Foreign-Trade Zone 77-Memphis, TN; Expansion of Manufacturing Authority-Subzone 77B; Brother Industries (U.S.A.) Inc. (Manufacture/Refurbish Toner Cartridges), 72292-72293 [E5-6784]

Download as PDF 72292 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 231 / Friday, December 2, 2005 / Notices California (Subzone 202D), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including § 400.28. Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of November, 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. E5–6782 Filed 12–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of November, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1418] Grant of Authority for Subzone Status, Arctic Cat, Inc. (All-Terrain Vehicle Engines and Snowmobiles), Thief River Falls, MN 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 (the 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, Koochiching Economic Development Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 259 (International Falls, Minnesota), has made application for authority to establish specialpurpose subzone status at the all-terrain vehicle engine and snowmobile manufacturing facilities of Arctic Cat, Inc., located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota (Docket 56–2004, filed 12–3– 2004); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (69 FR 71779, 12–10–2004); and, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Dec 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 approval of the application is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for activity related to all-terrain vehicle engine and snowmobile manufacturing at the facilities of Arctic Cat, Inc., located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota (Subzone 259A), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including § 400.28. ATTEST: Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–6783 Filed 12–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 58–2005] Foreign-Trade Zone 77—Memphis, TN; Expansion of Manufacturing Authority—Subzone 77B; Brother Industries (U.S.A.) Inc. (Manufacture/ Refurbish Toner Cartridges) An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of Memphis and Shelby County (Tennessee), Division of Planning and Economic Development, grantee of FTZ 77, to expand the scope of manufacturing authority for Brother Industries (U.S.A.) Inc. (Brother) under zone procedures within Subzone 77B, at the Brother plant located in Bartlett, Tennessee. 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 November 17, 2005. Subzone 77B was approved by the Board in 1995 and is currently comprised of two sites in Bartlett, Tennessee. Authority was initially granted for the manufacture of typewriters and word processors (Board Order 774, 60 FR 48100–48101, 9/18/ 1995). Brother’s manufacturing authority was later expanded to include postage franking machines/electronic PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 business equipment (Board Order 1109, 65 FR 41625–41626, 7/6/2000). Brother is now proposing to expand the scope of manufacturing activity conducted under zone procedures at Subzone 77B to include manufacturing/ refurbishing toner cartridges. The finished toner cartridges fall into categories which enter the United States duty free. Brother’s application indicates that foreign-sourced materials under the proposed expanded scope (toner; toner caps; collars, guards, and covers; seals; labels; developer rollers; bearings; springs; gears; retaining rings; washers; lower film; foil bags; and instruction sheets) have duty rates ranging from duty-free to 6.5% ad valorem. Expanded subzone manufacturing authority would enable Brother to choose the lower duty rate that applies to the new finished products for foreign components, when applicable, on shipments to the U.S. market. Brother indicates that it will also realize logistical/procedural and other benefits related to the proposed expanded scope of manufacturing. 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. 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 January 31, 2006. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to February 15, 2006. 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 Memphis U.S. Export Assistance Center, c/o Memphis Regional Chamber of Commerce, 22 North Front Street, Suite 200 Memphis, TN 38103. E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 231 / Friday, December 2, 2005 / Notices Dated: November 17, 2005. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–6784 Filed 12–1–05; 8:45 am] Texas, (Subzone 183B), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including § 400.28. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of November, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. [FR Doc. E5–6785 Filed 12–1–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1421] Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC (Semiconductor Memory Devices); Austin, TX 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 Foreign-Trade Zone of Central Texas, Inc., grantee of ForeignTrade Zone 183, has made application to the Board for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status with export-only manufacturing authority (semiconductor memory devices) for the facilities of Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC, located in Austin, Texas (FTZ Docket 18–2005, filed 4/28/ 2005); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (70 FR 23843–23844, 5/5/ 2005); 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 would be in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status with export-only manufacturing authority for activity related to semiconductor memory device manufacturing at the facilities of Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC, located in Austin, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Dec 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–583–080 Carbon Steel Plate from Taiwan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from Nucor Corporation, a U.S. domestic producer of carbon steel plate, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon steel plate from Taiwan. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 70 FR 42028 (July 21, 2005) (Initiation Notice). The period of review (POR) covered June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005. We are now rescinding this review because there is no evidence the respondent had any reviewable U.S. transactions during the POR. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 2, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maryanne Burke or Robert James, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 7868, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–5604 and (202) 482–0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The Department published an antidumping finding on carbon steel plate from Taiwan on June 13, 1979. See Antidumping; Certain Carbon Steel Plate from Taiwan, 44 FR 33877 (June 13, 1979). On June 1, 2005 the Department published a notice of ‘‘Opportunity to Request Administrative Review’’ of the antidumping duty order for the period of June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005. See Notice of Opportunity to Request Administrative PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72293 Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding or Suspended Investigation, 70 FR 31422 (June 1, 2005). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), on June 30, 2005 petitioner Nucor Corporation requested a review of this finding with respect to the manufacturer and/or exporter China Steel Corporation (China Steel). In response to this request, the Department published the initiation of the antidumping duty administrative review on carbon steel plate from Taiwan on July 21, 2005. See Initiation Notice. On August 10, 2005, the Department issued an antidumping questionnaire to China Steel to which we did not receive a response. We subsequently issued a supplemental questionnaire on September 2, 2005 and China Steel submitted a brief response on September 16, 2005. On October 18, 2005 the Department requested further clarification and issued a second supplemental questionnaire and China Steel filed its response on October 28, 2005. China Steel notified the Department that neither it nor any of its affiliates had any reviewable U.S. transactions during the POR. The Department obtained documentation from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for specific entries to the United States of merchandise subject to this order. See November 1, 2005 memorandum from Maryanne Burke to the file entitled, ‘‘2004/2005 Administrative Review of Carbon Steel Plate from Taiwan: Release of Customs Documentation.’’ Also, CBP Headquarters issued a no shipments inquiry for carbon steel plate from Taiwan from China Steel. See CBP message no. 5258209 dated September 15, 2005 available at http:// addcvd.cbp.gov/. No information from these inquiries indicated that China Steel had reviewable U.S. transactions during the POR. Accordingly, we notified the petitioners that we intended to rescind this administrative review with respect to the respondent and they did not object. Rescission of the Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we are rescinding this review of the antidumping finding on carbon steel plate from Taiwan for the period June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005. The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP within 15 days of publication of this notice. This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 231 (Friday, December 2, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72292-72293]
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[FR Doc No: E5-6784]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 58-2005]


