Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 65791 [2020-22958]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES of origin. The applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is November 25, 2020. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Christopher Wedderburn at Chris.Wedderburn@trade.gov or (202) 482–1963. Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than November 9, 2020. Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an LTFV investigation within 140 days of the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 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 Dated: October 13, 2020. concerned are cooperating, that the Andrew McGilvray, investigation is extraordinarily Executive Secretary. complicated, and that additional time is [FR Doc. 2020–22954 Filed 10–15–20; 8:45 am] necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must International Trade Administration state the reasons for the request. [A–580–908, A–583–869, A–549–842, A–552– Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the 828] request. On October 1, 2020, the United Steel, Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Tires From the Republic of Korea, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponement of Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO, CLC (the Preliminary Determinations in the petitioner) submitted a timely request Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations that Commerce postpone the AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, preliminary determinations in these International Trade Administration, LTFV investigations.2 The petitioner Department of Commerce. stated that it requests postponement due DATES: Applicable October 16, 2020. to the complexity of selecting the mandatory respondents and obtaining FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo initial and supplemental questionnaire Ayala at (202) 482–3945 (Republic of responses. Under the current timeline, Korea (Korea) and Thailand); Lauren Caserta at (202) 482–4737 (Taiwan); and the petitioner believes that Commerce will not have complete responses and Jasun Moy at (202) 482–8194 (the sufficient information to issue these Socialist Republic of Vietnam preliminary determinations.3 (Vietnam)), AD/CVD Operations, For the reasons stated above, and Enforcement and Compliance, because there are no compelling reasons International Trade Administration, to deny the request, Commerce, in U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), is DC 20230. postponing the deadline for the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: preliminary determinations by 50 days Background (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated). As On June 22, 2020, the Department of a result, Commerce will issue its Commerce (Commerce) initiated lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 85 FR 38854 (June imports of passenger vehicle and light 29, 2020). truck tires (passenger tires) from Korea, 2 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Passenger Vehicle and 1 Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Light Truck Tires from the Republic of Korea, 1 See Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Less- VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Petitioner’s Request for Extension of Preliminary Determination,’’ dated October 1, 2020. 3 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65791 preliminary determinations no later than December 29, 2020. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations in these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: October 9, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–22958 Filed 10–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA467] Endangered and Threatened Species; Draft Recovery Plan and Draft Recovery Implementation Strategy for the Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale Distinct Population Segment and Notice of Initiation of 5Year Review National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of draft recovery plan and draft recovery implementation strategy; request for comments; notice of initiation of a 5year review; request for information. AGENCY: We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), announce the availability of the Draft Recovery Plan and Draft Recovery Implementation Strategy for the Main Hawaiian Islands Insular False Killer Whale (MHI IFKW; Pseudorca crassidens) Distinct Population Segment (DPS) for public review. We are soliciting review and comment from the public and all interested parties on the Draft Recovery Plan and Draft Recovery Implementation Strategy, and will consider all substantive comments received during the review period before submitting the Recovery Plan and Recovery Implementation Strategy for final approval. We are also initiating a 5-year review of the MHI IFKW and are requesting new information on its status. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-908, A-583-869, A-549-842, A-552-828]


Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the Republic of 
Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable October 16, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Ayala at (202) 482-3945 (Republic 
of Korea (Korea) and Thailand); Lauren Caserta at (202) 482-4737 
(Taiwan); and Jasun Moy at (202) 482-8194 (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 June 22, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated 
less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of passenger 
vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from Korea, Taiwan, 
Thailand, and Vietnam.\1\ Currently, the preliminary determinations are 
due no later than November 9, 2020.
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    \1\ See Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the 
Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of 
Vietnam: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 85 FR 
38854 (June 29, 2020).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determinations

    Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an 
LTFV investigation within 140 days of the date on which Commerce 
initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act 
permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no 
later than 190 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.
    On October 1, 2020, the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, 
Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers 
International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC (the petitioner) submitted a timely 
request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these 
LTFV investigations.\2\ The petitioner stated that it requests 
postponement due to the complexity of selecting the mandatory 
respondents and obtaining initial and supplemental questionnaire 
responses. Under the current timeline, the petitioner believes that 
Commerce will not have complete responses and sufficient information to 
issue these preliminary determinations.\3\
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    \2\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck 
Tires from the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Petitioner's Request for Extension of 
Preliminary Determination,'' dated October 1, 2020.
    \3\ Id.
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    For the reasons stated above, and because there are no compelling 
reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 
733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), is postponing the 
deadline for the preliminary determinations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days 
after the date on which these investigations were initiated). As a 
result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determinations no later 
than December 29, 2020. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations in 
these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the 
preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: October 9, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-22958 Filed 10-15-20; 8:45 am]
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