Countervailing Duty Investigations of Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India, Italy, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations, 48499-48500 [2015-19994]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 156 / Thursday, August 13, 2015 / Notices Web site: Please visit our official mission Web site for more information: http://export.gov/trademissions/ cyberasia. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the DOC. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 firms and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. Fees and Expenses After a firm or trade association has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. 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However, the U.S. Department of Commerce will provide instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain necessary business visas. Timeline for Recruitment and Applications Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Aug 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 Commerce Department trade mission calendar (http://export.gov/ trademissions) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than March 4, 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants of selection decisions periodically during the recruitment period beginning August 17, 2015. 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Referrals from political organizations and any documents containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process. Mr. Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: 202–482–3773, Fax: 202–482– 9000, Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Grey, Trade Missions Program. 48499 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–864, C–475–833, C–570–027, C–580– 879, C–583–857] Countervailing Duty Investigations of Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India, Italy, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Renkey or Jerry Huang at (202) 482– 2312 and (202) 482– 4047, respectively (India); Robert Palmer at (202) 482–9068 (Italy); Myrna Lobo at (202) 482–2371 (the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea); Kristen Johnson at (202) 482–4793 (Taiwan), 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 June 23, 2015, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated the countervailing duty investigations of certain corrosion-resistant steel products from India, Italy, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than August 27, 2015. Postponement of Due Date for the Preliminary Determinations Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (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. On August 3, 2015, United States Steel Corporation; [FR Doc. 2015–19859 Filed 8–12–15; 8:45 am] 1 See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the People’s Republic of China, India, Italy, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 80 FR 37223 (June 30, 2015) (Initiation Notice). BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 48500 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 156 / Thursday, August 13, 2015 / Notices Nucor Corporation; Steel Dynamics, Inc.; ArcelorMittal USA, LLC; AK Steel Corp.; and California Steel Industries (collectively, Petitioners) made a timely request to postpone the preliminary countervailing duty determinations.2 Therefore, pursuant to the discretion afforded the Department under 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and because the Department does not find any compelling reason to deny the request, we are fully extending the due date until 130 days after the Department’s initiation for the preliminary determinations. The deadline for the completion of the preliminary determinations is now November 2, 2015.3 This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: August 6, 2015. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–19994 Filed 8–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE097 Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Front Street Transload Facility Construction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments and information. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from the Bergerson Construction, Inc. (Bergerson) for an authorization to take small numbers of two species of marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to proposed construction activities for Front Street Transload Facility construction project in Newport, Oregon. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an authorization to Bergerson to incidentally take, by tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 2 See Petitioners’ August 3, 2015 letter requesting postponement of the preliminary determination. 3 The due date actually falls on October 31, 2015, which is a Saturday. Therefore, the deadline moves to the next business day, November 2, 2015. 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, 2008). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Aug 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 harassment, small numbers of marine mammals for a period of 1 year. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than September 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The mailbox address for providing email comments is itp.guan@noaa.gov. NMFS is not responsible for email comments sent to addresses other than the one provided here. Comments sent via email, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25-megabyte file size. Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. A copy of the application may be obtained by writing to the address specified above or visiting the internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/ permits/incidental.htm. Documents cited in this notice may also be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Guan, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. An authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant), and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as ‘‘. . . an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival.’’ Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA established an expedited process by which citizens of the U.S. can apply for a one-year authorization to incidentally take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment, provided that there is no potential for serious injury or mortality to result from the activity. Section 101(a)(5)(D) establishes a 45-day time limit for NMFS review of an application followed by a 30-day public notice and comment period on any proposed authorizations for the incidental harassment of marine mammals. Within 45 days of the close of the comment period, NMFS must either issue or deny the authorization. Summary of Request On April 22, 2015, Bergerson submitted a request to NMFS requesting an IHA for the possible harassment of small numbers of Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardii) and California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) incidental to construction associated with the Front Street Marine Transload Facility in the city of Newport, Oregon, for a period of one year starting November 2015. NMFS determined the IHA application was complete on July 29, 2015, and proposes to issue an IHA that would be valid between November 1, 2015, and October 31, 2016. NMFS is proposing to authorize the Level B harassment of Pacific harbor seal and California sea lion. Description of the Specified Activity Overview The purpose of the proposed Front Street Marine Transload Facility construction is to construct a new transload and fish buying facility at the current location of the Undersea Gardens. The new transload facility would provide local fisherman with an alternative location for selling their fish and shellfish in Newport, Oregon (see Figure 1 of Bergerson’s IHA application). The current Undersea Gardens and all associated structures would be removed prior to construction of the new facility. The new transload facility would consist of a 132-foot wide by 141-foot deep wharf comprised of precast concrete panels supported on steel E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 156 (Thursday, August 13, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48499-48500]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-864, C-475-833, C-570-027, C-580-879, C-583-857]


Countervailing Duty Investigations of Certain Corrosion-Resistant 
Steel Products From India, Italy, the People's Republic of China, the 
Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Postponement of Preliminary 
Determinations

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Renkey or Jerry Huang at (202) 
482-2312 and (202) 482- 4047, respectively (India); Robert Palmer at 
(202) 482-9068 (Italy); Myrna Lobo at (202) 482-2371 (the People's 
Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea); Kristen Johnson at (202) 
482-4793 (Taiwan), 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 June 23, 2015, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated 
the countervailing duty investigations of certain corrosion-resistant 
steel products from India, Italy, the People's Republic of China, the 
Republic of Korea, and Taiwan.\1\ Currently, the preliminary 
determinations are due no later than August 27, 2015.
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    \1\ See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the 
People's Republic of China, India, Italy, the Republic of Korea, and 
Taiwan: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 80 FR 
37223 (June 30, 2015) (Initiation Notice).
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Postponement of Due Date for the Preliminary Determinations

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (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. On August 3, 
2015, United States Steel Corporation;

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Nucor Corporation; Steel Dynamics, Inc.; ArcelorMittal USA, LLC; AK 
Steel Corp.; and California Steel Industries (collectively, 
Petitioners) made a timely request to postpone the preliminary 
countervailing duty determinations.\2\ Therefore, pursuant to the 
discretion afforded the Department under 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 
because the Department does not find any compelling reason to deny the 
request, we are fully extending the due date until 130 days after the 
Department's initiation for the preliminary determinations. The 
deadline for the completion of the preliminary determinations is now 
November 2, 2015.\3\
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    \2\ See Petitioners' August 3, 2015 letter requesting 
postponement of the preliminary determination.
    \3\ The due date actually falls on October 31, 2015, which is a 
Saturday. Therefore, the deadline moves to the next business day, 
November 2, 2015. 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, 
2008).
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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: August 6, 2015.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2015-19994 Filed 8-12-15; 8:45 am]
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