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[Federal Register: March 18, 1994]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 8-94]

Foreign-Trade Zone 82--Mobile, AL Application for Subzone Status
Peavey Electronics Corporation Plant (Electronic Audio/Acoustical
Products) Foley, AL

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the City of Mobile, grantee of FTZ 82, requesting
special-purpose subzone status for the electronic audio and acoustical
products manufacturing plant of the Peavey Electronics Corporation
(PEC), located in Foley, Alabama. 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 March 3, 1994. An application for
subzone status at PEC's Meridian, Mississippi, facilities is pending
with the FTZ Board (FTZ Doc. 47-93, 58 FR 46628, 9-2-93).
    PEC's Foley plant (10 acres) is located at 410 East Section Avenue,
within the Foley Industrial Park, Foley (Baldwin County), Alabama, some
35 miles southeast of Mobile. The facility (90 employees) is used to
produce a variety of electronic hi-fidelity audio and acoustical
products for the U.S. market and export, including amplifiers,
loudspeakers, musical instrument processors, mixers, microphones,
musical instruments (guitars, keyboards), public address systems,
lighting equipment, and related accessories. Components and materials
purchased from abroad include: loudspeaker parts, diodes, capacitors,
resistors, printed circuit boards, electric motors, musical instrument
parts, and wiring harnesses (duty rate range: free--10.0%).
    Zone procedures would exempt PEC from Customs duty payments on the
foreign components used in export production. On its domestic sales,
PEC would be able to choose the duty rates that apply to finished
electronic audio and acoustical products (5% average rate) 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 May 17, 1994. Rebuttal comments in response
to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted
during the subsequent 15-day period to June 1, 1994.
    A copy of the application and the accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

Office of the District Director, U.S. Customs Service, 150 North Royal,
Mobile, AL 36602
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: March 6, 1994.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 94-6437 Filed 3-17-94; 8:45 am]