Foreign-Trade Zone 152-Burns Harbor, IN; Application for Reorganization/Expansion, 69329 [E9-30527]

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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

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 56-2009]


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 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]
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