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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 173] 
 
                                  46 FR 18063 
 
                                 March 23, 1981 
 
Approval for Relocation of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 20, From Portsmouth to Suffolk, Va., Adjacent to the Norfolk-Newport News Customs Port of Entry

TEXT: Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the Foreign-Trade Zones Board Regulations (15 CFR Part 400), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following order:

Whereas, the Virginia Port Authority, Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 20, has applied to the Board for authority to relocate its general-purpose zone from Portsmouth to nearby Suffolk, Virginia, adjacent to the Norfolk-Newport News Customs port of entry;

Whereas, the application was accepted for filing on November 25, 1980, and notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register on December 2, 1980 (45 FR 79860);

Whereas, as examiners committee has investigated the application in accordance with the Board's regulations and recommends approval;

Whereas, the proposed relocation is necessary for effective and efficient zone operations in the area; 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 approval of the application is in the public interest;

Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders:

That the Grantee is authorized to relocate its zone from Portsmouth to Suffolk, Virginia, in accordance with the application filed November 25, 1980. The Grantee shall notify the Executive Secretary of the Board for approval prior to the commencement of any manufacturing operation within the new site. The authority given in this Order is subject to settlement locally by the District Director of Customs and the District Army Engineer regarding compliance with their respective requirements relating to foreign-trade zones.

Signed at Washington, D.C. this 16th day of March 1981.

Malcolm Baldrige,

Secretary of Commerce, Chairman and Executive Officer, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

Attest:

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 81-8768 Filed 3-20-81; 8:45 am]