Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Extension of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 3452-3453 [E8-896]

Download as PDF 3452 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2008 / Notices Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Office of Performance Evaluation, Room 7009, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the procedures set forth in section 315.9 of EDA’s final rule (71 FR 56704) for procedures for requesting a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official program number and title of the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance. Dated: January 14, 2008. William P. Kittredge, Program Officer for TAA. [FR Doc. E8–869 Filed 1–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–485–803] Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From Romania: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Pursuant to Final Court Decision Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 7, 2007, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) affirmed the final remand results made by the Department of Commerce (the Department) pursuant to the CIT’s remand of the final results of the antidumping duty administrative review of the antidumping order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Romania. See Mittal Steel Galati S.A., Formerly Known as Ispat Sidex S.A. v. United States, Slip Op. 07–110 (CIT July 18, 2007) (Mittal Steel). As the CIT’s decision affirming the final remand results was not appealed to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the CIT’s decision is final, and we are amending the final results of the review in this matter. We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries subject to these amended final results. DATES: Effective Date: January 18, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: John Drury or Angelica Mendoza, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Jan 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0195 or (202) 482– 3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 15, 2005, the Department published the final results of the administrative review for certain cut-tolength carbon steel plate from Romania covering the period August 1, 2002, through July 31, 2003. See Certain Cutto-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Romania: Notice of Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 12651 (March 15, 2005) (Final Results), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. On April 13, 2005, Mittal Steel Galati S.A. (Mittal) filed a summons at the CIT challenging the Final Results. On July 18, 2007, the Court issued its opinion in Mittal Steel remanding two issues to the Department (i.e., the Department’s decision to value iron scrap as a material input and the Department’s choice of a surrogate value for limestone), and affirming the Department on a third issue (i.e., the Department’s rejection of the use of data from Mittal’s Algerian affiliate in deriving surrogate financial ratios). The CIT also did not order the re-liquidation of certain entries of subject merchandise that were liquidated prior to the expiration of the statutory time limit for appeal, and prior to Mittal’s application for a preliminary injunction, as Mittal had requested. In accordance with the CIT’s remand order, the Department filed its remand results on October 1, 2007. In those remand results, the Department provided an offset for scrap generated and re-used in the production process by Mittal, and reconsidered its valuation of the limestone input used to manufacture cut-to-length carbon steel plate for this proceeding. As a result, the Department recalculated the antidumping duty rate applicable to Mittal at 7.29 percent for the period of review. On November 7, 2007, the CIT affirmed the Department’s final results pursuant to remand. See Mittal Steel Galati S.A., Formerly Known as Ispat Sidex S.A. v. United States, Slip Op. 07–164 (CIT November 7, 2007) . There was no appeal of the CIT’s decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit filed within the appeal period. Therefore, the CIT’s decision is now final and conclusive. Amendment to Final Results We are now amending the final results of this administrative review to reflect the final and conclusive decision PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the CIT. The changes to our calculations with respect to Mittal resulted in a change in the weightedaverage margin from 13.50 percent to 7.29 percent for the period of review. The Department will instruct CBP to liquidate entries of certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Romania produced by, exported to, or imported into the United States by Mittal during the review period at the assessment rates the Department calculated for these amended final results of review. We intend to issue the assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these amended final results of review. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: January 11, 2008. David Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–898 Filed 1–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–894] Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is extending the time limit for the preliminary results of the administrative review of certain tissue paper products from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). This review covers the period March 1, 2006, through February 28, 2007. DATES: Effective Date: January 18, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Wong, 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) 482–0409. AGENCY: Background On March 30, 2005, the Department published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order covering certain tissue paper from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Notice of Amended Final Determination of E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2008 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Sales at Less than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 16223 (March 30, 2005). On April 27, 2007, the Department published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the PRC. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 72 FR 20986 (April 27, 2007). On November 20, 2007, the Department published a notice extending the time limit for preliminary results in this review by 61 days. See Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 65298 (November 20, 2007). The preliminary results of this review are currently due no later than January 31, 2008. Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and section 351.213(h)(1) of the Department’s regulations require the Department to issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the order or suspension agreement for which the administrative review was requested, and the final results of the review within 120 days after the date on which the notice of the preliminary results was published in the Federal Register. However, if the Department determines that it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department’s regulations allow the Department to extend the 245-day period to 365 days and the 120-day period to 180 days. Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h) of the Department’s regulations, we determine that it is not practicable to complete this administrative review within the statutory time limit of 245 days. Given that the Office of Import Administration, Office 9, conducting this review is currently tasked with the conduct of multiple reviews with various conflicting deadlines, and given limited resources, the Department requires additional time to analyze questionnaire responses, issue supplemental questionnaires, and examine and analyze surrogate value information. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department’s regulations, the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Jan 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 Department is fully extending the time limit for the completion of these preliminary results by an additional 59 days. Since a 59-day extension would result in the deadline for the preliminary results falling on March 30, 2008, which is a Sunday, the new deadline for the final results will be the next business day, March 31, 2008.1 The final results continue to be due 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results. This notice is published pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 11, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–896 Filed 1–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–423–808] Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: January 18, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Moore or George McMahon at (202) 482–3692 and (202) 482–1167, respectively; AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. AGENCY: Background On June 29, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel plate in coils from Belgium with respect to Ugine & ALZ, NV Belgium (U&A Belgium). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, Request for Revocation in Part and Deferral of Administrative Review, 72 FR 35690 (June 29, 2007). The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2006 through April 30, 2007. The preliminary results of this review are currently due no later than January 31, 2008. 1 See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3453 Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order or finding for which a review is requested. Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act further states that if it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period specified, the administering authority may extend the 245-day period to issue its preliminary results by up to 120 days. We determine that completion of the preliminary results of this review within the 245-day period is not practicable for the following reasons. This review requires the Department to gather and analyze a significant amount of information pertaining to the company’s sales practices, manufacturing costs and corporate relationships, which is complicated due to recent changes in its corporate structure. Furthermore, the company subject to this review recently converted its accounting system, which resulted in a request for additional time to submit its questionnaire response to the Department. Given the number and complexity of issues in this case, and in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of review by 120 days. Therefore, the preliminary results are now due no later than May 30, 2008. The final results continue to be due 120 days after publication of the preliminary results. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 11, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–899 Filed 1–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF07 Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment Considering the States of Oregon, Idaho, and Washington’s Request for Lethal Removal Authority of California Sea Lions in Accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 13 (Friday, January 18, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-894]


Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of 
China: Extension of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is extending 
the time limit for the preliminary results of the administrative review 
of certain tissue paper products from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC''). This review covers the period March 1, 2006, through 
February 28, 2007.

DATES: Effective Date: January 18, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Wong, 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) 482-0409.

Background

    On March 30, 2005, the Department published in the Federal Register 
an antidumping duty order covering certain tissue paper from the 
People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Notice of Amended Final 
Determination of

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Sales at Less than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain 
Tissue Paper Products from the People's Republic of China, 70 FR 16223 
(March 30, 2005). On April 27, 2007, the Department published a notice 
of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty 
order on certain tissue paper products from the PRC. See Initiation of 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 72 FR 20986 
(April 27, 2007).
    On November 20, 2007, the Department published a notice extending 
the time limit for preliminary results in this review by 61 days. See 
Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People's Republic of China: 
Extension of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review, 72 FR 65298 (November 20, 2007). The preliminary results of 
this review are currently due no later than January 31, 2008.

Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results

    Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the 
Act''), and section 351.213(h)(1) of the Department's regulations 
require the Department to issue the preliminary results of an 
administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the 
anniversary month of the order or suspension agreement for which the 
administrative review was requested, and the final results of the 
review within 120 days after the date on which the notice of the 
preliminary results was published in the Federal Register. However, if 
the Department determines that it is not practicable to complete the 
review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 
section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department's regulations allow the 
Department to extend the 245-day period to 365 days and the 120-day 
period to 180 days.
    Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h) 
of the Department's regulations, we determine that it is not 
practicable to complete this administrative review within the statutory 
time limit of 245 days. Given that the Office of Import Administration, 
Office 9, conducting this review is currently tasked with the conduct 
of multiple reviews with various conflicting deadlines, and given 
limited resources, the Department requires additional time to analyze 
questionnaire responses, issue supplemental questionnaires, and examine 
and analyze surrogate value information. Therefore, in accordance with 
section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the 
Department's regulations, the Department is fully extending the time 
limit for the completion of these preliminary results by an additional 
59 days. Since a 59-day extension would result in the deadline for the 
preliminary results falling on March 30, 2008, which is a Sunday, the 
new deadline for the final results will be the next business day, March 
31, 2008.\1\ The final results continue to be due 120 days after the 
publication of the preliminary results.
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    \1\ See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next Business 
Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to 
the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).
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    This notice is published pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) and 
777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: January 11, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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