Materials and Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting, 59352 [2019-24028]

Download as PDF 59352 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2019 / Notices ‘‘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: October 29, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–24035 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–68–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone 12—McAllen, Texas; Application for Production Authority; Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc. (Lithium Ion Battery Assembly for Cordless Power Tools), Mission, Texas An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the McAllen Foreign Trade Zone Inc., grantee of FTZ 12, requesting production authority on behalf of Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc. (Black & Decker), located in Mission, Texas. The application conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.23) was docketed on October 25, 2019. The Black & Decker facility (180 employees, 17.2 acres) is located within Site 4 of FTZ 12. The facility is used for the manufacture/assembly of cordless power tools and of power tool components (lithium ion batteries, plastic injection molded parts, cordless motors, and certain subassemblies), and for the packaging/kitting of power tools with their components. In 2018, Black & Decker requested production authority in a notification proceeding (15 CFR 400.22 and 400.37). After an initial review, the requested production authority was approved subject to a restriction requiring that lithium ion batteries and related components be admitted in privileged foreign status, which precludes inverted tariff benefits on those inputs (see B–33–2018, 83 FR 50636, October 9, 2018). The pending application proposes to remove that restriction. If the application were approved, on its domestic sales, Black & Decker would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to lithium ion batteries (duty rate: 3.4%) and cordless power tools (duty rate ranges between duty free to 4%) for the foreign-status inputs noted below. The company currently intends to ship a significant portion of its Mission- VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Nov 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 produced battery packs zone to zone to its manufacturing facility (Subzone 38M) in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Black & Decker 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. Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 60 percent of the value of the finished battery pack) include lithium ion batteries and related parts (lithium ion cells, assembly housings, cell holders, front insert covers, cover housings, and latches) (duty rate: 3.4%). 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). In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Diane Finver 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 January 3, 2020. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to January 21, 2020. 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 Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1267. Dated: October 29, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–24037 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Materials and Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting The Materials and Equipment Technical Advisory Committee will meet on November 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 1894 (Law Library), 14th Street between Constitution & Pennsylvania Avenues NW, Washington, DC The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration with respect to technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to materials and related technology. Agenda Open Session 1. Introductions and Opening Remarks by Senior Management. 2. Presentation by Dawn Metters, Sundyne Corp. on ‘‘Industrial Pumps & Compressors.’’ 3. Presentation by Andrew Souza and Sarah Rodjom, Dept. of State on ‘‘Status of Efforts to List Novichoks and Their Precursors.’’ 4. Open session report by the regime representatives. The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@ bis.doc.gov, no later than November 13, 2019. A limited number of seats will be available during the public session of the meeting. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. Written statements may be submitted at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public presentation materials to Committee members, the materials should be forwarded prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via email. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–24028 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 213 (Monday, November 4, 2019)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-24028]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Materials and Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of 
Open Meeting

    The Materials and Equipment Technical Advisory Committee will meet 
on November 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 1894 
(Law Library), 14th Street between Constitution & Pennsylvania Avenues 
NW, Washington, DC The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Export Administration with respect to technical questions 
that affect the level of export controls applicable to materials and 
related technology.

Agenda

Open Session

1. Introductions and Opening Remarks by Senior Management.
2. Presentation by Dawn Metters, Sundyne Corp. on ``Industrial Pumps & 
Compressors.''
3. Presentation by Andrew Souza and Sarah Rodjom, Dept. of State on 
``Status of Efforts to List Novichoks and Their Precursors.''
4. Open session report by the regime representatives.

    The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 
participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the 
conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at 
[email protected], no later than November 13, 2019.
    A limited number of seats will be available during the public 
session of the meeting. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent 
time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the 
Committee. Written statements may be submitted at any time before or 
after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public 
presentation materials to Committee members, the materials should be 
forwarded prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via email.
    For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482-2813.

Yvette Springer,
Committee Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-24028 Filed 11-1-19; 8:45 am]
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