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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 239] 
                                   49 FR 1408 
                                January 11, 1984 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Massachusetts Port 
Authority for a Special-Purpose Subzone in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Within 
the Lawrence 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 Massachusetts Port 
Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 27, filed February 3, 1983, 
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the textile processing plant 
of Lawrence Textile Shrinking Company in Lawrence, Massachusetts, within 
the Lawrence 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 would be in the public interest if 
activity on merchandise to be imported is limited to the types of non-
manufacturing operations listed in the application, approves the application
subject to the conditions that no activity shall be conducted under zone 
procedures that would change Customs classifications or country of origin 
on merchandise destined for the domestic market. 
   The Secretary of Commerce, as Chairman and Executive Officer of the 
Board, is hereby authorized to issue a grant of authority an appropriate 
Board Order.   
Grant of Authority To Establish a Foreign-trade Subzone in Lawrence, 
   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 existing zone facilities 
cannot serve the specific use involved, and where a significant public 
benefit will result; 
   Whereas, the Massachusetts Port Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 
No. 27 in Boston, has made application (filed February 3, 1983, FTZ Docket 
No. 1-83, 48 FR 6145) in due and proper form to the Board requesting a 
special-purpose subzone at the textile processing facility of the Lawrence 
Textile Shrinking Company in Lawrence, Massachusetts, within the Lawrence 
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 would be satisfied and that the proposal would be in 
the public interest if approval is given subject to the conditions stated 
in the resolution accompanying this action; 
   Now, therefore, in accordance with the application filed February 3, 
1983, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at 
Lawrence Textile Shrinking Company's facility in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 
designated on the records of the Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 27C 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, 
and those stated in the resolution accompanying this action, and also to 
the following express conditions and limitations: 
   Activities conducted under zone procedures shall be limited to the 
non-manufacturing processes described in the application.  
   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 5th day of 
January 1984 pursuant to Order of the Board. 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
William T. Archey, 
   Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Administration Chairman,
Committee of Alternates. 
John Dupont, 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 84-707 Filed 1-10-84; 8:45 am] 
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