Foreign-Trade Zone 72-Indianapolis, IN; Application for Manufacturing Authority, Brevini Wind USA, Inc., (Wind Turbine Gear Boxes), Yorktown, IN, 51349-51350 [2011-21143]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 160 / Thursday, August 18, 2011 / Notices Dated: August 15, 2011. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–21091 Filed 8–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Survey of Residential Building or Zoning Permit Systems. OMB Control Number: 0607–0350. Form Number(s): C–411(V), C– 411(M), C–411(C). Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Burden Hours: 500. Number of Respondents: 2,000. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes. 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[FR Doc. 2011–21066 Filed 8–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 54–2011] Foreign-Trade Zone 72—Indianapolis, IN; Application for Manufacturing Authority, Brevini Wind USA, Inc., (Wind Turbine Gear Boxes), Yorktown, IN A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Indianapolis Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 72, requesting manufacturing authority on behalf of Brevini Wind USA, Inc. (Brevini), to manufacture wind turbine gear boxes under FTZ procedures within FTZ 72. 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 11, 2011. The Brevini facility (approximately 400 employees, 20 acres) is located at 2400 Priority Way, within the Muncie Delaware County Park One Industrial Park in Yorktown, Indiana. The facility is used to manufacture and repair wind turbine gear boxes and related winches (up to 2,000 units of each per year) for the U.S. market and export. Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 25% of the value of the finished products) include: parts of gear boxes, seals (rubber, metal), fasteners, pumps, filters, valves, bearings, shafts, gears, parts of gear boxes, clutches, brakes, cooling units, covers, discs, flanges, housings, sprockets, heating units, hoses, hydraulic parts, lubrication units, pinions, planet carriers, reduction stages, rotor lock discs, and electric motors (duty rate ranges from free to 5.8%). FTZ procedures could exempt Brevini from customs duty payments on the foreign materials and components used in export production. The company E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 51350 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 160 / Thursday, August 18, 2011 / Notices anticipates that some 30 percent of the plant’s shipments will be exported. On its domestic sales, Brevini would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to wind turbine gear boxes and winches (duty rates—free, 2.5%) for the foreignorigin inputs noted above. FTZ designation would further allow Brevini 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. Brevini would also be exempt from duty payments on foreign inputs that become scrap during the production process. 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 address below. The closing period for receipt of comments is October 17, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to November 1, 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 Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or (202) 482–1378. Dated: August 11, 2011. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–21143 Filed 8–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Aerospace Executive Service Trade Mission (AESTM) to Seoul, Korea International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Aug 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Mission Description The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), Aerospace & Defense Technologies Team and the U.S. Commercial Service in Seoul (CS Korea) are organizing an Aerospace Executive Service Trade Mission (AESTM) to Seoul in conjunction with the Seoul ADEX 2011 (International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition) (http:// www.seoulairshow.com). The AESTM, to be led by a senior official of the Department of Commerce, will include representatives from a variety of U.S. aerospace and defense industry manufacturers and service providers. 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With a close working relationship between the U.S. and Korean governments and private aerospace and defense companies, the AESTM service at this major aerospace and defense show will assist American companies in making important contact with the industry’s key players in this region. The U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement (KORUS) would provide significant commercial opportunities to U.S. aerospace exporters, including duty-free treatment for all U.S. aerospace exports to Korea within three years of implementation of KORUS (Korean aerospace tariffs currently average 3.5 percent, ranging up to 8 percent). Mission Goals The goal of the AESTM at the Seoul ADEX 2011 is to facilitate an effective presence for small- and medium-sized companies while combining aspects of a trade mission, such as one on one prescheduled business-to-business meetings, trade show participation, and networking activities, in one package. The AESTM Program enables U.S. aerospace companies to familiarize themselves with this important trade fair, to conduct market research and to explore export opportunities through pre-arranged meetings with potential partners. AESTM participants will be supported by knowledgeable Commercial Service specialists focused on furthering their company-specific objectives. Mission Scenario Participants will have individual company kiosk space within the U.S. Pavilion where they can display company literature and conduct meetings with visitors to the air show. Company information and literature will be forwarded by the companies to CS Korea in advance whereupon CS Korea will search for relevant partners and coordinate logistics with respect to arranging meetings for each participant at the show. Prior to the end of the AESTM program, CS Korea staff will undertake a debriefing session with mission participants as well as counsel and coordinate with them on appropriate follow-up procedures. In summary, participation in the AESTM Program includes: • Pre-show Outreach and Press Release by CS Korea; • Pre-show breakfast briefing on October 17, 2011, by CS Korea and other inter agencies in American Embassy such as JUSMAG–K; E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 54-2011]


Foreign-Trade Zone 72--Indianapolis, IN; Application for 
Manufacturing Authority, Brevini Wind USA, Inc., (Wind Turbine Gear 
Boxes), Yorktown, IN

    A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Indianapolis Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 72, 
requesting manufacturing authority on behalf of Brevini Wind USA, Inc. 
(Brevini), to manufacture wind turbine gear boxes under FTZ procedures 
within FTZ 72. 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 11, 2011.
    The Brevini facility (approximately 400 employees, 20 acres) is 
located at 2400 Priority Way, within the Muncie Delaware County Park 
One Industrial Park in Yorktown, Indiana. The facility is used to 
manufacture and repair wind turbine gear boxes and related winches (up 
to 2,000 units of each per year) for the U.S. market and export. 
Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 25% of the 
value of the finished products) include: parts of gear boxes, seals 
(rubber, metal), fasteners, pumps, filters, valves, bearings, shafts, 
gears, parts of gear boxes, clutches, brakes, cooling units, covers, 
discs, flanges, housings, sprockets, heating units, hoses, hydraulic 
parts, lubrication units, pinions, planet carriers, reduction stages, 
rotor lock discs, and electric motors (duty rate ranges from free to 
5.8%).
    FTZ procedures could exempt Brevini from customs duty payments on 
the foreign materials and components used in export production. The 
company

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anticipates that some 30 percent of the plant's shipments will be 
exported. On its domestic sales, Brevini would be able to choose the 
duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to wind turbine 
gear boxes and winches (duty rates--free, 2.5%) for the foreign-origin 
inputs noted above. FTZ designation would further allow Brevini 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. Brevini would also be exempt 
from duty payments on foreign inputs that become scrap during the 
production process. 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 address below. The closing period for receipt of 
comments is October 17, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material 
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the 
subsequent 15-day period to November 1, 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 Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov 
or (202) 482-1378.

    Dated: August 11, 2011.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
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