Foreign-Trade Zone 20-Suffolk, VA; Application for Subzone Status; STIHL Incorporated (Outdoor Power Products Manufacturing and Distribution), Virginia Beach, VA, 60677-60678 [E8-24327]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 14, 2008 / Notices Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on October 6, 2008. FTZ 26 was approved on January 17, 1977 (Board Order 115, 42 FR 4186, 1/ 24/77); reorganized on April 18, 1988 (Board Order 381, 53 FR 15254, 4/28/ 88); and, expanded on April 29, 1996 (Board Order 820, 61 FR 21156, 5/9/96), on March 19, 1999 (Board Order 1033, 64 FR 16421, 4/5/99), on June 21, 2000 (Board Order 1105, 65 FR 39865, 6/28/ 00), and on July 8, 2005 (Board Order 1401, 70 FR 41201, 7/18/05). The general-purpose zone project currently consists of twelve sites (5,391 acres total) in the Atlanta area: Site 1 (285 acres, 2 parcels)—adjacent to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and jet fuel storage and distribution facilities in Clayton and Fulton Counties; Site 2 (2,472 acres)— Peachtree City Industrial Park, Highway 74 South, Peachtree City; Site 3 (85 acres)—Canton-Cherokee County Business and Industrial Park, Brown Industrial Boulevard, Canton; Site 4 (1,152 acres)—within the 2,124-acre Muscogee Technology Park, located at the intersection of Georgia Highway 22 and State Route 80, Columbus; Site 5 (49 acres)—Corporate Ridge/Columbus East Industrial Park, located at the intersection of Schatulga Road and Cargo Drive, Columbus; Site 6 (394 acres)—within the 411-acre Green Valley Industrial Park, located at the intersection of Green Valley Road and State Route 16, Griffin; Site 7 (64 acres)—Hudson Industrial Park, located at the intersections of Hudson Industrial Drive, Green Valley Road and Futral Road, Griffin; Site 8 (190 acres)—I–75 Industrial Park, located at the intersection of Wallace Road and Jackson Road, Griffin; Site 9 (321 acres)—Hamilton Mill Business Center, located at the intersection of Hamilton Mill Road and Interstate 985, Buford; Site 10 (212 acres)—ProLogis Park Greenwood, located just west of Interstate 75 at the Georgia State Highway 155 diamond interchange, McDonough; Temporary Site 1 (7 acres)—Southpoint Business Park (Building B), 2500 Southpoint Drive, Forest City (expires 7/31/09); and, Temporary Site 2 (160 acres)—within the West Point Economic Development, located at the intersection of Interstate 85 and Webb Road, West Point (expires 7/31/09). The applicant is now requesting authority for a reorganization and expansion of the zone, which includes both additions and deletions with an overall increase of 1,716 acres in total zone space as described below: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:37 Oct 10, 2008 Jkt 217001 —Modify Existing Site 2 (Peachtree City Industrial park) by deleting 1,036 acres (new total acreage 1,436 acres); —Delete Site 8 (I–75 Industrial Park) in its entirety due to changed circumstances; —Proposed Site 11 (1,544 acres)—West Point Economic Development, located at the intersection of Interstate 85 and Webb Road, West Point (Troup County) (this site will include Temporary Site 2 on a permanent basis); —Proposed Site 12 (241 acres)—within the 1,800-acre Callaway South Industrial Park, located at Pegasus Parkway and South Loop Extension off of Interstate 85, West Point; —Proposed Site 13 (184 acres)—within the 541-acre Sofkee Industrial Park, 5898 Hawkinsville Road, Macon (Bibb County); —Proposed Site 14 (230 acres)—Airport East Industrial Park, 8222 Hawkinsville Road, Macon; —Proposed Site 15 (207 acres)—within the 715-acre Twiggs County Industrial Park, located at Interstate 16 and State Route 96, Jeffersonville (Twiggs County); —Proposed Site 16 (308 acres)— Meridian 75 Logistics Center, located at Interstate 75 and Rumble Road, Forsyth (Monroe County); —Proposed Site 17 (193 acres)— Majestic Airport Center III, located at Interstate 85 and Jonesboro Road (Highway 138), Union City (Fulton County); and, —Proposed Site 18 (195 acres)—South Fulton Parkway Corporate Center, located at South Fulton Parkway and Derrick Road, Union City. The sites will provide warehousing and distribution services to area businesses. No specific manufacturing authority is being requested at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case basis. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Camille Evans 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 December 15, 2008. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to December 29, 2008. A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60677 following locations: U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Assistance Center, 75 Fifth Street, NW., Suite 1055, Atlanta, GA 30308; and, Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2111, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. For further information, contact Camille Evans at Camille_Evans@ita.doc.gov or (202) 482–2350. Dated: October 8, 2008. