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Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires From India, the People's Republic of China, and Sri Lanka: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations

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Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires From India, the People's Republic of China, and Sri Lanka: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations

Ronald K. Lorentzen
Department of Commerce
25 February 2016


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 37 (Thursday, February 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9426-9427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04064]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-870, C-570-035, C-542-801]


Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires From India, the People's 
Republic of China, and Sri Lanka: Postponement of Preliminary 
Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

DATES: Effective: February 25, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Spencer Toubia at (202) 482-0123 
(India); Laurel LaCivita at (202) 482-4243 (the People's Republic of 
China (PRC)); and Elizabeth Eastwood at (202) 482-3874 (Sri Lanka), AD/
CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 3, 2016, the Department of Commerce (Department) 
initiated countervailing duty investigations (CVD) on certain new 
pneumatic off-the-road tires from India, the PRC, and Sri Lanka.\1\ 
Currently, the preliminary determinations of these investigations are 
due no later than April 8, 2016.
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    \1\ See Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from India, the 
People's Republic of China, and Sri Lanka: Initiation of 
Countervailing Duty Investigations, 81 FR 7067 (February 10, 2016).
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Postponement of 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 CVD 
investigation within 65 days after the date on which the Department 
initiated the investigation. However, if the petitioner makes a timely 
request for a postponement, section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act allows the 
Department to postpone making the preliminary determination until no 
later than 130 days after the date on which the Department initiated 
the investigation.
    On February 12, 2016, the petitioners \2\ submitted timely requests 
pursuant to section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e) to 
postpone the preliminary determinations.\3\ For the reasons stated 
above and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the requests, 
the Department, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is 
postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later 
than 130 days after the day on which the investigations were initiated. 
Accordingly, the Department will issue the preliminary determinations 
no later than June 12, 2016. However, because June 12, 2016, falls on a 
Sunday, the

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preliminary determinations are now due no later than June 13, 2016.\4\ 
In accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of these 
investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the 
preliminary determinations, unless postponed at a later date.
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    \2\ Titan Tire Corporation and the United Steel, Paper and 
Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and 
Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC (collectively, the 
petitioners).
    \3\ See letters from the petitioners entitled ``Certain New 
Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from India--Petitioners' Request to 
Extend the Deadline for the Preliminary Determinations,'' ``Certain 
New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from People's Republic of China--
Petitioners' Request to Extend the Deadline for the Preliminary 
Determination,'' and ``Certain New Pneumatic Off-The-Road Tires from 
Sri Lanka--Petitioners' Request to Extend the Deadline for the 
Preliminary Determinations,'' each dated February 12, 2016.
    \4\ See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next Business 
Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to 
the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).
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    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: February 18, 2016.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-04064 Filed 2-24-16; 8:45 am]
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