Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment, 22743-22744 [2010-10189]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 83 / Friday, April 30, 2010 / Notices wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 initiated an antidumping duty new shipper review. See New Pneumatic Off–the-Road Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review, 74 FR 56575 (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). On March 22, 2009, OGF withdrew its request for a new shipper review. On April 12, 2010, we placed on the record and served to parties a memo stating that the Department intended to rescind the above–referenced new shipper review. We allowed parties to comment on the intended rescission by no later than April 19, 2010. See Memorandum to the File regarding: Withdrawal of Request for NSR from OGF, dated April 12, 2010. On April 14, 2010, the Department received a letter from Titan Tire Corporation (‘‘Titan’’) stating that Titan had no objection to the Department’s intended rescission of the new shipper review. See Letter from Titan regarding: Comments on Proposed Rescission of New Shipper Review, dated April 14, 2010. Rescission of New Shipper Review 19 CFR 351.214(f)(1) provides that the Department may rescind a new shipper review if the party that requested the review withdraws its request for review within 60 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. Although OGF withdrew its request after the 60–day deadline, we find it reasonable to extend the deadline because we have not yet committed significant resources to the OGF new shipper review (e.g., we have not issued our preliminary results). Further, in this instance, no other company would be affected by a rescission, and we have received no objections from any party to OGF’s withdrawal of its request for this new shipper review. Based upon the above, we are rescinding the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on OTR tires from the PRC with respect to OGF. See Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 74 FR 31911 (July 6, 2009) (rescinding new shipper review after 60–day deadline on same grounds). As the Department is rescinding this new shipper review, we are not calculating a company–specific rate for OGF, and OGF will remain part of the PRC entity. Notifications Because OGF remains part of the PRC entity, its entries may be under review in the ongoing administrative review. Accordingly, the Department will not order liquidation of entries for OGF. The Department intends to issue liquidation VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:41 Apr 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 22743 instructions for the PRC entity, which will cover any entries by OGF, 15 days after publication of the final results of the ongoing administrative review. This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destructions of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a). Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in accordance with section 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(f)(3). Secretary of Commerce, Attn: James Terpstra, Import Administration, APO/ Dockets Unit, Room 1870, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street &Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Terpstra, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3965. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 26, 2010. Edward C. Yang, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Given the large number of countries that export softwood lumber and softwood lumber products to the United States, we are soliciting public comment only on subsidies provided by countries whose exports accounted for at least one percent of total U.S. imports of softwood lumber by quantity, as classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule code 4407.1001 (which accounts for the vast majority of imports), during the period July 1 through December 31, 2009. Official U.S. import data published by the United States International Trade Commission Tariff and Trade DataWeb indicate that exports of softwood lumber from Canada and Chile each account for at least one percent of U.S. imports of softwood lumber products during that time period. We intend to rely on similar previous six-month periods to identify the countries subject to future reports on softwood lumber subsidies. For example, we will rely on U.S. imports of softwood lumber and softwood lumber products during the period January 1 through June 30, 2010, to select the countries subject to the next report. Under U.S. trade law, a subsidy exists where a government authority: (i) provides a financial contribution; (ii) provides any form of income or price [FR Doc. 2010–10250 Filed 4–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period July 1 through December 31, 2009. DATES: Comments must be submitted within thirty days after publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Written comments (original and six copies) should be sent to the PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background On June 18, 2008, Section 805 of Title VIII of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Softwood Lumber Act of 2008) was enacted into law. Under this provision, the Secretary of Commerce is mandated to submit to the appropriate Congressional committees a report every 180 days on any subsidies provided by countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States, including stumpage subsidies. The Department submitted its last subsidy report on December 15, 2009. As part of its newest report, the Department intends to include a list of subsidy programs identified with sufficient clarity by the public in response to this notice. Request for Comment E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 22744 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 83 / Friday, April 30, 2010 / Notices support within the meaning of Article XVI of the GATT 1994; or (iii) makes a payment to a funding mechanism to provide a financial contribution to a person, or entrusts or directs a private entity to make a financial contribution, if providing the contribution would normally be vested in the government and the practice does not differ in substance from practices normally followed by governments, and a benefit is thereby conferred. See section 771(5)(B) of the of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Parties should include in their comments: (1) the country which provided the subsidy; (2) the name of the subsidy program; (3) a brief (3–4 sentence) description of the subsidy program; and (4) the government body or authority that provided the subsidy. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 Submission of Comment Persons wishing to comment should file a signed original and six copies of each set of comments by the date specified above. The Department will not accept comments accompanied by a request that a part or all of the material be treated confidentially due to business proprietary concerns or for any other reason. The Department will return such comments and materials to the persons submitting the comments and will not include them in its report on softwood lumber subsidies. The Department also requests submission of comments in electronic form to accompany the required paper copies. Comments filed in electronic form should be submitted on CD–ROM with the paper copies or by e–mail to the Webmaster below. Comments received in electronic form will be made available to the public in Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Import Administration Web site at the following address: http://ia.ita.doc.gov. Any questions concerning file formatting, document conversion, access on the Internet, or other electronic filing issues should be addressed to Andrew Lee Beller, Import Administration Webmaster, at (202) 482–0866, e–mail address: webmaster– support@ita.doc.gov. All comments and submissions should be mailed to James Terpstra, Import Administration; Subject: Softwood Lumber Subsidies Bi–Annual Report: Request for Comment; Room 1870, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20230, by no later than 5 p.m., on the above– referenced deadline date. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:41 Apr 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 Dated: April 23, 2010. Edward C. Yang Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations [FR Doc. 2010–10189 Filed 4–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List: Proposed Additions and Deletions AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. SUMMARY: The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List products and a service to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete services previously furnished by such agencies. Comments Must Be Received On Or Before: 5/31/2010. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or e-mail CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C 47(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the products and service listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. If approved, the action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 than the small organizations that will furnish the products and service to the Government. 2. If approved, the action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products and service to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the products and service proposed for addition to the Procurement List. Comments on this certification are invited. Commenters should identify the statement(s) underlying the certification on which they are providing additional information. End of Certification The following products and service are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Products NSN: 8415–00–NIB–0810—Glove, Vinyl, Industrial/Non-Medical Grade, 100 Gloves/Box, Small. NSN: 8415–00–NIB–0811—Glove, Vinyl, Industrial/Non-Medical Grade, 100 Gloves/Box, Medium. NSN: 8415–00–NIB–0812—Glove, Vinyl, Industrial/Non-Medical Grade, 100 Gloves/Box, Large. NSN: 8415–00–NIB–0813—Glove, Vinyl, Industrial/Non-Medical Grade, 100 Gloves/Box, XLarge. NPA: Bosma Industries for the Blind, Inc., Indianapolis, IN. Contracting Activity: Veterans Affairs, Department of, NAC, Hines, IL. Coverage: C–List for 100% of the requirements for the Department of Veterans Affairs, NAC, Hines, IL. Service Service Type/Locations: Janitorial Services, Marine Corp Base Hawaii, Buildings 6036 and 6677; Hangers 103 and 104, Kaneohe Bay, HI. NPA: Opportunities for the Retarded, Inc., Wahiawa, HI. Contracting Activity: Dept of the Navy, NAVFAC Engineering Command Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, HI. Deletions Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. If approved, the action will not result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. If approved, the action may result in authorizing small entities to provide the services to the Government. E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 83 (Friday, April 30, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22743-22744]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-10189]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber 
and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) seeks public comment 
on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain 
countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the 
United States during the period July 1 through December 31, 2009.

