Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Administrative Review, 3453 [E8-899]

Download as PDF 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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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

AGENCY: 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.

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.

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.
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