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Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.; Subzone 29F (Automotive Battery Management Systems); Harrodsburg, Kentucky

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Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.; Subzone 29F (Automotive Battery Management Systems); Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Andrew McGilvray
Federal Highway Administration
May 28, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 102 (Thursday, May 28, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30434-30435]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-12927]


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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[B-34-2015]


Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Hitachi Automotive 
Systems Americas, Inc.; Subzone 29F (Automotive Battery Management 
Systems); Harrodsburg, Kentucky

    The Louisville and Jefferson County Riverport Authority, grantee of 
FTZ 29, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the 
FTZ Board on behalf of Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. 
(HIAMS-HK), operator of Subzone 29F, at its facilities located in 
Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The notification conforming to the requirements 
of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on May 
5, 2015.
    HIAMS-HK already has authority to produce various automotive 
components, including electric-hybrid drive systems, mass air sensors, 
throttle bodies and chambers, starter motors, motor/generator units, 
alternators, distributors, static converters, inverter modules, rotors/
stators, batteries, ignition coils, sensors and modules, fuel 
injectors, emissions control equipment, valves, pumps, and electronic 
control units for engines and transmissions within Subzone 29F. The 
current request would add a new finished product (automotive battery 
management systems) and foreign components to the scope of authority. 
Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the 
specific foreign-status 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 HIAMS-HK from customs 
duty payments on the foreign status components used in export 
production. On its domestic sales, HIAMS-HK would be able to choose the 
duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to automotive 
battery management systems (1.7%) for the foreign status inputs noted 
below and in the existing scope of authority. Customs duties also could 
possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment.

[[Page 30435]]

    The components sourced from abroad are: Battery management covers 
and bases (duty rate--1.7%).
    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 July 7, 2015.
    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: May 20, 2015.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-12927 Filed 5-27-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P

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