Application for Expansion Under Alternative Site Framework; Foreign-Trade Zone 79-Tampa, Florida, 66521-66522 [2021-25459]

Download as PDF lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 23, 2021 / Notices from these investments when measured in terms of firm productivity or firm market value. The MOPS has been conducted periodically since 2010 and provides a linkage to the Census Bureau’s data sets on plant level outcomes. Since every establishment in the MOPS sample is also in the ASM, the results of MOPS 2015 were linked with certainty to annual performance data at the plant level, including outcomes on sales, shipments, payroll, employment, inventories, capital expenditure, and more for the period 2014–2018. There is no other source for the MOPS data collection. Understanding the determinants of productivity growth is essential to understanding the dynamics of the U.S. economy. 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The 2021 MOPS simplified questions on the location of decision-making in multi-location firms in the organization PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66521 module by combining them into a single table and removing write-in responses, removed some forecasting questions in the uncertainty module, removed two background characteristic questions, and removed all questions regarding a five-year recall period. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U/S.C. Sections 131 and 182. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0607–0963. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–25577 Filed 11–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–76–2021] Application for Expansion Under Alternative Site Framework; ForeignTrade Zone 79—Tampa, Florida An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the City of Tampa, grantee of FTZ 79, requesting authority to expand magnet Site 5 of the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.2(c)). 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 November 16, 2021. The grantee proposes to expand magnet Site 5—Port Tampa Bay, to include additional terminal facilities/ acreage located within the Port Tampa Bay seaport complex. Modified Site 5 will consist of 1,444 acres total and will encompass the following: Hookers Point E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 66522 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 23, 2021 / Notices terminal complex (769 acres), 2002 Maritime Blvd., Tampa; East Port terminal complex (61 acres), 3409 Causeway Blvd., Tampa; Pendola Point terminal complex (195 acres), 4808 Pendola Point Rd., Tampa; Port Redwing/South Bay terminal complex (344 acres), 6059 Diana Almeida Rd., Gibonston; Port Sutton terminal complex (21 acres), 3420 Port Sutton Rd., Tampa; and, Port Ybor terminal complex (54 acres), 801 South 20th Street, Tampa. The application indicates that the proposed expanded site is located within the Tampa U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Christopher Kemp 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 January 24, 2022. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to February 7, 2022. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Online FTZ Information Section’’ section of the FTZ Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ ftz. Additional information regarding FTZ 79 is available via the FTZ Board’s website. For further information, contact Christopher Kemp at Christopher.Kemp@trade.gov. Dated: November 17, 2021. Camille R. Evans, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–25459 Filed 11–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 [B–77–2021] Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Lam Research Corporation; Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 18—San Jose, California; (Wafer Fabrication Equipment, Subassemblies, and Related Parts); Fremont, Livermore, Newark, Tracy and Hayward, California Lam Research Corporation (Lam) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board (the Board) for its facilities in Fremont, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 Livermore, Newark, Tracy and Hayward, California within Subzone 18F. The notification conforming to the requirements of the Board’s regulations (15 CFR 400.22) was received on November 10, 2021. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ production activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status material(s)/ component(s) and specific finished product(s) described in the submitted notification (summarized below) and subsequently authorized by the Board. The benefits that may stem from conducting production activity under FTZ procedures are explained in the background section of the Board’s website—accessible via www.trade.gov/ ftz. The proposed finished products and materials/components would be added to the production authority that the Board previously approved for the operation, as reflected on the Board’s website. The proposed finished products include: Chemical/mechanical planarization and other wafer surface modification equipment; various tools and process modules (for the chemical vapor or physical vapor deposition, or plasma dry etch, of materials on a wafer; for the plasma etch of the bevel edge of a wafer to remove yield-limiting residues and defects of a wafers surface; for the stripping of photoresist material on a wafer; for the ultraviolet thermal processing of a wafer surface; for wafer cleaning between chip-processing steps to remove yield-limiting residues and defects of a wafer surface) for semiconductor production; conductor material deposition process modules and machines for wafer packaging; transport modules; wafer transport robots; machines for the production of semiconductors, namely etch systems installation, maintenance, repair, retrofit, and upgrade kits; machines for manufacturing masks and assembling electronic circuits installation, maintenance, repair, retrofit, and upgrade kits; installation, maintenance, repair, retrofit, and upgrade kits (for semiconductor equipment and parts and assemblies of semiconductor equipment; chemical/mechanical planarization and other wafer surface modification equipment; transport modules; wafer transport robots); various tools and process modules (for the chemical vapor or physical vapor deposition, or plasma dry etch, of materials on a wafer; for the plasma etch of the bevel edge of a wafer to remove yield-limiting residues and defects of a wafer surface; for the stripping of photoresist material on a wafer; for the ultraviolet thermal processing of a wafer surface; for wafer cleaning between PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 chip-processing steps to remove yieldlimiting residues and defects of a wafer surface) for semi-conductor production installation, maintenance, repair, retrofit, and upgrade kits; and, conductor material deposition process modules and machines for wafer packaging installation, maintenance, repair, retrofit, and upgrade kits (duty rate is duty-free). The proposed foreign-status materials and components include: Synthetic petroleum-based hydrocarbon greases and similar synthetic oils greases and similar synthetic oils; various sealants and adhesives (polymer-based sealants, glues, and pastes; polyvinyl chloride (PVC)-based sealants, glues, pastes, and cements; silicon-based sealants, glues, pastes, and cements; polyglycol dimethacrylate sealants, glues, pastes, and cements) used in the production and installation of semiconductor manufacturing equipment; thermal transfer print ribbon film; anti-static polyethylene bags used as packaging material; clear nylon heat sealed bags; various components used for clean room environments (disposable gloves made of nitrile synthetic rubber; tri-polymer blend non-disposable gloves; nontextile, non-silicon anti-static tissues and cleaning wipes with special surfactants); clear acetate face shields and protective caps; high-density polyethylene hard hats and protective caps; fused silica rods and pipes; linear acting engine and motor components (air cylinders; steel, aluminum, alumina ceramic, and/or plastic pins, pin lifters, and shims); polypropylene, polyetheretherketone steel, and/or polycarbonate valve covers; stainless steel, polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF), and/or N-Formylmethionine valve adapters; polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), PVDF, polypropylene, PVC, plastic, and/or steel valve balls; aluminum, PVC, and/or steel valve panels and plates; aluminum, perfluoroelastomer polymer, and/or PTFE based TeflonTM composition valve doors; steel, aluminum, alumina ceramic, and/or plastic valve pins; fluorocarbon rubber, stainless steel, aluminum, morphous low modulus rubber, and/or perfluoroelastomer polymer bodies, gate, transport and loadlock valves, and valve parts specifically designed for semiconductor applications; weldments tubing of semiconductor manufacturing equipment tools; fluoroelastomer, aluminum, steel, plastic, and/or fluoropolymer elastomer and synthetic rubber compound rings, arms, cups, holders, plates, adapters, panels, pedestals, and other inner components E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 23, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66521-66522]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-25459]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-76-2021]


