Foreign-Trade Zone 29-Louisville, KY; Application for Expansion and Expansion of Manufacturing Authority; Subzone 29F; Hitachi Automotive Products (USA), Inc. (Automotive Components), 29723-29724 [2010-12798]

Download as PDF wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 102 / Thursday, May 27, 2010 / Notices acres) is located at 38505 Cherry Street, Newark; and Site 4 (7 acres) is located at 1 Portola Avenue, Livermore. The facilities are used for the manufacture, assembly, repair, kitting, de-kitting and distribution of wafer fabrication equipment (in particular, single-wafer clean equipment and plasma etch equipment). Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 9% of the value of the finished product) include: monofilament, tubes, belts, fittings, gaskets, washers, seals, valves, taps, bearings, stainless steel screws, pulleys, shaft couplings, gears, machinery parts, motors, quartz fittings and parts, electrical transformers, electromagnetic couplings, batteries, induction equipment, electrothermic appliances, speakers, amplifiers, magnetic and optical media, monitors, electrical circuitry and components, lamps, wiring, cable, electrical insulators, optical fibers and devices, lenses, lasers, liquid crystal devices, self adhesive and non-adhesive sheets, tempered glass, laboratory glassware, fittings and components of metal (precious, ferrous, and non-ferrous), precious stone articles, base metal tools, pumps, fans, sprayers, electromechanical drills, calculating instruments, measuring devices, time devices, packaging materials, brochures, and printed matter (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 9%). FTZ procedures could exempt Lam from customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export production. The company anticipates that 96.5 percent of the plant’s shipments will be exported. On its domestic sales, Lam would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to wafer cleaning stand-alone systems and wafer etch process modules and systems, (duty-free) for the foreign inputs noted above. FTZ designation would further allow Lam to realize logistical benefits through the use of weekly customs entry 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, Maureen Hinman 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:26 May 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 address below. The closing period for their receipt is July 26, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 10, 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 http:// www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Maureen Hinman at maureen.hinman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0627. Dated: May 18, 2010. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–12786 Filed 5–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 38–2010] Foreign-Trade Zone 29—Louisville, KY; Application for Expansion and Expansion of Manufacturing Authority; Subzone 29F; Hitachi Automotive Products (USA), Inc. (Automotive Components) An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Louisville and Jefferson County Riverport Authority, grantee of FTZ 29, on behalf of Hitachi Automotive Products (USA), Inc. (HAP), operator of Subzone 29F, HAP plant, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, requesting authority to expand the subzone and to expand the scope of FTZ manufacturing authority to include new manufacturing capacity. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and section 400.28(a)(2) of the Board’s regulations (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on May 20, 2010. Subzone 29F was approved by the Board in 1990 with authority granted for the manufacture of automotive components at HAP’s manufacturing plant located at 955 Warwick Road (Site 1) (50 acres) in Harrodsburg, Kentucky (Board Order 497, 56 FR 674, 1–8–91). Activity at the facility (624 employees) includes machining, assembly, testing, warehousing, and distribution of various automotive components, PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29723 including mass air sensors, throttle bodies and chambers, starter motors, motor/generator units, alternators, distributors, other static converters, inverter modules, rotors/stators, ignition coils, electronic sensors and modules, fuel injectors, emissions control equipment, valves, pumps, and electronic control units for engines and transmissions (capacity—up to 8.5 million units annually). Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 80 percent of the finished automotive components’ material value) include: adhesives, plastic fittings, plastic and rubber belts, fasteners, gaskets/seals/o-rings, metal fittings, labels, plastic wedging, springs, brackets, plates, filters, bearings, air pumps/compressors, valves, switches, electric motors, tubes/pipes/profiles, aluminum plugs, transformers, crankshafts, camshafts, gears, pulleys, couplings, clutches, parts of electric motors, pinions, magnets, ignition parts, diodes, transistors, resistors, semiconductors, liquid crystal devices, electrical instruments, navigation apparatuses, capacitors, printed/ integrated circuits, fuses, rheostats, connectors, terminals, piezoelectric crystals, regulators, lamps, wires, cables, cylinders, plungers, insulators, brushes, brackets, shafts, and measuring instruments (duty rate range: Free— 9.0%). The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the subzone to include two new warehouse facilities: Site 2—(68,000 