Countervailing Duty Investigation of Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination, 72640 [2013-28833]

Download as PDF 72640 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / Notices Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 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 notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders 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 the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 14, 2013. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum 1. Likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping 2. Magnitude of the dumping margin likely to prevail [FR Doc. 2013–28952 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–991] Countervailing Duty Investigation of Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202– 482–0413. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On September 18, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) initiated the countervailing duty investigation of chlorinated isocyanurates (‘‘chlorinated isos’’) from the People’s Republic of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Dec 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 China (‘‘PRC’’).1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than December 8, 2013.2 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, section 703(c)(1) 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, among other reasons, the petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement, or the Department concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating and determines that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated. Although Clearon Corp. and Occidental Chemical Corporation (‘‘Petitioners’’) made a request on November 19, 2013, to postpone the preliminary countervailing duty determination, this request was made after the applicable deadline had passed.3 However, the original countervailing duty questionnaire is not due to the Department until December 6, 2013, three days before the current date of the preliminary determination. In addition, the Department determines that, thus far, the parties concerned are cooperating because each has made an entry of appearance in this investigation.4 Also, the Department must analyze 30 complicated programs 5 for each respondent, including 1 See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 78 FR 59001 (September 25, 2013). 2 As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013. See Memorandum for the Record, from Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated October 18, 2013. Therefore, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 days. If the new deadline falls on a nonbusiness day, in accordance with the Department’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. As noted above, the revised deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation is December 8, 2013. 3 See Petitioners’ November 19, 2013 letter requesting postponement of the preliminary determination. 4 See, e.g., The Government of the People’s Republic of China November 20, 2013 submission, ‘‘GOC Notice of Appearance and APO Application: Countervailing Duty Investigation of Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China.’’ 5 The number of programs may be found in the ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation Initiation Checklist: Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China,’’ at 7—29. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 companies that are cross-owned with each respondent, and likely issue multiple supplemental questionnaires. For all these reasons, the Department finds this investigation to be extraordinarily complicated within the meaning of section 731(c)(1)(B) of the Act, and is hereby fully postponing the preliminary countervailing duty determination by 130 days.6 The Department notes that 130 days from the initiation date, plus the 16 days tolled due to the closure of the Federal Government, is February 11, 2014. Therefore, pursuant to the discretion afforded to the Department under section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are postponing the due date for the preliminary determination to no later than February 11, 2014. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: November 22, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 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SUMMARY: 6 On November 19, 2013, the Department notified interested parties that we intend to fully postpone the preliminary determination of this investigation in a forthcoming Federal Register notice. See Memo to the File, from Paul Walker, Case Analyst, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation on Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated November 19, 2013. E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-991]


Countervailing Duty Investigation of Chlorinated Isocyanurates 
From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary 
Determination

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-0413.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On September 18, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the 
``Department'') initiated the countervailing duty investigation of 
chlorinated isocyanurates (``chlorinated isos'') from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ Currently, the preliminary 
determination is due no later than December 8, 2013.\2\
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    \1\ See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of 
China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 78 FR 59001 
(September 25, 2013).
    \2\ As explained in the memorandum from the Assistant Secretary 
for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its 
discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the 
Federal Government from October 1, through October 16, 2013. See 
Memorandum for the Record, from Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary 
for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown 
of the Federal Government,'' dated October 18, 2013. Therefore, all 
deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 16 
days. If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance 
with the Department's practice, the deadline will become the next 
business day. As noted above, the revised deadline for the 
preliminary determination of this investigation is December 8, 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, section 703(c)(1) 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, among 
other reasons, the petitioner makes a timely request for a 
postponement, or the Department concludes that the parties concerned 
are cooperating and determines that the investigation is 
extraordinarily complicated. Although Clearon Corp. and Occidental 
Chemical Corporation (``Petitioners'') made a request on November 19, 
2013, to postpone the preliminary countervailing duty determination, 
this request was made after the applicable deadline had passed.\3\ 
However, the original countervailing duty questionnaire is not due to 
the Department until December 6, 2013, three days before the current 
date of the preliminary determination. In addition, the Department 
determines that, thus far, the parties concerned are cooperating 
because each has made an entry of appearance in this investigation.\4\ 
Also, the Department must analyze 30 complicated programs \5\ for each 
respondent, including companies that are cross-owned with each 
respondent, and likely issue multiple supplemental questionnaires. For 
all these reasons, the Department finds this investigation to be 
extraordinarily complicated within the meaning of section 731(c)(1)(B) 
of the Act, and is hereby fully postponing the preliminary 
countervailing duty determination by 130 days.\6\
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    \3\ See Petitioners' November 19, 2013 letter requesting 
postponement of the preliminary determination.
    \4\ See, e.g., The Government of the People's Republic of China 
November 20, 2013 submission, ``GOC Notice of Appearance and APO 
Application: Countervailing Duty Investigation of Chlorinated 
Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China.''
    \5\ The number of programs may be found in the ``Countervailing 
Duty Investigation Initiation Checklist: Chlorinated Isocyanurates 
from the People's Republic of China,'' at 7--29.
    \6\ On November 19, 2013, the Department notified interested 
parties that we intend to fully postpone the preliminary 
determination of this investigation in a forthcoming Federal 
Register notice. See Memo to the File, from Paul Walker, Case 
Analyst, ``Countervailing Duty Investigation on Chlorinated 
Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China: Postponement of 
the Preliminary Determination,'' dated November 19, 2013.
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    The Department notes that 130 days from the initiation date, plus 
the 16 days tolled due to the closure of the Federal Government, is 
February 11, 2014. Therefore, pursuant to the discretion afforded to 
the Department under section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are postponing 
the due date for the preliminary determination to no later than 
February 11, 2014.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: November 22, 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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