Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 102-St. Louis, Missouri; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; H-J Enterprises, Inc./H-J International, Inc. (Electrical Transformer Components and Kits); High Ridge, Missouri, 35260-35261 [2020-12424]

Download as PDF 35260 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 111 / Tuesday, June 9, 2020 / Notices zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry; Whereas, the City of Conroe, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 265, submitted an application to the Board for authority to expand FTZ 265—Site 1 to include an additional 1,046 acres within Conroe Park North in Conroe, Texas, adjacent to the Houston Customs and Border Protection port of entry (B–55–2019, docketed September 16, 2019); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (84 FR 49718, September 23, 2019) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to expand FTZ 265 is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13. Dated: June 3, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 2020–12427 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–34–2020] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 102—St. Louis, Missouri; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; H–J Enterprises, Inc./H–J International, Inc. (Electrical Transformer Components and Kits); High Ridge, Missouri H–J Enterprises, Inc./H–J International, Inc. (H–J) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in High Ridge, Missouri. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June 1, 2020. H–J already has authority to produce electrical transformer components and kits within Subzone 102E. The current request would add finished products and foreign status materials/components VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:08 Jun 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreignstatus 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 H–J from customs duty payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export production (estimated 5 percent of production). On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted below and in the existing scope of authority, H–J would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to bushing terminals, electrical connectors, electrical leads, electrical contacts, and porcelain insulator kits (insulators, gaskets, nuts, clamps) (duty rate ranges from 2.7% to 3.5%). H–J 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: polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tape; epoxy resins; silicone rubber tape; plastic viewing windows for transformer loadbreaks; plastic centering and locking devices for transformer bushings; cork gaskets; paper plugs for transformer bushings; decal transfer labels; nonalloy steel bar; nonalloy steel rod; stainless steel wire; threaded elbows (steel); nipples (steel); threaded couplings (steel); sealing glands (steel); anchors (steel); studs (stainless steel); nuts (steel); threaded fasteners (iron, steel); flat washers (steel); cotter pins (steel); dowel pins (steel); spacers (steel); slugs (steel); helical springs (stainless steel, steel); spring pins (stainless steel, steel); lead springs (stainless steel, steel); stop buttons (steel); isolating switches; relays; disconnect switches; surge arresters; elbow arresters; molded terminal housings; insulated copper wire; insulated electric conductors (for more than 1000 volts) (copper); porcelain line post insulators; epoxy bushing assemblies; silicone insulators; liquidfilled thermometers; thermometers; temperature indicators; winding temperature indicators; thermometer wells (brass); liquid level gauges; pressure gauges; liquid level gauge components (lenses, float shafts, cases of polycarbonate, brass, and aluminum); adapters for electric meters; transport handling measurement sensors; stamped ground pads (steel); bushing caps (steel); shafts (steel); fittings (steel); copper bus PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 bar; copper rod; bronze rod; copper strip; copper tubes; nipples (brass); reducers (brass); plugs (brass); flexible connectors of stranded wire without fittings (copper); flexible connectors of stranded wire with fittings (copper); spacers (brass); slugs (brass); pressure plates (brass); cast bushing terminals (copper, brass); ground brackets (copper, brass); support straps (copper, brass); lifting lugs (un-plated copper, brass); round aluminum bar; hex aluminum bar; plugs (aluminum); reservoir tanks (aluminum); clamps (aluminum); hangers (aluminum); supports— castings, forgings, stampings of aluminum; machinings (machined shapes or fittings of aluminum); spanner wrenches (steel, stainless steel); circuit breaker tools (steel, stainless steel); sockets for wrenches/tools (steel, stainless steel); vise clamps (aluminum, steel, stainless steel); padlock assemblies (steel, stainless steel); door locks and door lock assemblies (stainless steel, steel); fittings of lock assemblies (steel, aluminum); connectors of lock assemblies (steel, aluminum); door handles (brass); brackets (steel, brass); plates (steel, brass); channels (steel, brass); nameplates (aluminum); fan blades (aluminum); lift hooks (stainless steel); coil winding machines; relays, cylinders and decoilers for coil winding machines; pressure relief valves; sampler valves (copper, brass, steel); gas valves (copper, brass, steel); safety valves; valve bodies (copper, brass, aluminum, steel); housings for valves and cocks (aluminum); seals for valves (aluminum); housings (copper, brass, stainless steel, steel); seals (copper, brass, aluminum, stainless steel, steel); bearing hubs (steel); cam shaft housings (brass); gears (steel); speed changers (steel); crank arms (steel); knuckles (iron, steel); bases (iron, steel); air dehumidifiers; signal lights; circuit breakers for voltage less than 72.5kv; and, circuit breakers for voltage more than 72.5kv (duty rate ranges from dutyfree to 9%). The request indicates that copper tubes, aluminum clamps, aluminum machinings (machined shapes or fittings) and round aluminum bars are subject to antidumping/ countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders if imported from China. 