Foreign-Trade Subzone 84C-La Porte, Texas, Expansion of Subzone and of Manufacturing Authority, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc., (Crop Protection Products), 34446 [05-11741]

Download as PDF 34446 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 14, 2005 / Notices and Site 4 (242 acres) on McCoy Road, part of the Airborne Commerce Park. The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the zone to include a site in Fayette County, Ohio. The proposed site consists of 1079 acres at the Central Ohio Logistics Center in Jefferson Township. 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–TradeZones 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 15, 2005. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15–day period (to August 29, 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, 36 East 7th Street, Suite 2650 Cincinnati, OH 45202. Dated: June 3, 2005 Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–11740 Filed 6–13–05; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board (Docket 26–2005) Foreign–Trade Subzone 84C-La Porte, Texas, Expansion of Subzone and of Manufacturing Authority, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc., (Crop Protection Products) An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Port of Houston Authority, grantee of Foreign–Trade Zone 84, to expand Subzone 84C, at the VerDate jul<14>2003 20:14 Jun 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc. (DuPont) plant located at one existing site and one proposed site in La Porte, Texas, and to expand the scope of manufacturing authority under zone procedures for Subzone 84C. The application was submitted pursuant to 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 27, 2005. Subzone 84C was approved by the Board in 1990 at one site located at 12501 Strang Road in La Porte (Board Order 476, 55 FR 28263, 7/10/1990). The applicant is now proposing to expand Subzone 84C to include a second site (including up to 2 buildings with 289,237 square feet of enclosed space on 35.4 acres) at 11505 Highway 225 in La Porte. DuPont also seeks to expand the scope of manufacturing activity authorized to be conducted under zone procedures at Subzone 84C. DuPont’s original authority was granted for the manufacture of hydrofluoric acid. The company now seeks to manufacture, test, package and warehouse certain intermediate chemicals for crop protection products, including sulfonylurea herbicides. The intermediate chemicals will be transferred to other DuPont facilities, including existing subzones, for further manufacturing into finished products. There are two specific inputs and two specific finished intermediates that DuPont intends to produce initially under expanded FTZ manufacturing authority. The inputs are classifiable under HTSUS categories 2930.90 and 2933.39, while the finished intermediates both are classifiable under category 2935.00. The application also requests authority to include a broad range of inputs and finished crop protection products that DuPont may produce under FTZ procedures in the future. (New major activity in these inputs/products could require review by the FTZ Board.) General HTSUS headings of inputs include: 2529, 2807, 2811, 2813, 2814, 2815, 2825, 2826, 2827, 2829, 2830, 2833, 2835, 2836, 2837, 2838, 2851, 2901, 2902, 2903, 2904, 2905, 2906, 2907, 2908, 2909, 2910, 2911, 2912, 2913, 2914, 2915, 2916, 2917, 2918, 2919, 2920, 2921, 2922, 2923, 2924, 2925, 2926, 2927, 2928, 2929, 2930, 2931, 2932, 2933, 2934, 2935, 2938, 2939, 2940, 2942, 3301, 3302, 3402, 3808, 3815, 3824, 3901, 3912, 3919, 3920, 3921, 3923, 3926, 4817, and 4819. Duty rates for these materials range from duty–free to 7.2% ad valorem. Finished products that may be produced from the inputs PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 listed above include these general HTSUS headings: 2811, 2901, 2902, 2903, 2904, 2905, 2906, 2907, 2908, 2909, 2910, 2911, 2912, 2913, 2914, 2915, 2916, 2917, 2918, 2919, 2920, 2921, 2922, 2923, 2924, 2925, 2926, 2927, 2928, 2929, 2930, 2931, 2932, 2933, 2934, 2935, 2938, 2939, 2942, 3808, and 3824. Duty rates for these products range from duty–free to 6.5% ad valorem. The proposed expanded scope of FTZ manufacturing authority would exempt DuPont from Customs duty payments on foreign inputs if used in production for export. On its domestic shipments, DuPont could apply to foreign inputs lower duty rates that apply to the finished products, where applicable. Some of Dupont’s domestic shipments may be zone–to-zone transfers from the La Porte plant of intermediate inputs to be used in manufacturing at other U.S. DuPont facilities. 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 August 15, 2005. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 29, 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 address Number 1 listed above, and at the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, 15600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 530, Houston, TX 77032. Dated: May 31, 2005. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

