[Federal Register: September 3, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 170)]
[Page 56268-56269]
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International Trade Administration

Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of initiation of five-year (``Sunset'') reviews.


SUMMARY: In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (``the Act''), the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') is automatically initiating five-year (``sunset'') 
reviews of the suspended investigations listed below. The International 
Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with 
this notice its notice

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of Institution of Five-Year Reviews covering these same suspended 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James P. Maeder or Martha V. Douthit, 
Office of Policy, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, at (202) 482-3330 or (202) 
482-5050, respectively, or Mary Messer, Office of Investigations, 
International Trade Commission, at (202) 205-3193.


The Applicable Statute

    Unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the ``Act''), are references to the provisions 
effective January 1, 1995, the effective date of the amendments made to 
the Act by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (``URAA''). In addition, 
unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the Department regulations 
are to 19 CFR part 351 (2001). Pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752 of 
the Act, an antidumping (``AD'') or countervailing duty (``CVD'') order 
will be revoked, or the suspended investigation will be terminated, 
unless revocation or termination would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of (1) dumping or a countervailable subsidy, 
and (2) material injury to the domestic industry.
    The Department's procedures for the conduct of sunset reviews are 
set forth in 19 CFR 351.218. Guidance on methodological or analytical 
issues relevant to the Department's conduct of sunset reviews is set 
forth in the Department's Policy Bulletin 98:3--Policies Regarding the 
Conduct of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Orders; Policy Bulletin, 63 FR 18871 (April 16, 
1998) (``Sunset Policy Bulletin'').


Initiation of Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(c) we are initiating sunset 
reviews of the following suspended investigations:

            DOC case No.                      ITC case No.                  Country                                    Product
A-570-849...........................  731-TA-753                    China..................  Cut-to length Carbon Steel Plate.
A-821-808...........................  731-TA-754                    Russia.................  Cut-to-length Carbon Steel Plate.
A-791-804...........................  731-TA-755                    South Africa...........  Cut-to-length Carbon Steel Plate.
A-823-808...........................  731-TA-756                    Ukraine................  Cut-to-length Carbon Steel Plate.

Filing Information

    As a courtesy, we are making information related to sunset 
proceedings, including copies of the Sunset Regulations (19 CFR 
351.218) and Sunset Policy Bulletin, the Department's schedule of 
sunset reviews, case history information (i.e., previous margins, duty 
absorption determinations, scope language, import volumes), and service 
lists, available to the public on the Department's sunset Internet 
website at the following address: ``http://ia.ita.doc.gov/sunset/''.
    All submissions in these sunset reviews must be filed in accordance 
with the Department's regulations regarding format, translation, 
service, and certification of documents. These rules can be found at 19 
CFR 351.303. Also, we suggest that parties check the Department's 
sunset website for any updates to the service lists before filing any 
submissions. The Department will make additions to and/or deletions 
from the service lists provided on the sunset website based on 
notifications from parties and participation in these reviews. 
Specifically, the Department will delete from the service lists all 
parties that do not submit a substantive response to the notice of 
    Because deadlines in a sunset review are, in many instances, very 
short, we urge interested parties to apply for access to proprietary 
information under administrative protective order (``APO'') immediately 
following publication in the Federal Register of the notice of 
initiation of the sunset reviews. The Department's regulations on 
submission of proprietary information and eligibility to receive access 
to business proprietary information under APO can be found at 19 CFR 

Information Required From Interested Parties

    Domestic interested parties (defined in 19 CFR 351.102) wishing to 
participate in these sunset reviews must respond not later than 15 days 
after the date of publication in the Federal Register of the notice of 
initiation by filing a notice of intent to participate. The required 
contents of the notice of intent to participate are set forth at 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(ii). In accordance with the Department's regulations, if 
we do not receive a notice of intent to participate from at least one 
domestic interested party by the 15-day deadline, the Department will 
automatically terminate the suspended investigations without further 
    If we receive an order-specific notice of intent to participate 
from a domestic interested party, the Department's regulations provide 
that all parties wishing to participate in the sunset review must file 
substantive responses not later than 30 days after the date of 
publication in the Federal Register of the notice of initiation. The 
required contents of a substantive response, on an order-specific 
basis, are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3). Note that certain 
information requirements differ for respondent and domestic interested 
parties. Also, note that the Department's information requirements are 
distinct from the International Trade Commission's information 
requirements. Please consult the Department's regulations for 
information regarding the Department's conduct of sunset reviews.\1\ 
Please consult the Department's regulations at 19 CFR part 351 for 
definitions of terms and for other general information concerning 
antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings at the Department.

    \1\ A number of parties commented that these interim-final 
regulations provided insufficient time for rebuttals to substantive 
responses to a notice of initiation, 19 CFR 351.218(d)(4). As 
provided in 19 CFR 351.302(b), the Department will consider 
individual requests for extension of that five-day deadline based 
upon a showing of good cause.

    This notice of initiation is being published in accordance with 
section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c).

    Dated: August 23, 2002.
Faryar Shirzad,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 02-22355 Filed 8-30-02; 8:45 am]