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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 210] 
 
                                  48 FR 24959 
 
                                  June 3, 1983 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Philadelphia Port 
Corporation for a Special-Purpose Subzone in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, 
Adjacent to the Philadelphia Customs Port of Entry. 
 
TEXT: Proceedings of the Foreign-Trade Zone 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 Philadelphia Port 
Corporation, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zones 35, filed with the Foreign-
Trade Zones Board (the Board) on October 26, 1982, requesting authority for 
a special-purpose subzone at the electronic automotive parts plant of the 
Ford Electronics and Refrigeration Corporation, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, 
adjacent to the Philadelphia 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.  
 
   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 of Authority to Establish a Foreign-Trade Subzone in Lansdale, 
Pennsylvania, Adjacent to the Philadelphia 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 Board's regulations (15 CFR 400.304) provide for the 
establishment of special-purpose subzones when exisitng zone facilities 
cannot serve the specific use involved, and where a significant public 
benefit will result; 
 
   Whereas, the Philadelphia Port Corporation, grantee of Foreign-Trade 
Zone No. 35, has made application (filed October 26, 1982) in due and 
proper form to the Board requesting a special-purpose subzone at the 
electronic automotive products plant of the Ford Electronics and 
Refrigeration Corporation, located in Landsdale, Pennsylvania, adjacent to 
the Philadephia 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 reguations are satisfied; 
 
   Now, therefore, in accordance with the application filed October 26, 
1982, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the 
Lansdale, Pennsylvania electronic automotive components plant of the Ford 
Electronics and Refrigeration Corporation, designated on the records of the 
Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 35A at the location mentioned above and 
more particularly described on the maps and drawings accompanying the 
application, said grant of authority being subject to the provisions 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; 
 
   Activation of the subzone shall be commenced within a reasonable time 
from the date of issuance of the grant, and prior thereto, any necessary 
permits shall be obtained from Federal, State, and municipal authorities.
 
   Officers and employees of the United States shall have free and 
unrestricted access to and throughout the foreign trade subzone in the 
performance of their official duties.  

   The grant shall not be construed to relieve responsible parties 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 or his delegate at Washington, D.C. this 26th day of May 
1983 pursuant to Order of the Board. 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
 
 
Lawrence J. Brady, 
 
   Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Administration, Chairman, 
Committee of Alternates. 
 
   Attest: 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 83-14782 Filed 6-2-83; 8:45 am] 
 
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