DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Order No. 241]
49 FR 5642
February 14, 1984
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the New Hampshire
State Port Authority for a Special-Purpose Subzone in Colebrook, New
Hampshire, Within the Norton 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 New Hampshire State Port
Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 81, filed May 5, 1983, requesting
special-purpose subzone status for the apparel plant of Manchester
Manufacturing, Inc., in Colebrook, New Hampshire, within the Norton 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 mechandise to
be imported is limited to the types of non-manufacturing operations
discussed 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 herby authorized to issue a grant of authority and appropriate
Grant of Authority; to Establish a Foreign-Trade Subzone in Colebrook, New
Hampshire, Within the Norton 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 existing zone facilities
cannot serve the specific use involved, and where a significant public
benefit will result;
Whereas, the New Hampshire State Port Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade
Zone No. 81 in Portsmouth, has made application (filed May 5, 1983, FTZ
Docket No. 14-83, 48 FR 21609) in due and proper form to the Board
requesting a special-purpose subzone at the apparel processing and storage
facility of Manchester Manufacturing, Inc. in Colebrook, New Hampshire,
within the Norton 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 May 5, 1983,
the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at Manchester
Manufacturing's facility in Colebrook, New Hampshire, designated on the
records of the Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 81B 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 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 1st day of
February 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.
[FR Doc. 84-3946 Filed 2-13-84; 8:45 am]
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