Superabsorbent Polymers From the Republic of Korea: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 17270 [2022-06402]

Download as PDF 17270 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2022 / Notices publicly disclose individual firm information it receives through offsets reporting unless the firm furnishing the information specifically authorizes public disclosure. The information collected is sorted and organized into an aggregate report of national offsets data, and therefore does not identify company-specific information. To enable BIS to prepare the next annual offset report reflecting calendar year 2021 data, affected U.S. firms must submit required information on offsets agreements and offsets transactions from calendar year 2022 to BIS no later than June 15, 2022. Thea D. Rozman Kendler, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2022–06272 Filed 3–25–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–914] Superabsorbent Polymers From the Republic of Korea: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the LessThan-Fair-Value Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable March 28, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles DeFilippo or Elfi Blum, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3979 or (202) 482–0197, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Background On November 22, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of certain superabsorbent polymers (SAP) from Korea.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than April 11, 2022. Postponement of Preliminary Determination 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 1 See Certain Superabsorbent Polymers from the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair Value Investigation, 86 FR 67915 (November 30, 2021) (Initiation Notice). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Mar 25, 2022 Jkt 256001 within 140 days after 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 2 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 March 14, 2022, the petitioner submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determination in the LTFV investigation.3 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement because it has identified deficiencies in the respondent’s questionnaire responses that should be addressed in advance of the preliminary determination, and so Commerce can issue supplemental questionnaires to the respondent and develop the record regarding these deficiencies.4 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 determination by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determination no later than May 31, 2022. In accordance with section 735(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, 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). 2 The petitioner is the Ad Hoc Coalition of American SAP Producers. 3 See Petitioner‘s Letter, ‘‘Certain Superabsorbent Polymers from the Republic of Korea—Petitioner’s Request for Postponement of Preliminary Determination,’’ dated March 14, 2022. 4 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 22, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2022–06402 Filed 3–25–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–837] Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From Korea: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Notice of Amended Final Results Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 18, 2022, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued its final judgment in Hyundai Steel Company v. United States, Court no. 21–00012, sustaining the Department of Commerce (Commerce)’s final remand results pertaining to the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate (CTL plate) from Korea covering the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. Commerce is notifying the public that the CIT’s final judgment is not in harmony with Commerce’s final results of the administrative review, and that Commerce is amending the final results with respect to the countervailable subsidy rate assigned to Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai Steel). DATES: Applicable March 28, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 28, 2020, Commerce published its Final Results in the 2018 CVD administrative review of CTL plate from Korea. Commerce determined that a countervailable ad valorem subsidy rate of 0.50 existed for Hyundai Steel during the period of review.1 1 See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2018, 85 FR 84296 (December 28, 2020) (Final Results). E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 59 (Monday, March 28, 2022)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-914]


Superabsorbent Polymers From the Republic of Korea: Postponement 
of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation

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

DATES: Applicable March 28, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles DeFilippo or Elfi Blum, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3979 or (202) 482-0197, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 22, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated a less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of 
certain superabsorbent polymers (SAP) from Korea.\1\ Currently, the 
preliminary determination is due no later than April 11, 2022.
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    \1\ See Certain Superabsorbent Polymers from the Republic of 
Korea: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair Value Investigation, 86 FR 67915 
(November 30, 2021) (Initiation Notice).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    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) 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 \2\ 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.
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    \2\ The petitioner is the Ad Hoc Coalition of American SAP 
Producers.
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    On March 14, 2022, the petitioner submitted a timely request that 
Commerce postpone the preliminary determination in the LTFV 
investigation.\3\ The petitioner stated that it requests postponement 
because it has identified deficiencies in the respondent's 
questionnaire responses that should be addressed in advance of the 
preliminary determination, and so Commerce can issue supplemental 
questionnaires to the respondent and develop the record regarding these 
deficiencies.\4\
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    \3\ See Petitioner`s Letter, ``Certain Superabsorbent Polymers 
from the Republic of Korea--Petitioner's Request for Postponement of 
Preliminary Determination,'' dated March 14, 2022.
    \4\ 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, is postponing the deadline for the preliminary 
determination by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which this 
investigation was initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its 
preliminary determination no later than May 31, 2022. In accordance 
with section 735(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, 
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: March 22, 2022.
Lisa W. Wang,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2022-06402 Filed 3-25-22; 8:45 am]
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