Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber From France, the Republic of Korea, and Mexico: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 64185 [2021-25069]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 17, 2021 / Notices Scope of the Order 4 The merchandise covered by the scope of the Order is activated carbon. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review For the reasons stated in the Initiation and Preliminary Results, and because we received no comments from interested parties to the contrary, Commerce continues to find that Huahui Environmental is the successorin-interest to Ningxia Huahui and should be assigned the same AD cash deposit rate assigned to Ningxia Huahui for purposes of determining AD liability in this proceeding.5 As a result of this determination and consistent with established practice, we find that Huahui Environmental should receive the cash deposit rate previously assigned to Ningxia Huahui in the most recently completed review of the Order. The cash deposit rate assigned to Ningxia Huahui in the most recently completed review was $0.65 per kilogram.6 Consequently, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of all shipments of subject merchandise exported by Huahui Environmental and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice in the Federal Register at $0.65 per kilogram, which is the current AD cash deposit rate for Ningxia Huahui. This cash deposit requirement shall remain in effect until further notice. Administrative Protective Order khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. 4 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China, 72 FR 20988 (April 27, 2007) (Order). 5 See Initiation and Preliminary Results, 86 FR at 56248. 6 See Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Determination of No Shipments, and Final Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part; 2018–2019, 86 FR 10539 (February 22, 2021). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Nov 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing this determination and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: November 10, 2021. Ryan Majerus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–25099 Filed 11–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–427–832; A–201–855; A–580–912] Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber From France, the Republic of Korea, and Mexico: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable November 17, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Barton at (202) 482–0012 (France); Dennis McClure at (202) 482– 5973 (Mexico); and Andre Gziryan at (202) 482–2201 (Republic of Korea); AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 20, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (AB rubber) from France, the Republic of Korea, and Mexico.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than December 7, 2021. 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) and (B) of 1 See Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber from France, the Republic of Korea, and Mexico: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 86 FR 40192 (July 27, 2021). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64185 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 November 1, 2021, the petitioner 2 submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV investigations.3 The petitioner states that a postponement is necessary so that Commerce may have adequate time to issue clarifying supplemental questionnaires that address deficiencies in the respondents’ antidumping questionnaire responses. 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, 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 January 26, 2022. 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). Dated: November 10, 2021. Ryan Majerus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–25069 Filed 11–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 2 The petitioner is Zeon Chemicals L.P. and Zeon GP, LLC (collectively, Zeon or the petitioner). 3 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber from France, Mexico, and South Korea: Petitioner’s Request to Extend the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated November 1, 2021. E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 219 (Wednesday, November 17, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Page 64185]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-25069]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-427-832; A-201-855; A-580-912]


Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber From France, the Republic of 
Korea, and Mexico: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the 
Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable November 17, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Barton at (202) 482-0012 
(France); Dennis McClure at (202) 482-5973 (Mexico); and Andre Gziryan 
at (202) 482-2201 (Republic of Korea); 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 July 20, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated 
less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of acrylonitrile-
butadiene rubber (AB rubber) from France, the Republic of Korea, and 
Mexico.\1\ Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later 
than December 7, 2021.
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    \1\ See Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber from France, the Republic 
of Korea, and Mexico: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigations, 86 FR 40192 (July 27, 2021).
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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) and (B) 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 November 1, 2021, the petitioner \2\ submitted a timely request 
that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV 
investigations.\3\ The petitioner states that a postponement is 
necessary so that Commerce may have adequate time to issue clarifying 
supplemental questionnaires that address deficiencies in the 
respondents' antidumping questionnaire responses.
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    \2\ The petitioner is Zeon Chemicals L.P. and Zeon GP, LLC 
(collectively, Zeon or the petitioner).
    \3\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber 
from France, Mexico, and South Korea: Petitioner's Request to Extend 
the Preliminary Determination,'' dated November 1, 2021.
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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, 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 January 26, 2022. 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).

    Dated: November 10, 2021.
Ryan Majerus,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations, performing the 
non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2021-25069 Filed 11-16-21; 8:45 am]
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