Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 63695 [E8-25439]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 208 / Monday, October 27, 2008 / Notices after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by petitioner. In addition, section 351.210(e)(2) of the Department’s regulations require that requests by respondents for postponement of a final determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a four month period to not more than six months. On October 8, 2008, Ningbo Yinzhou Foreign Trade Co., Ltd., one of the two mandatory respondents, requested a 60– day extension of the final determination and extension of the provisional measures. Thus, because our amended preliminary determination is affirmative, and the respondent requesting a postponement of the final determination and an extension of the provisional measures, accounts for a significant proportion of exports of steel threaded rod, and no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the deadline for the final determination by 60 days until February 20, 2009, based on the publication date of the Preliminary Determination. International Trade Commission Notification mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we have notified the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) of our amended preliminary determination. If our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of steel threaded rod, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation, of the merchandise under investigation, within 45 days of our final determination. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f), 735(a)(2), and 777(i) of the Act and sections 351.210(g) and 351.224(e) of the Department’s regulations. Dated: October 20, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–25549 Filed 10–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:13 Oct 24, 2008 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–351–825 Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 27, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Cartsos or Minoo Hatten, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1757 or (202) 482– 1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: 63695 to the original and supplemental questionnaires.1 Thus, the Department needs additional time to review and analyze the responses submitted by Villares. Further, the Department requires additional time to review issues such as corporate affiliations and steel grades of products reported by Villares as it will affect the Department’s matching methodology in this case. Therefore, we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of this review by 90 days until January 29, 2009. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). Dated: October 17, 2008. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–25439 Filed 10–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Background At the request of interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel bar from Brazil for 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 of this administrative review are currently due no later than October 31, 2008. Extension of Time Limit 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 for which a review is requested and a final determination within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary determination is published. If it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary determination to a maximum of 365 days after the last day of the anniversary month. See also 19 CFR 351.213(h). We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review by the current deadline of October 31, 2008, for several reasons. Specifically, the Department has granted the respondent, Villares Metals S.A. (Villares), several extensions to respond PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period January 1 through June 30, 2008. DATES: Comments must be submitted within thirty days after publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Written comments (original and six copies) should be sent to the Secretary of Commerce, Attn: Jill E. Pollack, Import Administration, APO/ Dockets Unit, Room 1870, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill E. Pollack, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: 1 See, e.g., letters to Villares Metals S.A., from Laurie Parkhill, dated April 18, 2008, May 22, 2008, July 11, 2008, and July 30, 2008. E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-351-825


Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Extension of Time Limit for 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 27, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Cartsos or Minoo Hatten, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1757 or (202) 482-1690, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    At the request of interested parties, the Department of Commerce 
(the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping 
duty order on certain stainless steel bar from Brazil for 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 of this administrative review 
are currently due no later than October 31, 2008.

Extension of Time Limit 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 
for which a review is requested and a final determination within 120 
days after the date on which the preliminary determination is 
published. If it is not practicable to complete the review within these 
time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to 
extend the time limit for the preliminary determination to a maximum of 
365 days after the last day of the anniversary month. See also 19 CFR 
351.213(h).
    We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary 
results of this review by the current deadline of October 31, 2008, for 
several reasons. Specifically, the Department has granted the 
respondent, Villares Metals S.A. (Villares), several extensions to 
respond to the original and supplemental questionnaires.\1\ Thus, the 
Department needs additional time to review and analyze the responses 
submitted by Villares. Further, the Department requires additional time 
to review issues such as corporate affiliations and steel grades of 
products reported by Villares as it will affect the Department's 
matching methodology in this case. Therefore, we are extending the time 
period for issuing the preliminary results of this review by 90 days 
until January 29, 2009.
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    \1\ See, e.g., letters to Villares Metals S.A., from Laurie 
Parkhill, dated April 18, 2008, May 22, 2008, July 11, 2008, and 
July 30, 2008.
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    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) 
and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).

    Dated: October 17, 2008.
Gary Taverman,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-25439 Filed 10-24-08; 8:45 am]
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