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                                  NOTICES

                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

	    		Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                              (Order No. 576)

Resolution and Order Approving With Restriction the Application of the Port
                                     of
 Houston Authority for Special-Purpose Subzone Status Shaffer, Inc., Plant
                                    (Oil
                   Drilling Equipment) Harris County, TX

                           Tuesday, May 12, 1992


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[Image] Board (the 
Board) on April 16, 1991, requesting special-purpose subzone status at the 
oil drilling equipment manufacturing plant of Shaffer, Inc., in Harris 
County, Texas, the Board, finding that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Act, as amended, and the FTZ Board's regulations would be satisfied, 
and that the proposal would be in the public interest if approval were 
subject to a restriction requiring that privileged-foreign status (19 CFR 
146.65) shall be elected on all foreign merchandise that is subject to 
Column 2 duty rates (non- MFN merchandise) at the time of admission to the 
subzone, approves the application subject to the foregoing restriction.

Approval is subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board's regulations (as
revised, 56 FR 50790-50808, 10/8/91), including  400.28. 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 for Subzone Status

Whereas, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act "To provide
for the establishment 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 to grant to corporations the privileges of establishing 
foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs ports of entry;

Whereas, the Board's regulations (15 CFR part 400) 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 FTZ 84, has made
application (filed 4-16-91, FTZ Docket 24-91, 56 FR 21472, 5-9-91) to the
Board for authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the oil
drilling equipment manufacturing plant of Shaffer, Inc., in Harris 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 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, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone
at the Shaffer, Inc., plant in Harris County, Texas, designated on the
records of the Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone 84H, at the location
described in the application, subject to the restriction in the resolution
accompanying this action, and to the Act and the Board's Regulations (as
revised, 56 FR 50790- 50808, 10/8/91), including  400.28.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of May 1992, pursuant to Order of the 
Board.

Alan M. Dunn,

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

Attest:

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 92-11119 Filed 5-11-92; 8:45 am)