Approval of Expanded Subzone Status; BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC; Duncan, South Carolina, 60951-60952 [2017-27783]

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[FR Doc. 2017–27725 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Date accepted for investigation Firm address 12/14/2017 12/14/2017 Product(s) The firm manufactures loudspeakers for home use, automobiles, and professional and commercial uses. The firm manufactures solar cells and solar modules. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 2042] Approval of Expanded Subzone Status; BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC; Duncan, South Carolina 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: 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Dec 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of ForeignTrade Zone 38, has made application to the Board to expand subzone 38A on behalf of BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC, located in Duncan, South Carolina (FTZ Docket B–55–2017, docketed August 16, 2017); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (82 FR 39759, August 22, 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 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 60952 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 26, 2017 / Notices 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 38A on behalf of BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC, as described in the application and Federal Register notice, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13. Dated: December 20, 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. 2017–27783 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–979, C–570–980] Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Intent To Revoke Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders in Part Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: On October 6, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) received a request for revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from the People’s Republic of China (China) with respect to certain solar panels. We preliminarily determine that the Orders shall be revoked, in part, with respect to certain solar panels of a sufficiently small size, voltage, amperage, and wattage, among other characteristics, as described below. Commerce invites interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. SUMMARY: Applicable December 26, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Caserta or Kaitlin Wojnar, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4737 and (202) 482–3857, respectively. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Dec 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 Background On December 7, 2012, Commerce published AD and CVD orders on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from China.1 On October 6, 2017, Pitsco, Inc. d/b/a/Pitsco Education (Pitsco), an importer of the subject merchandise, requested through a changed circumstances review revocation, in part, of the Orders pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.216(b), with respect to certain solar panels.2 On October 13, 2017, SolarWorld Americas, Inc. (the petitioner) submitted a letter stating that it does not oppose the scope exclusion language proposed by Pitsco.3 From October 25, 2017, through November 8, 2017,4 Commerce consulted with both Pitsco and SolarWorld regarding revisions to the proposed exclusion language; specifically, Commerce suggested limiting the language to a description of the physical characteristics of the product and also expressed concerns regarding the dimensions indicated in the description.5 Accordingly, on November 10, 2017, Pitsco submitted revised exclusion language based on these consultations.6 On November 13, 2017, SolarWorld submitted a letter stating that it does not oppose the revised exclusion language submitted by Pitsco on November 10, 2017.7 On November 27, 2017, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the requested changed circumstances reviews.8 Because the statement 1 Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73018 (December 7, 2012) and Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 77 FR 73017 (December 7, 2012) (collectively, Orders). 2 Pitsco’s Letter, ‘‘Request for Changed Circumstances Review (A–570–980; C–570–979),’’ dated October 6, 2017 (Pitsco’s Request). 3 SolarWorld’s Letter, ‘‘Pitsco, Inc.’s Scope Exclusion Language—Letter of No Opposition,’’ dated October 13, 2017 (Letter of No Opposition). 4 Memorandum, ‘‘Ex Parte Communications with Adduci, Mastriani and Wiley Rein,’’ dated November 13, 2017 (Ex Parte Memo). 5 Id. 6 Pitsco’s Letter, ‘‘Amended Changed Circumstances Review (A–570–980; C–570–979),’’ dated November 10, 2017 (Pitsco’s Amended Request). 7 SolarWorld’s Letter, ‘‘Pitsco, Inc.’s Scope Exclusion Language—Letter of No Opposition,’’ dated November 13, 2017 (Revised Letter of No Opposition). 8 Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Reviews, and Consideration of Revocation of the Antidumping and Countervailing PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submitted by the petitioner in support of Pitsco’s amended request did not indicate whether the petitioner accounts for substantially all of the domestic production of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, in the Initiation Notice, we invited interested parties to submit comments concerning industry support for the potential revocation, in part, as well as comments and/or factual information regarding the changed circumstances reviews.9 No comments or factual information was submitted by any party. Scope of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China The merchandise covered by the orders is crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, and modules, laminates, and panels, consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, panels and building integrated materials. The orders cover crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells of thickness equal to or greater than 20 micrometers, having a p/n junction formed by any means, whether or not the cell has undergone other processing, including, but not limited to, cleaning, etching, coating, and/or addition of materials (including, but not limited to, metallization and conductor patterns) to collect and forward the electricity that is generated by the cell. Merchandise under consideration may be described at the time of importation as parts for final finished products that are assembled after importation, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, panels, building-integrated modules, buildingintegrated panels, or other finished goods kits. Such parts that otherwise meet the definition of merchandise under consideration are included in the scope of the orders. Excluded from the scope of the orders are thin film photovoltaic products produced from amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), or copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS). Also excluded from the scope of the orders are crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, not exceeding 10,000 mm2 in surface area, that are permanently integrated into a consumer good whose function is other than Duty Orders in Part, 82 FR 55987 (Nov. 27, 2017) (Solar CCR Initiation Notice). 9 Id. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 246 (Tuesday, December 26, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-27783]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Order No. 2042]


Approval of Expanded Subzone Status; BMW Manufacturing Company, 
LLC; Duncan, South Carolina

    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 South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone 38, has made application to the Board to expand 
subzone 38A on behalf of BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC, located in 
Duncan, South Carolina (FTZ Docket B-55-2017, docketed August 16, 
2017);
    Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the 
Federal Register (82 FR 39759, August 22, 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

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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 
38A on behalf of BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC, as described in the 
application and Federal Register notice, subject to the FTZ Act and the 
Board's regulations, including Section 400.13.

    Dated: December 20, 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. 2017-27783 Filed 12-22-17; 8:45 am]
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