Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand, 44019 [E6-12535]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 149 / Thursday, August 3, 2006 / Notices Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 5241 (Feb. 1, 2006); and Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China; Initiation of New Shipper Review, 71 FR 5810 (Feb. 3, 2006). On May 31, 2006, the Department published a notice aligning the time limits for the new shipper review with those for the administrative review. See Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Postponement of Time Limits for New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review in Conjunction with Administrative Review, 71 FR 30867 (May 31, 2006). Consequently, the preliminary results for both proceedings are currently due no later than September 5, 2006. The period of review for both proceedings is December 1, 2004, through November 30, 2005. The new shipper review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise to the United States. The administrative review covers five producers/exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States. hsrobinson on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1), the Department shall make a preliminary determination in an administrative review of an antidumping order within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. The Act further provides, however, that the Department may extend the 245-day period to 365 days if it determines it is not practicable to complete the review within the foregoing time period. See also, 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). We determine that it is not practicable to complete this administrative review within the time limits mandated by section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act because the Department’s selection of mandatory respondents in this administrative review was not completed until May 2006, due to the withdrawal of the request for review of the company originally designated as the sole mandatory respondent. As a result, the Department was required to select additional mandatory respondents from the firms named in the notice of initiation and issue questionnaires to them. Because additional time is required to analyze these parties’ responses, we have fully extended the deadline for completing the preliminary results until January 2, 2007, which is the next business day VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:44 Aug 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 after 365 days from the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. The deadline for the final results of the review continues to be 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results. This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). Dated: July 26, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–12551 Filed 8–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–549–817 Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 3, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Bailey, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0193. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The Department of Commerce (the Department) received timely requests for administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot– rolled carbon steel flat products (hot– rolled steel) from Thailand, with respect to Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited (SSI) on November 30, 2005, from domestic producer Nucor Corporation (Nucor). Also on November 30, 2005, the Department received a request for administrative review of the same order for SSI, Nakornthai Strip Mill Public Co., Ltd. (NSM), and G Steel Public Company Limited (G Steel) from petitioner United States Steel Corporation (petitioner). On December 22, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of this administrative review for the period of November 1, 2004, through October 31, 2005. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44019 Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 76024 (December 22, 2005). On January 13, 2006, G Steel submitted a no–shipments letter to the Department in which it claimed it did not have sales, shipments, or entries of subject merchandise to the United States during the current period of review (i.e., November 1, 2004 through October 31, 2005). On March 22, 2006, both Nucor and petitioner submitted letters withdrawing their requests for administrative review of the above–referenced antidumping duty order with respect to SSI. Accordingly, on April 28, 2006, the Department rescinded this review with respect to SSI. See Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand, 71 FR 25148 (April 28, 2006). Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department shall issue preliminary results in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. The Act further provides, however, that the Department may extend that 245-day period to 365 days if it determines it is not practicable to complete the review within the foregoing time period. In light of the complexity of analyzing NSM’s sales data, its cost calculations and the control number reporting methodology for various products, it is not practicable to complete this review by the current deadline of August 2, 2006. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department is extending the time limit for the preliminary results 60 days until October 2, 2006. The final results continue to be due 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results, in accordance with section 351.213 (h) of the Department’s regulations. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 24, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–12535 Filed 8–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 149 (Thursday, August 3, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 44019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-12535]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-549-817


Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel 
Flat Products From Thailand

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 3, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Bailey, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0193.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department of Commerce (the Department) received timely 
requests for administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 
certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from 
Thailand, with respect to Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company 
Limited (SSI) on November 30, 2005, from domestic producer Nucor 
Corporation (Nucor). Also on November 30, 2005, the Department received 
a request for administrative review of the same order for SSI, 
Nakornthai Strip Mill Public Co., Ltd. (NSM), and G Steel Public 
Company Limited (G Steel) from petitioner United States Steel 
Corporation (petitioner). On December 22, 2005, the Department 
published a notice of initiation of this administrative review for the 
period of November 1, 2004, through October 31, 2005. See Notice of 
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 76024 (December 22, 
2005).
    On January 13, 2006, G Steel submitted a no-shipments letter to the 
Department in which it claimed it did not have sales, shipments, or 
entries of subject merchandise to the United States during the current 
period of review (i.e., November 1, 2004 through October 31, 2005).
    On March 22, 2006, both Nucor and petitioner submitted letters 
withdrawing their requests for administrative review of the above-
referenced antidumping duty order with respect to SSI. Accordingly, on 
April 28, 2006, the Department rescinded this review with respect to 
SSI. See Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: 
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand, 71 FR 
25148 (April 28, 2006).

Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), the Department shall issue preliminary results in an 
administrative review of an antidumping duty order within 245 days 
after the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication 
of the order. The Act further provides, however, that the Department 
may extend that 245-day period to 365 days if it determines it is not 
practicable to complete the review within the foregoing time period.
    In light of the complexity of analyzing NSM's sales data, its cost 
calculations and the control number reporting methodology for various 
products, it is not practicable to complete this review by the current 
deadline of August 2, 2006. Therefore, in accordance with section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department is extending the time limit for 
the preliminary results 60 days until October 2, 2006. The final 
results continue to be due 120 days after the publication of the 
preliminary results, in accordance with section 351.213 (h) of the 
Department's regulations.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: July 24, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-12535 Filed 8-2-06; 8:45 am]
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