Foreign-Trade Zone 83-Huntsville, Alabama; Application for Production Authority; Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc.; (Polyacrylonitrile Fiber/Carbon Fiber Production), Decatur, Alabama, 35603-35604 [2013-14046]

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[FR Doc. 2013–14032 Filed 6–12–13; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Dixie Resource Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Jun 12, 2013 Jkt 229001 ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463) and under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 110– 343) the Dixie Resource Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in Cedar City, Utah for a business meeting. The business meeting is open to the public. DATES: June 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: The meeting location is the Dixie National Forest Supervisor’s Office, located at 1789 North Wedgewood Lane, Cedar City, Utah 84721. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janice Minarik, Dixie RAC Coordinator, at (435) 865–3794. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting agenda will focus on reviewing proposals for forest projects and recommending funding during the business meeting. The public forum begins at 1:00 p.m. Dated: June 5, 2013. Angelita S. Bulletts, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2013–14038 Filed 6–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–58–2013] Foreign-Trade Zone 83—Huntsville, Alabama; Application for Production Authority; Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc.; (Polyacrylonitrile Fiber/ Carbon Fiber Production), Decatur, Alabama An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board by the Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 83, requesting production authority on behalf of Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc. (Toray), located in Decatur, Alabama. The application conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 30, 2013. The Toray facility (233 employees) is located at 2030 Alabama 20, Decatur, Alabama. A separate application for subzone status at the Toray facility is planned and will be processed under Section 400.31 of the FTZ Board’s regulations. The facility is used for the production of polyacrylonitrile (PAN)based carbon fiber, and PAN fiber, the primary material input for the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35603 company’s carbon fiber. The facility will produce carbon fiber from both its own domestically-produced PAN and from foreign-sourced PAN. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Toray from customs duty payments on the foreign materials used in export production. The company anticipates that some 15 to 20 percent of the plant’s carbon fiber shipments will be exported, and some 5 to 10 percent of its PAN fiber production will be exported. On its domestic sales, Toray would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to its finished carbon fiber (duty free) for the foreign inputs noted below. (The PAN fiber produced at the plant has higher duty rates than any of its foreign-sourced components.) Toray would also be exempt from duty payments on any foreign-origin materials that become scrap or waste during production. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 70–75% of the value of the finished carbon fiber made from foreign-sourced PAN, and less than 1% of the value of carbon fiber made from domestically-produced PAN) include PAN fiber (duty rates, 7.5%— 24,000 tow and 8%—12,000 tow), and sizing agents, spinning oils, solvents and spools/bobbins (duty rates range from 3.7–6.5%). The request indicates that the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the plant’s international competitiveness. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Diane Finver 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 shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is August 12, 2013. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 27, 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 via www.trade.gov/ftz. E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 35604 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 114 / Thursday, June 13, 2013 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: June 6, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–14046 Filed 6–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–59–2013] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 155— Calhoun/Victoria Counties, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Caterpillar, Inc.; (Excavator and Frame Assembly Production), Victoria, Texas The Calhoun-Victoria Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 155, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Caterpillar, Inc. (Caterpillar), located in Victoria, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 29, 2013. The Caterpillar facility is located within FTZ 155, Site 5, at 7300 Lone Tree Road, Victoria, Texas. The facility is used for the production of excavators and related frame assemblies. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products listed in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Caterpillar from customs duty payments on the foreign status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, Caterpillar would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to hydraulic track-type excavators and related fabricated frame assemblies (duty 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: Paints; sealants; windshield washer fluids; lubrication oils; catalysts; antifreeze; plastic articles (PVC rods and tubes, tubes, hoses, fittings, tape, decals, seal strips, bags, plugs, caps, retaining rings, clamping blocks, and clips); rubber articles (plates, sheets, shapes, grommets, clamps, hose, fittings, floor mats, gaskets, seals, insulation and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Jun 12, 2013 Jkt 229001 lenses); v-ribbed belts; cork articles (sheets and gaskets); paper articles (gaskets, decals, and printed matter); graphite articles, including exhaust gaskets; gaskets made of mineral substances; ceramic substrate for catalytic converters; articles of glass (windows, rearview mirrors, and lenses); fiberglass sleeves; articles of steel (wire, tubing, fittings, flanges, threaded elbows, bends/couplings, lanyard cable, chain, fasteners; articles of copper (tubing, fittings, cables, washers, screws, gaskets, and seals); articles of aluminum (tubing, fittings, and rivets); padlocks with keys; locks; keys; metal hinges; mountings; supports; tubing nameplates; diesel engines; hydraulic components (cylinders, motors, governors, and pumps); compressors; fans (blades); turbochargers; air conditioners; heat exchangers; filters; windshield washer systems; buckets for excavators; dozer blades assembled to excavators; parts of forest machinery; windshield wipers; hydraulic hammers; valves; bearings; gear boxes; torque converters; final drives; flywheels; pulleys; gaskets of metal sheeting; seals; gas springs; shims; spacers; electric motors; power converters; electromagnetic couplings; clutches and brakes; solenoids; batteries; spark plugs; ignition coils; alternators; voltage regulators; electric water heaters; electric heating resistors; apparatus for transmission or receiving data; images; speakers; DVDs/CDs; smart cards (personality modules); transceivers; radio navigational aid apparatus; radios; antennas; indicator panels; horns; visual signaling equipment; capacitors; electrical terminals; fuses; circuit breakers; relays; switches; connectors; wire terminals; bus bars; fuse blocks; panels; consoles; lamps; diodes; transistors; EPROMS/ EEPROMS; sensors; transducers; coaxial cable; wiring harnesses; electric wire; navigational instruments; hydrometers; measuring and checking instruments and monitors; odometers; tachometers; automatic regulating or controlling instruments; seats for excavators; and, electric lamps, lighting equipment and parts (duty rates range from free to 6.5%). 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 23, 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., PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s Website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov (202) 482–1367. Dated: June 7, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–14047 Filed 6–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket ID PTO–C–2013–0031] National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Meeting United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) Nomination Evaluation Committee will meet in closed session on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the relative merits of persons, teams, and companies nominated for the 2012 NMTI. DATES: The meeting will convene Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at approximately 9:00 a.m., and adjourn at approximately 5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-58-2013]


