Effectiveness of Licensing Procedures for Agricultural Commodities to Cuba, 54594-54595 [2010-21953]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 54594 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 173 / Wednesday, September 8, 2010 / Notices Development Corporation (LVEDC), grantee of FTZ 272, requesting special– purpose subzone status for the inhalation anesthetics manufacturing facilities of Piramal Critical Care, Inc. (Piramal), located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 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 August 31, 2010. The Piramal facilities (95 employees, 445 metric ton capacity) consist of 2 sites on 4.3 acres: Site 1 (4.0 acres) is located at 3950 Sheldon Circle, Bethlehem; and Site 2 (0.3 acres) is located at 2550 Brodhead Road, Bethlehem. The facilities are used for the manufacture and distribution of inhalation anesthetics Sevoflurane and Isoflurane. Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 23% of the value of the finished product) include: Hexafluoroisopropyl Methyl Ether (HFMOP) and Trifluoroethanol (TFE) (duty rate of 5.5%). The application also requests authority to include a limited secondary scope of inputs and finished pharmaceutical products that Piramal may produce under FTZ procedures in the future. New major activity involving these inputs/products would require review by the FTZ Board. FTZ procedures could exempt Piramal from customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export production. The company anticipates that some 40 percent of the plant’s shipments will be exported. On its domestic sales, Piramal would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to Sevoflurane and Isoflurane (duty free) for the foreign inputs noted above. FTZ designation would further allow Piramal 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 address below. The closing period for their receipt is November 8, 2010. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Sep 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to November 22, 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 website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Maureen Hinman at maureen.hinman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0627. Dated: September 2, 2010. Valerie Dees, United States Secretary, AFTA Secretariat. Dated: August 31, 2010. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. Effectiveness of Licensing Procedures for Agricultural Commodities to Cuba [FR Doc. 2010–22377 Filed 9–7–10; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Challenge Committee was filed. No such request was filed. Therefore, on the basis of the Panel Order and Rule 80 of the Article 1904 Panel Rules, the Panel Review was completed and the panelists were discharged from their duties effective [FR Doc. 2010–22371 Filed 9–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket No. 100818343–0343–02] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Request for comments. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SUMMARY: International Trade Administration North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Completion of Panel Review NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Completion of Panel Review of the International Trade Administration’s final determination of Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico (Secretariat File No. USA– MEX–2008–1904–03). AGENCY: Pursuant to the Memorandum Opinion and Order of the Binational Panel dated July 20, 2010, affirming the determination described above, the panel review was completed on September 2, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Valerie Dees, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 20, 2010, the Binational Panel issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order affirming the International Trade Administration’s final determination concerning Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico. The Secretariat was instructed to issue a Notice of Completion of Panel Review on the 31st day following the issuance of the Notice of Final Panel Action, if no request for an Extraordinary SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is requesting public comments on the effectiveness of its licensing procedures as defined in the Export Administration Regulations for the export of agricultural commodities to Cuba. BIS will include a description of these comments in its biennial report to the Congress, as required by the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.), as amended. DATES: Comments must be received by October 8, 2010. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent by e-mail to publiccomments@bis.doc.gov with a reference to ‘‘TSRA 2010 Report’’ in the subject line. Written comments may be submitted by mail to Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2705, Washington, DC 20230 with a reference to ‘‘TSRA 2010 Report.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan W. Christian, Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance, Telephone: (202) 482– 4252. Additional information on BIS procedures and our previous biennial report under the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act, as amended, is available at http:// www.bis.doc.gov/licensing/ TSRA_TOC.html. Copies of these materials may also be requested by contacting the Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance. Pursuant to section 906(a) of the Trade Sanctions SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 173 / Wednesday, September 8, 2010 / Notices Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA) (22 U.S.C. 7205(a)), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) authorizes exports of agricultural commodities, as defined in part 772 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), to Cuba. Requirements and procedures associated with such authorization are set forth in section 740.18 of the EAR (15 CFR 740.18). These are the only licensing procedures in the EAR currently in effect pursuant to the requirements of section 906(a) of TSRA. Under the provisions of section 906(c) of TSRA (22 U.S.C. 7205(c)), BIS must submit a biennial report to the Congress on the operation of the licensing system implemented pursuant to section 906(a) for the preceding two-year period. This report must include the number and types of licenses applied for, the number and types of licenses approved, the average amount of time elapsed from the date of filing of a license application until the date of its approval, the extent to which the licensing procedures were effectively implemented, and a description of comments received from interested parties during a 30-day public comment period about the effectiveness of the licensing procedures. BIS is currently preparing a biennial report on the operation of the licensing system for the two-year period from October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2010. Request for Comments jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES By this notice, BIS requests public comments on the effectiveness of the licensing procedures for the export of agricultural commodities to Cuba set forth under section 740.18 of the EAR. Parties submitting comments are asked to be as specific as possible. All comments received by the close of the comment period will be considered by BIS in developing the report to Congress. All comments must be in writing and will be available for public inspection and copying. Any information that the commenter does not wish to be made available to the public should not be submitted to BIS. Dated: August 30, 2010. Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–21953 Filed 9–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Sep 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–503, A–122–503, A–570–502] Certain Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 3, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the third sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain iron construction castings from Brazil, Canada, and the People’s Republic of China (PRC), pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 75 FR 23240 (May 3, 2010) (Notice of Initiation). The Department has conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of these orders. As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Reviews’’ section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 8, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dustin Ross or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0747 or (202) 482–1690, respectively. AGENCY: 54595 15-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested– party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as producers of a domestic like product in the United States. The Department received complete substantive responses to the Notice of Initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). The Department received no substantive responses from any respondent interested parties. In accordance with section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department is conducting expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain iron construction castings from Brazil, Canada, and the PRC. Scope of the Orders Brazil The merchandise covered by the order consists of certain iron construction castings from Brazil, limited to manhole covers, rings, and frames, catch basin grates and frames, cleanout covers and frames used for drainage or access purposes for public utility, water and sanitary systems, classifiable as heavy castings under Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) item number 7325.10.0010; and to valve, service, and meter boxes which are placed below ground to encase water, gas, or other valves, or water and gas meters, classifiable as light castings under HTS item number 7325.10.0050. The HTS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written product description remains dispositive. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Canada Background The merchandise covered by the order consists of certain iron construction castings from Canada, limited to manhole covers, rings,and frames, catch basin grates and frames, clean–out covers, and frames used for drainage or access purposes for public utility, water and sanitary systems, classifiable as heavy castings under HTS item number 7325.10.0010. The HTS item number is provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written product description remains dispositive. On May 3, 2010, the Department published the notice of initiation of the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders1 on certain iron construction castings from Brazil, Canada, and the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Notice of Initiation. The Department received notices of intent to participate in these sunset reviews from the domestic interested parties, East Jordan Iron Works, Inc., Neenah Foundry Company, and U.S. Foundry & Manufacturing Co. (collectively, the petitioners) within the 1 Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Iron Construction Castings From Canada, 51 FR 7600 (March 5, 1986), Antidumping Duty Order; Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, 51 FR 17220 (May 9, 1986), and Antidumping Duty Order; Iron Construction Castings From the People’s Republic of China (the PRC), 51 FR 17222 (May 9, 1986). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 PRC The products covered by the order are certain iron construction castings from the PRC, limited to manhole covers, rings and frames, catch basin grates and frames, cleanout covers and drains used for drainage or access purposes for public utilities, water and sanitary E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 173 (Wednesday, September 8, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54594-54595]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-21953]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

