Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 82-Mobile, Alabama; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Aker Solutions, Inc. (Subsea Oil and Gas Systems); Mobile, Alabama, 50802 [2020-17985]

Download as PDF 50802 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 18, 2020 / Notices The subzone will be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 29. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the Executive Secretary. 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 September 28, 2020. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to October 13, 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 Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: August 13, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–17984 Filed 8–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–53–2020] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 82—Mobile, Alabama; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Aker Solutions, Inc. (Subsea Oil and Gas Systems); Mobile, Alabama Aker Solutions, Inc. (Aker) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Mobile, Alabama. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on August 7, 2020. Aker already has authority to produce undersea umbilicals (approved as Kvaerner Oilfield Products), flying leads (steel tube; hydraulic), cobra head terminations, various assemblies (umbilical termination; subsea distribution; mud mat), and various jumpers (integrated controls; hydraulic bridge) within FTZ 82. The current request would add a foreign-status material/component to the scope of authority. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited to the specific foreign-status material/component described in the submitted notification (as described VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Aug 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Aker from customs duty payments on the foreign-status material/ component used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreignstatus material/component noted below, Aker would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to the above listed finished products (duty rate ranges from dutyfree to 3.7%). Aker 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 material/component sourced from abroad is polymers of vinyl chloride (PVC) (duty rate 3.1%). The request indicates that the material/ component is 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 September 28, 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: August 12, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–17985 Filed 8–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 2103] Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 104 (Expansion of Service Area) Under Alternative Site Framework; Savannah, Georgia 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 Board adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of zones; Whereas, World Trade Center Savannah, LLC, grantee of ForeignTrade Zone 104, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket B– 02–2020, docketed January 14, 2020) for authority to expand the service area of the zone to include the portion of Burke County, Georgia adjacent to the Savannah (Georgia) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) port of entry, as delineated in the map submitted by the applicant on June 23, 2020; Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (85 FR 4632, January 27, 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 report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied with regard to the portion of Burke County adjacent to the Savannah CBP port of entry; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize FTZ 104 to expand the service area under the ASF is approved with regard to the portion of Burke County adjacent to the Savannah CBP port of entry, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the zone. Dated: August 12, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 2020–17991 Filed 8–17–20; 8:45 am] 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: BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act provides for ‘‘ . . . the establishment . . . of foreign-trade PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 160 (Tuesday, August 18, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-17985]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-53-2020]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 82--Mobile, Alabama; Notification of 
Proposed Production Activity; Aker Solutions, Inc. (Subsea Oil and Gas 
Systems); Mobile, Alabama

    Aker Solutions, Inc. (Aker) submitted a notification of proposed 
production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Mobile, 
Alabama. The notification conforming to the requirements of the 
regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on August 7, 
2020.
    Aker already has authority to produce undersea umbilicals (approved 
as Kvaerner Oilfield Products), flying leads (steel tube; hydraulic), 
cobra head terminations, various assemblies (umbilical termination; 
subsea distribution; mud mat), and various jumpers (integrated 
controls; hydraulic bridge) within FTZ 82. The current request would 
add a foreign-status material/component to the scope of authority. 
Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), additional FTZ authority would be limited 
to the specific foreign-status material/component described in the 
submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized 
by the FTZ Board.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Aker from customs duty 
payments on the foreign-status material/component used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status material/
component noted below, Aker would be able to choose the duty rates 
during customs entry procedures that apply to the above listed finished 
products (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 3.7%). Aker 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 material/component sourced from abroad is polymers of vinyl 
chloride (PVC) (duty rate 3.1%). The request indicates that the 
material/component is 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: 
[email protected]. The closing period for their receipt is September 28, 
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: August 12, 2020.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-17985 Filed 8-17-20; 8:45 am]
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