Foreign-Trade Zone 26 Atlanta, GA, Request for Manufacturing Authority, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (Motor Vehicles), 79048-79049 [E8-30684]

Download as PDF 79048 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices Training and Chief Operating Officer/ FPI, Department of Justice. All appointments are made pursuant to Section 4314 of Chapter 43 of Title 5 of the United States Code. DATES: Effective Date: December 24, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly M. Zeich, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@abilityone.gov. Kimberly M. Zeich, Deputy Executive Director. [FR Doc. E8–30626 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board (Docket 71–2008) mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Foreign–Trade Zone 65 -- Panama City, Florida, Application for Expansion An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Panama City Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 65, requesting authority to expand its existing zone to include additional sites within and adjacent to the Panama City, Florida Customs and Border Protection port of entry. 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 December 16, 2008. FTZ 65 was approved by the Board on January 16, 1981 (Board Order 171, 46 FR 8072, 1/26/81) and expanded on March 3, 1987 (Board Order 343, 52 FR 7634, 3/12/87). The general–purpose zone project currently consists of three sites (558 acres) in the Panama City area: Site 1 (125 acres) -- the Panama City Industrial Park located on St. Andrew Bay and the intra–coastal waterway in Panama City; Site 2 (174 acres) -- the Hugh Nelson Industrial Park located off of Highway 390 in Panama City; and, Site 3 (259 acres) -- the Bay Industrial Park located northeast of the intersection of Highway 231 and Highway 167 in Bay County. The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the general–purpose zone to include two additional sites as follows: Proposed Site 4 (78 acres) -within the 130–acre Tommy R. McDonald Industrial Park, located at Industrial Drive and Commerce Avenue in Chipley (Washington County); and, Proposed Site 5 (214 acres) the Washington County Industrial park, located north of Highway 90 at the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 intersection of Highway 273 and North Boulevard in Chipley (Washington County). The applicant is also requesting authority to expand existing Site 3 to include the adjacent Bay Intermodal Park (251 acres), located at Highway 231 and Commerce Boulevard in Panama City. Proposed Site 4 is owned by the City of Chipley as well as various private companies, proposed Site 5 is owned by Washington County and the City of Chipley, and the acreage to be included in the proposed expansion of Site 3 is owned by the applicant. The sites will be used primarily for warehousing and distribution activities. 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, 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 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: The Panama City Port Authority, 5321 West Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401; and, Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign–Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20230. For further information, contact Christopher Kemp at christopherlkemp@ita.doc.gov or (202) 482–0862. Dated: December 16, 2008. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–30689 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board Docket 72–2008 Foreign–Trade Zone 26 Atlanta, GA, Request for Manufacturing Authority, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (Motor Vehicles) An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Georgia Foreign–Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 26, pursuant to Section 400.28(a)(2) of the Board’s regulations (15 CFR Part 400), requesting authority on behalf of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG), to produce light–duty passenger vehicles under FTZ procedures within FTZ 26. It was formally filed on December 16, 2008. The KMMG plant (635 acres/2.4 million sq.ft.) is to be located at 7777 Kia Parkway in West Point (Troup County), Georgia (FTZ 26, Site T2). The facility, currently under construction, will be used to produce sedans, sport utility vehicles, and minivans for export and the domestic market. At full capacity, the facility (about 2,500 employees) will manufacture up to approximately 300,000 vehicles annually. Components to be purchased from abroad (representing up to 30% of total material inputs, by value) would include: oils, hydraulic fluids, pipe/tube of plastics, paint, plastic knobs, flexible rubber tubes/hoses, self–adhesive plastic or polyurethane sheets/foil/film, labels, tape, rubber belts, tires, gaskets, seals, floor mats, carpet sets, safety glass, mirrors, pipe fittings, stranded wire of steel and copper, pins, hangers, brake cables, body parts, trim parts, articles of base metals, doors, fasteners, cotter pins, helical springs, catalytic converters, locks and keys, spark– ignition and diesel engines, engine parts, pumps, compressors, air conditioner components, filters, valves, parts of steering systems, steering wheels, hubs and flanges, universal joints, clutches, half/drive shafts, transmissions and parts of transmissions, torque converters, differentials, bearings and parts thereof, compasses, thermostats, motors, batteries, ignition parts, electrical parts, lighting equipment, horns, windshield wipers, audio/video components, speakers, antennas, wiring harnesses, seats, seat belts, airbag modules/ inflators, brake components, wheels, wheel locks, lug nuts, lug wrenches, suspension components, radiators, flat– rolled steel mill products (steel mill products subject to AD/CVD orders will be admitted in domestic (duty–paid) E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 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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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

Docket 72-2008


Foreign-Trade Zone 26 Atlanta, GA, Request for Manufacturing 
Authority, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (Motor Vehicles)

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 26, 
pursuant to Section 400.28(a)(2) of the Board's regulations (15 CFR 
Part 400), requesting authority on behalf of Kia Motors Manufacturing 
Georgia, Inc. (KMMG), to produce light-duty passenger vehicles under 
FTZ procedures within FTZ 26. It was formally filed on December 16, 
2008.
    The KMMG plant (635 acres/2.4 million sq.ft.) is to be located at 
7777 Kia Parkway in West Point (Troup County), Georgia (FTZ 26, Site 
T2). The facility, currently under construction, will be used to 
produce sedans, sport utility vehicles, and minivans for export and the 
domestic market. At full capacity, the facility (about 2,500 employees) 
will manufacture up to approximately 300,000 vehicles annually. 
Components to be purchased from abroad (representing up to 30% of total 
material inputs, by value) would include: oils, hydraulic fluids, pipe/
tube of plastics, paint, plastic knobs, flexible rubber tubes/hoses, 
self-adhesive plastic or polyurethane sheets/foil/film, labels, tape, 
rubber belts, tires, gaskets, seals, floor mats, carpet sets, safety 
glass, mirrors, pipe fittings, stranded wire of steel and copper, pins, 
hangers, brake cables, body parts, trim parts, articles of base metals, 
doors, fasteners, cotter pins, helical springs, catalytic converters, 
locks and keys, spark-ignition and diesel engines, engine parts, pumps, 
compressors, air conditioner components, filters, valves, parts of 
steering systems, steering wheels, hubs and flanges, universal joints, 
clutches, half/drive shafts, transmissions and parts of transmissions, 
torque converters, differentials, bearings and parts thereof, 
compasses, thermostats, motors, batteries, ignition parts, electrical 
parts, lighting equipment, horns, windshield wipers, audio/video 
components, speakers, antennas, wiring harnesses, seats, seat belts, 
airbag modules/inflators, brake components, wheels, wheel locks, lug 
nuts, lug wrenches, suspension components, radiators, flat-rolled steel 
mill products (steel mill products subject to AD/CVD orders will be 
admitted in domestic (duty-paid)

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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 pierre_duy@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]
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