[Federal Register: April 22, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 77)]
[Page 19849-19850]
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[Investigation No. 731-TA-1033 (Preliminary)]

Hydraulic Magnetic Circuit Breakers From South Africa

AGENCY: International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of antidumping investigation and scheduling of a 
preliminary phase investigation.


SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an 
investigation and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping 
investigation No. 731-TA-1033 (Preliminary) under section 733(a) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the Act) to determine whether 
there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the 
establishment of an industry in the United States is materially 
retarded, by reason of imports from hydraulic magnetic circuit breakers 
from South Africa, provided for in subheadings 8535.21.00, 8535.29.00, 
and 8536.20.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 
that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair 
value. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for 
initiation pursuant to section 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 
1673a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission must reach a preliminary determination 
in antidumping investigations in 45 days, or in this case by May 29, 
2003. The Commission's views are due at Commerce within five business 
days thereafter, or by June 5, 2003.
    For further information concerning the conduct of this 
investigation and rules of general application, consult the 
Commission's rules of practice and procedure, part 201, subparts A 
through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and B (19 CFR 
part 207).

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 14, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Ruggles (202-205-3187), 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) at http://edis.usitc.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.--This investigation is being 
instituted in response to a petition filed on April 14, 2003, by Airpax 
Corp., Cambridge, MD.
    Participation in the investigation and public service list.--
Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the 
investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the 
Secretary to the Commission, as provided in sections 201.11 and 207.10 
of the Commission's rules, not later than seven days after publication 
of this notice in the Federal Register. Industrial users and (if the 
merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level) 
representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as 
parties in Commission antidumping investigations. The Secretary will 
prepare a public 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 
    Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.--
Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary 
will make BPI gathered in this investigation available to authorized 
applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C. 
1677(9)) who are parties to the investigation under the APO issued in 
the investigation, provided that the application is made not later than 
seven days after the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary 
for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Conference.--The Commission's Director of Operations has scheduled 
a conference in connection with this investigation for 9:30 a.m. on May 
5, 2003, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC. Parties wishing to participate in the 
conference should contact Fred Ruggles (202-205-3187) not later than 
May 1, 2003, to arrange for their appearance. Parties in support of the 
imposition of antidumping duties in this investigation and parties in 
opposition to the imposition of such duties will each be collectively 
allocated one hour within which to make an oral presentation at the 
conference. A nonparty who has

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testimony that may aid the Commission's deliberations may request 
permission to present a short statement at the conference.
    Written submissions.--As provided in sections 201.8 and 207.15 of 
the Commission's rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or 
before May 8, 2003, a written brief containing information and 
arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigation. Parties 
may file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the 
conference no later than three days before the conference. If briefs or 
written testimony contain BPI, they must conform with the requirements 
of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission's rules. 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 sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, each 
document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on all 
other parties to the investigation (as identified by either the public 
or BPI 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 authority 
of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published 
pursuant to section 207.12 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: April 16, 2003.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 03-9850 Filed 4-21-03; 8:45 am]