Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires From India, the People's Republic of China, and Sri Lanka: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 9426-9427 [2016-04064]

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[FR Doc. 2016–03921 Filed 2–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P [FR Doc. 2016–03935 Filed 2–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE President’s Export Council; Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Bureau of Industry and Security International Trade Administration [C–533–870, C–570–035, C–542–801] The President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) will meet on March 16, 2016, 10:00 a.m., at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues NW., Washington, DC. The PECSEA provides advice on matters pertinent to those portions of the Export Administration Act, as amended, that deal with United States policies of encouraging trade with all countries with which the United States has diplomatic or trading relations and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Feb 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires From India, the People’s Republic of China, and Sri Lanka: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective: February 25, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Spencer Toubia at (202) 482–0123 (India); Laurel LaCivita at (202) 482– 4243 (the People’s Republic of China (PRC)); and Elizabeth Eastwood at (202) AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 482–3874 (Sri Lanka), 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 February 3, 2016, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated countervailing duty investigations (CVD) on certain new pneumatic off-theroad tires from India, the PRC, and Sri Lanka.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations of these investigations are due no later than April 8, 2016. Postponement of 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 petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement, section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act allows the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. On February 12, 2016, the petitioners 2 submitted timely requests pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e) to postpone the preliminary determinations.3 For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the requests, the Department, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later than 130 days after the day on which the investigations were initiated. Accordingly, the Department will issue the preliminary determinations no later than June 12, 2016. However, because June 12, 2016, falls on a Sunday, the 1 See Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from India, the People’s Republic of China, and Sri Lanka: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 81 FR 7067 (February 10, 2016). 2 Titan Tire Corporation and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO, CLC (collectively, the petitioners). 3 See letters from the petitioners entitled ‘‘Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from India— Petitioners’ Request to Extend the Deadline for the Preliminary Determinations,’’ ‘‘Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from People’s Republic of China—Petitioners’ Request to Extend the Deadline for the Preliminary Determination,’’ and ‘‘Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from Sri Lanka—Petitioners’ Request to Extend the Deadline for the Preliminary Determinations,’’ each dated February 12, 2016. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 37 / Thursday, February 25, 2016 / Notices preliminary determinations are now due no later than June 13, 2016.4 In accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations 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 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: February 18, 2016. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–04064 Filed 2–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–979] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On October 21, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) published a notice of preliminary results of a changed circumstance review (‘‘CCR’’) of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (‘‘solar cells’’), from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’).1 Based on our analysis of the comments from interested parties, we continue to find that Neo Solar Power Corporation (‘‘Neo Solar’’) is not the successor-in-interest to DelSolar Co., Ltd. (‘‘DelSolar Taiwan’’) for purposes of determining AD liability in this proceeding for these final results and, as such, is subject to the PRC-wide entity cash deposit rate with respect to entries of subject merchandise. DATES: Effective: February 25, 2016. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 4 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). 1 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Changed Circumstances Review, 80 FR 63743 (October 21, 2015) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). We note that although the request was submitted on behalf of DelSolar Taiwan, the purported predecessor company, the request also states that DelSolar Taiwan no longer exists as a legal entity. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Feb 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 Erin Kearney, 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) 482–0167. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background The Department initiated this CCR on March 18, 2015, and published the Preliminary Results on October 21, 2015.2 For a description of events that have occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. As explained in the memorandum from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, the Department has exercised its discretion to toll all administrative deadlines due to the recent closure of the Federal Government. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by four business days. The revised deadline for the final results of this review is now February 18, 2016.4 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is crystalline silicon photovoltaic 2 See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review, 80 FR 15568 (March 24, 2015) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’); see also Preliminary Results. 3 See ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Neo Solar Power Corporation and DelSolar Co., Ltd.,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted in this notice. 4 See Memorandum to the Record from Ron Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, regarding ‘‘Tolling of Administrative Deadlines As a Result of the Government Closure During Snowstorm Jonas,’’ dated January 27, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9427 cells, and modules, laminates, and panels, consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, panels and building integrated materials. Merchandise covered by this order is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) under subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.80, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030, and 8501.31.8000. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. A complete description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.5 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised by interested parties in the case briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is appended to this notice. Final Results of the Changed Circumstances Review Upon review of the comments received, the Department continues to find based upon the totality of the circumstances that material changes occurred after DelSolar Taiwan merged with, and became part of, Neo Solar, including significant changes in management, the board of directors, and ownership and, further, that Neo Solar did not demonstrate that its operations, with respect to the subject merchandise, were materially similar to the operations of DelSolar Taiwan pertaining to supplier relationships and customer base, as discussed in the Preliminary Results and the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Therefore, in these final results, the Department continues to find that Neo Solar is not the successorin-interest to DelSolar Taiwan for purposes of antidumping duty liability in this proceeding. Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection As a result of this determination, the Department finds that Neo Solar is subject to the cash deposit rate currently assigned to the PRC-wide entity with respect to the subject merchandise (i.e., 5 See ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Neo Solar Power Corporation and DelSolar Co., Ltd.,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted in this notice. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-870, C-570-035, C-542-801]


Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires From India, the People's 
Republic of China, and Sri Lanka: Postponement of Preliminary 
Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations

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

DATES: Effective: February 25, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Spencer Toubia at (202) 482-0123 
(India); Laurel LaCivita at (202) 482-4243 (the People's Republic of 
China (PRC)); and Elizabeth Eastwood at (202) 482-3874 (Sri Lanka), 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 February 3, 2016, the Department of Commerce (Department) 
initiated countervailing duty investigations (CVD) on certain new 
pneumatic off-the-road tires from India, the PRC, and Sri Lanka.\1\ 
Currently, the preliminary determinations of these investigations are 
due no later than April 8, 2016.
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    \1\ See Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from India, the 
People's Republic of China, and Sri Lanka: Initiation of 
Countervailing Duty Investigations, 81 FR 7067 (February 10, 2016).
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Postponement of 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 petitioner makes a timely 
request for a postponement, section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act allows the 
Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no 
later than 130 days after the date on which the Department initiated 
the investigation.
    On February 12, 2016, the petitioners \2\ submitted timely requests 
pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e) to 
postpone the preliminary determinations.\3\ For the reasons stated 
above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the requests, 
the Department, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is 
postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later 
than 130 days after the day on which the investigations were initiated. 
Accordingly, the Department will issue the preliminary determinations 
no later than June 12, 2016. However, because June 12, 2016, falls on a 
Sunday, the

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preliminary determinations are now due no later than June 13, 2016.\4\ 
In accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of these 
investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the 
preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date.
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    \2\ Titan Tire Corporation and the United Steel, Paper and 
Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and 
Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC (collectively, the 
petitioners).
    \3\ See letters from the petitioners entitled ``Certain New 
Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from India--Petitioners' Request to 
Extend the Deadline for the Preliminary Determinations,'' ``Certain 
New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from People's Republic of China--
Petitioners' Request to Extend the Deadline for the Preliminary 
Determination,'' and ``Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from 
Sri Lanka--Petitioners' Request to Extend the Deadline for the 
Preliminary Determinations,'' each dated February 12, 2016.
    \4\ 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: February 18, 2016.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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