Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 230-Piedmont Triad Area, North Carolina; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Klaussner Home Furnishings (Upholstered Furniture); Asheboro and Candor, North Carolina, 37191-37192 [2017-16794]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / Notices Dated: August 3, 2017. Craig Buerstatte, Acting Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. [FR Doc. 2017–16725 Filed 8–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–50–2017] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 98— Birmingham, Alabama; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Brose North America Inc. (Automotive Seats, Drives and Door Frames); Vance, Alabama Brose North America Inc. (Brose) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Vance, Alabama within FTZ 98. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on August 2, 2017. The applicant indicates that it will be submitting a separate application for FTZ designation at the Brose facility under FTZ 98. The facility is used for the production of seats, drives, and door frames for the automotive industry. 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 Brose from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreignstatus materials/components noted below, Brose would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: Seat frames; seat adjusters for motor vehicles powered with electric DC motors; seat pans; cooling fans for automobiles; and, doors for automobiles (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 2.5%). Brose would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Plastic tubes and hoses; plastic tube protectors; decals; plastic spacers and other articles of plastic; rubber spacers; labels; steel self-tapping screws; screw and nut assemblies; steel locking lugnuts; steel torsion spring washers and lock washers; steel rivets; metal fasteners; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Aug 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 steel cable drum wires; steel metal clips; locks; base metal mountings; steel brackets; metal mounting for seats; steel tubular rivets; steel bearing balls; plain shaft bearings with housings; gear boxes; gears and gearing; gearing housings; synchronous electric DC motors of an output under 18.65 watts; electric DC motors of an output not exceeding 37.5 watts; universal AC/DC motors of an output between 37.5 watts and 746 watts; DC motors of an output between 37.5 watts and 14.92 kilowatts; DC generators; multi-phase AC motors exceeding 74.6 watts but not exceeding 735 watts; electrical lighting or signaling equipment; electrical circuit switching and protection components; vehicle body stampings; lock rods; lock actuators; guide rails for door assemblies; measuring instruments; seat frames; seat pans; coated cross tubes; side panels; slider assemblies; and ink ribbons used for printers (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 8.5%). 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 September 18, 2017. 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: August 3, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–16791 Filed 8–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–48–2017] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 230— Piedmont Triad Area, North Carolina; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Klaussner Home Furnishings (Upholstered Furniture); Asheboro and Candor, North Carolina Klaussner Home Furnishings (Klaussner) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Asheboro and PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37191 Candor, North Carolina within Subzone 230D. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on July 24, 2017. Klaussner currently has authority to conduct cut-and-sew activity using certain foreign micro-denier suede upholstery fabrics to produce upholstered furniture and related parts (upholstery cover sets) on a restricted basis (see Board Order 1745 (76 FR 11426, March 2, 2011) and Doc. B–1– 2016 (81 FR 37570, June 10, 2016)). The current request would add foreign status materials/components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreignstatus materials/components described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Klaussner from customs duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted below, Klaussner would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: upholstered seats (duty-free). Klaussner would be able to avoid duty on foreignstatus components which become scrap/ waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The materials/components sourced from abroad include: Spring actuators; motors exceeding 74.6 watts but not exceeding 735 watts; AC/DC adapters having a power handling capacity of 1 kVA; transformers; lithium battery packs; handsets with USB; and, cables (duty rate ranges from free to 4%). The request indicates that lithium battery packs will be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41), thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items. 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 September 18, 2017. 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 E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 37192 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / Notices Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: August 3, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–16794 Filed 8–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–51–2017 and B–52–2017] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 196—Fort Worth, Texas; Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 247—Erie, Pennsylvania; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; General Electric Transportation (Underground Mining Vehicles); Fort Worth and Haslet, Texas; Erie and Grove City, Pennsylvania General Electric Transportation (GE Transportation) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Fort Worth and Haslet, Texas within Subzone 196B (Doc. B–51–2017) and Erie and Grove City, Pennsylvania, within Subzones 247A and 247B (Doc. B–52–2017). The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on July 19, 2017. GE Transportation already has authority to produce locomotives, drill equipment, off-highway vehicle wheels, inverters and brake systems within the subzones, subject to restrictions on certain foreign-status components. The current request would add finished products and foreign-status materials/ components to the scope of authority related to the production of underground mining vehicles. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials/ 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 Transportation from customs duty payments on the foreignstatus materials/components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/ components noted below and in the existing scope of authority, GE Transportation would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: Underground mining vehicles & equipment; drive assemblies; chain and flight assemblies; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Aug 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 yokes; retarder assemblies; torque shafts; drive shaft assemblies; reducers; reducer assemblies; and brakes (duty rate ranges from free to 5.5%). GE Transportation would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The materials/components sourced from abroad include: Yoke seals; bladder tanks; air tanks; locknuts; steel thrust washers; retaining washers; pivot pins; distribution blocks; aluminum plates; accumulators; scroll motors; cylinders; flow dividers; pump pistons; filter elements; actuators; winch assemblies; cylinder buckets; canopy assemblies; bucket lift mounts; ejector blades; controller guards; take-up assemblies; slide bars; fenders; linkage assemblies; steel back plates; battery lifts; battery trays; boom hing pins; wheel covers; tread links; steel forks; axle assemblies; bucket blades; pedals; tread links; joysticks; yoke assemblies; yoke sections; steel spindles; accumulators; pressure reducing valves; spool assemblies; shuttle valves; solenoid valves; handle assemblies; bank valves; tapered cone bearings; driveshaft assemblies; carrier bearings; corner bearings; plain bearing assemblies; gearboxes; reducers; U-joint drive shafts; sprockets; lock plates; planet carriers; end yoke axles; end yokes; pump motors; drive assemblies; base plate assemblies; battery watering systems; oil tank heaters; fuse blocks; dual temperature switches; battery plugs; cable plugs; cable receptacles; connection boxes; controller panels; printed wire board assemblies; interface boxes; wedge locks; linear detectors; temperature sensors; hour meters; ground fault detectors; voltage regulators; and, digital drives (duty rate ranges from free to 8.6%). 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 September 18, 2017. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: August 3, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–16793 Filed 8–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–49–2017] Foreign-Trade Zone 241—Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Application for Reorganization (Expansion of Service Area) and Expansion of Subzone 241A Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the City of Fort Lauderdale, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 241, requesting authority to reorganize the zone to expand its service area and to expand Subzone 241A on behalf of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida 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 FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on August 2, 2017. FTZ 241 was approved by the FTZ Board on April 6, 2000 (Board Order 1081, 65 FR 20948, April 19, 2000) and reorganized under the ASF on May 30, 2013 (Board Order 1898, 78 FR 27364, May 10, 2013). The zone currently has a service area that includes the City of Fort Lauderdale and a portion of Broward County, Florida. The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the service area of the zone to include another portion of Broward County (known as the Dania Cut), as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the expanded service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The application indicates that the proposed expanded service area is adjacent to the Port Everglades Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry. Subzone 241A was approved under the ASF on November 9, 2016 (S–158– 2016, sunset 11/30/2019) and currently consists of the following sites in Fort E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-48-2017]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 230--Piedmont Triad Area, North 
Carolina; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Klaussner Home 
Furnishings (Upholstered Furniture); Asheboro and Candor, North 
Carolina

