[Federal Register: April 21, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 76)]
[Page 19578-19579]
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[Investigation No. TA-204-11]

Certain Steel Wire Rod:\1\ Evaluation of the Effectiveness of 
Import Relief

AGENCY: United  States International Trade Commission.

    \1\ Certain steel wire rod is provided for in subheadings 
7213.91, 7213.99, 7227.20, and 7227.90.60 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTS).


[[Page 19579]]

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-204-11, Certain Steel Wire Rod: 
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Import Relief, for the purpose of 
evaluating the effectiveness of the relief action imposed by the 
President on imports of certain steel wire rod 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-rate quota following receipt of an affirmative injury 
determination and relief recommendation from the Commission on July 12, 
1999. The relief was imposed for a period of 3 years and 1 day. See 
Proclamation 7273 of February 16, 2000 (65 FR 8621), as modified by 
Proclamation 7205 of November 21, 2001 (66 FR 59353). 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 203(b) of the Act.
    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

    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 
    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 26, 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 19, 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 19, 2003. Parties may also file posthearing briefs. The 
deadline for filing posthearing briefs is July 3, 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 3, 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. 03-9683 Filed 4-18-03; 8:45 am]