Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 26-Atlanta, Georgia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Patterson Pump Company (Specialty Pumps), Toccoa, Georgia

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 175 (Tuesday, September 10, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 10, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47480-47481]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19508]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[B-53-2019]
Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 26--Atlanta, Georgia; Notification of
Proposed Production Activity; Patterson Pump Company (Specialty Pumps),
Toccoa, Georgia
    Patterson Pump Company (Patterson) submitted a notification of
proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in
Toccoa, Georgia. The notification conforming to the requirements of the
regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on August 29,
2019.
    The applicant has submitted a separate application for FTZ
designation at the company's facility under FTZ 26. The facility is
used for the production of specialty pumps for the fire, municipal,
industrial, flood-control, plumbing, and HVAC markets. Pursuant to 15
CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-
status materials and components and specific finished products
described in the submitted notification (as described below) and
subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Patterson from customs
duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export
production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/
components noted below, Patterson would be able to choose the duty
rates during customs entry procedures that apply to fire pumps; HVAC
pumps; custom pumps; liquid elevators; cast stainless steel pump
components; cast bronze pump components; valve parts including gaskets,
O-rings, springs, and fittings; pump control cabinets less than and
greater than 1,000 volts with motor controls; pump control cabinets
less than and greater than 1,000 volts with programmable logic
controls; pump control cabinets less than and greater than 1,000 volts;
control cabinet parts including fuses and relays; stainless steel pump
parts including impellers; ductile iron pump cases; cast iron pump
cases; stainless steel impellers; cast iron pump cases; steel shaft
couplings; brass pump castings; complete pump systems with motors; and,
custom metal fabrications including stainless steel gas turbine parts
and frames (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6.6%). Patterson 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 components and materials sourced from abroad include: Bronze
and brass castings; steel castings; steel pump shims; stainless steel
pump shims; centrifugal water pumps; cast stainless steel pump casings
and impellers; cast brass/bronze pump casings and impellers; bronze
pressure reducing valves; ductile iron pressure reducing valves; cast
iron pressure reducing valves; brass check valves; iron and steel check
valves; ductile iron pressure relief valves; brass hose valves; bronze
air relief valves; stainless steel air relief valves; valve parts
including gaskets, O-rings, springs, and threaded connectors; pump
control cabinets less than and greater than 1,000 volts with motor
controls; pump control cabinets less than and greater than 1,000 volts
with programmable logic controls; pump control cabinets less than and
greater than 1,000 volts; control cabinet parts including fuses and
relays; stainless steel pump shafts, sleeves, rings and impellers;
liquid elevating pumps; ductile iron pump cases; cast iron pump cases;
cast iron suction diffusers; stainless steel impellers; carbide steel
mechanical seals for pumps; cast iron valves; cast iron pump cases;
steel shaft couplings; brass pump castings; cast iron pump cases;
ductile iron pump cases; centrifugal water pumps with motors; and,
stainless steel gas turbine frames, rings and, clamps (duty rate ranges
from duty-free to 6.6%). The request indicates that certain materials/
components are subject to special duties under Section 232 of the
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Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 232) and Section 301 of the Trade
Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The
applicable Section 232 and 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 October 21,
2019.
    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 Christopher Wedderburn at
[email protected] or (202) 482-1963.
    Dated: September 3, 2019.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-19508 Filed 9-9-19; 8:45 am]
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