Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From the Sultanate of Oman: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 62021-62023 [2015-26261]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 199 / Thursday, October 15, 2015 / Notices Dated: October 6, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Appendix I: List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Postponement of Preliminary Determination V. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures VI. Scope of the Investigation VII. Scope Comments VIII. Discussion of Methodology A. Fair Value Comparisons 1. Determination of the Comparison Method 2. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis B. Product Comparisons C. Date of Sale D. U.S. Price E. Normal Value 1. Comparison-Market Viability 2. Level of Trade 3. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices 4. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Constructed Value F. Cost of Production 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test IX. Currency Conversion X. Verification XI. Recommendation BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–307–820] Silicomanganese from Venezuela: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on silicomanganese from Venezuela for the period May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015. DATES: Effective Date: October 15, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Hoefke or Robert James, 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) 482–4947 and (202) 482–0649, respectively. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, Petitioners timely withdrew its review request by the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order. As a result, we are rescinding the administrative review of silicomanganese from Venezuela for the period May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015. liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a final 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, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: October 7, 2015. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duties. [FR Doc. 2015–26256 Filed 10–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Assessment [FR Doc. 2015–26263 Filed 10–14–15; 8:45 am] AGENCY: On July 1, 2015, based on a timely request for review by Eramet Marietta, Inc. (Eramet) and Felman Production, LLC (Felman) (collectively, Petitioners), the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on silicomanganese from Venezuela covering the period May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015.1 On August 25, 2015, Petitioners withdrew its request for an administrative review of all of the companies listed in its review request.2 62021 The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Because the Department is rescinding this administrative review in its entirety, the entries to which this administrative review pertained shall be assessed antidumping duties at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of this notice. Notifications This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 80 FR 37588 (July 1, 2015). 2 See letter from Petitioners to the Secretary of Commerce entitled, ‘‘Silicomanganese from Venezuela: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of Antidumping Order,’’ dated August 25, 2015. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–523–810] Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From the Sultanate of Oman: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: October 15, 2015. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) preliminarily determines that certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (‘‘PET resin’’) from the Sultanate of Oman (‘‘Oman’’) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). The period of investigation is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014. The estimated weightedaverage dumping margins are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 62022 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 199 / Thursday, October 15, 2015 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hill, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3518. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department published the notice of initiation of this investigation on April 6, 2015.1 Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department postponed this preliminary LTFV determination by 50 days until October 6, 2015.2 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is polyethylene terephthalate (‘‘PET’’) resin. The merchandise subject to this investigation is properly classified under subheading 3907.60.00.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, hereby adopted by this notice.3 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at 1 See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada, the People’s Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman: Initiation of LessThan-Fair-Value Investigations, 80 FR 18376 (April 6, 2015) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 2 See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Canada, the People’s Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 80 FR 45640 (July 31, 2015). 3 See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary, Enforcement and Compliance ‘‘Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From the Sultanate of Oman: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation,’’ (‘‘Preliminary Decision Memorandum’’) dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum appears in Appendix I, below. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope Comments The Initiation Notice provided interested parties an opportunity to raise issues regarding product coverage (scope). However, no party to the proceeding provided scope comments. Methodology The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 731 of the Act. Export prices (‘‘EP’’) and constructed export prices (‘‘CEP’’) have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value (‘‘NV’’) has been calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, hereby adopted by this notice. Investigation’’ section, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), we will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit 4 equal to the weighted-average amount by which the NV exceeds EP, or CEP as indicated in the chart above. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days after public announcement of the preliminary determination in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in this proceeding and rebuttal briefs, limited All Others Rate to issues raised in case briefs, may be Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act submitted no later than five days after provides that the estimated ‘‘all others’’ the deadline date for submitting case rate shall be an amount equal to the briefs.5 Pursuant to 19 CFR weighted-average of the estimated 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who weighted-average dumping margins submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in established for exporters and producers this proceeding are encouraged to individually investigated, excluding any submit with each argument: (1) A zero or de minimis dumping margins, statement of the issue; (2) a brief and any dumping margins determined summary of the argument; and (3) a entirely under section 776 of the Act. table of authorities. We based our calculation of the ‘‘all Interested parties who wish to request others’’ rate on the dumping margin a hearing must submit a written request calculated for OCTAL SAOC—FZC to the Assistant Secretary for (‘‘OCTAL’’), the only mandatory Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. respondent in this investigation. This Department of Commerce, filed margin was not zero or de mininis and electronically using ACCESS. All it was not determined entirely under documents must be filed electronically section 776 of the Act. using ACCESS. An electronically filed hearing request must be received Preliminary Determination successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, The Department preliminarily by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, within 30 determines that the following weighted- days after the date of publication of this average dumping margins exist during notice.6 Hearing requests should contain the period January 1, 2014, through the party’s name, address, and December 31, 2014: telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to Weightedbe discussed. If a request for a hearing average is made, the Department intends to hold Producer or exporter dumping margin the hearing at the U.S. Department of (percent) Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, at OCTAL SAOC—FZC ................ 6.62 All Others .................................. 6.62 a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to suspend liquidation of all entries of PET resin from Oman, as described in the ‘‘Scope of the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4 See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011). 5 See 19 CFR 351.309(c); see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 6 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 199 / Thursday, October 15, 2015 / Notices U.S. International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) Notification Verification As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, the Department intends to verify the information submitted by OCTAL and its affiliates prior to making a final determination in this investigation. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of our preliminary affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because the preliminary determination in this proceeding is affirmative, section 735(b)(2) of the Act requires that the ITC make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of PET resin from Oman before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after our final determination. Because we are postponing the deadline for our final determination to 135 days from the date of publication of this preliminary determination, as discussed above, the ITC will make its final determination no later than 45 days after our final determination. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by the petitioner. 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that requests by respondents for postponement of a final antidumping determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not more than six months in duration. OCTAL requested that, contingent upon an affirmative preliminary determination of sales at LTFV for OCTAL, the Department postpone its final determination pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2).7 In addition, OCTAL requested to extend the application of the provisional measures prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), from a four-month period to a period not to exceed six months. In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(2), because: (1) Our preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporter accounts for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will make our final determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 735(a)(2) of the Act.8 7 See Letter from OCTAL to the Secretary of Commerce ‘‘OCTAL’s Request for Extension of Final Determination and Provisional Measures Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Resin from the Sultanate of Oman,’’ dated September 24, 2015. 8 See 19 CFR 351.210(e). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 Dated: October 6, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I: List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Postponement of Preliminary Determination V. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures VI. Scope of the Investigation VII. Scope Comments VIII. Discussion of Methodology A. Fair Value Comparisons 1. Determination of the Comparison Method 2. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis B. Product Comparisons C. Date of Sale D. U.S. Price E. Normal Value 1. Comparison-Market Viability 2. Level of Trade 3. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices 4. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Constructed Value F. Cost of Production 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of COP Test IX. Currency Conversion X. Verification XI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2015–26261 Filed 10–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62023 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–825] Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: October 15, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reza Karamloo at (202) 482–4470 or Rebecca Trainor at (202) 482–4007, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On August 10, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from the Republic of Turkey.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than October 14, 2015. Postponement of 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 CVD investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, if the Department concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, and that the case is extraordinarily complicated such that additional time is necessary to make the preliminary determination, 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. We have concluded that the parties concerned are cooperating and that the case is extraordinarily complicated, such that we need more time to make the preliminary determination. Specifically, the analysis will involve not only the usual consideration of financial contribution and specificity for numerous programs, 1 See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 80 FR 49207 (August 17, 2015). E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-523-810]


Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From the Sultanate of 
Oman: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Postponement of Final Determination

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

DATES: Effective Date: October 15, 2015.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily 
determines that certain polyethylene terephthalate resin (``PET 
resin'') from the Sultanate of Oman (``Oman'') is being, or is likely 
to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as 
provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
``Act''). The period of investigation is January 1, 2014, through 
December 31, 2014. The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are 
shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. 
Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary 
determination.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hill, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3518.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department published the notice of initiation of this 
investigation on April 6, 2015.\1\ Pursuant to section 733(c)(1)(A) of 
the Act, the Department postponed this preliminary LTFV determination 
by 50 days until October 6, 2015.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada, 
the People's Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman: 
Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 80 FR 18376 
(April 6, 2015) (``Initiation Notice'').
    \2\ See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Canada, 
the People's Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty 
Investigations, 80 FR 45640 (July 31, 2015).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is polyethylene 
terephthalate (``PET'') resin. The merchandise subject to this 
investigation is properly classified under subheading 3907.60.00.30 of 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although 
the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, 
the written description of the merchandise under investigation is 
dispositive.
    For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum, hereby adopted by this notice.\3\ The 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made 
available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, 
and is available to all parties in the Department's Central Records 
Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In 
addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can 
be found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the 
electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.
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    \3\ See Memorandum from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Paul 
Piquado, Assistant Secretary, Enforcement and Compliance ``Certain 
Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From the Sultanate of Oman: 
Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the 
Antidumping Duty Investigation,'' (``Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum'') dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this 
notice. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum appears in Appendix I, below.
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Scope Comments

    The Initiation Notice provided interested parties an opportunity to 
raise issues regarding product coverage (scope). However, no party to 
the proceeding provided scope comments.

