Foreign-Trade Zone 163 - Ponce, Puerto Rico Area, Application for Expansion, 48536-48537 [05-16396]

Download as PDF 48536 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 159 / Thursday, August 18, 2005 / Notices account for approximately 20 percent of finished–product value. The application lists the following as the primary material inputs which may be sourced from abroad initially: film base (HTSUS category 3920.62), lids (3921.90), polyvinylbutyral (3907.10), ‘‘Deox 115’’ (2907.10), ethyl 2–cyano–3–hydroxy– butanoate (2926.90), ‘‘TBMSP’’ (2933.39), pyridinium hydrobromide perbromide (2933.31), and ‘‘HSR–2031 Masking’’ (2926.90). The application indicates that duty rates on those input materials range from duty–free to 6.5%. The application also requests authority to include a broad range of inputs and final products that the plant may produce under FTZ procedures in the future within the categories of X–ray film, color paper, digital media, inkjet paper, entertainment imaging (i.e., motion picture film, consumer film and related chemicals), and health imaging (i.e., other health imaging film, equipment and related chemicals). (New major activity in these inputs/products could require review by the FTZ Board.) General HTSUS categories of inputs include: 2620, 2710, 2803, 2804, 2806, 2811, 2812, 2815, 2825, 2827, 2832, 2833, 2836, 2838, 2842, 2843, 2846, 2851, 2901, 2902, 2903, 2904, 2906, 2907, 2908, 2909, 2911, 2914, 2915, 2916, 2917, 2918, 2920, 2921, 2922, 2924, 2925, 2926, 2928, 2930, 2931, 2933, 2934, 2935, 2942, 3004, 3402, 3503, 3507, 3701, 3702, 3703, 3704, 3705, 3706, 3707, 3824, 3901, 3903, 3905, 3906, 3907, 3910, 3912, 3917, 3919, 3920, 3921, 3923, 3924, 3926, 4008, 4009, 4010, 4016, 4017, 4202 (4202.12.6000, 4202.12.8030, 4202.91.0090, 4202.92.9026, 4202.92.9036, 4202.92.9060), 4203, 4415, 4504, 4703, 4802, 4805, 4808, 4811, 4818, 4819, 4820, 4821, 4823, 4901, 4902, 4905, 4906, 4908, 4909, 4910, 4911, 5906, 6804, 6909, 7003, 7004, 7005, 7006, 7007, 7008, 7013, 7014, 7020, 7106, 7108, 7112, 7412, 7419, 7606, 7607, 7609, 7616, 8101, 8108, 8302, 8306, 8308, 8309, 8405, 8412, 8413, 8414, 8415, 8418, 8419, 8420, 8421, 8422, 8423, 8428, 8431, 8439, 8441, 8443, 8466, 8467, 8470, 8471, 8472, 8473, 8476, 8477, 8479, 8480, 8481, 8485, 8501, 8503, 8504, 8505, 8506, 8507, 8511, 8512, 8513, 8514, 8515, 8516, 8518, 8521, 8523, 8524, 8525, 8528, 8529, 8531, 8532, 8533, 8534, 8535, 8536, 8537, 8538, 8539, 8540, 8541, 8542, 8543, 8544, 8545, 8546, 8547, 9001, 9002, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, 9009, 9010, 9011, 9013, 9015, 9016, 9017, 9018, 9022, 9023, 9024, 9025, 9026, 9027, 9028, 9029, 9030, 9031, 9032, 9033, 9106, 9402, 9405, 9612, and 9705. The duty VerDate jul<14>2003 12:20 Aug 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 rates on these products range from duty–free to 38%. Final products that may be produced from the inputs listed above include these general HTSUS categories: 2710, 2803, 2804, 2806, 2811, 2812, 2815, 2825, 2827, 2832, 2833, 2836, 2838, 2842, 2843, 2846, 2851, 2901, 2902, 2903, 2904, 2906, 2907, 2908, 2909, 2911, 2914, 2915, 2916, 2917, 2918, 2920, 2921, 2922, 2924, 2925, 2926, 2928, 2930, 2931, 2933, 2934, 2935, 2942, 3004, 3402, 3503, 3507, 3701, 3702, 3703, 3704, 3705, 3706, 3707, 3824, 3901, 3903, 3905, 3906, 3907, 3910, 3912, 3917, 3919, 3920, 3921, 3923, 3924, 3926, 4008, 4009, 4010, 4016, 4017, 4202 (4202.12.6000, 4202.12.8030, 4202.91.0090, 4202.92.9026, 4202.92.9036, 4202.92.9060), 4203, 4415, 4504, 4703, 4802, 4805, 4808, 4811, 4818, 4819, 4820, 4821, 4823, 4901, 4902, 4905, 4906, 4908, 4909, 4910, 4911, 5906, 6804, 6909, 7003, 7004, 7005, 7006, 7007, 7008, 7013, 7014, 7020, 7106, 7108, 7112, 7412, 7419, 7606, 7607, 7609, 7616, 8101, 8108, 8302, 8306, 8308, 8309, 8405, 8412, 8413, 8414, 8415, 8418, 8419, 8420, 8421, 8422, 8423, 8428, 8431, 8439, 8441, 8443, 8466, 8467, 8470, 8471, 8472, 8473, 8476, 8477, 8479, 8480, 8481, 8485, 8501, 8503, 8504, 8505, 8506, 8507, 8511, 8512, 8513, 8514, 8515, 8516, 8518, 8521, 8523, 8524, 8525, 8528, 8529, 8531, 8532, 8533, 8534, 8535, 8536, 8537, 8538, 8539, 8540, 8541, 8542, 8543, 8544, 8545, 8546, 8547, 9001, 9002, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, 9009, 9010, 9011, 9013, 9015, 9016, 9017, 9018, 9022, 9023, 9024, 9025, 9026, 9027, 9028, 9029, 9030, 9031, 9032, 9033, 9106, 9402, 9405, 9612, and 9705. The duty rates on these products range from duty–free to 38%. Zone procedures would exempt Kodak from Customs duty payments on foreign components used in export production. On its domestic sales, Kodak would be able to choose the lower duty rate that applies to the finished products for foreign components, when applicable. Kodak would also be able to avoid duty on foreign inputs which become scrap/ waste, estimated at five percent of FTZ– related savings. Kodak may also realize logistical/procedural and other benefits from subzone status. All of the above– cited savings from zone procedures could help improve the plant’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. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 October 17, 2005. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to November 1, 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 Jackson County, Office of the County Administrator, Room 214, 10 South Oakdale, Medford, Oregon 97501. Dated: August 11, 2005. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–16395 Filed 8–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 40–2005] Foreign–Trade Zone 163 - Ponce, Puerto Rico Area, Application for Expansion An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by CODEZOL, C.D., grantee of FTZ 163, requesting authority to expand FTZ 163, in the Ponce, Puerto Rico area, adjacent to the Ponce Customs port of entry. 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 August 8, 2005. FTZ 163 was approved on October 18, 1989 (Board Order 443, 54 FR 46097, 11/01/89) and expanded on April 18, 2000 (Board Order 1091, 65 FR 24676, 4/27/00) and June 9, 2005 (Board Order 1397, 70 FR 36117, 6/22/05). The zone project currently consists of the following sites in the Ponce, Puerto Rico, area: Site 1 (106 acres)-within the Port of Ponce area, including a site (11 E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 159 / Thursday, August 18, 2005 / Notices acres) located at 3309 Avenida Santiago de los Caballeros, Ponce; Site 2 (191 acres, 5 parcels)-Peerless Oil & Chemicals, Inc., petroleum terminal facilities located at Rt. 127, Km. 17.1, Penuelas; Site 3 (13 acres, 2 parcels)-Rio Piedras Distribution Center located within the central portion of the Quebrada Arena Industrial Park, and the Hato Rey Distribution Center located within the northeastern portion of the Tres Monjitas Industrial Park, San Juan; Site 4 (14 acres)-warehouse facility located at State Road No. 3, Km. 1401, Guayama (expires 10/1/04); Site 5 (256 acres, 34 parcels)-Mercedita Industrial Park located at the intersection of Route PR–9 and Las Americas Highway, Ponce; and, Site 6 (86 acres)-Coto Laurel Industrial Park located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Highways PR–56 and PR–52, Ponce. The sites are principally owned by the Port of Ponce, Vassallo Industries, Inc., and Desarrollos E Inversiones Del Sur, Inc. The applicant is requesting authority to expand the zone to include an ˜ additional site in Catano, located 5 miles from San Juan: Proposed Site 7 (7 acres)-industrial park, State Road 869, at ˜ Barrio Las Palmas, Catano. The site is principally owned by Able Sales, Inc. CODEZOL is requesting FTZ status for this site as part of FTZ 163 because the proposed site is related to existing activity at FTZ 163 (Site 1). No specific manufacturing requests are being made at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case–by-case basis. 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 on the application 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 below: 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 U.S. Postal Service: Foreign–Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, FCB– 4100W, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230. The closing period for their receipt is October 17, 2005. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to November 1, 2005). VerDate jul<14>2003 12:20 Aug 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 48537 A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign–Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at address No. 1 listed above and CODEZOL, C.D., 3309 Avenida Santiago de los Caballeros, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00734. intermediates at the manufacturing plant of Ortho Biologics, LLC, located in ´ Manatı, Puerto Rico (Subzone 7H), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including § 400.28. Dated: August 9, 2005. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–16396 Filed 8–17–05; 8:45 am] Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of August 2005. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1405] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Grant Of Authority For Subzone Status, Ortho Biologics, LLC, (Pharmaceutical Intermediates), ´ Manatı, Puerto Rico 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 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 Puerto Rico Industrial Development Corporation, grantee of FTZ 7, has made application to the Board for authority to establish special– purpose subzone status at the pharmaceutical intermediate manufacturing plant of Ortho Biologics, ´ LLC (OBI) in Manatı, Puerto Rico (FTZ Docket 53–2004, filed 11–19–04). Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (69 FR 70121, 12/02/04); and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the application is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for activity related to pharmaceutical PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign–Trade Zones Board. Attest: Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–16401 Filed 8–17–05; 8:45 am] Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1407] Expansion of Foreign–Trade Zone 167, Green Bay, Wisconsin 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 County of Brown, Wisconsin, grantee of Foreign–Trade Zone 167, submitted an application to the Board for authority to expand FTZ 167–Site 1 to include additional parcels in Brown County and to expand the zone to include a site (1,617 acres, Site 2) in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, within the Green Bay Customs port of entry (FTZ Docket 51–2004; filed 11/12/ 04); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (69 FR 67699, 11/19/04; 69 FR 70122, 12/2/04) 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 167 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 159 (Thursday, August 18, 2005)]
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[Pages 48536-48537]
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[FR Doc No: 05-16396]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 40-2005]


