First Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Sodium Hexametaphosphate from the People's Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results, 5946-5947 [2010-2589]

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 24 (Friday, February 5, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5946-5947]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2589]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-908]


First Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Sodium 
Hexametaphosphate from the People's Republic of China: Extension of 
Time Limit for the Preliminary Results

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 5, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker, 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) 482-0413.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 27, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an 
administrative review of sodium hexametaphosphate from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period September 14, 2007 
February 28, 2009. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 
19042 (April 27, 2009). From May 26, 2009 to October 28, 2009, the 
respondent in this review, Hubei Xingfa Chemical Group Co., Ltd. 
(``Hubei Xingfa''), submitted responses to the Department's antidumping 
duty questionnaires. From November 9-13, 2009, the Department conducted 
verification of Hubei Xingfa. On November 25, 2009, the Department 
extended the time period for issuing the preliminary results of review 
until January 30, 2010. See First Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review of Sodium Hexametaphosphate from the People's Republic of China: 
Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results, 74 FR 61656 
(November 25, 2009).

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Extension of Time Limit for the 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 order for which a review is requested. 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 this deadline 
to a maximum of 365 days.
    The Department determines that completion of the preliminary 
results of this review within the statutory time period is not 
practicable, given the extraordinarily complicated nature of the 
proceeding. The Department requires additional time to analyze the 
information gathered at verification concerning Hubei Xingfa's 
corporate structure and ownership, sales practices, manufacturing 
methods, and to issue the verification report. Therefore, given the 
number and complexity of issues in this case, and in accordance with 
section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are extending the time period for 
issuing the preliminary results of review by 41 days until March 12, 
2010. The final results continue to be due 120 days after the 
publication of the preliminary results.
    This notice is published pursuant to sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 
777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).

    Dated: January 26, 2010.
John M. Andersen.
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
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