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–24326 Filed 10–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 56–2008] Foreign-Trade Zone 20—Suffolk, VA; Application for Subzone Status; STIHL Incorporated (Outdoor Power Products Manufacturing and Distribution), Virginia Beach, VA An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Virginia Port Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 20, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the outdoor power products manufacturing and distribution facilities of STIHL Incorporated (STIHL) located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 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 October 3, 2008. The STIHL facilities are located at 536 Viking Drive, 2525 International Parkway, 601 Central Drive, 825 London Bridge Road, and 528 Viking Drive, in Virginia Beach (87 acres, 9 buildings, 2,000 employees). The facilities are used for the manufacture and distribution activities of various types of gaspowered and electric outdoor products and their parts (blowers, trimmers, sprayers, cutters, cultivators and chainsaws; HTSUS numbers 8414.59, 8467.29, 8424.81, 8467.89, 8432.29, 8467.22, and 8467.81). At full capacity the STIHL facility can produce up to 4 million units annually. Imported components and raw materials account for approximately 25 percent of the finished products’ value. Parts and components that may be imported into the proposed subzone for manufacturing include: petroleum oils (2710.11); bituminous oils (2710.19); carbides E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 60678 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 14, 2008 / Notices (2849.90); glues and adhesives (3506.91); pickling preparations (3810.90); organic solvents and thinners (3814.00); polyethylene (3901.20); propylene copolymers (3902.30); polyamides (3908.10); polyurethanes (3909.50); silicones (3910.00); petroleum resins (3911.90); monofilament plastics (3916.90); plastic tubes, pipes and hoses (3917.21, 3917.22, 3917.23, 3917.29, 3917.31, 3917.32, 3917.33, 3917.39, 3917.40); self-adhesive or non self-adhesive plates, sheets, film, foil, tape and strip (3919.10, 3919.90, 3920.10, 3920.62, 3920.92, 3921.11, 3921.90); plastic boxes, cases, crates, stoppers, lids, caps and other closures (3923.10, 3923.21, 3923.29, 3923.30, 3923.40, 3923.50, 3923.90, 3926.90); rubber tubes, pipes and hoses (4009.11, 4009.12, 4009.21, 4009.22, 4009.31, 4009.32, 4009.41, 4009.42); erasers (4016.92); vulcanized rubber gaskets, washers, seals and other articles (4016.93, 4016.99); plaiting materials (4601.29); synthetic twine, cordage, ropes and cables (5607.50); felt filters (5911.90); harnesses (6307.90); iron or steel tubes, flanges and pipe fittings (7307.21, 7307.91, 7307.92, 7307.99); iron and steel self-tapping screws, bolts, nuts, screws, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotter pins and washers (7318.14, 7318.15, 7318.16, 7318.19, 7318.21, 7318.24, 7318.29); leaf springs, leaves and helical springs (7320.10, 7320.20, 7320.90); iron or steel wire and other articles (7326.20, 7326.90); copper tube and pipe (7411.29); copper alloy tube and pipe (7412.20); copperstranded wire and cable (7413.00); copper nails, tacks, drawing pins and staples (7415.21, 7415.29, 7415.33, 7415.39); aluminum foil (7607.20); aluminum tubes and pipes (7608.20); aluminum stranded wire, cable and plaited bands (7614.10, 7614.90); aluminum nails, tacks, staples and other articles (7616.10, 7616.99); zinc articles (7907.00); tungsten powders (8101.10); hand tools (8205.40, 8205.59); iron, steel or other base metal flexible tubing (8307.10, 8307.90); internal combustion engine parts (8409.91); fuel, lubricating or cooling pumps and their parts (8413.30, 8413.91); air or vacuum pumps and their parts (8414.59, 8414.90); oil or fuel filters (8421.21, 8421.23); fire extinguishers, spray guns, steam or sand blasting machines and their parts (8424.81, 8424.90); pressurereducing valves, check valves, oleohydraulic valves, safety or relief valves and their parts (8481.10, 8481.20, 8481.30, 8481.40, 8481.80, 8481.90); ball bearings, roller bearings and their parts (8482.10, 8482.20, 8482.30, 8482.40, 8482.50, 8482.80, 8482.91, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:37 Oct 10, 2008 Jkt 217001 8482.99); transmission shafts and cranks, bearing housings, torque converters, flywheels and pulleys, clutches and shaft couplings, toothed wheels and chain sprockets (8483.10, 8483.30, 8483.40, 8483.50, 8483.60, 8483.90); gaskets (8484.10, 8484.20, 8484.90); non-electrical machinery parts (8487.90); electric motors and generators (8501.10, 8501.20, 8501.31, 8501.32, 8501.33, 8501.34, 8501.40, 8501.51, 8501.52, 8501.53, 8501.61, 8501.62, 8501.63, 8501.64); electric generating sets (8502.20); parts for electric motors, generators and generator sets (8503.00); primary cells, batteries and their parts (8506.80); lead-acid storage batteries and their parts (8507.10, 8507.20, 8507.30, 8507.40, 8507.80, 8507.90); spark plugs (8511.10); ignition magnetos, magneto-dynamos and magnetic flywheels (8511.20); distributors and ignition coils (8511.30); generators and their parts (8511.50, 8511.90); portable electric lamps (8513.10); electrical switches, relays, fuses, plugs, sockets, lamp-holders, circuit breakers and junction boxes and their parts (8535.90, 8536.10, 8536.20, 8536.30, 8536.41, 8536.49, 8536.50, 8536.69, 8536.90, 8538.90); electric filament or discharge lamps and their parts (8539.22, 8539.29, 8539.31); cathode ray tubes and their parts (8540.89); coaxial cable and coaxial electric conductors with or without connectors (8544.20, 8544.42, 8544.49, 8544.60); non-propelled trailers and semi-trailers and their parts (8716.80, 8716.90); pneumatic hand tools (8467.11); and, vacuum cleaners and their parts (8508.11). The duty rates on the imported components range from duty-free to 12.5 percent. This application requests authority for STIHL to conduct the manufacturing activity under FTZ procedures, which could exempt the company from customs duty payments on the imported components used in export production. Approximately 40 percent of production is exported. On domestic sales, the company could defer duty payment and choose the lower duty rate (duty-free to 4.7 percent) that applies to the finished products for the imported components used in manufacturing. STIHL may also realize savings related to direct delivery and weekly customs entry procedures. The company would also realize savings on the elimination of duties on materials that become scrap/waste during manufacturing. The application indicates that the FTZ-related savings would improve the plant’s international competitiveness. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Christopher Kemp of the FTZ staff is designated examiner to PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 listed below. The closing period for their receipt is December 15, 2008. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to December 29, 2008). A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available at each of the following addresses: Virginia Port Authority, 600 World Trade Center, Norfolk, VA 23510; and, Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. For further information contact Christopher Kemp at christopher_kemp@ita.doc.gov or (202) 482–0862. Dated: October 6, 2008. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–24327 Filed 10–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Offsets in Military Exports Bureau of Industry and Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 15, 2008. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 56-2008]


Foreign-Trade Zone 20--Suffolk, VA; Application for Subzone 
Status; STIHL Incorporated (Outdoor Power Products Manufacturing and 
Distribution), Virginia Beach, VA

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Virginia Port Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade 
Zone (FTZ) 20, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the 
outdoor power products manufacturing and distribution facilities of 
STIHL Incorporated (STIHL) located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 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 October 3, 2008.
    The STIHL facilities are located at 536 Viking Drive, 2525 
International Parkway, 601 Central Drive, 825 London Bridge Road, and 
528 Viking Drive, in Virginia Beach (87 acres, 9 buildings, 2,000 
employees). The facilities are used for the manufacture and 
distribution activities of various types of gas-powered and electric 
outdoor products and their parts (blowers, trimmers, sprayers, cutters, 
cultivators and chainsaws; HTSUS numbers 8414.59, 8467.29, 8424.81, 
8467.89, 8432.29, 8467.22, and 8467.81). At full capacity the STIHL 
facility can produce up to 4 million units annually. Imported 
components and raw materials account for approximately 25 percent of 
the finished products' value. Parts and components that may be imported 
into the proposed subzone for manufacturing include: petroleum oils 
(2710.11); bituminous oils (2710.19); carbides

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(2849.90); glues and adhesives (3506.91); pickling preparations 
(3810.90); organic solvents and thinners (3814.00); polyethylene 
(3901.20); propylene copolymers (3902.30); polyamides (3908.10); 
polyurethanes (3909.50); silicones (3910.00); petroleum resins 
(3911.90); monofilament plastics (3916.90); plastic tubes, pipes and 
hoses (3917.21, 3917.22, 3917.23, 3917.29, 3917.31, 3917.32, 3917.33, 
3917.39, 3917.40); self-adhesive or non self-adhesive plates, sheets, 
film, foil, tape and strip (3919.10, 3919.90, 3920.10, 3920.62, 
3920.92, 3921.11, 3921.90); plastic boxes, cases, crates, stoppers, 
lids, caps and other closures (3923.10, 3923.21, 3923.29, 3923.30, 
3923.40, 3923.50, 3923.90, 3926.90); rubber tubes, pipes and hoses 
(4009.11, 4009.12, 4009.21, 4009.22, 4009.31, 4009.32, 4009.41, 
4009.42); erasers (4016.92); vulcanized rubber gaskets, washers, seals 
