Approval of Subzone Status; Ipswich Shellfish Company, Inc.; Ipswich, Massachusetts, 49359 [2020-17724]

Download as PDF 49359 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 157 Thursday, August 13, 2020 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 COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–52–2020] Foreign-Trade Zone 38—Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Application for Production Authority; Teijin Carbon Fibers, Inc. (Polyacrylonitrile-Based Carbon Fiber); Greenwood, South Carolina An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of FTZ 38, requesting production authority on behalf of Teijin Carbon Fibers, Inc. (TCF), located in Greenwood, South Carolina. The application conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.23) was docketed on August 6, 2020. The TCF facility (currently under construction, projected to have 90 employees, 440 acres) is located within Site 35 of FTZ 38. The facility is used for the production of polyacrylonitrilebased carbon fiber. In 2019, TCF 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 all foreign-status polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fiber admitted for production activity be re-exported (entry for U.S. consumption was not authorized) (see B–38–2019, 84 FR 54837, 10/11/2019). If the application were approved, on its domestic sales, TCF would be able to choose the duty rate during custom entry procedures that applies to PAN carbon fiber (duty-free) for the foreignstatus inputs noted below. TCF would be able to avoid duties on foreign-status PAN fiber which becomes scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The request indicates that the savings from FTZ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Aug 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 procedures would help improve the plant’s international competitiveness. Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 50–60% of the value of the finished product) include: 12,000 tow PAN fiber (precursor) and 24,000 tow PAN fiber (precursor) (duty rates are 8% and 7.5%, respectively). The request indicates that the PAN fiber 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). 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 October 13, 2020. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to October 27, 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) 482–1367. Dated: August 7, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–17723 Filed 8–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–104–2020] Approval of Subzone Status; Ipswich Shellfish Company, Inc.; Ipswich, Massachusetts On June 11, 2020, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board docketed an application submitted by the Massachusetts Port PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority, grantee of FTZ 27, requesting subzone status subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 27, on behalf of Ipswich Shellfish Company, Inc., in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The application was processed in accordance with the FTZ Act and Regulations, including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (85 FR 36529–36530, June 17, 2020). The FTZ staff examiner reviewed the application and determined that it meets the criteria for approval. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board Executive Secretary (15 CFR Sec. 400.36(f)), the application to establish Subzone 27Q was approved on August 7, 2020, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and further subject to FTZ 27’s 129-acre activation limit. Dated: August 7, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–17724 Filed 8–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA350] Notice of Availability of the Portland Harbor Draft Supplemental Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: The Portland Harbor Natural Resource Trustee Council (Trustee Council) has prepared a Draft Supplemental Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft SRP/ EA). The Draft SRP/EA describes the Trustee Council’s preferred restoration alternative to restore natural resources and ecological services injured or lost as a result of releases of hazardous substances and discharges of oil within the Portland Harbor assessment area (applicable to the current phase of restoration, but subject to revision in the future). The Federal Trustees also considered potential environmental impacts of the considered alternatives in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 157 (Thursday, August 13, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[S-104-2020]


Approval of Subzone Status; Ipswich Shellfish Company, Inc.; 
Ipswich, Massachusetts

    On June 11, 2020, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade 
Zones (FTZ) Board docketed an application submitted by the 
Massachusetts Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 27, requesting subzone 
status subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 27, on behalf of 
Ipswich Shellfish Company, Inc., in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
    The application was processed in accordance with the FTZ Act and 
Regulations, including notice in the Federal Register inviting public 
comment (85 FR 36529-36530, June 17, 2020). The FTZ staff examiner 
reviewed the application and determined that it meets the criteria for 
approval. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board 
Executive Secretary (15 CFR Sec. 400.36(f)), the application to 
establish Subzone 27Q was approved on August 7, 2020, subject to the 
FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.13, and 
further subject to FTZ 27's 129-acre activation limit.

    Dated: August 7, 2020.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-17724 Filed 8-12-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P