Magnesium From Israel: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 2157 [2019-01266]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices materials/components are subject to special duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). 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 March 18, 2019. A copy of the notification 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 Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: January 31, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–01278 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–508–813] Magnesium From Israel: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable February 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lana Nigro or Ethan Talbott, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1779 or (202) 482–1030, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: Background On November 13, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of magnesium from Israel.1 The preliminary 1 See Magnesium from Israel: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 83 FR 58529 (November 20, 2018). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 determination was due no later than January 17, 2019. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.2 As a result, the deadline for the preliminary determination was revised to February 26, 2019. Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department 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 3 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 December 18, 2018, the petitioner submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determination.4 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement so that all parties have sufficient time to develop the record in this investigation.5 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has 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 2 See memorandum to the Record from 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, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days. 3 The petitioner is US Magnesium LLC. 4 See the petitioner’s Letter titled, ‘‘Magnesium from Israel/Petitioner’s Request for Postponement of CVD Preliminary Determination,’’ dated December, 18, 2018. 5 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2157 fully extending the deadline for the preliminary determination. Because, as noted above, Commerce tolled the original deadline for the preliminary determination to account for the partial federal government shutdown, the extension is effectively 65 days from the revised deadline for the preliminary determination of February 26, 2019. As a result, the preliminary determination will be due not later than May 2, 2019.6 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). Dated: January 31, 2019. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–01266 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–074] Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing a countervailing duty order on common alloy aluminum sheet (common alloy sheet) from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable February 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Bordas, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3813. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 15, 2018, Commerce published its final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of 6 This postponement includes the 40-day extension granted as a result of the partial federal government shutdown. E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-508-813]


Magnesium From Israel: Postponement of Preliminary Determination 
in the Countervailing Duty Investigation

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

DATES: Applicable February 6, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lana Nigro or Ethan Talbott, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-1779 or (202) 482-1030, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On November 13, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of 
magnesium from Israel.\1\ The preliminary determination was due no 
later than January 17, 2019. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll 
all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from 
December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 
2019.\2\ As a result, the deadline for the preliminary determination 
was revised to February 26, 2019.
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    \1\ See Magnesium from Israel: Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigation, 83 FR 58529 (November 20, 2018).
    \2\ See memorandum to the Record from 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, ``Deadlines 
Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,'' dated 
January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding 
have been extended by 40 days.
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Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
requires the
    Department 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 \3\ 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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    \3\ The petitioner is US Magnesium LLC.
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    On December 18, 2018, the petitioner submitted a timely request 
that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determination.\4\ The 
petitioner stated that it requests postponement so that all parties 
have sufficient time to develop the record in this investigation.\5\ In 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has 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 fully 
extending the deadline for the preliminary determination. Because, as 
noted above, Commerce tolled the original deadline for the preliminary 
determination to account for the partial federal government shutdown, 
the extension is effectively 65 days from the revised deadline for the 
preliminary determination of February 26, 2019. As a result, the 
preliminary determination will be due not later than May 2, 2019.\6\ 
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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    \4\ See the petitioner's Letter titled, ``Magnesium from Israel/
Petitioner's Request for Postponement of CVD Preliminary 
Determination,'' dated December, 18, 2018.
    \5\ Id.
    \6\ This postponement includes the 40-day extension granted as a 
result of the partial federal government shutdown.
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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: January 31, 2019.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2019-01266 Filed 2-5-19; 8:45 am]
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