Foreign-Trade Zone 163 - Ponce, Puerto Rico Area, Application for 
Expansion

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by CODEZOL, C.D., grantee of FTZ 163, requesting authority 
to expand FTZ 163, in the Ponce, Puerto Rico area, adjacent to the 
Ponce Customs port of entry. 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 August 8, 2005.
    FTZ 163 was approved on October 18, 1989 (Board Order 443, 54 FR 
46097, 11/01/89) and expanded on April 18, 2000 (Board Order 1091, 65 
FR 24676, 4/27/00) and June 9, 2005 (Board Order 1397, 70 FR 36117, 6/
22/05). The zone project currently consists of the following sites in 
the Ponce, Puerto Rico, area: Site 1 (106 acres)-within the Port of 
Ponce area, including a site (11

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acres) located at 3309 Avenida Santiago de los Caballeros, Ponce; Site 
2 (191 acres, 5 parcels)-Peerless Oil & Chemicals, Inc., petroleum 
terminal facilities located at Rt. 127, Km. 17.1, Penuelas; Site 3 (13 
acres, 2 parcels)-Rio Piedras Distribution Center located within the 
central portion of the Quebrada Arena Industrial Park, and the Hato Rey 
Distribution Center located within the northeastern portion of the Tres 
Monjitas Industrial Park, San Juan; Site 4 (14 acres)-warehouse 
facility located at State Road No. 3, Km. 1401, Guayama (expires 10/1/
04); Site 5 (256 acres, 34 parcels)-Mercedita Industrial Park located 
at the intersection of Route PR-9 and Las Americas Highway, Ponce; and, 
Site 6 (86 acres)-Coto Laurel Industrial Park located at the southwest 
corner of the intersection of Highways PR-56 and PR-52, Ponce. The 
sites are principally owned by the Port of Ponce, Vassallo Industries, 
Inc., and Desarrollos E Inversiones Del Sur, Inc.
    The applicant is requesting authority to expand the zone to include 
an additional site in Cata[ntilde]o, located 5 miles from San Juan: 
Proposed Site 7 (7 acres)-industrial park, State Road 869, at Barrio 
Las Palmas, Cata[ntilde]o. The site is principally owned by Able Sales, 
Inc. CODEZOL is requesting FTZ status for this site as part of FTZ 163 
because the proposed site is related to existing activity at FTZ 163 
(Site 1). No specific manufacturing requests are being made at this 
time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case basis.
    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 on the application 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 below:
    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 U.S. Postal Service: Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, FCB-4100W, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW, 
Washington, DC 20230.
    The closing period for their receipt is October 17, 2005. Rebuttal 
comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period 
may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to November 1, 
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 
address No. 1 listed above and CODEZOL, C.D., 3309 Avenida Santiago de 
los Caballeros, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00734.

    Dated: August 9, 2005.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-16396 Filed 8-17-05; 8:45 am]
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