Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Administrative Review: Oil Country Tubular Goods, Other Than Drill Pipe, From Korea, 76977 [E6-21988]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 246 / Friday, December 22, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Corporation, Nippon Steel Corporation, NKK Tubes, and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (collectively, the respondents). None of the respondents requested a review. On July 27, 2006, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department published in the Federal Register the initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping order on seamless pipe from Japan. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 42626 (July 27, 2006). On August 1, 2006, the Department issued its antidumping questionnaire. In August 2006, respondents submitted letters claiming that they did not have sales of subject merchandise during the period of review. On November 28, 2006, the petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative review of seamless pipe from Japan. Rescission of Review The Department’s regulations at 351.213(d)(1) provide that the Department will rescind an administrative review if the party that requested the review withdraws its request for a review within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The regulations further provide that the Secretary ‘‘may extend this time limit if the Secretary decides that it is reasonable to do so.’’ Although the petitioner’s November 28, 2006, withdrawal request for this review was not within the 90-day time limit as prescribed in 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we find that, under the circumstances of this review, it is appropriate to accept the withdrawal request and rescind the review. In response to the Department’s August 1, 2006, antidumping questionnaire, the respondents have claimed no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the period of review, and, therefore, the Department has neither issued supplemental questionnaires nor conducted verification at this point in the proceeding. Continuing the review would only require the petitioner, respondents, and the Department to expend time and resources on a review in which the only party that requested the review is no longer interested. Accordingly, the Department does not believe the administrative review has proceeded to a point at which it would be ‘‘unreasonable’’ to rescind the review. The Department, therefore, finds that it is reasonable to extend the 90-day time limit and to rescind the administrative review. The Department will issue appropriate assessment VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Dec 21, 2006 Jkt 211001 76977 instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection after 15 days of publication of this notice. This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). tubular goods (OCTG), other than drill pipe, from Korea. See Oil Country Tubular Goods, Other Than Drill Pipe, from Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 51797 (August 31, 2006) (Preliminary Results). We received case briefs on October 2, 2006 and rebuttal briefs on October 10, 2006. On October 24, 2006, the Department decided to permit an additional rebuttal from each petitioner with respect to one issue. The Department received these rebuttal briefs from counsel representing IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., Lone Star Steel Company, and Maverick Tube Corporations on October 30, 2006, as well as from U.S. Steel Corporation on November 1, 2006. Dated: December 18, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–21999 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] Extension of Time Limits for Final Results BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–580–825 Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Administrative Review: Oil Country Tubular Goods, Other Than Drill Pipe, From Korea Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 22, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Lindsay, Nicholas Czajkowski, or Dara Iserson, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0780, (202) 482–1395, or (202) 482– 4052, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On September 28, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation for this antidumping duty administrative review. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 56631 (September 28, 2005). On August 31, 2006, the Department published the preliminary results of this administrative review of the antidumping duty order on oil country PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires the Department to issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an antidumping duty order for which a review is requested, and issue the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if the Department finds it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend these deadlines to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days, respectively. We determine that it is not practicable to complete the final results of this review within current statutory limits. Due to the complexity of issues raised in the interested parties’ case briefs, specifically regarding the treatment of inventory carrying costs and CEP profit, the Department requires additional time to evaluate these issues properly. Therefore, we are extending the deadline for the final results of this review by 60 days, from December 29, 2006 until no later than February 27, 2006, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1), 751(a)(3)(A), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 18, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–21988 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 246 (Friday, December 22, 2006)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-580-825


Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of 
Administrative Review: Oil Country Tubular Goods, Other Than Drill 
Pipe, From Korea

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 22, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Lindsay, Nicholas Czajkowski, or 
Dara Iserson, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-0780, (202) 482-1395, or (202) 482-4052, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 28, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published a notice of initiation for this antidumping duty 
administrative review. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation 
in Part, 70 FR 56631 (September 28, 2005). On August 31, 2006, the 
Department published the preliminary results of this administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods 
(OCTG), other than drill pipe, from Korea. See Oil Country Tubular 
Goods, Other Than Drill Pipe, from Korea: Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 51797 (August 31, 2006) 
(Preliminary Results). We received case briefs on October 2, 2006 and 
rebuttal briefs on October 10, 2006. On October 24, 2006, the 
Department decided to permit an additional rebuttal from each 
petitioner with respect to one issue. The Department received these 
rebuttal briefs from counsel representing IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., Lone 
Star Steel Company, and Maverick Tube Corporations on October 30, 2006, 
as well as from U.S. Steel Corporation on November 1, 2006.

Extension of Time Limits for Final Results

    Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the 
Act''), requires the Department to issue the preliminary results of an 
administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the 
anniversary month of an antidumping duty order for which a review is 
requested, and issue the final results within 120 days after the date 
on which the preliminary results are published. However, if the 
Department finds it is not practicable to complete the review within 
the time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department 
to extend these deadlines to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days, 
respectively.
    We determine that it is not practicable to complete the final 
results of this review within current statutory limits. Due to the 
complexity of issues raised in the interested parties' case briefs, 
specifically regarding the treatment of inventory carrying costs and 
CEP profit, the Department requires additional time to evaluate these 
issues properly. Therefore, we are extending the deadline for the final 
results of this review by 60 days, from December 29, 2006 until no 
later than February 27, 2006, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) 
of the Act.
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1), 751(a)(3)(A), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 18, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-21988 Filed 12-21-06; 8:45 am]
Billing Code: 3510-DS-S