Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 51926-51927 [2018-22365]

Download as PDF 51926 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 199 / Monday, October 15, 2018 / Notices examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied; Now, Therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize FTZ 74 to expand the service area under the ASF is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the zone. Dated: October 9, 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, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 2018–22368 Filed 10–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board International Trade Administration [S–160–2018] [C–570–091] Foreign-Trade Zone 114—Peoria, Illinois; Application for Subzone; Winpak Heat Seal Corporation; Pekin, Illinois khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Dated: October 9, 2018. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–22370 Filed 10–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by EDC, Inc., The Economic Development Council for the Peoria Area, grantee of FTZ 114, requesting subzone status for the facility of Winpak Heat Seal Corporation, located in Pekin, Illinois. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on October 9, 2018. The proposed subzone (24.6 acres) is located at 1821 Riverway Drive, Pekin. The application states that a notification of proposed production activity will be submitted. Any such request will be published separately for public comment. The proposed subzone would be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 114. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the Executive Secretary. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is November 26, 2018. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted VerDate Sep<11>2014 during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to December 10, 2018. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. 21:34 Oct 12, 2018 Jkt 247001 Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter 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. DATES: Applicable October 15, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Halle at (202) 482–0176, or Keith Haynes at (202) 482–5139, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On August 28, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of certain steel wheels 12 to 16.5 inches in diameter (certain steel wheels) from the People’s Republic of China.1 The preliminary determination is currently due no later than November 1, 2018. Postponement of the Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue a preliminary 1 See Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 83 FR 45104 (September 5, 2018). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determination in a CVD investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1)(A) 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 the petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement. 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 reason for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny it.2 On September 25, 2018, Dexstar Wheel, a division of Americana Development, Inc. (the petitioner) submitted a timely request pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e) to postpone fully the preliminary determination. The petitioner stated that the purpose of its request was to provide Commerce with adequate time to solicit information from the respondents and to allow Commerce sufficient time to analyze respondents’ questionnaire responses.3 For the reasons stated above, and because there is are compelling reasons to deny the petitioner’s request, Commerce, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination by 65 days (i.e., 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determination no later than January 7, 2019.4 Pursuant to section 705(a)(l) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later date. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(l). 2 See 19 CFR 351.205(e). Letter from the petitioner, ‘‘Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter from China (C–570–091) Petitioner’s Request to Postpone the Deadline for the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated September 25, 2018. 4 The actual deadline is January 5, 2019, which is a Saturday. Commerce’s practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 3 See E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 199 / Monday, October 15, 2018 / Notices Dated: October 9, 2018. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–22365 Filed 10–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–086, A–549–839] Steel Propane Cylinders From the People’s Republic of China and Thailand: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce DATES: Applicable October 15, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Cornfield or Laura Griffith at (202) 482–3855, or (202) 482–6430, respectively (People’s Republic of China (China)) and Cindy Robinson or Stephanie Moore at (202) 482–3797, or (202) 482–3692, respectively (Thailand), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Background On June 11, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of steel propane cylinders from China, Taiwan, and Thailand.1 On June 20, 2018, Commerce terminated its antidumping duty investigation of imports of steel propane cylinders from Taiwan, following the petitioners’2 withdrawal of the petition and request that the investigation be terminated.3 Because Commerce has terminated its investigation of steel propane cylinderes from Taiwan, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)’s investigation is also terminated.4 The preliminary 1 See Steel Propane Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Thailand: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 83 FR 28196 (June 18, 2018). 2 The petitioners are Worthington Industries and Manchester Tank &, Equipment Co. 3 See Steel Propane Cylinders from Taiwan: Termination of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 83 29748 (June 26, 2018). 4 See ITC Investigation No. 731–TA–1418 (Preliminary). See also Steel Propane Cylinders from Taiwan, Termination of Investigation, 83 FR 31174 (July 3, 2018). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:34 Oct 12, 2018 Jkt 247001 determinations for China and Thailand are currently due no later than October 29, 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.5 On October 1, 2018, the petitioners submitted timely requests to postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV investigations.6 The petitioners stated that they requested postponement because Commerce is still gathering data and questionnaire responses from the foreign producers in these investigations, and additional time is necessary for interested parties to respond to additional requests from Commerce before Commerce makes its preliminary determinations. For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the petitioners’ 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 December 18, 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 the preliminary 5 See 19 CFR 351.205(e). letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Steel Propane Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China and Thailand—Petitioners’ Request to Extend the Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination’’ dated October 1, 2018. 6 See PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51927 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: October 9, 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. 2018–22367 Filed 10–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–502] Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (pipes and tubes) from Thailand are being, or are likely to be sold, at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), March 1, 2016, through February 28, 2017. DATES: Applicable: October 15, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page or Kathryn Wallace, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1398 or (202) 482–6251, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On April 9, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the 2016–2017 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on pipes and tubes from Thailand.1 For a discussion of the events subsequent to the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice.2 1 See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2017, 83 FR 15127 (April 9, 2018) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Decision E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM Continued 15OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-091]


Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter 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 October 15, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Halle at (202) 482-0176, or 
Keith Haynes at (202) 482-5139, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and 
Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On August 28, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated 
the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of certain steel wheels 12 
to 16.5 inches in diameter (certain steel wheels) from the People's 
Republic of China.\1\ The preliminary determination is currently due no 
later than November 1, 2018.
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    \1\ See Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter from 
the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigation, 83 FR 45104 (September 5, 2018).
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Postponement of the Preliminary Determination

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
requires Commerce to issue a preliminary determination in a CVD 
investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated 
the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1)(A) 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 the petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement. 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 reason for the request. Commerce will 
grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny it.\2\
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    \2\ See 19 CFR 351.205(e).
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    On September 25, 2018, Dexstar Wheel, a division of Americana 
Development, Inc. (the petitioner) submitted a timely request pursuant 
to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e) to postpone 
fully the preliminary determination. The petitioner stated that the 
purpose of its request was to provide Commerce with adequate time to 
solicit information from the respondents and to allow Commerce 
sufficient time to analyze respondents' questionnaire responses.\3\
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    \3\ See Letter from the petitioner, ``Certain Steel Wheels 12 to 
16.5 Inches in Diameter from China (C-570-091) Petitioner's Request 
to Postpone the Deadline for the Preliminary Determination,'' dated 
September 25, 2018.
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    For the reasons stated above, and because there is are compelling 
reasons to deny the petitioner's request, Commerce, in accordance with 
section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the deadline for the 
preliminary determination by 65 days (i.e., 130 days after the date on 
which this investigation was initiated). As a result, Commerce will 
issue its preliminary determination no later than January 7, 2019.\4\ 
Pursuant to section 705(a)(l) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the 
deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after 
the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later 
date.
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    \4\ The actual deadline is January 5, 2019, which is a Saturday. 
Commerce's practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a 
weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next 
business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next 
Business Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines 
Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 
2005).
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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)(l).


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    Dated: October 9, 2018.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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