Thermal Paper From Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Spain: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 11502-11503 [2021-03902]

Download as PDF 11502 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 36 / Thursday, February 25, 2021 / Notices Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov. A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. 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 Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following rates: Manufacturers/producers/ exporters Far-Reaching Chemical Co., Ltd M and A Chemicals Corp China Qingdao Unichem International Trade Co., Ltd ....................... Shandong Liaherd Chemical Industry Co., Ltd ....................... Zhongyuan Dahua Group Co., Ltd .......................................... All Others .................................. Net countervailable subsidy (percent) 154.00 154.00 154.00 156.90 154.00 154.58 Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an APO of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of 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 subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing the final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: February 19, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. History of the Order IV. Scope of the Order V. Legal Framework VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 24, 2021 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 Subsidies VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation (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 [FR Doc. 2021–03901 Filed 2–24–21; 8:45 am] 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. International Trade Administration Commerce will grant the request unless [A–428–850, A–588–880, A–580–911, A–469– it finds compelling reasons to deny the 824] request. On February 4 and 16, 2021, the Thermal Paper From Germany, Japan, petitioners 2 submitted timely requests the Republic of Korea, and Spain: that Commerce postpone the Postponement of Preliminary preliminary determinations in these Determinations in the Less-Than-FairLTFV investigations.3 The petitioners Value Investigations requested postponement of the AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, preliminary determinations to: (1) International Trade Administration, Provide additional time to evaluate, Department of Commerce. comment on, and/or resolve issues in DATES: Applicable February 25, 2021. the questionnaire responses received in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: these investigations; or (2) in the case of David Goldberger at (202) 482–4136 the Spain investigation, to keep the (Germany); Alex Wood at (202) 482– investigation on the same schedule as 1959 (Japan); Kristen Ju at (202) 482– the Germany, Japan, and Korea 3699 or Aleksandras Nakutis at (202) investigations.4 482–3147 (Republic of Korea (Korea)); For the reasons stated above and or Abdul Alnoor at (202) 482–4554 because there are no compelling reasons (Spain), AD/CVD Operations, to deny the request, in accordance with Enforcement and Compliance, section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, International Trade Administration, Commerce is postponing the deadline U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 for the preliminary determinations by Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on DC 20230. which these investigations were SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: initiated). As a result, Commerce will Background issue its preliminary determinations no On October 27, 2020, the Department later than May 5, 2021. In accordance of Commerce (Commerce) initiated less- with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the imports of thermal paper from Germany, final determinations of these Japan, Korea, and Spain.1 Currently, the investigations will continue to be 75 preliminary determinations are due no days after the date of the preliminary later than March 16, 2021. determinations, unless postponed at a later date. Postponement of Preliminary Determinations This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary 2 The petitioners are Appvion Operations, Inc. determination in an LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which and Domtar Corporation. 3 See Petitioners’ Letters, ‘‘Thermal Paper from Commerce initiated the investigation. Germany: Petitioners’ Request for Postponement of However, section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated February, 4, permits Commerce to postpone the 2021; ‘‘Thermal Paper from the Republic of Korea: preliminary determination until no later Petitioners’ Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated February, 4, than 190 days after the date on which 2021; ‘‘Thermal Paper from the Republic of Japan: Commerce initiated the investigation if: Petitioners’ Request for Postponement of the 1 See Thermal Paper from Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Spain: Initiation of LessThan-Fair-Value Investigations, 85 FR 69580 (November 3, 2020). Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Preliminary Determination,’’ dated February, 16, 2021; and ‘‘Thermal Paper from Spain: Petitioners’ Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated February, 16, 2021. 4 Id. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 36 / Thursday, February 25, 2021 / Notices Dated: February 18, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2021–03902 Filed 2–24–21; 8:45 am] [RTID 0648–XA853] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permits DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt of an application for exempted fishing permit; request for comments. AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA844] Fisheries of the U.S. Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting; Cancellation National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of cancellation of SEDAR 80 Life History Topical Working Group Webinar I for U.S. Caribbean Queen Triggerfish. ACTION: The SEDAR 80 stock assessment of U.S. Caribbean queen triggerfish will consist of a series of data webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The SEDAR 80 Life History Topical Working Group Webinar I was scheduled for March 10, 2021. DATES: ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting was to be held via webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366; Email: Julie.neer@safmc.net. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The meeting notice published on February 3, 2021 (86 FR 8003). This notice announces that the meeting is cancelled. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: February 19, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–03856 Filed 2–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Dr. David Portnoy, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. If granted, the EFP would allow a limited harvest of speckled hind in South Atlantic Federal waters by select commercial fishermen. The samples collected would be used to assess the speckled hind population structure, genetic diversity, and life history in the South Atlantic. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before March 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the application, identified by ‘‘NOAA–NMFS–2021–0007’’ by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to https://www.regulations.gov and enter ‘‘NOAA–NMFS–2021–0007’’ in the Search box. Click on the ‘‘Comment’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to Frank Helies, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. 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 information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/ A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Electronic copies of the EFP application may be obtained from the Southeast Regional Office website at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11503 https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ southeast/about-us/south-atlanticspeckled-hind-exempted-fishing-permitapplication/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Helies, 727–824–5305; email: frank.helies@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EFP is requested under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act; 16 U.S.C 1801 et seq.), and regulations at 50 CFR 600.745(b) concerning exempted fishing. Currently, Federal regulations at 50 CFR 622.181 (b)(3) prohibit the harvest and possession of speckled hind in or from South Atlantic Federal waters. Speckled hind are sedentary, long-lived, deep-water groupers and are considered to be undergoing overfishing in the U.S. South Atlantic. There are no known data regarding the stock structure of speckled hind in South Atlantic waters and little is known about their biology; consequently, there are not enough data to accurately determine whether the species is overfished. Dr. Portnoy was awarded a Marine Fisheries Initiative grant to assess the population structure, genetic diversity, and life history of speckled hind in the U.S. South Atlantic. Beginning in 2018, Dr. Portnoy has already acquired some of his project’s needed speckled hind samples from fishery independent surveys conducted by NMFS and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. However, as a result of low encounter rates with the species since 2018, and reduced fishery independent survey effort in 2020, additional samples will need to be collected through this EFP to obtain a sufficient number of samples for the project. If granted, the EFP would be valid through August 31, 2022, and would allow a limited harvest of up to 40 speckled hind per calendar year (up to 80 total for the duration of the EFP) in the Federal waters of the South Atlantic. The EFP would exempt select commercial fishermen from Federal regulations prohibiting the harvest and possession of speckled hind in Federal waters of the South Atlantic at 50 CFR 622.181(b)(3). Because speckled hind would be harvested incidentally during routine commercial fishing trips, NMFS does not expect that any additional environmental impacts would occur through the issuance of the EFP. Dr. Portnoy proposes to collect speckled hind from select commercial fishermen who occasionally encounter speckled hind in South Atlantic Federal waters during routine commercial E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 36 (Thursday, February 25, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-428-850, A-588-880, A-580-911, A-469-824]


