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Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From Japan: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.


Effective Date: March 2, 2009.

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Alexander Montoro or Nancy Decker, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-0238 or (202) 482-0196, respectively.


On July 30, 2008, the Department of Commerce (“Department”) published in Start Printed Page 9219the Federal Register the initiation of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe from Japan, covering the period June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2008. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, Request for Revocation in Part, and Deferral of Administrative Review, 73 FR 44220 (July 30, 2008). The preliminary results for this administrative review are currently due no later than March 2, 2009.

Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results

Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”), requires the Department to issue the preliminary results of an administrative review 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 results are published. If it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend these deadlines to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days, respectively.

The review covers four manufacturers/exporters: JFE Steel Corporation; Nippon Steel Corporation; NKK Tubes; and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. These four manufacturer/exporters submitted letters to the Department certifying that they made no shipments or entries for consumption in the United States of the subject merchandise during the period of review (POR). In response to the Department's query to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), CBP data showed POR entries for consumption of subject merchandise that were manufactured by one of the respondent companies. The information regarding these entries has been placed on the record of this review under the terms of the administrative protective order. The Department is soliciting additional information and comments regarding these entries. Because the Department requires additional time to analyze the additional information and comments, it is not practicable to complete this review within the original time limit (i.e., March 2, 2009). Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results by 120 days to June 30, 2009, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department's regulations.

We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

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Dated: February 26, 2009.

John M. Andersen,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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[FR Doc. E9-4470 Filed 3-2-09; 8:45 am]