Foreign-Trade Zone 84 - Houston, Texas, Foreign-Trade Zone 38 - Spartanburg Co., South Carolina, Foreign-Trade Zone 126 - Reno, Nevada, Foreign-Trade Zone 70 - Detroit, Michigan, Request for Manufacturing Authority, Michelin North America (Wheel Assembly), 62294-62295 [05-21616]

Download as PDF 62294 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 209 / Monday, October 31, 2005 / Notices matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: October 25, 2005. James F. Giachino, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 05–21610 Filed 10–28–05; 8:45 am] Signed at Washington, DC, on October 24, 2005. Michael W. Yost, Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency and Acting Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 05–21593 Filed 10–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Tehama County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Red Bluff, California. 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As established in 7 CFR 4279.107 and 4280.126, the amount of the fee on each guaranteed loan will be determined by multiplying the fee rate by the outstanding principal loan balance as of December 31, multiplied by the percent of guarantee. As set forth in 7 CFR 4280.126(a), each fiscal year the Agency shall establish the initial guarantee fee rate for loans made under the REEEI Guaranteed Loan Program. Pursuant to that authority, the Agency is establishing the initial guarantee fee rate at 1 percent for loans made in FY 2006. As set forth in 7 CFR 4279.107(a) and 4279.119(b)(4), each fiscal year the Agency shall establish a limit on the maximum portion of B&I guarantee authority available for that fiscal year that may be used to guarantee loans with a B&I guarantee fee of 1 percent or guaranteed loans with a guarantee percentage exceeding 80 percent. Allowing the guarantee fee to be reduced to 1 percent or exceeding the 80 percent guarantee on certain B&I guaranteed loans that meet the conditions set forth in 7 CFR 4279.107 and 4279.119 will increase the Agency’s ability to focus guarantee assistance on projects which the Agency has found PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 particularly meritorious, such as projects in rural communities that remain persistently poor, which experience long-term population decline and job deterioration, are experiencing trauma as a result of natural disaster, or are high impact as defined in 7 CFR 4279.155(b)(5). Not more than 12 percent of the Agency’s quarterly apportioned B&I guarantee authority will be reserved for loan requests with a guarantee fee of 1 percent, and not more than 15 percent of the Agency’s quarterly apportioned guarantee authority will be reserved for guaranteed loan requests with a guaranteed percentage exceeding 80 percent. Once the above quarterly limits have been reached, all additional loans guaranteed during the remainder of that quarter will require a 2 percent guarantee fee and not exceed an 80 percent guarantee limit. Written requests by the Rural Development State Office for approval of a guaranteed loan with a 1 percent guarantee fee or a guaranteed loan exceeding 80 percent must be forwarded to the National Office, Attn: Director, Business and Industry Division, for review and consideration prior to obligation of the guaranteed loan. The Administrator will provide a written response to the State Office confirming approval or disapproval of the request. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 31, 2005. Rick Bonnet, Special Projects/Programs Oversight Division, Rural BusinessCooperative Service, USDA, STOP 3221, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–3221, telephone (202) 720–1804. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This action has been reviewed and determined not to be a rule or regulation as defined in Executive Order 12866 as amended by Executive Order 13258. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 21, 2005. Peter J. Thomas, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–21588 Filed 10–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 209 / Monday, October 31, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board (Docket 53–2005) Foreign–Trade Zone 84 - Houston, Texas, Foreign–Trade Zone 38 Spartanburg Co., South Carolina, Foreign–Trade Zone 126 - Reno, Nevada, Foreign–Trade Zone 70 Detroit, Michigan, Request for Manufacturing Authority, Michelin North America (Wheel Assembly) Applications have been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the following grantees, on behalf of Michelin North America (MNA), requesting authority to assemble wheels under FTZ procedures at the sites listed below. The applications were formally filed on October 20, 2005. Grantee: FTZ 84, Port of Houston Authority Site: SZ 84R Location: 8800 City Park Loop, Houston, Texas Employees: 50 employees Grantee: FTZ 38, South Carolina State Ports Authority Site: FTZ 38, Site 5 Location: 101 Michelin Drive, Laurens, South Carolina Employees: 96 employees Grantee: FTZ 126, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada Site: FTZ 126, Site 7 Location: 14551 Industry Circle, Reno, Nevada Employees: 36 employees Grantee: FTZ 70, Greater Detroit Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. Site: FTZ 70, Site 18 Location: 7111 Crabb Road, Temperance, Michigan Employees: 40 employees The general–purpose zone sites are warehouses operated by TNT Logistics for MNA. The applicants are requesting to perform wheel assembly using domestic and foreign components on behalf of auto manufacturer clients at each of the sites. Foreign–sourced components include tires (HTSUS 4011.10, 4011.20, 4011.61, 4011.62, 4011.63, 4011.92, 4011.93, 4011.94, 4011.99, duty–free to 4.0%), wheel rims (HTSUS 8708.70, duty–free to 2.5%), flaps (HTSUS 4012.90, duty–free to 4.2%), valves (HTSUS 8481.80, duty– free to 5%), tubes (HTSUS 4013.10, duty–free to 3.7%), gaskets (HTSUS 4016.93, duty–free to 2.5%), sensors (HTSUS 8525.10, duty–free), and nuts (HTSUS 7318.16, duty–free). FTZ procedures would exempt MNA from Customs duty payments on the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:56 Oct 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 foreign components used in production for export to non–NAFTA countries. On shipments for U.S. consumption and to NAFTA markets, MNA could elect the wheel assembly duty rate (generally dutiable as an auto part - 2.5%) for the foreign components (mostly tires dutiable at 4%) listed above. The auto part duty rate (2.5%) would apply if the wheel assemblies are shipped via zone– to-zone transfer to U.S. motor vehicle assembly plants with subzone status. The applications indicate that the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the facilities’ 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, 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 December 30, 2005. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to January 17, 2006). Copies of the requests will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign–Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at address Number 1 listed above. Dated: October 21, 2005. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–21616 Filed 10–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket No: 051017266–5266–01] Revision to the Unverified List— Guidance as to ‘‘Red Flags’’ Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. 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These notices advised exporters that the involvement of a listed person as a party to a proposed transaction constitutes a ‘‘red flag’’ as described in the guidance set forth in Supplement No. 3 to 15 CFR part 732, requiring heightened scrutiny by the exporter before proceeding with such a transaction. This notice adds five entities to the Unverified List. The entities are: T.Z.H. International Co. Ltd., Room 23, 2/F, Kowloon Bay Ind Center, No. 15 Wany Hoi Rd, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region; Design Engineering Center, House 184, Street 36, Sector F–10/1, Islamabad, Pakistan; Kantry, 13/2 Begovaya Street, Moscow, Russia 125284; Elaton Company, 20B Berezhkovskaya Naberezhnaya, Moscow, Russia; and Pskovenergo Service, 47–A Sovetskaya Street, Pskov, Russia Federation, 180000. DATES: This notice is effective October 31, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas W. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

