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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                            Foreign-Trade Zone Board 
 
                                [Order No. 161] 
 
                                  45 FR 52189 
 
                                 August 6, 1980 
 

Resolution and Order Approving Application of the Port of Portland, Oreg. 
for a Foreign-Trade Subzone in Portland; Proceedings of the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Board, Washington, D.C. 

TEXT: Resolution and order 

   Pursuant to the authority granted in the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 
June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-18u), the Foreign-Trade Zones 
Board has adopted the following Resolution and Order: 

   The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:  

   After consideration of the application of the Port of Portland, Oregon, 
Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 45, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones 
Board (the Board) on May 30, 1979, as amended on February 29, 1980, 
requesting authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the Beall 
Pipe and Tank Corporation facility, located at 12005 North Burgard Road in 
Portland, within the Columbia River Customs port of entry, for the purpose 
of storing imported steel coil and for the manufacture of electric 
resistance and spiral welded steel pipe for export, the Board, finding 
that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended, and the 
Board's regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public 
interest, approves the application.  
 
   The Grantee shall notify the Board's Executive Secretary for approval 
prior to he commencement of any additional manufacturing operations at 
the subzone site. The Secretary of Commerce, as Chairman and Executive 
Officer of the Board, is hereby authorized to issue a grant of authority 
and appropriate Board Order.  
 
   Grant To Establish, Operate, and Maintain a Foreign-Trade Subzone at 
Portland, Oreg. 
 
   Whereas, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act "To 
provide for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of foreign-trade 
zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage 
foreign commerce, and for other purposes," as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u) 
(the Act), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) is authorized and 
empowered to grant to corporations the privilege of establishing, 
operating, and maintaining foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to ports of 
entry under the jurisdiction of the United States;  

   Whereas, the Board's regulations provide (15 CFR 400.304) that the 
establishment of a foreign-trade subzone in an area separate from an 
existing zone, for one or more of the specialized purposes of storing, 
manipulating, manufacturing, or exhibiting goods may be authorized if the 
Board finds that existing or authorized zones will not serve adequately 
the convenience of commerce with respect to the proposed purposes; 

   Whereas, the Port of Portland, Oregon, Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 
No. 45 (the Grantee), has made application (filed May 30, 1979, amended 
February 29, 1980) in due and proper form to the Board for the 
establishment, operation, and maintenance of a foreign-trade subzone at 
the Beall Pipe and Tank Corporation facility, located at 12005 North 
Burgard Road in Portland, Oregon, for the purposes of storing imported 
steel coil, and for the manufacture of electric resistance and spiral 
welded steel pipe for export only;  
 
   Whereas, notice of said application has been given and published, and 
full opportunity has been afforded all interested parties to be heard;  

   Whereas, the Board has found that the proposed location of the 
foreign-trade subzone in Portland is suitable, and the facilities provided 
are sufficient; and  
 
   Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Act, as amended, and the Board's regulations are satisfied, and 
that the proposal is in the public interest; 

   Now, Therefore, the Board hereby grants to the Grantee the privilege 
of establishing, operating, and maintaining a foreign-trade subzone for 
the above purposes, designated on the records of the Board as 
Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 45A, at the location mentioned above and more 
particularly described on the maps and drawings accompanying the 
application, said grant being subject to the provisions, conditions, and 
restrictions of the Act and the Regulations issued thereunder, to the same 
extent as though the same were fully set forth herein, and also to the 
following express conditions and limitations:  

   Operation of the foreign-trade subzone shall be commenced by the 
Grantee within a reasonable time from the date of issuance of the grant, 
and prior thereto, the Grantee shall obtain all necessary permits from 
Federal, State, and municipal authorities. 
 
   The Grantee shall allow officers and employees of the United States 
free and unrestricted access to and throughout the foreign-trade subzone 
in the performance of their official duties. 

   The Grantee shall notify the Executive Secretary of the Board for 
approval prior to the commencement of any manufacturing operation within 
the subzone other than that of electric resistance and spiral welded 
steel pipe for export.  

   The grant shall not be construed to relieve the Grantee or operator 
from liability for injury or damage to the person or property of others 
occasioned by the construction, operation, or maintenance of said subzone, 
and in no event shall the United States be liable therefor. 
 
   The grant is further subject to settlement locally by the District 
Director of Customs and District Army Engineer with the Grantee regarding 
compliance with their respective requirements for the protection of the 
revenue of the United States and the installation of suitable facilities. 

   In Witness Whereof, the Foreign-Trade Zones Board has caused its name 
to be signed and its seal to be affixed hereto by its Chairman and 
Executive Officer at Washington, D.C., this 31st day of July 1980, 
pursuant to Order of the Board. Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
 
 
Philip W. Klutznick, 

   Chairman and Executive Officer. 
 
   Attest. 

John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 

   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 80-23693 Filed 8-5-80; 8:45 am]