Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From India and the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations, 17379-17380 [2019-08345]

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The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–08335 Filed 4–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–888, C–570–105] Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From India and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable April 25, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Bethea at (202) 482–1491 (India), and Thomas Schauer at (202) 482–0410 (the People’s Republic of China (China)), 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 March 13, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from China and India.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than May 17, 2019. 1 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from India and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 84 FR 10040 (March 19, 2019) (Initiation Notice). E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 17380 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 80 / Thursday, April 25, 2019 / Notices 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 CVD 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 March 29, 2019, the petitioner submitted timely requests that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determinations.3 The petitioner stated that additional time is necessary to allow Commerce to select mandatory respondents and issue questionnaires, as well as to allow Commerce and the petitioner to review questionnaire responses and identify deficiencies; additional time will also permit Commerce to issue and receive supplemental questionnaires prior to the preliminary determinations.4 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determinations, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the requests. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later than 130 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated, i.e., July 22, 2019.5 Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) petitioner is Vulcan Threaded Products Inc. Letters from the petitioner, ‘‘Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from India: Request to Extend Preliminary Determination Deadline,’’ dated March 29, 2019, and ‘‘Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from China: Request to Extend Preliminary Determination Deadline,’’ dated March 29, 2019. 4 Id. 5 The actual deadline is July 21, 2019, which is a Sunday. In accordance with Commerce’s practice, where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next 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. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: April 19, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–08345 Filed 4–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–028] Hydrofluorocarbon Blends From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2016– 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that T.T. International Co., Ltd. (TTI) sold hydrofluorocarbon blends (HFCs) from the People’s Republic of China (China) at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR), February 1, 2016, through July 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable April 25, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Medley or Manuel Rey, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4987 or (202) 482–5518, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results on September 11, 2018.1 For events subsequent to the Preliminary Results, see Commerce’s Issues and 2 The khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 3 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Apr 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 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). 1 See Hydrofluorocarbon Blends from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2016– 2017, 83 FR 45890 (September 11, 2018) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Decision Memorandum.2 On December 17, 2018, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce extended the deadline for issuing the final results until March 11, 2019.3 Further, 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, 2019.4 Therefore, the revised deadline for the final results is now April 19, 2019. Scope of the Order The products subject to this order are HFC blends. HFC blends covered by the scope are R–404A, a zeotropic mixture consisting of 52 percent 1,1,1 Trifluoroethane, 44 percent Pentafluoroethane, and 4 percent 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane; R–407A, a zeotropic mixture of 20 percent Difluoromethane, 40 percent Pentafluoroethane, and 40 percent 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane; R–407C, a zeotropic mixture of 23 percent Difluoromethane, 25 percent Pentafluoroethane, and 52 percent 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane; R–410A, a zeotropic mixture of 50 percent Difluoromethane and 50 percent Pentafluoroethane; and R–507A, an azeotropic mixture of 50 percent Pentafluoroethane and 50 percent 1,1,1Trifluoroethane also known as R–507. The foregoing percentages are nominal percentages by weight. Actual percentages of single component refrigerants by weight may vary by plus or minus two percent points from the nominal percentage identified above.5 Analysis of Comments Received In the Issues and Decision Memorandum, we addressed all issues raised in parties’ case and rebuttal briefs. Appendix I to this notice provides a list of the issues raised by parties. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Hydrofluorocarbon Blends from the People’s Republic of China; 2016–2017,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Hydrofluorocarbon Blends from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated December 17, 2018. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘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. 5 For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Issues and Decision Memorandum issued concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 80 (Thursday, April 25, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-888, C-570-105]


Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From India and the People's 
Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the 
Countervailing Duty Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable April 25, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Bethea at (202) 482-1491 
(India), and Thomas Schauer at (202) 482-0410 (the People's Republic of 
China (China)), 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 March 13, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated 
countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of carbon and alloy 
steel threaded rod from China and India.\1\ Currently, the preliminary 
determinations are due no later than May 17, 2019.
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    \1\ See Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from India and the 
People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigations, 84 FR 10040 (March 19, 2019) (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 CVD 
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 petitioner is Vulcan Threaded Products Inc.
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    On March 29, 2019, the petitioner submitted timely requests that 
Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determinations.\3\ The petitioner 
stated that additional time is necessary to allow Commerce to select 
mandatory respondents and issue questionnaires, as well as to allow 
Commerce and the petitioner to review questionnaire responses and 
identify deficiencies; additional time will also permit Commerce to 
issue and receive supplemental questionnaires prior to the preliminary 
determinations.\4\ In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner 
has stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary 
determinations, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the 
requests. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the 
Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary 
determinations to no later than 130 days after the date on which these 
investigations were initiated, i.e., July 22, 2019.\5\ Pursuant to 
section 705(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.
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    \3\ See Letters from the petitioner, ``Carbon and Alloy Steel 
Threaded Rod from India: Request to Extend Preliminary Determination 
Deadline,'' dated March 29, 2019, and ``Carbon and Alloy Steel 
Threaded Rod from China: Request to Extend Preliminary Determination 
Deadline,'' dated March 29, 2019.
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ The actual deadline is July 21, 2019, which is a Sunday. In 
accordance with Commerce's practice, 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)(1).

    Dated: April 19, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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