Foreign-Trade Zone 265-Conroe, Texas; Application for Expansion, 49718 [2019-20516]

Download as PDF 49718 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2019 / Notices rate: Duty-free). Benteler 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: Non-alloy billets; alloy billets; hollow carriers for perforating guns; drill pipe; casing, tubing and drill pipe; and, boiler, heat exchanger and line pipe (duty rate: Duty-free). The request indicates that certain materials/components are subject to special duties under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 232) or Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 232 and 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 November 4, 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: September 17, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. site: Site 1 (438 acres)—Conroe Park North located on FM 3083 (one mile east of Interstate 45) in Conroe. The applicant is requesting authority to expand Site 1 of the zone to include an additional 1,046 acres at the industrial park. No authorization for production activity is being requested at this time. Such requests would be made to the FTZ Board on a case-by-case basis. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Camille Evans 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 November 22, 2019. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to December 9, 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 Camille Evans at Camille.Evans@ trade.gov or (202) 482–2350. Dated: September 17, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–20516 Filed 9–20–19; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2019–20517 Filed 9–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–56–2019] [B–55–2019] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 265—Conroe, Texas; Application for Expansion An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the City of Conroe, grantee of FTZ 265, requesting authority to expand FTZ 265 to include additional acreage in Conroe, Texas. 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 September 16, 2019. FTZ 265 was approved on September 16, 2005 (Board Order 1410, 70 FR 57557–57558, October 3, 2005). The zone currently consists of the following VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 281—Miami, Florida; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; South Florida Lumber Company; (Steel Frames); Medley, Florida Miami-Dade County, grantee of FTZ 281, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of South Florida Lumber Company (South Florida Lumber), located in Medley, Florida. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on September 9, 2019. The South Florida Lumber facility is located within FTZ 281. The facility is used for the production of steel frames as structural support for building PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 construction. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity 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 South Florida Lumber from customs duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export production (estimated sixty percent of production). On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted below, South Florida Lumber would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to angles, shapes and sections of iron and nonalloy steel, metal studs, and steel frames (duty-free). South Florida Lumber 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 steel in primary form and flat rolled products of iron or nonalloy steel (duty-free). The request indicates that steel is subject to an antidumping/countervailing duty (AD/ CVD) order 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 steel is 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 November 4, 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 Christopher Wedderburn at Chris.Wedderburn@trade.gov or (202) 482–1963. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 184 (Monday, September 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 49718]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20516]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-55-2019]


Foreign-Trade Zone 265--Conroe, Texas; Application for Expansion

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) 
Board by the City of Conroe, grantee of FTZ 265, requesting authority 
to expand FTZ 265 to include additional acreage in Conroe, Texas. 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 September 
16, 2019.
    FTZ 265 was approved on September 16, 2005 (Board Order 1410, 70 FR 
57557-57558, October 3, 2005). The zone currently consists of the 
following site: Site 1 (438 acres)--Conroe Park North located on FM 
3083 (one mile east of Interstate 45) in Conroe.
    The applicant is requesting authority to expand Site 1 of the zone 
to include an additional 1,046 acres at the industrial park. No 
authorization for production activity is being requested at this time. 
Such requests would be made to the FTZ Board on a case-by-case basis.
    In accordance with the FTZ Board's regulations, Camille Evans 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 November 22, 
2019. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the 
foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period 
to December 9, 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 Camille Evans at 
[email protected] or (202) 482-2350.

    Dated: September 17, 2019.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
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