Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 13617 [2014-05249]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 11, 2014 / Notices VII. Application of the Countervailing Duty Law to Imports from the PRC VIII. Subsidies Valuation IX. Benchmarks and Discount Rates X. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences XI. Critical Circumstances XII. Analysis of Programs XIII. ITC Notification XIV. Disclosure and Public Comment XV. Verification XVI. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2014–05241 Filed 3–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–011] Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Neuman at (202) 482–0486 or Milton Koch at (202) 482–2584, AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On January 22, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the countervailing duty investigation of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than March 28, 2014. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Postponement of Due Date for the Preliminary Determination 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 determines that the parties involved in this proceeding are cooperating, and that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated.2 Specifically, the Department is investigating numerous alleged subsidy programs in the PRC; these programs include preferential loans and directed credit, debt forgiveness, grants, tax incentives, export incentive programs, and the provision of goods, services, and land for less than adequate remuneration. Due to the number and complexity of the alleged countervailable subsidy practices being investigated, we determine that this investigation is extraordinarily complicated. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are postponing the due date for the preliminary determination to not later than 130 days after the day on which the investigation was initiated. Thus, the deadline for completion of the preliminary determinations is now June 1, 2014. Because the deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with the Department’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day, June 2, 2014.3 This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: March 5, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–05249 Filed 3–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–995] 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 Countervailing Duty Investigation of Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, formerly Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: 2 See 1 See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 79 FR 4667 (January 29, 2014). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Mar 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act. 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). 3 See PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13617 The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of grainoriented electrical steel from the People’s Republic of China (the ‘‘PRC’’).1 We invite interested parties to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective Date: March 12, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Nair, David Cordell or Brian Davis, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202.482.3813, 202.482.0408 or 202.482.7924, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Scope of the Investigation The scope of this investigation covers grain-oriented silicon electrical steel (‘‘GOES’’). GOES is a flat-rolled alloy steel product containing by weight at least 0.6 percent but not more than 6 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, not more than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and no other element in an amount that would give the steel the characteristics of another alloy steel, in coils or in straight lengths. The GOES that is subject to this investigation is currently classifiable under subheadings 7225.11.0000, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9030, and 7226.11.9060 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Methodology The Department is conducting this countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.2 For a full description of the 1 Due to the closure of the Federal Government on March 3, 2014, Commerce reached this determination on the next business day (i.e., March 4, 2014). 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). 2 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM Continued 11MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 47 (Tuesday, March 11, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-011]


Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the 
People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination 
in the Countervailing Duty Investigation

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Neuman at (202) 482-0486 or 
Milton Koch at (202) 482-2584, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and 
Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On January 22, 2014, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated the countervailing duty investigation of certain crystalline 
silicon photovoltaic products from the People's Republic of China 
(PRC).\1\ Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than 
March 28, 2014.
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    \1\ See Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From 
the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigation, 79 FR 4667 (January 29, 2014).
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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 determines that the parties involved in this 
proceeding are cooperating, and that the investigation is 
extraordinarily complicated.\2\ Specifically, the Department is 
investigating numerous alleged subsidy programs in the PRC; these 
programs include preferential loans and directed credit, debt 
forgiveness, grants, tax incentives, export incentive programs, and the 
provision of goods, services, and land for less than adequate 
remuneration. Due to the number and complexity of the alleged 
countervailable subsidy practices being investigated, we determine that 
this investigation is extraordinarily complicated. Therefore, in 
accordance with section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are postponing the 
due date for the preliminary determination to not later than 130 days 
after the day on which the investigation was initiated. Thus, the 
deadline for completion of the preliminary determinations is now June 
1, 2014. Because the deadline falls on a non-business day, in 
accordance with the Department's practice, the deadline will become the 
next business day, June 2, 2014.\3\
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    \2\ See section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act.
    \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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    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: March 5, 2014.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-05249 Filed 3-10-14; 8:45 am]
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