Skip to Content

Notice

High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

DATES:

Effective Date: July 19, 2011.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Scott Holland and Yasmin Nair, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1279 and (202) 482-3813, respectively.

Background

On May 31, 2011, the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) initiated an investigation of high pressure steel Start Printed Page 42683cylinders from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”). See High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 76 FR 33239 (June 8, 2011). Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than August 4, 2011.

Postponement of Due Date for Preliminary Determination

Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation, However, if the Department concludes that the parties concerned in the investigation are cooperating in the investigation and determines that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act allows the Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which the administering authority initiated the investigation.

The Department has determined that the parties involved in the proceeding are cooperating and that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated. See section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act. Specifically, the Department is currently investigating alleged subsidy programs involving loans, grants, income tax incentives, and the provision of goods or services for less than adequate remuneration. Due to the number and complexity of the alleged countervailable subsidy practices being investigated, it is not practicable to complete the preliminary determination of this investigation within the original time limit (i.e., August 4, 2011).

Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we are fully extending the due date for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the day on which the investigation was initiated. However, as that date falls on a Saturday (i.e., October 8, 2011), and October 10, 2011, is a Federal Holiday, the deadline for completion of the preliminary determination is now Tuesday, October 11, 2011, the next business day.

This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f).

Start Signature

Dated: July 13, 2011.

Ronald K. Lorentzen,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

End Signature End Further Info End Preamble

[FR Doc. 2011-18210 Filed 7-18-11; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P