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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 296] 
 
                                  50 FR 13261 
 
                                 April 3, 1985 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Foreign-Trade Zone of
Southeast Texas, Inc., for Foreign-Trade Zones in the Beaumont, Port Arthur
and Orange, Texas Customs Port of Entry Areas 
 
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 Foreign-Trade Zone of 
Southeast Texas, Inc., a Texas non-profit corporation affiliated with the 
Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange Navigation Districts and Jefferson County, 
filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on May 7, 1984, and 
amended on November 5, 1984, requesting a grant of authority for 
establishing, operating, and maintaining three general-purpose Foreign-Trade
Zones in the Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange, Texas, Customs port of entry
areas, 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, subject to 
the condition that activation of approved zone space beyond 200 acres at 
Site 2 of the Port Arthur zone requires further Board approval. 
 
   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 zones. 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. 
 
   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 20th day of March 1985, pursuant to Order 
of the Board. The three attached grants of authority, one for each of the 
above ports of entry, are incorporated in this order. 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
 
Malcolm Baldrige, 
 
   Chairman and Executive Officer. 
 
   Attest: 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary. 
 
 
Grant To Establish, Operate, and Maintain a Foreign-Trade Zone in the 
Beaumont, TX, Port of Entry Area 
 
   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 Foreign-Trade Zones of Southeast Texas, Inc., (the Grantee)
has made application (filed May 7, 1984, Docket No. 21-84, 49 FR 20747, 
and amended on November 5, 1984, 49 FR 44779) in due and proper form to the
Board, requesting the establishment, operation, and maintenance of a 
foreign-trade zone at sites in Jefferson and Orange Counties, Texas, 
adjacent to the Beaumont 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. 115 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 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 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 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 20th day of March 1985, pursuant
to Order of the Board.   
 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
 
Malcolm Baldrige, 
 
   Chairman and Executive Officer. 
 
   Attest: 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary. 
 
 
Grant To Establish, Operate, and Maintain a Foreign-Trade Zone in the Port 
Arthur, TX, Port of Entry area 
 
   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 Foreign-Trade Zone of Southeast Texas, Inc., (the Grantee) 
has made application (filed May 7, 1984, Docket No. 21-84, 49 FR 20747) in 
due and proper form to the Board, requesting the establishment, operation, 
and maintenance of a foreign-trade zone at sites in Jefferson County, 
Texas, adjacent to the Port Arthur 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. 116 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: 
 
   Any activation of approved zone space at Site 2 beyond 200 acres requires
further Board approval. 
 
   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 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 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 20th day of March 1985, pursuant to Order 
of the Board.   
 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
 
Malcolm Baldrige, 
 
   Chairman and Executive Officer. 
 
   Attest: 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary. 
 
 
Grant To Establish, Operate, and Maintain a Foreign-Trade Zone in the 
Orange, TX, Port of Entry Area 
 
   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 Foreign-Trade Zone of Southeast Texas, Inc., (the Grantee) 
has made application (filed May 7, 1984, Docket No. 21-84, 49 FR 20747) in 
due and proper form to the Board, requesting the establishment, operation, 
and maintenance of a foreign-trade zone at sites in Orange County, Texas, 
adjacent to the Orange 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. 117 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 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 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 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 20th day of March 1985, 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. 85-7893 Filed 4-2-85; 8:45 am] 
 
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