[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 106 (Monday, June 3, 2013)]
[Pages 33051-33052]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13091]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board


Notification of Proposed Production Activity, The Gas Company, 
LLC dba Hawai'i Gas, Subzone 9F (Synthetic Natural Gas), Kapolei, 

    The Gas Company, LLC dba Hawai'i Gas (Hawai'i Gas), operator of 
Subzone 9F, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to 
the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board for their facility in Kapolei, 
Hawaii. The notification conforming to the requirements of the 
regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 22, 
    The subzone currently has authority to produce synthetic natural 
gas, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, hydrocarbon gas mixtures and zinc 
sulfide using certain foreign-status feedstocks produced within Subzone 
9A. The current request would allow Hawai'i Gas to admit the feedstocks 
listed below from any source in foreign status. Pursuant to 15 CFR 
400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status 
materials and components and specific finished

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products described in the submitted notification (as described below) 
and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board.
    Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Hawai'i Gas from 
customs duty payments on the foreign status components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, Hawai'i Gas would be able to choose 
the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to synthetic 
natural gas, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, hydrocarbon gas mixtures and 
zinc sulfide (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 3.7%) 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: mixtures 
of light petroleum derivative hydrocarbons, including medium to light 
naphthas; and, crude petroleum oils in the form of natural gas 
condensates (duty rate 10.5[cent]/barrel).
    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 July 15, 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 Elizabeth Whiteman at 
Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482-0473.

    Dated: May 24, 2013.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-13091 Filed 5-31-13; 8:45 am]