Notification of Proposed Production Activity: Whirlpool Corporation Subzone 8I; (Washing Machines): Clyde and Green Springs, Ohio, 28577 [2013-11561]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2013 / Notices or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/ users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the FTZ Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to 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 docketed on May 9, 2013. FTZ 52 was approved by the FTZ Board on December 13, 1979 (Board Order 150, 44 FR 76381, 12/26/1979). The current zone includes the following site: Site 1 (53 acres)—MacArthur Airport, 1 Trade Zone Drive, Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be portions of Suffolk County, New York, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is adjacent to the JFK Airport Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone project to include its existing site as a ‘‘magnet’’ sites. The ASF allows for the possible exemption of one magnet site from the ‘‘sunset’’ time limits that generally apply to sites under the ASF, and the applicant proposes that Site 1 be so exempted. No subzones/usage-driven sites are being requested at this time. The application would have no impact on FTZ 52’s previously authorized subzone. In accordance with the FTZ 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 FTZ Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is July 15, 2013. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to July 29, 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 FTZ Board’s Web site, which is accessible VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 May 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: May 9, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–11564 Filed 5–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–43–2013] Notification of Proposed Production Activity: Whirlpool Corporation Subzone 8I; (Washing Machines): Clyde and Green Springs, Ohio Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool), operator of Subzone 8I, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities located in Clyde and Green Springs, Ohio. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 1, 2013. The subzone currently has authority to produce standard and high capacity washing machines using certain imported components. The current request would add subassemblies and other unfinished washing machine parts to the list of approved finished products and would also add imported components to the scope of authority. 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. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Whirlpool from customs duty payments on the foreign status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, Whirlpool would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: washing machine seal and pump assemblies; subassemblies of washing machines; transmission and camshafts for washing machines agitators; gears and gearing for speed changers related to washing machines; clutch assemblies for washing machines; gears and gearing for agitator/washing machine transmissions; motor/actuator assemblies for washing machines; switch/button assemblies for washing machines; control panels for washing machines; control housing assemblies for washing machines; wire harness PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28577 assemblies for washing machines; laundry pedestals; and, laundry pedestal subassemblies (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6.7%) for the foreign status inputs noted below and in the existing scope of authority. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The additional components and materials sourced from abroad include: Grommets, covers, spacers and gaskets of plastic; rubber bumpers and grommets; fiberglass seals; nuts of iron or steel; hinges; brackets; refrigeration parts; dishwashing machine parts; drying machine parts; water inlet valves; AC/DC fan motors; AC motors; stators, rotors and parts of motors; hand mixer parts; microwave parts; fixed capacitors; capacitors; RFI filters; thermistor probes; printed circuit boards; drum lights; power cords and wire harnesses of copper; turbidity sensors; and, sensor—spray arms (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6.5%). 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 June 24, 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 Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: May 9, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–11561 Filed 5–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–45–2013] Notification of Proposed Production Activity, LLFlex, LLC, Subzone 29J (Foil Backed Paperboard), Louisville, Kentucky LLFlex, LLC (LLFlex), operator of Subzone 29J, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility located in Louisville, Kentucky. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 94 (Wednesday, May 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-11561]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-43-2013]


Notification of Proposed Production Activity: Whirlpool 
Corporation Subzone 8I; (Washing Machines): Clyde and Green Springs, 
Ohio

    Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool), operator of Subzone 8I, 
submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ 
Board for its facilities located in Clyde and Green Springs, Ohio. The 
notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the 
FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 1, 2013.
    The subzone currently has authority to produce standard and high 
capacity washing machines using certain imported components. The 
current request would add subassemblies and other unfinished washing 
machine parts to the list of approved finished products and would also 
add imported components to the scope of authority. 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.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Whirlpool from customs 
duty payments on the foreign status components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, Whirlpool would be able to choose 
the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: washing 
machine seal and pump assemblies; subassemblies of washing machines; 
transmission and camshafts for washing machines agitators; gears and 
gearing for speed changers related to washing machines; clutch 
assemblies for washing machines; gears and gearing for agitator/washing 
machine transmissions; motor/actuator assemblies for washing machines; 
switch/button assemblies for washing machines; control panels for 
washing machines; control housing assemblies for washing machines; wire 
harness assemblies for washing machines; laundry pedestals; and, 
laundry pedestal subassemblies (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 
6.7%) for the foreign status inputs noted below and in the existing 
scope of authority. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or 
reduced on foreign status production equipment.
    The additional components and materials sourced from abroad 
include: Grommets, covers, spacers and gaskets of plastic; rubber 
bumpers and grommets; fiberglass seals; nuts of iron or steel; hinges; 
brackets; refrigeration parts; dishwashing machine parts; drying 
machine parts; water inlet valves; AC/DC fan motors; AC motors; 
stators, rotors and parts of motors; hand mixer parts; microwave parts; 
fixed capacitors; capacitors; RFI filters; thermistor probes; printed 
circuit boards; drum lights; power cords and wire harnesses of copper; 
turbidity sensors; and, sensor--spray arms (duty rate ranges from duty-
free to 6.5%).
    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 June 24, 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 Elizabeth Whiteman at 
Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482-0473.

    Dated: May 9, 2013.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-11561 Filed 5-14-13; 8:45 am]
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