Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Canada, Greece, India, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 27953 [2018-12899]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 116 / Friday, June 15, 2018 / Notices than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: International Trade Administration (A) The petitioner makes a timely [A–122–863, A–570–077, A–484–803, A–533– request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties 881, A–580–897, A–489–833] concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily Large Diameter Welded Pipe From complicated, and that additional time is Canada, Greece, India, the People’s necessary to make a preliminary Republic of China, the Republic of determination. Pursuant to 19 CFR Korea, and the Republic of Turkey: 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a Postponement of Preliminary request to postpone 25 days or more Determinations in the Less-Than-Fairbefore the scheduled date of the Value Investigations preliminary determination, and must AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, state the reasons for postponement. International Trade Administration, Commerce will grant the request unless Department of Commerce. it finds compelling reasons to deny the DATES: Applicable June 15, 2018. request. See 19 CFR 351.205(e). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On May 23, 2018, the petitioners 3 Susan Pulongbarit at (202) 482–4031 submitted a timely request that (Canada); Brittany Bauer at (202) 482– Commerce postpone the preliminary 3860 (Greece); Jaron Moore at (202) 482– determinations in these LTFV 3640 (India); Kabir Archuletta at (202) investigations.4 The petitioners stated 482–8024 (the People’s Republic of that the purpose of their request is to China (China)); Jesus Saenz at (202) provide Commerce with adequate time 482–8184 (the Republic of Korea to solicit information from the (Korea)); and Rebecca Janz at (202) 482– respondents and to allow Commerce 2972 (the Republic of Turkey (Turkey)), sufficient time to analyze respondents’ AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and questionnaire responses.5 Compliance, International Trade In accordance with 19 CFR Administration, U.S. Department of 351.205(e), there are no compelling Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue reasons to deny the request. Therefore, NW, Washington, DC 20230. in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), we are postponing the preliminary Background determinations in these LTFV On February 9, 2018, the U.S. investigations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days Department of Commerce (Commerce) after the date on which these initiated less-than-fair-value (LFTV) investigations were initiated). investigations of imports of large Additionally, Commerce exercised its diameter welded pipe from Canada, discretion to toll deadlines affected by China, Greece, India, Korea, and the closure of the Federal Government Turkey.1 Currently, the preliminary from January 20 through 22, 2018.6 determinations are due no later than Accordingly, Commerce is postponing June 29, 2018.2 the deadline for the preliminary Postponement of Preliminary 3 American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Berg Steel Determinations Pipe Corp., Berg Spiral Pipe Corp., Dura-Bond Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act Industries, and Stupp Corporation, individually and as members of the American Line Pipe Producers of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Association; Greens Bayou Pipe Mill, LP; JSW Steel Commerce to issue the preliminary (USA) Inc.; Skyline Steel; and Trinity Products LLC determination in an LTFV investigation (collectively, the petitioners). within 140 days after the date on which 4 See Petitioners’ Letters, ‘‘Large Diameter Welded Commerce initiated the investigation. Pipe from Canada: Petitioners’ Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act dated May 23, 2018; ‘‘Large Diameter Welded Pipe permits Commerce to postpone the from China: Petitioners’ Request for Postponement preliminary determination until no later of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated May 23, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 1 See Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 83 FR 7154 (February 20, 2018). 2 Commerce has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 through 22, 2018. See Memorandum, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 23, 2018 (Tolling Memorandum). Accordingly, all deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 3 days. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Jun 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 2018; ‘‘Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece: Petitioners’ Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated May 23, 2018; ‘‘Large Diameter Welded Pipe from India: Petitioners’ Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated May 23, 2018; ‘‘Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Korea: Petitioners’ Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated May 23, 2018; ‘‘Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Turkey: Petitioners’ Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated May 23, 2018. 5 Id. 6 See Tolling Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27953 determinations to August 20, 2018.7 Pursuant to 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. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: June 8, 2018. 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. 2018–12899 Filed 6–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Western Pacific Community Development Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–0612. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 5. Average Hours per Response: 6. Burden Hours: 30. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current information collection. The Federal regulations at 50 CFR part 665 authorize the Regional Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Island Region to provide eligible western Pacific communities with access to fisheries that they have traditionally depended upon, but may not have the capabilities to support continued and substantial participation, possibly due 7 Note that the revised deadline reflects a full postponement to 190 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, in addition to a 3day extension due to closure of the Federal Government. As this new deadline falls on a Saturday, the deadline moves to the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1920, as Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-122-863, A-570-077, A-484-803, A-533-881, A-580-897, A-489-833]


Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Canada, Greece, India, the 
People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of 
Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-
Fair-Value Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable June 15, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Pulongbarit at (202) 482-4031 
(Canada); Brittany Bauer at (202) 482-3860 (Greece); Jaron Moore at 
(202) 482-3640 (India); Kabir Archuletta at (202) 482-8024 (the 
People's Republic of China (China)); Jesus Saenz at (202) 482-8184 (the 
Republic of Korea (Korea)); and Rebecca Janz at (202) 482-2972 (the 
Republic of Turkey (Turkey)), 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 February 9, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated less-than-fair-value (LFTV) investigations of imports of 
large diameter welded pipe from Canada, China, Greece, India, Korea, 
and Turkey.\1\ Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no 
later than June 29, 2018.\2\
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    \1\ See Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, 
the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and the 
Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigations, 83 FR 7154 (February 20, 2018).
