Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 265, Conroe, Texas, 35259-35260 [2020-12427]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 111 / Tuesday, June 9, 2020 / Notices • Measure and Encourage Employerled Training Investments. The size, scope, and impacts of education and skills training investments are still not fully understood. There is a lack of consistent data on company balance sheets and in federal statistics. Business and policy makers need to know how much is spent on training, the types of workers receiving training, and the longterm value of the money and time spent in classroom and on-the-job training. Sabrina L. Montes, Designated Federal Official, American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2020–12447 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–36–2020] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 82—Mobile, Alabama; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Airbus Americas, Inc. (Commercial Passenger Jet Aircraft); Mobile, Irvington and Theodore, Alabama Airbus Americas, Inc. (Airbus) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Mobile, Irvington and Theodore, Alabama. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June 2, 2020. Airbus already has authority to produce commercial passenger jet aircraft within FTZ 82. The current request would add 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 described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Airbus 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, Airbus would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to commercial passenger jet aircraft (dutyfree). Airbus 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:08 Jun 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 The materials/components sourced from abroad include: Cetyl alcohol; biocides and fungicides; wash primers and adhesion promoters; epoxy fillers; plastic tubes; polyamide plastic sheet and strip; logbooks; carbon prepreg material; steel holding tank assemblies; steel non-threaded fasteners, pins and inserts; aluminum powder; mirrors; hand pumps for dispensing liquids; refrigerator and freezer units; air filter elements and parts; trash compactors; pressure regulators and bleed valves; AC generators not exceeding 75kVAs; fire detection units; resistors and overheat sensing elements; printed circuit modules; circuit breakers; relays and contactors; electrical backshells and contacts; temperature sensors; tachometers; tachometer accessories; and, voltmeters and multimeters without recording devices (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6.5%). The request indicates that certain materials/ components may be 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 Kemp at Christopher.Kemp@trade.gov or (202) 482–0862. Dated: June 4, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. 35259 Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act provides for ‘‘. . . the establishment . . . of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the ForeignTrade Zones 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 Board’s regulations (15 CFR part 400) provide for the establishment of subzones for specific uses; Whereas, the Department of Economic Development and Commerce, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 61, has made application to the Board for the establishment of a subzone at the facility of Puerto Rico Storage & Distribution, Inc., located in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (FTZ Docket B–6–2020, docketed February 4, 2020); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (85 FR 7531, February 10, 2020) 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 memorandum, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied; Now, therefore, the Board hereby approves subzone status at the facility of Puerto Rico Storage & Distribution, Inc., located in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (Subzone 61Y), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, 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. 2020–12423 Filed 6–8–20; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2020–12422 Filed 6–8–20; 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 [Order No. 2101] [Order No. 2100] Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 265, Conroe, Texas Approval of Subzone Status; Puerto Rico Storage & Distribution, Inc.; Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act provides for ‘‘. . . the establishment . . . of foreign-trade E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 111 (Tuesday, June 9, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35259-35260]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12427]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Order No. 2101]


Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 265, Conroe, Texas

    Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 
June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order:

    Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act provides for ``. . . the 
establishment . . . of foreign-trade

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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, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 2020-12427 Filed 6-8-20; 8:45 am]
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