and other articles (4016.93, 4016.99); plaiting materials (4601.29); 
synthetic twine, cordage, ropes and cables (5607.50); felt filters 
(5911.90); harnesses (6307.90); iron or steel tubes, flanges and pipe 
fittings (7307.21, 7307.91, 7307.92, 7307.99); iron and steel self-
tapping screws, bolts, nuts, screws, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, 
cotter pins and washers (7318.14, 7318.15, 7318.16, 7318.19, 7318.21, 
7318.24, 7318.29); leaf springs, leaves and helical springs (7320.10, 
7320.20, 7320.90); iron or steel wire and other articles (7326.20, 
7326.90); copper tube and pipe (7411.29); copper alloy tube and pipe 
(7412.20); copper-stranded wire and cable (7413.00); copper nails, 
tacks, drawing pins and staples (7415.21, 7415.29, 7415.33, 7415.39); 
aluminum foil (7607.20); aluminum tubes and pipes (7608.20); aluminum 
stranded wire, cable and plaited bands (7614.10, 7614.90); aluminum 
nails, tacks, staples and other articles (7616.10, 7616.99); zinc 
articles (7907.00); tungsten powders (8101.10); hand tools (8205.40, 
8205.59); iron, steel or other base metal flexible tubing (8307.10, 
8307.90); internal combustion engine parts (8409.91); fuel, lubricating 
or cooling pumps and their parts (8413.30, 8413.91); air or vacuum 
pumps and their parts (8414.59, 8414.90); oil or fuel filters (8421.21, 
8421.23); fire extinguishers, spray guns, steam or sand blasting 
machines and their parts (8424.81, 8424.90); pressure-reducing valves, 
check valves, oleo-hydraulic valves, safety or relief valves and their 
parts (8481.10, 8481.20, 8481.30, 8481.40, 8481.80, 8481.90); ball 
bearings, roller bearings and their parts (8482.10, 8482.20, 8482.30, 
8482.40, 8482.50, 8482.80, 8482.91, 8482.99); transmission shafts and 
cranks, bearing housings, torque converters, flywheels and pulleys, 
clutches and shaft couplings, toothed wheels and chain sprockets 
(8483.10, 8483.30, 8483.40, 8483.50, 8483.60, 8483.90); gaskets 
(8484.10, 8484.20, 8484.90); non-electrical machinery parts (8487.90); 
electric motors and generators (8501.10, 8501.20, 8501.31, 8501.32, 
8501.33, 8501.34, 8501.40, 8501.51, 8501.52, 8501.53, 8501.61, 8501.62, 
8501.63, 8501.64); electric generating sets (8502.20); parts for 
electric motors, generators and generator sets (8503.00); primary 
cells, batteries and their parts (8506.80); lead-acid storage batteries 
and their parts (8507.10, 8507.20, 8507.30, 8507.40, 8507.80, 8507.90); 
spark plugs (8511.10); ignition magnetos, magneto-dynamos and magnetic 
flywheels (8511.20); distributors and ignition coils (8511.30); 
generators and their parts (8511.50, 8511.90); portable electric lamps 
(8513.10); electrical switches, relays, fuses, plugs, sockets, lamp-
holders, circuit breakers and junction boxes and their parts (8535.90, 
8536.10, 8536.20, 8536.30, 8536.41, 8536.49, 8536.50, 8536.69, 8536.90, 
8538.90); electric filament or discharge lamps and their parts 
(8539.22, 8539.29, 8539.31); cathode ray tubes and their parts 
(8540.89); coaxial cable and coaxial electric conductors with or 
without connectors (8544.20, 8544.42, 8544.49, 8544.60); non-propelled 
trailers and semi-trailers and their parts (8716.80, 8716.90); 
pneumatic hand tools (8467.11); and, vacuum cleaners and their parts 
(8508.11). The duty rates on the imported components range from duty-
free to 12.5 percent.
    This application requests authority for STIHL to conduct the 
manufacturing activity under FTZ procedures, which could exempt the 
company from customs duty payments on the imported components used in 
export production. Approximately 40 percent of production is exported. 
On domestic sales, the company could defer duty payment and choose the 
lower duty rate (duty-free to 4.7 percent) that applies to the finished 
products for the imported components used in manufacturing. STIHL may 
also realize savings related to direct delivery and weekly customs 
entry procedures. The company would also realize savings on the 
elimination of duties on materials that become scrap/waste during 
manufacturing. The application indicates that the FTZ-related savings 
would improve the plant's international competitiveness.
    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 listed below. The closing period for their 
receipt is December 15, 2008. Rebuttal comments in response to material 
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the 
subsequent 15-day period (to December 29, 2008).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available at each of the following addresses: Virginia Port Authority, 
600 World Trade Center, Norfolk, VA 23510; and, Office of the Executive 
Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. For 
further information contact Christopher Kemp at christopher_
kemp@ita.doc.gov or (202) 482-0862.

    Dated: October 6, 2008.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E8-24327 Filed 10-10-08; 8:45 am]
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