Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 63391 [E9-28881]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 231 / Thursday, December 3, 2009 / Notices Comment 3: Whether the Use of the PRC–Wide Rate is Proper [FR Doc. E9–28769 Filed 12–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–957] Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 3, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Shuler or Matthew Jordan, AD/ CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1293 and (202) 482–1540, respectively. Background On October 6, 2009, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated an investigation of certain seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 74 FR 52945 (October 15, 2009). Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than December 10, 2009. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Postponement of Due Date for Preliminary Determination Under section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), the Department may extend the period for reaching a preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation until no later than the 130th day after the date on which the administering authority initiates an investigation, if the Department determines that the parties are cooperating and the case is extraordinarily complicated. The Department finds that the instant case is extraordinarily complicated by reason of the number and complexity of the alleged countervailable subsidy practices, and the need to determine the extent to which particular VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:16 Dec 02, 2009 Jkt 220001 countervailable subsidies are used by individual manufacturers, producers, and exporters. As such, the Department is extending the due date for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the day on which the investigation was initiated (i.e., February 13, 2010). However, February 13, 2010, falls on a Saturday, and the following Monday, February 15, 2010, is a federal holiday. It is the Department’s long–standing practice to issue a determination the next business day when the statutory deadline falls on a weekend, federal holiday, or any other day when the Department is closed. 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). Accordingly, the deadline for completion of the preliminary determination is no later than February 16, 2010. As the Department is aware, Section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f) state that if the Department postpones the preliminary determination, it will notify all parties to the proceeding no later than 20 days prior to the scheduled date of the preliminary determination. The Department acknowledges that it inadvertently missed this deadline. We issued questionnaires to the respondents in this case on November 9, 2009. The due date for these questionnaires is December 16, 2009, which is after the unextended preliminary determination date. While the Department intended to extend the preliminary determination due date when we issued the questionnaire, due to an administrative oversight we did not complete the extension notice at that time. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f). Dated: November 25, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–28881 Filed 12–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63391 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–560–824] Certain Coated Paper from Indonesia: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myrna Lobo or Justin Neuman, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2371 and (202) 482–0486, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 13, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the countervailing duty investigation of certain coated paper from Indonesia. See Certain Coated Paper from Indonesia: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 74 FR 53707 (October 20, 2009). Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than December 17, 2009. Postponement of Due Date for the Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, the Department may postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the administering authority initiated the investigation if, among other reasons, the petitioner makes a timely request for an extension pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act. In the instant investigation, the petitioners, Appleton Coated LLC, NewPage Corporation, S.D. Warren Company d/b/a Sappi Fine Paper North America, and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, made a timely request on November 19, 2009, requesting a postponement of the preliminary countervailing duty determination to 130 days from the initiation date. See 19 CFR 351.205(e) and the petitioners’ November 19, 2009, letter requesting postponement of the preliminary determination. E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-957]


Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and 
Pressure Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 3, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Shuler or Matthew Jordan, 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-
1293 and (202) 482-1540, respectively.

Background

    On October 6, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') 
initiated an investigation of certain seamless carbon and alloy steel 
standard, line, and pressure pipe from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC''). See Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, 
and Pressure Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of 
Countervailing Duty Investigation, 74 FR 52945 (October 15, 2009). 
Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than December 
10, 2009.

Postponement of Due Date for Preliminary Determination

    Under section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the ``Act''), the Department may extend the period for reaching a 
preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation until 
no later than the 130\th\ day after the date on which the administering 
authority initiates an investigation, if the Department determines that 
the parties are cooperating and the case is extraordinarily 
complicated. The Department finds that the instant case is 
extraordinarily complicated by reason of the number and complexity of 
the alleged countervailable subsidy practices, and the need to 
determine the extent to which particular countervailable subsidies are 
used by individual manufacturers, producers, and exporters. As such, 
the Department is extending the due date for the preliminary 
determination to no later than 130 days after the day on which the 
investigation was initiated (i.e., February 13, 2010). However, 
February 13, 2010, falls on a Saturday, and the following Monday, 
February 15, 2010, is a federal holiday. It is the Department's long-
standing practice to issue a determination the next business day when 
the statutory deadline falls on a weekend, federal holiday, or any 
other day when the Department is closed. 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). Accordingly, the deadline for completion of 
the preliminary determination is no later than February 16, 2010.
    As the Department is aware, Section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.205(f) state that if the Department postpones the preliminary 
determination, it will notify all parties to the proceeding no later 
than 20 days prior to the scheduled date of the preliminary 
determination. The Department acknowledges that it inadvertently missed 
this deadline. We issued questionnaires to the respondents in this case 
on November 9, 2009. The due date for these questionnaires is December 
16, 2009, which is after the unextended preliminary determination date. 
While the Department intended to extend the preliminary determination 
due date when we issued the questionnaire, due to an administrative 
oversight we did not complete the extension notice at that time.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f).

    Dated: November 25, 2009.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-28881 Filed 12-2-09; 8:45 am]
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