Tuesday, March 4, 2014

FTZ Application to Extend Production Authority at Mitsubishi's Carbon Fiber Facility in Sacramento

Production authority and subzone status were approved at the facilities of Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc. (MRCFC) for a period of five years, until May 7, 2014 (Board Order 1620, May 7, 2009; 74 FR 24798, 5/26/2009). The current application is requesting to extend indefinitely FTZ authority to produce carbon fiber from foreign-status polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor (B-54-2012, 77 FR 45575-44575, 8/1/2012).

On February 21, 2014, MRCFC made a submission to the FTZ Board that included new evidence in response to the examiner's preliminary recommendation for export only authority. Public comment is invited on MRCFC's new submission through April 3, 2014. Rebuttal comments may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period, until April 18, 2014.

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