Thermal Paper From Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and 
Spain: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-
Fair-Value Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable February 25, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger at (202) 482-4136 
(Germany); Alex Wood at (202) 482-1959 (Japan); Kristen Ju at (202) 
482-3699 or Aleksandras Nakutis at (202) 482-3147 (Republic of Korea 
(Korea)); or Abdul Alnoor at (202) 482-4554 (Spain), 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 October 27, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of 
thermal paper from Germany, Japan, Korea, and Spain.\1\ Currently, the 
preliminary determinations are due no later than March 16, 2021.
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    \1\ See Thermal Paper from Germany, Japan, the Republic of 
Korea, and Spain: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 
85 FR 69580 (November 3, 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 after the date on which Commerce 
initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1)(A) 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 February 4 and 16, 2021, the petitioners \2\ submitted timely 
requests that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these 
LTFV investigations.\3\ The petitioners requested postponement of the 
preliminary determinations to: (1) Provide additional time to evaluate, 
comment on, and/or resolve issues in the questionnaire responses 
received in these investigations; or (2) in the case of the Spain 
investigation, to keep the investigation on the same schedule as the 
Germany, Japan, and Korea investigations.\4\
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    \2\ The petitioners are Appvion Operations, Inc. and Domtar 
Corporation.
    \3\ See Petitioners' Letters, ``Thermal Paper from Germany: 
Petitioners' Request for Postponement of the Preliminary 
Determination,'' dated February, 4, 2021; ``Thermal Paper from the 
Republic of Korea: Petitioners' Request for Postponement of the 
Preliminary Determination,'' dated February, 4, 2021; ``Thermal 
Paper from the Republic of Japan: Petitioners' Request for 
Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,'' dated February, 16, 
2021; and ``Thermal Paper from Spain: Petitioners' Request for 
Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,'' dated February, 16, 
2021.
    \4\ Id.
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    For the reasons stated above and because there are no compelling 
reasons to deny the request, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of 
the Act, Commerce 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 May 5, 2021. In accordance 
with section 735(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 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).


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    Dated: February 18, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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