Foreign-Trade Zone 145-Shreveport, Louisiana, Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework, 33979-33980 [2021-13706]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 121 / Monday, June 28, 2021 / Notices existing knowledge to develop new or improved goods and services. Beginning in 2020, in an effort to reduce burden, BERD began rotating select content off the survey in alternating years. In 2020, questions related to detail of R&D performed by others, activities with academia, industries of business and specific federal agency funding R&D, and areas of application for R&D were removed from BERD. In 2021, all of those questions will be reintroduced to the survey and the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Section will be removed from the survey. Beginning in 2021, the BERD will revise its existing Capital Expenditures section to collect additional information on assets. 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[FR Doc. 2021–13670 Filed 6–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–48–2021] Foreign-Trade Zone 145—Shreveport, Louisiana, Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission, grantee of FTZ 145, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 33980 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 121 / Monday, June 28, 2021 / Notices ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/ users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the FTZ Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on June 22, 2021. FTZ 145 was approved by the FTZ Board on January 7, 1988 (Board Order 370, 53 FR 1503, January 20, 1988) and expanded on March 25, 1996 (Board Order 809, 61 FR 15217, April 5, 1996). The current zone includes the following sites: Site 1 (262 acres)—Shreveport Industrial Park, 2929 Baird Road, Shreveport; and, Site 2 (2,000 acres)— Port of Shreveport-Bossier Terminal Complex, 6000 Doug Attaway Boulevard, Shreveport. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be Caddo and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The application indicates that the proposed service area is within and adjacent to the Shreveport Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone to include both of the existing sites as ‘‘magnet’’ sites. The ASF allows for the possible exemption of one magnet site from the ‘‘sunset’’ time limits that generally apply to sites under the ASF, and the applicant proposes that Site 2 be so exempted. No subzones/usage-driven sites are being requested at this time. The application would have no impact on FTZ 145’s previously authorized subzones. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Camille Evans 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 August 27, 2021. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to September 13, 2021. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Jun 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 For further information, contact Camille Evans at Camille.Evans@ trade.gov. Dated: June 23, 2021. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–13706 Filed 6–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–873] Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019– 2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of certain cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel (cold-drawn mechanical tubing) from India were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable June 28, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexis Cherry or Samantha Kinney, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0607 or (202) 482–2285, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On June 11, 2018, Commerce published the antidumping duty order on cold-drawn mechanical tubing from India.1 On August 6, 2020, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(i), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the Order, covering three producers/exporters.2 On October 7, 2020, Pennar Industries Limited (a mandatory respondent) withdrew its request for administrative review of 1 See Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from the People’s Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Germany, India, Italy, the Republic of Korea, and Switzerland: Antidumping Duty Orders; and Amended Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value for the People’s Republic of China and Switzerland, 83 FR 26962 (June 11, 2018) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 47734 (August 6, 2020). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 itself.3 Based on this request, we rescinded this review with respect to Pennar Industries Limited, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).4 The administrative review remains active with respect to the two remaining companies for which a review was initiated, i.e., Goodluck India Limited (Goodluck) 5 and Tube Products of India, Ltd., a unit of Tube Investments of India Limited (collectively, TII). For details regarding the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce determined that it was not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within 245 days and extended the deadline for the preliminary results of this review by 120 days, until June 30, 2021.7 Scope of the Order The product covered by this Order is cold-drawn mechanical tubing from India. For a full description of the scope, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying these preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision 3 See Pennar Industries Limited, ‘‘Withdrawal of Request for the Antidumping Duty of Pennar Industries Limited,’’ October 7, 2020. 4 See Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from India: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020, 85 FR 68039 (October 27, 2020). 5 Commerce is only reviewing entries that were produced, but not exported, by Goodluck, and/or entries that were exported, but not produced, by Goodluck. Pursuant to a Court of International Trade decision, effective May 10, 2020, Commerce excluded from the antidumping duty order certain cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel that was produced and exported by Goodluck. See Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from India: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony with Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Notice of Amended Final Determination Pursuant to Court Decision; and Notice of Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order, in Part, 85 FR 31742 (May 27, 2020) (Timken Notice). 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from India: Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018–2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020,’’ dated February 9, 2021. E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 121 (Monday, June 28, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-48-2021]


Foreign-Trade Zone 145--Shreveport, Louisiana, Application for 
Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) 
Board by the Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission, grantee of FTZ 
145, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative 
site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.2(c)). The 
ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization 
of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the 
designation of new subzones or

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``usage-driven'' FTZ sites for operators/users located within a 
grantee's ``service area'' in the context of the FTZ Board's standard 
2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted 
pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-
81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was 
formally docketed on June 22, 2021.
    FTZ 145 was approved by the FTZ Board on January 7, 1988 (Board 
Order 370, 53 FR 1503, January 20, 1988) and expanded on March 25, 1996 
(Board Order 809, 61 FR 15217, April 5, 1996). The current zone 
includes the following sites: Site 1 (262 acres)--Shreveport Industrial 
Park, 2929 Baird Road, Shreveport; and, Site 2 (2,000 acres)--Port of 
Shreveport-Bossier Terminal Complex, 6000 Doug Attaway Boulevard, 
Shreveport.
    The grantee's proposed service area under the ASF would be Caddo 
and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana, as described in the application. If 
approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the 
service area based on companies' needs for FTZ designation. The 
application indicates that the proposed service area is within and 
adjacent to the Shreveport Customs and Border Protection port of entry.
    The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing 
zone to include both of the existing sites as ``magnet'' sites. The ASF 
allows for the possible exemption of one magnet site from the 
``sunset'' time limits that generally apply to sites under the ASF, and 
the applicant proposes that Site 2 be so exempted. No subzones/usage-
driven sites are being requested at this time. The application would 
have no impact on FTZ 145's previously authorized subzones.
    In accordance with the FTZ Board's regulations, Camille Evans 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: 
[email protected]. The closing period for their receipt is August 27, 2021. 
Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the 
foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period 
to September 13, 2021.
    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 Camille Evans at 
[email protected].

    Dated: June 23, 2021.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-13706 Filed 6-25-21; 8:45 am]
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