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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 478] 
                                  55 FR 28262 
                                 July 10, 1990 
   Resolution and Order Approving Application of the Metropolitan Nashville 
Port Authority for Special-Purpose Subzone at Saturn Corp. Auto Plant Maury 
County, TN 
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 Metropolitan Nashville 
Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 78, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) on September 25, 1989, requesting special-purpose subzone 
status for the auto manufacturing plant of Saturn Corporation (subsidiary 
of General Motors Corporation) in Maury County, Tennessee, adjacent to the 
Nashville 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
   The Secretary of Commerce, as Chairman and Executive Officer of the 
Board, in hereby authorized to issue a grant of authority and appropriate 
Board Order.  
   Grant of Authority To Establish a Foreign-Trade Subzone in Maury 
County, TN Adjacent to the Nashville Customs Port of Entry 
   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) in 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 Metropolitan Nashville Port Authority, Grantee of Foreign-
Trade Zones No. 78, has made application (filed September 25, 1989, FTZ 
Docket 18-89, 54 FR 41316) in due and proper form to the Board for authority
to establish a special-purpose subzone at the automobile manufacturing 
plant of Saturn Corporation (subsidiary of General Motors Corporation) 
located in Maury County, Tennessee, adjacent to the Nashville 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 September 25, 
1989, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the 
Saturn automobile manufacturing plant, designated on the records of the 
Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone 78E 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. 90-15863 Filed 7-9-90; 8:45 am]