Foreign-Trade Zone 230-Greensboro, North Carolina Application for Subzone Klaussner Home Furnishings (Upholstered Furniture) Asheboro and Candor, NC, 69329-69330 [E9-30526]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 250 / Thursday, December 31, 2009 / Notices Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act of 2000, as amended, (Pub. L. 110–343), the Boise and Payette National Forests’ Southwest Idaho Resource Advisory Committee will conduct a business meeting. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: Thursday, February 11, 2010, beginning at 10:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: Idaho Counties Risk Management Program Building, 3100 South Vista Avenue, Boise, Idaho. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda topics will include review and approval of project proposals, and is an open public forum. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dale Olson, Designated Federal Official, at (208) 347–0300 or e-mail dolson07@fs.fed.us. Dated: December 18, 2009. Suzanne C. Rainville, Forest Supervisor, Payette National Forest. [FR Doc. E9–30746 Filed 12–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 56–2009] erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 152—Burns Harbor, IN; Application for Reorganization/Expansion An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Ports of Indiana, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 152, requesting authority to reorganize/expand its zone in the Burns Harbor, Indiana area, within the Chicago 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 14, 2009. FTZ 152 was approved by the Board on December 9, 1988 (Board Order 393, 53 FR 52454, 12/28/88) and expanded on March 9, 1992 (Board Order 563, 57 FR 9103, 3/16/92) and September 16, 1993 (Board Order 654, 58 FR 50330, 9/ 27/93). The general-purpose zone currently consists of six sites in the Burns Harbor/Gary, Indiana area: Site 1: (533,288 sq. ft.) located at 201 Mississippi Street, within the Great Lakes Industrial Center, Gary; Site 2: (441 acres) within the Port of Indianal/ Burns International Harbor, Porter County, Indiana; Site 3: (330 acres) within the Gary Regional Airport Complex located at 6001 West Industrial VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:06 Dec 30, 2009 Jkt 220001 Highway, Gary; Site 4: (50 acres) located at 700 Chase Street, Gary (expires 6/30/ 10); Site 5: (152,548 sq. ft.) located at 240 Waite Street, Gary (expires 9/1/10); and, Site 6: (277,455 sq. ft.) located at 425 W. 151st Street, East Chicago, Indiana (expires 9/1/10). The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the general-purpose zone by permanently including the 50 acres located at Site 4, returning 50 acres to Site 3 and permanently including the 152,548 sq. ft. located at Site 5. 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, Claudia Hausler 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 address below. The closing period for their receipt is March 1, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to March 16, 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 Claudia Hausler at Claudia.Hausler@trade.gov or (202) 482–1379. Dated: December 16, 2009. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–30527 Filed 12–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 59–2009] Foreign-Trade Zone 230—Greensboro, North Carolina Application for Subzone Klaussner Home Furnishings (Upholstered Furniture) Asheboro and Candor, NC An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69329 Board) by the Piedmont Triad Partnership, grantee of FTZ 230, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the upholstered furniture manufacturing facilities of Klaussner Home Furnishings (KHF) located in Asheboro and Candor, North Carolina. 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, 2009. The KHF facilities (800 employees) consist of three sites: Site 1— manufacturing plant and warehouse (77.5 acres) located at 405 Lewallen Road, Asheboro; Site 2—manufacturing plant and warehouse (76.4 acres) located at 4400 Highway 220 Business South, Asheboro; and, Site 3— manufacturing plant (52.5 acres) located at 468 East Main Street in the town of Candor, North Carolina. The facilities are used to manufacture and distribute upholstered furniture (up to 1 million sofas, sleep sofas, and recliners combined annually) as well as cut and cut-and-sewn upholstery covering sets for the U.S. market and export. The application proposes that KHF utilize foreign-origin ‘‘micro-denier suede’’ fabric to be transformed into furniture upholstery covering sets under FTZ procedures. The finished upholstery covering sets (HTSUS 9401.90.5020; duty free) would then be assembled into finished chairs, seats, sofas, sleep sofas, and sectionals manufactured by KHF facilities in North Carolina and Iowa. The proposed scope of authority under FTZ procedures would only involve duty savings on foreign-origin, micro-denier suede fabrics (classified under HTSUS Headings 5407, 5512, 5515, 5516, 5903, 5906, 6001, 6005, 6006; duty rate range: 2.7–17.2%) finished with a caustic soda wash process, which the applicant indicates are not produced by U.S. mills. The application indicates that KHF does not seek FTZ benefits on any of the other foreign fabrics used in production at the facilities (i.e., full duties would be paid on all such fabrics). All other material inputs used in production would be domestic status. FTZ procedures could exempt KHF from customs duty payments on the foreign micro denier suede fabric used in export production. On micro-denier suede fabric used in production for the U.S. market, KHF could elect the finished upholstery cover (i.e., furniture part) duty rate (free) after the foreign fabric has been manufactured into cut or cut-and-sewn upholstery covering sets, at which time they are entered for consumption from the proposed E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 69330 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 250 / Thursday, December 31, 2009 / Notices subzone. KHF would also have the option to elect the finished furniture duty rate (free) for the subject fabric when the finished furniture is entered for domestic consumption. The application indicates that the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the facilities’ 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 March 1, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to March 16, 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 website, which is accessible via https:// www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or (202) 482–1378. Dated: December 16, 2009. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–30526 Filed 12–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES National Estuarine Research Reserve System AGENCY: Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Approval and Availability for the Revised Management Plan for the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve. SUMMARY: The Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:06 Dec 30, 2009 Jkt 220001 Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce has approved the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan Revision. The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve consists of public lands within the Mullica RiverGreat Bay watershed of New Jersey and managed by a variety of local, state, and federal agencies. The site was designated as the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve in 1998 pursuant to Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1461. The reserve has been operating in partnership with the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey under a management plan approved in 1997. Pursuant to 15 CFR Section 921.33(c), a state must revise their management plan every five years. The submission of this plan fulfills this requirement and sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. A boundary expansion and land conservation initiative, new facilities, and updated programmatic objectives are notable revisions to the 1997 approved management plan. The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the research, coastal training, education and outreach, and stewardship goals of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. This management plan describes how the reserve will focus on three key coastal management issues: Nutrient inputs into coastal waters; human alteration of habitat and water quality; and effects of climate change on coastal and estuarine systems. Since 1997, the reserve has completed a site profile that characterizes the reserve; they have also expanded the coastal training, research and monitoring, stewardship and education programs significantly. A new administrative building, the Jacques Cousteau Coastal Center, and a new interpretive exhibit, ‘‘Life on the Edge’’ at the Tuckerton Seaport, have been built to support the growth of reserve programs. With the approval of this management plan, the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve will expand their total acreage from 114,665 acres to 114,873 acres. Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(a), a boundary change requires public comment. NOAA announced a thirty day public comment period in the Federal Register on November 4, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The reserve announced a thirty day public comment period in the Asbury Park Press on October 16, 2009. No comments were received. This change is attributable to the acquisition of four parcels within the Mullica River watershed through a partnership with New Jersey Conservation Foundation. The acquisition of Bear Creek Preserve (100 acres), Hanselman Preserve (57 acres), Rudolph Property (31 acres), and Lee Property (20 acres) provides additional buffer areas (mixed pitch pine-scrub oak upland, Atlantic white cedar forest) for key land and water areas (salt marsh flats, tidal wetlands). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Migliori at (301) 563–1126 or Laurie McGilvray at (301) 563–1158 of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Estuarine Reserves Division, 1305 EastWest Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. For copies of the Jacques Cousteau Management Plan revision, visit https://www.jcnerr.org/. Donna Wieting, Acting Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E9–31069 Filed 12–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Request for Comments on Priorities for the Transatlantic Innovation Dialogue AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The International Trade Administration is seeking comments on priorities for the Transatlantic Innovation Dialogue from any interested party, including industry, consumer, labor and environmental groups, trade associations, professional organizations/ societies, academia, and Federal, state, and local governments. Comments will be used to identify and select projects for cooperation on innovation policy between the United States government and the European Commission. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 5, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: E-mail: transatlanticinnovation@trade.gov. Fax: (202) 482–2897 (Attn.: Tshanda Kalombo). E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 250 (Thursday, December 31, 2009)]
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[Pages 69329-69330]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 59-2009]


