Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 38-Charleston, South Carolina; Authorization of Production Activity; BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC (Passenger Motor Vehicles), Spartanburg, South Carolina, 28335 [2021-11135]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 26, 2021 / Notices Form Number(s): BE–185. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,860 annually (715 filed each quarter; 580 reporting mandatory data, and 135 that would file exemption claims or voluntary responses). Estimated Time per Response: 10 hours is the average for those reporting data and one hour is the average for those filing an exemption claim. Hours may vary considerably among respondents because of differences in company size and complexity. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,140. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (Pub. L. 94–472, 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108, as amended), and Section 5408 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988. IV. 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[FR Doc. 2021–11101 Filed 5–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 May 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–03–2021] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 38— Charleston, South Carolina; Authorization of Production Activity; BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC (Passenger Motor Vehicles), Spartanburg, South Carolina On January 21, 2021, BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC (BMW MC) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility within Subzone 38A, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (86 FR 7694–7695, February 1, 2021). On May 21, 2021, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: May 21, 2021. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–11135 Filed 5–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket No. 210325–0066] RIN 0694–XC076 Reporting for Calendar Year 2020 on Offsets Agreements Related to Sales of Defense Articles or Defense Services to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; annual reporting requirements. AGENCY: This notice is to remind the public that U.S. firms are required to report annually to the Department of Commerce (Commerce) information on contracts for the sale of defense articles or defense services to foreign countries or foreign firms that are subject to offsets agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value. U.S. firms are also required to report annually to Commerce information on offsets transactions completed in performance of existing offsets commitments for which offsets SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28335 credit of $250,000 or more has been claimed from the foreign representative. This year, such reports must include relevant information from calendar year 2020 and must be submitted to Commerce no later than June 15, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit reports in both hard copy and electronically. Address the hard copy to ‘‘Offsets Program Manager, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Room 3878, Washington, DC 20230’’. Submit electronic copies to OffsetReport@bis.doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald DeMarines, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: 202–482–3755; fax: 202–482–5650; email: ronald.demarines@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 723(a)(1) of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (DPA) (50 U.S.C. 4568 (2021)) requires the President to submit an annual report to Congress on the impact of offsets on the U.S. defense industrial base. Section 723(a)(2) directs the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to prepare the President’s report and to develop and administer the regulations necessary to collect offsets data from U.S. defense exporters. The authorities of the Secretary regarding offsets have been delegated to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security. The regulations associated with offsets reporting are set forth in part 701 of title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Offsets Regulations). Offsets are compensation practices required as a condition of purchase in either government-togovernment or commercial sales of defense articles and/or defense services, as defined by the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR 120–130). Offsets are also applicable to certain items controlled on the Commerce Control list (CCL) and with an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) including the numeral ‘‘6’’ as its third character. The CCL is found in Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of the Export Administration Regulations. An example of an offset is as follows: A company that is selling a fleet of military aircraft to a foreign government may agree to offset the cost of the aircraft by providing training assistance to plant managers in the purchasing country. Although this distorts the true E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-03-2021]


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 38--Charleston, South Carolina; 
Authorization of Production Activity; BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC 
(Passenger Motor Vehicles), Spartanburg, South Carolina

    On January 21, 2021, BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC (BMW MC) 
submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ 
Board for its facility within Subzone 38A, in Spartanburg, South 
Carolina.
    The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations 
of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal 
Register inviting public comment (86 FR 7694-7695, February 1, 2021). 
On May 21, 2021, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board's decision 
that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The 
production activity described in the notification was authorized, 
subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board's regulations, including 
Section 400.14.

    Dated: May 21, 2021.
Elizabeth Whiteman,
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-11135 Filed 5-25-21; 8:45 am]
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