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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 476] 
                                  55 FR 28263 
                                 July 10, 1990 
   Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Port of Houston 
Authority for a Special-Purpose Subzone at the Du Pont Hydrofluoric Acid 
Manufacturing Plant in La Porte, TX 
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 Port of Houston Authority, 
grantee of FTZ 84, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on 
January 3, 1989, requesting authority for special-purpose subzone status 
at the hydrofluoric acid manufacturing plant of E. I Du Pont de Nemours 
and Company, located in La Porte, Texas, within the Houston 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 in La Porte, TX  
   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 Port of Houston Authority, Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 
No. 84, has made application (filed January 30, 1989, FTZ Docket 1-89, 54 
FR 7576) in due and proper form to the Board for authority to establish a 
special-purpose subzone at the hydrofluoric acid manufacturing plant of E. 
I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company in La Porte, Texas, within the Houston 
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 January 30, 
1989, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the Du 
Pont hydrofluoric plant in La Porte, Texas, designated on the records of 
the Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone 84C 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, 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, all 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 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 
   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 29th day of 
June 1990, pursuant to Order of the Board. 
Eric I. Garfinkel, 
   Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Chairman, 
Committee of Alternates, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 90-15865 Filed 7-9-90; 8:45 am]