Foreign-Trade Zone 77--Memphis, TN; Expansion of Manufacturing 
Authority--Subzone 77B; Brother Industries (U.S.A.) Inc. (Manufacture/
Refurbish Toner Cartridges)

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of Memphis and Shelby County (Tennessee), 
Division of Planning and Economic Development, grantee of FTZ 77, to 
expand the scope of manufacturing authority for Brother Industries 
(U.S.A.) Inc. (Brother) under zone procedures within Subzone 77B, at 
the Brother plant located in Bartlett, Tennessee. 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 November 17, 2005.
    Subzone 77B was approved by the Board in 1995 and is currently 
comprised of two sites in Bartlett, Tennessee. Authority was initially 
granted for the manufacture of typewriters and word processors (Board 
Order 774, 60 FR 48100-48101, 9/18/1995). Brother's manufacturing 
authority was later expanded to include postage franking machines/
electronic business equipment (Board Order 1109, 65 FR 41625-41626, 7/
6/2000).
    Brother is now proposing to expand the scope of manufacturing 
activity conducted under zone procedures at Subzone 77B to include 
manufacturing/refurbishing toner cartridges. The finished toner 
cartridges fall into categories which enter the United States duty 
free. Brother's application indicates that foreign-sourced materials 
under the proposed expanded scope (toner; toner caps; collars, guards, 
and covers; seals; labels; developer rollers; bearings; springs; gears; 
retaining rings; washers; lower film; foil bags; and instruction 
sheets) have duty rates ranging from duty-free to 6.5% ad valorem.
    Expanded subzone manufacturing authority would enable Brother to 
choose the lower duty rate that applies to the new finished products 
for foreign components, when applicable, on shipments to the U.S. 
market. Brother indicates that it will also realize logistical/
procedural and other benefits related to the proposed expanded scope of 
manufacturing. 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.
    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 January 31, 2006. Rebuttal 
comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period 
may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to February 15, 
2006.
    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 Memphis U.S. Export Assistance Center, c/o Memphis Regional 
Chamber of Commerce, 22 North Front Street, Suite 200 Memphis, TN 
38103.


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    Dated: November 17, 2005.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Executive Secretary.
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