Utility Scale Wind Towers From Canada, Indonesia, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 48329-48330 [2019-19866]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 178 / Friday, September 13, 2019 / Notices Rescission of Review FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado, 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) 482–4682. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES On February 9, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand for the period February 1, 2018, through January 31, 2019.1 In February 2019, Commerce received timely requests, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), to conduct an administrative review of this antidumping duty order from the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (the petitioner), the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA), and certain individual companies.2 Based upon these requests, on May 2, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation listing 170 companies for which Commerce received timely requests for review.3 In July 2018, all parties timely withdrew their requests for an administrative review.4 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 2816 (February 8, 2019). 2 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated February 26, 2019; ASPA’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Covering Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand (POR 14: 01/01/ 18–01/31/19): American Shrimp Processors Association’s Request for an Administrative Review,’’ dated February 27, 2019; Good Luck Product Co., Ltd.’s (Good Luck’s) Letter, ‘‘Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand; Request for Review,’’ dated February 21, 2019; Thai Royal Frozen Food Co., Ltd.’s (Thai Royal’s) Letter, ‘‘Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Request for Administrative Review and Request for Voluntary Treatment,’’ dated February 25, 2019; and Thai Union Group Public Co., Ltd.’s, Thai Union Seafood Co., Ltd.’s, Pakfood Public Company Limited’s, Asia Pacific (Thailand) Co., Ltd.’s, Chaophraya Cold Storage Co., Ltd.’s, Okeanos Co., Ltd.’s, Okeanos Food Co., Ltd’s and Takzin Samut Co., Ltd.’s (collectively, Thai Union/Pakfood’s) Letter, ‘‘Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Request for Administrative Review and Request for Voluntary Treatment,’’ dated February 25, 2019. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 18777 (May 2, 2019). 4 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Domestic Producers’ Withdrawal of Review Requests,’’ dated July 29, 2019; ASPA’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Frozen VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Sep 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party who requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, all parties withdrew their requests for review by the 90-day deadline. Accordingly, we are rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand covering the period February 1, 2018, through January 31, 2019, in its entirety. Assessment Notification to Importers This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: American Processors Association’s Withdrawal of Review Requests,’’ dated July 29, 2019; Thai Union/ Pakfood’s and Thai Royal’s Letter, ‘‘Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Withdrawal of Requests for Administrative Review,’’ dated July 26, 2019; and Good Luck’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Good Luck Product Co., Ltd. Withdrawal of Request for Review,’’ dated July 29, 2019. Frm 00005 APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and 751(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 9, 2019. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–19865 Filed 9–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. PO 00000 48329 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Administration [C–122–868, C–560–834, C–552–826] Utility Scale Wind Towers From Canada, Indonesia, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable September 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moses Song at 202–482–7885 (Canada); Andrew Medley at 202–482–4987 (Indonesia); Julie Geiger at 202–482– 2057 (the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam)), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 29, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated countervailing duty (CVD) investigations on utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from Canada, Indonesia, and Vietnam.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than October 2, 2019. Postponement of Preliminary Determination 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. 1 See Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 84 FR 38216 (August 6, 2019) (Initiation Notice). E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 48330 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 178 / Friday, September 13, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 August 30, 2019, the petitioner submitted timely requests that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determinations.3 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement to allow the petitioner and other interested parties sufficient time to analyze the respondents’ initial questionnaire responses and prepare deficiency comments, as well as submit new subsidy allegations. In addition, the petitioner stated that the postponements would allow Commerce to issue supplemental questionnaires and receive responses prior to making its preliminary CVD determinations. 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 day on which these investigations were initiated, i.e., December 6, 2019. 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, 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)(1). 2 The petitioner is the Wind Tower Trade Coalition. 3 See the petitioner’s letters, ‘‘Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada: Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,’’ ‘‘Utility Scale Wind Towers from Indonesia: Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,’’ and ‘‘Utility Scale Wind Towers from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,’’ dated August 30, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Sep 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: September 9, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–19866 Filed 9–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Advisory Board; Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting and Notice of Solicitation for Nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board). Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP)in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the NSGCP website at http:// seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/ Leadership/NationalSeaGrant AdvisoryBoard/UpcomingAdvisory BoardMeetings.aspx. SUMMARY: The announced meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 11, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Atlantic Time and Tuesday, November 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Time. There will also be a business meeting on Monday, November 11th for the Board Equal Employment Opportunity biennial training, which is not open to the public. There is no due date for nominations, however the program intends to begin reviewing applications to fill upcoming vacancies by January 31, 2020. Applications will be kept on file for consideration of any Board vacancy for a period of three years from January 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held La Concha Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nominations should be sent to the attention of Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 or Donna.Brown@noaa.gov. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. Atlantic Time and Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. Atlantic Time. (check agenda using link in the Summary section to confirm time.) The Board expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by Ms. Donna Brown by Friday, November 1, 2019 to provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received after the deadline will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats for the meeting will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any questions concerning the meeting, please contact Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Phone Number: 301– 734–1088, Fax Number: 301–713–1031, Email: Donna.Brown@noaa.gov. Special Accommodations: The Board meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Donna Brown by Friday, November 1, 2019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, which consists of a balanced representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens groups, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant Improvement Act (Pub. L. 94–461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the NSGCP with respect to operations under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. This notice also responds to the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976, which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board. To apply for membership to the Board applicants should submit a current resume. A cover letter highlighting specific areas of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Board is helpful, but not required. Nominations will be accepted by email or U.S. mail (See Contact Information Section). NOAA is an equal opportunity employer. E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 178 (Friday, September 13, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48329-48330]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19866]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-122-868, C-560-834, C-552-826]


Utility Scale Wind Towers From Canada, Indonesia, and the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponement of Preliminary 
Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable September 13, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moses Song at 202-482-7885 (Canada); 
Andrew Medley at 202-482-4987 (Indonesia); Julie Geiger at 202-482-2057 
(the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam)), 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 July 29, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated 
countervailing duty (CVD) investigations on utility scale wind towers 
(wind towers) from Canada, Indonesia, and Vietnam.\1\ Currently, the 
preliminary determinations are due no later than October 2, 2019.
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    \1\ See Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, and 
the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigations, 84 FR 38216 (August 6, 2019) (Initiation Notice).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    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.

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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 the Wind Tower Trade Coalition.
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    On August 30, 2019, the petitioner submitted timely requests that 
Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determinations.\3\ The petitioner 
stated that it requests postponement to allow the petitioner and other 
interested parties sufficient time to analyze the respondents' initial 
questionnaire responses and prepare deficiency comments, as well as 
submit new subsidy allegations. In addition, the petitioner stated that 
the postponements would allow Commerce to issue supplemental 
questionnaires and receive responses prior to making its preliminary 
CVD determinations.
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    \3\ See the petitioner's letters, ``Utility Scale Wind Towers 
from Canada: Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,'' 
``Utility Scale Wind Towers from Indonesia: Request to Postpone 
Preliminary Determination,'' and ``Utility Scale Wind Towers from 
the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Request to Postpone Preliminary 
Determination,'' dated August 30, 2019.
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    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 day on which these 
investigations were initiated, i.e., December 6, 2019. 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, 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)(1).

    Dated: September 9, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2019-19866 Filed 9-12-19; 8:45 am]
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