[Federal Register: August 19, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 160)]
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[Investigation No. 731-TA-244 (Second Review)]

Natural Bristle Paintbrushes From China

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Scheduling of an expedited five-year review concerning the 
antidumping duty order on natural bristle paintbrushes from China.


SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an 
expedited review pursuant to section 751(c)(3) of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(3)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation 
of the antidumping duty order on natural bristle paintbrushes from 
China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material 
injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. For further information 
concerning the conduct of this review 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, D, E, 
and F (19 CFR part 207).

DATES: August 6, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra Baker ((202) 205-3180), 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 

review may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at 

    Background.--On August 6, 2004, the Commission determined that the 
domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution 
(69 FR 24191, May 3, 2004) of the subject five-year review was adequate 
and that the respondent interested party group response was inadequate. 
The Commission did not find any other circumstances that would warrant 
conducting a full review.\1\ Accordingly, the Commission determined 
that it would conduct an expedited review pursuant to section 751(c)(3) 
of the Act.

    \1\ A record of the Commissioners' votes, the Commission's 
statement on adequacy, and any individual Commissioner's statements 
will be available from the Office of the Secretary and at the 
Commission's Web site.

    Staff report.--A staff report containing information concerning the 
subject matter of the review will be placed in the nonpublic record on 
September 1, 2004, and made available to persons on the Administrative 
Protective Order service list for this review. A public version will be 
issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.62(d)(4) of the Commission's 
    Written submissions.--As provided in section 207.62(d) of the 
Commission's rules, interested parties that are parties to the review 
and that have provided individually adequate responses to the notice of 
institution,\2\ and any party other than an interested party to the 
review may file written comments with the Secretary on what 
determination the Commission should reach in the review. Comments are 
due on or before September 7, 2004, and may not contain new factual 
information. Any person that is neither a party to the five-year review 
nor an interested party may submit a brief written statement (which 
shall not contain any new factual information) pertinent to the review 
by September 7, 2004. However, should the Department of Commerce extend 
the time limit for its completion of the final results of its review, 
the deadline for comments (which may not contain new factual 
information) on Commerce's final results is three business days after 
the issuance of Commerce's results. If comments contain business 
proprietary information (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).

    \2\ The Commission has found the responses submitted by Bestt 
Liebco; Elder & Jenks, Inc.; Purdy Corp.; Shur-Line; True Value 
Manufacturing; and Wooster Brush Co., and the response of the Paint 
Applicator Division of the American Brush Manufacturers Association, 
to be individually adequate. Comments from other interested parties 
will not be accepted (see 19 CFR 207.62(d)(2)).

    In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, each 
document filed by a party to the review must be served on all other 
parties to the review (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 review is being conducted under authority of 
title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published 
pursuant to section 207.62 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Dated: August 13, 2004.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 04-18986 Filed 8-18-04; 8:45 am]