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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 165] 
 
                                  45 FR 71408 
 
                                October 28, 1980 
 

Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Commercial 
Development Co. of Puerto Rico for a Foreign-Trade Zone in Guaynabo, P.R., 
Within the San Juan Customs Port of Entry 

TEXT: Proceedings of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Washington, D.C., 
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-81u), 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 Commercial Development 
Company of Puerto Rico, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) on April 7, 1980 requesting a grant of authority for establishing, 
operating, and maintaining a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Guaynabo, 
Puerto Rico, within the San Juan Customs port of entry, 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. 

   As the proposal involves open space on which buildings may be 
constructed by parties other than the grantee, this approval includes 
authority to the grantee to permit the erection of such buildings, 
pursuant to Section 400.815 of the Board's regulations, as are necessary 
to carry out the zone proposal, providing that prior to its granting such 
permission it shall have the concurrences of the local District Director 
of Customs, the U.S. Army District Engineer, when appropriate, and the 
Board's Executive Secretary. Further, the grantee shall notify the Board's 
Executive Secretary for approval prior to the commencement of any 
manufacturing operation within the zone. 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 Zone in the 
City of Guaynabo, P.R., Within the San Juan Customs Port of Entry  

   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 Commercial Development Company of Puerto Rico (the Grantee) 
has made application (filed on April 7, 1980) in due and proper form to 
the Board, requesting the establishment, operation and maintenance of a 
foreign-trade zone in the City of Guaynabo, within the San Juan Customs 
port of entry;  

   Whereas, notice of said application has been given and published, and 
full opportunity has been afforded all interested parties to be heard; and

   Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Act and the 
Board's Regulations (15 CFR Part 400) are satisfied; 
 
   Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants to the Grantee the privilege of 
establishing, operating, and maintaining a foreign-trade zone, designated 
on the records of the Board as Zone No. 61 at the location mentioned above 
and more particularly described on the maps and drawings accompanying the 
application in Exhibits IX and X, 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 zone 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 zone 
sites 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 operations within 
the zone.  

   The grant shall not be construed to relieve the Grantee from liability 
for injury or damage to the person or property of others occasioned by 
the construction, operation, or maintenance of said zone, 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 the Army District 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 20th day of October 1980, 
pursuant to Order of the Board. 

 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
 

Homer E. Moyer, Jr., 

   Acting Chairman and Executive Officer. 

   Attest: 

 
John J. DaPonte, Jr., 

   Executive Secretary. 
[FR Doc. 80-33451 Filed 10-27-80; 8:45 am]