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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 440] 
                                  54 FR 38413 
                               September 18, 1989 
   Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Greater Kansas City 
Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., for a Special-Purpose Subzone at the Mobay 
Agricultural Chemical Plant, Kansas City, MO; Proceedings of the Foreign-
Trade Zones Board, Washington, DC 
TEXT: 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 
(the Board) has adopted the following Resolution and Order: 
   The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:  
   After consideration of the application of the Greater Kansas City 
Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 15, filed with the 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on October 4, 1988, requesting 
special-purpose subzone status for the pesticide manufacturing plant of 
Mobay Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri, within the Kansas City 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 To Establish a Foreign-Trade Subzone at the Mobay 
Corporation Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing Plant in Kansas City, MO  
   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 Greater Kansas City Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone 15, has made application (filed October 4, 1988, FTZ 
Docket 32-88, 53 FR 40483), in due and proper form to the Board for 
authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the agricultural 
chemical manufacturing plant of Mobay Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri;
   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 4, 
1988, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the 
Mobay plant in Kansas City, Missouri, designated on the records of the 
Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 15D 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, 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 the Grantee shall 
obtain all necessary permits 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 the Grantee 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 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, DC, this 11th day of September 1989, 
pursuant to Order of the Board.  
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
Eric I. Garfinkel, 
   Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Chairman, 
Committee of Alternates. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 21942 Filed 9-15-89; 8:45 am]