Foreign-Trade Zone 18, San Jose, California, Application for Subzone, Space Systems/Loral, Inc. (Satellites), Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Mountain View, California, 31420-31421 [05-10887]

Download as PDF 31420 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 104 / Wednesday, June 1, 2005 / Notices LIST OF PETITION ACTION BY TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE FOR PERIOD APRIL 28, 2005–MAY 20, 2005 Firm name Address Date petition accepted ILX Lightwave Corporation ...................... 31950 East Frontage Road, Bozeman, MT 59771. 1105 Front Street, N.E., Salem, OR 97308. 3120 West Oak Street, Palestine, TX 75801. 1290 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610. 4540 West 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092. 290 Wissahickon Avenue, North Wales, PA 19454. 5840 West Interstate 20, Arlington, TX 76017. 10737 Independence Point Pkwy., Matthews, NC 28105. 28–Apr–05 ........ Optical instruments. 02–May–05 ....... Pears. 03–May–05 ....... Hats. 04–May–05 ....... 05–May–05 ....... Heat treated, high speed steel machine knives. Valve bodies. 05–May–05 ....... Linear and switching power supplies. 05–May–05 ....... 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Consequently, the United States Department of Commerce has initiated separate investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each firm contributed importantly to total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. Any party having a substantial interest in the proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A request for a hearing must be received by Trade Adjustment Assistance, Room 7812, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than the close of business of the tenth calendar day following the publication of this notice. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official program number and title of the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance. Dated: May 24, 2005. Anthony J. Meyer, Senior Program Analyst, Office of Strategic Initiatives. [FR Doc. 05–10862 Filed 5–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P VerDate jul<14>2003 17:53 May 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board (Docket 25–2005) Foreign–Trade Zone 18, San Jose, California, Application for Subzone, Space Systems/Loral, Inc. (Satellites), Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Mountain View, California An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of San Jose, grantee of FTZ 18, requesting special–purpose subzone status for the manufacturing facilities of Space Systems/Loral, Inc. (SS/L), located in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Mountain View, California. 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 May 24, 2005. The SS/L facilities (1,300 employees) consist of five sites on 37 acres: Site 1 (28.4 acres) is located at 3825, 3850 and 3875 Fabian Way, Palo Alto; Site 2 (1 acre) is located at 3977 and 3963 Fabian Way, Palo Alto; Site 3 (5 acres) is located at 1034–1036 and 1025 E. Meadow Circle, Palo Alto; Site 4 (110,000 square feet) is located at 1205 and 1145 Hamilton Court, Menlo Park; and Site 5 (2.5 acres) is located at 2288 Charleston Road, Mountain View. The facilities are used for the manufacture of satellites and satellite systems (HTS 8802.60 and 8525.10 duty–free). Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 15% of all parts PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Product used in the manufacturing process) include: coated wire, articles of aluminum, handtools, digital ADP machines, digital systems, computer parts, lithium ion battery cells, parts of storage batteries, switching apparatus, modems, magnetic tape, magnetic discs, computer discs, transmission apparatus, transmission with reception apparatus, radar apparatus, radio navigational apparatus, reception apparatus, antennas, apparatus parts, capacitors, resistors, printed circuits, electrical apparatus, switches, electrical panels, diodes, transistors, thyristors, photosensitive devices, semiconductor devices, integrated circuits, hybrid integrated circuits, signal generators, containers, parts of spacecraft, space navigation instruments, oscilloscopes, multimeters, voltage checking instruments, parts of test equipment and thermocouples (duty rate ranges from duty–free to 6.1%). FTZ procedures would exempt SS/L from customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export production. Some 13 percent of the plant’s shipments are sold to export markets; however, satellites launched from domestic sites are considered exported and a total of 96% of SS/L’s zone savings would come from exports. The request indicates that the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the plant’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. E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 104 / Wednesday, June 1, 2005 / Notices 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, D.C. 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, D.C. 20230. The closing period for their receipt is August 1, 2005. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 15, 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. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, 2152 N. Third Street, Suite 550, San Jose, California 95112. Dated: May 24, 2005. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–10887 Filed 5–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration User Satisfaction Surveys ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 1, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. E-mail: dHynek@doc.gov. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:53 May 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Tish Falco, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, Customer Relationship Management Unit, Room 1107, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Phone: (202) 482–3388. Erin Schumacher, International Trade Administration, SABIT Program, FCB, 4100W, 14th and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. Phone: (202) 482–3644. Barb Rawdon, Manufacturing and Services, Rm. 3215, International Trade Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Phone: (202) 482–0474. Rand Ruggieri, OCIO, Rm. 1848, International Trade Administration, 14th and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. Phone: (202) 482–9104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract ITA provides numerous export promotion programs to help U.S. businesses. These programs include information products, services, and trade events. To accomplish its mission effectively, ITA needs ongoing feedback on its programs. These information collection items allow ITA to solicit client’s opinions about the use of ITA products, services, and trade events. The information is used for program improvement, strategic planning, allocation of resources, and performance measures. The surveys are part of ITA’s effort to implement objectives of the National Performance Review (NPR) and Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Responses to the surveys will meet the needs of ITA performance measures based on NPR and GPRA guidelines. These performance measures will serve as a basis for justifying and allocating human and financial resources. Survey responses will acquaint ITA managers with firm’s perceptions and assessments of export-assistance products and services. Also, the surveys will enable ITA to track the performance of overseas posts. This information is critical for improving the programs. Survey responses are used to assess client satisfaction, determine priorities, and identify areas where service levels and benefits differ from client expectations. Clients benefit because the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31421 information is used to improve services provided to the public. Without this information, ITA is unable to systematically determine client perceptions about the quality and benefit of its export-promotion programs. II. Method of Data Collection ITA faxes, mails, e-mails, webenabled or telephones surveys to clients. III. Data: OMB Number: 0625–0217. Form Number: ITA–4108P–A1, ITA– 4110P, etc. Type of Review: Revision-regular submission. Affected Public: ITA clients that purchased products and services. Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,257. Estimated Time Per Response: Range from 5–60 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,839.5. Estimated Total Annual Costs: The estimated annual cost for this collection is $140,026.40 ($72,755 for respondents and $61,021.40 for the federal government). IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: May 26, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–2775 Filed 5–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

