Foreign-Trade Zone 61-San Juan, PR, Application for Temporary/Interim Manufacturing Authority, Shell Chemicals Yabucoa, Inc. (Petrochemical Complex), Yabucoa, PR, 9614-9615 [05-3803]

Download as PDF 9614 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 38 / Monday, February 28, 2005 / Notices Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of February 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. Attest: Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–3812 Filed 2–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 9–2005] Foreign-Trade Zone 40, Cleveland, OH; Request for Manufacturing Authority (Oil Burner Units) An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 40, requesting authority on behalf of the R.W. Beckett Company for the manufacture of oil burner units under FTZ procedures within proposed Site 13 of FTZ 40 in Lorain County, Ohio. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on February 22, 2005. R.W. Beckett operates a manufacturing facility (200 employees) within proposed site 13 of FTZ 40 for the production of burner units for oil furnaces. The finished products would enter the United States duty free. Imported inputs are projected to comprise 29 percent of the value of finished products produced under FTZ procedures. The company indicates that the foreign inputs that may be admitted under FTZ procedures are the following: oil igniter; solenoid valve; burner motor (AC); transformer; and electronic timer. Duty rates on the proposed imported components currently range from 1.7 to 6.6 percent. This application requests authority for R.W. Beckett to conduct the activity under FTZ procedures, which would exempt the company from Customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export activity. On its domestic sales, the company would be able to choose the duty rate that applies to finished products for the foreign components noted above. The company would also be exempt from duty VerDate jul<14>2003 16:34 Feb 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 payments on foreign merchandise that becomes scrap/waste. The application indicates that the savings would help improve the facility’s international competitiveness. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, a member of the FTZ Staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and report to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at one of the following addresses: 1. Submissions Via Express/Package Delivery Services: Foreign-Trade-Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Franklin Court Building—Suite 4100W, 1099 14th St., NW., Washington, DC 20005; or 2. Submissions Via the U.S. Postal Service: Foreign-Trade-Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, FCB— Suite 4100W, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. The closing period for their receipt is April 29, 2005. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to May 16, 2005. A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at the first address listed above, and at the Cleveland U.S. Export Assistance Center, Suite 700, 600 Superior Avenue, East, Cleveland, OH 44114. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–3813 Filed 2–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1375] Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 24, Pittston, PA Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Eastern Distribution Center, Inc., grantee of FTZ 24, submitted an application to the Board for authority to expand FTZ 24-Site 1 to include an additional parcel (29 acres, Site 1B) in Pittston Township and to include three additional sites (863 acres, Sites 3–5) in Pittston Township and PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Jenkins Township, Pennsylvania, within the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Customs port of entry (FTZ Docket 11–2004; filed 3/ 17/04); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (69 FR 13812, 3/24/04) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to expand FTZ 24 is approved, subject to the Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28, and further subject to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the overall zone project. Signed in Washington, DC, this 9th day of February, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. Attest: Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–3805 Filed 2–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket T–1–2005] Foreign-Trade Zone 61—San Juan, PR, Application for Temporary/Interim Manufacturing Authority, Shell Chemicals Yabucoa, Inc. (Petrochemical Complex), Yabucoa, PR An application has been submitted to the Executive Secretary of the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Trade and Exports Company, grantee of FTZ 61, requesting temporary/interim manufacturing (T/ IM) authority within Subzone 61I at the Shell Chemicals Yabucoa, Inc. (Shell) petrochemical plant, located in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. The application was filed on February 11, 2005. The Shell facility (192 employees, 76,000 BPD capacity) is located within Subzone 61I. Under T/IM procedures, the company has requested authority to produce sulfur, distillate fuels, liquid petroleum gas and petroleum gas (HTS 2503.00, 2710.19, 2711.14, 2711.19 and 2711.29, duty rate ranges from duty-free E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 38 / Monday, February 28, 2005 / Notices to 10.5¢/barrel). The company will source crude oil (HTS 2709.00, duty rate of 5.25¢ or 10.5¢/barrel) from abroad. T/ IM authority could be granted for a period of up to two years. Shell has also submitted a request for permanent FTZ manufacturing authority (see Docket 8– 2005), which includes additional products and feedstocks. FTZ procedures for would exempt Shell from customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export production. The company anticipates that some 37 percent of the facility’s shipments will be exported. On its domestic sales, the company would be able to choose the customs duty rates for certain petrochemical feedstocks by admitting foreign crude oil in nonprivileged foreign status. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at one of the following addresses: 1. Submissions via Express/Package Delivery Services: Foreign-Trade-Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Franklin Court Building—Suite 4100W, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005; or 2. Submissions via the U.S. Postal Service: Foreign-Trade-Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, FCB— Suite 4100W, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. The closing period for their receipt is March 30, 2005. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at the first address listed above. Dated: February 11, 2005. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–3803 Filed 2–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 8–2005] Foreign-Trade Zone 61—San Juan, PR, Application for Manufacturing Authority—Subzone 61I, Shell Chemicals Yabucoa, Inc., Yabucoa, PR An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Trade and Exports Company, grantee of FTZ 61, requesting manufacturing authority on behalf of Shell Chemicals Yabucoa, Inc. (Shell) within Subzone 61I at the Shell petrochemical complex in Yabucoa, VerDate jul<14>2003 16:34 Feb 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 Puerto Rico. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on February 11, 2005. Subzone 61I (76,000 BPD capacity 190 employees) was approved by the Board in 1997 for the manufacture of fuel products and certain petrochemical feedstocks and refinery by-products (Board Order 893, 62 FR 32290, 6/13/ 97). Board Order 893 included a time limit on the authority to admit nonprivileged foreign status crude into the refinery. This authority expired on September 30, 2000, and the applicant is now seeking to have the authority reinstated. The subzone is located on a 241-acre site at Route 901, Km. 2.7 and Yabucoa Harbor, Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, some 45 miles southeast of San Juan. The refinery is used to produce fuels and petrochemical products. All of the crude oil (80 percent of inputs) is sourced from abroad. Shell has also submitted an application for temporary/interim manufacturing authority at the subzone (Docket T–1–2005). Zone procedures would exempt the refinery from customs duty payments on the foreign products used in its exports (37 percent of production). On domestic sales, the company would be able to choose the customs duty rates that apply to certain petrochemical feedstocks and refinery by-products (duty-free) by admitting incoming foreign crude in non-privileged foreign status. The duty rates on inputs range from 5.25 cents/barrel to 10.5 cents/ barrel. The application indicates that the savings from zone procedures would help improve the refinery’s international competitiveness. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, a member of the FTZ staff has been appointed examiner to investigate the application and report to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at one of the following addresses: 1. Submissions via Express/Package Delivery Services: Foreign-Trade-Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Franklin Court Building—Suite 4100W, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005; or 2. Submissions via the U.S. Postal Service: Foreign-Trade-Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, FCB— Suite 4100W, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9615 The closing period for their receipt is April 29, 2005. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to May 16, 2005). A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at the first address listed above, and at the U.S. Export Assistance Center, Midtown Building, 10th floor, 420 Ponce de Leon Ave., San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918. Dated: February 11, 2005. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–3804 Filed 2–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1370] Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Black & Decker Corporation (Power Tools, Lawn and Garden Tools, Fasteners, and Home Products), Fort Mill, SC Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones Act provides for ‘‘* * * the establishment * * * of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs ports of entry; Whereas, the Board’s regulations (15 CFR part 400) provide for the establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities cannot serve the specific use involved, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest; Whereas, the South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of FTZ 38, has made application to the Board for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status at the tool, fastener, and home product warehousing/distribution facility of Black & Decker Corporation, located in Fort Mill, South Carolina (FTZ Docket 16–2004, filed 04–29–04). Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (69 FR 25372, 5/6/04); and, E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket T-1-2005]


