Foreign-Trade Zone 26, Temporary/Interim Manufacturing Authority, Makita Corporation of America, Hand-Held Power Tool and Gasoline/Electric-Powered Garden Product Manufacturing; Notice of Approval, 50172-50173 [2011-20569]

Download as PDF 50172 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2011 / Notices Notice of availability of proposed changes in the Virginia NRCS State Technical Guide for review and comment. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE It has been determined by the NRCS State Conservationist for Virginia that changes must be made in the NRCS State Technical Guide specifically in the following practice standards: #328, Conservation Crop Rotation, #329, Residue and Tillage Management No Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed, #344, Residue Management, Seasonal, #345, Residue and Tillage Management Mulch Till, #346, Residue Management, Ridge Till, #391, Riparian Forest Buffer, #422, Hedgerow Planting, #472, Access Control, #595, Integrated Pest Management, #612, Tree/Shrub Establishment, and #666, Forest Stand Improvement. These practices will be used to plan and install conservation practices. Designation of New Grantee, ForeignTrade Zone 41, Milwaukee, WI ACTION: SUMMARY: Comments will be received for a 30-day period commencing with this date of publication. DATES: John A. Bricker, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), 1606 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 209, Richmond, Virginia 23229–5014; Telephone number (804) 287–1691; Fax number (804) 287–1737. Copies of the practice standards will be made available upon written request to the address shown above or on the Virginia NRCS Web site: http:// www.va.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/ draftstandards.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 states that revisions made after enactment of the law to NRCS State technical guides used to carry out highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the law shall be made available for public review and comment. For the next 30 days, the NRCS in Virginia will receive comments relative to the proposed changes. Following that period, a determination will be made by the NRCS in Virginia regarding disposition of those comments and a final determination of change will be made to the subject standards. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 21, 2011. W. Ray Dorsett, Acting State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Richmond, Virginia. [FR Doc. 2011–20586 Filed 8–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:37 Aug 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1778] Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the Foreign-Trade Zones Board Regulations (15 CFR part 400), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: The Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) has considered the application (filed 6/9/2011) submitted by the Foreign Trade Zone of Wisconsin, Ltd., grantee of FTZ 41, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, requesting reissuance of the grant of authority for said zone to the Port of Milwaukee, which has accepted such reissuance subject to approval by the FTZ Board. Upon review, the Board finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest. Therefore, the Board approves the application and recognizes the Port of Milwaukee as the new grantee of Foreign Trade Zone 41, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. Signed at Washington, DC this 3rd day of August 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 2011–20566 Filed 8–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P an application to the Board (FTZ Docket 31–2011, filed 05/09/2011) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of Thurston County and portions of Kitsap, Lewis and Mason Counties, Washington, within and adjacent to the Olympia U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry, and FTZ 216’s existing Sites 1–7 and 9–13 would be categorized as magnet sites, existing Site 8 would be deleted and acreage reduced at existing Sites 1, 3, 4 and 13; Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (76 FR 27987, 05/13/2011) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, Therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize FTZ 216 under the alternative site framework is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28, to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the overall general-purpose zone project, and to five-year ASF sunset provisions for magnet sites that would terminate authority for Sites 1–7 and 9–13 if not activated by August 31, 2016. Signed at Washington, DC this 3rd day of August 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 2011–20567 Filed 8–11–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE P Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1777] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 216 Under Alternative Site Framework, Olympia, WA Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket T–2–2011] Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Board adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) (74 FR 1170, 01/12/2009; correction 74 FR 3987, 01/22/2009; 75 FR 71069–71070, 11/22/2010) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones; Whereas, the Port of Olympia, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 216, submitted Foreign-Trade Zone 26, Temporary/ Interim Manufacturing Authority, Makita Corporation of America, HandHeld Power Tool and Gasoline/ElectricPowered Garden Product Manufacturing; Notice of Approval On June 22, 2011, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board filed an application submitted by Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 26, requesting temporary/interim manufacturing (T/ IM) authority, on behalf of Makita Corporation of America, to manufacture PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2011 / Notices hand-held power tools and garden products under FTZ procedures within FTZ 26–Site 20, in Buford, Georgia. The application was processed in accordance with T/IM procedures, as authorized by FTZ Board Orders 1347 (69 FR 52857, 8/30/2004) and 1480 (71 FR 55422, 9/22/2006), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (76 FR 37781, 06/28/2011). The FTZ staff examiner reviewed the application and determined that it meets the criteria for approval under T/ IM procedures except for finished products under HTSUS 8465.91 (table, slide and compound miter saws). Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board Executive Secretary in the above-referenced Board Orders, the application is approved, with the exception of products under HTSUS 8465.91, effective this date, until August 5, 2013, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. Dated: August 5, 2011. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–20569 Filed 8–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–965 and C–570–966] Drill Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Anticircumvention Inquiry Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from VAM Drilling U.S.A., Texas Steel Conversion Inc. and Rotary Drilling Tools (collectively the ‘‘Petitioners’’), the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) is initiating an anticircumvention inquiry to determine whether certain imports of drill pipe from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) are circumventing the Drill Pipe Orders.1 DATES: Effective Date: August 12, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 See Drill Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 76 FR 11757 (March 3, 2011); Drill Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 11758 (March 3, 2011) collectively the ‘‘Drill Pipe Orders.’’ VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:37 Aug 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0413. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 14, 2011, pursuant to section 781(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), and section 351.225(h) of the Department’s regulations, the Petitioners submitted a request for the Department to initiate an anti-circumvention inquiry of the Hilong Group of Companies Co., Ltd. (‘‘Hilong’’) 2 to determine whether pipe 3 and tool joints produced in the PRC, and friction welded together in the United Arab Emirates (‘‘UAE’’), which are allegedly products of the PRC exported from the UAE, are circumventing the Drill Pipe Orders.4 In their request, the Petitioners contend that Hilong’s PRC drill pipe facility exports PRC-produced pipe and tool joints to AlMansoori/Hilong in the UAE, which friction welds the pipe to the tools joints, and then exports them to Hilong USA, which enters and sells the drill pipe as UAE origin merchandise. The Petitioners argue that because Hilong’s PRC-produced pipe and tool joint are assembled in the UAE, and enter the United States as UAE-origin merchandise which is of the same class or kind as the merchandise covered by the Drill Pipe Orders, this constitutes circumvention. On June 16, 2011, the Petitioners certified that all parties on the scope service list were served with their request. On July 6, 2010, the Department issued a supplemental questionnaire to the Petitioners regarding the request to initiate the anti-circumvention inquiry. On July 13, 2011, the Petitioners provided a response to the Department’s supplemental questionnaire.5 Hilong did not submit comments regarding the Petitioners’ circumvention allegations. On July 27, 2011, the Department extended the deadline to initiate an anti-circumvention inquiry by 8 days, pursuant to section 351.302(b) of the Department’s regulations.6 On August 3, 2011, the Department extended the deadline to initiate an anticircumvention inquiry by 14 days, 2 This includes Hilong’s U.S. affiliate, Hilong USA LLC. (‘‘Hilong USA’’) and its joint venture affiliate Almansoori/Hilong Petroleum Pipe Company (‘‘Almansoori/Hilong’’) located in the United Arab Emirates (the ‘‘UAE’’). 3 ‘‘Pipe’’ is heat treated and upset green tube, minus the tool joint. See Circumvention Request at 3. 4 See the Petitioners’ June 14, 2011 submission (‘‘Circumvention Request’’) at 1. 5 See the Petitioners’ July 13, 2011 submission (‘‘Circumvention Request Supplement’’). 6 See Letter to Petitioner, dated July 27, 2011. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50173 pursuant to section 351.302(b) of the Department’s regulations.7 Scope of the Orders The products covered by the orders are steel drill pipe, and steel drill collars, whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (‘‘API’’) or non-API specifications. Included are finished drill pipe and drill collars without regard to the specific chemistry of the steel (i.e., carbon, stainless steel, or other alloy steel), and without regard to length or outer diameter. Also included are unfinished drill collars (including all drill collar green tubes) and unfinished drill pipe (including drill pipe green tubes, which are tubes meeting the following description: seamless tubes with an outer diameter of less than or equal to 6 5⁄8 inches (168.28 millimeters), containing between 0.16 and 0.75 percent molybdenum, and containing between 0.75 and 1.45 percent chromium). The scope does not include tool joints not attached to the drill pipe, nor does it include unfinished tubes for casing or tubing covered by any other antidumping or countervailing duty order. The subject products are currently classified in the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) categories: 7304.22.0030, 7304.22.0045, 7304.22.0060, 7304.23.3000, 7304.23.6030, 7304.23.6045, 7304.23.6060, 8431.43.8040 and may also enter under 8431.43.8060, 8431.43.4000, 7304.39.0028, 7304.39.0032, 7304.39.0036, 7304.39.0040, 7304.39.0044, 7304.39.0048, 7304.39.0052, 7304.39.0056, 7304.49.0015, 7304.49.0060, 7304.59.8020, 7304.59.8025, 7304.59.8030, 7304.59.8035, 7304.59.8040, 7304.59.8045, 7304.59.8050 and 7304.59.8055. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. Initiation of Anti-Circumvention Proceeding Section 781(b)(1) of the Act provides that the Department may find circumvention of an antidumping duty order when merchandise of the same class or kind subject to the order is completed or assembled in a foreign country other than the country to which the order applies. In conducting anticircumvention inquiries, under section 781(b)(1) of the Act, the Department will also evaluate whether: (1) The process 7 See E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM Letter to Petitioner, dated August 3, 2011. 12AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket T-2-2011]


