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                                  NOTICES

                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                              (Order No. 611)

       Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Illinois
                               International
Port District for Special-Purpose Subzone Status; Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
       (Pharmaceutical and Medical Products) North Chicago, IL, Area

                        Wednesday, December 23, 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 Illinois International Port
District, grantee of FTZ 22, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board
(the Board) on October 22, 1991, and amended on April 10, 1992 (to delete 2
proposed sites), requesting special-purpose subzone status at the
pharmaceutical and medical products manufacturing plant of Abbott
Laboratories, Inc., in the North Chicago, Illinois, area, the Board,
finding that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act and the Board's 
regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest, 
approves the application,as amended.

The 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 privilege 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;

Whereas, an application from the Illinois International Port District,
grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 22, for authority to establish a
special-purpose subzone for the pharmaceutical and medical products
manufacturing plant (six sites) of Abbott Laboratories, Inc., in the North
Chicago, Illinois, area, was filed by the Board on October 22, 1991, and
notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register on October
31, 1991 (FTZ Docket 62-91, 56 FR 56052);

Whereas, the application was amended on April 10, 1992, to delete proposed
Sites 4 and 6; and,

Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Act and the
Board's regulations are satisfied and that the proposal, as amended, is in
the public interest;

Now, Therefore, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone
(Subzone 22F) for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and medical products
at the Abbott Industries, Inc., facilities in the North Chicago, Illinois,
area, at the locations described in the amended application, subject to the
FTZ Act and the Board's regulations (as revised, 56 FR 50790-50808,
10-8-91), including  400.28.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 14th day of December, 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. 92-31168 Filed 12-22-92; 8:45 am)