[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 178 (Friday, September 13, 2013)]
[Page 56655]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22031]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board


Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 203--Moses Lake, Washington; 
Notification of Proposed Production Activity; AREVA Inc. (Fuel Rod 
Assemblies); Richland, Washington

    The Moses Lake Public Corporation, grantee of FTZ 203, submitted a 
notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf 
of AREVA Inc. (AREVA), located in Richland, Washington. The 
notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the 
FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on August 29, 2013.
    The AREVA facility is located within Site 4 of FTZ 203. The 
facility is used for the processing of components into fuel rod 
assemblies. 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 AREVA from customs 
duty payments on the foreign status components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, AREVA would be able to choose the 
duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to fuel rod 
assemblies (duty rate--3.3%) 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: Tie 
plates; channels; spacers; end caps; springs; top and bottom nozzles; 
cages; guide tubes; and tubes, bar stocks, wires and plates of 
zirconium (duty rate ranges from 3.3 to 3.7%).
    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 October 23, 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 
[email protected] or (202) 482-0473.

    Dated: August 30, 2013.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-22031 Filed 9-12-13; 8:45 am]