Foreign-Trade Zone 134-Chattanooga, Tennessee; Application for Production Authority; Wacker Polysilicon North America, LLC (Polysilicon); Charleston, Tennessee, 20091 [2019-09446]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / Notices 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is June 17, 2019. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Juanita Chen at juanita.chen@trade.gov or 202–482–1378. Dated: May 2, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–09449 Filed 5–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–31–2019] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 134— Chattanooga, Tennessee; Application for Production Authority; Wacker Polysilicon North America, LLC (Polysilicon); Charleston, Tennessee An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Chattanooga Chamber Foundation, grantee of FTZ 134, requesting production authority on behalf of Wacker Polysilicon North America, LLC (Wacker), located in Charleston, Tennessee. The application conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.23) was docketed on May 2, 2019. Wacker’s facility (700 employees, 564 acres) is located within Subzone 134B. The facility is used for the production of polysilicon. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Wacker from customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export production. The company anticipates that some 90 percent of the plant’s shipments will be exported. On its domestic sales, Wacker would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to hyperpure polysilicon (dutyfree) for the foreign-status input noted below. Wacker 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 request indicates that VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 May 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the plant’s international competitiveness. Material sourced from abroad (representing 10–20% of the value of the finished product) is silicon metal (5.3% duty rate). Wacker is requesting authority subject to a restriction prohibiting the admission of foreign status silicon metal subject to an antidumping or countervailing duty order. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman 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 and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is July 8, 2019. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to July 23, 2019. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: May 2, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–09446 Filed 5–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–33–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 29— Louisville, Kentucky; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. (Automotive Components); Harrodsburg and Berea, Kentucky Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. (Hitachi) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Harrodsburg and Berea, Kentucky. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 2, 2019. Hitachi already has authority to produce automotive components within Subzone 29F. The current request PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20091 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 Hitachi 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, Hitachi would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to the finished products described and approved in prior requests, including: Electric-hybrid drive systems; mass air sensors; throttle bodies and chambers; starter motors; motor/generator units; alternators; distributors; static converters; inverter modules; rotors/ stators; batteries; ignition coils; sensors and modules; fuel injectors; emissions control equipment; valves; pumps; automotive battery management systems; fuel rail Assemblies; and, electronic control units for engines and transmissions (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 4.4%). Hitachi 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 cooling sheets and wire harnesses (duty rate ranges from 5 to 5.8%). The request indicates that certain materials/components are subject to special duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is June 17, 2019. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 20091]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09446]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-31-2019]


Foreign-Trade Zone 134--Chattanooga, Tennessee; Application for 
Production Authority; Wacker Polysilicon North America, LLC 
(Polysilicon); Charleston, Tennessee

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) 
Board by the Chattanooga Chamber Foundation, grantee of FTZ 134, 
requesting production authority on behalf of Wacker Polysilicon North 
America, LLC (Wacker), located in Charleston, Tennessee. The 
application conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the 
FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.23) was docketed on May 2, 2019.
    Wacker's facility (700 employees, 564 acres) is located within 
Subzone 134B. The facility is used for the production of polysilicon. 
Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Wacker from customs duty 
payments on the foreign components used in export production. The 
company anticipates that some 90 percent of the plant's shipments will 
be exported. On its domestic sales, Wacker would be able to choose the 
duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to hyperpure 
polysilicon (duty-free) for the foreign-status input noted below. 
Wacker 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 request indicates 
that the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the plant's 
international competitiveness.
    Material sourced from abroad (representing 10-20% of the value of 
the finished product) is silicon metal (5.3% duty rate). Wacker is 
requesting authority subject to a restriction prohibiting the admission 
of foreign status silicon metal subject to an antidumping or 
countervailing duty order.
    In accordance with the FTZ Board's regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman 
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 and sent to: 
[email protected]. The closing period for their receipt is July 8, 2019. 
Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the 
foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period 
to July 23, 2019.
    A copy of the application will be available for public inspection 
in the ``Reading Room'' section of the FTZ Board's website, which is 
accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz.
    For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth 
[email protected] or (202) 482-0473.

    Dated: May 2, 2019.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
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