Foreign-Trade Zone 119 - Minneapolis, MN, Application for Expansion/Reorganization and Expansion of Manufacturing Authority, Subzone 119B - Uponor, Inc., (Polyethylene Tubing), 65582-65583 [E8-26284]

Download as PDF 65582 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 4, 2008 / Notices TABLE 2—ELIGIBLE ANVS—Continued ANV name ANCSA type 7 ANRC 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... Stebbins .................. Stevens Village ....... Stony River ............. Takotna ................... Tanacross ............... Tanana .................... Tatitlek .................... Tazlina .................... Telida ...................... Teller ....................... Tetlin ....................... Togiak ..................... Tuluksak ................. Tuntutuliak .............. Tununak .................. Twin Hills ................ Tyonek .................... Uganik ..................... Ugashik ................... Ukivok ..................... Umkumiute .............. Unalakleet ............... Unalaska ................. Unga ....................... Uyak ........................ Venetie .................... Bering Straits .......... Doyon ..................... Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Doyon ..................... Doyon ..................... Chugach ................. Ahtna ...................... Doyon ..................... Bering Straits .......... Doyon ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Cook Inlet ............... Koniag ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Bering Straits .......... Calista ..................... Bering Straits .......... Aleut ........................ Aleut ........................ Koniag ..................... Doyon ..................... 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Takotna Village ........................................ Native Village of Tanacross ..................... Native Village of Tanana ......................... Native Village of Tatitlek .......................... Native Village of Tazlina .......................... Telida Village ........................................... Native Village of Teller ............................ Native Village of Tetlin ............................. Traditional Village of Togiak .................... Tuluksak Native Community .................... Native Village of Tuntutuliak .................... Native Village of Tununak ....................... Twin Hills Village ..................................... Native Village of Tyonek .......................... n/a ............................................................ Ugashik Village ........................................ King Island Native Community ................ Umkumiute Native Village ....................... Native Village of Unalakleet .................... Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska ................ Native Village of Unga ............................. n/a ............................................................ Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government (Village of Venetie). Village of Wainwright ............................... Native Village of Wales ........................... Native Village of White Mountain ............ Wrangell Cooperative Association ........... Yakutat Tlingit Tribe ................................. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. E8–26234 Filed 11–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 61–2008] dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 7 In this column, ‘‘NV’’ means a ‘‘Native village’’, ‘‘NG’’ means a ‘‘Native group’’, ‘‘UC’’ means an ‘‘Urban Corporation’’, and ‘‘n/a’’ means that the ANV is not recognized pursuant to the ANCSA. 8 The BIA recognized name for each ANV is taken from the Federal Register notice published Friday, April 4, 2008 (73 FR 18553). ‘‘n/a’’ in this column means that the ANV is not recognized by the BIA and is not listed in the BIA’s Federal Register notice. 9 The ANVs Curyung, Ekuk, and Portage Creek are all represented by the same ANVC, Choggiung, Limited. Choggiung, Limited also represents the ANCSA 14(c) sites of Igushik and Lewis Point that should be considered when these three ANVs are delineating their ANVSAs. 10 The Kanatak ANV is currently located within the boundary of the Koniag ANRC in the Census Bureau’s records, but they receive services from the Bristol Bay Native Association. If the ANRC boundaries are correct in the Census Bureau’s records, the ANV is eligible to consider delineating an ANVSA within the boundary of the Koniag ANRC for the 2010 Census. 11 The Port Alsworth ANV is currently located within the boundary of the Cook Inlet ANRC in the Census Bureau’s records, but they receive services from the Bristol Bay Native Association. If the ANRC boundaries are correct in the Census Bureau’s records, the ANV is eligible to consider delineating an ANVSA within the boundary of the Cook Inlet ANRC for the 2010 Census. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 Foreign–Trade Zone 119 – Minneapolis, MN, Application for Expansion/Reorganization and Expansion of Manufacturing Authority, Subzone 119B – Uponor, Inc., (Polyethylene Tubing) An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Greater Metropolitan Area Foreign Trade Zone Commission (Minneapolis, Minnesota), grantee of FTZ 119, on behalf of Uponor, Inc. (formerly, the Wirsbo Company), operator of Subzone 119B at the Uponor polyethylene tubing manufacturing and distribution facilities in Apple Valley and Burnsville, Minnesota, requesting authority to expand and reorganize the subzone and to expand the scope of FTZ manufacturing authority to include new manufacturing capacity. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign–Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and section 400.28(a)(2) of the Board’s regulations (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on October 28, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Longitude Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Latitude ¥162.2820 ¥149.1039 ¥156.5898 ¥156.0870 ¥143.3565 ¥152.0763 ¥146.6779 ¥145.4284 ¥153.2785 ¥166.3628 ¥142.5239 ¥160.3764 ¥160.9630 ¥162.6696 ¥165.2588 ¥160.2836 ¥151.1494 ¥153.4046 ¥157.3887 ¥168.0718 ¥165.1989 ¥160.7914 ¥166.5337 ¥160.5050 ¥154.0078 ¥146.4149 63.5208 66.0055 61.7891 62.9723 63.3762 65.1716 60.8664 62.0589 63.3840 65.2613 63.1351 59.0619 61.1020 60.3424 60.5827 59.0774 61.0716 57.7565 57.5027 64.9643 60.4997 63.8777 53.8746 55.1841 57.6336 67.0178 ¥160.0202 ¥168.0960 ¥163.4042 ¥132.3791 ¥139.7435 70.6448 65.6082 64.6805 56.4752 59.5543 Subzone 119B was approved by the Board in 1993 with authority granted for the manufacture of polyethylene tubing at Uponor’s manufacturing plant (Site 1)(135,000 sq.ft./6 acres) in Apple Valley, Minnesota (Board Order 640, 58 FR 30143, 5–26–93). Activity at the facility (427 employees) includes product