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[Federal Register: September 23, 1994]


Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 30-94]

Foreign-Trade Zone 73--BWI Airport, MD; Application for Subzone
Status Rotorex Company, Inc. (Rotary Compressors) Walkersville, MD

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Maryland Department of Transportation, grantee of
FTZ 73, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the rotary
compressor manufacturing plant of the Rotorex Company, Inc. (RCI)
(subsidiary of NYCOR, Inc.), located in Walkersville, Maryland. 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 filed on September 6,
    The RCI plant (210,000 sq. ft. on 18 acres) is located at 8301-B
Retreat Road in Walkersville (Frederick County), Maryland, about 55
miles northwest of Washington, DC. The facility is used to produce
rolling piston rotary pumps and compressors for R-22 unitary heat pumps
and air conditioners (ranging from 5,000 to 18,000 BTUs) (duty rate--
3.4%). Components and materials purchased from abroad (some 8% of total
value) include: ferrous/non-ferrous powder metal stampings/valves/
overloads, accumulators, copper discharge tubes, valves, gray iron
castings, hermetic motors, capacitors, start assists, and terminals
(duty rate range: 0.7-11.2%).
    Zone procedures would exempt RCI from Customs duty payments on the
foreign components used in export production. On its domestic sales,
RCI would be able to choose the duty rate that applies to finished
rotary compressors and pumps (3.4%) for the foreign components noted
above. The application indicates that the savings from zone procedures
would help improve the company's international competitiveness.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ
Staff has been appointed examiner to investigate the application and
report to the Board.
    Public comment on the application is invited from interested
parties. Submissions (original and three copies) shall be addressed to
the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing
period for their receipt is November 22, 1994. Rebuttal comments in
response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be
submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to December 6, 1994.
    A copy of the application and the accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

U.S. Export Assistance Center, World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt Street,
Suite 2432, Baltimore, MD 21202
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S.
Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue,
NW., Washington, DC 20230

    Dated: September 9, 1994.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 94-23645 Filed 9-22-94; 8:45 am]