Reorganization and Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 200 Under Alternative Site Framework; County of Mercer, New Jersey, 18314-18315 [2013-06940]

Download as PDF 18314 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 26, 2013 / Notices within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: March 21, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–06868 Filed 3–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–24–2013] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 169—Manatee County, Florida; Application for Production Authority; ASO, LLC; Subzone 169A (Textile Fabric Adhesive Bandage Coating and Production); Sarasota, Florida An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by ASO LLC (ASO), operator of Subzone 169A, for its facility located in Sarasota, Florida. The application conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the Board (15 CFR 400.23) was docketed on March 19, 2013. The ASO facility (270 employees, 31 acres/150,000 square feet) is located within Subzone 169A, in Sarasota, Florida. The facility is used for the production of plastic and textile fabric adhesive bandages. ASO is also proposing to coat foreign uncoated textile fabric under FTZ procedures. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt ASO from customs duty payments on the foreign textile fabrics used in export production. The company anticipates that some four percent of the plant’s shipments will be exported. On its domestic sales, ASO would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to textile fabric adhesive bandages (duty-free) for the foreign inputs noted below. 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. Uncoated textile fabrics sourced from abroad (representing some 22% of the value of the finished product) include the following: 100% polyester, 100% cotton dyed plain weave, and 62% cotton/38% polyester plain weave (duty rates range from 7 to 12%). In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Diane Finver of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Mar 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is May 28, 2013. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to June 10, 2013. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, 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 www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov (202) 482–1367. Dated: March 21, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–06933 Filed 3–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–25–2013] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 39—DallasFort Worth, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; CSI Calendering, Inc. (Rubber Coated Textile Fabric); Arlington, Texas The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, grantee of FTZ 39, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of CSI Calendering, Inc. (CSI), located in Arlington, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on March 4, 2013. A separate application for ‘‘usagedriven’’ Web site designation at the CSI facility is planned and will be processed under Section 400.24 of the FTZ Board’s regulations. The facility is used for the calendering, slitting, and laminating of RFL (resorcinol formaldehyde latex) textile fabric. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Production under FTZ procedures could exempt CSI from customs duty payments on the foreign status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, CSI would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to rubber coated, calendered fabric (duty rate— free) for the foreign status inputs noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: synthetic rubber; natural rubber; woven industrial fabric (of synthetic staple fibers); woven industrial fabric (of synthetic filament yarn); and, polyester tire cord fabric (duty rate ranges from free to 13.6%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is May 6, 2013. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, 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 www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov, or (202) 482–1378. Dated: March 21, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–06925 Filed 3–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1888] Reorganization and Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 200 Under Alternative Site Framework; County of Mercer, New Jersey 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 1170–1173, 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 County of Mercer, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 200, E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 26, 2013 / Notices submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket 30–2012, filed 04/12/12) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of the County of Mercer, adjacent to the Philadelphia Customs and Border Protection port of entry; FTZ 200’s Site 1 would be categorized as a magnet site; acreage would be removed from Site 4; and Sites 4 and 8 would be categorized as usagedriven sites; Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (77 FR 23221–23222, 04/18/12) 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 the Board’s regulations are satisfied; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize and expand FTZ 200 under the alternative site framework is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the zone, and to a three-year ASF sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for Sites 4 and 8 if no foreign status merchandise is admitted for a bona fide customs purpose by March 31, 2016. Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of March 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. ATTEST: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–06940 Filed 3–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [A–570–851] Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People’s Republic of China: Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2011–2012 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Mar 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 In the Preliminary Rescission, the Department determined that Yinfeng did not meet the minimum requirements in its request for a NSR under 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv)(C) and 19 CFR 351.214(c) because the Department could not determine whether Yinfeng had reported its first shipment of subject merchandise to the United States and, thus, whether Yinfeng requested a NSR within one year of the date of first entry.2 The complete discussion of the Department’s decision to preliminarily rescind the NSR was set forth in its preliminary analysis memorandum, dated January 18, 2013.3 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Rescission of this NSR. No party submitted comments. