Certain Quartz Surface Products From India and the Republic of Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations, 31839 [2019-14235]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2019 / Notices and completeness of that information.62 Parties must use the certification formats provided in 19 CFR 351.303(g).63 Commerce intends to reject factual submissions if the submitting party does not comply with the applicable certification requirements. Notification to Interested Parties Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. On January 22, 2008, Commerce published Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Documents Submission Procedures; APO Procedures, 73 FR 3634 (January 22, 2008). Parties wishing to participate in these investigations should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 732(c)(2) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.203(c). Dated: June 26, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Investigations The merchandise covered by the scope of these investigations is certain collated steel staples. Certain collated steel staples subject to these investigations are made from steel wire having a nominal diameter from 0.0355 inch to 0.0830 inch, inclusive, and have a nominal leg length from 0.25 inch to 3.0 inches, inclusive, and a nominal crown width from 0.187 inch to 1.125 inch, inclusive. Certain collated steel staples may be manufactured from any type of steel, and are included in the scope of the investigations regardless of whether they are uncoated or coated, and regardless of the type or number of coatings, including but not limited to coatings to inhibit corrosion. Certain collated steel staples may be collated using any material or combination of materials, including but not limited to adhesive, glue, and adhesive film or adhesive or paper tape. Certain collated steel staples are generally made to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specification ASTM F1667–18a, but can also be made to other specifications. Excluded from the scope of these investigations are any carton-closing staples covered by the scope of the existing antidumping duty order on Carton-Closing section 782(b) of the Act. also Certification of Factual Information to Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule). Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule are available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. 63 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Jul 02, 2019 Jkt 247001 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable July 3, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson at (202) 482–4793 (India), or Stephanie Berger at (202) 482–2483 (Republic of Turkey (Turkey)), AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On June 20, 2019, the petitioner 2 submitted timely requests, pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), to fully postpone the preliminary determinations.3 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement to provide Commerce with time to fully analyze the respondents’ questionnaire responses and allow it to identify and allege any additional subsidy benefits not addressed in the petitions.4 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner 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 this investigation was initiated, i.e., October 7, 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. Background Notification to Interested Parties On May 28, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of certain quartz surface products from India and Turkey.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than August 1, 2019. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). [FR Doc. 2019–14234 Filed 7–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–838, C–533–890] Certain Quartz Surface Products From India and the Republic of Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations AGENCY: Appendix 62 See Staples from the People’s Republic of China. See Carton-Closing Staples From the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 20792 (May 8, 2018). Certain collated steel staples subject to these investigations are currently classifiable under subheading 8305.20.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS subheading and ASTM specification are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive. 31839 Postponement of Preliminary Determinations 1 See Certain Quartz Surface Products from India and the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 84 FR 25524 (June 3, 2019). Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 [FR Doc. 2019–14235 Filed 7–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 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)(A) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the PO 00000 Dated: June 27, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 2 The petitioner is Cambria Company LLC. Letters from the petitioner, ‘‘Certain Quartz Surface Products from India: Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,’’ dated June 20, 2019; and ‘‘Certain Quartz Surface Products from the Republic of Turkey: Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,’’ dated June 20, 2019. 4 Id. 5 The actual deadline is October 5, 2019. Because October 5, 2019 is a Saturday, the deadline for the preliminary determinations is Monday, October 7, 2019. 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\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-838, C-533-890]


Certain Quartz Surface Products From India and the Republic of 
Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the 
Countervailing Duty Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable July 3, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson at (202) 482-4793 
(India), or Stephanie Berger at (202) 482-2483 (Republic of Turkey 
(Turkey)), AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 28, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated 
countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of certain quartz 
surface products from India and Turkey.\1\ Currently, the preliminary 
determinations are due no later than August 1, 2019.
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    \1\ See Certain Quartz Surface Products from India and the 
Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigations, 84 FR 25524 (June 3, 2019).
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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)(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 reasons for the request. Commerce will 
grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the 
request.
    On June 20, 2019, the petitioner \2\ submitted timely requests, 
pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), to 
fully postpone the preliminary determinations.\3\ The petitioner stated 
that it requests postponement to provide Commerce with time to fully 
analyze the respondents' questionnaire responses and allow it to 
identify and allege any additional subsidy benefits not addressed in 
the petitions.\4\
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    \2\ The petitioner is Cambria Company LLC.
    \3\ See Letters from the petitioner, ``Certain Quartz Surface 
Products from India: Request to Postpone Preliminary 
Determination,'' dated June 20, 2019; and ``Certain Quartz Surface 
Products from the Republic of Turkey: Request to Postpone 
Preliminary Determination,'' dated June 20, 2019.
    \4\ Id.
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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner 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 this 
investigation was initiated, i.e., October 7, 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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    \5\ The actual deadline is October 5, 2019. Because October 5, 
2019 is a Saturday, the deadline for the preliminary determinations 
is Monday, October 7, 2019. 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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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: June 27, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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