[Docket No. 100818343-0343-02]


Effectiveness of Licensing Procedures for Agricultural 
Commodities to Cuba

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is requesting public 
comments on the effectiveness of its licensing procedures as defined in 
the Export Administration Regulations for the export of agricultural 
commodities to Cuba. BIS will include a description of these comments 
in its biennial report to the Congress, as required by the Trade 
Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7201 et 
seq.), as amended.

DATES: Comments must be received by October 8, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent by e-mail to 
publiccomments@bis.doc.gov with a reference to ``TSRA 2010 Report'' in 
the subject line. Written comments may be submitted by mail to 
Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Room 2705, Washington, DC 20230 with a 
reference to ``TSRA 2010 Report.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan W. Christian, Office of 
Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance, Telephone: (202) 482-4252. 
Additional information on BIS procedures and our previous biennial 
report under the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act, as 
amended, is available at http://www.bis.doc.gov/licensing/TSRA_TOC.html. Copies of these materials may also be requested by contacting 
the Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 906(a) of the Trade 
Sanctions

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Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA) (22 U.S.C. 7205(a)), 
the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) authorizes exports of 
agricultural commodities, as defined in part 772 of the Export 
Administration Regulations (EAR), to Cuba. Requirements and procedures 
associated with such authorization are set forth in section 740.18 of 
the EAR (15 CFR 740.18). These are the only licensing procedures in the 
EAR currently in effect pursuant to the requirements of section 906(a) 
of TSRA.
    Under the provisions of section 906(c) of TSRA (22 U.S.C. 7205(c)), 
BIS must submit a biennial report to the Congress on the operation of 
the licensing system implemented pursuant to section 906(a) for the 
preceding two-year period. This report must include the number and 
types of licenses applied for, the number and types of licenses 
approved, the average amount of time elapsed from the date of filing of 
a license application until the date of its approval, the extent to 
which the licensing procedures were effectively implemented, and a 
description of comments received from interested parties during a 30-
day public comment period about the effectiveness of the licensing 
procedures. BIS is currently preparing a biennial report on the 
operation of the licensing system for the two-year period from October 
1, 2008 through September 30, 2010.

Request for Comments

    By this notice, BIS requests public comments on the effectiveness 
of the licensing procedures for the export of agricultural commodities 
to Cuba set forth under section 740.18 of the EAR. Parties submitting 
comments are asked to be as specific as possible. All comments received 
by the close of the comment period will be considered by BIS in 
developing the report to Congress.
    All comments must be in writing and will be available for public 
inspection and copying. Any information that the commenter does not 
wish to be made available to the public should not be submitted to BIS.

    Dated: August 30, 2010.
Kevin J. Wolf,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
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