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Effective May 21, 2012, the Commission established a schedule for the conduct of these five-year reviews (77 FR 31877, May 30, 2012). As noted in the Commission's original scheduling notice, “The Commission has determined to exercise its authority to extend the review period by up to 90 days pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)(B).” The hearing in connection with these reviews, originally scheduled for November 1, 2012, was subsequently cancelled by the Chairman due to the severity and duration of Hurricane Sandy. The Commission, therefore, is rescheduling the hearing and revising the remainder of its schedule in the five-year reviews. Prehearing briefs have already been filed in these reviews and there is no need to refile or to supplement those briefs.
The Commission's hearing on the subject reviews will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building at 9:30 a.m. on January 9, 2013. Any revisions to previously submitted hearing appearance requests, which were originally due on or before October 25, 2012, should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before January 2, 2013. Witness hearing testimony must be filed no later than January 4, 2013. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is January 18, 2013. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the reviews may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the reviews on or before January 18, 2013. On February 6, 2013, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before February 8, 2013, but such final comments must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with section 207.68 of the Commission's rules.
These reviews are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.62 of the Commission's rules.
By order of the Commission.