[Federal Register: December 29, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 248)]
[Page 74970]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[Investigation No. 731-TA-1023 (Final)]

Certain Ceramic Station Post Insulators From Japan


    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 materially injured by reason of imports from Japan of certain 
ceramic station post insulators,\2\ provided for in subheading 
8546.20.00 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)).
    \2\ The subject products include station post insulators 
manufactured of porcelain, of standard strength, high strength, or 
extra-high strength, solid core or cavity core, single unit or 
stacked unit, assembled or unassembled, and with or without hardware 
attached, rated at 115 kilovolts (kV) voltage class and above (550 
kilovolt Basic Impulse Insulation Level (BIL) and above).


    The Commission instituted this investigation effective December 31, 
2002, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by Lapp Insulator Company LLC (Lapp), LeRoy, NY; Newell 
Porcelain Co., Inc. (Newell), Newell, WV; Victor Insulators, Inc. 
(Victor), Victor, NY; and the IUE-CWA, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC. The 
final phase of the investigation was scheduled by the Commission 
following notification of a preliminary determination by Commerce that 
imports of certain ceramic station post insulators from Japan 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 21, 2003 (68 FR 43162). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on 
October 29, 2003, 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 December 12, 2003. The views of the 
Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3655 (December 2003), 
entitled Certain Ceramic Station Post Insulators from Japan: 
Investigation No. 731-TA-1023 (Final).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: December 19, 2003.
 Marilyn R. Abbott,
[FR Doc. 03-31782 Filed 12-24-03; 8:45 am]