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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 226-Merced County, California; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Brake Parts Inc; (Automotive Parts Kitting); Patterson, California

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Brake Parts Inc (BPI) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Patterson, California, within FTZ 226. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on November 30, 2016.

The BPI facility is located within Site 14 of FTZ 226. The facility is used for the kitting of aftermarket automotive parts. 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 BPI from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, BPI would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to master cylinder kits, brake drum kits, brake pad kits, brake shoe kits and brake caliper kits (duty rate ranges from free to 2.5%) 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: Rubber O-rings; rubber seals; rubber brake components; paperboard corrugated Start Printed Page 88212boxes; steel hex bolts; steel bolts; steel brake clips; galvanized cast iron brake brackets; master cylinders; brake drums; brake pads; brake shoes; and, wheel cylinders (duty rate ranges from free to 2.5%).

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 January 17, 2017.

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​ftz.

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Christopher Kemp at or (202) 482-0862.

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Dated: December 1, 2016.

Andrew McGilvray,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2016-29349 Filed 12-6-16; 8:45 am]