Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 18573-18574 [2016-07314]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 62 / Thursday, March 31, 2016 / Notices hand operated valves; hand-operated copper valves; hand-operated steel valves; hydraulic and pneumatic actuated valves; copper valve parts; steel valve parts; iron or steel slide plates; spiral wound gaskets, mixture of metallic material; collector seals; electric actuator of an output exceeding 37.5 watts but not exceeding 74.6 watts; gear motors; electric motors of an output exceeding 74.6 watts but not exceeding 735 watts; motors of an output exceeding 750 watts but not exceeding 75 kilo watts; motors exceeding 750 watts but not exceeding 14.92 kilo watts; motors exceeding 75 kilo watts but under 149.2 kilo watts; motors not exceeding 373 kilo watts; motors of 149.2 kilo watts or more but not exceeding 150 kilo watts; rock breaker hydraulic power units with a power output not exceeding 50 watts; speed drive controllers for electric motors; bolt heaters; electric mercury retorts; visual sensors; automatic fuses; solenoid operated valve open/close switch boxes; safety relays; on/off electrical switches; limit switches; electrical terminals; electrical splices and couplings; junction boxes including support switch boxes; auxiliary panels; I-line distribution panels; local control panels; variable bleed solenoid valve box sets; parts of machines, thermocouples; printed circuit assemblies; cables for emergency switches; sea containers; pyrometers; flow meters (instruments for measuring liquid flow); liquid level sensors; level housing assemblies; pressure transmitters; pressure gauges; level transmitters, parts & accessories; sensors; gas chromatographs; electrical turbidity transmitters and sensors; turbidity transmitters and sensors with exposure meters; integrated turbines compressor control system designed for use in 6, 12 or 24 volt systems; local gauge board with bolts, nuts & washers (duty rates range from free to 9%). The request indicates that alloy steel pipes (diameter exceeding 114.3 mm but not exceeding 406.4 mm), HTSUS 7304.19.5050; butt welding fittings, HTSUS 7307.23.0000; iron or non-alloy steel pipes (external diameter exceeding 609.6 mm), HTSUS 7305.11.1060; iron or non-alloy steel pipes (external diameter exceeding 406.4 mm but not exceeding 609.6 mm), HTSUS 7305.11.1030; welded iron or non-alloy steel tubes, HTSUS 7305.31.4000; iron or non-alloy line pipes (outside diameter exceeding 114.3 mm), HTSUS 7306.19.1050; welded iron or non-alloy steel pipes (external diameter exceeding 406.4 mm but not exceeding 609.6 mm), HTSUS 7305.12.1030; line pipes (external diameter exceeding 609.6 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Mar 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 mm), HTSUS 7305.19.1060; and, welded stainless steel line pipes (outside diameter not exceeding 114.3 mm), HTSUS 7306.19.1010, are subject to antidumping/countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders. The FTZ Board’s regulations (15 CFR 400.14(e)) require that merchandise subject to AD/CVD orders be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Additionally, production of polyethylene under FTZ procedures could exempt Sasol from customs duty payments on the foreign-status ethane (duty free) used in export production. On its domestic sales, Sasol would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to polyethylene (duty rate 6.5%) for the foreign-status ethane. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is May 10, 2016. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: March 25, 2016. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–07315 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–4–2016] Approval of Subzone Status, FTZ Networks, Inc., Olive Branch, MS On January 19, 2016, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board docketed an application submitted by Tunica County, Mississippi, grantee of FTZ 287, requesting subzone status subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 287 on behalf of FTZ Networks, Inc., in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The application was processed in accordance with the FTZ Act and Regulations, including notice in the Federal Register inviting public PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18573 comment (81 FR 4249–4250, January 26, 2016). The FTZ staff examiner reviewed the application and determined that it meets the criteria for approval. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary (15 CFR 400.36(f)), the application to establish Subzone 287A is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and further subject to FTZ 287’s 2,000acre activation limit. Dated: March 25, 2016. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–07317 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–041] Truck and Bus Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Shore or Mark Kennedy, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2778 or (202) 482–7883, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 18, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a countervailing duty investigation on Truck and Bus Tires From the People’s Republic of China (China).1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than April 25, 2016.2 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 countervailing duty 1 See Truck and Bus Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 81 FR 9428 (February 25, 2016). 2 The actual deadline is April 23, 2016, which is a Saturday. Department practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. 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). E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 18574 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 62 / Thursday, March 31, 2016 / Notices investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), if the petitioner makes a timely request for an extension, section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act allows the Department to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), a petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reason for the request. The Department will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request.3 On March 14, 2016, the petitioner 4 in this investigation submitted a timely request pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e) to postpone the preliminary determination due to the number and nature of subsidy programs under investigation.5 The record does not present any compelling reasons to deny the petitioner’s request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, we are fully postponing the due date for the preliminary determination to not later than 130 days after the day on which the investigation was initiated. As a result, the deadline for completion of the preliminary determination is now June 27, 2016. In accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, 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: March 24, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–07314 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 3 See 19 CFR 351.205(e). United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO– CLC (collectively, the petitioner). 5 See Letter from the petitioner, entitled ‘‘Truck and Bus Tires From People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Request To Extend the Deadline for the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated March 14, 2016. 4 The VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Mar 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Jordan Carduner, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 0648–XE443 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Boost-Backs and Landings of Rockets at Vandenberg Air Force Base National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from Space Explorations Technology Corporation (SpaceX), for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to boost-backs and landings of Falcon 9 rockets at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and at a contingency landing location approximately 30 miles offshore. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to SpaceX to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B Harassment only, during the specified activity. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than May 2, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Physical comments should be sent to 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and electronic comments should be sent to ITP.Carduner@noaa.gov. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. Comments received electronically, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25megabyte file size. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel or Adobe PDF file formats only. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on the Internet at www.nmfs. noaa.gov/pr/permits/incidental/ without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Availability An electronic copy of SpaceX’s IHA application and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained by visiting the Internet at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental/. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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 by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified area, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals, providing that certain findings are made and the necessary prescriptions are established. The incidental taking of small numbers of marine mammals may be allowed only if NMFS (through authority delegated by the Secretary) finds that the total taking by the specified activity during the specified time period will (i) have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and (ii) not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant). Further, the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such taking must be set forth. The allowance of such incidental taking under section 101(a)(5)(A), by harassment, serious injury, death, or a combination thereof, requires that regulations be established. Subsequently, a Letter of Authorization may be issued pursuant to the prescriptions established in such regulations, providing that the level of taking will be consistent with the findings made for the total taking allowable under the specific regulations. Under section 101(a)(5)(D), NMFS may authorize such incidental taking by harassment only, for periods of not more than one year, pursuant to requirements and conditions contained within an IHA. The establishment of these prescriptions requires notice and opportunity for public comment. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as ‘‘. . . an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 62 (Thursday, March 31, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-041]


Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty 
Investigation

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Shore or Mark Kennedy, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2778 or (202) 482-7883, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 18, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated a countervailing duty investigation on Truck and Bus Tires 
From the People's Republic of China (China).\1\ Currently, the 
preliminary determination is due no later than April 25, 2016.\2\
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    \1\ See Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: 
Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 81 FR 9428 
(February 25, 2016).
    \2\ The actual deadline is April 23, 2016, which is a Saturday. 
Department practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a 
weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next 
business day. 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 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 
countervailing duty

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investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department 
initiated the investigation. However, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.205(e), if the petitioner makes a timely request for an extension, 
section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act allows the Department to postpone the 
preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date 
on which the Department initiated the investigation. Under 19 CFR 
351.205(e), a petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days 
or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and 
must state the reason for the request. The Department will grant the 
request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request.\3\
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    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.205(e).
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    On March 14, 2016, the petitioner \4\ in this investigation 
submitted a timely request pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.205(e) to postpone the preliminary determination due to 
the number and nature of subsidy programs under investigation.\5\
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    \4\ The United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, 
Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, 
AFL-CIO-CLC (collectively, the petitioner).
    \5\ See Letter from the petitioner, entitled ``Truck and Bus 
Tires From People's Republic of China: Petitioner's Request To 
Extend the Deadline for the Preliminary Determination,'' dated March 
14, 2016.
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    The record does not present any compelling reasons to deny the 
petitioner's request. Therefore, in accordance with section 
703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, we are fully postponing the due date for the 
preliminary determination to not later than 130 days after the day on 
which the investigation was initiated. As a result, the deadline for 
completion of the preliminary determination is now June 27, 2016. In 
accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), 
the deadline for the final determinations of this investigation will 
continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, 
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: March 24, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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