(Docket 25-2005)


Foreign-Trade Zone 18, San Jose, California, Application for 
Subzone, Space Systems/Loral, Inc. (Satellites), Palo Alto, Menlo Park 
and Mountain View, California

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of San Jose, grantee of FTZ 18, requesting 
special-purpose subzone status for the manufacturing facilities of 
Space Systems/Loral, Inc. (SS/L), located in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and 
Mountain View, California. 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 May 24, 2005.
    The SS/L facilities (1,300 employees) consist of five sites on 37 
acres: Site 1 (28.4 acres) is located at 3825, 3850 and 3875 Fabian 
Way, Palo Alto; Site 2 (1 acre) is located at 3977 and 3963 Fabian Way, 
Palo Alto; Site 3 (5 acres) is located at 1034-1036 and 1025 E. Meadow 
Circle, Palo Alto; Site 4 (110,000 square feet) is located at 1205 and 
1145 Hamilton Court, Menlo Park; and Site 5 (2.5 acres) is located at 
2288 Charleston Road, Mountain View. The facilities are used for the 
manufacture of satellites and satellite systems (HTS 8802.60 and 
8525.10 duty-free). Components and materials sourced from abroad 
(representing 15% of all parts used in the manufacturing process) 
include: coated wire, articles of aluminum, handtools, digital ADP 
machines, digital systems, computer parts, lithium ion battery cells, 
parts of storage batteries, switching apparatus, modems, magnetic tape, 
magnetic discs, computer discs, transmission apparatus, transmission 
with reception apparatus, radar apparatus, radio navigational 
apparatus, reception apparatus, antennas, apparatus parts, capacitors, 
resistors, printed circuits, electrical apparatus, switches, electrical 
panels, diodes, transistors, thyristors, photosensitive devices, 
semiconductor devices, integrated circuits, hybrid integrated circuits, 
signal generators, containers, parts of spacecraft, space navigation 
instruments, oscilloscopes, multimeters, voltage checking instruments, 
parts of test equipment and thermocouples (duty rate ranges from duty-
free to 6.1%).
    FTZ procedures would exempt SS/L from customs duty payments on the 
foreign components used in export production. Some 13 percent of the 
plant's shipments are sold to export markets; however, satellites 
launched from domestic sites are considered exported and a total of 96% 
of SS/L's zone savings would come from exports. The request indicates 
that the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the plant'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.

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    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, D.C. 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, D.C. 20230.
    The closing period for their receipt is August 1, 2005. Rebuttal 
comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period 
may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 15, 
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. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, 2152 
N. Third Street, Suite 550, San Jose, California 95112.

    Dated: May 24, 2005.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-10887 Filed 5-31-05; 8:45 am]
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