Foreign-Trade Zone 119-Minneapolis, MN; Application for Subzone SICK, Inc. (Photo-Electronic Industrial Sensors); Bloomington, MN, 59523-59524 [E9-27681]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 18, 2009 / Notices Dated: November 10, 2009. Julia Paradis, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. E9–27600 Filed 11–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–428–602 Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 18, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or George McMahon at (202) 482–5973 and (202) 482–1167, respectively; AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 27, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip from Germany with respect to Wieland–Werke AG (Wieland). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 19042 (April 27, 2009). The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2008, through February 28, 2009. The preliminary results of this review are currently due no later than December 1, 2009. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order or finding for which a review is requested. Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act further states that if it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period specified, the administering authority may extend the 245–day period to issue its preliminary results by up to 120 days. We determine that completion of the preliminary results of this review within the 245–day period is not practicable for the following reasons. This review VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:30 Nov 17, 2009 Jkt 220001 requires the Department to gather and analyze a significant amount of information pertaining to the company’s sales practices, manufacturing costs and corporate relationships, which is complicated due to the manner in which the inputs for making brass sheet and strip are purchased and the processes by which brass sheet and strip are sold. Furthermore, the respondent, Wieland, has proposed that the Department use an alternative cost methodology to account for the volatility in the material costs that affects our analysis and requires an examination of a significant amount of data. Given the number and complexity of issues in this case, and in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of review by 120 days. Therefore, the preliminary results are now due no later than March 31, 2010. The final results continue to be due 120 days after the date of publication of the preliminary results. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 10, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–27670 Filed 11–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 49–2009] Foreign-Trade Zone 119—Minneapolis, MN; Application for Subzone SICK, Inc. (Photo-Electronic Industrial Sensors); Bloomington, MN 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, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the photo-electronic industrial sensor manufacturing facility of SICK, Inc. (SICK), located in Bloomington, Minnesota. 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 November 10, 2009. The SICK facility (300 employees/ 55,207 sq.ft./3.2 acres) is located at 6900 West 110th Street, Bloomington (Hennepin County), Minnesota. The facility is used to manufacture and PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59523 distribute photo-electronic industrial automation sensors, safety systems, and automatic identification products (classified under HTSUS 8541.40) for the U.S. market and export. At full capacity the plant can manufacture up to 50,000 units annually. Activity under FTZ procedures would include manufacturing, testing, inspection, and packaging. Components to be purchased from abroad (representing about 30% of the value of the finished sensors) would include plates/sheets/film/foil of polycarbonates, fasteners, parts of circuit breakers, and electrical conductors (duty rate range: 2.6–8.5%). The application indicates that SICK would also admit foreign-origin photoelectronic sensors and related components to the proposed subzone for domestic distribution and export. FTZ procedures could exempt SICK from customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export production. On domestic shipments, the company would be able to elect the duty rate that applies to finished photoelectronic sensors (free) for the foreign inputs noted above. Subzone status would further allow SICK to realize logistical benefits through the use of weekly customs entry procedures. Customs duties 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 evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations 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 19, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to February 1, 2010. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at the address listed above and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via https://www.trade.gov/ftz. E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 59524 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 18, 2009 / Notices For Further Information Contact: Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or (202) 482–1378. Dated: November 10, 2009. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–27681 Filed 11–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 50–2009] mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 175—Cedar Rapids, IA; Application for Subzone; Deere & Company (Agricultural Tractors and Related Components Manufacturing); Waterloo, IA An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Cedar Rapids Airport Commission, grantee of FTZ 175, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the agricultural tractors, cabs, engines and components manufacturing facilities of Deere & Company (Deere), located in Waterloo, Iowa. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on November 12, 2009. The Deere facilities (approximately 4,000 employees) consist of 6 sites on approximately 1,437.58 acres in Waterloo, Iowa: Site 1 (1,002.41 acres, 2,000,000 enclosed square feet) tractor and cab assembly operations located at 3500 E. Donald Street; Site 2 (257.63 acres, 3,000,000 enclosed square feet) drivetrain, foundry & service parts operations located at 400 and 2000 Westfield Ave.; Site 3 (26.22 acres, 276,480 enclosed square feet) Ryder warehouse and servicing facility located at 2280 Northeast Drive; Site 4 (25 acres, 166,000 square feet) Waterloo warehouse located at 1519 W. Airline Hwy.; Site 5 (20.37 acres, 242,240 square feet) FirstCo warehouse located at 3470 W. Airline Hwy.; and Site 6 (105.95 acres, 1,137,213 enclosed square feet) Engine Works facility located at 3801 W. Ridgeway Ave. The facilities are used for the manufacture, testing, warehousing and distribution of: Medium and large row crop tractors (wheel and track versions); cab assemblies; marine and industrial diesel engines; drivetrain components; wheel assemblies; cast iron forgings; and, parts and components for these products. The Deere facilities annually can produce up to 45,000 tractors and engines, 45,000 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:30 Nov 17, 2009 Jkt 220001 cabs, 90,000 drivetrain units, 140,000 tons of foundry products, and $150 million of service parts and components. Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 13 to 18% of the value of the finished products) include: putty and caulking compounds; glues and adhesives; selfadhesive plates; articles of plastic (incl. tubes, hoses, fittings, stoppers and lids); articles of rubber (incl. belts, tubes, hoses, grommets, plugs, mountings, sheets, strips); tires; floor coverings and mats; mirrors; gaskets; washers; paperboard; safety glass; iron tubes; pipes and fittings; chain; fasteners; springs; articles of copper; articles of steel; base metal mountings; sign plates; internal-combustion engines and parts; pumps; air conditioner components; refrigerators; filters; spraying machines; agricultural machinery and parts; valves; bearings; transmission shafts; electric motors; generators; clutches; brakes; ignitions; electromagnetic couplings; gears; flywheels; pulleys; antennas; windshield wipers; electrical lighting or signaling equipment; loudspeakers; heaters; defrosters; alarms; radios; clocks; resistors; switches; relays; lamps; wires; cables; seats; locks and keys; discs; tapes and media storage; motor vehicle parts and accessories; gauges; measuring instruments; geophysical instruments and appliances; desk equipment and parts (duty rates—free to 12.2%). FTZ procedures could exempt Deere from customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export production. The company anticipates that some 30 to 35 percent of the facilities’ shipments will be exported. On its domestic sales, Deere would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to its finished products (duty rates range between free and 8.6%) for the foreign inputs noted above. FTZ designation would further allow Deere to realize scrap benefits and certain logistical benefits through the use of customs procedures. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The request indicates that the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the plant’s international competitiveness. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Diane Finver of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is January 19, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to February 1, 2010. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via https:// www.trade.gov/ftz. For Further Information Contact: Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: November 12, 2009. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–27683 Filed 11–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XS95 Marine Mammals; Photography Permit Application No. 15128 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Robert Pilley, Leighside, Bridge Road, Leighwoods, Bristol, BS8 3PB, United Kingdom, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial/ educational photography of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before December 18, 2009. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)713–0376; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824–5309. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this application E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 221 (Wednesday, November 18, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59523-59524]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-27681]


