Countervailing Duty Investigation of 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination, 38135 [2016-13954]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–046] Countervailing Duty Investigation of 1Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination Enforcement and Compliance International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; Telephone: 202–482–2243. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On April 20, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) initiated the countervailing duty investigation of 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid (‘‘HEDP’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’).1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than June 24, 2016. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Postponement of Due Date for 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 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. Currently, while the Department has not yet chosen mandatory respondents, we determine that, thus far, the parties concerned are cooperating because each has made an entry of appearance in this investigation.2 Also, the Department 1 See 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 81 FR 25383 (April 28, 2016) (‘‘Initiation’’). Although the Initiation inadvertently stated the effective date of initiation was February 20, 2016, the correct effective date is April 20, 2016. Id. 2 See, e.g., Entry of Appearance Letters by: Compass Chemical International LLC dated April 5, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Jun 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 must analyze four complicated alleged subsidy programs 3 for each respondent, including companies that are crossowned with each respondent, and likely issue multiple supplemental questionnaires. For all these reasons, the Department finds this investigation to be extraordinarily complicated within the meaning of section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, and is hereby fully postponing the preliminary countervailing duty determination by 130 days.4 Therefore, pursuant to the discretion afforded to the Department under section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are postponing the due date for the preliminary determination to no later than August 29, 2016.5 This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: June 6, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–13954 Filed 6–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–850] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an AGENCY: 2016; Nantong Uniphos Chemicals Co., Ltd, dated May 4, 2016; Qingshuiyuan Technology Co., Ltd., dated May 5, 2016; Shandong Taihe Chemicals Co., Ltd., dated May 10, 2016; Changzhou Yao’s Tongde Chemical Co., Ltd., dated May 10, 2016; and Jianghai Environmental Protection Co., Ltd., May 23, 2016. 3 The number of programs may be found in the ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation Initiation Checklist: 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from the People’s Republic of China from the People’s Republic of China,’’ at 5–8. 4 We note that section 351.205(f)(1) of the Department’s regulations stipulates that parties to this proceeding will be notified of an extension 20 days in advance of the preliminary determination. See 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). We note that 20 days before the preliminary determination is June 4, 2016. However, because this date falls on a Saturday, the due date is the next business day, June 6, 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) (‘‘Next Business Day Rule’’). 5 We note that 130 days after initiation is August 28, 2016. However, because this date falls on a Sunday, the due date is the next business day, August 29, 2016. See Next Business Day Rule. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38135 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is July 18, 2014, through August 31, 2015. The Department preliminarily determines that the sole producer/ exporter subject to the review, Tension Steel Industries Co., Ltd. (Tension Steel), did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: June 13, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer, 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) 482–0410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is certain OCTG. The merchandise subject to the order is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.31.10, 7304.29.31.20, 7304.29.31.30, 7304.29.31.40, 7304.29.31.50, 7304.29.31.60, 7304.29.31.80, 7304.29.41.10, 7304.29.41.20, 7304.29.41.30, 7304.29.41.40, 7304.29.41.50, 7304.29.41.60, 7304.29.41.80, 7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.61.15, 7304.29.61.30, 7304.29.61.45, 7304.29.61.60, 7304.29.61.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.29.10.30, 7306.29.10.90, 7306.29.20.00, 7306.29.31.00, 7306.29.41.00, 7306.29.60.10, 7306.29.60.50, 7306.29.81.10, and 7306.29.81.50. The merchandise subject to the order may also enter under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.39.00.36, 7304.39.00.40, 7304.39.00.44, 7304.39.00.48, 7304.39.00.52, 7304.39.00.56, 7304.39.00.62, 7304.39.00.68, 7304.39.00.72, 7304.39.00.76, 7304.39.00.80, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, 7304.59.80.25, 7304.59.80.30, 7304.59.80.35, 7304.59.80.40, E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-046]


Countervailing Duty Investigation of 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-
Diphosphonic Acid From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determination

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


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; Telephone: 202-482-2243.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On April 20, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') 
initiated the countervailing duty investigation of 1-Hydroxyethylidene-
1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid (``HEDP'') from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC'').\1\ Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later 
than June 24, 2016.
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    \1\ See 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid from People's 
Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 
81 FR 25383 (April 28, 2016) (``Initiation''). Although the 
Initiation inadvertently stated the effective date of initiation was 
February 20, 2016, the correct effective date is April 20, 2016. Id.
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Postponement of Due Date for 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 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.
    Currently, while the Department has not yet chosen mandatory 
respondents, we determine that, thus far, the parties concerned are 
cooperating because each has made an entry of appearance in this 
investigation.\2\ Also, the Department must analyze four complicated 
alleged subsidy programs \3\ for each respondent, including companies 
that are cross-owned with each respondent, and likely issue multiple 
supplemental questionnaires. For all these reasons, the Department 
finds this investigation to be extraordinarily complicated within the 
meaning of section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, and is hereby fully 
postponing the preliminary countervailing duty determination by 130 
days.\4\ Therefore, pursuant to the discretion afforded to the 
Department under section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are postponing the 
due date for the preliminary determination to no later than August 29, 
2016.\5\
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    \2\ See, e.g., Entry of Appearance Letters by: Compass Chemical 
International LLC dated April 5, 2016; Nantong Uniphos Chemicals 
Co., Ltd, dated May 4, 2016; Qingshuiyuan Technology Co., Ltd., 
dated May 5, 2016; Shandong Taihe Chemicals Co., Ltd., dated May 10, 
2016; Changzhou Yao's Tongde Chemical Co., Ltd., dated May 10, 2016; 
and Jianghai Environmental Protection Co., Ltd., May 23, 2016.
    \3\ The number of programs may be found in the ``Countervailing 
Duty Investigation Initiation Checklist: 1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-
Diphosphonic Acid from the People's Republic of China from the 
People's Republic of China,'' at 5-8.
    \4\ We note that section 351.205(f)(1) of the Department's 
regulations stipulates that parties to this proceeding will be 
notified of an extension 20 days in advance of the preliminary 
determination. See 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). We note that 20 days before 
the preliminary determination is June 4, 2016. However, because this 
date falls on a Saturday, the due date is the next business day, 
June 6, 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) (``Next Business Day Rule'').
    \5\ We note that 130 days after initiation is August 28, 2016. 
However, because this date falls on a Sunday, the due date is the 
next business day, August 29, 2016. See Next Business Day Rule.
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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: June 6, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-13954 Filed 6-10-16; 8:45 am]
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