Foreign-Trade Zone 61--San Juan, PR, Application for Temporary/
Interim Manufacturing Authority, Shell Chemicals Yabucoa, Inc. 
(Petrochemical Complex), Yabucoa, PR

    An application has been submitted to the Executive Secretary of the 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Trade and 
Exports Company, grantee of FTZ 61, requesting temporary/interim 
manufacturing (T/IM) authority within Subzone 61I at the Shell 
Chemicals Yabucoa, Inc. (Shell) petrochemical plant, located in 
Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. The application was filed on February 11, 2005.
    The Shell facility (192 employees, 76,000 BPD capacity) is located 
within Subzone 61I. Under T/IM procedures, the company has requested 
authority to produce sulfur, distillate fuels, liquid petroleum gas and 
petroleum gas (HTS 2503.00, 2710.19, 2711.14, 2711.19 and 2711.29, duty 
rate ranges from duty-free

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to 10.5[cent]/barrel). The company will source crude oil (HTS 2709.00, 
duty rate of 5.25[cent] or 10.5[cent]/barrel) from abroad. T/IM 
authority could be granted for a period of up to two years. Shell has 
also submitted a request for permanent FTZ manufacturing authority (see 
Docket 8-2005), which includes additional products and feedstocks.
    FTZ procedures for would exempt Shell from customs duty payments on 
the foreign components used in export production. The company 
anticipates that some 37 percent of the facility's shipments will be 
exported. On its domestic sales, the company would be able to choose 
the customs duty rates for certain petrochemical feedstocks by 
admitting foreign crude oil in non-privileged foreign status.
    Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions 
shall be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at one of the 
following addresses:
    1. Submissions via Express/Package Delivery Services: Foreign-
Trade-Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Franklin Court 
Building--Suite 4100W, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005; or
    2. Submissions via the U.S. Postal Service: Foreign-Trade-Zones 
Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, FCB--Suite 4100W, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.
    The closing period for their receipt is March 30, 2005.
    A copy of the application will be available for public inspection 
at the Office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board's Executive Secretary at 
the first address listed above.

    Dated: February 11, 2005.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-3803 Filed 2-25-05; 8:45 am]
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