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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                            Foreign-Trade Zone Board 
                                [Order No. 243] 
                                   49 FR 5980 
                               February 16, 1984 
Resolution and Order Approving Application of Port Authority of New York 
and New Jersey for a Foreign-Trade Subzone at Ford's Auto Plant in Edison, 
New Jersey, Within New York Customs Port of Entry; Proceedings of the 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Washington, D.C. 
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 Order: 
   The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:  
   After consideration of the application of the Port Authority of New York
and New Jersey, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 49 in Newark/Elizabeth, New 
Jersey, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on July 27, 
1983, requesting special-purpose subzone status at Ford Motor Corporation's 
auto assembly plant in Edison, New Jersey, within the New York 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 Edison, New 
Jersey, Within the New York 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 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 49, Newark/Elizabeth, New Jersey has made 
application (filed July 27, 1983, Docket No. 27-83, 48 FR 37504) in due and 
proper form to the Board requesting a special-purpose subzone at the Ford 
Motor Corporation automobile manufacturing plant in Edison, New Jersey, 
within the New York 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 July 27, 1983, 
the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at Ford's 
Edison, New Jersey plant, designated on the records of the Board as 
Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 49A 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 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 6th day of February 1984 
pursuant to Order of the Board. 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
William T. Archey, 
 Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Administration, Chairman, 
Committee of Alternates. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 84-4312 Filed 2-15-84; 8:45 am]