Foreign-Trade Zone 230--Greensboro, North Carolina Application 
for Subzone Klaussner Home Furnishings (Upholstered Furniture) Asheboro 
and Candor, NC

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Piedmont Triad Partnership, grantee of FTZ 230, 
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the upholstered furniture 
manufacturing facilities of Klaussner Home Furnishings (KHF) located in 
Asheboro and Candor, North Carolina. 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, 2009.
    The KHF facilities (800 employees) consist of three sites: Site 1--
manufacturing plant and warehouse (77.5 acres) located at 405 Lewallen 
Road, Asheboro; Site 2--manufacturing plant and warehouse (76.4 acres) 
located at 4400 Highway 220 Business South, Asheboro; and, Site 3--
manufacturing plant (52.5 acres) located at 468 East Main Street in the 
town of Candor, North Carolina. The facilities are used to manufacture 
and distribute upholstered furniture (up to 1 million sofas, sleep 
sofas, and recliners combined annually) as well as cut and cut-and-sewn 
upholstery covering sets for the U.S. market and export. The 
application proposes that KHF utilize foreign-origin ``micro-denier 
suede'' fabric to be transformed into furniture upholstery covering 
sets under FTZ procedures. The finished upholstery covering sets (HTSUS 
9401.90.5020; duty free) would then be assembled into finished chairs, 
seats, sofas, sleep sofas, and sectionals manufactured by KHF 
facilities in North Carolina and Iowa.
    The proposed scope of authority under FTZ procedures would only 
involve duty savings on foreign-origin, micro-denier suede fabrics 
(classified under HTSUS Headings 5407, 5512, 5515, 5516, 5903, 5906, 
6001, 6005, 6006; duty rate range: 2.7-17.2%) finished with a caustic 
soda wash process, which the applicant indicates are not produced by 
U.S. mills. The application indicates that KHF does not seek FTZ 
benefits on any of the other foreign fabrics used in production at the 
facilities (i.e., full duties would be paid on all such fabrics). All 
other material inputs used in production would be domestic status.
    FTZ procedures could exempt KHF from customs duty payments on the 
foreign micro denier suede fabric used in export production. On micro-
denier suede fabric used in production for the U.S. market, KHF could 
elect the finished upholstery cover (i.e., furniture part) duty rate 
(free) after the foreign fabric has been manufactured into cut or cut-
and-sewn upholstery covering sets, at which time they are entered for 
consumption from the proposed

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subzone. KHF would also have the option to elect the finished furniture 
duty rate (free) for the subject fabric when the finished furniture is 
entered for domestic consumption. The application indicates that the 
savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the facilities' 
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 March 1, 2010. Rebuttal 
comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period 
may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to March 16, 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 website, which is accessible via https://www.trade.gov/ftz. For 
further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or 
(202) 482-1378.

    Dated: December 16, 2009.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. E9-30526 Filed 12-30-09; 8:45 am]
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