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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES BOARD 
 
                                [Order No. 285] 
 
                                  50 FR 15770 
 
                                 April 22, 1985 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga 
County Port Authority, for a Special-Purpose Subzone for a General Motors 
Plant in Lordstown, OH 
 
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 Cleveland-Cuyahoga County 
Port Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 40, filed March 7, 1984, 
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the automobile assembly plant
of General Motors Corporation in Lordstown, Ohio, adjacent to the Akron 
Customs port of entry, the Board, finding that the requirements of the 
Foreign-Trade Zone 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 
Borad Order.  
 
 
Grant of Authority To Establish a Foreign-Trade Subzone in Lordstown, Ohio,
Adjacent to the Akron 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 Zone 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 Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 40, has made application (filed March 7, 1984, Docket
No. 9-84, 49 FR 10136) in due and proper form to the Board for authority to 
establish a special-purpose subzone at the vehicle manufacturing plant of 
General Motors Corporation in Lordstown, Ohio, adjacent to the Akron 
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 March 7, 1984, 
the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the General 
Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, designated on the records of the Board as 
Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 40B 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 through 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 10th day of April 1985 
pursuant to Order of the Board. 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone Board. 
 
 
William T. Archey, 
 
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Administration, Chairman, 
Committee of Alternates. 
 
   Attest: 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 85-9585 Filed 4-19-85; 8:45 am] 
 
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