[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 12887-12888]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5387]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

15 CFR Part 400

[Docket No. 090210156-0416-01]
RIN 0625-AA81


Foreign-Trade Zones in the United States

AGENCY: Foreign-Trade Zones Board, International Trade Administration, 
Commerce.

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On December 30, 2010, the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register and invited 
comment. The Board's proposed rule would amend the substantive and 
procedural rules for the authorization of Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs or 
zones) and the regulation of zone activity. Specifically, the proposed 
rule contains changes related to manufacturing and value-added activity 
in zones, as well as new rules designed to address compliance with the 
Act's requirement that a grantee provide uniform treatment for all 
users of a zone. The current comment period is open through April 8, 
2011. The Board hereby extends the comment period to May 26, 2011. 
Additionally, the Board will accept reply comments that are filed by 
June 27, 2011.

DATES: The public comment period on the proposed rule published at 75 
FR 82340-82362, December 30, 2010, will be extended from the original 
due date of April 8, 2011. Comments must be received on or before May 
26, 2011. The FTZ Board also invites reply comments addressing comments 
submitted pertaining to the proposed regulations; the deadline for 
reply comments will be June 27, 2011.

ADDRESSES: All comments must be submitted through the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://

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www.Regulations.gov, Docket No. ITA-2010-0012, unless the commenter 
does not have access to the internet. Commenters that do not have 
access to the internet may submit their comments by mail or hand 
delivery/courier. All comments should be addressed to Andrew McGilvray, 
Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Room 2111, Washington, DC 20230.
    All comments received are a part of the public record and will 
generally be posted to http://www.Regulations.gov without change. All 
Personal Identifying Information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily 
submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit 
Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected 
information, as such information may become part of the public record.
    The FTZ Board will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in required 
fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic 
comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or 
Adobe portable document file (pdf) formats only. All comments to 
Regulations.gov must be submitted into Docket Number ITA-2010-0012, and 
comments should refer to RIN 0625-AA81. The public record concerning 
these regulations will be maintained in the Office of the Executive 
Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Room 2111, Washington, DC 20230. Written public comments will be 
available at the facility in accordance with 15 CFR part 4 and may also 
be available electronically over the internet via http://www.trade.gov/ftz or http://www.Regulations.gov. Questions may be directed to the 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board staff by calling (202) 482-2862 or via e-mail 
to ftz@trade.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary, 
Foreign Trade Zones Board, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 2111, 
Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-2862 or Matthew Walden, Senior 
Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 4610, 
Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-2963.

    Dated: March 3, 2011.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Chairman, 
Committee of Alternates, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
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