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 (PF) status (19 CFR 146.41). The request also indicates that certain E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 111 / Tuesday, June 9, 2020 / Notices materials/components are subject to 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 PF 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 July 20, 2020. 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: June 3, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–12424 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–35–2020] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 105— Providence, Rhode Island; Notification of Proposed Production Activity (Night Vision Camera Systems); Jamestown, Rhode Island Night Vision Technology Solutions, LLC (Night Vision Technology) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Jamestown, Rhode Island. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 29, 2020. Night Vision Technology’s facility is located within Subzone 105B. The facility is used for the production of night vision camera systems. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and 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 Night Vision Technology from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/ components noted below, Night Vision VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:08 Jun 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 Technology would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to electro-optical infra-red (E.O./IR) camera systems containing thermal cameras, often with the addition of visible cameras, laser range finders, and/or analytic software; handheld uncooled longwave infra-red (LWIR) thermal monoculars; uncooled thermal camera modules; and, temperature measurement devices using thermal sensors (duty-free). Night Vision Technology 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: multicontact pinned cable connectors; enclosures and housings for camera systems; uncooled LWIR thermal sensors; and, germanium lenses for thermal sensors (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 4.4%). The request indicates the materials/components are subject to 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 July 20, 2020. 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: June 3, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–12426 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Scope Rulings Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable June 9, 2020. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) hereby publishes a list of scope rulings and anti-circumvention AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35261 determinations made during the period January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marcia E. Short, AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–1560. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce regulations provide that it will publish in the Federal Register a list of scope rulings on a quarterly basis.1 Our most recent notification of scope rulings was published on March 3, 2020.2 This current notice covers all scope rulings and anti-circumvention determinations made by Enforcement and Compliance between January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020. Scope Rulings Made January 1, 2020 Through March 31, 2020 People’s Republic of China (China) A–570–890: Wooden Bedroom Furniture From China 3 Requestor: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, EAPA Investigation No. 7189. A desk/console table with drawers (found to be excluded office furniture), a TV cabinet with minibar (found to have features inconsistent with wooden bedroom furniture), a trunk storage unit (found to be living room furniture), and a bed bench base (found to be excluded seating furniture) are not covered by the scope of the antidumping duty (AD) order on wooden bedroom furniture from China. However, certain TV credenzas/dressers and a console/ custom dresser are covered by the scope of the order because these furniture pieces have features consistent with subject chests and/or dressers and are suitable for storing clothing; December 31, 2019. A–570–983 and C–570–984: Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From China Requestor: Simpli Home Ltd. Based on the scope language stated in the orders, the sinks imported as part of Simpli Home Ltd.’s laundry cabinets are covered by the scope of the AD and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on drawn stainless steel sinks (sinks) from China; January 2, 2020. 1 See 19 CFR 351.225(o). Notice of Scope Rulings, 85 FR 12515 (March 3, 2020). 3 This was inadvertently left out of the previous Quarterly Scope Federal Register Notice that published on March 3, 2020 (85 FR 12515). 2 See E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 111 (Tuesday, June 9, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35260-35261]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12424]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-34-2020]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 102--St. Louis, Missouri; Notification 
of Proposed Production Activity; H-J Enterprises, Inc./H-J 
International, Inc. (Electrical Transformer Components and Kits); High 
Ridge, Missouri

    H-J Enterprises, Inc./H-J International, Inc. (H-J) submitted a 
notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its 
facilities in High Ridge, Missouri. The notification conforming to the 
requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was 
received on June 1, 2020.