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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 49-2009]


Foreign-Trade Zone 119--Minneapolis, MN; Application for Subzone 
SICK, Inc. (Photo-Electronic Industrial Sensors); Bloomington, MN

    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, requesting 
special-purpose subzone status for the photo-electronic industrial 
sensor manufacturing facility of SICK, Inc. (SICK), located in 
Bloomington, Minnesota. 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 November 10, 2009.
    The SICK facility (300 employees/55,207 sq.ft./3.2 acres) is 
located at 6900 West 110th Street, Bloomington (Hennepin County), 
Minnesota. The facility is used to manufacture and distribute photo-
electronic industrial automation sensors, safety systems, and automatic 
identification products (classified under HTSUS 8541.40) for the U.S. 
market and export. At full capacity the plant can manufacture up to 
50,000 units annually. Activity under FTZ procedures would include 
manufacturing, testing, inspection, and packaging. Components to be 
purchased from abroad (representing about 30% of the value of the 
finished sensors) would include plates/sheets/film/foil of 
polycarbonates, fasteners, parts of circuit breakers, and electrical 
conductors (duty rate range: 2.6-8.5%). The application indicates that 
SICK would also admit foreign-origin photo-electronic sensors and 
related components to the proposed subzone for domestic distribution 
and export.
    FTZ procedures could exempt SICK from customs duty payments on the 
foreign components used in export production. On domestic shipments, 
the company would be able to elect the duty rate that applies to 
finished photo-electronic sensors (free) for the foreign inputs noted 
above. Subzone status would further allow SICK to realize logistical 
benefits through the use of weekly customs entry procedures. Customs 
duties 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 evaluate and analyze the facts and 
information presented in the application and case record and to report 
findings and recommendations 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 19, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material 
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the 
subsequent 15-day period to February 1, 2010.
    A copy of the application will be available for public inspection 
at the Office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board's Executive Secretary at 
the address listed above and in the ``Reading Room'' section of the 
Board's Web site, which is accessible via https://www.trade.gov/ftz.

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    For Further Information Contact: Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov 
or (202) 482-1378.

    Dated: November 10, 2009.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. E9-27681 Filed 11-17-09; 8:45 am]
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