Foreign-Trade Zone 29-Louisville, KY, Application for Subzone; North American Stainless (Stainless Steel); Ghent, KY, 66684-66685 [2011-27856]

Download as PDF 66684 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2011 / Notices previously, there was only a protocol for application. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: October 21, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–27763 Filed 10–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD 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: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Title: Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Client Impact Survey. OMB Control Number: 0693–0021. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 2,500. Number of Respondents: 10,000. Average Hours per Response: 15 Minutes. Needs and Uses: The objective of the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (MEP) is to enhance productivity, technological performance, and strengthen the global competitiveness of small- and mediumsized U.S.-based manufacturing firms. 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Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to, Jasmeet Seehra, OMB Desk Officer, FAX Number (202) 395–5167, or Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov. Dated: October 21, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–27764 Filed 10–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 67–2011] Foreign-Trade Zone 29—Louisville, KY, Application for Subzone; North American Stainless (Stainless Steel); Ghent, KY An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Louisville & Jefferson County Riverport Authority, grantee of FTZ 29, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the stainless steel mill of North American Stainless (NAS), located in Ghent, Kentucky. 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 October 21, 2011. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The NAS facility (1,800 employees, 1,327 acres, 1.4 million metric ton melting capacity) is located at 6870 U.S. Highway 42 East, Ghent, Kentucky. The facility is used for the manufacturing of flat and long stainless steel products. Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing up to 30% of the value of the finished product) include: fluorospar, molybdenum oxide, ferromanganese, ferrosilicon, ferrosilicon manganese, charge chrome, ferrochrome, ferrochrome silicon, ferronickel, ferromolybdenum, ferroniobium, ferroboron, stainless steel scrap, semifinished iron or non-alloy steel products, semifinished stainless steel products, copper spent anodes, nickel, unwrought nickel alloys, aluminum, zinc, zinc alloys, manganese metal, titanium waste and scrap, unwrought molybdenum and unwrought titanium (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 15%). NAS has indicated that they will accept a restriction requiring all foreign status ferrosilicon, molybdenum and titanium (HTSUS 7202.21, 8102.94, 8108.20 and 8108.90) to be admitted to the proposed subzone in privileged foreign (PF) status (19 CFR 146.41). FTZ procedures could exempt NAS from customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export production. The company anticipates that some 20–30 percent of the plant’s shipments will be exported. On its domestic sales, NAS would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to finished and semifinished stainless steel products (duty-free) for the foreign inputs noted above. FTZ designation would further allow NAS 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, Elizabeth Whiteman 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 December 27, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2011 / Notices subsequent 15-day period to January 10, 2012. 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 Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: October 21, 2011. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–27856 Filed 10–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 66–2011] wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 37—Orange County, NY, Application for Subzone, ITT Water Technology, Inc. (Centrifugal and Submersible Pumps), Auburn, NY An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the County of Orange, New York, grantee of FTZ 37, requesting special purpose subzone status for the centrifugal and submersible pump manufacturing and warehousing facilities of ITT Water Technology, Inc. (ITTWT), located in Auburn, New York. 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 October 21, 2011. The ITTWT facilities (224 employees) consist of two sites: Site 1— manufacturing plant (24.5 acres) located at One Goulds Drive, Auburn, New York; and, Site 2—warehouse (2.5 acres) located at 38 York Street, Auburn. The facilities are used to manufacture and distribute centrifugal and submersible pumps and related controllers (up to one million units of each per year) used in commercial, residential, and waste water applications. Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 39% of the value of the finished pumps) include: electric motors, pump parts, mechanical seals, plastic o-rings, rubber o-rings, shafts, flanges, motor and shaft couplings, and VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:47 Oct 26, 2011 Jkt 226001 fasteners (duty rates range from free to 8.5 percent). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FTZ procedures could exempt ITTWT from customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export production. The company anticipates that some 10 percent of the facilities’ shipments will be exported. On its domestic sales, ITTWT would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to finished centrifugal and submersible pumps (duty free) and controllers (1.5%) for the foreign inputs noted above. FTZ designation would further allow ITTWT 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 facilities’ international competitiveness. 66685 Bureau of Industry and Security 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 their receipt is December 27, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to January 10, 2012. 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. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–27854 Filed 10–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting The President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) will meet on November 14, 2011, 10 a.m., at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW., Washington, DC. The PECSEA provides advice on matters pertinent to those portions of the Export Administration Act, as amended, that deal with United States policies of encouraging trade with all countries with which the United States has diplomatic or trading relations and of controlling trade for national security and foreign policy reasons. Agenda: 1. Opening remarks by the Chairman and Vice Chairman. 2. Opening remarks by the Bureau of Industry and Security. 3. Presentation of papers or comments by the public. 4. Review of Deliverables for the PEC. 5. Discussion of 2012 Workplan. 6. Subcommittee Breakout Sessions. The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@bis.doc.gov, no later than, November 7, 2011. A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the PECSEA. Written statements may be submitted at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public presentation materials to PECSEA members, the PECSEA suggests that public presentation materials or comments be forwarded before the meeting to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@bis.doc.gov. For more information, contact Yvette Springer on 202–482–2813. Dated: October 20, 2011. Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. 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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 67-2011]


Foreign-Trade Zone 29--Louisville, KY, Application for Subzone; 
North American Stainless (Stainless Steel); Ghent, KY

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Louisville & Jefferson County Riverport Authority, 
grantee of FTZ 29, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the 
stainless steel mill of North American Stainless (NAS), located in 
Ghent, Kentucky. 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 October 21, 2011.
    The NAS facility (1,800 employees, 1,327 acres, 1.4 million metric 
ton melting capacity) is located at 6870 U.S. Highway 42 East, Ghent, 
Kentucky. The facility is used for the manufacturing of flat and long 
stainless steel products. Components and materials sourced from abroad 
(representing up to 30% of the value of the finished product) include: 
fluorospar, molybdenum oxide, ferromanganese, ferrosilicon, 
ferrosilicon manganese, charge chrome, ferrochrome, ferrochrome 
silicon, ferronickel, ferromolybdenum, ferroniobium, ferroboron, 
stainless steel scrap, semifinished iron or non-alloy steel products, 
semifinished stainless steel products, copper spent anodes, nickel, 
unwrought nickel alloys, aluminum, zinc, zinc alloys, manganese metal, 
titanium waste and scrap, unwrought molybdenum and unwrought titanium 
(duty rate ranges from duty-free to 15%). NAS has indicated that they 
will accept a restriction requiring all foreign status ferrosilicon, 
molybdenum and titanium (HTSUS 7202.21, 8102.94, 8108.20 and 8108.90) 
to be admitted to the proposed subzone in privileged foreign (PF) 
status (19 CFR 146.41).
    FTZ procedures could exempt NAS from customs duty payments on the 
foreign components used in export production. The company anticipates 
that some 20-30 percent of the plant's shipments will be exported. On 
its domestic sales, NAS would be able to choose the duty rates during 
customs entry procedures that apply to finished and semifinished 
stainless steel products (duty-free) for the foreign inputs noted 
above. FTZ designation would further allow NAS 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, Elizabeth Whiteman 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 
December 27, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted 
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the

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subsequent 15-day period to January 10, 2012.
    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 Elizabeth Whiteman at 
Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482-0473.

    Dated: October 21, 2011.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
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