[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Pages 5773-5774]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01696]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board


Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Generac Power 
Systems, Inc., Subzone 41J, (Generators, Pressure Washers, Engines and 
Other Related Components), Whitewater, Edgerton and Jefferson, WI

    The Port of Milwaukee, grantee of FTZ 41, submitted a notification 
of proposed production activity on behalf of Generac Power Systems, 
Inc. (Generac), operator of Subzone 41J. The notification conforming to 
the requirements of the regulations of the Board (15 CFR 400.22) was 
received on January 14, 2013.
    The Generac facilities are located at three sites in Whitewater, 
Edgerton and Jefferson, Wisconsin. The facilities are used for the 
production of generators, pressure washers, engines and other related 
components. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b)4 of the regulations, 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 Generac from customs 
duty payments on the foreign status components used in export 
production (15% of annual shipments). On its domestic sales, Generac 
would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures 
that apply to generators, power washers, and other related components, 
including engines,

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transfer switches, panel boards and modules, harnesses, cables and 
cords (duty rates range from free to 3.5%) for the foreign status 
inputs noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or 
reduced on foreign status production equipment.
    Components and materials sourced from abroad include: Lubricating 
oil; paints and varnishes; adhesives/glues; steel reinforced hose; hose 
fittings; tape; articles of plastic, including bags; caps; o-rings and 
assemblies; articles of rubber; including hoses reinforced with 
textiles, V-belts, pneumatic tires for industrial machines, O-rings, 
gasket seals, rubber parts and vibration maintenance kits; wood 
pallets; alcohol wipes; cardboard boxes/liners; printed labels; cards; 
manuals/manual kits; brochures; laminated phenolic blocks; hose screen; 
sand paper; exhaust blankets; woven mesh screen; articles of steel 
(rods, shapes, pipes, brackets, supports, mounts, covers, plates, 
frames, fittings, sleeves, flanges, brackets, elbow couplings, tanks 
caps/lids, fuel tanks, and hardware); brass fittings; copper clamps and 
ring assemblies; articles of aluminum (backed foil, spacers, supports, 
covers, stops, adapters, extrusions and miscellaneous parts); hand 
tools; lock sets; latches; keys; engines and related parts; pumps and 
related parts; fans and related parts; turbochargers; heat exchangers; 
CAC assemblies; oil/fuel filters; air/oil separation equipment; air 
filters/elements; catalytic converters; pressure washers; water jet 
project machines and parts; bearings; camshafts/crankshafts; bearing 
housings; gear pumps; gear boxes/speed changers; flywheels; pulleys; 
belt tensioners; gaskets; machine parts (muffler supports, brackets, 
and assemblies); electric motors; generators and related parts; 
transformers; static converters; unmagnetized ferrite ceramic; 
solenoids; batteries; spark plugs; ignition coils; starter motors; 
voltage regulators; igniters; engine starters; visual signaling 
equipment; de-icing heaters; electrical heating resistor kits; display 
panels; sound signaling apparatus; printed circuit assemblies; AC line 
filters; dielectric items of paper/plastic; capacitors; circuit 
breakers; switching apparatus; control panels; transfer switches/panel 
boards; assembly motor steppers; diode rectifiers; wire cable/power 
cords; ceramic insulators; trailer parts; educational display items; 
sensors; gas/smoke analysis apparatus; gas pressure testers; meters; 
thermostats; reusable containers; and test engines and other items 
(duty rates range from free to 10.7%). The request indicates that 
certain radial ball bearings are subject to an antidumping/
countervailing duty (AD/CVD) order. The FTZ regulations (15 CFR 
400.14(e)) require that merchandise subject to AD/CVD actions be 
admitted to the subzone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). 
Generac has indicated that any textile products would be admitted in 
privileged foreign status.
    Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions 
shall be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at the address 
below. The closing period for their receipt is March 11, 2013.
    A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection 
at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230-0002, and in the ``Reading Room'' section of the 
Board's Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz.
    For further information, contact Diane Finver at 
[email protected] (202) 482-1367.

    Dated: January 22, 2013.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-01696 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]