Notice of Extension of the Deadline for Determining the Adequacy of the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Petitions: 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane From the People's Republic of China, 66894-66895 [2013-26730]

Download as PDF 66894 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2013 / Notices Rights Effects of Regulatory and Other Barriers to Small Businesses’’ • Update on Status of the ‘‘Civil Rights Implications of Eminent Domain Abuse’’ report • Update on Status of the ‘‘Assessing the Impact of Criminal Background Checks and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Conviction Records Policy’’ report • Discussion and Vote on the 2014 Statutory Enforcement Report topic • Discussion and Vote to schedule two briefings for 2014: the Statutory Enforcement Report Topic and the ‘‘Enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act Online’’ • Results of the telephonic vote held on July 21, 2013 re: the Findings and Recommendations for the 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report • Proposals for the Commemoration of the 13th and 14th Amendments • Consideration of the inquiry letter to the Department of Defense on behalf of Sikh military members IV. Management and Operations • Staff Director’s Report V. Adjourn Meeting FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice and opportunity for public comment. ACTION: Contact Person for Further Information: Lenore Ostrowsky, Acting Chief, Public Affairs Unit (202) 376–8591. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact Pamela Dunston at (202) 376–8105 or at signlanguage@usccr.gov at least seven business days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Dated: November 4, 2013. David Mussatt, Acting RPCU Chief. [FR Doc. 2013–26777 Filed 11–5–13; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [10/18/2013 through 10/31/2013] Date accepted for investigation Firm name Firm address Futura Industries Corporation ........ Freeport Center Bldg H–11, Clearfield, UT 84016. 14041 Rosecrans Avenue, La Mirada, CT 90638. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Iffel International, Inc. ..................... 10/29/2013 10/29/2013 Product(s) The firm is a manufacturer of extruded aluminum framing systems. The firm is a full service marketing firm. Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: October 31, 2013. Michael DeVillo, Eligibility Examiner. Frances Veith or Katie Marksberry, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; [FR Doc. 2013–26685 Filed 11–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 06, 2013 Jkt 232001 International Trade Administration [A–570–998, C–570–999] Notice of Extension of the Deadline for Determining the Adequacy of the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Petitions: 1,1,1,2Tetrafluoroethane From the People’s Republic of China Enforcement & Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce DATES: Effective Date: November 7, 2013. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 telephone: (202) 482–4295 or (202) 482– 7906, respectively. Extension of Initiation of Investigations The Petitions On October 22, 2013, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) received an antidumping duty and countervailing duty petition filed by Mexichem Fluor, Inc. (‘‘Petitioner’’) on behalf of the domestic industry producing 1,1,1,2Tetrafluoroethane.1 Determination of Industry Support for the Petitions Sections 702(b)(1) and 732(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), require that a petition be filed by or on behalf of the domestic industry. Sections 702(c)(4)(A) and 732(c)(4)(A) of the Act provide that the Department’s industry support determination be based on whether a minimum 1 See Antidumping Duty Petition on 1,1,1,2Tetrafluoroethane from the People’s Republic of China (October 22, 2013) (Petition). E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2013 / Notices percentage of the relevant industry supports the petition. A petition meets this requirement if the domestic producers or workers who support the petition account for: (i) At least 25 percent of the total production of the domestic like product; and (ii) more than 50 percent of the production of the domestic like product produced by that portion of the industry expressing support for, or opposition to, the petition. Moreover, sections 702(c)(4)(D) and 732(c)(4)(D) of the Act provide that, if the petition does not establish support of domestic producers or workers accounting for more than 50 percent of the total production of the domestic like product, the Department shall: (i) Poll the industry or rely on other information in order to determine if there is support for the petition, as required by subparagraph (A), or (ii) if there is a large number of producers, determine industry support using a statistically valid sampling method to poll the industry. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Sections 702(c)(1)(A)(ii) and 732(c)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act provide that within 20 days of the filing of an antidumping duty and countervailing duty petition, the Department will determine, inter alia, whether the petition has been filed by or on behalf of the U.S. industry producing the domestic like product. Sections 702(c)(1)(B) and 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act provide that the deadline for the initiation determination, in exceptional circumstances, may be extended by 20 days in any case in which the Department must ‘‘poll or otherwise determine support for the petition by the industry.’’ Because it is not clear from the Petitions whether the industry support criteria have been met, the Department has determined it should extend the time for initiating these investigations in order to further examine the issue of industry support. The Department will need additional time to gather and analyze additional information regarding industry support. Therefore, it is necessary to extend the deadline determining the adequacy of the Petitions for a period not to exceed 40 days from the filing of the Petition. Because the extended initiation determinations date of December 1, 2013, falls on a Sunday, a non-business day, the Department’s initiation determinations will now be due no later than December 2, 2013, the next business day.2 2 See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative 16:24 Nov 06, 2013 The Department will contact the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) and will make this extension notice available to the ITC. Dated: November 1, 2013. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–26730 Filed 11–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–967, C–570–968] Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Intent To Revoke Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders in Part Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective: November 7, 2013. SUMMARY: On June 20, 2013, the Department of Commerce (Department) received a request for changed circumstances reviews and a request to revoke, in part, the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China (PRC),1 with respect to certain rectangular wire. We published the notice of initiation of changed circumstances reviews on August 20, 2013 and invited comments from interested parties. We received no comments. We preliminarily conclude that changed circumstances warrant the revocation of the Orders, in part. Specifically, we preliminarily determine that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to which these Orders pertain lack interest in the relief provided by the AD and CVD Orders based on a statement of no interest in the continuation of the Orders with respect to certain rectangular wire described below. Accordingly, we are notifying the public of our intent to revoke, in part, these Orders as to imports of certain rectangular wire AGENCY: Extension of Time VerDate Mar<15>2010 International Trade Commission Notification Jkt 232001 Determination Deadlines Pursuant to Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 1 See Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 76 FR 30650 (May 26, 2011) and Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 30653 (May 26, 2011) (together, the Orders). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66895 described below. The Department invites interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Terpstra, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3965. Background On May 26, 2011, the Department published the AD and CVD Orders in the Federal Register. On June 20, 2013, the Department received a request on behalf of 3M Company (3M) for changed circumstances reviews to revoke, in part, the Orders with respect to certain rectangular wire imported by 3M. In its request, 3M attached a letter submitted on behalf of the Aluminum Extrusion Fair Trade Committee (AEFTC), the petitioners in the less-than-fair-value and CVD investigations, and the Aluminum Extrusion Council (AEC), in which representatives of the AEFTC and AEC stated that they no longer have interest in maintaining the Orders with respect to certain rectangular wireidentified in 3M’s request for the changed circumstances reviews. On July 2, 2013, 3M filed a letter containing a clarification from the AEFTC and AEC in which they stated that they no longer have interest in maintaining the Orders with respect to certain rectangular wire, regardless of whether 3M or another party imports it. On August 20, 2013, we published a notice of initiation of these changed circumstances reviews.2 Because the statement provided by the AEC and offered in support of 3M’s request for changed circumstances reviews did not indicate whether the AEC accounts for substantially all of domestic aluminum extrusion production, in the Initiation Notice, we invited interested parties to comment on the Department’s initiation. We received no comments from interested parties. Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by these Orders is aluminum extrusions which are shapes and forms, produced by an extrusion process, made from aluminum alloys having metallic elements corresponding to the alloy series designations published by The Aluminum Association commencing with the numbers 1, 3, and 6 (or 2 See Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Changed Circumstance Reviews and Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders in Part, 78 FR 51143 (August 20, 2013) (Initiation Notice). E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-998, C-570-999]


