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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 221] 
 
                                  48 FR 45812 
 
                                October 7, 1983 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving Application of Greater Detroit Foreign-Trade 
Zone, Inc., for Special-Purpose Subzone in Wixom, Michigan, Adjacent to 
Detroit Customs Port of Entry 
 
TEXT: 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
has adopted the following Resolution and Order: 
 
   The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:  
 
   After consideration of the application of the Greater Detroit Foreign-
Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 70, filed with the Foreign-
Trade Zones Board (the Board) on September 24, 1982, requesting special-
purpose subzone status for Ford Motor Corporation's auto assembly plant in 
Wixom, Michigan, adjacent to the Detroit Customs port of entry, 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 Order.   

   Grant of Authority To Establish a Foreign-Trade Subzone in Wixom, 
Michigan, Adjacent to the Detroit Customs Port of Entry 
 
   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 Greater Detroit Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 70, has made application (filed September 24, 1982, 
Docket 22-82, 47 FR 44128) in due and proper form to the Board requesting a 
special-purpose subzone for Ford Motor Corporation's automobile assembly 
plant in Wixom, Michigan, adjacent to the Detroit Customs port of entry;  
 
   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 September 24, 
1982, the Board hereby authorized the establishment of a subzone at the 
Wixom, Michigan auto assembly plant of Ford Motor Corporation, designated 
on the records of the Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 70D 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 an throughout the foreign-trade subzone in the 
performance of their official duties. 
 
   The grant shall not be construed to relieve 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 District Army 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 
Officer or his delegate at Washington, D.C. this 29th day of September 1983 
pursuant to Order of the Board. 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
 
 
Lawrence J. Brady, 
 
   Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Administration, Chairman, 
Committee of Alternates. 
 
   Attest: 
 
 
John J. DaPonte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 83-27467 Filed 10-6-83; 8:45 am] 
 
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