DATES: Comments must be submitted within thirty days after publication 
of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Written comments (original and six copies) should be sent to 
the Secretary of Commerce, Attn: James Terpstra, Import Administration, 
APO/Dockets Unit, Room 1870, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street 
&Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Terpstra, Import Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3965.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 18, 2008, Section 805 of Title VIII of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (the Softwood Lumber Act of 2008) was enacted into law. Under this 
provision, the Secretary of Commerce is mandated to submit to the 
appropriate Congressional committees a report every 180 days on any 
subsidies provided by countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood 
lumber products to the United States, including stumpage subsidies.
    The Department submitted its last subsidy report on December 15, 
2009. As part of its newest report, the Department intends to include a 
list of subsidy programs identified with sufficient clarity by the 
public in response to this notice.

Request for Comment

    Given the large number of countries that export softwood lumber and 
softwood lumber products to the United States, we are soliciting public 
comment only on subsidies provided by countries whose exports accounted 
for at least one percent of total U.S. imports of softwood lumber by 
quantity, as classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule code 4407.1001 
(which accounts for the vast majority of imports), during the period 
July 1 through December 31, 2009. Official U.S. import data published 
by the United States International Trade Commission Tariff and Trade 
DataWeb indicate that exports of softwood lumber from Canada and Chile 
each account for at least one percent of U.S. imports of softwood 
lumber products during that time period. We intend to rely on similar 
previous six-month periods to identify the countries subject to future 
reports on softwood lumber subsidies. For example, we will rely on U.S. 
imports of softwood lumber and softwood lumber products during the 
period January 1 through June 30, 2010, to select the countries subject 
to the next report.
    Under U.S. trade law, a subsidy exists where a government 
authority: (i) provides a financial contribution; (ii) provides any 
form of income or price

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support within the meaning of Article XVI of the GATT 1994; or (iii) 
makes a payment to a funding mechanism to provide a financial 
contribution to a person, or entrusts or directs a private entity to 
make a financial contribution, if providing the contribution would 
normally be vested in the government and the practice does not differ 
in substance from practices normally followed by governments, and a 
benefit is thereby conferred. See section 771(5)(B) of the of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.
    Parties should include in their comments: (1) the country which 
provided the subsidy; (2) the name of the subsidy program; (3) a brief 
(3-4 sentence) description of the subsidy program; and (4) the 
government body or authority that provided the subsidy.

Submission of Comment

    Persons wishing to comment should file a signed original and six 
copies of each set of comments by the date specified above. The 
Department will not accept comments accompanied by a request that a 
part or all of the material be treated confidentially due to business 
proprietary concerns or for any other reason. The Department will 
return such comments and materials to the persons submitting the 
comments and will not include them in its report on softwood lumber 
subsidies. The Department also requests submission of comments in 
electronic form to accompany the required paper copies. Comments filed 
in electronic form should be submitted on CD-ROM with the paper copies 
or by e-mail to the Webmaster below.
    Comments received in electronic form will be made available to the 
public in Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Import Administration 
Web site at the following address: http://ia.ita.doc.gov. Any questions 
concerning file formatting, document conversion, access on the 
Internet, or other electronic filing issues should be addressed to 
Andrew Lee Beller, Import Administration Webmaster, at (202) 482-0866, 
e-mail address: webmaster-support@ita.doc.gov.
    All comments and submissions should be mailed to James Terpstra, 
Import Administration; Subject: Softwood Lumber Subsidies Bi-Annual 
Report: Request for Comment; Room 1870, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20230, by no 
later than 5 p.m., on the above-referenced deadline date.

    Dated: April 23, 2010.
Edward C. Yang
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations
[FR Doc. 2010-10189 Filed 4-29-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-S