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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 253] 
 
                                  49 FR 19541 
 
                                  May 8, 1984 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Grand Forks 
Development Foundation for a Foreign-Trade Zone in Grand Forks, North Dakota
 
TEXT: Proceedings of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Washington, D.C. 
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 Grand Forks Development 
Foundation, a North Dakota non-profit development corporation, filed with 
the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on August 29, 1983, requesting a 
grant of authority for establishing, operating, and maintaining a general-
purpose foreign-trade zone in Grand Forks, North Dakota, adjacent to the 
Grand Forks station of the Pembina 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. 
 
   As the proposal involves open space on which buildings may be 
constructed by parties other than the grantee, this approval includes 
authority to the grantee to permit the erection of such buildings, pursuant
to @ 400.815 of the Board's regulations, as are necessary to carry out the 
zone proposal, providing that prior to its granting such permission it 
shall have the concurrences of the local District Director of Customs, the
U.S. Army District Engineer, when appropriate, and the Board's Executive 
Secretary. Further, the grantee shall notify the Board's Executive 
Secretary for approval prior to the commencement of any manufacturing 
operation within the zone. 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 To Establish, Operate, and Maintain a Foreign-Trade Zone in Grand 
Forks, North Dakota 
 
   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 Grand Forks Development Foundation, (the Grantee), a North 
Dakota non-profit development corporation, has made application (filed 
August 29, 1983, Docket No. 32-83, 48 FR 40289) in due and proper form to 
the Board, requesting the establishment, operation, and maintenance of a 
foreign-trade zone in Grand Forks, North Dakota, adjacent to the Grand 
Forks Station of the Pembina 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 (15 CFR Part 400) are satisfied; 
 
   Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants to the Grantee the privilege of 
establishing, operating, and maintaining a foreign-trade zone, designated 
on the records of the Board as Zone No. 103 at the location mentioned 
above and more particularly described on the maps and drawings accompanying
the application in Exhibits IX and X, subject to the provisions, 
conditions, 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 foreign-trade zone shall be commenced by the Grantee 
within a reasonable time from the date of issuance of the grant, and prior
thereto the Grantee shall obtain all necessary permits from Federal, State,
and municipal authorities. 
 
   The Grantee shall allow officers and employees of the United States free
and unrestricted access to and throughout the foreign-trade zone site in 
the performance of their official duties. 
 
   The Grantee shall notify the Executive Secretary of the Board for 
approval prior to the commencement of any manufacturing operations within 
the zone.  
 
   The grant shall not be construed to relieve the Grantee from liability 
for injury or damage to the person or property of others occasioned by the 
construction, operation, or maintenance of said zone, 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 the Army District 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 at Washington, D.C. this 27th day of April 1984, 
pursuant to Order of the Board.   
 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
 
 
Malcolm Baldrige, 
 
   Chairman and Executive Officer. 
 
   Attest: 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 84-12329 Filed 5-7-84; 8:45 am] 
 
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