Foreign-Trade Zone 50 Long Beach, California, Application for Subzone, Louisville Bedding Company (Household Bedding Products), Ontario, California, 28554 [2010-12287]

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[FR Doc. 2010–12370 Filed 5–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 35–2010] emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Foreign–Trade Zone 50 Long Beach, California, Application for Subzone, Louisville Bedding Company (Household Bedding Products), Ontario, California An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the Port of Long Beach, grantee of FTZ 50, requesting special–purpose subzone status for the bedding products manufacturing facility of Louisville Bedding Company (LBC) located in Ontario, California. 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 May 14, 2010. The LBC plant (105 employees/9.7 acres) is located at 1200 South Etiwanda Avenue in Ontario, California. The facility is used to manufacture household bedding products, including mattress pads and pillows (up to 10 million pillows and 2 million mattress pads annually) for the U.S. market and export. LBC is requesting authority to utilize foreign–origin wide roll (80 inches and wider), high thread count (180 threads per inch and higher) cotton, polyester, and synthetic woven fabric and pillow shells (classified under HTSUS Headings 5208, 5210, 5512, 5513, and 6307; duty rate range: 7 14.9%) to be cut, sewn, quilted and assembled into the bedding products noted above under FTZ procedures. The company has also submitted an application to the Board for subzone status for its Louisville, Kentucky, facilities (Docket 28–2010, 75 FR 24572, 5–5–2010). FTZ procedures could exempt LBC from customs duty payments on the foreign–origin fabrics and pillow shells used in export production. On its VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 May 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 shipments for the domestic market, the finished household bedding products would be entered for consumption from the proposed subzone classified under HTSUS 9404.90, and LBC is seeking authority to elect the various finished bedding product duty rates (4.4 - 7.3%, ad valorem) for the foreign–origin fabric and pillow shell material inputs. Domestic–status fibers would be used to fill the foreign pillow shells. 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 July 20, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 4, 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 www.trade.gov/ ftz. For further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or (202) 482–1378. Dated: May 17, 2010. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. 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However, the pilot program was limited to only applications classified in a number of U.S. classifications to assist the USPTO to balance the workload and gauge resources needed for the program. The USPTO has determined that the classification requirement is unnecessary because the workload has been balanced with other mechanism, and this requirement was causing the denial of petitions for applications that are drawn to green technologies. The USPTO is hereby eliminating the classification requirement for any petitions that are decided on or after the publication date of this notice. This will permit more applications to qualify for the program, thereby allowing more inventions related to green technologies to be advanced out of turn for examination and reviewed earlier. DATES: Effective Date: This change to the Green Technology Pilot Program is effective May 21, 2010. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 98 (Friday, May 21, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 35-2010]


Foreign-Trade Zone 50 Long Beach, California, Application for 
Subzone, Louisville Bedding Company (Household Bedding Products), 
Ontario, California

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the Port of Long 
Beach, grantee of FTZ 50, requesting special-purpose subzone status for 
the bedding products manufacturing facility of Louisville Bedding 
Company (LBC) located in Ontario, California. 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 May 14, 2010.
    The LBC plant (105 employees/9.7 acres) is located at 1200 South 
Etiwanda Avenue in Ontario, California. The facility is used to 
manufacture household bedding products, including mattress pads and 
pillows (up to 10 million pillows and 2 million mattress pads annually) 
for the U.S. market and export. LBC is requesting authority to utilize 
foreign-origin wide roll (80 inches and wider), high thread count (180 
threads per inch and higher) cotton, polyester, and synthetic woven 
fabric and pillow shells (classified under HTSUS Headings 5208, 5210, 
5512, 5513, and 6307; duty rate range: 7 14.9%) to be cut, sewn, 
quilted and assembled into the bedding products noted above under FTZ 
procedures. The company has also submitted an application to the Board 
for subzone status for its Louisville, Kentucky, facilities (Docket 28-
2010, 75 FR 24572, 5-5-2010).
    FTZ procedures could exempt LBC from customs duty payments on the 
foreign-origin fabrics and pillow shells used in export production. On 
its shipments for the domestic market, the finished household bedding 
products would be entered for consumption from the proposed subzone 
classified under HTSUS 9404.90, and LBC is seeking authority to elect 
the various finished bedding product duty rates (4.4 - 7.3%, ad 
valorem) for the foreign-origin fabric and pillow shell material 
inputs. Domestic-status fibers would be used to fill the foreign pillow 
shells. 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 July 20, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted 
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-
day period to August 4, 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 www.trade.gov/ftz. For further 
information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or (202) 482-
1378.

    Dated: May 17, 2010.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2010-12287 Filed 5-20-10; 8:45 am]
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