AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
June 7, 2002.Start Further Info
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Geoffrey Craig or Brian Ledgerwood at (202) 482-4161 or (202) 482-3836, Office of AD/CVD Enforcement VI, Group II, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20230.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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 issue the preliminary results of a review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order or finding for which a review is requested and the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within that time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary results to a maximum of 365 days and for the final results to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary results) from the date of the publication of the preliminary results.
On October 1, 2001, the Department published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of this antidumping duty administrative review with respect to certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe, covering the period February 4, 2000 through July 31, 2001 (66 FR 49924). The preliminary results were originally due on May 3, 2002. On May 10, 2002 (67 FR 17397) the Department published a 30-day extension of the preliminary results. On May 29, 2002, petitioner in this case made a submission arguing that the reveiw should not be rescinded. Because it is not practicable to address the issues raised by June 3, 2002, we are postponing the preliminary determination an additional 90 days, until September 3, 2002, in accordance with 751(a)((3)(A) of the Act.
Extension of Preliminary Results of Review
We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the time limit. Therefore, we are extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results until no later than September 3, 2002. See Decision Memorandum from Melissa Skinner to Bernard Carreau, dated May 31, 2002, which is on file in the Central Records Unit, B-099 of the main Commerce Building. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days after the publication of the notice of preliminary results of this review.
This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.Start Signature
Dated: May 31, 2002
Bernard T. Carreau,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 02-14378 Filed 6-6-02; 8:45 am]
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