Forged Steel Fittings From the People's Republic of China, Italy, and Taiwan: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 4899-4900 [2018-02103]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 23 / Friday, February 2, 2018 / Notices Istanbul, Turkey 34000, and when acting for or on their behalf, any successors or assigns, agents, or employees (each a ‘‘Denied Person’’ and collectively the ‘‘Denied Persons’’) may not, directly or indirectly, participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘‘item’’) exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’), or in any other activity subject to the EAR including, but not limited to: A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, License Exception, or export control document; B. 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In accordance with the provisions of Section 766.24(e) of the EAR, Respondents Gulnihal Yegane, Trigron Lojistik Kargo Limited Sirketi, Ufuk Avia Lojistik Limited Sirketi, or RA Havacilik Lojistik Ve Tasimacilik Ticaret Limited Sirketi may, at any time, appeal this Order by filing a full written statement in support of the appeal with the Office of the Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Coast Guard ALJ Docketing Center, 40 South Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202–4022. In accordance with the provisions of Section 766.24(d) of the EAR, BIS may seek renewal of this Order by filing a written request not later than 20 days before the expiration date. 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[FR Doc. 2018–02067 Filed 2–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–067, A–475–839, and A–583–863] Forged Steel Fittings From the People’s Republic of China, Italy, and Taiwan: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: 4899 Applicable February 2, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson at (202) 482–4929 or Renato Barreda at (202) 482–0317 (the People’s Republic of China (China)), and Denisa Ursu at (202) 482–2285 or Michael Bowen at (202) 482–0768 (Italy), Robert Palmer at (202) 482–9068 (Taiwan), AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 25, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of forged steel fittings from China, Italy and Taiwan.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than March 14, 2018. Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce 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. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. See 19 CFR 351.205(e). On January 10, 2018, the petitioners 2 submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV investigations. The petitioners stated that they request postponement because under the current issue date for the 1 See Forged Steel Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, Italy, and Taiwan: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 82 FR 50614 (November 1, 2017) (Initiation Notice). 2 The petitioners are Bonney Forge Corporation and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW). E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 4900 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 23 / Friday, February 2, 2018 / Notices preliminary determinations, Commerce will not have received all questionnaire responses and obtained sufficient information for making preliminary determinations.3 For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determinations no later than May 3, 2018. 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 publication of the preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: January 29, 2018. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–02103 Filed 2–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Export Trade Certificate of Review International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 3 See Letter from the petitioners re: ‘‘Forged Steel Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, Italy, and Taiwan: Request to Extend Deadlines for Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated January 10, 2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 Feb 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 21028, Washington, DC 20230. Phone: 202–482–5131. Email: etca@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Title III of the Export Trading Company Act (hereinafter ‘‘the Act’’) of 1982 (Pub. L. 97–290, 15 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue, with the concurrence of the Attorney General, an Export Trade Certificate of Review to any person that establishes that its proposed export trade, export trade activities, and methods of operation meet the four standards found in Section 303(a) of the Act, 15 U.S.C. 4001 et seq. An Export Trade Certificate of Review provides the certificate holder and its members with limited antitrust preclearance for specified export-related activities. Application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review is voluntary. The information to be collected is found at 15 CFR part 325.3—Export Trade Certificates of Review. The collection of information is necessary for both the Departments of Commerce and Justice to conduct an analysis, in order to determine whether the applicant and its members are eligible to receive the protection of an Export Trade Certificate of Review and whether the applicant’s proposed export-related conduct meets the standards in Section 303(a) of the Act. The collection of information constitutes the essential basis of the statutory determinations to be made by the Secretary of Commerce and the Attorney General. The Department of Commerce conducts its economic and legal analysis of the information supplied by applicants through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis and the Office of the General Counsel. In the Department of Justice, analysis is conducted by the Antitrust Division. Title III was enacted to reduce uncertainty regarding the application of U.S. antitrust laws to export activities. An Export Trade Certificate of Review provides its holder and members named in the Certificate with (a) protection from government actions under state and federal antitrust laws for the export conduct specified in the Certificate, and (b) certain protection from private suits, by limiting liability in private actions to actual damages when the challenged PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 activities are covered by an Export Trade Certificate of Review. II. Method of Collection The form is sent by request to U.S. firms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0125. Form Number(s): ITA–4093P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9. Estimated Time per Response: 32 hours (application); 2 hours (annual report). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 440 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 23 (Friday, February 2, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-067, A-475-839, and A-583-863]


Forged Steel Fittings From the People's Republic of China, Italy, 
and Taiwan: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-
Than-Fair-Value Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable February 2, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson at (202) 482-4929 or 
Renato Barreda at (202) 482-0317 (the People's Republic of China 
(China)), and Denisa Ursu at (202) 482-2285 or Michael Bowen at (202) 
482-0768 (Italy), Robert Palmer at (202) 482-9068 (Taiwan), AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On October 25, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of 
forged steel fittings from China, Italy and Taiwan.\1\ Currently, the 
preliminary determinations are due no later than March 14, 2018.
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    \1\ See Forged Steel Fittings from the People's Republic of 
China, Italy, and Taiwan: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigations, 82 FR 50614 (November 1, 2017) (Initiation Notice).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determinations

    Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an 
LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce 
initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act 
permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no 
later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the 
investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a 
postponement; or (B) Commerce 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. 
Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to 
deny the request. See 19 CFR 351.205(e).
    On January 10, 2018, the petitioners \2\ submitted a timely request 
that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV 
investigations. The petitioners stated that they request postponement 
because under the current issue date for the

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preliminary determinations, Commerce will not have received all 
questionnaire responses and obtained sufficient information for making 
preliminary determinations.\3\
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    \2\ The petitioners are Bonney Forge Corporation and United 
Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied 
Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW).
    \3\ See Letter from the petitioners re: ``Forged Steel Fittings 
from the People's Republic of China, Italy, and Taiwan: Request to 
Extend Deadlines for Preliminary Determinations,'' dated January 10, 
2018.
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    For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling 
reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 
733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary 
determinations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these 
investigations were initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its 
preliminary determinations no later than May 3, 2018. 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 publication of the preliminary 
determinations, unless postponed at a later date.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: January 29, 2018.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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