Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel From India and the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 28641-28642 [2017-13124]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 120 / Friday, June 23, 2017 / Notices Background On December 1, 1993, the Department published the AD order on wire rods from India.1 On December 1, 2016, the Department published the notice of initiation of the fourth sunset review of the antidumping duty order on wire rods from India, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On December 1, 2016, the ITC instituted its review of the antidumping duty order on wire rods from India.3 As a result of this sunset review, the Department determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on wire rods from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked.4 On June 6, 2017, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, the ITC determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on wire rods from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.5 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the antidumping duty order is certain stainless steel wire rods from India, which are hot-rolled or hot-rolled annealed and/or pickled rounds, squares, octagons, hexagons or other shapes, in coils. Wire rods are made of alloy steels containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. These products are only manufactured by hot-rolling and are normally sold in coiled form, and are of solid cross section. The majority of wire rods sold in the United States are round in cross-section shape, annealed, and pickled. The most common size is 5.5 millimeters in diameter. The wire rods subject to this order are currently classifiable under subheadings 7221.00.0005, 7221.00.0017, 1 Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Stainless Steel Wire Rods From India, 58 FR 63335 (December 1, 1993). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 81 FR 86697 (December 1, 2016). 3 See Stainless Steel Wire Rod From India; Institution of a Five-Year Review, 81 FR 86728 (December 1, 2016). 4 See Certain Stainless Steel Wire Rods From India: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 82 FR 16795 (April 6, 2017). 5 See Stainless Steel Wire Rod From India, 82 FR 26943 (June 12, 2017), and ITC Publication entitled Stainless Steel Wire Rod From India: Investigation No. 731–TA–638 (Fourth Review) (June 2017). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Jun 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 7221.00.0018, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, and 7221.00.0075 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).6 Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty order on wire rods from India. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of this order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. This five-year sunset review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: June 19, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–13136 Filed 6–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 6 The merchandise subject to the scope of this order was originally classifiable under all of the following HTS subheadings: 7221.00.0005, 7221.00.0015, 7221.00.0020, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0040, 7221.00.0045, 7221.00.0060, 7221.00.0075, and 7221.00.0080. HTSUS subheadings 7221.00.0015, 7221.00.0020, 7221.00.0040, 7221.00.0060, and 7221.00.0080, no longer exist. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28641 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–874; C–570–059] Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel From India and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective June 23, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mullen at (202) 482–5620 (India); Mandy Mallott and Alex Rosen, (202) 482–6430 and (202) 482–7814, respectively (the People’s Republic of China), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On May 9, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated countervailing duty (CVD) investigations on certain cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel (cold-drawn mechanical tubing) from India and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).1 The notice of initiation stated that, in accordance with section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1), we would issue our preliminary determinations no later than 65 days after the date of initiation, unless postponed.2 Currently, the preliminary determinations of these investigations are due no later than July 13, 2017. Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of 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. 1 See Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from India and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 82 FR 22486 (May 16, 2017). 2 Id. E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 28642 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 120 / Friday, June 23, 2017 / Notices On June 14, 2017, ArcelorMittal Tubular products, Michigan Seamless Tube, LLC, Plymouth Tube Co. USA, PTC Alliance Corp., Webco Industries, Inc., and Zekelman Industries Inc. (collectively, the petitioners), 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 September 18, 2017.4 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. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: June 19, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–13124 Filed 6–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF483 Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 3 See Petitioners’ Letter re: Certain Mechanical Cold-Drawn Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from India: Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination, dated June 14, 2017 (C–533–874); Petitioners’ Letter re: Certain Mechanical ColdDrawn Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from the People’s Republic of China: Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination, dated June 14, 2017 (C– 570–059). 4 The actual deadline is September 16, 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Jun 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application from the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation and the University of Rhode Island contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The Exempted Fishing Permit would exempt participating commercial fishing vessels from Federal lobster escape vent, trap limit, and trap tag regulations and restrictions on eggbearing and v-notched female and sublegal lobsters for American lobster and Jonah crab research in a designated Wind Energy Area. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: NMFS.GAR.EFP@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on CFRF/URI SNECVTS EFP.’’ • Mail: John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on CFRF/URI SNECVTS Exempted Fishing Permit.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Hanson, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9180, Cynthia.Hanson@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) and the University of Rhode Island (URI) submitted a complete application for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) on May 25, 2017, to conduct commercial fishing activities that the regulations would otherwise restrict. The EFP would authorize four vessels (three active and one alternate) to conduct a cooperative ventless trap survey to determine distribution and habitat use of American lobster and Jonah crab in the Rhode Island/ Massachusetts Wind Energy Area in Lobster Management Area (LMA) 2. The study is designed to better understand SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 potential impacts of wind turbine construction on crustacean populations. Funding for this study has been awarded under the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Award (Grant #M13AC00009). CFRF and URI are requesting exemptions from Federal lobster regulations on: 1. Gear specifications at 50 CFR 697.21(c)(2) to allow for closed escape vents; 2. Trap limits for LMA 2, at § 697.19(b), to be exceeded by 80 additional traps per fishing vessel, for a total of 240 additional traps; 3. Trap tag requirements at § 697.19(j); 4. Minimum legal size possession restrictions at § 697.20(a)(4); and 5. Possession restrictions on berried and standard v-notch females at § 697.20(d) and (g). If the EFP is approved, three active vessels will survey lobsters and Jonah crabs at 24 established sampling sites within the study area, with an alternate vessel available in case of mechanical issues. Each active vessel will fish 8 standard Atlantic large whale-compliant trawls with 10 traps (6 ventless, 4 standard) per trawl, for a total of 80 traps (48 ventless, 32 standard) per vessel. One trawl will be deployed at each of the fixed sample sites, and fished twice a month from July through November 2017, with a soak time of five days. There would never be more than 240 additional traps in the water at any time as a result of this project. During sampling, biological information will be recorded for all lobsters and up to 10 Jonah crabs from each trap, and other bycatch species will also be enumerated, weighed, and measured. The possession exemptions are required to sample all catch. All species will be returned promptly to the water after sampling. No catch from this project will be landed for sale. If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the study period. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 20, 2017. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–13133 Filed 6–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 120 (Friday, June 23, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-874; C-570-059]


Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel 
From India and the People's Republic of China: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations

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

DATES: Effective June 23, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mullen at (202) 482-5620 (India); 
Mandy Mallott and Alex Rosen, (202) 482-6430 and (202) 482-7814, 
respectively (the People's Republic of China), AD/CVD Operations, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 9, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated 
countervailing duty (CVD) investigations on certain cold-drawn 
mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel (cold-drawn mechanical 
tubing) from India and the People's Republic of China (PRC).\1\ The 
notice of initiation stated that, in accordance with section 703(b)(1) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 
351.205(b)(1), we would issue our preliminary determinations no later 
than 65 days after the date of initiation, unless postponed.\2\ 
Currently, the preliminary determinations of these investigations are 
due no later than July 13, 2017.
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    \1\ See Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy 
Steel from India and the People's Republic of China: Initiation of 
Countervailing Duty Investigations, 82 FR 22486 (May 16, 2017).
    \2\ Id.
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Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    Section 703(b)(1) of 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.

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    On June 14, 2017, ArcelorMittal Tubular products, Michigan Seamless 
Tube, LLC, Plymouth Tube Co. USA, PTC Alliance Corp., Webco Industries, 
Inc., and Zekelman Industries Inc. (collectively, the petitioners), 
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 September 18, 
2017.\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.
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    \3\ See Petitioners' Letter re: Certain Mechanical Cold-Drawn 
Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from India: Request to Postpone 
Preliminary Determination, dated June 14, 2017 (C-533-874); 
Petitioners' Letter re: Certain Mechanical Cold-Drawn Tubing of 
Carbon and Alloy Steel from the People's Republic of China: Request 
to Postpone Preliminary Determination, dated June 14, 2017 (C-570-
059).
    \4\ The actual deadline is September 16, 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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    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: June 19, 2017.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2017-13124 Filed 6-22-17; 8:45 am]
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