Methodology

    The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. Export prices (``EP'') and constructed export 
prices (``CEP'') have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of 
the Act. Normal value (``NV'') has been calculated in accordance with 
section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, 
hereby adopted by this notice.

All Others Rate

    Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated ``all 
others'' rate shall be an amount equal to the weighted-average of the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters 
and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de 
minimis dumping margins, and any dumping margins determined entirely 
under section 776 of the Act. We based our calculation of the ``all 
others'' rate on the dumping margin calculated for OCTAL SAOC--FZC 
(``OCTAL''), the only mandatory respondent in this investigation. This 
margin was not zero or de mininis and it was not determined entirely 
under section 776 of the Act.

Preliminary Determination

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist during the period January 1, 
2014, through December 31, 2014:

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                                                               average
                    Producer or exporter                       dumping
                                                                margin
                                                              (percent)
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OCTAL SAOC--FZC............................................         6.62
All Others.................................................         6.62
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 733(d)(2) of the Act, the Department 
will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to suspend 
liquidation of all entries of PET resin from Oman, as described in the 
``Scope of the Investigation'' section, entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. Pursuant to section 733(d)(1)(B) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.205(d), we will instruct CBP to require a cash 
deposit \4\ equal to the weighted-average amount by which the NV 
exceeds EP, or CEP as indicated in the chart above. These suspension of 
liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice.
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    \4\ See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of 
Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 
(October 3, 2011).
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
proceeding within five days after public announcement of the 
preliminary determination in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Case 
briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after 
the date on which the final verification report is issued in this 
proceeding and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case 
briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline 
date for submitting case briefs.\5\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) 
and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this 
proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement 
of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c); see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
filing requirements).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, filed electronically using 
ACCESS. All documents must be filed electronically using ACCESS. An 
electronically filed hearing request must be received successfully in 
its entirety by ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, within 30 days after 
the date of publication of this notice.\6\ Hearing requests should 
contain the party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of 
participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request 
for a hearing is made, the Department intends to hold the hearing at 
the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties 
should confirm by telephone the

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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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Verification

    As provided in section 782(i)(1) of the Act, the Department intends 
to verify the information submitted by OCTAL and its affiliates prior 
to making a final determination in this investigation.

Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination 
may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement 
is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of 
exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative 
preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by 
the petitioner. 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that requests by 
respondents for postponement of a final antidumping determination be 
accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a 
four-month period to a period not more than six months in duration.
    OCTAL requested that, contingent upon an affirmative preliminary 
determination of sales at LTFV for OCTAL, the Department postpone its 
final determination pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2).\7\ In addition, 
OCTAL requested to extend the application of the provisional measures 
prescribed under section 733(d) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), 
from a four-month period to a period not to exceed six months.
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    \7\ See Letter from OCTAL to the Secretary of Commerce ``OCTAL's 
Request for Extension of Final Determination and Provisional 
Measures Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Resin from the 
Sultanate of Oman,'' dated September 24, 2015.
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    In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(2), because: (1) Our preliminary 
determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporter accounts for 
a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) 
no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final 
determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month 
period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will 
make our final determination no later than 135 days after the date of 
publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 
735(a)(2) of the Act.\8\
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.210(e).
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U.S. International Trade Commission (``ITC'') Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
ITC of our preliminary affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. 
Because the preliminary determination in this proceeding is 
affirmative, section 735(b)(2) of the Act requires that the ITC make 
its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the 
United States is materially injured, or threatened with material 
injury, by reason of imports of PET resin from Oman before the later of 
120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days 
after our final determination. Because we are postponing the deadline 
for our final determination to 135 days from the date of publication of 
this preliminary determination, as discussed above, the ITC will make 
its final determination no later than 45 days after our final 
determination.
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: October 6, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I: List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Investigation
IV. Postponement of Preliminary Determination
V. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures
VI. Scope of the Investigation
VII. Scope Comments
VIII. Discussion of Methodology
    A. Fair Value Comparisons
    1. Determination of the Comparison Method
    2. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
    B. Product Comparisons
    C. Date of Sale
    D. U.S. Price
    E. Normal Value
    1. Comparison-Market Viability
    2. Level of Trade
    3. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices
    4. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Constructed Value
    F. Cost of Production
    1. Calculation of COP
    2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices
    3. Results of COP Test
IX. Currency Conversion
X. Verification
XI. Recommendation

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