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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 269] 
 
                                  49 FR 32425 
 
                                August 14, 1984 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the South Carolina State 
Ports Authority for a Special-Purpose Subzone for Porsche in Charleston, SC,
within the Charleston Customs Port of Entry 
 
TEXT: Proceedings of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Washington, DC.  
 
 
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 South Carolina State Ports 
Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 21, filed with the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Board (the Board) on June 1, 1984, and amended on June 29, 1984, 
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the automobile preparation 
facility of Porsche Cars North America, Inc., in Charleston, South Carolina,
with a temporary site in Hanahan, within the Charleston 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 for Porsche in 
Charleston, SC 
 
   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 South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of Foreign-
Trade Zone No. 21, has made application (filed June 1, 1984, Docket No. 
31-84, 49 FR 23669, and amended on June 29, 1984, 49 FR 27598) in due and 
proper form to the Board for authority to establish a special-purpose 
subzone at the automobile preparation facility of Porsche Cars North 
America, Inc., in Charleston, South Carolina, with a temporary storage site
to be used until April 1, 1985, in Hanahan, South Carolina, within the 
Charleston 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 are satisfied; 
 
   Now, therefore, in accordance with the application filed June 1, and 
amended June 29, 1984, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a 
subzone at the Porsche facility in Charleston, with a temporary site in 
Hanahan, designated on the records of the Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone 
No. 21A at the locations 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, DC this 8th day of August 
1984 pursuant to Order of the Board. 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
 
 
Alan F. Holmer, 
 
 Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Administration Chairman, 
Committee of Alternatives. 
Attest: 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 84-21506, Filed 8-13-84; 8:45 am] 
 
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