Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 126-Reno, Nevada; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Tesla, Inc. (Battery Penthouse Controllers); McCarren and Sparks, Nevada, 37060-37061 [2020-13268]

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[FR Doc. 2020–13283 Filed 6–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–38–2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 126—Reno, Nevada; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Tesla, Inc. (Battery Penthouse Controllers); McCarren and Sparks, Nevada Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in McCarren and Sparks, Nevada. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June 10, 2020. Tesla already has authority to produce lithium-ion batteries, electric motors, and stationary energy storage systems within Subzone 126D. The current request would add a finished product and eleven 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 product described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Tesla 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 and in the existing scope of authority, Tesla would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that apply to battery penthouse controllers (duty rate 2.7%). Tesla 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 battery penthouse controllers, plastic carriers, aluminum gaskets, gearbox casings, power converters, radial bearings, resolver sensors, rotor rings, unsaturated polyester imide resin, plastic vents, and voltage measurement boards (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6.5%). The request indicates that certain materials/ components are subject to special duties under Section 232 of the Trade E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 119 / Friday, June 19, 2020 / Notices 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 July 29, 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 Juanita Chen at juanita.chen@trade.gov or 202–482–1378. Dated: June 15, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–13268 Filed 6–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–120] Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 225cc and 999cc, and Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Preliminary Negative Critical Circumstances Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this investigation received countervailable subsidies. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable June 19, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on February 18, 2020.1 On March 26, 2020, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and reset the deadline to June 15, 2020.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are certain large vertical shaft engines. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the Preamble to Commerce’s regulations,4 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).5 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments submitted to the record for this preliminary determination, and accompanying discussion and analysis of all comments 1 See Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 223cc and 999cc, and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 83 FR 8835 (February 18, 2020) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 225cc and 999cc, and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation, 85 FR 17042 (March 26, 2020). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Affirmative Determination and Preliminary Negative Critical Circumstances Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 225cc and 999cc, and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997). 5 See Initiation Notice. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37061 timely received, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Commerce has not modified the scope language as it appeared in the Initiation Notice. See Appendix I. Period of Investigation The period of investigation is January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Methodology Commerce is conducting this investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Act. For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, Commerce preliminarily determines that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that confers a benefit on the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.6 For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. In making these findings, Commerce relied, in part, on facts available. For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Alignment In accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4), and based on the petitioners’ 7 request,8 we are aligning the final countervailing duty (CVD) determination in this investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigation of certain large vertical shaft engines from China. Consequently, the final CVD determination will be issued on the same date as the final AD determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than October 26, 2020, unless postponed. Preliminary Negative Determination of Critical Circumstances The Petition 9 included an allegation that critical circumstances exist with 6 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 7 The petitioners are the Coalition of American Vertical Engine Producers and its individual members. 8 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 225cc and 999cc, and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Request to Align Countervailing Duty Investigation Final Determination with Antidumping Duty Investigation Final Determination,’’ dated June 5, 2020. 9 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Vertical Shaft Engines Between 225cc and 999cc, and Parts Thereof from the E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM Continued 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 119 (Friday, June 19, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37060-37061]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13268]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-38-2020]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 126--Reno, Nevada; Notification of 
Proposed Production Activity; Tesla, Inc. (Battery Penthouse 
Controllers); McCarren and Sparks, Nevada

    Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) submitted a notification of proposed production 
activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in McCarren and Sparks, 
Nevada. The notification conforming to the requirements of the 
regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on June 10, 
2020.
    Tesla already has authority to produce lithium-ion batteries, 
electric motors, and stationary energy storage systems within Subzone 
126D. The current request would add a finished product and eleven 
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 
product described in the submitted notification (as described below) 
and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Tesla 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 and in the existing scope of authority, Tesla 
would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures 
that apply to battery penthouse controllers (duty rate 2.7%). Tesla 
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 battery 
penthouse controllers, plastic carriers, aluminum gaskets, gearbox 
casings, power converters, radial bearings, resolver sensors, rotor 
rings, unsaturated polyester imide resin, plastic vents, and voltage 
measurement boards (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6.5%). The 
request indicates that certain materials/components are subject to 
special duties under Section 232 of the Trade

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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: 
[email protected]. The closing period for their receipt is July 29, 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 Juanita Chen at 
[email protected] or 202-482-1378.

    Dated: June 15, 2020.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-13268 Filed 6-18-20; 8:45 am]
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