Notice of Extension of the Deadline for Determining the Adequacy of the Antidumping Duty Petition: Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People's Republic of China, 46606-46607 [E7-16448]

Download as PDF 46606 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 21, 2007 / Notices Corp. Vinh Hoan explained that its, and subsequently, Vinh Hoan Corp.’s major U.S. customer remained the same. See Vinh Hoan’s CCR Request at 6 and Exhibit 5. Accordingly, we find that Vinh Hoan’s customer base has remained the same since becoming Vinh Hoan Corp. In summary, Vinh Hoan reported that its conversion from Vinh Hoan to Vinh Hoan Corp. did not meaningfully affect the supplier relationships, customer base, management, marketing or sale of products and services. Moreover, there have been no material changes to Vinh Hoan’s operations or the way it produces and sells subject merchandise resulting in the conversion from Vinh Hoan to Vinh Hoan Corp. Based on evidence provided by Vinh Hoan regarding its change from an LLC to a joint stock company, and absent any other record evidence that would contradict Vinh Hoan’s statements, we preliminarily determine, pursuant to section 351.221(c)(3)(ii) of the Department’s regulations, that Vinh Hoan Corp. is the succesor–in-interest to Vinh Hoan. If the above preliminary results are affirmed in the Department’s final results, the cash deposit rate most recently calculated for Vinh Hoan will apply to all entries of subject merchandise by Vinh Hoan Corp. entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this changed circumstances review. See, e.g., Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from Italy; Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 68 FR 25327 (May 12, 2003). This cash deposit rate, if imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Public Comment Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.310(c). Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than 5 days after the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). Any hearing, if requested, will normally be held two days after rebuttal briefs are due, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.310(d)(1). The Department will issue its final results of review within 270 days after the date on which the changed circumstances review is initiated, or within 45 days if all parties to the proceeding agree to the outcome of the review, in accordance with 19 CFR VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:08 Aug 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 351.216(e), and will publish these results in the Federal Register. The current requirement for a cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties on all subject merchandise will continue unless and until it is modified pursuant to the final results of this changed circumstances review. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 of the Department’s regulations. Dated: August 10, 2007. Joseph A. Spetrini, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–16447 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–918] Notice of Extension of the Deadline for Determining the Adequacy of the Antidumping Duty Petition: Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 21, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik or Julia Hancock, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6905 or (202) 482– 1394, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: INITIATION OF INVESTIGATION The Petition On July 31, 2007, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) received an antidumping duty petition (‘‘petition’’) filed by M&B Metal Products Company, Inc. (‘‘Petitioner’’) on behalf of the domestic industry producing steel wire garment hangers. Determination of Industry Support for the Petition Section 732(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), requires that a petition be filed by or on behalf of the domestic industry. Section 732(c)(4)(A) of the Act provides that the Department’s industry support determination be based on whether a minimum percentage of the relevant industry supports the petition. A petition meets this requirement if the domestic producers or workers who PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 support the petition account for: (i) at least 25 percent of the total production of the domestic like product; and (ii) more than 50 percent of the production of the domestic like product produced by that portion of the industry expressing support for, or opposition to, the petition. Moreover, section 732(c)(4)(D) of the Act provides that, if the petition does not establish support of domestic producers or workers accounting for more than 50 percent of the total production of the domestic like product, the Department shall: (i) poll the industry or rely on other information in order to determine if there is support for the petition, as required by subparagraph (A), or (ii) if there is a large number of producers, determine industry support using a statistically valid sampling method to poll the industry. Extension of Time Section 732(c)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act provides that within 20 days of the filing of an antidumping duty petition, the Department will determine, inter alia, whether the petition has been filed by or on behalf of the U.S. industry producing the domestic like product. Section 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act provides that the deadline for the initiation determination, in exceptional circumstances, may be extended by 20 days in any case in which the Department must ‘‘poll or otherwise determine support for the petition by the industry.’’ Because it is not clear from the petition whether the industry support criteria have been met, the Department has determined to extend the time for initiating an investigation in order to poll the domestic industry. The Department will issue polling questionnaires to all known domestic producers of steel wire garment hangers identified in the petition. The questionnaires will be on file in the Central Records Unit in room B–099 of the main Department of Commerce building. The Department will request that each company complete the polling questionnaire and fax their responses to the Department. The Department will need additional time to analyze the domestic producers’ responses to this request for information. Therefore, it is necessary to extend the deadline in order to determine the adequacy of the petition for a period not to exceed 40 days from the filing of the petition. As a result, the initiation determination will now be due no later than September 10, 2007.1 1 Twenty days from the original deadline is September 9, 2007. However, Department practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend, E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 21, 2007 / Notices International Trade Commission Notification DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Department will contact the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) and will make this extension notice available to the ITC. Dated: August 15, 2007. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–16448 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration The President’s Export Council: Meeting of the President’s Export Council; Correction International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of a time change for an open meeting via teleconference. ACTION: SUMMARY: The President’s Export Council will hold a meeting via teleconference to deliberate a draft letter of recommendation to the President. This meeting was announced in a Federal Register document published on August 13, 2007 (72 FR 45224). This notice corrects the time of that meeting. Date: August 23, 2007. Time: 1 p.m. (EDT); Correction. For the Conference Call-In Number and Further Information, Contact: The President’s Export Council Executive Secretariat, Room 4043, Washington, DC 20230 (Phone: 202–482–1124), or visit the PEC Web site, http:// www.ita.doc.gov/td/pec. Dated: August 16, 2007. J. Marc Chittum, Executive Secretary and Staff Director, President’s Export Council. [FR Doc. 07–4111 Filed 8–17–07; 9:33 am] rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Act, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:08 Aug 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC04 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Amendment 29 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; intent to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS); scoping meetings; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS, Southeast Region, in collaboration with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) intends to prepare a DEIS to describe and analyze management alternatives to be included in an amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico. These alternatives will consider measures to rationalize effort and reduce overcapacity in the commercial grouper fishery to achieve and maintain optimum yield in the multi-species grouper fishery. The purpose of this notice of intent is to solicit public comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the DEIS. DATES: Written comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the DEIS must be received by NMFS by September 20, 2007. Nine scoping meetings will be held in September 2007. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the scope of the DEIS, suggested alternatives and potential impacts, and requests for additional information on the amendment should be sent to Sarah DeVido, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701–5511; telephone (727) 824–5305; fax (727) 824–5308. Comments may also be sent by email to Sarah.DeVido@noaa.gov. Requests for information packets and for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: 813– 348–1630; fax: 813–348–1711. Requests may also be sent by email to steven.atran@gulfcouncil.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah DeVido; phone: (727) 824–5305; PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46607 fax: (727) 824–5308; email: Sarah.DeVido@noaa.gov. Current regulatory measures used in the management of the grouper complex include a license limitation system, quotas, trip limits, minimum size limits, area/gear restrictions, and season closures. Nonetheless, the commercial grouper fishery has become overcapitalized which means the collective harvest capacity of participants is in excess of that required to efficiently harvest the commercial share of the total allowable catch. The overcapitalization observed in the fishery has caused commercial grouper regulations to become increasingly restrictive over time, intensifying derby conditions under which fishermen race to harvest as many fish as possible before the quota is reached. The intensification of derby conditions has, in some years, led to premature closures of the fishery. Incentives for overcapitalization and derby fishery conditions are expected to be maintained as long as the current management structure persists. Under this management structure, the commercial grouper fishery is expected to continue to be characterized by higher than necessary levels of capital investment, increased operating costs, increased likelihood of shortened seasons, reduced safety at-sea, wide fluctuations in grouper supply and depressed ex vessel prices. These conditions lead to deteriorating working conditions and profitability for participants. Therefore, NMFS, in collaboration with the Council will develop a DEIS to describe and analyze management alternatives to rationalize effort and reduce overcapacity in the commercial grouper fishery in order to achieve and maintain optimum yield in this multispecies fishery. These alternatives include, but are not limited to: elimination of latent permits, a buyback or buyout program, permit endorsements, an individual fishing quota program, or an individual transferable effort quota program. In accordance with NOAA’s Administrative Order 216–6, Section 5.02(c), Scoping Process, NMFS in collaboration with the Council has identified preliminary environmental issues as a means to initiate discussion for scoping purposes only. These preliminary issues may not represent the full range of issues that eventually will be evaluated in the EIS. NMFS, in collaboration with the Council, has scheduled the following nine scoping meetings to provide the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 161 (Tuesday, August 21, 2007)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-16448]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-918]


