Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Australia, Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 73702 [2015-29936]

Download as PDF 73702 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 227 / Wednesday, November 25, 2015 / Notices 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). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: November 16, 2015. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. than 140 days after the date of initiation, unless postponed. Currently, the preliminary determinations in these investigations are due no later than January 19, 2016.2 Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Sections 733(c)(1)(B)(i) and (ii) of the [FR Doc. 2015–29944 Filed 11–24–15; 8:45 am] Act permit the Department to postpone BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P the time limit for the preliminary determination if it concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating and DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE determines that the case is extraordinarily complicated by reason of International Trade Administration the number and complexity of the [A–602–809, A–351–845, A–588–874, A–580– transactions to be investigated or 883, A–421–813, A–489–826, A–412–825] adjustments to be considered, the novelty of the issues presented, or the Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products number of firms whose activities must From Australia, Brazil, Japan, the be investigated, and additional time is Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic of Turkey, and the United necessary to make the preliminary determination. Under this section of the Kingdom: Postponement of Act, the Department may postpone the Preliminary Determinations of preliminary determination until no later Antidumping Duty Investigations than 190 days after the date on which AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, the Department initiated the International Trade Administration, investigation. Department of Commerce. The Department determines that the parties involved in these hot-rolled steel DATES: Effective date: November 25, AD investigations are cooperating, and 2015. that the investigations are FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: extraordinarily complicated. Additional Frances Veith at (202) 482–4295 (Australia); Yang Jin Chun at (202) 482– time is required to analyze the questionnaire responses and issue 5760 (Brazil); Jack Zhao at (202) 482– appropriate requests for clarification 1396 (Japan); Matthew Renkey at (202) and additional information. 482–2312 (the Republic of Korea Therefore, in accordance with section (‘‘Korea’’)); Dmitry Vladimirov at (202) 733(c)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 482–0665, (the Netherlands); Jack Zhao 351.205(f)(1), the Department is at (202) 482–1396 (the Republic of postponing the time period for the Turkey (‘‘Turkey’’)); and Catherine preliminary determinations of these Cartsos at (202) 482–1757 (the United investigations by 50 days, to March 8, Kingdom), AD/CVD Operations, 2016. Pursuant to section 735(a)(l) of the Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the Department of Commerce, 14th Street deadline for the final determinations and Constitution Avenue NW., will continue to be 75 days after the Washington, DC 20230. date of the preliminary determinations, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published Background pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act On August 31, 2015, the Department and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) Dated: November 17, 2015. initiated antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) investigations of imports of certain hotPaul Piquado, rolled steel flat products (‘‘hot-rolled Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and steel’’) from Australia, Brazil, Japan, Compliance. Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the [FR Doc. 2015–29936 Filed 11–24–15; 8:45 am] United Kingdom.1 The notice of BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P initiation stated that, in accordance with 2 The deadline for the preliminary determinations section 733(b)(l)(A) of the Tariff Act of is normally 140 days after we initiated these 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), and 19 investigations, or January 18, 2016, which is a CFR 351.205(b)(1), we would issue our Federal holiday. Department practice dictates that preliminary determinations no later where a deadline falls on a weekend or Federal 1 See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair Value Investigations, 80 FR 54261(September 9, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:15 Nov 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day (in this instance, January 19, 2016). 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). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests and Comments From the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports From Korea International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Maria D’Andrea, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel. (202) 482–1550, Maria.D’Andrea@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Article 4.1 of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’) provides for a textile and apparel safeguard mechanism. This safeguard mechanism applies when, as a result of the reduction or elimination of a customs duty under the Agreement, a Korean textile or apparel article is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage or actual threat thereof to a U.S. industry producing a like or directly competitive article. In these circumstances, Article 4.1 permits the United States to (a) suspend any further reduction in the rate of duty provided for under Annex 2–B of the Agreement in the duty imposed on the article; or (b) increase duties on the imported article from Korea to a level that does not exceed the lesser of the prevailing U.S. normal trade relations (‘‘NTR’’)/most-favored- E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-602-809, A-351-845, A-588-874, A-580-883, A-421-813, A-489-826, A-
412-825]


Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Australia, Brazil, 
Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic of Turkey, 
and the United Kingdom: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of 
Antidumping Duty Investigations

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

DATES: Effective date: November 25, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Veith at (202) 482-4295 
(Australia); Yang Jin Chun at (202) 482-5760 (Brazil); Jack Zhao at 
(202) 482-1396 (Japan); Matthew Renkey at (202) 482-2312 (the Republic 
of Korea (``Korea'')); Dmitry Vladimirov at (202) 482-0665, (the 
Netherlands); Jack Zhao at (202) 482-1396 (the Republic of Turkey 
(``Turkey'')); and Catherine Cartsos at (202) 482-1757 (the United 
Kingdom), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 31, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') 
initiated antidumping duty (``AD'') investigations of imports of 
certain hot-rolled steel flat products (``hot-rolled steel'') from 
Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the 
United Kingdom.\1\ The notice of initiation stated that, in accordance 
with section 733(b)(l)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (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 January 19, 2016.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia, 
Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic 
of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair 
Value Investigations, 80 FR 54261(September 9, 2015).
    \2\ The deadline for the preliminary determinations is normally 
140 days after we initiated these investigations, or January 18, 
2016, which is a Federal holiday. Department practice dictates that 
where a deadline falls on a weekend or Federal holiday, the 
appropriate deadline is the next business day (in this instance, 
January 19, 2016). 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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Postponement of Preliminary Determinations

    Sections 733(c)(1)(B)(i) and (ii) of the Act permit the Department 
to postpone the time limit for the preliminary determination if it 
concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating and determines 
that the case is extraordinarily complicated by reason of the number 
and complexity of the transactions to be investigated or adjustments to 
be considered, the novelty of the issues presented, or the number of 
firms whose activities must be investigated, and additional time is 
necessary to make the preliminary determination. Under this section of 
the Act, the Department may postpone the preliminary determination 
until no later than 190 days after the date on which the Department 
initiated the investigation.
    The Department determines that the parties involved in these hot-
rolled steel AD investigations are cooperating, and that the 
investigations are extraordinarily complicated. Additional time is 
required to analyze the questionnaire responses and issue appropriate 
requests for clarification and additional information.
    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(B) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.205(f)(1), the Department is postponing the time period for 
the preliminary determinations of these investigations by 50 days, to 
March 8, 2016. Pursuant to section 735(a)(l) 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 
postponed at a later date.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: November 17, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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