Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; The Apparel Group (Apparel Distribution); Lewisville, TX, 79049 [E8-30683]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices status), exhaust systems, hinges, torque converters, pneumatic dampeners, speedometers, tachometers, voltmeters, flow meters, regulators/controllers, windshields, glass windows, resistors, relays, starters, electrical components, clocks, spark plugs, and switches (duty rate range: free 9.0%). FTZ procedures could exempt KMMG from customs duty payments on foreign components used in export production (estimated to be 10% of plant shipments). On its domestic sales, KMMG would be able to choose the duty rate that applies to finished passenger vehicles (2.5%) for the foreign inputs noted above that have higher rates. Certain logistical/supply chain management savings would also be realized through FTZ procedures. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The application indicates that the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the facility’s international competitiveness. 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 February 23, 2009. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to March 9, 2009. A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations: U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, 75 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 1055, Atlanta, Georgia 30308; and, Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign–Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002. For further information, contact Pierre Duy at pierrelduy@ita.doc.gov, or (202) 482– 1378. Dated: December 17, 2008. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–30684 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1592] Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; The Apparel Group (Apparel Distribution); Lewisville, TX Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the ForeignTrade 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 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 39, has made application for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status at the apparel warehousing and distribution facility of The Apparel Group in Lewisville, Texas (Docket 9–2008, filed 2–19–2008); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (73 FR 10420, 2–27–2008); and, 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 apparel warehousing and distribution at The Apparel Group’s facility located in Lewisville, Texas (Subzone 39J), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79049 Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of December 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–30683 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2009 AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2009 worsted wool fabric tariff rate quota. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the allocation for Calendar Year 2009 of imports of certain worsted wool fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (Public Law No. 106-200), as amended by the Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-210) and the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 (Public law 108-249), and the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Public Law 109280). The companies that are being provided an allocation are listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Carrigg, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-2573. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BACKGROUND: Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 as amended by the Trade Act of 2002, the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 and the Pension Protection Act of 2006, creates two tariff rate quotas, providing for temporary reductions in the import duties on two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suittype jackets, or trousers. For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) heading 9902.51.11), the reduction in duty is limited to 5,500,000 square meters in 2009. For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTSUS heading 9902.51.15), the reduction is limited to 5,000,000 square meters in 2009. The Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 requires the President to ensure that E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 79049]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-30683]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Order No. 1592]


Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; The Apparel Group (Apparel 
Distribution); Lewisville, 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 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, grantee 
of Foreign-Trade Zone 39, has made application for authority to 
establish special-purpose subzone status at the apparel warehousing and 
distribution facility of The Apparel Group in Lewisville, Texas (Docket 
9-2008, filed 2-19-2008);
    Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal 
Register (73 FR 10420, 2-27-2008); and,
    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 apparel warehousing and distribution at 
The Apparel Group's facility located in Lewisville, Texas (Subzone 
39J), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, and 
subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 
400.28.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of December 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate 
Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-30683 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am]
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