Foreign-Trade Zone 77-Memphis, TN, Application for Subzone, Delta Faucet Company (Faucets); Jackson, TN, 33765-33766 [2010-14389]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 114 / Tuesday, June 15, 2010 / Notices The final schedule and potential site visits will depend on the availability of local government and business officials, specific goals of mission participants, and air travel schedules. Participation Requirements All persons interested in participating in the beauty and cosmetics trade mission to India must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 companies will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. U.S. companies already doing business in India as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter the region for the first time are encouraged to apply. 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If the U.S. Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, the Department may reject the application, request additional information, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating the applications. • Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 1 An SME is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or that otherwise qualifies as a small business under SBA regulations (see http:// www.sba.gov/services/contracting opportunities/ sizestandardstopics/index.html). Parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. The dual pricing schedule reflects the Commercial Service’s user fee schedule that became effective May 1, 2008 (for additional information see http://www.export.gov/ newsletter/march2008/initiatives.html). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Jun 14, 2010 Jkt 220001 marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51 percent U.S. content of the value of the finished product or service. Selection Criteria for Participation Selection will be based on the following criteria: • Consistency of the applicant’s goals and objectives with the stated scope of the trade mission. • The suitability of the company’s products or services to the Indian cosmetics and beauty market. • Applicant’s potential for business in India, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission. Referrals from political organizations and any documents containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process. 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[FR Doc. 2010–14288 Filed 6–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 42–2010] Foreign-Trade Zone 77—Memphis, TN, Application for Subzone, Delta Faucet Company (Faucets); Jackson, TN An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of Memphis, grantee of FTZ 77, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the faucet manufacturing facility of Delta Faucet Company (Delta), located in Jackson, Tennessee. 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 June 7, 2010. The Delta facility (668 employees/90 acres) is located at 3441 Ridgecrest Road Ext., Jackson (Madison County), Tennessee. The facility is used to manufacture, warehouse and distribute faucets and related products for the U.S. market and export. At full capacity the plant can manufacture up to nine million units annually. The manufacturing activity under FTZ procedures would include machining, assembly, joining, finishing, and testing. Components to be purchased from abroad (representing between 36–40% of the value of the finished faucets) would include: Parts of faucets, hoses, plastic sanitary ware, plastic bags, stoppers, lids, plastic builders’ ware, handles/knobs, tubes/pipes of rubber, o-rings, seals, grommets, gaskets, labels, ceramic parts, fasteners, washers, springs, copper tubes and fittings, showerheads, aerators, spray assemblies, articles of zinc, wrenches and tools, and valves (duty rate range: free–9.0%). The application indicates that Delta would also assemble retail display cabinets with the following E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 33766 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 114 / Tuesday, June 15, 2010 / Notices inputs: parts of display cabinets, faucets, and parts of faucets (duty rate range: free–4.0%) for domestic distribution and export. Foreign-origin finished products to be distributed from the facility include: mirrors, decorative glass vases, retail slatwalls, faucets and related parts, and wall lighting. FTZ procedures could exempt Delta from customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export production. The company would be exempt from duty payments on foreignorigin finished products that would be exported from the subzone. On domestic shipments, Delta would be able to elect the duty rates that apply to finished faucets (4.0%) and retail display cabinets (duty free) for the foreign inputs noted above. Subzone status would further allow Delta 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. Delta would also be exempt from duty payments on any foreign-origin inputs that become scrap or waste during manufacturing. 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 August 16, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 30, 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 www.trade.gov/ ftz. For further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or (202) 482–1378. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:02 Jun 14, 2010 Jkt 220001 Dated: June 7, 2010. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–14389 Filed 6–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket Number: 100413183–0188–01] Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Availability of Funds for Projects To Develop Client Engagement or Business Models and Deployment Strategies That Integrate Two or More of the MEP Strategic Growth Areas AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The objective of National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) program is to enhance productivity, technological performance, and strengthen the global competitiveness of small- and mediumsized U.S. based manufacturing firms. NIST MEP invites proposals from eligible organizations for projects to develop client engagement or business models and deployment strategies that integrate two or more of the MEP Strategic Growth Areas. The projects should further demonstrate in its proposed client engagement or business model, the benefit of this integration and how the approach can expand service capability and capacity of the MEP system. The five MEP Strategic Growth Areas are: supply chain, sustainability, technology acceleration, workforce and continuous improvement. Proposals should include a project plan, a client engagement or business model and deployment strategy for the project, and an approach for leveraging existing tools, resources and partnerships. DATES: All applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on July 15, 2010. Late proposals will not be reviewed. NIST MEP will hold a free webinar information session for organizations considering applying to this opportunity on June 22, 2010 at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time. ADDRESSES: Hard copy submissions should be sent to: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 c/o Diane Henderson, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, MD 20899– 4800. Electronic submissions should be uploaded to http://www.Grants.gov. Information Sessions: NIST MEP will hold an information session for organizations considering applying to this opportunity. The information session will be in the form of a webinar to be held on the date stated in the date section of this Federal Register Notice (7 days following the posting of the announcement). Registration information will be posted on the NIST MEP public Web site http:// www.nist.gov/mep. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A paper copy of the Federal Register Notice (FRN) may be obtained by calling (301) 975–6328. Administrative, budget, cost-sharing, and eligibility questions should be addressed to Diane Henderson at Tel: (301) 975–5105; Email: diane.henderson@nist.gov; Fax: (301) 963–6556. Project evaluation criteria and other programmatic questions should be addressed to Alex Folk at Tel: (301) 975–8089; E-mail: alex.folk@nist.gov; Fax: (301) 963–6556. Grants Administration questions should be addressed to: Grants and Agreements Management Division; National Institute of Standards and Technology; 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1650; Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1650; Tel: (301) 975–6328. For assistance with using Grants.gov contact support@grants.gov or call 800– 518–4726. All questions and responses will be posted on the MEP Web site, http://www.nist.gov/mep. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic access: Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement available at http:// www.grants.gov for complete information about this program, including all program requirements and instructions for applying by paper or electronically. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 272(b)(1) and (c)(3), and 278l, as implemented in 15 CFR Section 292.2. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Name and Number: Manufacturing Extension Partnership— 11.611. Information Session: NIST MEP will hold a free information session for organizations considering applying to this opportunity. The information session will be in the form of a free webinar to be held on the date specified in the DATES section above at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time. Organizations wishing to participate in the webinar must register at the NIST E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 114 (Tuesday, June 15, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 42-2010]


