Foreign-Trade Subzone 83D-Decatur, Alabama; Authorization of Production Activity; General Electric Company (Household Refrigerators), 11155-11156 [2015-04344]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 40 / Monday, March 2, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Notice of the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Subtropical Agricultural Research Station Land Transfer Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to evaluate the proposed transfer of approximately 3,800 acres of land at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Subtropical Agricultural Research Station (STARS) in Brooksville, Florida to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). This notice is announcing the opening of a 30-day public comment period. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 1, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments related to the STARS Land Transfer to Cal Mather, Environmental Protection Specialist, USDA–ARS– SHEMB, by any of the following methods: Mail: NCAUR, 1815 North University Street, Room 2060, Peoria, Illinois 61604; FAX: 309–681–6682; or email: cal.mather@ars.usda.gov. Hard copies of the Draft EA are available upon request. Copies of the Draft EA for the USDA–ARS STARS Land Transfer are also available for public viewing during normal business hours at the following locations: • Samuel H. Coleman Memorial Library (FAMU), 525 Orr Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32307 • Istachatta Library Station, 16246 Lingle Road, Brooksville, Florida 34601 • East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville, Florida 34602 • Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Florida 34608 • West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34613 • Main Library/Brooksville, 238 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USDA is proposing to transfer approximately 3,800 acres of land and facilities located on four separate properties at the USDA–ARS STARS in Brooksville, asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Feb 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 Florida to FAMU. In accordance with the March 1, 2014, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) executed between the U.S. Government, represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, and the University Board of Trustees, upon transfer to FAMU, the land will be used for agricultural and natural resources research for a period of no less than 25 years, supporting the 1890 land grant university mission, promoting education and community collaboration, and establishing a Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Program at the Property. FAMU would assume responsibility for management and maintenance of the constructed facilities and land to be conveyed from USDA–ARS. The USDA–ARS STARS was closed in accordance with Public Law (Pub. L.) 112–55, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012. The proposed transfer of land and facilities from USDA–ARS to FAMU would be in accordance with Section 732 of Public Law 112–55, as extended under Public Law 113–76, 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which authorizes the Secretary to convey, with or without consideration, certain USDA–ARS facilities to entities that are eligible to receive real property, including: Land-grant colleges and universities (as defined in Section 1404(13) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977); 1994 Institutions (as defined in Section 532 of the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994); and Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities (as defined in Section 1404(10) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977). Under Public Law 113–76, the conveyance authority expires on September 30, 2015, and all conveyances must be completed by that date. Two alternatives are analyzed in the Draft EA, the Proposed Action Alternative and the No Action Alternative. The Draft EA addresses potential impacts of these alternatives on the natural and human environment. • Alternative 1—Proposed Action. Under the proposed action alternative, the Secretary would transfer the USDA– ARS land and facilities to FAMU, and FAMU, its tenant(s), and/or its partner(s) would implement the Reasonably Foreseeable Future Actions described in the Draft EA upon transfer of the land and facilities. The land would be used for agricultural and natural resources research for a period of no less than 25 years. • Alternative 2—No Action. Under the no action alternative, the USDA– PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11155 ARS land and facilities would not be transferred to FAMU. Under the no action alternative, USDA–ARS would have no resources to operate and/or maintain the properties and the properties would fall into a state of disrepair. In addition, one alternative was considered in the Draft EA but eliminated from detailed study. In this alternative, USDA–ARS would retain possession of the land and it would be transferred to the General Services Administration for disposal. Since it cannot reasonably be determined who would ultimately take possession of the property and how it would be utilized, it was not analyzed in detail in the EA. The USDA–ARS will use and coordinate the NEPA commenting process to satisfy the public involvement process for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470(f) as provided for in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3)). Following the public comment period, comments will be used to prepare the Final EA. The USDA–ARS will respond to each substantive comment by making appropriate revisions to the document or by explaining why a comment did not warrant a change. A Notice of Availability of the Final EA will be published in the Federal Register. All comments, including any personal identifying information included in the comment will become a matter of public record. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: February 18, 2015. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator, Agricultural Research Service. [FR Doc. 2015–04302 Filed 2–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–78–2014] Foreign-Trade Subzone 83D—Decatur, Alabama; Authorization of Production Activity; General Electric Company (Household Refrigerators) On October 22, 2014, the HuntsvilleMadison County Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 83, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board on behalf of General Electric Company, within Subzone 83D, in Decatur, Alabama. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 11156 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 40 / Monday, March 2, 2015 / Notices FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (79 FR 65616, November 5, 2014). The FTZ Board has determined that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification is authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: February 25, 2015. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–04344 Filed 2–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Dated: February 23, 2015. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [B–12–2015] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 74— Baltimore, Maryland; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Mercedes Benz USA, LLC; (Accessorizing Motor Vehicles); Baltimore, Maryland [FR Doc. 2015–04343 Filed 2–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The City of Baltimore, grantee of FTZ 74, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Mercedes Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA), located in Baltimore, Maryland. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on February 18, 2015. The MBUSA facility is located within Site 6 of FTZ 74. The facility is used for accessorizing passenger motor vehicles. 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 MBUSA from customs duty payments on the foreign status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, MBUSA would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to passenger motor vehicles (duty rate 2.5%) for the foreign status components noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The components sourced from abroad include: Plastic door sills and strips; wheel rim locks; metal door sills and strips; memory cards; navigation systems and related parts; entertainment systems; wiring sets and harnesses; storage compartments; spoilers; and, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Feb 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 cup holders (duty rate ranges from free to 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 April 13, 2015. 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 FTZ 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. Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–13–2015] passenger motor vehicles (duty rate 2.5%) for the foreign status components noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The components sourced from abroad include: Plastic door sills and strips; wheel rim locks; metal door sills and strips; memory cards; navigation systems and related parts; entertainment systems; wiring sets and harnesses; storage compartments; spoilers; and, cup holders (duty rate ranges from free to 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 April 13, 2015. 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 FTZ 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. Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 144— Brunswick, Georgia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Mercedes Benz USA, LLC (Accessorizing Motor Vehicles); Brunswick, Georgia Dated: February 23, 2015. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. The Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority, grantee of FTZ 144, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Mercedes Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA), located in Brunswick, Georgia. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on February 18, 2015. The MBUSA facility is located within Site 2 of FTZ 144. The facility is used for accessorizing passenger motor vehicles. 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 MBUSA from customs duty payments on the foreign status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, MBUSA would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2015–04342 Filed 2–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Bureau of Industry and Security Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Licensing Responsibilities and Enforcement Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 40 (Monday, March 2, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11155-11156]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-04344]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-78-2014]


Foreign-Trade Subzone 83D--Decatur, Alabama; Authorization of 
Production Activity; General Electric Company (Household Refrigerators)

    On October 22, 2014, the Huntsville-Madison County Airport 
Authority, grantee of FTZ 83, submitted a notification of proposed 
production activity to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board on behalf of 
General Electric Company, within Subzone 83D, in Decatur, Alabama.
    The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations 
of the

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FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register 
inviting public comment (79 FR 65616, November 5, 2014). The FTZ Board 
has determined that no further review of the activity is warranted at 
this time. The production activity described in the notification is 
authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board's regulations, 
including Section 400.14.

    Dated: February 25, 2015.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-04344 Filed 2-27-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P