Foreign-Trade Zone 14-Little Rock, AR; Application for Subzone; Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (Wind Turbine Nacelles and Generating Sets); Fort Smith, AR, 53403-53404 [2011-21941]

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[FR Doc. 2011–21875 Filed 8–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 55–2011] Foreign-Trade Zone 14—Little Rock, AR; Application for Subzone; Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (Wind Turbine Nacelles and Generating Sets); Fort Smith, AR An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, grantee of FTZ 14, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the wind turbine nacelle and generating set manufacturing facility of Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MPSA) located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. 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 19, 2011. The MPSA facility (90 acres/ approximately 335 employees) is located at 8201 Chad Colley Boulevard in Fort Smith (Sebastian County), Arkansas. The facility, currently under construction, will be used to PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53403 manufacture and distribute wind turbine nacelles, generating sets and related components (up to 250 nacelles, 250 generating sets, and 750 nacelle components (front and rear modules, rotor heads) annually) for the U.S. market and export. Foreign components and materials (representing up to 56% of the finished products’ value) that would be used in the manufacturing activity would include: grease, oils, epoxy/resins, paint, filler, sealants, electrical tape, adhesives, plastic tubes/ pipes, self-adhesive plates/sheets/film of plastics, gaskets/washers/seals of plastics and rubber, articles of plastic and rubber, wire and cable, fasteners (of steel, copper, aluminum), tubes/pipes and related fittings of steel and copper, brackets, flanges, base metal mountings, chain, guide bars, hinges, linear/rotary action cylinders, electrical equipment, connectors, panels, displays, motors, generators, batteries, profile projectors and parts, ducts, clamps, control valves, gears, transmission shafts, flywheels, clutches, couplings, pulleys, springs, pumps, fans, compressors, air/water coolers, evaporators, heat exchangers, filters, balancing weights, plates, controllers, hydraulic assemblies, accumulators, valves, bearings, housings, lighting equipment, windings, electronic components, thermometers, hydrometers, gauges, measuring instruments, heaters, thermostats, regulators, switches, lamps, clock movements, and discharge brushes (duty rate range: free—9.0%; 45¢ ea.+6.4%+25¢/jewel). FTZ procedures could exempt MPSA from customs duty payments on the foreign components and materials used in export production (as much as 25% of annual shipments). On domestic shipments, the company would be able to elect the duty rate that applies to finished wind turbine nacelles, generating sets, and nacelle components (duty rate range: free—3.0%) for the foreign production inputs noted above. MPSA would also be exempt from duty payments on any foreign-origin inputs that become scrap or waste during manufacturing. Subzone status would further allow MPSA to realize logistical benefits through the use of weekly customs entry procedures. 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. E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 53404 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2011 / Notices 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 October 25, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to November 9, 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: August 19, 2011. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–21941 Filed 8–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with July anniversary dates. 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The Department invites comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection within five days of placement of the CBP data on the record of the applicable review. In the event the Department decides it is necessary to limit individual examination of respondents and PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conduct respondent selection under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act: In general, the Department has found that determinations concerning whether particular companies should be ‘‘collapsed’’ (i.e., treated as a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, which often require follow-up questions and analysis. 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[FR Doc No: 2011-21941]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 55-2011]


Foreign-Trade Zone 14--Little Rock, AR; Application for Subzone; 
Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (Wind Turbine Nacelles and 
Generating Sets); Fort Smith, AR

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, grantee of 
FTZ 14, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the wind turbine 
nacelle and generating set manufacturing facility of Mitsubishi Power 
Systems Americas, Inc. (MPSA) located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. 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 19, 2011.
    The MPSA facility (90 acres/approximately 335 employees) is located 
at 8201 Chad Colley Boulevard in Fort Smith (Sebastian County), 
Arkansas. The facility, currently under construction, will be used to 
manufacture and distribute wind turbine nacelles, generating sets and 
related components (up to 250 nacelles, 250 generating sets, and 750 
nacelle components (front and rear modules, rotor heads) annually) for 
the U.S. market and export. Foreign components and materials 
(representing up to 56% of the finished products' value) that would be 
used in the manufacturing activity would include: grease, oils, epoxy/
resins, paint, filler, sealants, electrical tape, adhesives, plastic 
tubes/pipes, self-adhesive plates/sheets/film of plastics, gaskets/
washers/seals of plastics and rubber, articles of plastic and rubber, 
wire and cable, fasteners (of steel, copper, aluminum), tubes/pipes and 
related fittings of steel and copper, brackets, flanges, base metal 
mountings, chain, guide bars, hinges, linear/rotary action cylinders, 
electrical equipment, connectors, panels, displays, motors, generators, 
batteries, profile projectors and parts, ducts, clamps, control valves, 
gears, transmission shafts, flywheels, clutches, couplings, pulleys, 
springs, pumps, fans, compressors, air/water coolers, evaporators, heat 
exchangers, filters, balancing weights, plates, controllers, hydraulic 
assemblies, accumulators, valves, bearings, housings, lighting 
equipment, windings, electronic components, thermometers, hydrometers, 
gauges, measuring instruments, heaters, thermostats, regulators, 
switches, lamps, clock movements, and discharge brushes (duty rate 
range: free--9.0%; 45[cent] ea.+6.4%+25[cent]/jewel).
    FTZ procedures could exempt MPSA from customs duty payments on the 
foreign components and materials used in export production (as much as 
25% of annual shipments). On domestic shipments, the company would be 
able to elect the duty rate that applies to finished wind turbine 
nacelles, generating sets, and nacelle components (duty rate range: 
free--3.0%) for the foreign production inputs noted above. MPSA would 
also be exempt from duty payments on any foreign-origin inputs that 
become scrap or waste during manufacturing. Subzone status would 
further allow MPSA to realize logistical benefits through the use of 
weekly customs entry procedures. 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.

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    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 October 25, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material 
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the 
subsequent 15-day period to November 9, 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: August 19, 2011.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
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