Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
March 8, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jeff Pedersen or Howard Smith, AD/CVD Enforcement, Office IV, Group II, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2769 or (202) 482-5193, respectively.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 or finding 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 245-day time limit for the preliminary determination to a maximum of 365 days and the time limit 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 March 25, 2003, the Department initiated an administrative review of certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate products (steel plate) from the Republic of Korea, covering the period February 1, 2002 through January 31, 2003. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 68 FR 14394 (March 25, 2003). On November 6, 2003, the Department published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel plate from Korea. See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results and Rescission in Part of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 68 FR 62770 (November 6, 2003). The final results are currently due no later than March 5, 2004.
Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Review
We determine that it is not practicable to complete the final results of this review within the original time limit. Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the final results by 60 days until no later than May 4, 2004. See Decision Memorandum from Thomas F. Futtner to Holly A. Kuga, dated concurrently with this notice, which is on file in the Start Printed Page 10657Central Records Unit, Room B-099 of the Department's main building.
This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.Start Signature
Dated: March 2, 2004.
Holly A. Kuga,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Group II.
[FR Doc. 04-5141 Filed 3-5-04; 8:45 am]
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