Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigation, 31045-31046 [2017-14056]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 5, 2017 / Notices Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Kathleen Boyce at Kathleen.Boyce@ trade.gov or (202) 482–1346. Dated: June 29, 2017. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–14053 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–122–860] 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft From Canada: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Effective July 5, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley or Ross Belliveau, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4987, or (202) 482–4952, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Background On May 17, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a countervailing duty investigation on 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than July 21, 2017. 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 2 makes a timely 1 See 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 82 FR 24292 (May 26, 2017). 2 In this investigation, the petitioner is The Boeing Company. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Jul 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 June 26, 2017, the petitioner submitted a timely request that we postpone the preliminary CVD determination. In its request, the petitioner cited the number of subsidy programs provided by three different government entities, and the need for the Department to have sufficient time to investigate each of the alleged subsidies thoroughly.3 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 September 25, 2017.4 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). Dated: June 27, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–14057 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 3 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada: Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,’’ (June 26, 2017). 4 The actual deadline is September 24, 2017, which is a Sunday. 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 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31045 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–057] Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Effective July 5, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla or 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) 482–3477 or (202) 482–0410, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 1, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of certain tool chests and cabinets (tool chests) from the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary determination in this investigation is due no later than July 5, 2017. Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (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 an extension of the period within which the determination must be made, 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 administering authority initiated the investigation. On June 7, 2017, the petitioner 2 submitted a timely request, pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, that the Department postpone the preliminary determination in this CVD 1 See Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 82 FR 21516 (May 9, 2017). 2 The petitioner is Waterloo Industries Inc. E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 31046 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 5, 2017 / Notices investigation.3 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner stated the reasons for its request. Specifically, the petitioner states that additional time is necessary for the Department and interested parties to fully analyze all questionnaire responses and to issue supplemental questionnaires as necessary.4 The Department finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, i.e., to September 8, 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)(1). Dated: June 12, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–14056 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–427–602; A–428–602; A–475–601; A– 588–704] Brass Sheet and Strip From France, Germany, Italy, and Japan: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy and Japan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping. Further, the magnitude of the margins of dumping that are likely to prevail is identified in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: DATES: Effective July 5, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Phelan, AD/CVD Operations, 3 See the petitioner’s Letter dated June 7, 2017, requesting postponement of the preliminary determination. 4 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Jul 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0697. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 6, 1987, the Department published the AD orders on brass sheet and strip from France and Italy.1 On May 21, 1991, the Department published the amended AD order with respect to brass sheet and strip from Italy.2 On January 9, 1987, the Department published the final determination of the less-than-fair value investigation with respect to brass sheet and strip from Germany and on September 23, 1987, the Department published the amended AD order with respect to imports of brass sheet and strip from Germany.3 On August 12, 1988, the Department issued an AD order on imports of brass sheet and strip from Japan.4 On March 3, 2017, the Department published the notice of initiation of the fourth sunset reviews of these AD orders on brass sheet and strip 5 from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On March 17, 2017, the Department received a notice of intent to participate on behalf of Aurubis Buffalo, Inc., GBC Metals, LLC (doing business as, Olin Brass), Heyco Metals, Inc., PMX Industries, Inc. and Revere Copper Products, Inc. (collectively, the domestic interested parties) within the 15-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as manufacturers, producers, or wholesalers in the United States of a domestic like product. On March 31, 2017, the Department received complete substantive responses 1 See Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from France, 52 FR 6995 (March 6, 1987); Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from Italy, 52 FR 6997 (March 6, 1987). 2 See Amendment to Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amendment of Antidumping Duty Order in Accordance with Decision Upon Remand: Brass Sheet and Strip from Italy, 56 FR 23272 (May 21, 1991). 3 See Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Brass Sheet and Strip from the Federal Republic of Germany, 52 FR 822 (January 9, 1987), amended at Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Amendment to Antidumping Duty Order: Brass Sheet and Strip from the Federal Republic of Germany, 52 FR 35750 (September 23, 1987). 4 See Antidumping Duty Order of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Brass Sheet and Strip from Japan, 53 FR 30454 (August 12, 1988). 5 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 82 FR 12438 (March 3, 2017) (Initiation). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the Initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day period, specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).6 We received no substantive responses from respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted expedited (120day) sunset reviews of the AD orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy and Japan. Scope of the Orders The product covered by the orders is brass sheet and strip, other than leaded and tinned brass sheet and strip, from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. The chemical composition of the covered product is currently defined in the Copper Development Association (‘‘C.D.A.’’) 200 Series or the Unified Numbering System (‘‘U.N.S.’’) C2000. The orders do not cover products the chemical compositions of which are defined by other C.D.A. or U.N.S. series. In physical dimensions, the product covered by the orders has a solid rectangular cross section over 0.006 inches (0.15 millimeters) through 0.188 inches (4.8 millimeters) in finished thickness or gauge, regardless of width. Coiled, wound-on-reels (traverse wound), and cut-to-length products are included. The merchandise is currently classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 7409.21.00 and 7409.29.00. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the orders remains dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these sunset reviews, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail if the orders are revoked, are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.7 The Issues 6 See Letters from domestic interested parties regarding ‘‘Brass Sheet and Strip From France— Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated March 31, 2017; ‘‘Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany—Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated March 31, 2017; ‘‘Brass Sheet and Strip From Italy—Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated March 31, 2017; and ‘‘Brass Sheet and Strip From Japan—Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated March 31, 2017. 7 See Memorandum from Deputy Assistant Secretary Gary Taverman to Acting Assistant Secretary Ronald K. Lorentzen entitled, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 5, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31045-31046]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-14056]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-057]


Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People's Republic of 
China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duty 
Investigation

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

DATES: Effective July 5, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla or 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) 482-3477 or (202) 
482-0410, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 1, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of 
certain tool chests and cabinets (tool chests) from the People's 
Republic of China.\1\ Currently, the preliminary determination in this 
investigation is due no later than July 5, 2017.
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    \1\ See Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People's 
Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 
82 FR 21516 (May 9, 2017).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (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 an extension of the period within which the determination 
must be made, 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 administering authority initiated the 
investigation.
    On June 7, 2017, the petitioner \2\ submitted a timely request, 
pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, that the Department 
postpone the preliminary determination in this CVD

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investigation.\3\ In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner 
stated the reasons for its request. Specifically, the petitioner states 
that additional time is necessary for the Department and interested 
parties to fully analyze all questionnaire responses and to issue 
supplemental questionnaires as necessary.\4\ The Department finds no 
compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, pursuant to section 
703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department is postponing the deadline for 
the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the date 
on which this investigation was initiated, i.e., to September 8, 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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    \2\ The petitioner is Waterloo Industries Inc.
    \3\ See the petitioner's Letter dated June 7, 2017, requesting 
postponement of the preliminary determination.
    \4\ 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)(1).

    Dated: June 12, 2017.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-14056 Filed 7-3-17; 8:45 am]
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