(Docket 53-2005)


Foreign-Trade Zone 84 - Houston, Texas, Foreign-Trade Zone 38 - 
Spartanburg Co., South Carolina, Foreign-Trade Zone 126 - Reno, Nevada, 
Foreign-Trade Zone 70 - Detroit, Michigan, Request for Manufacturing 
Authority, Michelin North America (Wheel Assembly)

    Applications have been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the following grantees, on behalf of Michelin North 
America (MNA), requesting authority to assemble wheels under FTZ 
procedures at the sites listed below. The applications were formally 
filed on October 20, 2005.
    Grantee: FTZ 84, Port of Houston Authority
    Site: SZ 84R
    Location: 8800 City Park Loop, Houston, Texas
    Employees: 50 employees
    Grantee: FTZ 38, South Carolina State Ports Authority
    Site: FTZ 38, Site 5
    Location: 101 Michelin Drive, Laurens, South Carolina
    Employees: 96 employees
    Grantee: FTZ 126, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada
    Site: FTZ 126, Site 7
    Location: 14551 Industry Circle, Reno, Nevada
    Employees: 36 employees
    Grantee: FTZ 70, Greater Detroit Foreign Trade Zone, Inc.
    Site: FTZ 70, Site 18
    Location: 7111 Crabb Road, Temperance, Michigan
    Employees: 40 employees
    The general-purpose zone sites are warehouses operated by TNT 
Logistics for MNA. The applicants are requesting to perform wheel 
assembly using domestic and foreign components on behalf of auto 
manufacturer clients at each of the sites. Foreign-sourced components 
include tires (HTSUS 4011.10, 4011.20, 4011.61, 4011.62, 4011.63, 
4011.92, 4011.93, 4011.94, 4011.99, duty-free to 4.0%), wheel rims 
(HTSUS 8708.70, duty-free to 2.5%), flaps (HTSUS 4012.90, duty-free to 
4.2%), valves (HTSUS 8481.80, duty-free to 5%), tubes (HTSUS 4013.10, 
duty-free to 3.7%), gaskets (HTSUS 4016.93, duty-free to 2.5%), sensors 
(HTSUS 8525.10, duty-free), and nuts (HTSUS 7318.16, duty-free).
    FTZ procedures would exempt MNA from Customs duty payments on the 
foreign components used in production for export to non-NAFTA 
countries. On shipments for U.S. consumption and to NAFTA markets, MNA 
could elect the wheel assembly duty rate (generally dutiable as an auto 
part - 2.5%) for the foreign components (mostly tires dutiable at 4%) 
listed above. The auto part duty rate (2.5%) would apply if the wheel 
assemblies are shipped via zone-to-zone transfer to U.S. motor vehicle 
assembly plants with subzone status. The applications indicate that the 
savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the facilities' 
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, 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 December 30, 2005. Rebuttal 
comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period 
may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to January 17, 
2006).
    Copies of the requests will be available for public inspection at 
the Office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board's Executive Secretary at 
address Number 1 listed above.

    Dated: October 21, 2005.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Executive Secretary.
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