Foreign-Trade Zone 189 Kent/Ottawa/Muskegon Counties, Michigan, Application for Subzone, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Footwear and Apparel Distribution), 51440 [E8-20413]

Download as PDF 51440 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 3, 2008 / Notices Any final action by the Agency related to the proposed project will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with environmental review requirements as prescribed by the Agency’s environmental policies and procedures (7 CFR part 1794). Dated: August 28, 2008. Mark S. Plank, Director, Engineering and Environmental Staff, USDA/Rural Development/Utilities Programs. [FR Doc. E8–20418 Filed 9–2–08; 8:45 am] generators and one steam turbine with a water-cooled steam surface condenser. Any final action by RUS related to the proposed project will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with all relevant Federal environmental laws and regulations and completion of environmental review procedures as prescribed by 7 CFR part 1794, Environmental Policies and Procedures. Dated: August 27, 2008. James R. Newby, Assistant Administrator, Electric Programs, Rural Utilities Programs. [FR Doc. 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ADDRESSES: The FONSI is available for public review at USDA Rural Development, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 1571; and at Brazos Electric, 2404 LaSalle Avenue, Waco, Texas 76702– 2585. To obtain copies of the FONSI or for further information, contact: Dennis E. Rankin, Environmental Protection Specialist, USDA Rural Development, Utilities Programs, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 1571, Washington, DC 20250–1571, Telephone: (202) 720– 1953 or e-mail: dennis.rankin@wdc.usda.gov; or David McDaniel, Brazos Electric, 2404 LaSalle Avenue, Waco, Texas 76702–2585, Telephone: (254) 750–6324 or e-mail: dmcdaniel@brazoselectric.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Brazos is proposing to construct a second 600 MW gas-fired combined-cycle electric generation station adjacent to Brazos’ existing generation station located at Henderson Ranch Road near the Joplin Community in Jack County, Texas. The project will consist of two combustion turbines and heat recovery steam VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:59 Sep 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 Docket 47–2008 Foreign–Trade Zone 189 Kent/Ottawa/ Muskegon Counties, Michigan, Application for Subzone, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Footwear and Apparel Distribution) An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Kent–Ottawa-Muskegon Foreign Trade Zone Authority, grantee of FTZ 189, requesting special–purpose subzone status for the footwear and apparel distribution facilities of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Wolverine), located in Rockford, Cedar Springs and Howard City, Michigan. 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 25, 2008. The proposed subzone would include Wolverine’s facilities at 3 sites located within the Grand Rapids, Michigan port of entry area: Site 1 (265 acres) - 9341 Courtland Drive, in Rockford; Site 2 (19 acres) - 660 West Street S NE, in Cedar Springs; and, Site 3 (26 acres) - 214 East Washburn Street, in Howard City. Site 1 is owned by Wolverine while sites 2 and 3 are leased. The facilities are used for warehousing and distribution of both foreign–origin and domestic footwear, apparel and gear for both the U.S. market and export. The application states that all textile and apparel products classified under Textile Import Quota categories would be admitted to the proposed subzone under domestic (duty–paid) status (19 CFR Sec. 146.41). FTZ procedures would be used to help support Wolverine’s Michigan–based import and distribution activity. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FTZ procedures would exempt Wolverine from Customs duty payments on foreign products that are re– exported. On domestic sales, duty payments would be deferred until the foreign merchandise is shipped from the facilities and entered for consumption. The company would also realize significant logistical benefits related to the use of direct delivery and weekly customs entry procedures. The application indicates that the savings from the use of FTZ procedures would help improve the company’s international competitiveness and help facilitate the company’s plans to grow their export market. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Christopher Kemp of the FTZ staff is 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 the address below. The closing period for their receipt is November 3, 2008. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to November 17, 2008). A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available at each of the following addresses: U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, 401 West Fulton Street, Suite 349C, Grand Rapids, MI 49504; and, Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign–Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20230. For further information contact Christopher Kemp at christopherlkemp@ita.doc.gov or (202) 482–0862. Dated: August 25, 2008. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

Docket 47-2008


Foreign-Trade Zone 189 Kent/Ottawa/Muskegon Counties, Michigan, 
Application for Subzone, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Footwear and 
Apparel Distribution)

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Kent-Ottawa-Muskegon Foreign Trade Zone Authority, 
grantee of FTZ 189, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the 
footwear and apparel distribution facilities of Wolverine World Wide, 
Inc. (Wolverine), located in Rockford, Cedar Springs and Howard City, 
Michigan. 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 25, 2008.
    The proposed subzone would include Wolverine's facilities at 3 
sites located within the Grand Rapids, Michigan port of entry area: 
Site 1 (265 acres) - 9341 Courtland Drive, in Rockford; Site 2 (19 
acres) - 660 West Street S NE, in Cedar Springs; and, Site 3 (26 acres) 
- 214 East Washburn Street, in Howard City. Site 1 is owned by 
Wolverine while sites 2 and 3 are leased. The facilities are used for 
warehousing and distribution of both foreign-origin and domestic 
footwear, apparel and gear for both the U.S. market and export. The 
application states that all textile and apparel products classified 
under Textile Import Quota categories would be admitted to the proposed 
subzone under domestic (duty-paid) status (19 CFR Sec. 146.41). FTZ 
procedures would be used to help support Wolverine's Michigan-based 
import and distribution activity.
    FTZ procedures would exempt Wolverine from Customs duty payments on 
foreign products that are re-exported. On domestic sales, duty payments 
would be deferred until the foreign merchandise is shipped from the 
facilities and entered for consumption. The company would also realize 
significant logistical benefits related to the use of direct delivery 
and weekly customs entry procedures. The application indicates that the 
savings from the use of FTZ procedures would help improve the company's 
international competitiveness and help facilitate the company's plans 
to grow their export market.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, Christopher Kemp of the 
FTZ staff is 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 the address below. The closing period for their receipt is 
November 3, 2008. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted 
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-
day period (to November 17, 2008).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available at each of the following addresses: U.S. Department of 
Commerce Export Assistance Center, 401 West Fulton Street, Suite 349C, 
Grand Rapids, MI 49504; and, Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20230. For further information 
contact Christopher Kemp at christopher_kemp@ita.doc.gov or (202) 482-
0862.

    Dated: August 25, 2008.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-20413 Filed 9-2-08; 8:45 am]
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