Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper From Canada: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 48681 [2017-22686]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 201 / Thursday, October 19, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–122–862] Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper From Canada: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable October 19, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Whitley Herndon at (202) 482–6274, 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 August 29, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on certain uncoated groundwood paper from Canada.1 Currently, the preliminary determination in this investigation is due no later than November 2, 2017. rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES Postponement of 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 CVD 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 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 1 See Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 82 FR 41603 (September 1, 2017). 2 In this investigation, the petitioner is North Pacific Paper Company. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:13 Oct 18, 2017 Jkt 244001 it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On September 21, 2017, the petitioner submitted a timely request that we postpone the CVD preliminary determination. In its request, the petitioner cited the need for the Department to have sufficient time to thoroughly investigate each of the alleged subsidies, including by issuing any supplemental questionnaires.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 January 8, 2018.4 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)(1). Dated: October 13, 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. 2017–22686 Filed 10–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–520–804] Certain Steel Nails From the United Arab Emirates: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determination by the Department of AGENCY: 3 See letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada/Petitioner’s Request for Postponement of CVD Preliminary Determination and Extension of New Subsidy Allegations Deadline,’’ dated September 21, 2017. 4 The actual deadline is January 6, 2018, 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 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48681 Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails (nails) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order on nails from the UAE. DATES: Applicable October 19, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annathea Cook, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0250. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 23, 2012, the Department published in the Federal Register its final determination in the less-than-fair value investigation of nails from the UAE.1 On May 10, 2012, following an affirmative injury determination by the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department published its amended final determination and the antidumping duty Order on nails from the UAE.2 On April 3, 2017, the Department published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act). The Department conducted the sunset review on an expedited basis, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), because it received a complete an adequate response from a domestic interested party, but no substantive responses from respondent interested parties.3 As a result of its expedited sunset review, the Department determined that revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping.4 The Department, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the Order be revoked. On October 5, 2017, the ITC published notice of its determination, 1 See Certain Steel Nails from the United Arab Emirates: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 77 FR 17029 (March 23, 2012). 2 See Certain Steel Nails from the United Arab Emirates: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 27421 (May 10, 2012) (Order). 3 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 82 FR 16159 (April 3, 2017). 4 See Certain Steel Nails from the United Arab Emirates Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Order, 82 FR 36731 (August 7, 2017). E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-122-862]


Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper From Canada: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation

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


DATES: Applicable October 19, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Whitley Herndon at (202) 482-6274, 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 August 29, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Department) 
initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on certain uncoated 
groundwood paper from Canada.\1\ Currently, the preliminary 
determination in this investigation is due no later than November 2, 
2017.
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    \1\ See Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada: 
Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 82 FR 41603 
(September 1, 2017).
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Postponement of 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 CVD 
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 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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    \2\ In this investigation, the petitioner is North Pacific Paper 
Company.
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    On September 21, 2017, the petitioner submitted a timely request 
that we postpone the CVD preliminary determination. In its request, the 
petitioner cited the need for the Department to have sufficient time to 
thoroughly investigate each of the alleged subsidies, including by 
issuing any supplemental questionnaires.\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 January 8, 2018.\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.
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    \3\ See letter from the petitioner, ``Certain Uncoated 
Groundwood Paper from Canada/Petitioner's Request for Postponement 
of CVD Preliminary Determination and Extension of New Subsidy 
Allegations Deadline,'' dated September 21, 2017.
    \4\ The actual deadline is January 6, 2018, 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: October 13, 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.
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