Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 185-Front Royal, Virginia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Merck & Co., Inc.; (Pharmaceuticals); Elkton, Virginia, 21326-21327 [2019-09909]

Download as PDF 21326 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / Notices 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 8, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. ‘‘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. [FR Doc. 2019–09908 Filed 5–13–19; 8:45 am] Dated: May 8, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [FR Doc. 2019–09905 Filed 5–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–82–2019] [B–34–2019] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 294—Western Kentucky; Application for Expansion of Subzone; Mayfield Consumer Products, Mayfield, Kentucky An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Paducah McCracken County Riverport Authority, grantee of FTZ 294, requesting an expansion of Subzone 294A on behalf of Mayfield Consumer Products. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of 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 May 8, 2019. Subzone 294A currently consists of the following sites: Site 1 (14.4 acres) 112 Industrial Drive, Mayfield; Site 2 (3.47 acres) 1102 Fulton Road, Mayfield; and, Site 3 (25 acres) 22 Rifle Trail, Hickory Industrial Park, Hickory. The proposed expanded subzone would include the following additional site: Site 4 (2.3 acres), 1 General Street, Mayfield. No authorization for additional production activity has been requested at this time. The subzone will be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 294. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the Executive Secretary. 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 June 24, 2019. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to July 8, 2019. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 May 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 29— Louisville, Kentucky; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; LLFlex, LLC (Aluminum and Steel Cable Wraps), Louisville, Kentucky LLFlex, LLC (LLFlex) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Louisville, Kentucky. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 1, 2019. LLFlex already has authority to produce aluminum foil liner stock and foil backed paperboard within Subzone 29J. The current request would add finished products and 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 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 LLFlex from customs duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export production (estimated 20 percent of production). On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted below and in the existing scope of authority, LLFlex would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: Bare cable wrap; polymer/plastic coated cable wrap; bare aluminum cable wrap—width <0.2mm; and, backed aluminum cable wrap (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 5.8%). LLFlex 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. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The materials/components sourced from abroad include: Carbon and alloy flat steel; and, flat rolled aluminum in coils (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 5.3%). The request indicates that components are subject to antidumping/ countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders if imported from certain countries. The FTZ Board’s regulations (15 CFR 400.14(e)) require that merchandise subject to AD/CVD orders, or items which would be otherwise subject to suspension of liquidation under AD/ CVD procedures if they entered U.S. customs territory, be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). The request also indicates that certain materials/components are subject to special duties under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 232), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 232 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 24, 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. Dated: May 8, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–09906 Filed 5–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–35–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 185—Front Royal, Virginia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Merck & Co., Inc.; (Pharmaceuticals); Elkton, Virginia Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Elkton, Virginia. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 3, 2019. Merck already has authority to produce pharmaceuticals within Subzone 185C. The current request E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / Notices would add three finished products and four 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 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 Merck 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 and in the existing scope of authority, Merck would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to Primaxin IV (Imipenem, Cilastatin) injectable for infusion, Invanz (Ertapenem), and Primaxin+ (Imipenem, Cilastatin, Relebactam) (duty-free). Merck 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 Imipenem, Ertapenem, Relebactam, and Cilastatin (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6.5%). The request indicates that certain materials/components are subject to special duties under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 232), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 232 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 24, 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 9, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–09909 Filed 5–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security International Trade Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request [C–489–502] The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security. Title: Offsets in Military Exports. Form Number(s): N/A. OMB Control Number: 0694–0084. Type of Review: Regular Submission. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 360 hours. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30. Estimated Time per Response: 12 hours. Needs and Uses: This collection of information is required by the Defense Production Act (DPA). The DPA requires U.S. firms to furnish information to the Department of Commerce regarding offset agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value associated with sales of weapon systems or defense-related items to foreign countries or foreign firms. Offsets are industrial or commercial compensation practices required as a condition of purchase in either government-togovernment or commercial sales of defense articles and/or defense services as defined by the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Such offsets are required by most major trading partners when purchasing U.S. military equipment or defense related items. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On Occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/ . Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–09892 Filed 5–13–19; 8:45 am] Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review, in Part; Calendar Year 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that exporters/producers of circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable May 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff or Jolanta Lawska, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1009 and (202) 482–8362, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 7, 1986, Commerce published in the Federal Register the countervailing duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey.1 On May 2, 2018, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the Order covering 25 companies.2 On November 15, 2018, Commerce extended the due date of the preliminary results of this administrative review until March 29, 2019.3 On January 28, 2019, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.4 As a 1 See Countervailing Duty Order; Certain Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube Products From Turkey, 51 FR 7984 (March 7, 1986) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR, 19215, (May 2, 2018) (Initiation). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Turkey: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated November 15, 2018. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ Continued BILLING CODE 3510–33–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 May 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 21327 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 93 (Tuesday, May 14, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21326-21327]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09909]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-35-2019]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 185--Front Royal, Virginia; Notification 
of Proposed Production Activity; Merck & Co., Inc.; (Pharmaceuticals); 
Elkton, Virginia

    Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck) submitted a notification of proposed 
production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Elkton, 
Virginia. The notification conforming to the requirements of the 
regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 3, 
2019.
    Merck already has authority to produce pharmaceuticals within 
Subzone 185C. The current request

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would add three finished products and four 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 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 Merck 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 and in the existing scope of authority, Merck 
would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures 
that apply to Primaxin IV (Imipenem, Cilastatin) injectable for 
infusion, Invanz (Ertapenem), and Primaxin+ (Imipenem, Cilastatin, 
Relebactam) (duty-free). Merck 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 Imipenem, 
Ertapenem, Relebactam, and Cilastatin (duty rate ranges from duty-free 
to 6.5%). The request indicates that certain materials/components are 
subject to special duties under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act 
of 1962 (Section 232), depending on the country of origin. The 
applicable Section 232 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: 
[email protected]. The closing period for their receipt is June 24, 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 
[email protected] or 202-482-1378.

    Dated: May 9, 2019.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-09909 Filed 5-13-19; 8:45 am]
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