Foreign-Trade Zone 26, Temporary/Interim Manufacturing Authority, 
Makita Corporation of America, Hand-Held Power Tool and Gasoline/
Electric-Powered Garden Product Manufacturing; Notice of Approval

    On June 22, 2011, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade 
Zones (FTZ) Board filed an application submitted by Georgia Foreign-
Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 26, requesting temporary/interim 
manufacturing (T/IM) authority, on behalf of Makita Corporation of 
America, to manufacture

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hand-held power tools and garden products under FTZ procedures within 
FTZ 26-Site 20, in Buford, Georgia.
    The application was processed in accordance with T/IM procedures, 
as authorized by FTZ Board Orders 1347 (69 FR 52857, 8/30/2004) and 
1480 (71 FR 55422, 9/22/2006), including notice in the Federal Register 
inviting public comment (76 FR 37781, 06/28/2011). The FTZ staff 
examiner reviewed the application and determined that it meets the 
criteria for approval under T/IM procedures except for finished 
products under HTSUS 8465.91 (table, slide and compound miter saws). 
Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board Executive 
Secretary in the above-referenced Board Orders, the application is 
approved, with the exception of products under HTSUS 8465.91, effective 
this date, until August 5, 2013, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's 
regulations, including Section 400.28.

    Dated: August 5, 2011.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
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