Foreign-Trade Zone 83--Huntsville, Alabama; Application for 
Production Authority; Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc.; 
(Polyacrylonitrile Fiber/Carbon Fiber Production), Decatur, Alabama

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
by the Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 83, 
requesting production authority on behalf of Toray Carbon Fibers 
America, Inc. (Toray), located in Decatur, Alabama. The application 
conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 
CFR 400.22) was received on May 30, 2013.
    The Toray facility (233 employees) is located at 2030 Alabama 20, 
Decatur, Alabama. A separate application for subzone status at the 
Toray facility is planned and will be processed under Section 400.31 of 
the FTZ Board's regulations. The facility is used for the production of 
polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-based carbon fiber, and PAN fiber, the primary 
material input for the company's carbon fiber. The facility will 
produce carbon fiber from both its own domestically-produced PAN and 
from foreign-sourced PAN.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Toray from customs 
duty payments on the foreign materials used in export production. The 
company anticipates that some 15 to 20 percent of the plant's carbon 
fiber shipments will be exported, and some 5 to 10 percent of its PAN 
fiber production will be exported. On its domestic sales, Toray would 
be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that 
apply to its finished carbon fiber (duty free) for the foreign inputs 
noted below. (The PAN fiber produced at the plant has higher duty rates 
than any of its foreign-sourced components.) Toray would also be exempt 
from duty payments on any foreign-origin materials that become scrap or 
waste during production. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred 
or reduced on foreign status production equipment.
    Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 70-75% 
of the value of the finished carbon fiber made from foreign-sourced 
PAN, and less than 1% of the value of carbon fiber made from 
domestically-produced PAN) include PAN fiber (duty rates, 7.5%--24,000 
tow and 8%--12,000 tow), and sizing agents, spinning oils, solvents and 
spools/bobbins (duty rates range from 3.7-6.5%).
    The request indicates that the savings from FTZ procedures would 
help improve the plant's international competitiveness.
    In accordance with the FTZ Board's regulations, Diane Finver 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 
shall be addressed to the FTZ Board's Executive Secretary at the 
address below. The closing period for their receipt is August 12, 2013. 
Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the 
foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period 
to August 27, 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 via www.trade.gov/ftz.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov 
or (202) 482-1367.

    Dated: June 6, 2013.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
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