Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Thailand: Notice of Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 38670 [2017-17198]

Download as PDF 38670 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 15, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–357–820 and A–560–830] Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective August 15, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Lindgren (Argentina) at (202) 482–3870, or Myrna Lobo (Indonesia) at (202) 482–2371, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: On April 12, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated antidumping duty (AD) investigations on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations of these investigations are due no later than August 30, 2017. Postponement of Preliminary Determination [FR Doc. 2017–17197 Filed 8–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 1 See Biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 82 FR 18428 (April 19, 2017). 2 The National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition and its individual members. 3 See letter from the petitioner entitled ‘‘Biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia: Request to Extend Deadline For Alleging Particular Market Situation and Request For Postponement Of The Preliminary Determination,’’ dated July 6, 2017. 17:15 Aug 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 International Trade Administration [C–549–834] Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Thailand: Notice of Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective August 15, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202–482–1009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in an AD investigation within 140 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e) allow the Department to postpone the preliminary determination at the request of the petitioner. On July 6, 2017, the petitioner 2 submitted a timely request pursuant to 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 request, the Department, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later than 190 days after the day on which the mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Dated: August 9, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Background VerDate Sep<11>2014 investigations were initiated. Accordingly, the Department will issue the preliminary determinations no later than October 19, 2017. In accordance with section 735(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, unless postponed. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Background On June 22, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the countervailing duty investigation of citric acid and certain citrate salts from Thailand.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than August 28, 2017.2 On August 1, 2017, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of 1 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 82 FR 29836, 29840 (June 30, 2017). 2 The actual deadline is August 26, 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 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351 205(b)(2), the petitioners requested that the Department postpone and fully extend the deadline for the preliminary determination.3 Postponement of Due Date for Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of 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, the Department may, at the petitioners’ timely request, postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the administering authority initiated the investigation. See section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act. The petitioners’ request for the Department to fully postpone the deadline for the preliminary determination was timely filed 25 days before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e).4 Therefore, for the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2), we are fully extending the due date for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the date on which the investigation was initiated. The deadline for completion of the preliminary determination is now October 30, 2017. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act. Dated: August 8, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–17198 Filed 8–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 3 The petitioners are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Incorporated, and Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC (the petitioners). 4 See Petitioners’ August 1, 2017, letter to the Department, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation of Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand: Petitioners’ Request For Postponement of the Preliminary Determination.’’ E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 156 (Tuesday, August 15, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 38670]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-17198]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-549-834]


Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Thailand: Notice of 
Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty 
Investigation

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

DATES: Effective August 15, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 202-482-1009.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On June 22, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated the countervailing duty investigation of citric acid and 
certain citrate salts from Thailand.\1\ Currently, the preliminary 
determination is due no later than August 28, 2017.\2\ On August 1, 
2017, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351 205(b)(2), the petitioners 
requested that the Department postpone and fully extend the deadline 
for the preliminary determination.\3\
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    \1\ See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand: 
Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 82 FR 29836, 29840 
(June 30, 2017).
    \2\ The actual deadline is August 26, 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).
    \3\ The petitioners are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, 
Incorporated, and Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC (the 
petitioners).
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Postponement of Due Date for Preliminary Determination

    Section 703(b)(1) of 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, the Department may, at the petitioners' timely 
request, postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 
days after the date on which the administering authority initiated the 
investigation. See section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act.
    The petitioners' request for the Department to fully postpone the 
deadline for the preliminary determination was timely filed 25 days 
before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination, pursuant to 
19 CFR 351.205(e).\4\ Therefore, for the reasons stated above and 
because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, in 
accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.205(b)(2), we are fully extending the due date for the preliminary 
determination to no later than 130 days after the date on which the 
investigation was initiated. The deadline for completion of the 
preliminary determination is now October 30, 2017.
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    \4\ See Petitioners' August 1, 2017, letter to the Department, 
``Countervailing Duty Investigation of Citric Acid and Certain 
Citrate Salts from Thailand: Petitioners' Request For Postponement 
of the Preliminary Determination.''
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    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act.

     Dated: August 8, 2017.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-17198 Filed 8-14-17; 8:45 am]
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