[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 164 (Thursday, August 23, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 50963]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20785]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

19 CFR Part 351

RIN 0625-AA91


Modification of Regulations Regarding the Definition of Factual 
Information and Time Limits for Submission of Factual Information

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On July 10, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published a proposed rule in the Federal Register requesting comments 
regarding a proposed modification to the definition of factual 
information and to the time limits for the submission of factual 
information in antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) 
proceedings. The Department has decided to extend the comment period, 
making the new deadline for the submission of public comment September 
24, 2012.

DATES: To be assured of consideration, comments must be received no 
later than September 24, 2012.

ADDRESSES: All comments must be submitted through the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket No. ITA-2012-
0004, unless the commenter does not have access to the internet. 
Commenters who do not have access to the internet may submit the 
original and two copies of each set of comments by mail or hand 
delivery/courier. All comments should be addressed to Paul Piquado, 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Room 1870, Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. 
The comments should also be identified by Regulation Identifier Number 
(RIN) 0625-AA91.
    The Department will consider all comments received before the close 
of the comment period. The Department will not accept comments 
accompanied by a request that part or all of the material be treated 
confidentially because of its business proprietary nature or for any 
other reason. All comments responding to this notice will be a matter 
of public record and will be available for inspection at Import 
Administration's Central Records Unit (Room 7046 of the Herbert C. 
Hoover Building) and online at http://www.regulations.gov and on the 
Department's Web site at http://www.trade.gov/ia/.
    Any questions concerning file formatting, document conversion, 
access on the internet, or other electronic filing issues should be 
addressed to Andrew Lee Beller, Import Administration Webmaster, at 
(202) 482-0866, email address: webmaster-support@ita.doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Theiss at (202) 482-5052 or 
Charles Vannatta at (202) 482-4036.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 10, 2012, the Department published a 
proposed rule in the Federal Register requesting comments regarding a 
proposed modification to the definition of factual information and to 
the time limits for the submission of factual information in AD and CVD 
proceedings. See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Definition 
of Factual Information and Time Limits for Submission of Factual 
Information, 77 FR 40534 (July 10, 2012). That notice indicated that 
public comments are due on August 24, 2012. On August 14, 2012, the 
Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws requested that the Department 
extend this deadline. In response to this request, and to ensure 
parties have the opportunity to prepare thorough and comprehensive 
comments, the Department is extending the deadline for submitting 
comments by thirty days, until September 24, 2012. Comments received 
after the end of the comment period will be considered, if possible, 
but their consideration cannot be assured.

    Dated: August 16, 2012.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-20785 Filed 8-22-12; 8:45 am]
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