California Association for Research in Astronomy dba W.M. Keck Observatory, Notice of Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 16836 [E9-8389]

Download as PDF 16836 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 69 / Monday, April 13, 2009 / Notices Dated: April 6, 2009. Christopher Cassel, Acting Director, IA Subsidies Enforcement Office. [FR Doc. E9–8396 Filed 4–10–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (C–570–938) Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination BILLING CODE: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration California Association for Research in Astronomy dba W.M. Keck Observatory, Notice of Decision on Applications for Duty–Free Entry of Scientific Instruments This is a decision pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. .106–36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. in Room 3705, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instruments of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as this is intended to be used, that was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its order. Docket Number: 08–061. Applicant: California Association for Research in Astronomy dba W.M. Keck Observatory, Kamuela, HI 96743. Instrument: Laser Launch Telescope Assembly (LTA). Manufacturer: Galileo Avionica, Italy. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 9219, March 3, 2009. Reasons: This laser launch telescope assembly (LTA) has stringent technical requirements in regard to optical qualities, size, weight, and laser power capabilities than standard telescope designs that are used for viewing versus projection of a laser beam. Unique features of this LTA include: 1)it is able to handle the laser power of 20 watts of 589 nanometer light and throughput requirements, 2) it has a temperature range of -10 degrees C to 10 degrees C, and 3) it is able to meet those requirements while the unit is moved from 0 to 70 degrees zenith angle. Dated: April 7, 2009. Christopher Cassel, Acting Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–8389 Filed 4–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE: 3510–DS–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:51 Apr 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) has determined that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of citric acid and certain citrate salts (‘‘citric acid’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). For information on the estimated countervailing duty rates, please see the ‘‘Suspension of Liquidation’’ section, below. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 13, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Neubacher, Shelly Atkinson or Damian Felton, 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) 482–5823, (202) 482–0116 or (202) 482– 0133, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Petitioners The petitioners in this investigation are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Incorporated, and Tate & Lyle America, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘Petitioners’’). Period of Investigation The period for which we are measuring subsidies, or period of investigation, is January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. Case History The following events have occurred since the announcement of the preliminary determination, which was published in the Federal Register on September 19, 2008. See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 73 FR 54367 (September 19, 2008) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). The Department issued several supplemental questionnaires to the Government of the People’s Republic of China (‘‘GOC’’), TTCA Co., Ltd. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (formerly Shandong TTCA Biochemical Co., Ltd.) (‘‘TTCA’’) and Yixing Union Biochemical Co. Ltd. (‘‘Yixing Union’’) and its cross–owned affiliate Yixing Union Cogeneration Co., Ltd., and received responses in September and October 2008. Public versions of the questionnaires and responses, as well as the various memoranda cited below are available at the Department’s Central Records Unit (Room 1117 in the HCHB Building) (hereafter referred to as ‘‘CRU’’). On September 12, 2008, the Department determined to investigate certain subsidies alleged by Petitioners in their submission of August 8, 2008. See Memorandum to Susan Kuhbach, Senior Director, Office 1, entitled ‘‘Analysis of Petitioners’ New Subsidy Allegations’’ (September 12, 2008). On October 1, 2008, the Department issued questionnaires to the GOC, TTCA and Yixing Union regarding these new subsidy allegations. We received responses to these questionnaires as well as to supplemental questionnaires regarding the newly alleged submissions in October 2008. On October 20, 2008, the Department initiated an investigation of TTCA’s creditworthiness for the years 2004, 2006 and 2007, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.505(a)(6). See Memorandum to Susan H. Kuhbach, Senior Director, Office 1, entitled ‘‘Uncreditworthy Allegation for TTCA’’ (October 20, 2008). On February 25, 2009, we issued our preliminary determination that TTCA was uncreditworthy for the years investigated. See Memorandum to Susan H. Kuhbach, Senior Office Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, entitled ‘‘Preliminary Creditworthiness Determination for TTCA Co., Ltd.’’ (February 25, 2009). From November 1 through November 20, 2008, we conducted verification of the questionnaire responses submitted by the GOC, TTCA and Yixing Union. On March 4, 2009, we issued our post–preliminary determination regarding the new subsidy allegations and certain other programs discovered in the course of the investigation. See Memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, entitled ‘‘Post– Preliminary Findings for the New Subsidy Allegations’’ (March 4, 2009). We received case briefs from the GOC and Yixing Union on March 12, 2009, and from Petitioners and TTCA on March 13, 2009. The same parties submitted rebuttal briefs on March 18 and 19, 2009, respectively. E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


California Association for Research in Astronomy dba W.M. Keck 
Observatory, Notice of Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of 
Scientific Instruments

This is a decision pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, 
Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89-
651, as amended by Pub. .106-36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). 
Related records can be viewed between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. in Room 
3705, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave, NW, 
Washington, D.C.
Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instruments 
of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described 
below, for such purposes as this is intended to be used, that was being 
manufactured in the United States at the time of its order.
Docket Number: 08-061. Applicant: California Association for Research 
in Astronomy dba W.M. Keck Observatory, Kamuela, HI 96743. Instrument: 
Laser Launch Telescope Assembly (LTA). Manufacturer: Galileo Avionica, 
Italy. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 9219, March 3, 2009.
    Reasons: This laser launch telescope assembly (LTA) has stringent 
technical requirements in regard to optical qualities, size, weight, 
and laser power capabilities than standard telescope designs that are 
used for viewing versus projection of a laser beam. Unique features of 
this LTA include: 1)it is able to handle the laser power of 20 watts of 
589 nanometer light and throughput requirements, 2) it has a 
temperature range of -10 degrees C to 10 degrees C, and 3) it is able 
to meet those requirements while the unit is moved from 0 to 70 degrees 
zenith angle.

    Dated: April 7, 2009.
Christopher Cassel,
Acting Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-8389 Filed 4-10-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE: 3510-DS-S