Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 62098-62099 [2016-21653]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 62098 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / Notices on imports of merchandise where intermediate firms are involved. The public should be aware of this clarification in determining whether to request an administrative review of merchandise subject to antidumping findings and orders.2 Further, as explained in Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013), the Department clarified its practice with regard to the conditional review of the non-market economy (NME) entity in administrative reviews of antidumping duty orders. The Department will no longer consider the NME entity as an exporter conditionally subject to administrative reviews. 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VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Sep 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 access.trade.gov.4 Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(l)(i), a copy of each request must be served on the petitioner and each exporter or producer specified in the request. The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of ‘‘Initiation of Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation’’ for requests received by the last day of September 2016. 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This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: August 25, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary, for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–21659 Filed 9–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–872] Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective September 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Maloof at (202) 482–5649, or Davina Friedmann at (202) 482–0698, AGENCY: 4 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 20, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a countervailing duty investigation on finished carbon steel flanges from India.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than September 23, 2016. Postponement of the Preliminary Determinations 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, if the petitioner makes a timely request for an extension in accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), 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. On August 24, 2016, Petitioners 2 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.3 In its request, Petitioners state: ‘‘As the Department has not yet made a selection of mandatory respondents, Petitioners seek postponement of the preliminary determination to permit the Department sufficient time to receive, analyze, and comment on the questionnaire responses prior to the preliminary determination.’’ 4 For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, the Department, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to no later than 124 days after the day on which the investigation was initiated. As a result, the Department will issue its preliminary determination no later than November 21, 2016. In accordance with 1 See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 81 FR 49625 (July 28, 2016). 2 Weldbend Corporation (Weldbend) and Boltex Manufacturing Co., L.P. (Boltex) (collectively, Petitioners). 3 See Letter from Petitioners, ‘‘Re: Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Request for the Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated August 24, 2016. 4 Id., at 1–2. E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / Notices section 735(a)(1) of the Act, the deadline for the final determination 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: August 31, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 174 (Thursday, September 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62098-62099]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21653]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-872]


Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation

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

DATES: Effective September 8, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Maloof at (202) 482-5649, or 
Davina Friedmann at (202) 482-0698, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and 
Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 
14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 20, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated a countervailing duty investigation on finished carbon steel 
flanges from India.\1\ Currently, the preliminary determination is due 
no later than September 23, 2016.
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    \1\ See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Initiation of 
Countervailing Duty Investigation, 81 FR 49625 (July 28, 2016).
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Postponement of the Preliminary Determinations

    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, if the 
petitioner makes a timely request for an extension in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.205(e), 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.
    On August 24, 2016, Petitioners \2\ 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.\3\ In its request, Petitioners 
state: ``As the Department has not yet made a selection of mandatory 
respondents, Petitioners seek postponement of the preliminary 
determination to permit the Department sufficient time to receive, 
analyze, and comment on the questionnaire responses prior to the 
preliminary determination.'' \4\
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    \2\ Weldbend Corporation (Weldbend) and Boltex Manufacturing 
Co., L.P. (Boltex) (collectively, Petitioners).
    \3\ See Letter from Petitioners, ``Re: Finished Carbon Steel 
Flanges from India: Request for the Postponement of the Preliminary 
Determination,'' dated August 24, 2016.
    \4\ Id., at 1-2.
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    For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling 
reasons to deny the request, the Department, in accordance with section 
703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary 
determination to no later than 124 days after the day on which the 
investigation was initiated. As a result, the Department will issue its 
preliminary determination no later than November 21, 2016. In 
accordance with

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section 735(a)(1) of the Act, the deadline for the final determination 
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: August 31, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-21653 Filed 9-7-16; 8:45 am]
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