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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 411] 
                                  53 FR 53039 
                               December 30, 1988 
   Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Huntsville-Madison 
County Airport Authority for a Special-Purpose Subzone at the Chrysler Plant
in Huntsville, AL 
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 Huntsville-Madison County 
Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 83, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones 
Board (the Board) on Febuary 24, 1986, and amended on April 29, 1987, 
requesting special-purpose subzone status at the auto electronic components 
plant of Chrysler Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama, 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 To Establish a Foreign-Trade Subzone at the Chrysler 
Plant in Huntsville, Alabama 
   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 Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority, grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 83, has made application (filed February 24, 1986,
FTZ Docket 8-86, 51 FR 9235, and amended on April 29, 1987, 52 FR 16426) 
in due and proper form to the Board for authority to establish a 
special-purpose subzone at the automobile electronic components 
manufacturing plant of Chrysler Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama; 
   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 on February 
24, 1986, and amended on April 29, 1987, the Board hereby authorizes the 
establishment of a subzone at Chrysler's Huntsville plant, designated on 
the records of the Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 83A 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 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 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 21st 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. 88-30117 Filed 12-29-88; 8:45 am]