Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 99cc and up to 225cc, and Parts Thereof, From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 30683-30684 [2020-10901]

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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS VerDate Sep<11>2014 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [C–570–125] Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 99cc and up to 225cc, and Parts Thereof, From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable May 20, 2020. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30683 Ajay Menon or Adam Simons, 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) 482–1993 or (202) 482–6172, respectively. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 7, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of certain vertical shaft engines between 99cc and up to 225cc, and parts thereof, from the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than June 11, 2020. 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 it finds compelling reasons to deny the request.2 On May 12, 2020, the petitioner 3 submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determination.4 The petitioner requests postponement of the preliminary determination because the 1 See Certain Vertical Shaft Engines between 99cc and up to 225cc, and Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 85 FR 20667 (April 14, 2020) (Initiation Notice). 2 See 19 CFR 351.205(e). 3 The petitioner is Briggs and Stratton Corporation. 4 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 99cc and 225cc, and Parts Thereof, from China: Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,’’ dated May 12, 2020. E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 30684 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 98 / Wednesday, May 20, 2020 / Notices current deadline does not provide adequate time for Commerce to receive questionnaire responses and issue deficiency questionnaires, especially in light of the global COVID–19 pandemic. Furthermore, the petitioner stated that additional time will permit interested parties sufficient time to develop the record in this investigation.5 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 August 17, 2020, the next business day after 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated.6 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. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: May 14, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–10901 Filed 5–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Postponement of Trade Missions From April Through August 2020 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is announcing the postponement of three upcoming trade missions that were previously announced and published in the Federal Register. 5 Id. 6 Postponing the preliminary determination to 130 days after initiation would place the deadline on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Commerce’s practice dictates that 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). 17:51 May 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 Notice to postpone the dates and deadlines of certain trade missions originally published at 84 FR 48590 (September 16, 2019) and 85 FR 12259 (March 2, 2020). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department of Commerce has decided to indefinitely postpone the dates and submission deadlines of the following ITA planned Trade Missions until new dates can be identified: The Trade Mission to Hong Kong and IndoPacific in conjunction with Trade Winds Indo-Pacific, scheduled from April 20–28, 2020; the Reconstruction Trade Mission to Southern Africa—June 15–18, 2020; Executive-led Trade Mission and Business Development Event in East Africa—August 31, 2020– September 3, 2020. The Department has been closely monitoring COVID–19 developments and believes postponing these missions is the best decision for the health, safety and welfare of the participants. When we have determined modified dates and submission deadlines for the events, we will inform the public through an updated Federal Register announcement. Contacts Trade Mission to Hong Kong and IndoPacific in Conjunction With Trade Winds Indo-Pacific SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 The following mission dates and deadlines for submitting applications are postponed until further notice: • Trade Mission to Hong Kong and Indo-Pacific in conjunction with Trade Winds Indo-Pacific, scheduled from April 20–28, 2020. • Reconstruction Trade Mission to Southern Africa—June 15–18, 2020. • Executive-led Trade Mission and Business Development Event in East Africa—August 31, 2020–September 3, 2020. DATES: Colleen Fisher, Director of the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Baltimore, MD, Colleen.Fisher@trade.gov; Tel: 410– 962–3097. Leandro Solorzano, Director at the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Phoenix, AZ, Leandro.Solorzano@ trade.gov; Tel: 954–356–6647. Reconstruction Trade Mission to Southern Africa Tamarind Murrietta, U.S. Commercial Counselor, U.S. Commercial Service Mozambique, Tamarind.Murrietta@ trade.gov, +258–2135–5475. Ashley Bubna, Desk Officer, U.S. Commercial Service Office of Africa, Ashley.bubna@trade.gov, +1–202–482– 5205. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Executive-Led Trade Mission and Business Development Event in East Africa Daniel Gaines, Commercial Officer, +254–20–363–6000 ext. 6424, Daniel.Gaines@trade.gov. Diane Jones, Senior Commercial Officer, +254–20–363–6000 ext. 6424, Diane.Jones@trade.gov. Gemal Brangman, Senior Advisor, Trade Missions, ITA Events Management Task Force. [FR Doc. 2020–10761 Filed 5–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI Commission) will convene an open meeting to discuss issues related to the draft Commission report to the President. This meeting is open to the public and interested persons may listen to the teleconference by using the call-in number and pass code provided below (see ADDRESSES). DATES: This meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Eastern Time (ET). ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held by teleconference, beginning at 3:45 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Advance registration is required to access the teleconference. Interested persons may register at https:// www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/ ; conference number: PWXO1256066; audience passcode: 1147620 . Participants can join the event directly at: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/ join.php?i=PWXW1256066&p=1147620 &t=c. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding the teleconference, please contact Ms. Tina Wei Smith, Executive Director, Office of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; telephone (202) 482–1375; email: whiaapi@doc.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 98 (Wednesday, May 20, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30683-30684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10901]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-125]


Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 99cc and up to 225cc, and 
Parts Thereof, 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 May 20, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ajay Menon or Adam Simons, 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) 482-1993 or (202) 482-6172, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On April 7, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a 
countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of certain vertical 
shaft engines between 99cc and up to 225cc, and parts thereof, from the 
People's Republic of China.\1\ Currently, the preliminary determination 
is due no later than June 11, 2020.
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    \1\ See Certain Vertical Shaft Engines between 99cc and up to 
225cc, and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: 
Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 85 FR 20667 (April 
14, 2020) (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. 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 12, 2020, the petitioner \3\ submitted a timely request that 
Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determination.\4\ The petitioner 
requests postponement of the preliminary determination because the

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current deadline does not provide adequate time for Commerce to receive 
questionnaire responses and issue deficiency questionnaires, especially 
in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the petitioner 
stated that additional time will permit interested parties sufficient 
time to develop the record in this investigation.\5\
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    \3\ The petitioner is Briggs and Stratton Corporation.
    \4\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Certain Vertical Shaft Engines 
Between 99cc and 225cc, and Parts Thereof, from China: Request to 
Postpone Preliminary Determination,'' dated May 12, 2020.
    \5\ Id.
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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 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 August 17, 
2020, the next business day after 130 days after the date on which this 
investigation was initiated.\6\ 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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    \6\ Postponing the preliminary determination to 130 days after 
initiation would place the deadline on Saturday, August 15, 2020. 
Commerce's practice dictates that 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: May 14, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-10901 Filed 5-19-20; 8:45 am]
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