Application for Expansion Under Alternative Site Framework; 
Foreign-Trade Zone 79--Tampa, Florida

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) 
Board by the City of Tampa, grantee of FTZ 79, requesting authority to 
expand magnet Site 5 of the zone under the alternative site framework 
(ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.2(c)). 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 November 16, 2021.
    The grantee proposes to expand magnet Site 5--Port Tampa Bay, to 
include additional terminal facilities/acreage located within the Port 
Tampa Bay seaport complex. Modified Site 5 will consist of 1,444 acres 
total and will encompass the following: Hookers Point

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terminal complex (769 acres), 2002 Maritime Blvd., Tampa; East Port 
terminal complex (61 acres), 3409 Causeway Blvd., Tampa; Pendola Point 
terminal complex (195 acres), 4808 Pendola Point Rd., Tampa; Port 
Redwing/South Bay terminal complex (344 acres), 6059 Diana Almeida Rd., 
Gibonston; Port Sutton terminal complex (21 acres), 3420 Port Sutton 
Rd., Tampa; and, Port Ybor terminal complex (54 acres), 801 South 20th 
Street, Tampa. The application indicates that the proposed expanded 
site is located within the Tampa U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
port of entry.
    In accordance with the FTZ Board's regulations, Christopher Kemp 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 January 24, 
2022. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the 
foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period 
to February 7, 2022.
    A copy of the application will be available for public inspection 
in the ``Online FTZ Information Section'' section of the FTZ Board's 
website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. Additional 
information regarding FTZ 79 is available via the FTZ Board's website.
    For further information, contact Christopher Kemp at 
[email protected].

    Dated: November 17, 2021.
Camille R. Evans,
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-25459 Filed 11-22-21; 8:45 am]
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