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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 234] 
                                  48 FR 55304 
                               December 12, 1983 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Massachusetts Port 
Authority for a Foreign-Trade Subzone for General Dynamics Corporation in 
Quincy, Massachusetts, Within the Boston Customs Port of Entry  
TEXT: 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 has adopted the following Resolution and 

   The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:  
   After consideration of the application of the Massachusetts Port 
Authority, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on May 12, 
1983, requesting authority on behalf of General Dynamics Corporation (GD) 
for FTZ subzone status at the GD-Qunicy Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, 
within the Boston Customs port of entry, the Board finding that the 
requirements of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended, and the Board's 
regulations would be satisfied, and that the proposal would be in the 
public interest, if approval is subject to certain conditions, approves 
the application subject to the following conditions: (1) Any steel plate, 
angles, shapes, channels, rolled sheet stock, bars, pipes and tubes, 
classified under Schedule 6, Part 2, Subp. B. TSUS, and not incorporated 
into merchandise otherwise classified, and which is used in the manufacture 
of vessels, shall be subject to Customs duties in accordance with 
applicable law, if the same item is then being produced by a domestic steel 
mill; and (2) in addition to the annual report, GD-Quincy shall advise the 
Board's Executive Secretary as to significant new contracts, other than for 
the TAKX project, with appropriate information concerning foreign purchases 
otherwise dutiable, so that the Board may consider whether any foreign 
dutiable items are being imported for manufacturing in the subzone 
primarily because of subzone statuts and whether the Board should consider 
requiring Customs duties to be paid on such items.  
   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.  
To Establish a Foreign-Trade Subzone in Quincy, Massachusetts Within the 
Boston 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 Massachusetts Port Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 
No. 27 in Boston, has made application (filed May 12, 1983, Docket No. 
16-83, 48 FR 22604) in due and proper form to the Board for authority to 
establish a special-purpose subzone at the shipyard of the Quincy 
Shipbuilding Division, General Dynamics Corporation, Quincy, Massachusetts, 
within the Boston 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 would be satisfied it approval is given subject to the 
conditions stated in the resolution accompanying this action; 
   Now, therefore, in accordance with the application filed May 12, 1983, 
the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at General 
Dynamics' Quincy, Massachusetts shipyard, designated on the records of the 
Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 27B 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, and those stated in the 
resolution accompanying this action, 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 and 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 2nd day of 
December 1983 pursuant to Order of the Boards. 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
Malcolm Baldrige, 
   Chairman and Executive Officer. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 83-32951 Filed 12-9-83; 8:45 am] 
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