Foreign-Trade Zone 12-McAllen, Texas; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework, 81056-81057 [2016-27666]

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[FR Doc. 2016–27668 Filed 11–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–46–2016] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 189—Kent/ Ottawa/Muskegon Counties, Michigan, Authorization of Production Activity, Adient US LLC, Subzone 189D, (Motorized Seat Adjusters for Motor Vehicles), Holland and Zeeland, Michigan On July 13, 2016, Adient US LLC (Adient), owned by Johnson Controls, Inc., submitted a notification of PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposed production activity to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board for its facility within FTZ 189D, at sites in Holland and Zeeland, Michigan. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (81 FR 49619, July 28, 2016). 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 Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–27665 Filed 11–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–76–2016] Foreign-Trade Zone 12—McAllen, Texas; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the McAllen Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 12, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or ‘‘usagedriven’’ 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 November 10, 2016. FTZ 12 was approved by the FTZ Board on October 23, 1970 (Board Order 84, 35 FR 16962, November 3, 1970), and expanded on May 2, 1984 (Board Order 254, 49 FR 22842, June 1, 1984), on June 19, 1990 (Board Order 469, 55 FR 26225, June 27, 1990), on April 29, 1996 (Board Order 819, 61 FR 21157, May 9, 1996), and on January 21, 2003 (Board Order 1266, 68 FR 5271–5272, February 3, 2003). The current zone includes the following sites: Site 1 (865 acres total, four parcels)—McAllen Southwest Industrial Area located at FM 1016 and E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2016 / Notices Ware Road (80 acres), at FM 1016 between Bentsen Road and Shary Road (695 acres), at 3801 West Military Highway (50 acres), and at 6800 South Ware Road (40 acres) in McAllen; and, Site 2 (8.5 acres)—McAllen Miller International Airport Air Cargo Facility located south of Uvalde Street and East of FM 1926 in McAllen. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be Hidalgo County, Texas, 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 application indicates that the proposed service area is within and adjacent to the Hidalgo/Pharr Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone to include all of the existing sites as ‘‘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 12’s previously authorized subzone. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Camille Evans 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 January 17, 2017. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to January 31, 2017. 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. For further information, contact Camille Evans at Camille.Evans@ trade.gov or (202) 482–2350. Dated: November 10, 2016. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–27666 Filed 11–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Nov 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–029, C–570–030] Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Anti-Circumvention Inquiries on the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to requests from ArcelorMittal USA LLC, Nucor Corporation, United States Steel Corporation, and AK Steel Corporation, as well as Steel Dynamics, Inc. and California Steel Industries, (collectively, Domestic Producers), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating anti-circumvention inquiries to determine whether imports of certain cold-rolled steel flat products (CRS), which are produced in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) from hot-rolled steel produced in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on CRS from the PRC. DATES: Effective November 17, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John K. Drury or Victoria Cho, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0195 or (202) 482–5075, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 28, 2015, AK Steel Corporation, ArcelorMittal USA EEC, Nucor Corporation, Steel Dynamics, Inc., and the United States Steel Corporation (collectively, Petitioners) filed petitions seeking the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of CRS from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Following the Department’s final affirmative determinations of dumping and countervailable subsidies,1 and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)’s finding of 1 See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Partial Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, FR 81 (May 24, 2016). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81057 material injury,2 the Department issued AD and CVD orders on imports of CRS from the PRC.3 On September 22, 2016, pursuant to section 781(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.225(h), Steel Dynamics, Inc. and California Steel Industries submitted a request for the Department to initiate anti-circumvention inquiries to determine whether producers of CRS in Vietnam are circumventing the Orders by exporting to the United States CRS which is completed or assembled in Vietnam using hot-rolled steel (HRS) sourced from the PRC.4 On September 27, 2016, ArcelorMittal USA LLC, Nucor Corporation, United States Steel Corporation, and AK Steel Corporation also submitted a request for the Department to initiate anticircumvention inquiries and issue preliminary determinations of circumvention to suspend liquidation of imports of CRS from Vietnam.5 On October 13, 2016, we received comments supporting the allegation from the United Steelworkers.6 Domestic Producers request that the Department treat CRS imports from Vietnam as subject merchandise under the scope of the Orders and impose cash deposit requirements on all imports of CRS from Vietnam. On October 17, 2016, we received comments objecting to the allegation from Metallia U.S.A., LLC, Metallia, A Division of Hartree Partners, LP, Nippon Steel and Sumiken Bussan Americas Inc., Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., and Marubeni-Itochu Steel America Inc. (MISA).7 Also on October 17, 2016, we 2 See Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From China and Japan; Determinations, 81 FR 45305 (July 13, 2016) 3 See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 45956 (July 14, 2016) (AD Order); see also Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 45960 (July 14, 2016) (CVD Order) (collectively, Orders). 4 See Letter from Schagrin Associates to the Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from China: Request for Circumvention Ruling,’’ dated September 22, 2016 (Schagrin Request). 5 See Letter from Kelley Drye & Warren LLP to the Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China—Request for Circumvention Ruling Pursuant to Section 781(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930,’’ dated September 27, 2016 (Kelley Drye Request). 6 See Letter from United Steelworkers to the Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated October 13, 2016. 7 See Letter from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP to the Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products and Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the People’s Republic of China: Response to Request for Anti-Circumvention Inquiry,’’ dated October 17, 2016. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-76-2016]


Foreign-Trade Zone 12--McAllen, Texas; Application for 
Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) 
Board by the McAllen Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 12, 
requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site 
framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)). The 
ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment 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 November 10, 2016.
    FTZ 12 was approved by the FTZ Board on October 23, 1970 (Board 
Order 84, 35 FR 16962, November 3, 1970), and expanded on May 2, 1984 
(Board Order 254, 49 FR 22842, June 1, 1984), on June 19, 1990 (Board 
Order 469, 55 FR 26225, June 27, 1990), on April 29, 1996 (Board Order 
819, 61 FR 21157, May 9, 1996), and on January 21, 2003 (Board Order 
1266, 68 FR 5271-5272, February 3, 2003).
    The current zone includes the following sites: Site 1 (865 acres 
total, four parcels)--McAllen Southwest Industrial Area located at FM 
1016 and

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Ware Road (80 acres), at FM 1016 between Bentsen Road and Shary Road 
(695 acres), at 3801 West Military Highway (50 acres), and at 6800 
South Ware Road (40 acres) in McAllen; and, Site 2 (8.5 acres)--McAllen 
Miller International Airport Air Cargo Facility located south of Uvalde 
Street and East of FM 1926 in McAllen.
    The grantee's proposed service area under the ASF would be Hidalgo 
County, Texas, 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 application indicates that 
the proposed service area is within and adjacent to the Hidalgo/Pharr 
Customs and Border Protection port of entry.
    The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing 
zone to include all of the existing sites as ``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 12's previously authorized subzone.
    In accordance with the FTZ Board's regulations, Camille Evans 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 January 17, 
2017. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the 
foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period 
to January 31, 2017.
    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.
    For further information, contact Camille Evans at 
Camille.Evans@trade.gov or (202) 482-2350.

    Dated: November 10, 2016.
Elizabeth Whiteman,
Acting Executive Secretary.
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