An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by Ontario County, New York, to establish a foreign-trade zone in Ontario County, adjacent to the Rochester CBP port of entry, under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new “subzones” or “usage-driven” FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee's “service area” in the context of the FTZ Board's standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone project. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on August 22, 2013. The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under Chapter 190, Laws of New York 2013, Section 224-28.
The proposed zone would be the third zone for the Rochester CBP port of entry. The existing zones are as follows: FTZ 141, Monroe County (Grantee: County of Monroe, Board Order 355, April 2, 1987); and, FTZ 284, Genesee County (Grantee: Genesee Gateway Local Development Corporation, Board Order 1865, December 4, 2012).
The applicant's proposed service area under the ASF would be Ontario, Wayne, Seneca, Yates, Steuben and Livingston Counties, New York. If approved, the applicant would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies' needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is adjacent to the Rochester Customs and Border Protection port of entry.
The applicant is requesting approval of an initial subzone for Crosman Corporation under the ASF with the following sites: Proposed Site 1 (49.69 acres)—7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, Ontario County; and, Proposed Site 2 (4.41 acres) 1360 County Road #8, Farmington, Ontario County. Specific production approvals are not being sought at this time. Such requests would be made to the FTZ Board on a case-by-case basis.
In accordance with the FTZ Board's regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the FTZ Board.
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 October 28, 2013. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to November 12, 2013.
A copy of the application 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 Start Printed Page 53128“Reading Room” section of the FTZ Board's Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482-0473.
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Dated: August 22, 2013.
[FR Doc. 2013-21030 Filed 8-27-13; 8:45 am]
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