sq. ft.) 601 Robinson Road in Harrodsburg, Kentucky; and Site 3—(61,010 sq. ft.) 110 Morgan Soaper Road, Harrodsburg. The company will be expanding its manufacturing plant (Site 1) to increase production area that would add up to 720,000 additional units to the facility’s capacity. The applicant also requests that the scope of FTZ manufacturing authority be expanded to include the additional production capacity for the manufacture of high pressure, directinjection fuel pumps (new combined output would be 9.22 million units per year). The expanded operations will involve a continuation of HAP’s utilization of both foreign-sourced and domestic materials and components. Expanded FTZ procedures could continue to exempt HAP from customs duty payments on the foreign-origin components used in production for export (about 30% of shipments). On its domestic shipments, the company would be able to elect the duty rate that applies to finished automotive components (free—6.7%) for the foreign-origin inputs noted above. Subzone status would further allow E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 29724 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 102 / Thursday, May 27, 2010 / Notices HAP to realize logistical benefits through the use of weekly customs entry procedures. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. HAP would also be exempt from duty payments on foreign inputs that become scrap during the production process. 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 26, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 10, 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 http://www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or (202) 482–1378. Dated: May 20, 2010. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. 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Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - The Council will receive a presentation titled ‘‘Fisheries 101’’. 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. - The Council will review and discuss reports from the committee meetings as follows: Reef Fish; AP Selection; SSC Selection; SEDAR Selection; Coastal Migratory Pelagics (Mackerel); Spiny Lobster/ Stone Crab; Administrative Policy; Data Collection; Habitat; and Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem. 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Other Business items will follow. The Council will conclude its meeting at approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene public meetings. DATES: The meetings will be held June 14–17, 2010. 15:26 May 26, 2010 Council Committees RIN 0648–XW68 VerDate Mar<15>2010 The meetings will be held at the Courtyard Marriott, 1600 E. Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Stephen Bortone, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Jkt 220001 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - CLOSED SESSION Full Council - The AP Selection Committee and full Council will appoint one commercial representative to the Ad Hoc Mackerel Limited Access Privilege Program Advisory Panel, the Ad Hoc Reef Fish Limited Access Privilege Program Advisory Panel, the Stone Crab Advisory Panel, two members and one alternate of SAFMC representatives on the Ad Hoc Mackerel Limited Access Privilege Program Advisory Panel. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - CLOSED SESSION - Full Council - The SSC Selection Committee and full council will appoint three participants to the National Scientific and Statistical Committee meeting. 9:45 a.m. - 10 a.m. - CLOSED SESSION - Full Council - The SEDAR Selection Committee and full Council will appoint participants to the SEDAR 23 Goliath Grouper Review Workshop and the SEDAR Spiny Lobster Assessment Review Workshop. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - The Administrative Policy Committee will discuss modifications to Statement of Organization Practice and Procedures and Handbook Development. 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - There will be an update on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf. 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - The Reef Fish Management Committee will receive a presentation on gag abundance and the effects of fishing on male gag population; a report from the Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committee; considerations for a request for an Interim Rule for Gag; draft framework amendment to adjust red grouper total allowable catch; a public hearing draft of Amendment 32 Gag/Red Grouper; final action framework action for greater amberjack; a reef fish permit income requirement and a crew size limit on for-hire vessels when fishing commercially. -RecessTuesday, June 15, 2010 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - The Reef Fish Management Committee will continue to meet. 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - The Data Collection Committee will receive an update from the SEFSC on the status of the implementation of electronic data reporting and develop a charge for the Vessel Monitoring System Advisory Panel. 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - The Habitat Protection Committee will receive a status report on Essential Fish Habitat update. -RecessImmediately Following Committee Recess - There will be an informal open public question and answer session on Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Issues. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 38-2010]


