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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 456] 
                                  54 FR 53667 
                               December 29, 1989 
   Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Greater Detroit 
Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., for Special-Purpose Subzone Status at Chrysler 
Auto Components Plants in the Detroit, MI, Area 
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 (the Board) adopts the following Resolution and Order: 
   The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:  
   After consideration of the application of the Greater Detroit Foreign-
Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 70, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones 
Board (the Board) on August 25, 1987, requesting special-purpose subzone 
status at five auto components plants of Chrysler Corporation located in 
Detroit and Trenton, Michigan, 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 
   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-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 Detroit Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone 70, has made application (filed August 25, 1987, FTZ 
Docket 13-87, 52 FR 33459), in due and proper form to the Board for 
authority to establish special-purpose subzones at five motor vehicle 
components manufacturing plants of Chrysler Corporation (Detroit Trim 
Plant, Trenton Chemical Division Plant, McGraw Glass Plant, Mound Road 
Engine Plant and Detroit Axle Plant) located in the Detroit, Michigan, 
area, adjacent to the Detroit 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 August 25, 
1987, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of subzones at the five 
Chrysler plants listed above, designated on the records of the Board as 
Foreign-Trade Subzone Nos. 70N, 70O, 70P, 70Q, and 70R at the locations 
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, 
and also to the following express conditions and limitations; 
   Activation of the subzones 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 subzones 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 subzones, 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 22nd day of December, 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. 
Attest: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 89-30193 Filed 12-28-89; 8:45 am]