Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol from the People's Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Order, 66616-66617 [E9-29908]

Download as PDF 66616 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 16, 2009 / Notices item was recommended by the TAAC Petition Team. Following are the changes to Form ED–840P: (1) Item 1 has been revised so that a firm’s congressional district may be recorded. This will allow EDA to comply with the statutory requirement to report the number of petitions and certifications by congressional district. (2) Item 6 has been revised so that petitioners may clarify whether they are using decline in net sales or net production to qualify. This will allow a more accurate calculation of a firm’s productivity measure, which EDA is calculating as net sales per employee. EDA is required to report on a firm’s productivity at time of certification, upon completion of the program, and each year for the two years thereafter. (3) The eligibility criteria have been revised to allow for a 24 or 36-month look-back period. Item 6 of Form ED– 840P has been revised so that petitioners can clearly indicate their look-back period. (4) As recommended by the TAACs, Item 12 has been revised to allow the respective TAAC Director to sign certifying the accuracy and completeness of the petition information. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 10, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–29856 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–34–P II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Form ED–840P may be downloaded in Portable Document Format (PDF) from EDA’s Web site at http://www.eda.gov/ InvestmentsGrants/Directives.xml. Although there is no form associated with adjustment proposals, they must meet the requirements set out in EDA’s regulation at 13 CFR 315.16. Both petitions for certification on Form ED– 840P and adjustment proposals may be submitted via e-mail to taac@eda.doc.gov or in hard copy to EDA at 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 7106, Washington DC 20230. International Trade Administration srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0610–0091. Form Number(s): ED–840P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 800 (500 petitions for certification and 300 adjustment proposals). Estimated Time Per Response: 128.2 hours (8.2 for petitions for certification and 120 for adjustment proposals) Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40,100 (4,100 for petitions for certification and 36,000 for adjustment proposals). Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:18 Dec 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 A–580–839 Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the 2008 - 2009 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 16, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seth Isenberg or Patricia Tran, 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) 482–0558 and (202) 482–1503, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supplementary Information On June 24, 2009, the Department published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber (‘‘PSF’’) from the Republic of Korea (‘‘Korea’’), covering the period May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 30052 (June 24, 2009). The preliminary results for this review are currently due no later than January 31, 2010. 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 of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) to issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested and the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. 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 the deadline for the preliminary results to a maximum of 365 days. The Department requires additional time to review and analyze the respondent’s sales and cost information and to issue supplemental questionnaires. Thus, we have determined that it is not practicable to complete this review within the previously established time limit (i.e., by January 31, 2010). Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of these preliminary results by 120 days to no later than May 31, 2010, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. The final results continue to be due 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 10, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–29930 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–887 Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol from the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Order AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 16, 2009. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 16, 2009 / Notices Commerce (‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol (‘‘THFA’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Veith, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4295. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 1, 2009, the Department initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on THFA from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’). See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 74 FR 31412 (July 1, 2009). As a result of its review, the Department determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on THFA from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked. See Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 57290 (November 5, 2009). On November 30, 2009, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on THFA from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within the reasonably foreseeable future. See USITC Publication 4118 (November 2009), and Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol from China, 74 FR 63788 (December 4, 2009). srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol (C5H10O2) ( THFA’’). THFA, a primary alcohol, is a clear, water white to pale yellow liquid. THFA is a member of the heterocyclic compounds known as furans and is miscible with water and soluble in many common organic solvents. THFA is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States ( HTSUS’’) under subheading 2932.13.00.00. Although the HTS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the Department’s written description of VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:18 Dec 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive. Continuation of the Order As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the antidumping duty order on THFA would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping order on THFA from the PRC. United States Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation.This fiveyear (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 9, 2009. Carole A. Showers, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–29908 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket T–2–2009] Foreign-Trade Zone 33—Pittsburgh, PA; Application for Temporary/Interim Manufacturing Authority; DNP IMS America Corporation (Thermal Transfer Ribbon Printer Rolls); Mount Pleasant, PA An application has been submitted to the Executive Secretary of the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) by the Regional Industrial Development Corporation, grantee of FTZ 33, requesting temporary/interim manufacturing (T/IM) authority within Subzone 33E at the DNP IMS America Corporation (DNP) facility, located in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The application was filed on December 10, 2009. The DNP facility (123 employees, 3.12 acres, 135,989 enclosed square feet, 336 million square meters capacity) is located at 1001 Technology Drive, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania (Subzone PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66617 33E). Under T/IM procedures, DNP has requested authority to produce monochrome thermal transfer ribbon (TTR) printer rolls (HTSUS 8443.99, duty-free), using foreign-sourced master rolls of TTR (HTSUS 3702.39, duty rate, 3.7%), representing 71–87% of the value of the finished product. T/IM authority could be granted for a period of up to two years. FTZ procedures could exempt DNP from customs duty payments on the foreign TTR master rolls used in export production. The company anticipates that some 10 percent of the plant’s shipments will be exported. On its domestic sales, DNP would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that apply to the finished TTR printer rolls (duty-free) for the foreign TTR master rolls. FTZ procedures would further allow DNP to realize logistical benefits through the use of certain customs procedures and duty savings on scrap and waste for the new activity. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Diane Finver of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations pursuant to Board Orders 1347 and 1480. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the following address: Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2111, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. The closing period for their receipt is January 15, 2010. DNP has also submitted a request for permanent FTZ manufacturing authority for the same product and component. It should be noted that the request for permanent authority would be docketed separately and would be processed as a distinct proceeding. Any party wishing to submit comments for consideration regarding the request for permanent authority would need to submit such comments pursuant to the separate notice that would be published for that request. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at the address listed above, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via http://www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov (202) 482–1367. E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 240 (Wednesday, December 16, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-570-887


Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol from the People's Republic of China: 
Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Order

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 16, 2009.
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of

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Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on 
Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol (``THFA'') from the People's Republic of 
China (``PRC'') would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of 
dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the 
Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping 
duty order.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Veith, AD/CVD Operations, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4295.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 1, 2009, the Department initiated a 
sunset review of the antidumping duty order on THFA from the PRC 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``Act''). See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Review, 74 FR 31412 
(July 1, 2009).
    As a result of its review, the Department determined that 
revocation of the antidumping duty order on THFA from the PRC would 
likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, 
notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail 
should the order be revoked. See Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset 
Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 57290 (November 5, 2009).
    On November 30, 2009, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on 
THFA from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of 
material injury to an industry in the United States within the 
reasonably foreseeable future. See USITC Publication 4118 (November 
2009), and Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol from China, 74 FR 63788 (December 
4, 2009).

Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol 
(C5H10O2) ( THFA''). THFA, a primary alcohol, is a clear, water white 
to pale yellow liquid. THFA is a member of the heterocyclic compounds 
known as furans and is miscible with water and soluble in many common 
organic solvents. THFA is currently classifiable in the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedules of the United States ( HTSUS'') under subheading 
2932.13.00.00. Although the HTS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and for customs purposes, the Department's written 
description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive.

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the antidumping duty order on THFA would likely lead 
to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the 
Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping 
order on THFA from the PRC. United States Customs and Border Protection 
will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in 
effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The 
effective date of the continuation of the order will be the date of 
publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. 
Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to 
initiate the next five-year review of the order not later than 30 days 
prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of 
continuation.This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in 
accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to 
section 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 9, 2009.
Carole A. Showers,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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