Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 7655 [2018-03670]

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They noted that Commerce is still gathering 905, and A–583–862] data and questionnaire responses from the foreign producers in these Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of investigations and additional time is necessary for Commerce and interested Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan: parties to fully and properly analyze all Postponement of Preliminary questionnaire response.4 For these Determinations of Antidumping Duty reasons, and because there are no Investigations compelling reasons to deny the request, AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, Commerce, in accordance with section International Trade Administration, 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR Department of Commerce. 351.205(e), is postponing the deadline DATES: Applicable February 22, 2018. for the preliminary determinations to no later than 190 days after the day on FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: which the investigations were initiated. Kathryn Wallace (Brazil) at (202) 482– 6251, Caitlin Monks (Indonesia) at (202) Accordingly, Commerce will issue the preliminary determinations no later 482–2670, Sean Carey (Republic of than April 27, 2018, a date that has been Korea) at (202) 482–3964, Lauren adjusted for the period of the closure of Caserta (Pakistan) at (202) 482–4737, the Federal Government. In accordance Alex Cipolla at (202) 482–4956 with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 (Taiwan), AD/CVD Operations, CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the Enforcement and Compliance, final determinations of these International Trade Administration, investigations will continue to be 75 U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 days after the date of the preliminary Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, determinations, unless postponed. DC 20230. This notice is issued and published SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Background DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE On October 23, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated antidumping duty (AD) investigations on polyethylene terephthalate resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan.1 Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 through 22, 2018. If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. Accordingly, the current deadline for the preliminary determinations of these investigations is March 8, 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 AD investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e) allow Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination at the request of the petitioner. 1 See Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 82 FR 48977 (October 23, 2017). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:10 Feb 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 7655 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: February 16, 2018. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–03670 Filed 2–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF850 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental To Site Characterization Surveys Off of New York National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: 2 The petitioners for Brazil, Pakistan, Korea, and Taiwan are DAK Americas LLC, Indorama Ventures USA Inc., M&G Polymers USA LLC, and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation America. The petitioners for Indonesia are DAK Americas LLC, M&G Polymers USA LLC, and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation America. 3 See letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan— Petitioners’ Request to Postpone the Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated January 29, 2018. 4 Id. At 2. E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 36 (Thursday, February 22, 2018)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-03670]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-852, A-560-832, A-580-896, A-535-905, and A-583-862]


Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Brazil, Indonesia, the 
Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan: Postponement of Preliminary 
Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable February 22, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Wallace (Brazil) at (202) 482-
6251, Caitlin Monks (Indonesia) at (202) 482-2670, Sean Carey (Republic 
of Korea) at (202) 482-3964, Lauren Caserta (Pakistan) at (202) 482-
4737, Alex Cipolla at (202) 482-4956 (Taiwan), 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 October 23, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated antidumping duty (AD) investigations on polyethylene 
terephthalate resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, 
Pakistan, and Taiwan.\1\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all 
deadlines affected by the closure of the Federal Government from 
January 20 through 22, 2018. If the new deadline falls on a non-
business day, in accordance with Commerce's practice, the deadline will 
become the next business day. Accordingly, the current deadline for the 
preliminary determinations of these investigations is March 8, 2018.
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    \1\ See Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, 
the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan: Initiation of Less-
Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 82 FR 48977 (October 23, 2017).
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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 AD 
investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce 
initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.205(e) allow Commerce to postpone the preliminary 
determination at the request of the petitioner.
    On January 29, 2018, the petitioners \2\ submitted a timely request 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e) to postpone the preliminary 
determinations.\3\ They noted that Commerce is still gathering data and 
questionnaire responses from the foreign producers in these 
investigations and additional time is necessary for Commerce and 
interested parties to fully and properly analyze all questionnaire 
response.\4\ For these reasons, and because there are no compelling 
reasons to deny the request, Commerce, 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 investigations were initiated. Accordingly, 
Commerce will issue the preliminary determinations no later than April 
27, 2018, a date that has been adjusted for the period of the closure 
of the Federal Government. 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.
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    \2\ The petitioners for Brazil, Pakistan, Korea, and Taiwan are 
DAK Americas LLC, Indorama Ventures USA Inc., M&G Polymers USA LLC, 
and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation America. The petitioners for 
Indonesia are DAK Americas LLC, M&G Polymers USA LLC, and Nan Ya 
Plastics Corporation America.
    \3\ See letter from the petitioners, ``Polyethylene 
Terephthalate Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, 
Pakistan and Taiwan--Petitioners' Request to Postpone the 
Preliminary Determinations,'' dated January 29, 2018.
    \4\ Id. At 2.
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    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: February 16, 2018.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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