Foreign-Trade Zone 204, Tri-Cities Area, TN/VA, Request for Manufacturing Authority (Fractional Horsepower Electric Motors), 51335-51336 [05-17230]

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[FR Doc. 05–17153 Filed 8–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board Order No. 1408 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 Toledo–Lucas County Port Authority, grantee of Foreign– Trade Zone 8, submitted an application to the Board for authority to expand FTZ 8 to include a site (Site 6 - 86 acres) at the Greenbelt Development Park located in Toledo, Ohio, within the Toledo/Sandusky Customs port of entry (FTZ Docket 43–2004; filed 9/20/04); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (69 FR 57263, 9/24/04) 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: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51335 The application to expand FTZ 8 is approved, subject to the Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28, and subject to an initial five– year time limit (to August 31, 2010) with extension available upon review. Signed at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of August 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. 05–17228 Filed 8–29–05; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board (Docket 42–2005) Foreign–Trade Zone 204, Tri–Cities Area, TN/VA, Request for Manufacturing Authority (Fractional Horsepower Electric Motors) An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Tri–Cities Airport Commission, grantee of FTZ 204, requesting authority on behalf of Electro Motor, LLC for the manufacture of fractional horsepower electric motors under FTZ procedures within Site 5 of FTZ 204 in Piney Flats, Tennessee. 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 19, 2005. Electro Motor operates a manufacturing facility (23 employees) within Site 5 of FTZ 204 for the manufacture of fractional horsepower electric motors, with a capacity of 800,000 motors annually. The company’s application indicates that the finished products would enter the United States at a duty rate of 3.3 percent ad valorem. Imported inputs are projected to comprise approximately 50 percent of the value of finished products produced under FTZ procedures. Electro Motor indicates that the foreign inputs that may be admitted under FTZ procedures are unwound motor assemblies (HTSUS category 8501.32) and motor parts (8503.00). Duty rates on the proposed imported components currently range from 2.4 to 6.5 percent. This application requests authority to allow Electro Motor to conduct the activity under FTZ procedures, which would exempt the company from E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 51336 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 30, 2005 / Notices 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 application also indicates that the company will derive savings from deferral of duty on imported components used in production of the finished products, simplification and expediting of the company’s import and export procedures, and duty savings on scrap/waste. Electro Motor’s application indicates that the above–cited savings from zone procedures could help improve the company’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 October 31, 2005. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15–day period to November 14, 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 Tri–City Regional Airport, Room 306, State Highway 75, Blountville, TN 37617. Dated: August 22, 2005. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–17230 Filed 8–29–05; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:17 Aug 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–570–827) Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In accordance with section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and section 351.216(b) of the Department of Commerce’s (the Department) regulations, M.A. Notch Corporation (Notch) filed a request asking that the Department exclude from the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain cased pencils from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) a large novelty pencil, which is described below. Domestic interested parties who have been active participants in recent administrative reviews of this order1 have affirmatively expressed a lack of interest in the continuation of the order with respect to this product. In response to the request, the Department is initiating a changed circumstances review of the AD order on certain cased pencils from the PRC. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 30, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz or Charles Riggle, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S.Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4474 and (202) 482–0650, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On April 14, 2005, Notch, a U.S. importer, filed a request asking the Department to exclude a large novelty pencil from the AD order on certain cased pencils from the PRC. See Notch’s letter to the Secretary, dated April 5, 2005 (Notch Request Letter). Specifically, Notch requests that the Department exclude from the AD order imports of certain cased pencils meeting 1 Sanford Corporation, Musgrave Pencil Company, Rose Moon, Inc., and General Pencil Company (collectively, Sanford et al), domestic manufacturers of cased pencils, have. See, e.g., Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China; Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 42301 (July 22, 2005) and Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China; Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 69 FR 29266 (May 21, 2004). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the following description: novelty jumbo pencil that is octagonal in shape, approximately ten inches long, one inch in diameter, and three–and-one eighth inches in circumference, composed of turned wood encasing one–and-one half inches of sharpened lead on one end and a rubber eraser on the other end. See Notch Request Letter at 1. On May 6, 2005, Sanford et al submitted a letter to the Department stating that they ‘‘ . . . do not object to exclusion of items meeting the description set forth in the quoted description’’ (as stated above). Scope of the Order Imports covered by this order are shipments of certain cased pencils of any shape or dimension (except as described below) which are writing and/ or drawing instruments that feature cores of graphite or other materials, encased in wood and/or man–made materials, whether or not decorated and whether or not tipped (e.g., with erasers, etc.) in any fashion, and either sharpened or unsharpened. The pencils subject to the order are classified under subheading 9609.10.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Specifically excluded from the scope of the order are mechanical pencils, cosmetic pencils, pens, non–cased crayons (wax), pastels, charcoals, chalks, and pencils produced under U.S. patent number 6,217,242, from paper infused with scents by the means covered in the above–referenced patent, thereby having odors distinct from those that may emanate from pencils lacking the scent infusion. Also excluded from the scope of the order are pencils with all of the following physical characteristics: 1) length: 13.5 or more inches; 2) sheath diameter: not less than one–and-one quarter inches at any point (before sharpening); and 3) core length: not more than 15 percent of the length of the pencil. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Prior Changed Circumstance Rulings The Department has published the final results of the following changed circumstances reviews to date: (1) On November 4, 2003, the Department published the final results of a changed circumstances review that excluded from the scope of the order pencils with all of the following physical characteristics: length: 1) 13.5 or more inches; 2) sheath diameter: not less than one–and-one quarter inches at any point (before sharpening); and 3) core length: not more than 15 percent of E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51335-51336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17230]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

(Docket 42-2005)


Foreign-Trade Zone 204, Tri-Cities Area, TN/VA, Request for 
Manufacturing Authority (Fractional Horsepower Electric Motors)

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Tri-Cities Airport Commission, grantee of FTZ 204, 
requesting authority on behalf of Electro Motor, LLC for the 
manufacture of fractional horsepower electric motors under FTZ 
procedures within Site 5 of FTZ 204 in Piney Flats, Tennessee. 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 19, 2005.
    Electro Motor operates a manufacturing facility (23 employees) 
within Site 5 of FTZ 204 for the manufacture of fractional horsepower 
electric motors, with a capacity of 800,000 motors annually. The 
company's application indicates that the finished products would enter 
the United States at a duty rate of 3.3 percent ad valorem. Imported 
inputs are projected to comprise approximately 50 percent of the value 
of finished products produced under FTZ procedures. Electro Motor 
indicates that the foreign inputs that may be admitted under FTZ 
procedures are unwound motor assemblies (HTSUS category 8501.32) and 
motor parts (8503.00). Duty rates on the proposed imported components 
currently range from 2.4 to 6.5 percent.
    This application requests authority to allow Electro Motor to 
conduct the activity under FTZ procedures, which would exempt the 
company from

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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 application also indicates that the company 
will derive savings from deferral of duty on imported components used 
in production of the finished products, simplification and expediting 
of the company's import and export procedures, and duty savings on 
scrap/waste. Electro Motor's application indicates that the above-cited 
savings from zone procedures could help improve the company'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 October 31, 2005. Rebuttal 
comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period 
may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to November 14, 
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 Tri-City Regional Airport, Room 306, State Highway 75, 
Blountville, TN 37617.

    Dated: August 22, 2005.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-17230 Filed 8-29-05; 8:45 am]
Billing Code: 3510-DS-S