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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                              [Order No. 524]

  Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Calhoun-Victoria
             Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc. for a Special-Purpose Subzone
                          at the Alcoa Alumina and
       Aluminum Fluoride Manufacturing Plant in Calhoun County, Texas

                           Friday, August 9, 1991

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 Calhoun-Victoria Foreign-Trade 
Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 155, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) on February 9, 1990, requesting special-purpose subzone status 
at the alumina and aluminum fluoride manufacturing plant of Aluminum Company 
of America, Inc., in Calhoun County, Texas, 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 

Grant of Authority To Establish a Foreign-Trade Subzone in 
Calhoun County, Texas

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 Calhoun-Victoria Foreign-Trade Zones, Inc., Grantee of FTZ 
155, has made application (filed February 9, 1990, FTZ Docket 4-90, 55 FR 
6027, 2/21/90) in due and proper form to the Board for authority to 
establish a special-purpose subzone at the alumina and aluminum fluoride 
manufacturing plant of the Aluminum Company of America, Inc., (Alcoa) in 
Calhoun County, Texas;

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 February 9, 1990,
the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the Alcoa
plant in Calhoun County, Texas, designated on the records of the Board as
Foreign-Trade Subzone 155C, 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 issued thereunder, to the same
extent as though the same were fully set forth herein, 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 releive 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 
Office or his delegate at Washington, DC, this 5th day of August, 1991, 
pursuasnt to Order of the Board.

Eric I. Garfinkel,

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Chairman,
Committee of Alternates, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

[FR Doc. 91-18992 Filed 8-8-91; 8:45 am]