Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review.
March 12, 2002.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Zev Primor at (202) 482-4114 or Tom Futtner at (202) 482-3814, Office of AD/CVD Enforcement 4, Group II, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20230.End Further Info
Statutory Time Limits
Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department of Commerce (the Department) to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested and a final determination within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary determination is published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary Start Printed Page 11093determination to a maximum of 365 days and for the final determination to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary determination) from the date of publication of the preliminary determination.
On Ocotber1, 2001, the Department published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Thailand, covering the period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001 (66 FR 49924). The preliminary results are currently due no later than April 1, 2002.
Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review
We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limit. Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results until no later than July 31, 2002. See Decision Memorandum from Holly Kuga to Bernard Carreau, dated concurrently with this notice, which is on file in the Central Records Unit, Room B-099 of the main Commerce building. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results notice.
This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.Start Signature
March 5, 2002
Bernard T. Carreau,
Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration, Group II.
[FR Doc. 02-5885 Filed 3-11-02; 8:45 am]
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