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                                  NOTICES

                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                              (Order No. 634)

 Resolution and Order Approving With Restriction the Application of the St.
Joseph County Airport Authority for Special-Purpose Subzone Status Fairmont
                       Homes, Inc./Gulf Stream, Inc.

                          Tuesday, April 27, 1993


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 St. Joseph County Airport
Authority, grantee of FTZ 125, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) 
Board (the Board) on November 6, 1991, requesting special-purpose subzone 
status at the manufactured housing and recreational vehicle (RV) 
manufacturing facilities of Fairmont Homes, Inc., and its subsidiary Gulf 
Stream, Inc. (Fairmont/Gulf Stream), in Elkhart County, Indiana, the Board, 
finding that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act and the Board's 
regulations would be satisfied, and that the proposal would be in the 
public interest provided approval is subject to certain conditions, approves 
the application, subject to the following conditions:

1. Fairmont/Gulf Stream shall elect privileged foreign status on all
foreign components admitted to the subzone for use in the production of
manufactured housing (mobile homes and prefabricated housing), trailers and
vehicles other than Class A and Class C RVs.

2. With respect to Class A and Class C RVs, Fairmont/Gulf Stream shall
elect privileged foreign status on foreign components except for pickup
cab/chassis, chassis/suspension components, mufflers, pumps, filters,
windshields, mirrors, electronic components, audio components, switches,
refrigerators, panelling, hardware and fixtures.

3. With respect to micro-mini Class C RV production, Fairmont/Gulf Stream
shall elect privileged foreign status on shipments of foreign pickup
cab/chassis which exceed 5,000 units in a calendar year.

The approval is subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board's regulations (as
revised, 56 FR 50790-50808, 10/8/91), including Section 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.

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 St. Joseph County Airport Authority, Inc.,
grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 125, for authority to establish a special-
purpose subzone for the manufactured housing and recreational vehicle
manufacturing plants of Fairmont Homes, Inc., and its subsidiary, Gulf
Stream, Inc. (Fairmont/Gulf Stream), located in Elkhart County, Indiana,
was filed by the Board on November 6, 1991 (FTZ Docket 82-91, 57 FR 40,
1-2-92); and,

Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Act and the
regulations would be satisfied and that the proposal would be in the public
interest if approval were given subject to restriction;

Now, therefore, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone
(Subzone 125C) for the production of manufactured housing and recreational
vehicles at the Fairmont/Gulf Stream facilities in Elkhart County, Indiana,
at the locations described in the application, subject to the FTZ Act and
the Board's regulations (as revised, 56 FR 50790-50808, 10-8-91), including
section 400.28, and subject to the following conditions:

1. Fairmont/Gulf Stream shall elect privileged foreign status on all
foreign components admitted to the subzone for use in the production of
manufactured housing (mobile homes and prefabricated housing), trailers and
vehicles other than Class A and Class C RVs.

2. With respect to Class A and Class C RVs, Fairmont/Gulf Stream shall
elect privileged foreign status on foreign components except for pickup
cab/chassis, chassis/suspension components, mufflers, pumps, filters,
windshields, mirrors, electronic components, audio components, switches,
refrigerators, panelling, hardware and fixtures.

3. With respect to micro-mini Class C RV production, Fairmont/Gulf Stream
shall elect privileged foreign status on shipments of foreign pickup
cab/chassis which exceed 5,000 units in a calendar year. Restriction
requiring that privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41) shall be elected
on shipments of foreign pickup cab/chassis should shipments on such items
exceed 5,000 units in a calendar year.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 19th day of April, 1993, pursuant to Order
of the Board.

Joseph A. Spetrini,

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

(FR Doc. 93-9836 Filed 4-26-93; 8:45 am)