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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 405] 
                                  53 FR 51574 
                               December 22, 1988 
   Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the St. Louis County,
Port Authority For a Special-Purpose Subzone at the General Motors Plant in
Wentzville, MO 
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 through 81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones 
Board (the Board) has adopted the following Resolution and Order: 
   The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:  
   After consideration of the application of the St. Louis County Port 
Authority, grantee of FTZ 102, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) on September 4, 1987, requesting special-purpose subzone status 
for the auto manufacturing plant of General Motors Corporation located in 
Wentzville, Missouri, adjacent to the St. Louis 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 of Authority 
   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 through 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 jurisdication 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 St. Louis County Port Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade 
Zone No. 102, has made application (filed September 4, 1987, FTZ Docket 
15-87, 52 FR 34398) 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 (GM) in Wentzville, Missouri (St. Louis area);
   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 September 4, 
1987, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at GM's 
Wentzville, Missouri, plant, designated on the records of the Board as 
Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 102B 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:  

   Activiation 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, DC, this 14th day of December 1988, 
pursuant to Order of the Board. 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
Jan W. Mares, 
   Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Chairman, 
Committee of Alternates. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 88-29400 Filed 12-21-88; 8:45 am]