Certain Uncoated Paper From Australia, Brazil, the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, and Portugal: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 31017 [2015-13044]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 104 / Monday, June 1, 2015 / Notices Lhorne on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Please note that if the Department receives a Notice of Intent to Participate from a member of the domestic industry within 15 days of the date of initiation, the review will continue. Thereafter, any interested party wishing to participate in the Sunset Review must provide substantive comments in response to the notice of initiation no later than 30 days after the date of initiation. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. determinations no later than 140 days after the date of initiation, unless postponed. Currently, the preliminary determinations in these investigations are due no later than June 30, 2015. Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1), require the Department to issue the preliminary determination in an AD investigation within 140 days after the date on which the Department initiated the Dated: May 18, 2015. investigation. However, if the petitioner Christian Marsh, makes a timely request for an extension Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping in accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), and Countervailing Duty Operations. section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act allows [FR Doc. 2015–13122 Filed 5–29–15; 8:45 am] the Department to postpone the BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which the Department initiated the DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE investigation. On May 15, 2015 and May 18, 2015, International Trade Administration United Steel, Paper and Forestry, [A–602–807, A–351–842, A–570–022, A–560– Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied 828, A–471–807] Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW); Domtar Certain Uncoated Paper From Australia, Brazil, the People’s Republic Corporation; Finch Paper LLC; P.H. Glatfelter Company; and Packaging of China, Indonesia, and Portugal: Corporation of America (collectively, Postponement of Preliminary the ‘‘petitioners’’) made timely requests, Determinations of Antidumping Duty pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Investigations Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), for a 50-day AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, postponement of the preliminary International Trade Administration, determinations in the investigations.2 Department of Commerce. The petitioners stated that a DATES: Effective Date: June 1, 2015. postponement of the preliminary determinations in all five of the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eve uncoated paper AD investigations is Wang at (202) 482–6231 (Australia); necessary because it may not be feasible Julia Hancock at (202) 482–1394 for the Department to analyze (Brazil); Stephanie Moore at (202) 482– questionnaire responses, identify issues, 3692 (the People’s Republic of China and develop the respective case records (PRC)); Blaine Wiltse at (202) 482–6345 of the aforementioned investigations as (Indonesia); and Kabir Archuletta at necessary within the current schedule.3 (202) 482–2593 (Portugal), AD/CVD With respect to the AD investigation of Operations, Enforcement and uncoated paper from the PRC, the Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution petitioners indicated that a postponement is warranted because it is Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. not feasible to resolve the necessary SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: surrogate country selection and Background valuation issues within the current On February 10, 2015, the Department schedule.4 of Commerce (the Department) initiated Under section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, antidumping duty (AD) investigations of if a petitioner makes a timely request for imports of certain uncoated paper an extension of the period within which (uncoated paper) from Australia, Brazil, the preliminary determination must be the PRC, Indonesia, and Portugal.1 The made under subsection (b)(1), then the notice of initiation stated that, in Department may postpone making the accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of preliminary determination under the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1), we subsection (b)(1) until not later than the would issue our preliminary 1 See Certain Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, and Portugal: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 80 FR 8608 (February 18, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:50 May 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 2 See petitioners’ letters to the Department dated May 15, 2015 and May 18, 2015. 3 Id. 4 See petitioners’ letter to the Department dated May 18, 2015 at 1. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31017 190th day after the date on which the administering authority initiated the investigation. Therefore, for the reasons stated above, and because we find there are no compelling reasons to deny the petitioners’ requests, the Department is postponing the preliminary determinations in these investigations until August 19, 2015, which is 190 days from the date on which the Department initiated these investigations. Pursuant to section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless this deadline is extended. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: May 21, 2015. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–13044 Filed 5–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Waters, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735. AGENCY: Background Each year during the anniversary month of the publication of an antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended investigation, an interested party, as defined in section 771(9) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), may request, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213, that the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) conduct an administrative review of that antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended investigation. All deadlines for the submission of comments or actions by the Department discussed below refer to the number of E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-602-807, A-351-842, A-570-022, A-560-828, A-471-807]


Certain Uncoated Paper From Australia, Brazil, the People's 
Republic of China, Indonesia, and Portugal: Postponement of Preliminary 
Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations

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

DATES: Effective Date: June 1, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eve Wang at (202) 482-6231 
(Australia); Julia Hancock at (202) 482-1394 (Brazil); Stephanie Moore 
at (202) 482-3692 (the People's Republic of China (PRC)); Blaine Wiltse 
at (202) 482-6345 (Indonesia); and Kabir Archuletta at (202) 482-2593 
(Portugal), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 10, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of certain 
uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Australia, Brazil, the PRC, 
Indonesia, and Portugal.\1\ The notice of initiation stated that, in 
accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.205(b)(1), we would issue our preliminary determinations no later 
than 140 days after the date of initiation, unless postponed. 
Currently, the preliminary determinations in these investigations are 
due no later than June 30, 2015.
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    \1\ See Certain Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, the 
People's Republic of China, Indonesia, and Portugal: Initiation of 
Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 80 FR 8608 (February 18, 2015).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determinations

    Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act) and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1), require the Department to issue the 
preliminary determination in an AD investigation within 140 days after 
the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, 
if the petitioner makes a timely request for an extension in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.205(e), section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act allows the 
Department to postpone the preliminary determination until no later 
than 190 days after the date on which the Department initiated the 
investigation.
    On May 15, 2015 and May 18, 2015, United Steel, Paper and Forestry, 
Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers 
International Union (USW); Domtar Corporation; Finch Paper LLC; P.H. 
Glatfelter Company; and Packaging Corporation of America (collectively, 
the ``petitioners'') made timely requests, pursuant to section 
733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), for a 50-day 
postponement of the preliminary determinations in the 
investigations.\2\ The petitioners stated that a postponement of the 
preliminary determinations in all five of the uncoated paper AD 
investigations is necessary because it may not be feasible for the 
Department to analyze questionnaire responses, identify issues, and 
develop the respective case records of the aforementioned 
investigations as necessary within the current schedule.\3\ With 
respect to the AD investigation of uncoated paper from the PRC, the 
petitioners indicated that a postponement is warranted because it is 
not feasible to resolve the necessary surrogate country selection and 
valuation issues within the current schedule.\4\
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    \2\ See petitioners' letters to the Department dated May 15, 
2015 and May 18, 2015.
    \3\ Id.
    \4\ See petitioners' letter to the Department dated May 18, 2015 
at 1.
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    Under section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, if a petitioner makes a 
timely request for an extension of the period within which the 
preliminary determination must be made under subsection (b)(1), then 
the Department may postpone making the preliminary determination under 
subsection (b)(1) until not later than the 190th day after the date on 
which the administering authority initiated the investigation. 
Therefore, for the reasons stated above, and because we find there are 
no compelling reasons to deny the petitioners' requests, the Department 
is postponing the preliminary determinations in these investigations 
until August 19, 2015, which is 190 days from the date on which the 
Department initiated these investigations.
    Pursuant to section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), 
the deadline for the final determinations will continue to be 75 days 
after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless this deadline 
is extended.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: May 21, 2015.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2015-13044 Filed 5-29-15; 8:45 am]
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