    Klaussner Home Furnishings (Klaussner) submitted a notification of 
proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in 
Asheboro and Candor, North Carolina within Subzone 230D. The 
notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the 
FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on July 24, 2017.
    Klaussner currently has authority to conduct cut-and-sew activity 
using certain foreign micro-denier suede upholstery fabrics to produce 
upholstered furniture and related parts (upholstery cover sets) on a 
restricted basis (see Board Order 1745 (76 FR 11426, March 2, 2011) and 
Doc. B-1-2016 (81 FR 37570, June 10, 2016)).
    The current request would add foreign status materials/components 
to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ 
authority would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials/
components described in the submitted notification (as described below) 
and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Klaussner from customs 
duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/
components noted below, Klaussner would be able to choose the duty 
rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: upholstered seats 
(duty-free). Klaussner would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status 
components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly 
be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment.
    The materials/components sourced from abroad include: Spring 
actuators; motors exceeding 74.6 watts but not exceeding 735 watts; AC/
DC adapters having a power handling capacity of 1 kVA; transformers; 
lithium battery packs; handsets with USB; and, cables (duty rate ranges 
from free to 4%). The request indicates that lithium battery packs will 
be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41), 
thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items.
    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 September 18, 2017.
    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

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Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482-0473.

    Dated: August 3, 2017.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-16794 Filed 8-8-17; 8:45 am]
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