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(g), the POR for this NSR is February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012. International Trade Administration Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On January 18, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary rescission of this new shipper review (NSR) of Shandong Yinfeng Rare Fungus Background Period of Review DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AGENCY: Corporation Ltd. (Yinfeng) under the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) covering the period of review (POR) February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012.1 The Preliminary Rescission invited interested parties to comment. No comments were received from any party. As discussed below, based on our analysis of the record, the Department has determined that Yinfeng did not satisfy the regulatory requirements for a NSR. Therefore, we are rescinding this NSR. DATES: Effective Date: March 26, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6312 or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 See Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2011– 2012, 78 FR 4126 (January 18, 2013) (Preliminary Rescission). 2 See Preliminary Rescission, 78 FR at 4127; see also ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review: Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People’s Republic of China,’’ from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated January 10, 2013, at 4. 3 See generally Preliminary Decision Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18315 Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain preserved mushrooms, whether imported whole, sliced, diced, or as stems and pieces. The certain preserved mushrooms covered under this order are the species Agaricus bisporus and Agaricus bitorquis. ‘‘Certain Preserved Mushrooms’’ refers to mushrooms that have been prepared or preserved by cleaning, blanching, and sometimes slicing or cutting. These mushrooms are then packed and heated in containers including, but not limited to, cans or glass jars in a suitable liquid medium, including, but not limited to, water, brine, butter or butter sauce. Certain preserved mushrooms may be imported whole, sliced, diced, or as stems and pieces. Included within the scope of this order are ‘‘brined’’ mushrooms, which are presalted and packed in a heavy salt solution to provisionally preserve them for further processing.4 Excluded from the scope of this order are the following: (1) All other species of mushroom, including straw mushrooms; (2) all fresh and chilled mushrooms, including ‘‘refrigerated’’ or ‘‘quick blanched mushrooms;’’ (3) dried mushrooms; (4) frozen mushrooms; and (5) ‘‘marinated,’’ ‘‘acidified,’’ or ‘‘pickled’’ mushrooms, which are prepared or preserved by means of vinegar or acetic acid, but may contain oil or other additives. The merchandise subject to this order is classifiable under subheadings: 2003.10.0127, 2003.10.0131, 2003.10.0137, 2003.10.0143, 2003.10.0147, 2003.10.0153, and 0711.51.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Rescission of New Shipper Review The NSR provisions of the Department’s regulations require that the entity making a request for a NSR must document and certify, among other things: (1) The date on which subject merchandise of the exporter or producer making the request was first entered or 4 On June 19, 2000, the Department affirmed that ‘‘marinated,’’ ‘‘acidified,’’ or ‘‘pickled’’ mushrooms containing less than 0.5 percent acetic acid are within the scope of the antidumping duty order. See ‘‘Recommendation Memorandum—Final Ruling of Request by Tak Fat, et al., for Exclusion of Certain Marinated, Acidified Mushrooms from the Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated June 19, 2000. On February 9, 2005, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld this decision. See Tak Fat v. United States, 396 F.3d 1378 (Fed. Cir. 2005). E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06940]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Order No. 1888]


Reorganization and Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 200 Under 
Alternative Site Framework; County of Mercer, New Jersey

    Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 
June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order:

    Whereas, the Board adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) (74 
FR 1170-1173, 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 County of Mercer, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 200,

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submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket 30-2012, filed 04/12/
12) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of 
the County of Mercer, adjacent to the Philadelphia Customs and Border 
Protection port of entry; FTZ 200's Site 1 would be categorized as a 
magnet site; acreage would be removed from Site 4; and Sites 4 and 8 
would be categorized as usage-driven sites;
    Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal 
Register (77 FR 23221-23222, 04/18/12) 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 
the Board's regulations are satisfied;
    Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders:
    The application to reorganize and expand FTZ 200 under the 
alternative site framework is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the 
Board's regulations, including Section 400.13, to the Board's standard 
2,000-acre activation limit for the zone, and to a three-year ASF 
sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority 
for Sites 4 and 8 if no foreign status merchandise is admitted for a 
bona fide customs purpose by March 31, 2016.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of March 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate 
Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
    ATTEST:
Andrew McGilvray,
 Executive Secretary.
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