[Federal Register: April 21, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 76)]
[Page 19578]
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[Investigation No. TA-204-10]

Certain Circular Welded Carbon Quality Line Pipe: \1\ Evaluation 
of the Effectiveness of Import Relief

    \1\ Certain circular welded carbon quality line pipe is provided 
for in subheadings 7306.10.10 and 7306.10.50 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS).

AGENCY: International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of an investigation and scheduling of a hearing 
under section 204(d) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2254(d)) (the 


SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 204(d) of the Act, the Commission has 
instituted investigation No. TA-204-10, Certain Circular Welded Carbon 
Quality Line Pipe: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Import Relief, 
for the purpose evaluating the effectiveness of the relief action 
imposed by the President on imports of certain circular welded carbon 
quality line pipe under section 203 of the Act, which terminated on 
March 1, 2003.


    The President imposed the relief action on March 1, 2000, in the 
form of a tariff following receipt of an affirmative injury 
determination and relief recommendation from the Commission in December 
1999. The relief was imposed for a period of 3 years and 1 day. See 
Proclamation 7274 of February 18, 2000 (65 FR 9193), as modified by 
Proclamation 7585 of August 28, 2002 (67 FR 56207). Section 204(d) of 
the Act requires the Commission, following termination of a relief 
action, to evaluate the effectiveness of the action in facilitating 
positive adjustment by the domestic industry to import competition, 
consistent with the reasons set out by the President in the report 
submitted to the Congress under section 203(b) of the Act. The 
Commission is required to submit a report on the evaluation to the 
President and the Congress no later than 180 days after the day on 
which the relief action terminated.
    For further information concerning the conduct of this 
investigation, 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, subparts A through and E), and 
part 206, subparts A and F (19 CFR part 206, subparts A and F).

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 11, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Taylor (202-708-4101) or Jim 
McClure (202-205-3191), 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). The public record 
for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic 
docket (EDIS-ON-LINE) at http://dockets.usitc.gov/eol/public.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Participation in the investigation and 
service list.--Persons wishing to participate in the investigation 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, 
not later than 14 days after publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. The Secretary will prepare a service list containing the 
names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are 
parties to this investigation upon the expiration of the period for 
filing entries of appearance.
    Public hearing.--As required by statute, the Commission has 
scheduled a hearing in connection with this investigation. The hearing 
will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. on June 25, 2003, 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 June 18, 2003. All persons desiring to appear at the 
hearing and make oral presentations should attend a prehearing 
conference to be held at 9:30 a.m. on June 23, 2003, at the U.S. 
International Trade Commission Building. Oral testimony and written 
materials to be submitted at the hearing are governed by sections 
201.6(b)(2) and 201.13(f) 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 is encouraged to submit a 
prehearing brief to the Commission. The deadline for filing prehearing 
briefs is June 18, 2003. Parties may also file posthearing briefs. The 
deadline for filing posthearing briefs is July 2, 2003. In addition, 
any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the 
investigation may submit a written statement concerning the matters to 
be addressed in the report on or before July 2, 2003. All written 
submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the 
Commission's rules; any submissions that contain confidential business 
information must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of 
the Commission's rules. The report that the Commission sends to the 
President may include confidential business information. The 
Commission's rules do not authorize filing of submissions with the 
Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent 
permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission's rules, as amended, 67 FR 
68036 (November 8, 2002).
    In accordance with section 201.16(c) of the Commission's rules, 
each document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on 
all other parties to the investigation (as identified by the 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: This investigation is being conducted under the 
authority of section 204(d) of the Trade Act of 1974; this notice is 
published pursuant to section 206.3 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.
    Issued: April 15, 2003.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 03-9684 Filed 4-18-03; 8:45 am]