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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 467] 
 
                                  55 FR 28073 
 
                                  July 9, 1990 
 
   Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the North Carolina 
State Department of Commerce for a Special-Purpose Subzone at the Lawnmower
Manufacturing Plant of Honda Power Equipment Company in Alamance County, 
NC; 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 North Carolina Department 
of Commerce, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 66, filed with the Foreign-Trade
Zones Board (the Board) on October 30, 1984, requesting special-purpose 
subzone status at the lawnmower manufacturing facility of Honda Power 
Equipment Company in Alamance County, North Carolina, the Board, finding 
that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended, and the 
Board's regulations would be satisfied and that the proposal would be in 
the public interest if approval were subject to a restriction requiring 
Honda to elect privileged foreign status on all foreign merchandise 
admitted to the subzone, 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.  
 
   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 North Carolina Department of Commerce, grantee of Foreign-
Trade Zone 66, has made application (filed October 30, 1984, FTZ Docket 
48-84, 49 FR 44779), in due and proper form to the Board for authority to 
establish a special-purpose subzone at the lawnmower manufacturing plant 
of Honda Power Equipment Company located in Alamance County, North 
Carolina, adjacent to the Durham 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 would be satisfied and that the proposal would be in 
the public interest if approval were given subject to the restriction in 
the resolution accompanying this action; 
 
   Now, therefore, in accordance with the application filed October 30, 
1984, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the 
Honda Power Equipment Company plant in Alamance County, North Carolina, 
designated on the records of the Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 66A 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 restriction in the resolution accompanying this 
action, 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 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 
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 at Washington, DC, this 27th day of June, 1990, pursuant to Order 
of the Board.  
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
 
 
Eric I. Garfinkel, 
 
   Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Chairman, 
Committee of Alternates.   
[FR Doc. 90-15758 Filed 7-6-90; 8:45 am] 
 
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