DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
(Order No. 616)
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Kent, Ottawa,
Foreign Trade Zone Authority for a Foreign-Trade Zone; Counties of Kent,
and Muskegon, MI (Grand Rapids Customs Port of Entry Area)
Monday, February 1, 1993
Resolution and Order
Pursuant to the authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18,
1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-TradeZones (the Board)
adopts the following Resolution and Order:
The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:
After consideration of the application of the Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon
Foreign Trade Zone Authority, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board
(the Board) on September 27, 1991, and amended on September 17, 1992 (to
delete one proposed site), requesting a grant of authority to establish a
general-purpose foreign-trade zone at sites in the Counties of Kent, Ottawa
and Muskegon, Michigan, adjacent to the Grand Rapids Customs port of entry,
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.
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 an appropriate Board Order.
Grant of Authority
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 qualified corporations
the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S.
Customs ports of entry;
Whereas, The Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon Foreign Trade Zone Authority (the
Grantee), an intergovernmental public corporation, has made application
(filed 9-27-91, FTZ Docket 57-91, 56 FR 51372, 10-11-91) to the Board,
requesting the establishment of a foreign-trade zone at sites in the
Counties of Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon, Michigan, adjacent to the Grand
Rapids Customs port of entry;
Whereas, The applicant amended the application on September 17, 1992, to
remove proposed Site 3 from the request;
Whereas, Notice of said application has been given in the Federal Register
and public comment has been invited; and,
Whereas, The Board has found that the requirements of the Act and the
Board's regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the amended
application is in the public interest;
Now, therefore, The Board hereby grants to the Grantee the privilege of
establishing a foreign-trade zone, designated on the records of the Board
as Foreign-Trade Zone No. 189, at the sites described in the application,
as amended, subject 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 15th day of January 1993.
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
Barbara H. Franklin,
Secretary of Commerce, Chairman and Executive Officer.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
(FR Doc. 93-2154 Filed 1-29-93; 8:45 am)