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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 270] 
 
                                  49 FR 37133 
 
                               September 21, 1984 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Rhode Island Port 
Authority and Economic Development Corporation for a Foreign-Trade Zone in 
Providence and North Kingstown, RI 
 
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 Rhode Island Port 
Authority and Economic Development Corporation, a Rhode Island public 
corporation, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on 
July 7, 1983, and amended on February 13, 1984, requesting a grant of 
authority for establishing, operating, and maintaining a general-purpose 
foreign-trade zone in Providence and North Kingstown, Rhode Island, 
adjacent to the Providence 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. 
 
   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 Section 
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.  

   Grant To Establish, Operate, and Maintain a Foreign-Trade Zone in 
Providence and North Kingstown, RI 
 
   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 Rhode Island Port Authority and Economic Development 
Corporation (the Grantee) has made application (filed July 7, 1983, Docket 
21-83, 48 FR 32205; and amended February 13, 1984, 48 FR 5981) in due and 
proper form to the Board, requesting the establishment, operation, and 
maintenance of a foreign-trade zone at sites in Providence and North 
Kingstown, Rhode Island, adjacent to the Providence 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 (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, designated 
on the records of the Board as Zone No. 105 at the location mentioned 
above and more particularly described on the maps and drawings accompanying 
the application 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: 
 
   Activation of the foreign-trade zone 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 site 
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 manufacturing operations within 
the zone.   

   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 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 
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 at Washington, D.C. this 13th day of September 1984, 
pursuant to Order of the Board.  
 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
Malcolm Baldrige, 
 
   Chairman and Executive Officer. 
 
   Attest: 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 84-25174 Filed 9-20-84; 8:45 am] 
 
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