    \2\ Commerce has exercised its discretion to toll deadlines for 
the duration of the closure of the Federal Government from January 
20 through 22, 2018. See Memorandum, ``Deadlines Affected by the 
Shutdown of the Federal Government,'' dated January 23, 2018 
(Tolling Memorandum). Accordingly, all deadlines in this segment of 
the proceeding have been extended by 3 days.
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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. 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request to 
postpone 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary 
determination, and must state the reasons for postponement. Commerce 
will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the 
request. See 19 CFR 351.205(e).
    On May 23, 2018, the petitioners \3\ submitted a timely request 
that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV 
investigations.\4\ The petitioners stated that the purpose of their 
request is to provide Commerce with adequate time to solicit 
information from the respondents and to allow Commerce sufficient time 
to analyze respondents' questionnaire responses.\5\
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    \3\ American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Berg Steel Pipe Corp., Berg 
Spiral Pipe Corp., Dura-Bond Industries, and Stupp Corporation, 
individually and as members of the American Line Pipe Producers 
Association; Greens Bayou Pipe Mill, LP; JSW Steel (USA) Inc.; 
Skyline Steel; and Trinity Products LLC (collectively, the 
petitioners).
    \4\ See Petitioners' Letters, ``Large Diameter Welded Pipe from 
Canada: Petitioners' Request for Postponement of the Preliminary 
Determination,'' dated May 23, 2018; ``Large Diameter Welded Pipe 
from China: Petitioners' Request for Postponement of the Preliminary 
Determination,'' dated May 23, 2018; ``Large Diameter Welded Pipe 
from Greece: Petitioners' Request for Postponement of the 
Preliminary Determination,'' dated May 23, 2018; ``Large Diameter 
Welded Pipe from India: Petitioners' Request for Postponement of the 
Preliminary Determination,'' dated May 23, 2018; ``Large Diameter 
Welded Pipe from Korea: Petitioners' Request for Postponement of the 
Preliminary Determination,'' dated May 23, 2018; ``Large Diameter 
Welded Pipe from Turkey: Petitioners' Request for Postponement of 
the Preliminary Determination,'' dated May 23, 2018.
    \5\ Id.
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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), there are no compelling 
reasons to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 
733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), we are postponing the 
preliminary determinations in these LTFV investigations by 50 days 
(i.e., 190 days after the date on which these investigations were 
initiated). Additionally, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll 
deadlines affected by the closure of the Federal Government from 
January 20 through 22, 2018.\6\ Accordingly, Commerce is postponing the 
deadline for the preliminary determinations to August 20, 2018.\7\ 
Pursuant to 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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    \6\ See Tolling Memorandum.
    \7\ Note that the revised deadline reflects a full postponement 
to 190 days after the date on which this investigation was 
initiated, in addition to a 3-day extension due to closure of the 
Federal Government. As this new deadline falls on a Saturday, the 
deadline moves to the next business day. See Notice of 
Clarification: Application of ``Next Business Day'' Rule for 
Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 
1920, as Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).
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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: June 8, 2018.
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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