Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Bahrain, Brazil, India, and the Republic of Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations, 29930 [2020-10750]

Download as PDF 29930 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Notices 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 Man Cho, request for a postponement; or (B) Deputy Director, Office of Energy and Commerce concludes that the parties Environmental Industries. concerned are cooperating, that the [FR Doc. 2020–10865 Filed 5–15–20; 4:15 pm] investigation is extraordinarily BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a International Trade Administration request for postponement 25 days or [C–525–002, C–351–855, C–533–896, C–489– more before the scheduled date of the 840] preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Commerce will grant the request unless Bahrain, Brazil, India, and the Republic it finds compelling reasons to deny the of Turkey: Postponement of request.2 Preliminary Determinations in the On May 6, 2020, the petitioner in Countervailing Duty Investigations these investigations 3 submitted a timely AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, request that Commerce postpone the International Trade Administration, preliminary CVD determinations.4 Department of Commerce. According to the petitioner, additional time is necessary to allow Commerce to DATES: Applicable May 19, 2020. ‘‘analyze fully the questionnaire FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: responses, request any necessary Thomas Schauer at (202) 482–0410 clarifications, and determine the extent (Bahrain), Jonathan Hall-Eastman at to which countervailable subsidies have (202) 482–1468 (Brazil), Benito Ballesteros at (202) 482–7425 (India), or benefited the respondents in the preliminary phase of these Gene Calvert at (202) 482–3586 (Republic of Turkey (Turkey)), AD/CVD proceedings.’’ 5 Consistent with 19 CFR Operations, Enforcement and 351.205(e), the petitioner stated the Compliance, International Trade reasons for its request, and Commerce Administration, U.S. Department of finds no compelling reason to deny the Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue request. Therefore, in accordance with NW, Washington, DC 20230. section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no Background later than 130 days after the date on On March 30, 2020, the Department of which these investigations were Commerce (Commerce) initiated initiated, i.e., August 7, 2020. Pursuant countervailing duty (CVD) to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 investigations of imports of common CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the alloy aluminum sheet from Bahrain, final determinations of these 1 Brazil, India, and Turkey. Currently, investigations will continue to be 75 the preliminary determinations are due days after the date of the preliminary no later than June 3, 2020. written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of REEEAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days following the meeting. Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires 2 See 1 See Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, India, and the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 85 FR 19449 (April 7, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 19 CFR 351.205(e). petitioner is the Aluminum Association Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Working Group. 4 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigations Concerning Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Bahrain, Brazil, India, and the Republic of Turkey—Petitioners’ Request to Postpone Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated May 6, 2019. 5 Id. at 2. 3 The PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determinations, unless postponed at a later date. 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: May 13, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–10750 Filed 5–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA176] Marine Mammals and Endangered Species National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits and permit amendments. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that permits and permit amendments have been issued to the following entities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as applicable. ADDRESSES: The permits and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone: (301) 427–8401; fax: (301) 713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shasta McClenahan (Permit No. 19497– 01), Sara Young (Permit No. 23273), Amy Hapeman (Permit No. 18881–01); at (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notices were published in the Federal Register on the dates listed below that requests for a permit or permit amendment had been submitted by the below-named applicants. To locate the Federal Register notice that announced our receipt of the application and a complete description of the research, go to www.federalregister.gov and search on the permit number provided in Table 1 below. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 97 (Tuesday, May 19, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Page 29930]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-525-002, C-351-855, C-533-896, C-489-840]


Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Bahrain, Brazil, 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 May 19, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer at (202) 482-0410 
(Bahrain), Jonathan Hall-Eastman at (202) 482-1468 (Brazil), Benito 
Ballesteros at (202) 482-7425 (India), or Gene Calvert at (202) 482-
3586 (Republic of Turkey (Turkey)), 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 30, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated 
countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of common alloy 
aluminum sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, India, and Turkey.\1\ Currently, 
the preliminary determinations are due no later than June 3, 2020.
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    \1\ See Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, India, 
and the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Countervailing Duty 
Investigations, 85 FR 19449 (April 7, 2020).
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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 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.\2\
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    \2\ See 19 CFR 351.205(e).
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    On May 6, 2020, the petitioner in these investigations \3\ 
submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD 
determinations.\4\ According to the petitioner, additional time is 
necessary to allow Commerce to ``analyze fully the questionnaire 
responses, request any necessary clarifications, and determine the 
extent to which countervailable subsidies have benefited the 
respondents in the preliminary phase of these proceedings.'' \5\ 
Consistent with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner stated the reasons 
for its request, 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 determinations 
to no later than 130 days after the date on which these investigations 
were initiated, i.e., August 7, 2020. 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.
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    \3\ The petitioner is the Aluminum Association Common Alloy 
Aluminum Sheet Working Group.
    \4\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Countervailing Duty 
Investigations Concerning Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Bahrain, 
Brazil, India, and the Republic of Turkey--Petitioners' Request to 
Postpone Preliminary Determinations,'' dated May 6, 2019.
    \5\ Id. at 2.
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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: May 13, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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