Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 52859 [E7-18256]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 179 / Monday, September 17, 2007 / Notices the Federal Register. The separate–rate application is due no later than November 9, 2007. Respondent Selection and Quantity and Value Questionnaire In recent NME investigations, it has been the Department’s practice to request quantity and value information from all known exporters identified in the petition. See Initiation of Nails from the PRC, 72 FR at 38821; Tires from the PRC, 72 FR at 43595. However, for this investigation, because HTSUS subheading 7326.20.00.20, as discussed above in the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation,’’ provides comprehensive coverage of imports of steel wire garment hangers, the Department expects to select respondents in this investigation based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) data of U.S. imports under HTSUS subheading 7326.20.0020 from the POI. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Use of Combination Rates in an NME Investigation The Department will calculate combination rates for certain respondents that are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation. The Separate Rates and Combination Rates Bulletin, states: {w}hile continuing the practice of assigning separate rates only to exporters, all separate rates that the Department will now assign in its NME investigations will be specific to those producers that supplied the exporter during the period of investigation. Note, however, that one rate is calculated for the exporter and all of the producers which supplied subject merchandise to it during the period of investigation. This practice applies both to mandatory respondents receiving an individually calculated separate rate as well as the pool of non– investigated firms receiving the weighted–average of the individually calculated rates. This practice is referred to as the application of ‘‘combination rates’’ because such rates apply to specific combinations of exporters and one or more producers. The cash– deposit rate assigned to an exporter will apply only to merchandise both exported by the firm in question and produced by a firm that supplied the exporter during the period of investigation. See Separate Rates and Combination Rates Bulletin, at 6. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:00 Sep 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 Distribution of Copies of the Petition In accordance with section 732(b)(3)(A) of the Act, copies of the public version of the Petition have been provided to the representative of the Government of the PRC. We will attempt to provide a copy of the public version of the Petition to the foreign producers/exporters, consistent with 19 CFR 351.203(c)(2). International Trade Commission Notification We have notified the ITC of our initiation, as required by section 732(d) of the Act. Preliminary Determinations by the International Trade Commission The ITC will preliminarily determine, within 25 days after the date on which it receives notice of this initiation, whether there is a reasonable indication that imports of steel wire garment hangers from the PRC are causing, or threatening to cause, material injury to a U.S. industry. See section 733(a)(2)(A)(i) of the Act. A negative ITC determination will result in the investigation being terminated; otherwise, this investigation will proceed according to statutory and regulatory time limits. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 777(i) of the Act. Dated: September 10, 2007. Joseph A. Spetrini, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–18247 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–913] Certain New Pneumatic Off–the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 17, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley, Toni Page, or Jack Zhao, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3148, (202) 482– 1398 and (202) 482–1396, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52859 Background On July 30, 2007, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated the countervailing duty investigation of certain new pneumatic off–the-road tires (OTR tires) from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain New Pneumatic Off–the-Road Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 72 FR 44122 (August 7, 2007). Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than October 3, 2007. Postponement of Due Date for Preliminary Determination On August 23, 2007, Titan Tire Corporation and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO-CLC (collectively, petitioners), submitted a letter requesting that the Department postpone the preliminary determination of the countervailing duty investigation of OTR tires from the People’s Republic of China by 65 days. Under section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department may extend the period for reaching a preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation until not later than the 130th day after the date on which the administering authority initiates an investigation if the petitioner makes a timely request for an extension of the period within which the determination must be made under section 703(b) of the Act. Pursuant to section 351.205(e) of the Department’s regulations, the petitioners’ request for postponement of the preliminary determination was made 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination. Accordingly, we are extending the due date for the preliminary determination by 65 days to December 7, 2007. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act. Dated: September 11, 2007. Joseph A. Spetrini, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–18256 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board Membership The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST PRB) reviews E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-913]


Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from the People's 
Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the 
Countervailing Duty Investigation

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 17, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley, Toni Page, or Jack Zhao, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3148, (202) 482-1398 and (202) 482-1396, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 30, 2007, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated 
the countervailing duty investigation of certain new pneumatic off-the-
road tires (OTR tires) from the People's Republic of China. See Certain 
New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: 
Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 72 FR 44122 (August 7, 
2007). Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than 
October 3, 2007.

Postponement of Due Date for Preliminary Determination

    On August 23, 2007, Titan Tire Corporation and United Steel, Paper 
and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy Allied Industrial and 
Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC (collectively, 
petitioners), submitted a letter requesting that the Department 
postpone the preliminary determination of the countervailing duty 
investigation of OTR tires from the People's Republic of China by 65 
days. Under section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act), the Department may extend the period for reaching a 
preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation until 
not later than the 130th day after the date on which the administering 
authority initiates an investigation if the petitioner makes a timely 
request for an extension of the period within which the determination 
must be made under section 703(b) of the Act. Pursuant to section 
351.205(e) of the Department's regulations, the petitioners' request 
for postponement of the preliminary determination was made 25 days or 
more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination. 
Accordingly, we are extending the due date for the preliminary 
determination by 65 days to December 7, 2007.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act.

    Dated: September 11, 2007.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-18256 Filed 9-14-07; 8:45 am]
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