Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 64303-64304 [E8-25825]

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All comments received by the close of the comment period will be considered by SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64303 BIS in developing the report to Congress. All information relating to the notice will be a matter of public record and will be available for public inspection and copying. In the interest of accuracy and completeness, BIS requires written comments. Dated: October 24, 2008. Christopher R. Wall, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. E8–25834 Filed 10–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–549–817 Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is extending the time limit for the final results of the changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products (‘‘hot–rolled steel’’) from Thailand. The period of review is October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006. This extension is made pursuant to 19 CFR 351.216(e). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Angelica Mendoza, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0195 or (202) 482– 3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BACKGROUND: On November 29, 2001, the Department published the antidumping duty order on hot–rolled steel from Thailand. See Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand, 66 FR 59562 (November 29, 2001) (‘‘Hot– Rolled Steel Order’’). In November 2004, in the course of the 2003 - 2004 administrative review, Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited (‘‘SSI’’) requested revocation of the Hot– Rolled Steel Order with respect to its sales of subject merchandise. See Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 64304 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 29, 2008 / Notices Revoke and Rescind in Part, 70 FR 73197 (December 9, 2005). In its revocation request, SSI agreed to immediate reinstatement in the Hot– Rolled Steel Order, so long as any producer or reseller is subject to the order, should the Department determine that SSI ‘‘sold the subject merchandise at less than normal value.’’ See SSI’s November 30, 2004, letter to the Department requesting revocation. On May 17, 2006, the Department revoked the antidumping duty order with respect to SSI after having determined that SSI sold the merchandise at not less than normal value for a period of at least three consecutive years.1 See Revocation. As the result of an adequate allegation from a domestic interested party in this proceeding (i.e., United States Steel Corporation), the Department, pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), is now conducting a changed circumstances review to determine whether SSI has resumed dumping hot–rolled steel and whether the antidumping order should be reinstated for hot–rolled steel from Thailand manufactured and exported by SSI. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand, 73 FR 18766 (April 7, 2008). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Extension of Time Limits for Final Results Under 19 CFR 351.216(e), the Department will issue the final results of a changed circumstances review within 270 days after the date on which the Department initiates the changed circumstances review. Currently, the final results of this antidumping duty changed circumstances review on hot– rolled steel from Thailand are due by December 23, 2008. Due to the nature of this changed circumstances review and the complexities of the issues, the Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period. Moreover, the 1 The three administrative reviews forming the basis of the revocation are: 1) the May 3, 2001, through October 31, 2002, review, Certain HotRolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 69 FR 19388 (April 13, 2004); 2) the November 1, 2002, through October 31, 2003, review, Certain HotRolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 69 FR 18349 (April 7, 2004); and 3) the November 1, 2003, through October 31, 2004, review, Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 28659 (May 17, 2006)(‘‘Revocation’’). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:17 Oct 28, 2008 Jkt 217001 Department plans to conduct verification of SSI’s sales responses. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.302(b), we are extending the time limit for completion of the review by 120 days. See Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Extension of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 73 FR 46871 (August 12, 2008), and Polyethylene Terephthalate Film Sheet and Strip from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 73 FR 6931 (February 6, 2008). Therefore, the final results will be due no later than April 22, 2009. The Department intends to issue the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review no later than December 23, 2008. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b) and 771(i) of the Act. Dated: October 23, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–25825 Filed 10–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–583–816 Certain Stainless Steel Butt–Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Extension of Time Limit for the Final 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 final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt–weld pipe fittings from Taiwan. The period of review is June 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. This extension is made pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). EFFECTIVE DATE: October 29, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Angelica Mendoza, Office 7, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–0195 and (202) 482–3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background On July 8, 2008, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt–weld pipe fittings from Taiwan covering the period June 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. See Certain Stainless Steel Butt–Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Intent to Rescind in Part, 73 FR 38972 (July 8, 2008). The final results for the antidumping duty administrative review of certain stainless steel butt–weld pipe fittings from Taiwan are currently due no later than November 5, 2008. Extension of Time Limits for Final Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act requires the Department to issue the final results in an administrative review within 120 days of the publication of the preliminary results. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the final results to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary results) from the date of publication of the preliminary results. In accordance with 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 review within the original time frame (i.e., by November 5, 2008). Specifically, the Department requires additional time to review complex issues raised in parties’ case briefs including substantive comments relating to the respondent’s qualification for a constructed export price offset and the Department’s use of facts available with respect to certain aspects of respondent’s cost reporting. Because it is not practicable to complete this administrative review within the time limit mandated by section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the final results of this administrative review by 60 days, to no later than January 4, 2009. Because January 4, 2009 falls on a Sunday, the new deadline for the final results will be the next business day, Monday, January 5, 2009. See 19 CFR 351.303(b). This notice is published pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-549-817


Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: 
Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Changed Circumstances 
Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is 
extending the time limit for the final results of the changed 
circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-
rolled carbon steel flat products (``hot-rolled steel'') from Thailand. 
The period of review is October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006. 
This extension is made pursuant to 19 CFR 351.216(e).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Angelica Mendoza, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0195 
or (202) 482-3019, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BACKGROUND: On November 29, 2001, the 
Department published the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel 
from Thailand. See Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon 
Steel Flat Products From Thailand, 66 FR 59562 (November 29, 2001) 
(``Hot-Rolled Steel Order''). In November 2004, in the course of the 
2003 - 2004 administrative review, Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public 
Company Limited (``SSI'') requested revocation of the Hot-Rolled Steel 
Order with respect to its sales of subject merchandise. See Certain 
Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand; Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to

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Revoke and Rescind in Part, 70 FR 73197 (December 9, 2005).
    In its revocation request, SSI agreed to immediate reinstatement in 
the Hot-Rolled Steel Order, so long as any producer or reseller is 
subject to the order, should the Department determine that SSI ``sold 
the subject merchandise at less than normal value.'' See SSI's November 
30, 2004, letter to the Department requesting revocation. On May 17, 
2006, the Department revoked the antidumping duty order with respect to 
SSI after having determined that SSI sold the merchandise at not less 
than normal value for a period of at least three consecutive years.\1\ 
See Revocation.
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    \1\ The three administrative reviews forming the basis of the 
revocation are: 1) the May 3, 2001, through October 31, 2002, 
review, Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand: 
Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, 69 FR 19388 (April 13, 2004); 2) the November 
1, 2002, through October 31, 2003, review, Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon 
Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, 69 FR 18349 (April 7, 2004); and 3) the 
November 1, 2003, through October 31, 2004, review, Certain Hot-
Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Revocation of 
Antidumping Duty Order and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, 71 FR 28659 (May 17, 2006)(``Revocation'').
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    As the result of an adequate allegation from a domestic interested 
party in this proceeding (i.e., United States Steel Corporation), the 
Department, pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (``the Act''), is now conducting a changed circumstances review 
to determine whether SSI has resumed dumping hot-rolled steel and 
whether the antidumping order should be reinstated for hot-rolled steel 
from Thailand manufactured and exported by SSI. See Initiation of 
Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Hot-Rolled 
Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand, 73 FR 18766 (April 7, 2008).

Extension of Time Limits for Final Results

    Under 19 CFR 351.216(e), the Department will issue the final 
results of a changed circumstances review within 270 days after the 
date on which the Department initiates the changed circumstances 
review. Currently, the final results of this antidumping duty changed 
circumstances review on hot-rolled steel from Thailand are due by 
December 23, 2008. Due to the nature of this changed circumstances 
review and the complexities of the issues, the Department finds that it 
is not practicable to complete the review within this time period. 
Moreover, the Department plans to conduct verification of SSI's sales 
responses. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.302(b), we are extending 
the time limit for completion of the review by 120 days. See Certain 
Pasta from Italy: Notice of Extension of Final Results of Antidumping 
Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 73 FR 46871 (August 12, 2008), and 
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film Sheet and Strip from the Republic of 
Korea: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Changed 
Circumstances Review, 73 FR 6931 (February 6, 2008). Therefore, the 
final results will be due no later than April 22, 2009. The Department 
intends to issue the preliminary results of the changed circumstances 
review no later than December 23, 2008.
    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b) and 
771(i) of the Act.

    Dated: October 23, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-25825 Filed 10-28-08; 8:45 am]
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