Modification to Content Published by Import Administration in the Federal Register, 25405-25406 [2012-10354]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 83 / Monday, April 30, 2012 / Notices request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, Petitioners withdrew their respective requests for review of Essar, Ispat, JSW, and Tata within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation. Moreover, no other interested party requested an administrative review of these respondents. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1) and consistent with our practice, we are rescinding this review with respect to Essar, Ispat, JSW, and Tata, and in its entirety.1 Assessment The Department will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For Essar, Ispat, JSW, and Tata, antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice of rescission of administrative review. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent increase in antidumping duties by the amount of antidumping and/or countervailing duties reimbursed. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under an APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply 1 See, e.g., Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 21781, 21783 (May 11, 2009). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:59 Apr 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: April 24, 2012. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–10351 Filed 4–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–816] Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Robinson, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3797. AGENCY: Background On October 3, 2011, the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from the Republic of Korea, covering the period August 1, 2010, to July 31, 2011. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 76 FR 61076 (October 3, 2011). The preliminary results of this review are currently due no later than May 2, 2012. Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires that the Department make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested. Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act further states that if it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period specified, the administering authority may extend the 245-day period to issue its preliminary results to up to 365 days. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25405 We determine that completion of the preliminary results of this review within the 245-day period is not practicable. Additional time is needed to gather and analyze a significant amount of information pertaining to sales practices, manufacturing costs and corporate relationships pertaining to each company participating in the review. Given the number and complexity of issues in this case, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are fully extending by 120 days the time period for issuing the preliminary results of review. Therefore, the preliminary results are now due no later than August 30, 2012. The final results continue to be due 120 days after publication of the preliminary results. This notice is published pursuant to sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: April 24, 2012. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–10350 Filed 4–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Modification to Content Published by Import Administration in the Federal Register Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Due to the mounting costs of publishing notices in the Federal Register and widespread access to the internet, Import Administration intends to modify the manner in which its determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings are made available to the public. The content of many of Import Administration’s Federal Register notices will be reduced, with much of the information previously included in our Federal Register notices being made available to the public in separate memoranda published on Import Administration’s Web site. Extension notices for preliminary and final results of reviews and certain other notices will no longer be published in the Federal Register. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: April 30, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dustin Ross, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, or Shana Hofstetter, Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration, U.S. Department E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 25406 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 83 / Monday, April 30, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0747 and (202) 482–3414, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Pursuant to sections 703(c)(2), 733(c)(3), 751(a)(1), 751(b)(1), 751(c)(2), and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 as amended (‘‘the Act’’), Import Administration (IA) is required to publish certain notices in the Federal Register (FR). Following review of the requirements of the Act and our regulations, we have identified ways to shorten the length of many of our FR publications while also making available to the public and interested parties all pertinent information regarding our decisions. In addition, as neither the Act nor the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) regulations require publication of extension notices for the preliminary and final results of reviews conducted under section 751 of the Act, we will no longer publish such notices. Further, IA will cease publishing a list of pending scope decisions in its quarterly scope ruling publication and will cease publishing an Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews when no such review is scheduled for initiation the following month. These modifications are in line with the modification IA adopted in 2000, when it reduced the size