Notice of Extension of the Deadline for Determining the Adequacy 
of the Antidumping Duty Petition: Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the 
People's Republic of China

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 21, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik or Julia Hancock, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
6905 or (202) 482-1394, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

INITIATION OF INVESTIGATION

The Petition

    On July 31, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') 
received an antidumping duty petition (``petition'') filed by M&B Metal 
Products Company, Inc. (``Petitioner'') on behalf of the domestic 
industry producing steel wire garment hangers.
    Determination of Industry Support for the Petition
    Section 732(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''), 
requires that a petition be filed by or on behalf of the domestic 
industry. Section 732(c)(4)(A) of the Act provides that the 
Department's industry support determination be based on whether a 
minimum percentage of the relevant industry supports the petition. A 
petition meets this requirement if the domestic producers or workers 
who support the petition account for: (i) at least 25 percent of the 
total production of the domestic like product; and (ii) more than 50 
percent of the production of the domestic like product produced by that 
portion of the industry expressing support for, or opposition to, the 
petition. Moreover, section 732(c)(4)(D) of the Act provides that, if 
the petition does not establish support of domestic producers or 
workers accounting for more than 50 percent of the total production of 
the domestic like product, the Department shall: (i) poll the industry 
or rely on other information in order to determine if there is support 
for the petition, as required by subparagraph (A), or (ii) if there is 
a large number of producers, determine industry support using a 
statistically valid sampling method to poll the industry.

Extension of Time

    Section 732(c)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act provides that within 20 days of 
the filing of an antidumping duty petition, the Department will 
determine, inter alia, whether the petition has been filed by or on 
behalf of the U.S. industry producing the domestic like product. 
Section 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act provides that the deadline for the 
initiation determination, in exceptional circumstances, may be extended 
by 20 days in any case in which the Department must ``poll or otherwise 
determine support for the petition by the industry.'' Because it is not 
clear from the petition whether the industry support criteria have been 
met, the Department has determined to extend the time for initiating an 
investigation in order to poll the domestic industry. The Department 
will issue polling questionnaires to all known domestic producers of 
steel wire garment hangers identified in the petition. The 
questionnaires will be on file in the Central Records Unit in room B-
099 of the main Department of Commerce building. The Department will 
request that each company complete the polling questionnaire and fax 
their responses to the Department.
    The Department will need additional time to analyze the domestic 
producers' responses to this request for information. Therefore, it is 
necessary to extend the deadline in order to determine the adequacy of 
the petition for a period not to exceed 40 days from the filing of the 
petition. As a result, the initiation determination will now be due no 
later than September 10, 2007.\1\
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    \1\ Twenty days from the original deadline is September 9, 2007. 
However, Department practice dictates that where a deadline falls on 
a weekend, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See 
Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next Business Day'' Rule 
for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Act, 70 
FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).

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International Trade Commission Notification

    The Department will contact the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC'') and will make this extension notice available to the ITC.

    Dated: August 15, 2007.
Gary Taverman,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-16448 Filed 8-20-07; 8:45 am]
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