DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Order No. 310]
50 FR 38020
September 19, 1985
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Port of Corpus Christi
Authority for a General-Purpose Foreign-Trade Zone and Subzones in the
Corpus Christi Customs Port of Entry Area
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 applications of the Port of Corpus Christi
Authority, a Texas public corporation, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones
Board (the Board) on May 7, 1984 (49 FR 20748, 5/16/84), requesting a grant
of authority for a general-purpose foreign-trade zone and subzones within
the Corpus Christi Customs port of entry area, the Board adopts the
recommendations of the examiners committee report of June 12, 1985,
including Table I, and finding that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade
Zones Act, as amended, and the Board's regulations would be satisfied with
regard to the sites listed in Table I if subject to certain special
conditions, approves the sites listed in Table I subject to the following
1. The FTZ Board's Executive Secretary shall be notified for approval
prior to the commencement of any manufacturing operations not approved as
part of the application, including blending, and when activity is changed
to include foreign items subject to inverted tariffs.
2. Manufacturing operations at the non-oil refinery subzone sites are
restricted to articles produced for export.
3. The non-oil refinery subzones sites (C-1, C-3, C-4, D-1, and D-2) are
approved for a five-year period, subject to Board renewal after a review
by Customs and the Board.
4. The non-oil refinery sites shall be operated under a central control
system approved by the District Director of Customs, whose approval is
required prior to the activation of all sites.
5. The approval given by the Board does not include any non-export
blending activity involving ethanol or which is not inherently part of an
on-site crude oil refining operation.
6. The area of approval for Site C-3 is limited to that presently
operated by Baker Marine Corporation.
7. Offshore drilling rigs produced at Site C-3 which are classified as
vessels by Customs shall be subject to the special conditions enumerated
in board Order 297 (50 FR 13263, 4/3/85) concerning steel mill products
Grant To Establish, Operate, and Maintain a Foreign-Trade Zone and Subzones
in the Corpus Christi Port of Entry Area
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 Port of Corpus Christi Authority (the Grantee) has made
applications (filed May 7, 1984, Docket Nos. 22, 23, and 24-84, 49 FR
20748) in due and proper form to the Board, requesting the establishment,
operation, and maintenance of a foreign-trade zone and subzones at sites
in Nueces County, Texas, within the Corpus Christi Customs port of entry;
Whereas, notice of said applications 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) would be satisfied if approval is
given subject to the conditions stated in the resolution accompanying this
Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants to the Grantee the privilege of
establishing, operating, and maintaining a foreign-trade zone and subzones,
designated on the records of the Board as Zone No. 122 and Subzone Nos.
122A through 122H at the locations referred to in Exhibits IX and X of the
applications and as described in Table I of the examiners' report dated
June 12, 1985, subject to the provisions, conditions, 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:
Activation of the foreign-trade zone and subzones 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 and
subzone sites 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 new 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
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 5th day of September 1985, pursuant to
Order of the Board.
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
Chairman and Executive Officer.
Attest: John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 85-22433 Filed 9-18-85; 8:45 am]
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