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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 313] 
 
                                  50 FR 42974 
 
                                October 23, 1985 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Greater Kansas City 
Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., for a Special-Purpose Subzone for a General 
Motors Plant in Kansas City, KS 
 
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 Greater Kansas City 
Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 17, filed with the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on October 29, 1984, requesting 
special-purpose subzone status for the automobile manufacturing plant of 
General Motors Corporation in Kansas City, Kansas, within the Kansas City 
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 Kansas City, 
Kansas  
 
   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 Greater Kansas City Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 17, has made application (filed October 29, 1984,  
 
Docket No. 47-84, 49 FR 44660) in due and proper form to the Board for 
authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the General Motors 
Corporation auto manufacturing plant in Kansas City, Kansas, within the 
Kansas City 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 October 29, 
1984, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the 
General Motors Kansas City, Kansas plant, designated on the records of the
Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 17A, 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 9th day of October 1985, 
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. 
 
   Attest. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 85-25286 Filed 10-22-85; 8:45 am] 
 
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