Notification of Proposed Production Activity; GE Generators (Pensacola) L.L.C.; Subzone 249A (Wind Turbine Nacelles and Hubs); Pensacola, Florida, 3781 [2016-01294]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 14 / Friday, January 22, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–2–2016] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notification of Proposed Production Activity; GE Generators (Pensacola) L.L.C.; Subzone 249A (Wind Turbine Nacelles and Hubs); Pensacola, Florida GE Generators (Pensacola) L.L.C. (GE Generators), operator of Subzone 249A, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board, for its facility located in Pensacola, Florida. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on January 8, 2016. GE Generators already has authority to produce wind turbines and related blades within Subzone 249A. The current request would add finished products (nacelle assemblies and hubs) and foreign-status components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status 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 GE Generators from customs duty payments on the foreign status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, GE Generators would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to nacelle assemblies and hubs (duty rates—free, 2.5%) 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 components sourced from abroad include: Pitch bearings; hub castings; pitch cabinets; pitch drives; gearboxes; main shafts; yaw drives; bed plates; yaw bearings; top boxes; main bearings; pillow blocks; generator frames; flex couplings; gearbox coolers; gearbox isolation pedestals; pillow block housing covers; generator frames and legs; blade root spacers; and, elastomeric gearbox mounts (duty rate ranges from free to 5.8%). 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 March 2, 2016. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jan 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. Dated: January 15, 2016. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-2-2016]


Notification of Proposed Production Activity; GE Generators 
(Pensacola) L.L.C.; Subzone 249A (Wind Turbine Nacelles and Hubs); 
Pensacola, Florida

    GE Generators (Pensacola) L.L.C. (GE Generators), operator of 
Subzone 249A, submitted a notification of proposed production activity 
to the FTZ Board, for its facility located in Pensacola, Florida. The 
notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the 
FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on January 8, 2016.
    GE Generators already has authority to produce wind turbines and 
related blades within Subzone 249A. The current request would add 
finished products (nacelle assemblies and hubs) and foreign-status 
components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ 
activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status 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 GE Generators from 
customs duty payments on the foreign status components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, GE Generators would be able to 
choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to 
nacelle assemblies and hubs (duty rates--free, 2.5%) 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 components sourced from abroad include: Pitch bearings; hub 
castings; pitch cabinets; pitch drives; gearboxes; main shafts; yaw 
drives; bed plates; yaw bearings; top boxes; main bearings; pillow 
blocks; generator frames; flex couplings; gearbox coolers; gearbox 
isolation pedestals; pillow block housing covers; generator frames and 
legs; blade root spacers; and, elastomeric gearbox mounts (duty rate 
ranges from free to 5.8%).
    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 March 2, 2016.
    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.

    Dated: January 15, 2016.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-01294 Filed 1-21-16; 8:45 am]
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