through Bethlehem Steel Corporation; Ispat
1012) clad with a two-layer lining, the
100 millimeters (3.94 inches); (2) Inland Steel; LTV Steel Company, Inc.;
first layer consisting of a copper-lead
thicknesses, including coatings, ranging National Steel Corporation; and U.S.
alloy powder that is balance copper,
from 0.11 millimeters (0.004 inches) 9%–11% tin, 9%–11% lead, maximum Steel Group, a unit of USX Corporation
through 0.60 millimeters (0.024 inches); 1% other materials and meeting the (‘‘domestic producers’’), of no further
and (3) a coating that is from 0.003 requirements of SAE standard 792 for interest in continuing the order with
millimeters (0.00012 inches) through Bearing and Bushing Alloys, the second respect to certain corrosion-resistant
0.005 millimeters (0.000196 inches) in layer consisting of 13%–17% carbon, carbon steel flat products meeting the
thickness and that is comprised of either 13%–17% aromatic polyester, with a following specifications: Carbon steel
two evenly applied layers, the first layer balance (approx. 66%–74%) of flat products measuring 0.975
consisting of 99% zinc, 0.5% cobalt, polytetrafluorethylene (‘‘PTFE’’). millimeters in thickness and 8.8
and 0.5% molybdenum, followed by a Also excluded from this review are millimeters in width consisting of
layer consisting of chromate, or three products meeting the following carbon steel coil (SAE 1012) clad with
evenly applied layers, the first layer specifications: Carbon steel flat products a two-layer lining, the first layer
consisting of 99% zinc, 0.5% cobalt, measuring 1.02 millimeters in thickness consisting of a copper-lead alloy powder
and 0.5% molybdenum followed by a and 10.7 millimeters in width consisting that is balance copper, 9%–11% tin,
layer consisting of chromate, and finally of carbon steel coil (SAE 1008) with a 9%–11% lead, maximum 1% other
a layer consisting of silicate. two-layer lining, the first layer materials and meeting the requirements
Also excluded from this review are consisting of a copper-lead alloy powder of SAE standard 792 for Bearing and
carbon steel flat products measuring that is balance copper, 9%–11% tin, Bushing Alloys, the second layer
1.84 millimeters in thickness and 43.6 9%–11% lead, less than 0.35% iron, consisting of 13%–17% carbon, 13%–
millimeters or 16.1 millimeters in width and meeting the requirements of SAE 17% aromatic polyester, with a balance
consisting of Carbon steel coil (SAE standard 792 for Bearing and Bushing (approx. 66%–74%) of
1008) clad with an aluminum alloy that Alloys, the second layer consisting of polytetrafluorethylene (‘‘PTFE’’); and
is balance aluminum, 20% tin, 1% 45%–55% lead, 3%–5% molybdenum Carbon steel flat products measuring
copper, 0.3% silicon, 0.15% nickel, less disulfide, with a balance (approx. 40%– 1.02 millimeters in thickness and 10.7
than 1% other materials and meeting 52%) of polytetrafluorethylene millimeters in width consisting of
the requirements of SAE standard 783 (‘‘PTFE’’). carbon steel coil (SAE 1008) with a two-
for Bearing and Bushing Alloys. layer lining, the first layer consisting of
Also excluded from this review are Initiation of Changed Circumstances a copper-lead alloy powder that is
carbon steel flat products measuring Antidumping Duty Administrative balance copper, 9%–11% tin, 9%–11%
0.97 millimeters in thickness and 20 Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in lead, less than 0.35% iron, and meeting
millimeters in width consisting of Part the requirements of SAE standard 792
carbon steel coil (SAE 1008) with a two- Pursuant to sections 751(d)(1) and for Bearing and Bushing Alloys, the
layer lining, the first layer consisting of 782(h)(2) of the Act, the Department second layer consisting of 45%–55%
a copper-lead alloy powder that is may revoke an antidumping or lead, 3%–5% molybdenum disulfide,
balance copper, 9% to 11% tin, 9% to countervailing duty order, in whole or with a balance (approx. 40%–52%) of
11% lead, less than 1% zinc, less than in part, based on a review under section polytetrafluorethylene (‘‘PTFE’’) (see
1% other materials and meeting the 751(b) of the Act (i.e., a changed domestic producers’ December 21, 2000
requirements of SAE standard 792 for circumstances review). Section 751(b)(1) letter to the Department), we are
Bearing and Bushing Alloys, the second of the Act requires a changed initiating this changed circumstances
layer consisting of 45% to 55% lead, circumstances review to be conducted administrative review. Furthermore,
38% to 50% PTFE, 3% to 5% upon receipt of a request which shows because petitioners have expressed a

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lack of interest, we determine that service list in accordance with 19 CFR whether an amended Certificate should
expedited action is warranted, and we 351.303. Persons interested in attending be issued. If the comments include any
preliminarily determine that continued the hearing should contact the privileged or confidential business
application of the order with respect to Department for the date and time of the information, it must be clearly marked
certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel hearing. and a nonconfidential version of the
flat products falling within the The Department will publish the final comments (identified as such) should be
descriptions above is no longer of results of this changed circumstances included. Any comments not marked
interest to domestic interested parties. review, including the results of its privileged or confidential business
Because we have concluded that analysis of issues raised in any written information will be deemed to be
expedited action is warranted, we are comments. This notice is published in nonconfidential. An original and five
combining these notices of initiation accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the copies, plus two copies of the
and preliminary results. Therefore, we Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.222. nonconfidential version, should be
are hereby notifying the public of our Dated: January 12, 2001. submitted no later than 20 days after the
intent to revoke in part the antidumping Troy H. Cribb, date of this notice in writing to: Office
duty orders with respect to imports of of Export Trading Company Affairs,
Assistant Secretary for Import
certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel Administration. International Trade Administration,
flat products meeting the above- Department of Commerce, Room 1104H,
[FR Doc. 01–1843 Filed 1–22–01; 8:45 am]
mentioned specifications from Japan. Washington, D.C. 20230, or transmitted
BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P
If the final revocation in part occurs, by E-mail to oetca@ita.doc.gov.
