Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From India and Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigations, 56865-56866 [2013-22471]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2013 / Notices larger than 16 inches but less than 18 inches, and otherwise meeting the description of the scope of the Order. Consistent with the Preliminary Determination, we have limited the application of our affirmative final determination to graphite electrodes produced and/or exported by Jilin Carbon with an actual or nominal diameter of 17 inches because record evidence shows that among the named producers, only Jilin Carbon produces or exports merchandise subject to this proceeding and, moreover, that Jilin Carbon produces and/or exports only 17-inch diameter graphite electrodes to the United States.11 warehouse, for consumption on or after June 25, 2012, the date of publication of the initiation of this inquiry. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the postpreliminary comments by parties in this proceeding are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues which the parties raised and to which the Department responds in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as an appendix. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a proprietary document with a public version, and the public version is on file electronically via IA ACCESS. Notification to Interested Parties This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to the administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of the return or 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. This determination of circumvention is in accordance with section 781(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.225(i). Final Determination As detailed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, we determine, pursuant to section 781(c) of the Act, that imports from the PRC of certain graphite electrodes, produced and/or exported by Jilin Carbon, with a diameter of 17 inches, and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise, constitute merchandise altered in form or appearance in such minor respects that it is properly subject to the Order. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation As a result of this determination, and consistent with 19 CFR 351.225(l)(3), we are continuing to direct Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation and to require a cash deposit of estimated duties at the applicable rate on unliquidated entries of graphite electrodes, produced and/or exported by Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Co., Ltd. and Jilin Carbon Import & Export Company, with an actual or nominal diameter of 17 inches, and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise, that were entered, or withdrawn from 11 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, ‘‘Preliminary Analysis Memorandum for the Circumvention Inquiry of the Antidumping Duty Order on Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China’’ dated April 17, 2013, at 3–4. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Sep 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 Rescission of Later-Developed Merchandise Anticircumvention Inquiry Because we are making an affirmative determination of circumvention pursuant to section 781(c) of the Act, we do not find it necessary to determine pursuant to section 781(d) of the Act whether this is later-developed merchandise that is circumventing the Order. Accordingly, we are rescinding the later-developed-merchandise anticircumvention inquiry. Dated: September 10, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix—Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether Graphite Electrodes With a 17-inch Diameter Should Be Covered by the Order Comment 2: Whether the Scope of the Order Should be Updated To Reflect Subsequent Anticircumvention Determinations [FR Doc. 2013–22476 Filed 9–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–858, C–489–817] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From India and Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigations Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Carey at (202) 482–3964 (India); Shane Subler at (202) 482–0189 AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56865 (Turkey), AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 22, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the countervailing duty investigations of certain oil country tubular goods from India and Turkey.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than September 25, 2013. 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 countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, if the Department concludes that the parties concerned in the investigation are cooperating and determines that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act allows the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the administering authority initiated the investigation. The Department has determined that the parties involved in these proceedings are cooperating, and that the investigations are extraordinarily complicated.2 Specifically, the Department is investigating numerous alleged subsidy programs in both India and Turkey; these programs include loans, grants, income tax incentives, and the provision of goods and services for less than adequate remuneration. Due to the number and complexity of the alleged countervailable subsidy practices being investigated, we determine that these investigations are extraordinarily complicated. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are fully extending the due date for the preliminary determinations to not later than 130 days after the day on which the investigations were initiated. Thus, the deadline for completion of the preliminary determinations is now Friday, November 29, 2013. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). 1 See Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from India and Turkey: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 78 FR 45502 (July 29, 2013). 2 See section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 56866 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2013 / Notices Dated: September 5, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–22471 Filed 9–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) was established by the Secretary of Commerce under the authority of the Global Change Research Act of 1990 to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate. Time and Date: The meeting will be held October 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/ index.html for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton located at 1201 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Please check the Web site http:// www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/ index.html for confirmation of the venue and for directions. Status: Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Members of the public must RSVP in order to attend all or a portion of the meeting by contacting the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by September 23, 2013. The meeting will be open to public participation with a public comment period; October 1, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. (check Web site to confirm time). The NCADAC expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the NCADAC DFO (Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov) by September 23, 2013 to schedule their mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Sep 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 presentation. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO’s Office by September 23, 2013 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after September 23, 2013 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dr. Cynthia Decker (301–563–6162, Cynthia.decker@noaa.gov) by September 23, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA OAR, R/SAB, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301–734–1156, Fax: 301–713–1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@ noaa.gov; or visit the NCADAC Web site at http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/ NCADAC/index.html. Dated: September 11, 2013. Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–22497 Filed 9–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2013–OS–0193] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the DFAS announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Representative Payee Application; DD Form X632, OMB Control Number 0730–TBD. Needs and Uses: To establish a representative payee to receive survivor annuity payments on behalf of a minor, mentally incompetent, or otherwise legally disabled person for whom a guardian or other fiduciary has not been appointed. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Annual Burden Hours: 300 hours. Number of Respondents: 300. Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Burden per Response: 1 hour. Frequency: On occasion. The form is used by the Directorate of Retired and Annuity Pay, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, in order to establish a representative payee to receive survivor annuity payments. Dated: September 11, 2013. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2013–22467 Filed 9–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-858, C-489-817]


Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From India and Turkey: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty 
Investigations

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Carey at (202) 482-3964 (India); 
Shane Subler at (202) 482-0189 (Turkey), AD/CVD Operations, Import 
Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 22, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated the countervailing duty investigations of certain oil country 
tubular goods from India and Turkey.\1\ Currently, the preliminary 
determinations are due no later than September 25, 2013.
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    \1\ See Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from India and Turkey: 
Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 78 FR 45502 (July 
29, 2013).
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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 
countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on 
which the Department initiated the investigation. However, if the 
Department concludes that the parties concerned in the investigation 
are cooperating and determines that the investigation is 
extraordinarily complicated, section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act allows the 
Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no 
later than 130 days after the date on which the administering authority 
initiated the investigation.
    The Department has determined that the parties involved in these 
proceedings are cooperating, and that the investigations are 
extraordinarily complicated.\2\ Specifically, the Department is 
investigating numerous alleged subsidy programs in both India and 
Turkey; these programs include loans, grants, income tax incentives, 
and the provision of goods and services for less than adequate 
remuneration. Due to the number and complexity of the alleged 
countervailable subsidy practices being investigated, we determine that 
these investigations are extraordinarily complicated. Therefore, in 
accordance with section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are fully extending 
the due date for the preliminary determinations to not later than 130 
days after the day on which the investigations were initiated. Thus, 
the deadline for completion of the preliminary determinations is now 
Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    \2\ See section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act.
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    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).


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    Dated: September 5, 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-22471 Filed 9-13-13; 8:45 am]
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