Approval of Expansion of Subzone 87F; Westlake Chemical Corporation; Sulphur, Louisiana, 39561 [2017-17552]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 160 / Monday, August 21, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board International Trade Administration [Order No. 2037] EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Approval of Expansion of Subzone 87F; Westlake Chemical Corporation; Sulphur, Louisiana Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act provides for ‘‘. . . the establishment . . . of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the ForeignTrade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry; Whereas, the Board’s regulations (15 CFR part 400) provide for the establishment of subzones for specific uses; Whereas, the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District, grantee of ForeignTrade Zone 87, has made application to the Board to expand Subzone 87F on behalf of Westlake Chemical Corporation to include two additional sites located in Westlake, Louisiana (FTZ Docket B–17–2017, docketed March 24, 2017); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (82 FR 15687–15688, March 30, 2017) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s memorandum, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied; Now, therefore, the Board hereby approves the expansion of Subzone 87F on behalf of Westlake Chemical Corporation as described in the application and Federal Register notice, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13. Dated: August 11, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for AD/CVD Operations performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 2017–17552 Filed 8–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Aug 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Office of the United States Trade Representative Request for Comment on the Costs and Benefits to U.S. Industry of U.S. International Government Procurement Obligations for Report to the President on ‘‘Buy American and Hire American’’ International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce; Office of the United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: Section 3(e) of the Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American directs the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative to assess the impacts of all United States free trade agreements and the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) on the operation of Buy American Laws, including their impacts on the implementation of domestic procurement preferences. The Executive Order can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-pressoffice/2017/04/18/presidentialexecutive-order-buy-american-and-hireamerican. In response to this Executive Order, the Department of Commerce (Department) and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are conducting industry outreach in order to better understand how the U.S. government procurement obligations under all U.S. free trade agreements and the GPA affect U.S. manufacturers’ and suppliers’ access to and participation in the domestic government procurement process. In addition, because reciprocal access to trading partners’ markets is an important motivation for including government procurement obligations in U.S. free trade agreements and for the United States’ membership in the GPA, the Department and the USTR are also seeking information about the costs and benefits of these obligations to U.S. manufacturers and suppliers competing in U.S. trading partners’ government procurement markets. The trading partners with which the United States has international government procurement obligations are: Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39561 Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, the European Union (which includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Mexico, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Switzerland, and Ukraine. The Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative are required to conclude the assessment called for under Section 3(e) by September 15, 2017. Responses to this notice will be considered in the assessment as well as in the final report of findings and recommendations to strengthen the implementation of Buy American Laws that the Secretary of Commerce will submit to the President of the United States by November 24, 2017. DATES: September 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT): Deadline for interested persons to submit written comments. ADDRESSES: You may submit responses to the questions below by one of the following methods: (a) Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. The materials in the docket will not be edited to remove identifying or contact information, and the Department cautions against including any information in an electronic submission that the submitter does not want publicly disclosed. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF formats only. Comments containing references, studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely published should include copies of the referenced materials. Please do not submit additional materials. If you want to submit a comment with business confidential information that you do not wish to be made public, submit the comment as a written/paper submission in the manner detailed below. (b) Written/Paper Submissions Send all written/paper submissions to: Adam Boltik, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 3043, Washington, DC 20230; E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 160 (Monday, August 21, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Order No. 2037]


Approval of Expansion of Subzone 87F; Westlake Chemical 
Corporation; Sulphur, Louisiana

    Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 
June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order:

    Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act provides for ``. . . the 
establishment . . . of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the 
United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for 
other purposes,'' and authorizes the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to grant 
to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade 
zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of 
entry;
    Whereas, the Board's regulations (15 CFR part 400) provide for the 
establishment of subzones for specific uses;
    Whereas, the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District, grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone 87, has made application to the Board to expand 
Subzone 87F on behalf of Westlake Chemical Corporation to include two 
additional sites located in Westlake, Louisiana (FTZ Docket B-17-2017, 
docketed March 24, 2017);
    Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the 
Federal Register (82 FR 15687-15688, March 30, 2017) and the 
application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board's 
regulations; and,
    Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the 
examiner's memorandum, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act 
and the Board's regulations are satisfied;
    Now, therefore, the Board hereby approves the expansion of Subzone 
87F on behalf of Westlake Chemical Corporation as described in the 
application and Federal Register notice, subject to the FTZ Act and the 
Board's regulations, including Section 400.13.

    Dated: August 11, 2017.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for AD/CVD Operations performing the non-
exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement & Compliance, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones 
Board.
[FR Doc. 2017-17552 Filed 8-18-17; 8:45 am]
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