Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign-Trade Zone Application, 36080-36081 [2011-15357]

Download as PDF wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 36080 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 21, 2011 / Notices the manufacture of up to 219,000 light duty passenger vehicles at the BMWMC plant (6,500 employees/1,068 acres) located at 1400 Highway 101 South in Greer (Spartanburg County), South Carolina (Board Order 697, 59 FR 35096, 7–8–94). Activity at the facility includes machining, painting, assembly, finishing and testing/quality control. Components sourced from abroad (representing about 50% of the finished vehicles’ material value) used in the manufacturing activity include: Engines, transmissions (and related parts), axles, plastic and rubber parts, mirrors, glass, wiring harnesses, fasteners, springs, electronic components (modules, switches, instruments), regulators, ignition parts, suspension modules and related parts, shock absorbers, seats, and bearings (duty rate range: free—9.9%). The applicant now requests that the production capacity under its existing scope of FTZ manufacturing authority be expanded to include up to an additional production of 131,000 vehicles per year, which would bring its total authorized output to 350,000 vehicles per year. The expanded operations will involve similar finished products and utilization of both foreignsourced and domestic materials and components as under BMWMC’s existing scope of FTZ authority. Expanded FTZ procedures could continue to exempt BMWMC from customs duty payments on the foreignorigin components used in production for export (between 60 and 70% of shipments). On its domestic shipments, the company would be able to elect the duty rate that applies to finished passenger motor vehicles (2.5%) for the foreign-origin inputs noted above. Subzone status would further allow BMWMC 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. BMWMC 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Jun 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 DC 20230–0002. The closing period for receipt of comments is August 22, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to September 6, 2011. 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: June 15, 2011. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–15462 Filed 6–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 42–2011] Foreign-Trade Zone 37—Orange County, NY; Application for Reorganization (Expansion of Service Area) Under the Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the County of Orange, New York, grantee of FTZ 37, requesting authority to reorganize its zone to expand its service area under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (74 FR 1170, 01/ 12/09 (correction 74 FR 3987, 01/22/09); 75 FR 71069–71070, 11/22/10). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a general-purpose zone project. 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 15, 2011. FTZ 37 was approved by the Board on May 4, 1978 (Board Order 130, 43 FR 20526, 05/12/78) and expanded on July 9, 1999 (Board Order 1044, 64 FR 38887, 07/20/99). FTZ 37 was reorganized PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under the ASF on May 13, 2010 (Board Order 1680, 75 FR 29727, 5/27/10). The zone project currently has a service area that includes Orange County. The applicant is requesting authority to expand the service area of the zone to include Duchess County, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the expanded service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The proposed expanded service area is adjacent to the New York/Newark Customs and Border Protection port of entry. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Kathleen Boyce 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 listed below. The closing period for their receipt is August 22, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to September 6, 2011). 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 Kathleen Boyce at Kathleen.Boyce@trade.gov or (202) 482– 1346. Dated: June 15, 2011. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–15463 Filed 6–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign-Trade Zone Application International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 21, 2011 / Notices public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 22, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Christopher J. Kemp, Office of Foreign-Trade Zones, (202) 482–0862, or e-mail, Christopher.Kemp@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments; not-for-profit institutions applying for foreign-trade zone status, subzone status, or modification of existing status. Estimated Number of Respondents: 74. Estimated Time per Response: 34 to 148 hours (depending on type of application). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,969. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $140,553. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 The Foreign-Trade Zone Application is the vehicle by which individual firms or organizations apply for foreign-trade zone (FTZ) status, for subzone status, manufacturing authority or for expansions and reorganizations of existing zones. The FTZ Act and Regulations require that an application with a description of the proposed project be made to the FTZ Board (19 U.S.C. 81b and 81f; 15 CFR 400.24–26) before a license can be issued or a zone can be expanded. The Act and Regulations require that applications contain detailed information on facilities, financing, operational plans, proposed manufacturing operations, need, and economic impact. Manufacturing activity in zones and subzones can involve issues related to domestic industry and trade policy impact. Such applications must include specific information on the customstariff related savings that result from zone procedures and the economic consequences of permitting such savings. The FTZ Board needs complete and accurate information on the proposed operation and its economic effects because the Act and Regulations authorize the Board to restrict or prohibit operations that are detrimental to the public interest. Dated: June 16, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. II. Method of Collection AGENCY: U.S. firms or organizations submit applications in paper format along with an electronic copy to the Office of Foreign-Trade Zones. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0139. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Regular submission. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Jun 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 [FR Doc. 2011–15357 Filed 6–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–828, A–588–846, C–351–829] Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil and Japan: Revocation of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Brazil and Japan and the Countervailing Duty Order on Brazil Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 6, 2010, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published the final results of the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) orders on certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbonquality steel products (‘‘hot-rolled PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36081 steel’’) from Brazil and Japan, and on December 3, 2010, the final results of the sunset review of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on hot-rolled steel from Brazil. In the final results, the Department determined that revocation of these orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and subsidization, respectively. On June 6, 2011, the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) determined that revocation of these orders would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. Therefore, the Department is revoking the AD orders on hot-rolled steel from Brazil and Japan and the CVD order on hot-rolled steel from Brazil. DATES: Effective Date: May 26, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Milton Koch or Dana Mermelstein, AD/ CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2584 or (202) 482– 1391. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 1, 2010, the Department initiated the second sunset reviews of the AD orders on hot-rolled steel from Brazil and Japan and the CVD order on hot-rolled steel from Brazil in accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 75 FR 16437 (April 1, 2010). The Department completed expedited reviews for the AD orders. The Department found that revocation of the AD orders would be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified the ITC of the margins likely to prevail should the orders be revoked. See Hot-Rolled FlatRolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from Brazil and Japan: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 75 FR 47541 (August 6, 2010). After receiving adequate responses from domestic and respondent interested parties, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(A), the Department conducted a full sunset review of the CVD order on hot-rolled steel from Brazil. The Department found that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of subsidization, and notified the ITC of the net subsidy rates likely to prevail should the order be revoked. See Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon- E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 119 (Tuesday, June 21, 2011)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15357]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign-Trade 
Zone Application

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general

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public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 22, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Christopher J. Kemp, Office of Foreign-Trade Zones, 
(202) 482-0862, or e-mail, Christopher.Kemp@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Foreign-Trade Zone Application is the vehicle by which 
individual firms or organizations apply for foreign-trade zone (FTZ) 
status, for subzone status, manufacturing authority or for expansions 
and reorganizations of existing zones. The FTZ Act and Regulations 
require that an application with a description of the proposed project 
be made to the FTZ Board (19 U.S.C. 81b and 81f; 15 CFR 400.24-26) 
before a license can be issued or a zone can be expanded. The Act and 
Regulations require that applications contain detailed information on 
facilities, financing, operational plans, proposed manufacturing 
operations, need, and economic impact. Manufacturing activity in zones 
and subzones can involve issues related to domestic industry and trade 
policy impact. Such applications must include specific information on 
the customs-tariff related savings that result from zone procedures and 
the economic consequences of permitting such savings. The FTZ Board 
needs complete and accurate information on the proposed operation and 
its economic effects because the Act and Regulations authorize the 
Board to restrict or prohibit operations that are detrimental to the 
public interest.

II. Method of Collection

    U.S. firms or organizations submit applications in paper format 
along with an electronic copy to the Office of Foreign-Trade Zones.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0625-0139.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments; not-for-
profit institutions applying for foreign-trade zone status, subzone 
status, or modification of existing status.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 74.
    Estimated Time per Response: 34 to 148 hours (depending on type of 
application).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,969.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $140,553.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: June 16, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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