Foreign-Trade Zone 29--Louisville, KY; Application for Expansion 
and Expansion of Manufacturing Authority; Subzone 29F; Hitachi 
Automotive Products (USA), Inc. (Automotive Components)

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Louisville and Jefferson County Riverport Authority, 
grantee of FTZ 29, on behalf of Hitachi Automotive Products (USA), Inc. 
(HAP), operator of Subzone 29F, HAP plant, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, 
requesting authority to expand the subzone and to expand the scope of 
FTZ manufacturing authority to include new manufacturing capacity. The 
application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-
Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and section 
400.28(a)(2) of the Board's regulations (15 CFR part 400). It was 
formally filed on May 20, 2010.
    Subzone 29F was approved by the Board in 1990 with authority 
granted for the manufacture of automotive components at HAP's 
manufacturing plant located at 955 Warwick Road (Site 1) (50 acres) in 
Harrodsburg, Kentucky (Board Order 497, 56 FR 674, 1-8-91). Activity at 
the facility (624 employees) includes machining, assembly, testing, 
warehousing, and distribution of various automotive components, 
including mass air sensors, throttle bodies and chambers, starter 
motors, motor/generator units, alternators, distributors, other static 
converters, inverter modules, rotors/stators, ignition coils, 
electronic sensors and modules, fuel injectors, emissions control 
equipment, valves, pumps, and electronic control units for engines and 
transmissions (capacity--up to 8.5 million units annually). Components 
and materials sourced from abroad (representing 80 percent of the 
finished automotive components' material value) include: adhesives, 
plastic fittings, plastic and rubber belts, fasteners, gaskets/seals/o-
rings, metal fittings, labels, plastic wedging, springs, brackets, 
plates, filters, bearings, air pumps/compressors, valves, switches, 
electric motors, tubes/pipes/profiles, aluminum plugs, transformers, 
crankshafts, camshafts, gears, pulleys, couplings, clutches, parts of 
electric motors, pinions, magnets, ignition parts, diodes, transistors, 
resistors, semiconductors, liquid crystal devices, electrical 
instruments, navigation apparatuses, capacitors, printed/integrated 
circuits, fuses, rheostats, connectors, terminals, piezoelectric 
crystals, regulators, lamps, wires, cables, cylinders, plungers, 
insulators, brushes, brackets, shafts, and measuring instruments (duty 
rate range: Free--9.0%).
    The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the subzone to 
include two new warehouse facilities: Site 2--(68,000 sq. ft.) 601 
Robinson Road in Harrodsburg, Kentucky; and Site 3--(61,010 sq. ft.) 
110 Morgan Soaper Road, Harrodsburg. The company will be expanding its 
manufacturing plant (Site 1) to increase production area that would add 
up to 720,000 additional units to the facility's capacity. The 
applicant also requests that the scope of FTZ manufacturing authority 
be expanded to include the additional production capacity for the 
manufacture of high pressure, direct-injection fuel pumps (new combined 
output would be 9.22 million units per year). The expanded operations 
will involve a continuation of HAP's utilization of both foreign-
sourced and domestic materials and components.
    Expanded FTZ procedures could continue to exempt HAP from customs 
duty payments on the foreign-origin components used in production for 
export (about 30% of shipments). On its domestic shipments, the company 
would be able to elect the duty rate that applies to finished 
automotive components (free--6.7%) for the foreign-origin inputs noted 
above. Subzone status would further allow

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HAP to realize logistical benefits through the use of weekly customs 
entry procedures. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or 
reduced on foreign status production equipment. HAP would also be 
exempt from duty payments on foreign inputs that become scrap during 
the production process.
    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 26, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted 
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-
day period to August 10, 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 http://www.trade.gov/ftz. For 
further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or 
(202) 482-1378.

    Dated: May 20, 2010.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2010-12798 Filed 5-26-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P