Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 26-Atlanta, Georgia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Kubota North America Corporation (Agricultural and Specialty Vehicles), Jefferson and Gainesville, Georgia, 57844-57845 [2019-23606]

Download as PDF 57844 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 209 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS), invites comments on this information collection for which the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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Email: thomas.dickson@usda.gov. Title: 7 CFR part 1783, Revolving Fund Program. OMB Control Number: 0572–0138. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) supports the sound development of rural communities and the growth of our economy without endangering the environment. One of the ways the Agency pursues this goal is to provide financial and technical assistance to help communities bring safe drinking water and sanitary, environmentally sound waste disposal facilities to rural Americans in greatest need. The Revolving Fund Program (RFP) helps qualified non-profits create a revolving loan fund that can provide financing for the extension and improvement of water and waste disposal systems in rural areas. Entities eligible for the revolving loan fund will be the same entities eligible to obtain a loan, loan guarantee, or grant from RUS Water and Waste Disposal and Wastewater loan and grant programs. As grant recipients, the nonprofit organizations establish a revolving loan fund to provide loans to finance predevelopment costs of water or wastewater projects, or short-term small capital projects not part of the regular operation and maintenance of current water and wastewater systems. The collection of information consists of the materials to file a grant application with the agency, including forms, certifications and required documentation. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5.69 hour per response. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Respondents: Non-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 66. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 16.6. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 376 Hours. 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[FR Doc. 2019–23586 Filed 10–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–67–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 26—Atlanta, Georgia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Kubota North America Corporation (Agricultural and Specialty Vehicles), Jefferson and Gainesville, Georgia Kubota North America Corporation (Kubota) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Jefferson and Gainesville, Georgia. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on October 18, 2019. Kubota already has authority to produce agricultural and specialty vehicles within FTZ 26. The current request would add foreign status components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreign-status components described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Kubota from customs E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 29, 2019 / Notices duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreignstatus components noted below, Kubota would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to agricultural and specialty vehicles (duty-free). Kubota 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: Bonnet bands; radio kits; hour meters; and, air conditioning units (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6.5%). The request indicates that bonnet bands will be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41), thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items. The request also indicates that certain 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 December 9, 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. Dated: October 24, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–23606 Filed 10–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–66–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 122—Corpus Christi, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Cheniere Energy, Inc. (Liquified Natural Gas Processing), Portland, Texas The Port of Corpus Christi Authority, grantee of FTZ 122, submitted a notification of proposed production VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Oct 28, 2019 Jkt 250001 activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (Cheniere), located in Portland, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on October 16, 2019. The applicant has submitted a separate application for FTZ designation at the Cheniere facility under FTZ 122. The facility will be used for liquified natural gas processing. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status material 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 Cheniere from customs duty payments on the foreign-status gaseous natural gas (duty-free) used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status gaseous natural gas, Cheniere would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to liquified natural gas and stabilized gas condensate (duty rates are duty-free and 10.5 cents/barrel, respectively). Cheniere would be able to avoid duty on the foreign-status material which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The request indicates that gaseous natural gas is 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 December 9, 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 Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: October 22, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–23605 Filed 10–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57845 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–112] Certain Collated Steel Staples From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable October 29, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Horn at (202) 482–4868 or Sergio Balbontin at (202) 482–6478, AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 3, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of certain collated steel staples from the People’s Republic of China.1 The deadline for the preliminary determination is November 13, 2019. Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. 1 See Certain Collated Steel Staples from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 84 FR 31833 (July 3, 2019). E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 29, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-67-2019]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 26--Atlanta, Georgia; Notification of 
Proposed Production Activity; Kubota North America Corporation 
(Agricultural and Specialty Vehicles), Jefferson and Gainesville, 
Georgia

    Kubota North America Corporation (Kubota) submitted a notification 
of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in 
Jefferson and Gainesville, Georgia. The notification conforming to the 
requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was 
received on October 18, 2019.
    Kubota already has authority to produce agricultural and specialty 
vehicles within FTZ 26. The current request would add foreign status 
components to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), 
additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreign-
status components described in the submitted notification (as described 
below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Kubota from customs

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duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status components 
noted below, Kubota would be able to choose the duty rates during 
customs entry procedures that apply to agricultural and specialty 
vehicles (duty-free). Kubota 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: Bonnet bands; 
radio kits; hour meters; and, air conditioning units (duty rate ranges 
from duty-free to 6.5%). The request indicates that bonnet bands will 
be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41), 
thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items. The request 
also indicates that certain 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: 
[email protected]. The closing period for their receipt is December 9, 
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 
[email protected] or (202) 482-1963.

    Dated: October 24, 2019.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-23606 Filed 10-28-19; 8:45 am]
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