Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Amended Notice of Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 18511 [E8-7100]

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This initiation and notice are published in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: March 26, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–7084 Filed 4–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–931] Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Notice of Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 4, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–4793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On February 19, 2008, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated the countervailing duty investigation of VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:44 Apr 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe from the People’s Republic of China. See Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 73 FR 9994 (February 25, 2008). Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than April 24, 2008. The version of the notice of postponement of the preliminary determination released on Thursday, March 27, 2008, stated that the deadline for completion of the final determination is June 30, 2008. The notice should have stated that the deadline for completion of the preliminary determination is June 30, 2008. This amended notice corrects that error. This error was discovered prior to publication of the notice in the Federal Register, consequently, this amendment is being published in its place. Postponement of Due Date for Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, if the Department concludes that the parties concerned in the investigation are cooperating and determines that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act allows the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the administering authority initiated the investigation. The Department is currently investigating alleged subsidy programs involving loans, grants, income tax incentives, and the provision of goods or services for less than adequate remuneration. Due to the number and complexity of the alleged countervailable subsidy practices being investigated, it is not practicable to complete the preliminary determination of this investigation within the original time limit (i.e., by April 24, 2008). Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are fully extending the due date for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the day on which the investigation was initiated. However, as that date falls on a Saturday, the deadline for completion of the preliminary determination is now June 30, 2008, the next business day. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18511 Dated: April 1, 2008. Stephen J. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 66 (Friday, April 4, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 18511]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-7100]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-931]


Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe from the 
People's Republic of China: Amended Notice of Postponement of 
Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 4, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-4793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 19, 2008, the Department of Commerce (Department) 
initiated the countervailing duty investigation of circular welded 
austenitic stainless pressure pipe from the People's Republic of China. 
See Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe from the 
People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigation, 73 FR 9994 (February 25, 2008). Currently, the 
preliminary determination is due no later than April 24, 2008.
    The version of the notice of postponement of the preliminary 
determination released on Thursday, March 27, 2008, stated that the 
deadline for completion of the final determination is June 30, 2008. 
The notice should have stated that the deadline for completion of the 
preliminary determination is June 30, 2008. This amended notice 
corrects that error. This error was discovered prior to publication of 
the notice in the Federal Register, consequently, this amendment is 
being published in its place.

Postponement of Due Date for Preliminary Determination

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a 
countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on 
which the Department initiated the investigation. However, if the 
Department concludes that the parties concerned in the investigation 
are cooperating and determines that the investigation is 
extraordinarily complicated, section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act allows the 
Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no 
later than 130 days after the date on which the administering authority 
initiated the investigation.
    The Department is currently investigating alleged subsidy programs 
involving loans, grants, income tax incentives, and the provision of 
goods or services for less than adequate remuneration. Due to the 
number and complexity of the alleged countervailable subsidy practices 
being investigated, it is not practicable to complete the preliminary 
determination of this investigation within the original time limit 
(i.e., by April 24, 2008). Therefore, in accordance with section 
703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are fully extending the due date for the 
preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the day on 
which the investigation was initiated. However, as that date falls on a 
Saturday, the deadline for completion of the preliminary determination 
is now June 30, 2008, the next business day.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act.

    Dated: April 1, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-7100 Filed 4-3-08; 8:45 am]
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