of FR notices for final determinations and results of review by developing Issues and Decision Memoranda that now regularly accompany FR notices. See Notice of Reduction in the Size of Antidumping/ Countervailing Duty Federal Register Notices, 65 FR 3654 (January 24, 2000). The proven success of that modification, and the fact that interested parties now accept that as the standard for the final determinations and results of review, inform the decision to adopt these changes. Outside parties and the public at large will continue to have access to all significant information that historically has been included in our FR notices. With the exception of the Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews, when no such review is scheduled for initiation the following month, and pending scope determinations, the information that we are henceforth omitting from the FR notices will be transferred to other memoranda, included in disclosure packages, and published on IA’s Web site. Modifications IA has determined that it will no longer publish extension notices for VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:59 Apr 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 preliminary and final results of reviews, as there are no statutory or regulatory requirements for doing so and the financial burden outweighs the benefits associated with their publication. Rather, the Department will place a memorandum extending the deadline on the official case file which, when the service becomes available, will be accessible to parties on IA ACCESS, at http://iaaccess.trade.gov. In addition, parties and the public will be informed of upcoming deadlines and any extensions associated with these deadlines in a calendar published on IA’s Web site. IA will cease publishing our notices of Advance Notification of Sunset Review when no such reviews are scheduled for initiation in the following month. IA has also determined to cease publishing a list of pending scope inquiries in its quarterly publication of scope decisions. All other notices will continue to be published in the FR, in a modified and condensed format. IA will continue to include in its published notices fundamental case information (e.g., segment of proceeding, an abbreviated scope description, period of review, summary of findings, summary of methodology, names of exporters/ producers subject to the proceeding, margins calculated, notification of disclosure and public comment, notifications of assessment and cash deposit instructions, and a reminder of any deadlines associated with the notice’s publication) in accordance with the requirements of the Act. For preliminary and final determinations of investigations, and antidumping and countervailing duty orders, IA will include the entire scope discussion in the FR, and not an abbreviated format. Abbreviated scope descriptions in other notices will provide a reference to the location of the full scope description. All other information will be transferred to separate memoranda. For example, for preliminary results of an administrative review, IA will issue a memorandum to accompany the FR notice, which will include the complete, detailed discussion of our margin calculation methodology, significant case issues, and background/history of the order. The memorandum will be a public document released to interested parties and published on IA’s Web site. External services, such as Lexis and Westlaw, may also make the memorandum available to their clients in an electronically searchable format. In the coming months, IA will create such memoranda for most notices that will continue to be published in the FR and identify the content that will PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 remain in the FR notices and the content that will be included in the separate memorandum. Implementation The modifications described in this notice will be incrementally implemented. Beginning May 15, 2012, IA will no longer publish extension notices in the FR. Rather, these extensions will be published in calendar form on the IA Web site, available at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/. On that date, IA will stop publishing Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews when no such review is scheduled for initiation the following month. The next quarterly scope decision will no longer contain a list of pending scope decisions. Beginning September 1, 2012, abbreviated notices for all preliminary determinations and preliminary results of review will be published in the FR, while the memorandum accompanying each notice that includes the background, methodology, and additional content will be adopted through the notice’s publication and posted on the IA Web site, available at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/ext/. Finally, we anticipate that other IA notices will be published in abbreviated format in the near future, following implementation of the changes discussed in this notice. Dated: April 23, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–10354 Filed 4–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Consortium on ‘‘Concrete Rheology: Enabling Metrology (CREME)’’: Membership Fee Update National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On October 25, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a notice of a public meeting, which was held on November 8, 2011, to explore the feasibility of establishing a NIST/ Industry Consortium on Concrete Rheology: Enabling Metrology (CREME)’’. The notice stated that membership fees for participation in the CREME consortium would be Twentyfive Thousand ($25,000) per year. As a result of the November 8, 2011, public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 83 (Monday, April 30, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Modification to Content Published by Import Administration in the 
Federal Register

