Sodium Nitrite from the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 2213-2214 [E8-455]

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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 14, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Carey or Gene Calvert, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3964 and (202) 482–3586, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 28, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the countervailing duty investigation of sodium nitrite from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). See Sodium Nitrite from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 72 FR 68568 (December 5, 2007). Currently the preliminary determination is due no later than February 1, 2008. Postponement of Due Date for Preliminary Determination On January 4, 2008, petitioner submitted a letter requesting that the Department postpone the preliminary determination of the countervailing duty investigation of sodium nitrite from the PRC. Under section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department may extend the deadline for the 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 petitioner’s 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 no later than April 6, 2008. Because April 6, 2008 is a Sunday, the E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 2214 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 9 / Monday, January 14, 2008 / Notices Department will issue the preliminary determination no later than April 7, 2008. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act. Dated: January 8, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–455 Filed 1–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–891] Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China; Preliminary Results, Partial Intent to Rescind and Partial Rescission of the 2005–06 Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof (‘‘hand trucks’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) covering the period December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. We have preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value (‘‘NV’’) by one exporter participating in the review. We have also preliminarily rescinded the review for five exporters that did not have any exports during the period of review (‘‘POR’’) or whose request for review was timely withdrawn. We have also preliminarily determined that two companies have not demonstrated that they are entitled to separate rates and have assigned them the rate for the PRC–wide entity. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of these reviews, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: (January 14, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4474. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:33 Jan 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 Background On December 1, 2006, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks from the PRC. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 71 FR 69543 (December 1, 2006). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), on December 29, 2006, Petitioners, Gleason Industrial Products, Inc. and Precision Products, Inc., requested that the Department conduct an administrative review for the following exporters of the subject merchandise: Qingdao Huatian Hand Truck Co., Ltd. (‘‘Huatian’’); Qingdao Future Tool, Inc. (‘‘Future Tool’’); Qingdao Taifa Group Co. Ltd. (‘‘Taifa’’); True Potential Co., Ltd. (‘‘True Potential’’); Shandong Machinery I&E Group Corp. (‘‘Shandong Machinery’’); Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. (‘‘Since Hardware’’); Formost Plastics & Metalworks (Jiazing) Co., Ltd. (‘‘Formost’’); and Forecarry Corp (‘‘Forecarry’’). Also, on December 29, 2006, the Department received a request to conduct an administrative review from Taifa, an exporter of the subject merchandise. On January 3, 2007, the Department received a request to conduct an administrative review from Since Hardware, an exporter of subject merchandise from the PRC. On February 2, 2007, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of the initiation of the antidumping duty administrative review of hand trucks from the PRC for the period December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006, with respect to eight companies. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 72 FR 5005 (February 2, 2007). On March 1, 2007, the Department issued quantity and value (‘‘Q&V’’) questionnaires along with separate rate applications and certifications to Forecarry, Formost, Future Tool, Huatian, Shandong Machinery, Since Hardware, True Potential, and Taifa requesting each party’s quantity (i.e., pieces) and U.S. dollar sales value of all exports of hand trucks and parts thereof to the United States during the POR. See Quantity and Value Questionnaire (‘‘Q&V Questionnaire’’) dated March 1, 2007. In our Q&V questionnaire, we notified all interested parties that we were considering limiting the number of respondents selected for review in accordance with section 777A(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (‘‘Act’’), due to the number of firms requested for this administrative review and the resulting administrative burden to review each company for which a request had been made. On March 15, 2007, we received responses to the Q&V questionnaire from Huatian, Since Hardware (stating it had no shipments during the POR), Taifa and True Potential. On May 1 and 25, 2007, we issued letters to Formost, Forecarry, Future Tool, and Shandong Machinery providing each a second opportunity to respond to the Department’s request for Q&V information. See Second Quantity and Value Questionnaire dated May 1, 2007 (‘‘Second Q&V Questionnaire’’). On June 4, 2007, Formost and Forecarry responded to the Department’s request for Q&V information stating that they had no exports to the United States during the POR. Future Tool and Shandong Machinery did not respond to the Department’s letters. See the ‘‘Facts Available’’ section of this notice, below, for further discussion. On March 15, 2007, Since Hardware withdrew its request for an administrative review within the time limits specified under 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). See the ‘‘Partial Rescission of Administrative Review’’ section of this notice, below, for further discussion. On May 3, 2007, Petitioners withdrew their request for an administrative review within the time limits specified under 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1) with respect to Huatian, Taifa, and True Potential. On June 21, 2007, the Department determined that it was not practicable to examine individually all of the companies covered by the 2005–2006 administrative review, and thus it limited its examination to the largest producers/exporters that could reasonably be reviewed, pursuant to section 777A(c)(2)(B) of the Act. Therefore, on this date the Department selected Taifa as the sole respondent required to submit a full questionnaire response in the administrative review (i.e., mandatory respondent). See the memorandum titled ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Selection of Respondents’’ dated June 21, 2007. On June 22, 2007, we issued the antidumping duty questionnaire to Taifa. We received separate–rate certifications from Taifa and True Potential. On July 13, 2007, we received Taifa’s responses to section A of the Department’s original questionnaire. On August 14, 2007, we received Taifa’s response to sections C and D of the Department’s original questionnaire. On E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-926]


Sodium Nitrite 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: January 14, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Carey or Gene Calvert, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone: (202) 
482-3964 and (202) 482-3586, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 28, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated the countervailing duty investigation of sodium nitrite from 
the People's Republic of China (PRC). See Sodium Nitrite from the 
People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigation, 72 FR 68568 (December 5, 2007). Currently the 
preliminary determination is due no later than February 1, 2008.

Postponement of Due Date for Preliminary Determination

    On January 4, 2008, petitioner submitted a letter requesting that 
the Department postpone the preliminary determination of the 
countervailing duty investigation of sodium nitrite from the PRC. Under 
section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
the Department may extend the deadline for the 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 petitioner's 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 
no later than April 6, 2008. Because April 6, 2008 is a Sunday, the

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Department will issue the preliminary determination no later than April 
7, 2008.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act.

    Dated: January 8, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-455 Filed 1-11-08; 8:45 am]
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