Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From India: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 57727-57728 [2017-26382]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 234 / Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Notices within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.224(f).6 Moreover, correcting these ministerial error changes the margin from 20.25 percent to 10.61 percent, thereby making these errors significant ministerial errors within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.224(g)(1).7 Amended Preliminary Determination We are amending the Preliminary Determination to reflect the correction of ministerial errors made in the margin calculation for CELSA. In addition, because the ‘‘All-Others’’ rate in the Preliminary Determination was based on the estimated weighted-average dumping margin calculated for CELSA,8 we are, consistent with section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), also amending the ‘‘All-Others’’ rate. As a result of the correction of the ministerial error, the revised weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter/manufacturer Global Steel Wire S.A./ CELSA Atlantic S.A./ ˜ ´ Companıa Espanola de ´ Laminacion ........................ All-Others .............................. 10.61 10.61 Amended Cash Deposits and Suspension of Liquidation The collection of cash deposits and suspension of liquidation will be revised according to the rates established in this amended preliminary determination, in accordance with section 733(d) and (f) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224. Because the rates are decreasing from the Preliminary Determination, the amended cash deposit rates will be effective retroactively to October 31, 2107, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination notice in the Federal Register. International Trade Commission Notification sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we notified the International Trade Commission of our amended preliminary determination. 6 See DOC Memorandum: ‘‘Allegation and Analysis of Ministerial Error in the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated concurrently with this memorandum (Ministerial Error Analysis Memorandum). 7 See DOC Memorandum: ‘‘Amended Preliminary Determination Calculation for CELSA,’’ dated concurrently with this memorandum (Amended Calculation Memo). 8 See Preliminary Determination, 82 FR at 50390. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Dec 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 57727 Disclosure DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days after public announcement of the amended preliminary determination, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224. This amended preliminary determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e). International Trade Administration Dated: December 1, 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. Appendix—Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately round cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above-noted physical characteristics and meeting the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) definitions for (a) stainless steel; (b) tool steel; (c) high-nickel steel; (d) ball bearing steel; or (e) concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products (i.e., products that contain by weight one or more of the following elements: 0.1 percent or more of lead, 0.05 percent or more of bismuth, 0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent of phosphorous, more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium). All products meeting the physical description of subject merchandise that are not specifically excluded are included in this scope. The products under investigation are currently classifiable under subheadings 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093; 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035 of the HTSUS. Products entered under subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 of the HTSUS also may be included in this scope if they meet the physical description of subject merchandise above. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2017–26401 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] [C–533–880] Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From India: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable December 7, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toby Vandall at (202) 482–1664, or Aimee Phelan at (202) 482–0697, 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 October 18, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of polytetrafluoroethylene resin (PTFE resin) from India.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than December 22, 2017. 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 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 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 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 1 See Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from India: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 82 FR 49592 (October 26, 2017) (Initiation Notice). 2 The petitioner is The Chemours Company FC LLC. Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 57728 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 234 / Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Notices it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On November 27, 2017, the petitioner submitted a timely request that the Department postpone the preliminary CVD determination.3 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement because of the complexity of the investigation and the schedule.4 Further, the petitioner stated that ‘‘the deadlines for responding to Sections II and III of the questionnaire fall after the scheduled preliminary determination. Without extending the preliminary determination, Chemours would be unable to comment on the responses or suggest follow-up questions prior to a preliminary determination. The Department would be similarly unable to issue supplemental questionnaires.’’ 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, in accordance with 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 February 26, 2018.6 Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination of this investigation 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: November 30, 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. 2017–26382 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 3 See Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Resin from India: Petitioner’s Request for Extension of the Countervailing Duty Investigation Preliminary Determination,’’ (November 27, 2017). 4 Id. 5 Id. 6 Postponing the preliminary determination to 130 days after initiation would place the deadline on Sunday, February 25, 2018. 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 18:50 Dec 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board) will meet in open session on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss the work of the private sector contractor, which assists the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in administering the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award), and information received from NIST and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in order to make such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as the Board deems necessary. Details on the agenda are noted in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. Eastern time until 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The meeting will be open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Building 101, Lecture Room D, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–1020, telephone number (301) 975–2360, or by email at robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(2)(B) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Board will meet in open session on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. Eastern time until 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The Board is currently composed of eleven members selected for their preeminence in the field of organizational performance excellence PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The Board consists of a balanced representation from U.S. service, manufacturing, small business, nonprofit, education, and health care industries. The Board includes members familiar with the quality, performance improvement operations, and competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, nonprofits, health care providers, and educational institutions. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss the work of the private sector contractor, which assists the NIST Director in administering the Award, and information received from NIST and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in order to make such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as the Board deems necessary. The Board shall make an annual report on the results of Award activities to the Director of NIST, along with its recommendations for the improvement of the Award process. The agenda will include: Report from the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Baldrige Program Business Plan Status Report, Baldrige Foundation Fundraising Update, Products and Services Update, and Recommendations for the NIST Director. The agenda may change to accommodate Board business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Baldrige Performance Excellence Web site at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/ community/overseers.cfm. The meeting will be open to the public. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the Board’s affairs are invited to request a place on the agenda. On December 6, 2017 approximately one-half hour will be reserved in the afternoon for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be about 3 minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be included in the final agenda that will be posted on the Baldrige Web site at http:// www.nist.gov/baldrige/community/ overseers.cfm. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 234 (Thursday, December 7, 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-533-880]


Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From India: Postponement of 
Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation

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

DATES: Applicable December 7, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toby Vandall at (202) 482-1664, or 
Aimee Phelan at (202) 482-0697, 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 October 18, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of 
polytetrafluoroethylene resin (PTFE resin) from India.\1\ Currently, 
the preliminary determination is due no later than December 22, 2017.
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    \1\ See Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from India: Initiation of 
Countervailing Duty Investigation, 82 FR 49592 (October 26, 2017) 
(Initiation Notice).
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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 
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 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

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it finds compelling reasons to deny the request.
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    \2\ The petitioner is The Chemours Company FC LLC.
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    On November 27, 2017, the petitioner submitted a timely request 
that the Department postpone the preliminary CVD determination.\3\ The 
petitioner stated that it requests postponement because of the 
complexity of the investigation and the schedule.\4\ Further, the 
petitioner stated that ``the deadlines for responding to Sections II 
and III of the questionnaire fall after the scheduled preliminary 
determination. Without extending the preliminary determination, 
Chemours would be unable to comment on the responses or suggest follow-
up questions prior to a preliminary determination. The Department would 
be similarly unable to issue supplemental questionnaires.'' \5\
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    \3\ See Letter from the petitioner, ``Polytetrafluoroethylene 
(PTFE) Resin from India: Petitioner's Request for Extension of the 
Countervailing Duty Investigation Preliminary Determination,'' 
(November 27, 2017).
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ Id.
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    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, in accordance with 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 February 26, 2018.\6\ Pursuant to section 
705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the 
final determination of this investigation will continue to be 75 days 
after the date of the preliminary determination.
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    \6\ Postponing the preliminary determination to 130 days after 
initiation would place the deadline on Sunday, February 25, 2018. 
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: November 30, 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. 2017-26382 Filed 12-6-17; 8:45 am]
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