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[Federal Register: November 14, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 219)]
[Page 57216]
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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 70-95]

Foreign-Trade Zone 83--Huntsville, AL; Application for Subzone
Status, MagneTek, Inc., Plant (Fluorescent Ballasts and Components),
Madison, AL

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority, grantee
of FTZ 83, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the electronic
fluorescent lighting ballasts and components manufacturing facility of
MagneTek, Inc., located in Madison, 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 November 3, 1995.
    The plant (80,000 sq.ft. on 36 acres) is located at 1430 Wall-
Triana Highway in Madison (Madison County), Alabama, some 12 miles
southwest of Huntsville. The facility (484 employees) is used to
produce electronic fluorescent lighting ballasts (HTS# 8504.10.00) and
related printed circuit assemblies (HTS# 8504.90.60). The electronic
ballasts are used in the manufacture of commercial fluorescent lighting
equipment. Components and materials sourced from abroad (about 20% of
finished product value) include: wire, capacitors, resistors, diodes,
semiconductors, printed and integrated circuits, switches, fuses,
insulators, voltage limiters, surge suppressors, transformers,
rectifiers, inductors, thermostats, flux, solder bars, and tape (duty
rate range: free  9.8%).
    Zone procedures would exempt MagneTek from Customs duty payments on
the foreign components used in export production. On its domestic
sales, the company would be able to choose the lower duty rate that
apply to finished electronic fluorescent lighting ballasts and printed
circuit assemblies (3.0%) for the foreign inputs noted above. The
application indicates that the savings from zone procedures would help
improve the plant's international competitiveness.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ
Staff has been designated 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 January 16, 1996. Rebuttal comments in
response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be
submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to January 29, 1996).
    A copy of the application and the accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

Office of the Port Director, U.S. Customs Service, Suite 204, 2850
Wall-Triana Highway, Huntsville, AL 35824
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S.
Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW., Washington, DC 20230

    Dated: November 3, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-28092 Filed 11-13-95; 8:45 am]