Steel Propane Cylinders From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 37463 [2018-16447]

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[FR Doc. 2018–16444 Filed 7–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–087] Steel Propane Cylinders From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable August 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Brummitt at (202) 482–7851, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES On June 11, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of steel propane cylinders from the People’s Republic of China (China).1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than August 15, 2018. Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary 1 See Steel Propane Cylinders From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 83 FR 28189 (June 18, 2018) (Initiation Notice). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner 2 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. On July 20, 2018, the petitioners submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determination.3 The petitioners stated that the purpose of their request is to provide Commerce with adequate time to analyze fully questionnaire responses from the Government of China and the mandatory respondents and to determine the extent to which the respondents received countervailable subsidies.4 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioners have stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce 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., October 19, 2018. 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). 2 The petitioners are Worthington Industries and Manchester Tank & Equipment Co. 3 See the petitioners’ letter, ‘‘Steel Propane Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China— Petitioners’ Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,’’ dated July 20, 2018. 4 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37463 Dated: July 26, 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. 2018–16447 Filed 7–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is automatically initiating the five-year reviews (Sunset Reviews) of the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) order(s) listed below. The International Trade Commission (the Commission) is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Reviews which covers the same order(s). DATES: Applicable (August 1, 2018). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commerce official identified in the Initiation of Review section below at AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. For information from the Commission, contact Mary Messer, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission at (202) 205–3193. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce’s procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in its Procedures for Conducting FiveYear (Sunset) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 63 FR 13516 (March 20, 1998) and 70 FR 62061 (October 28, 2005). Guidance on methodological or analytical issues relevant to Commerce’s conduct of Sunset Reviews is set forth in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). Initiation of Review In accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c), we are E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-087]


Steel Propane Cylinders From the People's Republic of China: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty 
Investigation

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


DATES: Applicable August 1, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Brummitt at (202) 482-7851, 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 June 11, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a 
countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of steel propane 
cylinders from the People's Republic of China (China).\1\ Currently, 
the preliminary determination is due no later than August 15, 2018.
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    \1\ See Steel Propane Cylinders From the People's Republic of 
China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 83 FR 28189 
(June 18, 2018) (Initiation Notice).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determinations

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a 
countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on 
which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) 
of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination 
until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated 
the investigation if: (A) The petitioner \2\ 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.
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    \2\ The petitioners are Worthington Industries and Manchester 
Tank & Equipment Co.
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    On July 20, 2018, the petitioners submitted a timely request that 
Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determination.\3\ The petitioners 
stated that the purpose of their request is to provide Commerce with 
adequate time to analyze fully questionnaire responses from the 
Government of China and the mandatory respondents and to determine the 
extent to which the respondents received countervailable subsidies.\4\ 
In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioners have stated the 
reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, 
and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, 
in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce 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., October 19, 2018. 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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    \3\ See the petitioners' letter, ``Steel Propane Cylinders from 
the People's Republic of China--Petitioners' Request to Postpone 
Preliminary Determination,'' dated July 20, 2018.
    \4\ Id.
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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: July 26, 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. 2018-16447 Filed 7-31-18; 8:45 am]
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