Stainless Steel Bar from India: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 63435 [E8-25440]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 207 / Friday, October 24, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–552–801] Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of the New Shipper and Fourth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 24, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Ray, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5403. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On September 8, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published the preliminary results of these new shipper and administrative reviews for the period August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2007. See Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Review and Fourth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of the Fourth Administrative Review, 73 FR 52015 (September 8, 2008) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). The final results are currently due on January 6, 2009. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Extension of Time Limits for Final Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1) require the Department to issue the final results in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. The Department may, however, extend the deadline for completion of the final results of an administrative review to 180 days if it determines it is not practicable to complete the review within the foregoing time period. See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). The Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the final results in the aligned new shipper and fourth antidumping duty administrative reviews of certain frozen fish fillets from VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Oct 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 Vietnam within this time limit. See Memo to File re: Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Alignment of the New Shipper Review of Binh An Seafood Joint Stock Co. (‘‘Binh An’’) with the 4th Administrative Review (May 23, 2008), and Memo to File re: Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Alignment of the New Shipper Review of Southern Fishery Industries Co., Ltd. (‘‘South Vina’’) with the 4th Administrative Review (September 3, 2008). The Department is extending the deadline because additional time is needed to issue the verification reports of the new shipper reviews. Furthermore, the Department requires additional time to complete the final results because it intends to provide parties additional time to submit case and rebuttal briefs. For the reasons noted above, we are extending the time for the completion of the final results of this review by 60 days to March 7, 2009. As March 7, 2009, falls on a Saturday, we will issue our final results no later than Monday, March 9, 2009. This notice is published in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). Dated: October 20, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–25438 Filed 10–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–810] Stainless Steel Bar from India: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 24, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Devta Ohri, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3853. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On March 31, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published a notice of initiation of an administrative PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63435 review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from India covering the period February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, Request for Revocation in Part, and Deferral of Administrative Review, 73 FR 16837 (March 31, 2008). The preliminary results for this administrative review are currently due no later than October 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 issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an antidumping duty order for which a review is requested and issue the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend these deadlines to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days, respectively. Due to the complexity of the issues in this case, including affiliation and cost of production, and the lengthy supplemental questionnaire responses pending, it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limit (i.e., October 31, 2008). Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results to no later than March 2, 2009,1 in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 20, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–25440 Filed 10–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S 1 120 days from October 31, 2008, is February 28, 2008. However, Department practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Act, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-810]


Stainless Steel Bar from India: Extension of Time Limit for the 
Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 24, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Devta Ohri, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-3853.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 31, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from India covering the 
period February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. See Initiation of 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, Request for 
Revocation in Part, and Deferral of Administrative Review, 73 FR 16837 
(March 31, 2008). The preliminary results for this administrative 
review are currently due no later than October 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 issue the preliminary results of an 
administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the 
anniversary month of an antidumping duty order for which a review is 
requested and issue the final results within 120 days after the date on 
which the preliminary results are published. However, if it is not 
practicable to complete the review within the time period, section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend these deadlines 
to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days, respectively.
    Due to the complexity of the issues in this case, including 
affiliation and cost of production, and the lengthy supplemental 
questionnaire responses pending, it is not practicable to complete the 
preliminary results of this review within the original time limit 
(i.e., October 31, 2008). Therefore, the Department is extending the 
time limit for completion of the preliminary results to no later than 
March 2, 2009,\1\ in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.
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    \1\ 120 days from October 31, 2008, is February 28, 2008. 
However, Department practice dictates that where a deadline falls on 
a weekend, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See 
Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next Business Day'' Rule 
for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Act, 70 
FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).
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    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: October 20, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-25440 Filed 10-23-08; 8:45 am]
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