Foreign-Trade Zone 77--Memphis, TN, Application for Subzone, 
Delta Faucet Company (Faucets); Jackson, TN

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of Memphis, grantee of FTZ 77, requesting 
special-purpose subzone status for the faucet manufacturing facility of 
Delta Faucet Company (Delta), located in Jackson, Tennessee. 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 June 7, 2010.
    The Delta facility (668 employees/90 acres) is located at 3441 
Ridgecrest Road Ext., Jackson (Madison County), Tennessee. The facility 
is used to manufacture, warehouse and distribute faucets and related 
products for the U.S. market and export. At full capacity the plant can 
manufacture up to nine million units annually. The manufacturing 
activity under FTZ procedures would include machining, assembly, 
joining, finishing, and testing. Components to be purchased from abroad 
(representing between 36-40% of the value of the finished faucets) 
would include: Parts of faucets, hoses, plastic sanitary ware, plastic 
bags, stoppers, lids, plastic builders' ware, handles/knobs, tubes/
pipes of rubber, o[dash]rings, seals, grommets, gaskets, labels, 
ceramic parts, fasteners, washers, springs, copper tubes and fittings, 
showerheads, aerators, spray assemblies, articles of zinc, wrenches and 
tools, and valves (duty rate range: free-9.0%). The application 
indicates that Delta would also assemble retail display cabinets with 
the following

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inputs: parts of display cabinets, faucets, and parts of faucets (duty 
rate range: free-4.0%) for domestic distribution and export. Foreign-
origin finished products to be distributed from the facility include: 
mirrors, decorative glass vases, retail slatwalls, faucets and related 
parts, and wall lighting.
    FTZ procedures could exempt Delta from customs duty payments on the 
foreign components used in export production. The company would be 
exempt from duty payments on foreign-origin finished products that 
would be exported from the subzone. On domestic shipments, Delta would 
be able to elect the duty rates that apply to finished faucets (4.0%) 
and retail display cabinets (duty free) for the foreign inputs noted 
above. Subzone status would further allow Delta 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. Delta would also be exempt from duty payments on 
any foreign-origin inputs that become scrap or waste during 
manufacturing. 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 August 16, 2010. Rebuttal 
comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period 
may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 30, 
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 www.trade.gov/ftz. For 
further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or 
(202) 482-1378.

    Dated: June 7, 2010.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
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