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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 335] 
 
                                  51 FR 32238 
 
                               September 10, 1986 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Port of Bellingham of 
Whatcom County, Washington, for Foreign-Trade Zones in Bellingham, Blaine, 
and Sumas, WA 
 
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 USC 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 Port of Bellingham County, 
Washington, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on May 10,
1985, as amended April 2, 1986, requesting a grant of authority for 
establishing, operating, and maintaining general-purpose foreign-trade zones
in Whatcom County, Washington, at sites in the Bellingham, Blaine, and 
Sumas Customs ports 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 zones. 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 Foreign-Trade Zones in 
Bellingham, and Sumas, Washington 
 
   Whereas, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act "To 
provide for the establishment, operation, and maintanance 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 USC 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 Bellingham of Whatcom County, Washington (the 
Grantee), has made application (filed May 10, 1985, Docket No. 10-85, 50 
FR 20817) in due and proper form to the Board, requesting the establishment,
operation, and maintenance of foreign-trade zones in Bellingham, Blaine, 
and Sumas, all in Whatcom County, Washington, within the Bellingham, 
Blaine, and Sumas Customs ports 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) are satisfied; 
 
   Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants to the Grantee the privilege of 
establishing, operating, and maintaining foreign-trade zones, designated on
the records of the Board as Zone Nos, 129, 130, and 131, respectively, at 
the locations 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:
 
   Operation of the foreign-trade zones 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 zones 
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 manufacturing operation within 
the zones.   

   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 zones, 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, DC., this 4th day of September 1986, pursuant to 
Order of the Board.  
 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
Malcolm Baldridge, 
 
   Chairman and Executive Officer. 
 
   Attest: 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 86-20390 Filed 9-9-86; 8:45 am] 
 
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