development, manufacturing, testing, warehousing, and distribution of cross–linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing for residential and commercial indoor/ outdoor hydronic radiant heating systems. In 2005, the Board authorized an expansion of the subzone to include an additional site in Burnsville, Minnesota (Site 2)(Board Order 1398, 70 FR 36116, 6–22–2005). The applicant is now requesting authority to reorganize and expand the subzone to include a new warehouse facility (285,000 sq.ft./18.2 acres), currently under construction, located at 21900 Dodd Boulevard in Lakeville (Dakota County), Minnesota, that will replace existing Site 2 in Burnsville. Under the current expansion plan, the boundaries of Site 1 (manufacturing plant) will be expanded to include 13 additional acres and 196,000 square feet of production area that would double the facility’s capacity. The applicant E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 4, 2008 / Notices also requests that the scope of FTZ manufacturing authority be expanded to include the additional production capacity (new total would be 610 million feet per year). Uponor uses foreign–origin polyethylene (HDPE) resin (HTSUS 3901.10, 6.5%) to manufacture the PEX tubing, which represents about 21 percent of the finished tubing’s value. The company distributes certain foreign parts and materials used to construct the radiant heating systems, including thermostats, fittings, aluminum pipe, polyethylene pipe, polymers and resins, plastic foil, insulation, packaging materials, polyester tape, fasteners, mounting tracks, valves, transformers, fuses, relays, junction boxes, flow meters, and regulators. Expanded FTZ procedures could continue to exempt Uponor from customs duty payments on the foreign– origin resin used in production for export (about 1% of shipments). On its domestic shipments, the company would be able to elect the duty rate that applies to finished PEX tubing (3.1%) for the foreign resin used in the manufacturing process. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Pierre Duy 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 following address: Office of the Executive Secretary, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002. The closing period for receipt of comments is January 5, 2009. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15–day period to January 20, 2009. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations: U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, Suite 210–C, 100 North 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403; and, at the Office of the Foreign– Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at the address listed above. For further information, contact Pierre Duy, examiner, at: PierrelDuy@ita.doc.gov, or (202) 482– 1378. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 Dated: October 28, 2008. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–26284 Filed 11–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 58–2008] Foreign–Trade Zone 163 – Ponce, Puerto Rico, Application for Expansion Correction The Federal Register notice published on October 17, 2008 (73 FR 61780) describing the application by CODEZOL, C.D., grantee of FTZ 163, requesting authority to expand the zone to include an additional site in Ponce is corrected as follows: In paragraph 4, line 3, the correct address for proposed Site 10 is Road 506 and Road 14, Coto Laurel Ward, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Dated: October 28, 2008. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–26285 Filed 11–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 62–2008] Foreign–Trade Zone 57 – Charlotte, North Carolina, Application for Expansion An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, grantee of FTZ 57, requesting authority to expand its zone in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, adjacent to the Charlotte CBP port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the FTZ 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 28, 2008. FTZ 57 was approved on April 28, 1980 (Board Order 156, 45 FR 30466, 05/08/80). The zone was expanded on September 23, 1982 (Board Order 199, 47 FR 43103, 09/30/82), on July 29, 2002 (Board Order 1240, 67 FR 51535, 08/08/02), and on February 9, 2005 (Board Order 1369, 70 FR 9613, 02/28/ 05). The general–purpose zone currently consists of the following sites in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area: Site 1 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65583 (100,000 sq. ft.)--at 11425 Granite Street, Mecklenburg County; Site 1A (23 acres)-located at 1411 and 1701 Continental Boulevard, Mecklenburg County; Site 2 (137,368 sq. ft.)--located at 14620 Carowinds Boulevard, Mecklenburg County; Site 3 (26 acres)--located at International Airport Center, 3401 International Airport Drive, Charlotte; Site 4 (542 acres)--proposed industrial park (Great Meadows), located between US Highway 70 and Interstate 40, Burke County; Site 5 (78 acres, 2 parcels): Parcel 1 (40 acres)--Lenoir Business Park and Parcel 2 (38 acres)--J&M Industrial Park, located on NC Highway 18 in Lenoir (Caldwell County); Site 6 (160 acres)--Alexander County Rail Park, located on NC Highway 90, one mile east of Taylorsville, Alexander County; Site 7 (619 acres, 2 parcels) Parcel 1 (576 acres)--Hickory Regional Airport/Lakepark, located on Clement Boulevard, City of Hickory (Catawba/ Burke Counties) and Parcel 2 (43 acres)-Consolidation Services distribution facility, 543 12th Street Drive, NW in Hickory, Catawba County; Site 8 (1 acre)--Conwareco Logistics, Inc., warehouse facility, 1070 Main Avenue NW, Hickory, Catawba County; Site 9 (4 acres)--Diamante Group LLC warehouse/ industrial facility at 406 20th Street SE, Hickory, Catawba County; Site 10 (330 acres)--within the 700–acre Conover West Business Park in Hickory, Catawba County; Site 11 (311 acres, 11 parcels)-City of Newton industrial park, Newton, Catawba County; Site 12 (85 acres)-- Lakemont West Business Park located on Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte; Site 13 (12 acres)-- West Logistics facility located at 2301 Nevada Boulevard, Charlotte; Site 14 (69 acres)-West Pointe Business Park located on West Pointe Drive, Charlotte; and, Site 15 (70 acres)--Ridge Creek Distribution Center, located at the intersection of General Drive and Ridge Creek Drive, Charlotte (includes 14 acres located at 10230 Ridge Creek Drive). The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the general–purpose zone to include an additional site in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area: Proposed Site 16 (351 acres)--Monroe Corporate Center, Airport Road and Goldmine Road, Monroe. The site is owned by multiple owners. The site will provide public 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, Kathleen Boyce of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 61-2008]