Notice of Extension of the Deadline for Determining the Adequacy 
of the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Petitions: 1,1,1,2-
Tetrafluoroethane From the People's Republic of China

AGENCY: Enforcement & Compliance, formerly Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce

DATES: Effective Date: November 7, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Veith or Katie Marksberry, AD/
CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4295 or (202) 482-7906, respectively.

Extension of Initiation of Investigations

The Petitions

    On October 22, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
received an antidumping duty and countervailing duty petition filed by 
Mexichem Fluor, Inc. (``Petitioner'') on behalf of the domestic 
industry producing 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane.\1\
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Petition on 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane 
from the People's Republic of China (October 22, 2013) (Petition).
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Determination of Industry Support for the Petitions

    Sections 702(b)(1) and 732(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (``Act''), require that a petition be filed by or on behalf of 
the domestic industry. Sections 702(c)(4)(A) and 732(c)(4)(A) of the 
Act provide that the Department's industry support determination be 
based on whether a minimum

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percentage of the relevant industry supports the petition. A petition 
meets this requirement if the domestic producers or workers who support 
the petition account for: (i) At least 25 percent of the total 
production of the domestic like product; and (ii) more than 50 percent 
of the production of the domestic like product produced by that portion 
of the industry expressing support for, or opposition to, the petition. 
Moreover, sections 702(c)(4)(D) and 732(c)(4)(D) of the Act provide 
that, if the petition does not establish support of domestic producers 
or workers accounting for more than 50 percent of the total production 
of the domestic like product, the Department shall: (i) Poll the 
industry or rely on other information in order to determine if there is 
support for the petition, as required by subparagraph (A), or (ii) if 
there is a large number of producers, determine industry support using 
a statistically valid sampling method to poll the industry.

Extension of Time

    Sections 702(c)(1)(A)(ii) and 732(c)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act provide 
that within 20 days of the filing of an antidumping duty and 
countervailing duty petition, the Department will determine, inter 
alia, whether the petition has been filed by or on behalf of the U.S. 
industry producing the domestic like product. Sections 702(c)(1)(B) and 
732(c)(1)(B) of the Act provide that the deadline for the initiation 
determination, in exceptional circumstances, may be extended by 20 days 
in any case in which the Department must ``poll or otherwise determine 
support for the petition by the industry.'' Because it is not clear 
from the Petitions whether the industry support criteria have been met, 
the Department has determined it should extend the time for initiating 
these investigations in order to further examine the issue of industry 
support.
    The Department will need additional time to gather and analyze 
additional information regarding industry support. Therefore, it is 
necessary to extend the deadline determining the adequacy of the 
Petitions for a period not to exceed 40 days from the filing of the 
Petition. Because the extended initiation determinations date of 
December 1, 2013, falls on a Sunday, a non-business day, the 
Department's initiation determinations will now be due no later than 
December 2, 2013, the next business day.\2\
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    \2\ See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next Business 
Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to 
Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).
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International Trade Commission Notification

    The Department will contact the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC'') and will make this extension notice available to the ITC.

    Dated: November 1, 2013.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2013-26730 Filed 11-6-13; 8:45 am]
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