[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 24, 2013)]
[Page 24158]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09698]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 75-Phoenix, Arizona; Notification of 
Proposed Production Activity; Orbital Sciences Corporation (Satellites 
and Spacecraft Launch Vehicles); Gilbert, Arizona

    The City of Phoenix, grantee of FTZ 75, submitted a notification of 
proposed production activity on behalf of Orbital Sciences Corporation 
(OSC), located in Gilbert, Arizona. The notification conforming to the 
requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was 
received on April 2, 2013.
    The OSC facility is located within Site 10 of FTZ 75. The facility 
is used for the production of satellites and spacecraft launch 
vehicles. 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 OSC from customs duty 
payments on the foreign status materials and components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, OSC would be able to choose the duty 
rate during customs entry procedures that applies to satellites and 
spacecraft launch vehicles (free) for the foreign status inputs noted 
below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on 
foreign status production equipment.
    The components and materials sourced from abroad include: 
Pyrotechnic detonators/fuses/bolt cutters; plastic tapes; thermal 
tubes; polyethylene films (ballotini); insulation (kapton) films; 
thermal isolator washers; articles of rubber (rings, seals); flight 
cases; insulation and insulation mats; cable restraints; pipelines; 
filters; graphite panels; optic solar reflectors; mirrors; fiberglass 
sheeting and tape; articles of steel (wire, adapters, flanges, hoses, 
plugs, fittings, couplers, springs, shims, cradles, turnbuckles, 
bushings); fasteners; articles of copper (wire, shims, nozzles); 
articles of aluminum (covers, reflectors, shims); hydraulic 
positioners; flange assemblies; pumps and pumping systems; manifolds; 
air dryers; fuel scales and systems; instruments; telemetry units; 
computer processors; automated test systems; storage drives; insulated 
pipes; metal adapters/gaskets/seals; solar drives; power supplies; 
batteries; heating elements; radio reception/transmission devices; 
avionics; power blocks; inverters; converters; telemetry components; 
antennae; receivers; electrical components; printed-circuit boards/
panels; test/measurement equipment; radiation detectors; solar arrays; 
transformers; magnetometers; attenuators; wiring/cable harnesses; fiber 
optic cables; optical and electrical sensors; power meters; gauges; 
interferometers; shock recorders; expulsion panels; and monitoring 
systems (duty rate ranges from free to 20%). Inputs included in certain 
textile categories (classified within HTSUS Subheadings 5601.21, 
5607.50) will be admitted to the zone under privileged foreign status 
(19 CFR 146.41) or domestic (duty paid) status (19 CFR 146.43), thereby 
precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items.
    Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions 
shall be addressed to the FTZ Board's Executive Secretary at the 
address below. The closing period for their receipt is June 3, 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 
FTZ Board's Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz.
    For further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov 
or (202) 482-1378.

    Dated: April 17, 2013.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-09698 Filed 4-23-13; 8:45 am]