Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 9055-9056 [2017-02207]

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[FR Doc. 2017–02171 Filed 2–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–122–858] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–67–2016] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 82—Mobile, Alabama; Authorization of Limited Production Activity; Airbus Americas, Inc. (Commercial Passenger Jet Aircraft Production); Mobile, Alabama On September 29, 2016, the City of Mobile, Alabama, grantee of FTZ 82, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Airbus Americas, Inc., within Site 1, in Mobile, Alabama. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (81 FR 69780–69782, October 7, 2016). The FTZ Board has determined that further review of part of the proposed activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification is authorized on a limited basis, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14, and further subject to a restriction requiring that the following foreign-status materials/ components be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41): Pre-Preg NOMEX rigid flight accessory cases (HTSUS 4202.12); leather cases and pouches for storing equipment (HTSUS 4202.91); textile pouches for storing equipment (HTSUS 4202.92); leather pockets (HTSUS 4205.00); twill tape (HTSUS 5208.39); synthetic sowing yarn (HTSUS 5401.10); water absorbent felt (HTSUS 5602.10); synthetic braided cordage (HTSUS 5607.50); synthetic emergency escape rope and retaining cords (HTSUS 5609.00); synthetic fireproof gloves (HTSUS 6116.93); finished aircraft curtain and class divider assemblies (HTSUS 6303.92); and, life vests (HTSUS 6307.20). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Feb 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective February 2, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toby Vandall at (202) 482–1664, or Peter Zukowski at (202) 482–0189, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 15, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a countervailing duty investigation on certain softwood lumber products from Canada.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than February 21, 2017.2 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 investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits the 1 See Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 81 FR 93897 (December 22, 2016). 2 The actual deadline is February 18, 2017, which is a Saturday. The Department’s 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). PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner 3 makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) the Department concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. The Department will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On January 26, 2017, the petitioner submitted a timely request that we postpone the preliminary CVD determination.4 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement ‘‘in light of the number of programs under investigation, the number of company and government respondents, and the expected complexity of the issues.’’ 5 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, and the Department finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, we are extending the due date for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, i.e., to April 24, 2017. Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(l). 3 In this investigation, the petitioner is the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations. 4 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Request for Extension of the Preliminary Determination,’’ (January 26, 2017). 5 Id. E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 9056 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 21 / Thursday, February 2, 2017 / Notices Dated: January 27, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–02207 Filed 2–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee: Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Federal advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC). DATES: The meeting is scheduled for Thursday February 16, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The deadline for members of the public to register, including requests to make comments during the meeting and for auxiliary aids, or to submit written comments for dissemination prior to the meeting, is 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. The call-in number and passcode will be provided by email to registrants. Requests to register (including to speak or for auxiliary aids) and any written comments should be submitted to: Mr. Jonathan Chesebro, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration, Room 20010, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. (Fax: 202–482–5665; email: jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov). Members of the public are encouraged to submit registration requests and written comments via email to ensure timely receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jonathan Chesebro, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration, Room 20010, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. (Phone: 202– 482–1297; Fax: 202–482–5665; email: jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The CINTAC was established under the discretionary authority of the Secretary of Commerce and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), in response to an identified need mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Feb 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 for consensus advice from U.S. industry to the U.S. Government regarding the development and administration of programs to expand United States exports of civil nuclear goods and services in accordance with applicable U.S. laws and regulations, including advice on how U.S. civil nuclear goods and services export policies, programs, and activities will affect the U.S. civil nuclear industry’s competitiveness and ability to participate in the international market. Topics to be considered: The agenda for the Thursday, February 16, 2017 CINTAC meeting is as follows: Discussion on activities related to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Civil Nuclear Trade Initiative. Public attendance is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must notify Mr. Jonathan Chesebro at the contact information above by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10, 2017 in order to pre-register. Please specify any requests for reasonable accommodation at least five business days in advance of the meeting. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill. A limited amount of time will be available for brief oral comments from members of the public attending the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments will be limited to two (2) minutes per person, with a total public comment period of 20 minutes. Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must contact Mr. Chesebro and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the comments and the name and address of the proposed participant by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10, 2017. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, ITA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Any member of the public may submit written comments concerning the CINTAC’s affairs at any time before and after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, Room 20010, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. For consideration during the meeting, and to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10, 2017. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Copies of CINTAC meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting. Dated: January 27, 2017. Man Cho, Deputy Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2017–02212 Filed 2–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–869] Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From India: Affirmative Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) is amending its final negative determination of sales at lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) with respect to certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (OTR tires) from India to correct ministerial errors in the calculation of the weighted-average dumping margin of Alliance Tires Private Limited (ATC), one of the mandatory respondents in the investigation. Correction of these errors results in a revised margin for ATC that is above de minimis, and, thus, also results in an affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. The Department is also assigning a new ‘‘All-Others’’ rate. DATES: Effective February 2, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lilit Astvatsatrian or Trisha Tran, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6412, or (202) 482–4852, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On January 6, 2017, the Department publicly announced its Final Determination 1 in the LTFV investigation on OTR tires from India. On January 9, 2017, Petitioners 2 alleged 1 See Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from India: Final Negative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Determination of Critical Circumstances, 82 FR 4848 (January 17, 2017) (Final Determination), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (Final IDM). 2 Petitioners are Titan Tire Corporation and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-122-858]


Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation

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

DATES: Effective February 2, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toby Vandall at (202) 482-1664, or 
Peter Zukowski at (202) 482-0189, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On December 15, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated a countervailing duty investigation on certain softwood 
lumber products from Canada.\1\ Currently, the preliminary 
determination is due no later than February 21, 2017.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Initiation 
of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 81 FR 93897 (December 22, 
2016).
    \2\ The actual deadline is February 18, 2017, which is a 
Saturday. The Department's 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 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 the preliminary 
determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the 
Department initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner \3\ makes 
a timely request for a postponement; or (B) the Department concludes 
that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is 
extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to 
make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the 
petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more 
before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must 
state the reasons for the request. The Department will grant the 
request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request.
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    \3\ In this investigation, the petitioner is the Committee 
Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or 
Negotiations.
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    On January 26, 2017, the petitioner submitted a timely request that 
we postpone the preliminary CVD determination.\4\ The petitioner stated 
that it requests postponement ``in light of the number of programs 
under investigation, the number of company and government respondents, 
and the expected complexity of the issues.'' \5\ In accordance with 19 
CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the reasons for requesting a 
postponement of the preliminary determination, and the Department finds 
no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, pursuant to 
section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, we are extending the due date for the 
preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the date on 
which this investigation was initiated, i.e., to April 24, 2017. 
Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the 
deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after 
the date of the preliminary determination.
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    \4\ See Letter from the petitioner, ``Certain Softwood Lumber 
Products from Canada: Request for Extension of the Preliminary 
Determination,'' (January 26, 2017).
    \5\ Id.
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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)(l).


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    Dated: January 27, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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