we intend to instruct the U.S. Customs Information submitted by any person is
Service (‘‘Customs’’) to liquidate exempt from disclosure under the
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
without regard to antidumping duties, Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C.
as applicable, and to refund any International Trade Administration 552). However, nonconfidential versions
estimated antidumping duties collected of the comments will be made available
for all unliquidated entries of certain Export Trade Certificate of Review to the applicant if necessary for
corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat determining whether or not to issue the
products meeting the specifications ACTION: Notice of application to amend
Certificate. Comments should refer to
indicated above, not subject to final certificate.
this application as ‘‘Export Trade
results of administrative review as of the Certificate of Review, application
SUMMARY: The Office of Export Trading
date of publication in the Federal number 97–4A003.’’
Company Affairs (‘‘OETCA’’),
Register of the final results of this The Association for the
International Trade Administration,
changed circumstances review in Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc.
Department of Commerce, has received
accordance with 19 CFR 351.222. We (‘‘AARQ’’) original Certificate was
will also instruct Customs to pay an application to amend an Export
Trade Certificate of Review issued on January 21, 1998 (63 FR 4223,
interest on such refunds in accordance January 28, 1998) and last amended on
with section 778 of the Act. The current (‘‘Certificate’’). This notice summarizes
the proposed amendment and requests June 1, 2000 (65 FR 36410, June 8,
requirement for a cash deposit of
comments relevant to whether the 2000). A summary of the application for
estimated antidumping duties on certain
amended Certificate should be issued. an amendment follows.
corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat
products meeting the above FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Summary of the Application
specifications will continue unless and Vanessa M. Bachman, Acting Director,
Office of Export Trading Company Applicant: The Association for the
until we publish a final determination
Affairs, International Trade Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc.
to revoke in part.
Administration by phone at (202) 482– (‘‘AARQ’’), c/o Ludovico Manfredi,
Public Comment 5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or Newfieldrice, Inc., 1401 Brickell
Interested parties are invited to E-mail at oetca@ita.doc.gov. Avenue, Suite 332, Miami, FL 33131.
comment on these preliminary results. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of
Contact: M. Jean Anderson, Esquire,
Parties who submit argument in this the Export Trading Company Act of Telephone: (202) 682–7217.
proceeding are requested to submit with 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001–21) authorizes the Application No.: 97–4A003.
the argument (1) a statement of the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Date Deemed Submitted: January 10,
issue, and (2) a brief summary of the Trade Certificates of Review. A 2001.
argument. Parties to the proceedings Certificate of Review protects the holder Proposed Amendment: AARQ seeks
may request a hearing within 14 days of and the members identified in the to amend its Certificate to:
publication. Any hearing, if requested, Certificate from state and federal 1. Add the following companies as
will be held no later than two days after government antitrust actions and from new ‘‘Members’’ of the Certificate
the deadline for the submission of private, treble damage antitrust actions within the meaning of section 325.2(1)
rebuttal briefs, or the first workday for the export conduct specified in the of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.2(1)):
thereafter. Case briefs may be submitted Certificate and carried out in Alliance Grain, Inc., Voorhees, NJ
by interested parties not later than 14 compliance with its terms and (Controlling Entity: ConAgra Foods,
days after the date of publication of this conditions. Section 302(b)(1) of the Act Inc., Omaha); Associated Rice Marketing
notice. Rebuttal briefs and rebuttals to and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require the Cooperative, Durham, CA; California
written comments, limited to the issues Secretary to publish a notice in the Rice Marketing, LLC, Sacramento, CA;
raised in those comments, may be filed Federal Register identifying the The Sun Valley Rice Co., LLC, Arbuckle;
not later than five days after the applicant and summarizing its proposed 2. Delete the following company as a
deadline for submission of case briefs. export conduct. ‘‘Member’’ of the Certificate within the
All written comments shall be meaning of section 325.2(1) of the
submitted in accordance with 19 CFR Request for Public Comments Regulations (15 CFR 325.2(1)):
351.303 and shall be served on all Interested parties may submit written ContiGroup Companies, Inc., New York,
interested parties on the Department’s comments relevant to the determination New York;

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