Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia; Determinations, 61585 [2017-27978]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 248 / Thursday, December 28, 2017 / Notices Fisheries Service Biological Opinion and Conference Opinion on the LongTerm Operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project (NMFS BO) and the 2012 Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage Implementation Plan. Substantial modifications have been made to the historical floodplain of California’s Central Valley for water supply and flood damage reduction purposes. The resulting losses of rearing habitat, migration corridors, and food web production for fish have adversely affected native fish species that rely on floodplain habitat during part or all of their life history. The Bureau of Reclamation is responsible for managing the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the California Department of Water Resources is responsible for operating and maintaining the State Water Project (SWP). The SWP and CVP are operated in a coordinated manner to deliver water to agricultural, municipal, and industrial contractors throughout California. On June 4, 2009, the NMFS BO concluded that, if left unchanged, CVP and SWP operations are likely to jeopardize the continued existence of four anadromous species listed under the Federal Endangered Species Act: Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead, and Southern Distinct Population Segment North American green sturgeon. The NMFS BO sets forth RPA actions that would allow CVP and SWP operations to remain in compliance with the Federal Endangered Species Act. The purpose of the Project is to enhance floodplain rearing habitat and fish passage in the Yolo Bypass and/or suitable areas of the lower Sacramento River by implementing RPA actions I.6.1 and I.7. The objective of RPA action I.6.1 is to increase the availability of floodplain fisheries rearing habitat for juvenile Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley springrun Chinook salmon, and Central Valley steelhead. The objective of RPA action I.7 is to reduce fish passage migratory delays and loss of fish at Fremont Weir and other structures in Yolo Bypass for salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon. The EIS/EIR analyzes the No Action/ No Project Alternative and six action alternatives. Alternative 1, East Side Gated Notch, Alternative 2, Central Gated Notch, and Alternative 3, West Side Gate Notch, would allow up to 6,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) of increased flow from the Sacramento River to enter the Yolo Bypass through a gated notch on the east side, center, and west side, respectively, of Fremont VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Dec 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 Weir. 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[FR Doc. 2017–28059 Filed 12–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–571–572 (Final)] Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia; Determinations developed On the basis of the in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that an industry in the United States is 61585 materially injured by reason of imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, provided for in subheadings 3826.00.10 and 3826.00.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be subsidized by the governments of Argentina and Indonesia. Background The Commission, pursuant to sections 705(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)), instituted these investigations effective March 23, 2017, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition, Washington DC. The final phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia were subsidized within the meaning of section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission’s investigations and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register on August 28, 2017 (82 FR 4399). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on November 9, 2017, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission made these determinations pursuant to section 705(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on December 21, 2017. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4748 (December 2017), entitled Biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia: Investigation Nos. 701–TA– 571–572 (Final). By order of the Commission. Issued: December 21, 2017. Jessica Mullan, Attorney Advisor. [FR Doc. 2017–27978 Filed 12–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P record 1 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 248 (Thursday, December 28, 2017)]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-571-572 (Final)]


Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia; Determinations

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigations, the United States International Trade Commission 
(``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the 
Act''), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by 
reason of imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, provided 
for in subheadings 3826.00.10 and 3826.00.30 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the Department 
of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be subsidized by the governments of 
Argentina and Indonesia.
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    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).
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Background

    The Commission, pursuant to sections 705(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 
1671d(b)), instituted these investigations effective March 23, 2017, 
following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce 
by the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition, Washington DC. 
The final phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission 
following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that 
imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia were subsidized 
within the meaning of section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)). 
Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission's 
investigations and of a public hearing to be held in connection 
therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of 
the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and 
by publishing the notice in the Federal Register on August 28, 2017 (82 
FR 4399). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on November 9, 2017, 
and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear 
in person or by counsel.
    The Commission made these determinations pursuant to section 705(b) 
of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)). It completed and filed its 
determinations in these investigations on December 21, 2017. The views 
of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4748 (December 
2017), entitled Biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia: Investigation 
Nos. 701-TA-571-572 (Final).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: December 21, 2017.
Jessica Mullan,
Attorney Advisor.
[FR Doc. 2017-27978 Filed 12-27-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7020-02-P