Hardwood and Decorative Plywood From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 73428 [2012-29761]

Download as PDF 73428 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 237 / Monday, December 10, 2012 / Notices Exporter Certification(s) Issue 4: Whether Salvi’s Value Added was Calculated Incorrectly Issue 5: Whether the Production in India is Minor or Insignificant Issue 6: Whether AICO Acted to the Best of its Ability in this Anti-Circumvention Inquiry DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P December 23, 2012. However, it is the Department’s long-standing practice to make a determination on the next business day when the statutory deadline falls on a weekend, federal holiday, or any other day when the Department is closed.3 Accordingly, the preliminary determination is currently Monday, December 24, 2012. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Postponement of Due Date for the Preliminary Determination [FR Doc. 2012–29787 Filed 12–7–12; 8:45 am] International Trade Administration [C–570–987] Hardwood and Decorative Plywood From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Lindgren, Lingjun Wang or Toni Page, 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) 482–3870, (202) 482–2316 and (202) 482–1398, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On October 17, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of hardwood and decorative plywood, from the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary determination for this investigation is due no later than December 24, 2012. The Department originally extended the deadline for this preliminary determination from December 21, 2012 until December 23, 2012. As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, the Department exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from October 29, through October 30, 2012 2 Therefore, the due date for the preliminary determination was extended to Sunday, Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act permits the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which it initiated the investigation if the petitioner makes a timely request for an extension. In the instant investigation, the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood and its individual members (Petitioners), made a timely request on November 28, 2012 that we postpone the preliminary CVD determination.4 The Department finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, we are extending the due date for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, i.e., to February 24, 2013. However, as discussed above, the Department is tolling all deadlines an additional two days due to the closing of the Federal Government in late October. Thus, the new deadline for the preliminary determination in this case will be February 26, 2013. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: December 4, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–29761 Filed 12–7–12; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 1 See VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:30 Dec 07, 2012 Jkt 229001 3 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). 4 See Petitioners’ November 28, 2012 letter requesting postponement of the preliminary determination. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [A–570–924] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Administrative Review; 2010–2011 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the ’’Department’’) is conducting the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (‘‘PET film’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), covering the period November 1, 2010, through October 31, 2011. The Department has preliminarily determined that during the period of review (‘‘POR’’) respondents in this proceeding have made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (‘‘NV’’). DATES: Effective Date: December 10, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin or Jonathan Hill, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3936 and (202) 482–3518 respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of Order The products covered by the order are all gauges of raw, pre-treated, or primed PET film, whether extruded or coextruded.1 PET film is classifiable under subheading 3920.62.00.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Methodology BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Hardwood and Decorative Plywood From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 77 FR 64955 (October 24, 2012). 2 See Memorandum to the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, regarding ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government Closure During Hurricane Sandy,’’ dated October 31, 2012. International Trade Administration The Department has conducted this review in accordance with section 1 See Memorandum from Gary Taverman, Senior Advisor for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated December 3, 2012 (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’) for a full description of the Scope of the Order. E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-987]


Hardwood and Decorative Plywood 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Lindgren, Lingjun Wang or Toni 
Page, 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-
3870, (202) 482-2316 and (202) 482-1398, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 17, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of hardwood and 
decorative plywood, from the People's Republic of China.\1\ Currently, 
the preliminary determination for this investigation is due no later 
than December 24, 2012. The Department originally extended the deadline 
for this preliminary determination from December 21, 2012 until 
December 23, 2012. As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant 
Secretary for Import Administration, the Department exercised its 
discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the 
Federal Government from October 29, through October 30, 2012 \2\ 
Therefore, the due date for the preliminary determination was extended 
to Sunday, December 23, 2012. However, it is the Department's long-
standing practice to make a determination on the next business day when 
the statutory deadline falls on a weekend, federal holiday, or any 
other day when the Department is closed.\3\ Accordingly, the 
preliminary determination is currently Monday, December 24, 2012.
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    \1\ See Hardwood and Decorative Plywood From the People's 
Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 
77 FR 64955 (October 24, 2012).
    \2\ See Memorandum to the Record from Paul Piquado, Assistant 
Secretary for Import Administration, regarding ``Tolling of 
Administrative Deadlines as a Result of the Government Closure 
During Hurricane Sandy,'' dated October 31, 2012.
    \3\ 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).
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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 CVD 
investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department 
initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act 
permits the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination 
until no later than 130 days after the date on which it initiated the 
investigation if the petitioner makes a timely request for an 
extension. In the instant investigation, the Coalition for Fair Trade 
of Hardwood Plywood and its individual members (Petitioners), made a 
timely request on November 28, 2012 that we postpone the preliminary 
CVD determination.\4\
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    \4\ See Petitioners' November 28, 2012 letter requesting 
postponement of the preliminary determination.
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    The Department finds no compelling reason to deny the request. 
Therefore, pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, we are 
extending the due date for the preliminary determination to no later 
than 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, 
i.e., to February 24, 2013. However, as discussed above, the Department 
is tolling all deadlines an additional two days due to the closing of 
the Federal Government in late October. Thus, the new deadline for the 
preliminary determination in this case will be February 26, 2013.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

     Dated: December 4, 2012.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-29761 Filed 12-7-12; 8:45 am]
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