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

SUMMARY: Due to the mounting costs of publishing notices in the Federal 
Register and widespread access to the internet, Import Administration 
intends to modify the manner in which its determinations in antidumping 
and countervailing duty proceedings are made available to the public. 
The content of many of Import Administration's Federal Register notices 
will be reduced, with much of the information previously included in 
our Federal Register notices being made available to the public in 
separate memoranda published on Import Administration's Web site. 
Extension notices for preliminary and final results of reviews and 
certain other notices will no longer be published in the Federal 
Register.

DATES:  Effective Date: April 30, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dustin Ross, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
1, Import Administration, or Shana Hofstetter, Office of Chief Counsel 
for Import Administration, U.S. Department

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of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-0747 and (202) 482-3414, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Pursuant to sections 703(c)(2), 733(c)(3), 751(a)(1), 751(b)(1), 
751(c)(2), and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 as amended (``the 
Act''), Import Administration (IA) is required to publish certain 
notices in the Federal Register (FR). Following review of the 
requirements of the Act and our regulations, we have identified ways to 
shorten the length of many of our FR publications while also making 
available to the public and interested parties all pertinent 
information regarding our decisions. In addition, as neither the Act 
nor the Department of Commerce (``Department'') regulations require 
publication of extension notices for the preliminary and final results 
of reviews conducted under section 751 of the Act, we will no longer 
publish such notices. Further, IA will cease publishing a list of 
pending scope decisions in its quarterly scope ruling publication and 
will cease publishing an Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews when no 
such review is scheduled for initiation the following month.
    These modifications are in line with the modification IA adopted in 
2000, when it reduced the size of FR notices for final determinations 
and results of review by developing Issues and Decision Memoranda that 
now regularly accompany FR notices. See Notice of Reduction in the Size 
of Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Federal Register Notices, 65 FR 3654 
(January 24, 2000). The proven success of that modification, and the 
fact that interested parties now accept that as the standard for the 
final determinations and results of review, inform the decision to 
adopt these changes.
    Outside parties and the public at large will continue to have 
access to all significant information that historically has been 
included in our FR notices. With the exception of the Advance 
Notification of Sunset Reviews, when no such review is scheduled for 
initiation the following month, and pending scope determinations, the 
information that we are henceforth omitting from the FR notices will be 
transferred to other memoranda, included in disclosure packages, and 
published on IA's Web site.

Modifications

    IA has determined that it will no longer publish extension notices 
for preliminary and final results of reviews, as there are no statutory 
or regulatory requirements for doing so and the financial burden 
outweighs the benefits associated with their publication. Rather, the 
Department will place a memorandum extending the deadline on the 
official case file which, when the service becomes available, will be 
accessible to parties on IA ACCESS, at http://iaaccess.trade.gov. In 
addition, parties and the public will be informed of upcoming deadlines 
and any extensions associated with these deadlines in a calendar 
published on IA's Web site.
    IA will cease publishing our notices of Advance Notification of 
Sunset Review when no such reviews are scheduled for initiation in the 
following month. IA has also determined to cease publishing a list of 
pending scope inquiries in its quarterly publication of scope 
decisions.
    All other notices will continue to be published in the FR, in a 
modified and condensed format. IA will continue to include in its 
published notices fundamental case information (e.g., segment of 
proceeding, an abbreviated scope description, period of review, summary 
of findings, summary of methodology, names of exporters/producers 
subject to the proceeding, margins calculated, notification of 
disclosure and public comment, notifications of assessment and cash 
deposit instructions, and a reminder of any deadlines associated with 
the notice's publication) in accordance with the requirements of the 
Act. For preliminary and final determinations of investigations, and 
antidumping and countervailing duty orders, IA will include the entire 
scope discussion in the FR, and not an abbreviated format. Abbreviated 
scope descriptions in other notices will provide a reference to the 
location of the full scope description. All other information will be 
transferred to separate memoranda. For example, for preliminary results 
of an administrative review, IA will issue a memorandum to accompany 
the FR notice, which will include the complete, detailed discussion of 
our margin calculation methodology, significant case issues, and 
background/history of the order. The memorandum will be a public 
document released to interested parties and published on IA's Web site. 
External services, such as Lexis and Westlaw, may also make the 
memorandum available to their clients in an electronically searchable 
format. In the coming months, IA will create such memoranda for most 
notices that will continue to be published in the FR and identify the 
content that will remain in the FR notices and the content that will be 
included in the separate memorandum.

Implementation

    The modifications described in this notice will be incrementally 
implemented. Beginning May 15, 2012, IA will no longer publish 
extension notices in the FR. Rather, these extensions will be published 
in calendar form on the IA Web site, available at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/. On that date, IA will stop publishing Advance 
Notification of Sunset Reviews when no such review is scheduled for 
initiation the following month. The next quarterly scope decision will 
no longer contain a list of pending scope decisions. Beginning 
September 1, 2012, abbreviated notices for all preliminary 
determinations and preliminary results of review will be published in 
the FR, while the memorandum accompanying each notice that includes the 
background, methodology, and additional content will be adopted through 
the notice's publication and posted on the IA Web site, available at 
http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/ext/.
    Finally, we anticipate that other IA notices will be published in 
abbreviated format in the near future, following implementation of the 
changes discussed in this notice.

    Dated: April 23, 2012.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-10354 Filed 4-27-12; 8:45 am]
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