(Docket 26-2005)


Foreign-Trade Subzone 84C-La Porte, Texas, Expansion of Subzone 
and of Manufacturing Authority, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 
Inc., (Crop Protection Products)

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Port of Houston Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade 
Zone 84, to expand Subzone 84C, at the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and 
Company, Inc. (DuPont) plant located at one existing site and one 
proposed site in La Porte, Texas, and to expand the scope of 
manufacturing authority under zone procedures for Subzone 84C. The 
application was submitted pursuant to 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 27, 2005.
    Subzone 84C was approved by the Board in 1990 at one site located 
at 12501 Strang Road in La Porte (Board Order 476, 55 FR 28263, 7/10/
1990). The applicant is now proposing to expand Subzone 84C to include 
a second site (including up to 2 buildings with 289,237 square feet of 
enclosed space on 35.4 acres) at 11505 Highway 225 in La Porte.
    DuPont also seeks to expand the scope of manufacturing activity 
authorized to be conducted under zone procedures at Subzone 84C. 
DuPont's original authority was granted for the manufacture of 
hydrofluoric acid. The company now seeks to manufacture, test, package 
and warehouse certain intermediate chemicals for crop protection 
products, including sulfonylurea herbicides. The intermediate chemicals 
will be transferred to other DuPont facilities, including existing 
subzones, for further manufacturing into finished products.
    There are two specific inputs and two specific finished 
intermediates that DuPont intends to produce initially under expanded 
FTZ manufacturing authority. The inputs are classifiable under HTSUS 
categories 2930.90 and 2933.39, while the finished intermediates both 
are classifiable under category 2935.00. The application also requests 
authority to include a broad range of inputs and finished crop 
protection products that DuPont may produce under FTZ procedures in the 
future. (New major activity in these inputs/products could require 
review by the FTZ Board.) General HTSUS headings of inputs include: 
2529, 2807, 2811, 2813, 2814, 2815, 2825, 2826, 2827, 2829, 2830, 2833, 
2835, 2836, 2837, 2838, 2851, 2901, 2902, 2903, 2904, 2905, 2906, 2907, 
2908, 2909, 2910, 2911, 2912, 2913, 2914, 2915, 2916, 2917, 2918, 2919, 
2920, 2921, 2922, 2923, 2924, 2925, 2926, 2927, 2928, 2929, 2930, 2931, 
2932, 2933, 2934, 2935, 2938, 2939, 2940, 2942, 3301, 3302, 3402, 3808, 
3815, 3824, 3901, 3912, 3919, 3920, 3921, 3923, 3926, 4817, and 4819. 
Duty rates for these materials range from duty-free to 7.2% ad valorem. 
Finished products that may be produced from the inputs listed above 
include these general HTSUS headings: 2811, 2901, 2902, 2903, 2904, 
2905, 2906, 2907, 2908, 2909, 2910, 2911, 2912, 2913, 2914, 2915, 2916, 
2917, 2918, 2919, 2920, 2921, 2922, 2923, 2924, 2925, 2926, 2927, 2928, 
2929, 2930, 2931, 2932, 2933, 2934, 2935, 2938, 2939, 2942, 3808, and 
3824. Duty rates for these products range from duty-free to 6.5% ad 
valorem.
    The proposed expanded scope of FTZ manufacturing authority would 
exempt DuPont from Customs duty payments on foreign inputs if used in 
production for export. On its domestic shipments, DuPont could apply to 
foreign inputs lower duty rates that apply to the finished products, 
where applicable. Some of Dupont's domestic shipments may be zone-to-
zone transfers from the La Porte plant of intermediate inputs to be 
used in manufacturing at other U.S. DuPont facilities.
    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 August 15, 2005. Rebuttal 
comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period 
may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 29, 
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 address Number 1 listed above, and 
at the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, 15600 John 
F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 530, Houston, TX 77032.

    Dated: May 31, 2005.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Executive Secretary.
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