Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of the Preliminary Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation, 54963-54964 [E9-24961]

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E9–25722 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P Director, Human Capital Management, Office of Human ADDRESSES: VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:19 Oct 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 54963 International Trade Administration Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of the Preliminary Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: October 26, 2009. 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, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5403. Background On June 23, 2009, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published the initiation of the investigation of prestressed concrete steel wire strand (‘‘PC Strand’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), covering the period of October 1, 2008, through March 31, 2009.1 On July 28, 2009, the Department selected two companies as mandatory respondents for this investigation: Tianjin Shengte PC Steel Strand Co., (‘‘Tianjin Shengte’’) and Silvery Dragon PC Steel Products (‘‘Silvery Dragon’’).2 On August 7, 2009, the Department received a letter from Silvery Dragon stating that the company would no longer be participating in the investigation. Tianjin Shengte failed to properly file a response to the Department’s questionnaire in a timely manner. Since the two originally selected mandatory respondents no longer participated, the Department determined that it was appropriate in this case to replace them with two new additional respondents. On August 14, 2009, the Department selected Jiangxi Xinhua Metal Products Co. as a mandatory respondent,3 and on 1 Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 74 FR 29655 (June 23, 2009). 2 Memorandum to James C. Doyle, Office 9 Director, through Alex Villanueva, Office 9 Program Manager, from Alexis Polovina, Office 9 Case Analyst, dated July 28, 2009, Antidumping Duty Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’): Respondent Selection (‘‘Respondent Selection Memo’’). 3 Memorandum to the File from Alan Ray, Office 9 Case Analyst, through Alex Villanueva, Office 9 Program Manager, dated August 14, 2009, Continued PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 54964 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 205 / Monday, October 26, 2009 / Notices September 11, 2009, the Department selected Wuxi Jingyang Metal Products Co. as a voluntary respondent.4 The preliminary determination of this antidumping duty investigation is currently due on November 3, 2009. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Statutory Time Limits Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department can extend the period for a preliminary determination until not later than 190 days after the date on which the administrative authority initiates an investigation if the Department concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating and determines that: Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel The case is extraordinarily complicated by the reason of (I) The number and complexity of the transactions to be investigated or adjustments to be considered, (II) the novelty of the issues presented, or (III) the number of firms whose activities must be investigated, and (ii) additional time is necessary to make the preliminary determination. Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Determination Because the Department replaced both of the originally selected mandatory respondents in this investigation, thereby making it extraordinarily complicated to properly prepare a preliminary determination within the original statutory timeframe, the Department finds it necessary to extend the current preliminary determination deadline. Moreover, on October 6, 2009, Petitioners 5 made a timely request pursuant to 733(c)(1)(B)(i) of the Act for a thirty-day postponement of the preliminary determination. Therefore, for the reasons identified above, we are postponing the preliminary determination under section 733(c)(1)(B) of the Act by thirty days from November 3, 2009, to December 3, 2009. This notice is published pursuant to sections 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–24961 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–M Antidumping Duty Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’): Replacement of Mandatory Respondent. 4 Memorandum to the File, from Alan Ray, Office 9 Case Analyst, dated September 11, 2009, Antidumping Duty Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’): Replacement of Mandatory Respondent. 5 American Spring Wire Corp., Insteel Wire Products Company, and Sumiden Wire Products Corp. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:19 Oct 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XS45 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; solicitation of nominations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill one-third (10) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3–year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and nongovernmental organizations will be considered for membership in the AP. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before November 25, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the Advisory Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the following methods: • Email: HMSAP.Nominations@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following identifier: ‘‘HMS AP Nominations.’’ • Mail: Brian Parker, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. • Fax: 301–713–1917. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper at (301) 713–2347 x112. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104–297, provided for the establishment of Advisory Panels to assist in the collection and evaluation of information relevant to the development of any Fishery Management Plan (FMP) or FMP amendment. The HMS AP has consulted with NMFS on the HMS FMP (April 1999), Amendment 1 to the PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Billfish FMP (April 1999), Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (November 2003), the Consolidated HMS FMP (July 2006),and Amendments 1, 2, 3, and 4 to the Consolidated HMS FMP (April 2008, September 2008, February 2009 and September 2009, respectively). Procedures and Guidelines A. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the Advisory Panel Nomination packages should include: 1. The name of the applicant or nominee and a description of his/her interest in HMS or in particular species of sharks, swordfish, tunas, or billfish; 2. A statement of background and/or qualifications; 3. A written commitment that the applicant or nominee shall actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the AP; and 4. A list of outreach resources that the applicant has at his/her disposal to communicate HMS issues to various interest groups. Tenure for the HMS AP Member tenure will be for 3 years (36 months), with approximately one-third of the members’ terms expiring on December 31 of each year. Nominations are sought for terms beginning January 2010 and expiring December 2012. B. Participants Nominations for the AP will be accepted to allow representation from commercial and recreational fishing interests, the scientific community, and the conservation community who are knowledgeable about Atlantic HMS and/or Atlantic HMS fisheries. Current representation on the HMS AP, as shown in Table 1, consists of 12 members representing commercial interests, 12 members representing recreational interests, 4 members representing environmental interests, 4 academic representatives, and 1 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Advisory Committee Chairperson. Each AP member serves a three-year term with approximately one-third (11) of the total number of seats (33) expiring on December 31 of each year. NMFS seeks to fill 3 academic, 2 commercial, and 5 recreational vacancies by December 31, 2009. NMFS will seek to fill vacancies based primarily on maintaining the current representation from each of the sectors, and secondarily by species expertise and/or representation from the regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean). Table 1 includes the current representation on the HMS AP by sector E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-945]


Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People's Republic 
of China: Postponement of the Preliminary Determination of the 
Antidumping Duty Investigation

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

DATES: Effective Date: October 26, 2009.

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, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5403.

Background

    On June 23, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
published the initiation of the investigation of prestressed concrete 
steel wire strand (``PC Strand'') from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC''), covering the period of October 1, 2008, through March 31, 
2009.\1\ On July 28, 2009, the Department selected two companies as 
mandatory respondents for this investigation: Tianjin Shengte PC Steel 
Strand Co., (``Tianjin Shengte'') and Silvery Dragon PC Steel Products 
(``Silvery Dragon'').\2\
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    \1\ Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People's 
Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 74 
FR 29655 (June 23, 2009).
    \2\ Memorandum to James C. Doyle, Office 9 Director, through 
Alex Villanueva, Office 9 Program Manager, from Alexis Polovina, 
Office 9 Case Analyst, dated July 28, 2009, Antidumping Duty 
Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the 
People's Republic of China (``PRC''): Respondent Selection 
(``Respondent Selection Memo'').
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    On August 7, 2009, the Department received a letter from Silvery 
Dragon stating that the company would no longer be participating in the 
investigation. Tianjin Shengte failed to properly file a response to 
the Department's questionnaire in a timely manner. Since the two 
originally selected mandatory respondents no longer participated, the 
Department determined that it was appropriate in this case to replace 
them with two new additional respondents. On August 14, 2009, the 
Department selected Jiangxi Xinhua Metal Products Co. as a mandatory 
respondent,\3\ and on

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September 11, 2009, the Department selected Wuxi Jingyang Metal 
Products Co. as a voluntary respondent.\4\ The preliminary 
determination of this antidumping duty investigation is currently due 
on November 3, 2009.
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    \3\ Memorandum to the File from Alan Ray, Office 9 Case Analyst, 
through Alex Villanueva, Office 9 Program Manager, dated August 14, 
2009, Antidumping Duty Investigation of Prestressed Concrete Steel 
Wire Strand from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''): 
Replacement of Mandatory Respondent.
    \4\ Memorandum to the File, from Alan Ray, Office 9 Case 
Analyst, dated September 11, 2009, Antidumping Duty Investigation of 
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the People's Republic of 
China (``PRC''): Replacement of Mandatory Respondent.
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Statutory Time Limits

    Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (``the Act''), the Department can extend the period for a 
preliminary determination until not later than 190 days after the date 
on which the administrative authority initiates an investigation if the 
Department concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating and 
determines that:

    The case is extraordinarily complicated by the reason of (I) The 
number and complexity of the transactions to be investigated or 
adjustments to be considered, (II) the novelty of the issues 
presented, or (III) the number of firms whose activities must be 
investigated, and (ii) additional time is necessary to make the 
preliminary determination.

Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Determination

    Because the Department replaced both of the originally selected 
mandatory respondents in this investigation, thereby making it 
extraordinarily complicated to properly prepare a preliminary 
determination within the original statutory timeframe, the Department 
finds it necessary to extend the current preliminary determination 
deadline. Moreover, on October 6, 2009, Petitioners \5\ made a timely 
request pursuant to 733(c)(1)(B)(i) of the Act for a thirty-day 
postponement of the preliminary determination.
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    \5\ American Spring Wire Corp., Insteel Wire Products Company, 
and Sumiden Wire Products Corp.
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    Therefore, for the reasons identified above, we are postponing the 
preliminary determination under section 733(c)(1)(B) of the Act by 
thirty days from November 3, 2009, to December 3, 2009.
    This notice is published pursuant to sections 733(c)(2) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-24961 Filed 10-23-09; 8:45 am]
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