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                                  NOTICES

                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                              [Order No. 501]

    Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Liberty County
                                  Economic
 		 Development Corporation for a Foreign-Trade
                  	Zone in Liberty County, TX

                          Friday, January 11, 1991


Proceedings of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Washington, DC.

Resolution

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 Liberty County Economic
Development Corporation, a Texas non-profit corporation, filed with the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board on February 28, 1990, requesting a grant of 
authority for establishing, operating, and maintaining a general-purpose 
foreign-trade zone at sites in Liberty County, 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.

As the proposal involves open space on which buildings may be constructed
by parties other than the grantee, this approval includes the authority to
the grantee to permit the erection of such buildings, pursuant to  400.815
of the Board's regulations, as are necessary to carry out the zone
proposal, providing that prior to its granting such permission it shall
have the concurrences of the District Director of Customs, the U.S. Army
District Engineer, when appropriate, and the Board's Executive Secretary.
Further, the grantee shall notify the Board for approval prior to the
commencement of any manufacturing operation within the zone. The Secretary
of Commerce, as Chairman and Executive Officer of the Board, is hereby
authorized to issue an appropriate Board Order.

Grant of Authority to Establish, Operate, and Maintain a Foreign-Trade Zone 
in Liberty County, Texas Within the Houston 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) 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 Liberty County Economic Development Corporation, a Texas non-
profit corporation (the Grantee), has made application (filed February 28,
1990, FTZ Docket 9-90, 55 FR 10269, 3/20/90) in due and proper form to the
Board, requesting the establishment, operation, and maintenance of a
foreign-trade zone at sites in Liberty County, 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 (15 CFR part 400) are satisfied;

Now, Therefore, the Board hereby grants to the Grantee the privilege of
establishing, operating, and maintaining a foreign-trade zone, designated 
on the records of the Board as Zone No. 171, at the locations mentioned above
and more particularly described on the maps and drawings accompanying the
application in Exhibits IX and X, subject to the provisions, conditions,
and restrictions of the Act and the regulations issued thereunder, to the
same extent as though the same were fully set forth herein, and also the
following express conditions and limitations:

Operation of the foreign-trade zone shall be commenced by the Grantee 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.

The Grantee shall allow officers and employees of the United States free
and unrestricted access to and throughout the foreign-trade zone sites in the
performance of their official duties.

The grant does not include authority for manufacturing operations, and the
Grantee shall notify the Board for approval prior to the commencement of
any manufacturing operations within the zone.

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 zone, 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 4th day of January, 1991, pursuant to Order 
of the Board.
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

Robert A. Mosbacher,

Secretary of Commerce, Chairman and Executive Officer.

Attest:

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-714 Filed 1-10-91; 8:45 am]