Foreign-Trade Zones Board 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Foreign-Trade Zone 158Vicksburg/Jackson, MS; Application for Expansion
Document Number: C1-2010-31877
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zones in the United States
Document Number: 2010-32940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
The Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) proposes to amend its regulations, and invites public comment on these proposed amendments. Through this action, the Board proposes to amend the substantive and procedural rules for the authorization of Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs or zones) and the regulation of zone activity. The purpose of zones as stated in the Foreign-Trade Zones Act (FTZ Act or the Act) is to ``expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and other purposes.'' The regulations proposed here provide the legal framework for accomplishing this purpose in the context of evolving U.S. economic and trade policy, and economic factors relating to international competition. The changes are comprehensive and the proposed action constitutes a major revision. These revisions encompass changes related to manufacturing and value-added activity, as well as new rules designed to address compliance with the Act's requirement for a grantee to provide uniform treatment for the users of a zone. The new rules should improve flexibility for U.S.-based operations, particularly for most circumstances involving exports; enhance clarity; and strengthen compliance and enforcement. The revisions would also reorganize the regulations in the interest of ease-of-use and transparency.
Foreign-Trade Zone 158-Vicksburg/Jackson, MI, Application for Expansion
Document Number: 2010-31877
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone-Terrebonne Parish, LA; Under Alternative Site Framework; Application Filed
Document Number: 2010-31223
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 26 Under Alternative Site Framework, Atlanta, GA
Document Number: 2010-31108
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 214-Lenoir County, North Carolina Site Renumbering Notice
Document Number: 2010-31107
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 86-Tacoma, WA Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework
Document Number: 2010-31104
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 238-Dublin, VA Site Renumbering Notice
Document Number: 2010-31103
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 207-Richmond, VA Site Renumbering Notice
Document Number: 2010-31098
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 138 Under Alternative Site Framework, Columbus, OH, Area
Document Number: 2010-30665
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 152 Under Alternative Site Framework Burns Harbor, IN
Document Number: 2010-29835
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reissuance of the Subzone Grant of Authority for Subzone 70M, General Motors Corporation, Lansing, MI
Document Number: 2010-29832
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Adopted Adjustments to Alternative Site Framework
Document Number: 2010-29396
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
The Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board has adopted minor adjustments to its practice pertaining to the alternative site framework (ASF) originally adopted by the Board in December 2008 (74 FR 1170, 01/12/09; correction 74 FR 3987, 01/22/09) as an option for grantees to designate and manage their general-purpose FTZ sites. The adjustments stem from a staff proposal published in August 2010 (75 FR 46916, 8/4/2010). The adopted adjustments take into account comments received on the staff proposal. The comments received on the staff proposal and the FTZ Staff's analysis pertaining to the comments and the proposed adjustments are contained in a staff report available in the ``Reading Room'' section of the FTZ Board's Web site, which can be accessed via http:// www.trade.gov/ftz. The two adjustments proposed by the staff and adopted by the Board are summarized as follows: (1) Eliminate the site-specific allotment of a given grantee's 2,000-acre activation limit (including for FTZs already reorganized or with applications pending for reorganization under the ASF). Replace the site-specific allotment with a procedureonce the Online FTZ Information System (OFIS) currently under development is available and appropriate training has been provided to granteeswhereby the grantees use the OFIS online system to update information on each site's activated space. (2) For ASF applications, allow two general options for documentation pertaining to jurisdictions (ordinarily counties) within the service area: (a) Submitting letters from appropriate county officials acknowledging the proposed inclusion of their counties in the service area of the zone, and presenting their views on the proposal; or, (b) In the absence of letters from appropriate county officials, submission of evidence that appropriate officials of the affected counties were notified of the proposal and were provided information on how they could submit comments to the FTZ Board regarding the proposal. For this option, a grantee should be required to use standard language provided by the FTZ Board staff, thereby ensuring that clear explanation and instructions were given to appropriate officials of the affected counties. In the absence of governments at the county level, the publication of local public notice regarding the application should allow a full range of appropriate local public officials to be informed of the application and to submit comments if they wish to do so. However, if a grantee will be relying on the publication of local public notice due to an absence of governments at the county level, the grantee should explain that situation within the body of the ``application letter'' signed by an authorized grantee official. In response to a comment received, the FTZ Board has also adopted a recommendation to clarify that a site can be designated as Usage-Driven so long at the site falls within the grantee's service area (i.e., meets the standard general-purpose FTZ adjacency requirement), has appropriate zoning (i.e., can accommodate the types of uses ordinarily associated with general-purpose FTZ activity) and is tied to a single operator's or user's use.
Site Renumbering Notice; Foreign-Trade Zone 29-Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2010-29383
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 78-Nashville, TN; Application for Expansion
Document Number: 2010-28573
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 70; Detroit, Michigan
Document Number: 2010-28165
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 125 Under Alternative Site Framework; South Bend, Indiana
Document Number: 2010-28163
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 102-St. Louis, MO; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework
Document Number: 2010-27079
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 38 Under Alternative Site Framework Spartanburg County, SC
Document Number: 2010-26282
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone-Greenup and Boyd Counties, Kentucky; Application and Public Hearing
Document Number: 2010-26420
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 75 under Alternative Site Framework; Phoenix, AZ
Document Number: 2010-26414
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization and Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 5 Under Alternative Site Framework; Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2010-26409
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 3 Under Alternative Site Framework; San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2010-26407
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization/Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 196 Under Alternative Site Framework Fort Worth, TX
Document Number: 2010-26275
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 86-Tacoma, WA; Site Renumbering Notice
Document Number: 2010-26064
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 51-Duluth, MN; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework
Document Number: 2010-25225
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 113 Under Alternative Site Framework; Ellis County, TX
Document Number: 2010-25222
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 114-Peoria, IL Site Renumbering Notice
Document Number: 2010-24035
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 189-Kent/Ottawa/Muskegon Counties, Michigan Site Renumbering Notice
Document Number: 2010-24033
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board