Foreign-Trade Zone 119 - Minneapolis, MN, Application for 
Expansion/Reorganization and Expansion of Manufacturing Authority, 
Subzone 119B - Uponor, Inc., (Polyethylene Tubing)

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Greater Metropolitan Area Foreign Trade Zone 
Commission (Minneapolis, Minnesota), grantee of FTZ 119, on behalf of 
Uponor, Inc. (formerly, the Wirsbo Company), operator of Subzone 119B 
at the Uponor polyethylene tubing manufacturing and distribution 
facilities in Apple Valley and Burnsville, Minnesota, requesting 
authority to expand and reorganize the subzone and to expand the scope 
of FTZ manufacturing authority to include new manufacturing capacity. 
The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the 
Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and section 
400.28(a)(2) of the Board's regulations (15 CFR Part 400). It was 
formally filed on October 28, 2008.
    Subzone 119B was approved by the Board in 1993 with authority 
granted for the manufacture of polyethylene tubing at Uponor's 
manufacturing plant (Site 1)(135,000 sq.ft./6 acres) in Apple Valley, 
Minnesota (Board Order 640, 58 FR 30143, 5-26-93). Activity at the 
facility (427 employees) includes product development, manufacturing, 
testing, warehousing, and distribution of cross-linked polyethylene 
(PEX) tubing for residential and commercial indoor/outdoor hydronic 
radiant heating systems. In 2005, the Board authorized an expansion of 
the subzone to include an additional site in Burnsville, Minnesota 
(Site 2)(Board Order 1398, 70 FR 36116, 6-22-2005).
    The applicant is now requesting authority to reorganize and expand 
the subzone to include a new warehouse facility (285,000 sq.ft./18.2 
acres), currently under construction, located at 21900 Dodd Boulevard 
in Lakeville (Dakota County), Minnesota, that will replace existing 
Site 2 in Burnsville. Under the current expansion plan, the boundaries 
of Site 1 (manufacturing plant) will be expanded to include 13 
additional acres and 196,000 square feet of production area that would 
double the facility's capacity. The applicant

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also requests that the scope of FTZ manufacturing authority be expanded 
to include the additional production capacity (new total would be 610 
million feet per year). Uponor uses foreign-origin polyethylene (HDPE) 
resin (HTSUS 3901.10, 6.5[percnt]) to manufacture the PEX tubing, which 
represents about 21 percent of the finished tubing's value. The company 
distributes certain foreign parts and materials used to construct the 
radiant heating systems, including thermostats, fittings, aluminum 
pipe, polyethylene pipe, polymers and resins, plastic foil, insulation, 
packaging materials, polyester tape, fasteners, mounting tracks, 
valves, transformers, fuses, relays, junction boxes, flow meters, and 
regulators.
    Expanded FTZ procedures could continue to exempt Uponor from 
customs duty payments on the foreign-origin resin used in production 
for export (about 1[percnt] of shipments). On its domestic shipments, 
the company would be able to elect the duty rate that applies to 
finished PEX tubing (3.1[percnt]) for the foreign resin used in the 
manufacturing process. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred 
or reduced on foreign status production equipment.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, Pierre Duy 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 following address: Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230-0002. The closing period for receipt of comments 
is January 5, 2009. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted 
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-
day period to January 20, 2009.
    A copy of the application will be available for public inspection 
at each of the following locations: U.S. Department of Commerce Export 
Assistance Center, Suite 210-C, 100 North 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 
55403; and, at the Office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board's Executive 
Secretary at the address listed above. For further information, contact 
Pierre Duy, examiner, at: Pierre_Duy@ita.doc.gov, or (202) 482-1378.

    Dated: October 28, 2008.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
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