Certain Helical Spring Lock Washers from the People's Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the 2007-2008 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 29669-29670 [E9-14730]

Download as PDF 29669 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 23, 2009 / Notices Dated: June 16, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation For purposes of this investigation, prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) is steel wire strand, other than of stainless steel, which is suitable for use in, but not limited to, prestressed concrete (both pretensioned and post-tensioned) applications. The scope of this investigation encompasses all types and diameters of PC strand whether uncoated (uncovered) or coated (covered) by any substance, including but not limited to, grease, plastic sheath, or epoxy. This merchandise includes, but is not limited to, PC strand produced to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A–416 specification, or comparable domestic or foreign specifications. PC strand made from galvanized wire is excluded from the scope if the zinc and/or zinc oxide coating meets or exceeds the 0.40 oz./ft2; standard set forth in ASTM–A–475. The PC strand subject to this investigation is currently classifiable under subheadings 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II merchandise, section 777A(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, permits us to investigate (1) a sample of exporters, producers, or types of products that is statistically valid based on the information available at the time of selection, or (2) exporters and producers accounting for the largest volume of the subject merchandise that can reasonably be examined. In the chart below, please provide the total quantity and total value of all your sales of merchandise covered by the scope of this investigation (see ‘‘Scope of Investigation’’ section of this notice), produced in the PRC, and exported/shipped to the United States during the period October 1, 2008, through March 31, 2009. Where it is not practicable to examine all known exporters/producers of subject Total quantity in kilograms Market Terms of sale Total value in U.S. dollars United States: 1. Export Price Sales ................................................................................................ 2. a. Exporter Name ................................................................................................. b. Address ............................................................................................................ c. Contact ............................................................................................................. d. Phone No. ........................................................................................................ e. Fax No. ............................................................................................................. 3. Constructed Export Price Sales ........................................................................... 4. Further Manufactured ........................................................................................... Total Sales ........................................................................................................ Total Quantity: • Please report quantity on a kilograms basis. If any conversions were used, please provide the conversion formula and source. Terms of Sales: • Please report all sales on the same terms (e.g., free on board at port of export). Total Value: • All sales values should be reported in U.S. dollars. Please indicate any exchange rates used and their respective dates and sources. Export Price Sales: • Generally, a U.S. sale is classified as an export price sale when the first sale to an unaffiliated customer occurs before importation into the United States. • Please include any sales exported by your company directly to the United States. • Please include any sales exported by your company to a third-country market economy reseller where you had knowledge that the merchandise was destined to be resold to the United States. • If you are a producer of subject merchandise, please include any sales manufactured by your company that were subsequently exported by an affiliated exporter to the United States. • Please do not include any sales of subject merchandise manufactured in Hong Kong in your figures. Constructed Export Price Sales: • Generally, a U.S. sale is classified as a constructed export price sale when the first VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:15 Jun 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 sale to an unaffiliated customer occurs after importation. However, if the first sale to the unaffiliated customer is made by a person in the United States affiliated with the foreign exporter, constructed export price applies even if the sale occurs prior to importation. • Please include any sales exported by your company directly to the United States. • Please include any sales exported by your company to a third-country market economy reseller where you had knowledge that the merchandise was destined to be resold to the United States. • If you are a producer of subject merchandise, please include any sales manufactured by your company that were subsequently exported by an affiliated exporter to the United States. • Please do not include any sales of subject merchandise manufactured in Hong Kong in your figures. Further Manufactured: • Sales of further manufactured or assembled (including re-packaged) merchandise is merchandise that undergoes further manufacture or assembly in the United States before being sold to the first unaffiliated customer. • Further manufacture or assembly costs include amounts incurred for direct materials, labor and overhead, plus amounts for general and administrative expense, interest expense, and additional packing expense incurred in the country of further manufacture, as well as all costs involved in PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 moving the product from the U.S. port of entry to the further manufacturer. [FR Doc. E9–14721 Filed 6–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–822] Certain Helical Spring Lock Washers from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the 2007–2008 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce EFFECTIVE DATE: June 23, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shelly Atkinson or Brandon Farlander, 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) 482–0116 or (202)482– 0182, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 29670 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 23, 2009 / Notices Background DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE On November 24, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain helical spring lock washers from the People’s Republic of China covering the period October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 73 FR 70964 (November 24, 2008). The preliminary results for this administrative review are currently due no later than July 3, 2009. International Trade Administration 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. Because the Department is analyzing the questionnaire response and will issue a supplemental questionnaire shortly, it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limit (i.e., July 3, 2009). Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results to no later than November 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: June 12, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–14730 Filed 6–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S 1 120 days from July 3, 2009, is October 31, 2009. 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 Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:15 Jun 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 [C–570–946] Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: June 16, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Copyak, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 4014, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2209. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Petition On May 27, 2009, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) received a petition filed in proper form by American Spring Wire Corp., Insteel Wire Products Company, and Sumiden Wire Products Corp (collectively, ‘‘Petitioners’’), domestic producers of prestressed concrete steel wire strand (‘‘PC Strand’’). On June 1, 2009, the Department issued a request for additional information and clarification of certain areas of the Petition. Based on the Department’s request, Petitioners filed supplements to the Petition on June 4, 2009 (‘‘Supplement to the AD Petition’’ and ‘‘Supplement to the AD/ CVD Petitions’’). On June 4, 2009, the Department requested further clarification of Petitioners’ subsidy allegations. Based on the Department’s request, Petitioners filed supplements to the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) petition on June 11, 2009 (‘‘Supplement to the CVD Petition’’). On June 8, 2009, the Department requested further clarifications of industry support and producers/exporters identified in the Petitions. Based on the Department’s request, Petitioners filed supplements to the Petition on June 9, 2009 (‘‘Second Supplement to the AD/CVD Petitions’’). On June 12, 2009 the Department again asked for clarification regarding the scope. Based on the Department’s request, Petitioners filed an additional supplement to the Petition on June 15, 2009 (‘‘Third Supplement to the AD/ CVD Petitions’’). In accordance with section 702(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), Petitioners allege that manufacturers, producers, or exporters of PC Strand in the People’s Republic of PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 China (‘‘PRC’’) receive countervailable subsidies within the meaning of section 701 of the Act, and that such imports are materially injuring, or threatening material injury to, an industry in the United States. The Department finds that Petitioners filed the Petition on behalf of the domestic industry because they are interested parties as defined in section 771(9)(C) of the Act, and Petitioners have demonstrated sufficient industry support with respect to the CVD investigation (see ‘‘Determination of Industry Support for the Petition’’ section below). Period of Investigation The period of investigation is January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008. Scope of Investigation The products covered by this investigation are PC Strand from the PRC. For a full description of the scope of the investigation, please see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ in Appendix I of this notice. Comments on Scope of Investigation During our review of the Petition, we discussed the scope with Petitioners to ensure that it is an accurate reflection of the products for which the domestic industry is seeking relief. Moreover, as discussed in the preamble to the regulations (Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties; Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997)), we are setting aside a period for interested parties to raise issues regarding product coverage. The Department encourages all interested parties to submit such comments by July 6, 2009, twenty calendar days from the signature date of this notice. Comments should be addressed to Import Administration’s APO/Dockets Unit, Room 1870, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. The period of scope consultations is intended to provide the Department with ample opportunity to consider all comments and to consult with parties prior to the issuance of the preliminary determinations. Consultations Pursuant to section 702(b)(4)(A)(ii) of the Act, the Department invited representatives of the Government of the PRC for consultations with respect to the CVD Petition. The Department held these consultations in Washington, DC, on June 1, 2009. See the Memorandum from Dana S. Mermelstein to the Files, entitled, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Petitions on Pre-Stressed Concrete Steel Wire E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-822]


Certain Helical Spring Lock Washers from the People's Republic of 
China: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the 2007-
2008 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 23, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shelly Atkinson or Brandon Farlander, 
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) 482-0116 
or (202)482-0182, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Background

    On November 24, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published a notice of initiation of an administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on certain helical spring lock 
washers from the People's Republic of China covering the period October 
1, 2007, through September 30, 2008. See Initiation of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 73 FR 70964 (November 24, 
2008). The preliminary results for this administrative review are 
currently due no later than July 3, 2009.

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.
    Because the Department is analyzing the questionnaire response and 
will issue a supplemental questionnaire shortly, it is not practicable 
to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original 
time limit (i.e., July 3, 2009). Therefore, the Department is extending 
the time limit for completion of the preliminary results to no later 
than November 2, 2009,\1\ in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act.
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    \1\ 120 days from July 3, 2009, is October 31, 2009. 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 Tariff 
Act of 1930, As Amended, 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: June 12, 2009.
John M. Andersen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. E9-14730 Filed 6-22-09; 8:45 am]
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