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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 364] 
                                  52 FR 36982 
                                October 2, 1987 
Resolution and Order Approving The Application of The Massachusetts Port 
Authority, For a Special-Purpose Subzone For The General Motors Plant in 
Framingham, MA, Within The Boston 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 Massachusetts Port 
Authority, grantee of FTZ 27, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) on October 18, 1985, requesting special-purpose subzone status for 
the auto manufacturing plant of General Motors Corporation in Framingham, 
Massachusetts, within the Boston 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 To Establish a Foreign-Trade Subzone in Framingham, MA, Within The 
Boston 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 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 Massachusetts Port Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade
Zone 27, has made application (filed October 18, 1985, Docket No. 38-85, 
50 FR 45446) in due and proper form to the Board for authority to establish
a special-purpose subzone at the automobile manufacturing plant of General
Motors Corporation in Framingham, Massachusetts, within the Boston 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 October 18, 
1985, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the 
General Motors plant in Framingham, Massachusetts, designated on the records
of the Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 27D 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 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 the 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 

   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 25th day of September 1987, pursuant to 
Order of the Board. 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
Paul Freedenberg, 
   Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Administration, Chairman, 
Committee of Alternates. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 87-22834 Filed 10-1-87; 8:45 am]