Certain Corrosion Inhibitors From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 19455-19456 [2020-07294]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 67 / Tuesday, April 7, 2020 / Notices 1701.99.1010, 1701.99.1025, 1701.99.1050, 1701.99.5010, 1701.99.5025, 1701.99.5050, and 1702.90.4000. The scope of the Agreement excludes sugar imported under the Refined Sugar Re-Export Programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sugar products produced in Mexico that contain 95 percent or more sugar by dry weight that originated outside of Mexico, inedible molasses (other than inedible desugaring molasses noted above), beverages, candy, certain specialty sugars, and processed food products that contain sugar (e.g., cereals). Specialty sugars excluded from the scope of this Agreement are limited to the following: Caramelized slab sugar candy, pearl sugar, rock candy, dragees for cooking and baking, fondant, golden syrup, and sugar decorations.6 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the order were revoked.7 The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, Commerce determines that termination of the Agreement and suspended countervailing duty investigation on sugar from Mexico is likely to lead to the continuation or 6 See ‘‘Sugar from Mexico: Suspension of Antidumping Investigation’’, 79 FR 78039 (December 29, 2014). 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Apr 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the rates listed below: Net countervailable subsidy (percent) Company Fondo de Empresas Expropiadas del Sector Azucarero .......................... Ingenio Tala S.A. de C.V. and certain affiliated sugar mills of Grupo Azucarero Mexico S.A. de C.V .......... All Others .............................. 43.93 19455 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–123] Certain Corrosion Inhibitors From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 5.78 Department of Commerce. 8 38.11 DATES: Applicable April 7, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Administrative Protective Order (APO) Theodore Pearson or Nicholas This notice serves as the only Czajkowski, AD/CVD Operations, Office reminder to parties subject to an APO of I, Enforcement and Compliance, their responsibility concerning the International Trade Administration, return or destruction of proprietary U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, information disclosed under APO in DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2631 or accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. (202) 482–1395, respectively. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: conversion to judicial protective order is Background hereby requested. Failure to comply On February 25, 2020, the Department with the regulations and terms of an of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a APO is a violation which is subject to countervailing duty (CVD) investigation sanction. of imports of corrosion inhibitors from Notification to Interested Parties the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary We are issuing and publishing these determination is due no later than April final results and notice in accordance 30, 2020. with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Postponement of Preliminary Determination AGENCY: Dated: March 31, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. History of the Orders V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable Subsidy 2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Rates Likely to Prevail 3. Nature of the Subsidy VII. Final Results of Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–07200 Filed 4–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 1 See Certain Corrosion Inhibitors from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 85 FR 12502 (March 3, 2020). 8 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00034 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 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 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 19456 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 67 / Tuesday, April 7, 2020 / Notices it finds compelling reasons to deny the request.2 On March 27, 2020, the petitioner submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determination.3 The petitioner requests postponement because, {t}he current deadline does not provide adequate time for Commerce to select mandatory respondents, issue questionnaires, receive responses, and then follow up with deficiency questionnaires.’’ 4 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 postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, i.e., July 6, 2020.5 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. 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: April 1, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–07294 Filed 4–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XR111] Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Review of Three Foreign Corals National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: 2 See 19 CFR 351.205(e). Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Corrosion Inhibitors from the People’s Republic of China: Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,’’ dated March 27, 2020. 4 Id. 5 In this case, 130 days after initiation falls on July 4, 2020, a Saturday. 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). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 3 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Apr 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for information. NMFS announces the initiation of a 5-year review for three foreign corals (Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni, and Tubastraea floreana). NMFS is required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that the listing classifications of species are accurate. The 5-year review must be based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We request submission of any such information on these three coral species, particularly information on the status, threats, and recovery of the species that has become available since their listing, effective November 6, 2015 (80 FR 60560). DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we must receive your information no later than June 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit information on this document, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2020–0040, by either of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit electronic information via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov and enter NOAA– NMFS–2020–0040. Click on the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon and complete the required fields. Enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to Adrienne Lohe, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13626, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the specified period, may not be considered. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive or protected information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous submissions (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adrienne Lohe at the above address, by phone at (301) 427–8403 or Adrienne.Lohe@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces our review of the following foreign coral species listed as SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 endangered under the ESA: Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni, and Tubastraea floreana. Section 4(c)(2)(A) of the ESA requires that we conduct a review of listed species at least once every 5 years. This will be the first review of these species since they were listed in 2015. The regulations in 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing species currently under active review. On the basis of such reviews under section 4(c)(2)(B), we determine whether any species should be removed from the list (i.e., delisted) or reclassified from endangered to threatened or from threatened to endangered (16 U.S.C. 1533(c)(2)(B)). As described by the regulations in 50 CFR 424.11(e), the Secretary shall delist a species if the Secretary finds that, after conducting a status review based on the best scientific and commercial data available: (1) The species is extinct; (2) the species does not meet the definition of an endangered species or a threatened species; and/or (3) the listed entity does not meet the statutory definition of a species. Any change in Federal classification would require a separate rulemaking process. Background information on each of the three species is available on the NMFS website at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/corals. Public Solicitation of New Information To ensure that the reviews are complete and based on the best available scientific and commercial information, we are soliciting new information from the public, governmental agencies, Tribes, the scientific community, industry, environmental entities, and any other interested parties concerning the status of Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni, and Tubastraea floreana. Categories of requested information include: (1) Species biology including, but not limited to, population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics; (2) habitat conditions including, but not limited to, amount, distribution, and important features for conservation; (3) status and trends of threats to the species and its habitats; (4) conservation measures that have been implemented that benefit the species, including monitoring data demonstrating effectiveness of such measures; and (5) other new information, data, or corrections including, but not limited to, taxonomic or nomenclatural changes and improved analytical methods for evaluating extinction risk. If you wish to provide information for the reviews, you may submit your E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-123]


Certain Corrosion Inhibitors 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 April 7, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore Pearson or Nicholas 
Czajkowski, 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) 482-2631 
or (202) 482-1395, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 25, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of 
corrosion inhibitors from the People's Republic of China.\1\ Currently, 
the preliminary determination is due no later than April 30, 2020.
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    \1\ See Certain Corrosion Inhibitors from the People's Republic 
of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 85 FR 
12502 (March 3, 2020).
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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. 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 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

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it finds compelling reasons to deny the request.\2\
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    \2\ See 19 CFR 351.205(e).
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    On March 27, 2020, the petitioner submitted a timely request that 
Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determination.\3\ The petitioner 
requests postponement because, {t{time} he current deadline does not 
provide adequate time for Commerce to select mandatory respondents, 
issue questionnaires, receive responses, and then follow up with 
deficiency questionnaires.'' \4\ 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 postponing the deadline for the preliminary 
determination to no later than 130 days after the date on which this 
investigation was initiated, i.e., July 6, 2020.\5\ 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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    \3\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Certain Corrosion Inhibitors from 
the People's Republic of China: Request to Postpone Preliminary 
Determination,'' dated March 27, 2020.
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ In this case, 130 days after initiation falls on July 4, 
2020, a Saturday. 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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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: April 1, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-07294 Filed 4-6-20; 8:45 am]
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