    H-J already has authority to produce electrical transformer 
components and kits within Subzone 102E. 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 H-J from customs duty 
payments on the foreign-status materials/components used in export 
production (estimated 5 percent of production). On its domestic sales, 
for the foreign-status materials/components noted below and in the 
existing scope of authority, H-J would be able to choose the duty rates 
during customs entry procedures that apply to bushing terminals, 
electrical connectors, electrical leads, electrical contacts, and 
porcelain insulator kits (insulators, gaskets, nuts, clamps) (duty rate 
ranges from 2.7% to 3.5%). H-J 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: 
polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tape; epoxy resins; silicone rubber 
tape; plastic viewing windows for transformer loadbreaks; plastic 
centering and locking devices for transformer bushings; cork gaskets; 
paper plugs for transformer bushings; decal transfer labels; nonalloy 
steel bar; nonalloy steel rod; stainless steel wire; threaded elbows 
(steel); nipples (steel); threaded couplings (steel); sealing glands 
(steel); anchors (steel); studs (stainless steel); nuts (steel); 
threaded fasteners (iron, steel); flat washers (steel); cotter pins 
(steel); dowel pins (steel); spacers (steel); slugs (steel); helical 
springs (stainless steel, steel); spring pins (stainless steel, steel); 
lead springs (stainless steel, steel); stop buttons (steel); isolating 
switches; relays; disconnect switches; surge arresters; elbow 
arresters; molded terminal housings; insulated copper wire; insulated 
electric conductors (for more than 1000 volts) (copper); porcelain line 
post insulators; epoxy bushing assemblies; silicone insulators; liquid-
filled thermometers; thermometers; temperature indicators; winding 
temperature indicators; thermometer wells (brass); liquid level gauges; 
pressure gauges; liquid level gauge components (lenses, float shafts, 
cases of polycarbonate, brass, and aluminum); adapters for electric 
meters; transport handling measurement sensors; stamped ground pads 
(steel); bushing caps (steel); shafts (steel); fittings (steel); copper 
bus bar; copper rod; bronze rod; copper strip; copper tubes; nipples 
(brass); reducers (brass); plugs (brass); flexible connectors of 
stranded wire without fittings (copper); flexible connectors of 
stranded wire with fittings (copper); spacers (brass); slugs (brass); 
pressure plates (brass); cast bushing terminals (copper, brass); ground 
brackets (copper, brass); support straps (copper, brass); lifting lugs 
(un-plated copper, brass); round aluminum bar; hex aluminum bar; plugs 
(aluminum); reservoir tanks (aluminum); clamps (aluminum); hangers 
(aluminum); supports--castings, forgings, stampings of aluminum; 
machinings (machined shapes or fittings of aluminum); spanner wrenches 
(steel, stainless steel); circuit breaker tools (steel, stainless 
steel); sockets for wrenches/tools (steel, stainless steel); vise 
clamps (aluminum, steel, stainless steel); padlock assemblies (steel, 
stainless steel); door locks and door lock assemblies (stainless steel, 
steel); fittings of lock assemblies (steel, aluminum); connectors of 
lock assemblies (steel, aluminum); door handles (brass); brackets 
(steel, brass); plates (steel, brass); channels (steel, brass); 
nameplates (aluminum); fan blades (aluminum); lift hooks (stainless 
steel); coil winding machines; relays, cylinders and decoilers for coil 
winding machines; pressure relief valves; sampler valves (copper, 
brass, steel); gas valves (copper, brass, steel); safety valves; valve 
bodies (copper, brass, aluminum, steel); housings for valves and cocks 
(aluminum); seals for valves (aluminum); housings (copper, brass, 
stainless steel, steel); seals (copper, brass, aluminum, stainless 
steel, steel); bearing hubs (steel); cam shaft housings (brass); gears 
(steel); speed changers (steel); crank arms (steel); knuckles (iron, 
steel); bases (iron, steel); air dehumidifiers; signal lights; circuit 
breakers for voltage less than 72.5kv; and, circuit breakers for 
voltage more than 72.5kv (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 9%). The 
request indicates that copper tubes, aluminum clamps, aluminum 
machinings (machined shapes or fittings) and round aluminum bars are 
subject to antidumping/countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders if imported 
from China. 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 (PF) status (19 CFR 146.41). The request also indicates that 
certain

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materials/components are subject to 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 PF status.
    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 July 20, 2020.
    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 
[email protected] or (202) 482-1367.

    Dated: June 3, 2020.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-12424 Filed 6-8-20; 8:45 am]
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