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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 273] 
 
                                  49 FR 35971 
 
                               September 13, 1984 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Iowa Foreign Trade 
Zone Corporation for a Foreign-Trade Zone in Polk County, IA, and a 
Special-Purpose Subzone in Forest City, IA, Adjacent to the Des Moines 
Customs Port of Entry   

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 Iowa Foreign Trade Zone 
Corporation, an Iowa non-profit corporation affiliated with the Greater 
Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and the Iowa Development Commission, filed 
with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on November 28, 1983, 
requesting a grant of authority for establishing, operating, and 
maintaining a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Polk County, Iowa, 
within the Des Moines Customs port of entry, and requesting special-purpose 
subzone status for the vehicle manufacturing plant of Winnebago Industries, 
Inc., in Forest City, Iowa, adjacent to the Des Moines 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 Section 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 Polk County,
IA, and a Subzone in Forest City, IA, Adjacent to the Des Moines 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 Iowa Foreign Trade Zone Corporation, an Iowa non-profit 
corporation (the Grantee), has made application (filed November 28, 1983, 
Docket No. 40-83, 48 FR 55600) in due and proper form to the Board, 
requesting the establishment, operation, and maintenance of a foreign-trade 
zone in Polk County, Iowa, and a special-purpose subzone for the vehicle 
manufacturing facility of Winnebago Industries, Inc. in Forest City, Iowa, 
adjacent to the Des Moines 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. 107 and Subzone No 107A at the 
locations 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 and subzone 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 and 
subzone sites 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 general-purpose 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 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 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 or his delegate at Washington, D.C. this 4th day of 
September 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. 84-24291 Filed 9-12-84; 8:45 am] 
 
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