DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Order No. 190]
47 FR 16191
April 15, 1982
Resolution and Order Approving Applications of Metropolitan-Nashville
Davidson County Port Authority for a Foreign-Trade Zone and Subzone In the
Nashville Customs Port of Entry Area
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 applications of the Metropolitan-Nashville
Davidson County Port Authority, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) on November 6 and December 18, 1981, requesting a grant of
authority for establishing, operating, and maintaining a general-purpose
foreign-trade zone in Nashville and a special-purpose subzone at the truck
manufacturing facility of Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation U.S.A. in
Smyrna, Tennessee, within and adjacent to the Nashville 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 applications.
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 @ 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.
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Washington, D.C.
Grant; To Establish, Operate, and Maintain a Foreign-Trade Zone and
Subzone in the Nashville, Tenn. Customs Port of Entry Area
Whereas, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, and 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 Metropolitan-Nashville Davidson County Port Authority (the
Grantee) has made applications (filed November 6 and December 18, 1981) in
due and proper form to the Board, requesting the establishment, operation,
and maintenance of a foreign-trade zone in Nashville and a special-purpose
subzone at the Nissan truck manufacturing facility in Smyrna, within and
adjacent to the Nashville Customs port of entry;
Whereas, notice of said applications 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 and special-
purpose subzone, designated on the records of the Board as Zone No. 78 and
Subzone No. 78A at the locations mentioned above and more particularly
described on the maps and drawings accompanying the applications in
Exhibits IX and X, 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 and special-purpose 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 zone and
subzone 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 other manufacturing operations
within the zone or subzone.
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 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 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
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 2nd day of April 1982, pursuant
to Order of the Board.
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
Chairman and Executive Officer.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
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