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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 324] 
 
                                   51 FR 3639 
 
                                January 29, 1986 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Chicago Regional Port 
District for a Special-Purpose Subzone at the Ford Motor Company Plant in 
Chicago, IL 
 
TEXT: Proceedings of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Washington, DC.  
 
 
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 Chicago Regional Port District, 
grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 22, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) on May 28, 1985, requesting special-purpose subzone status for
Ford Motor Company's auto assembly plant in Chicago, Illinois, within the
Chicago Customs port of entry area, 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 at a Ford Motor 
Company Plant in Chicago, IL 
 
   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 Chicago Regional Port District, grantee of Foreign-Trade 
Zone No. 22, has made application (filed May 28, 1985, Docket 12-85, 50 
FR 23752) in due and proper form to the Board for authority to establish 
a special-purpose subzone at the auto manufacturing plant of Ford Motor 
Company in Chicago, Illinois; 
 
   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 May 28, 1985, 
the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the Ford auto
plant in Chicago, designated on the records of the Board as Foreign-Trade 
Subzone No. 22B, 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, DC this 15th day of January 1986, 
pursuant to Order of the Board. 
 
   Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
 
 
Paul Freedenberg, 
 
   Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Administration Chairman, 
Committee of Alternates. 
 
 
Attest: 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 86-1926 Filed 1-28-86; 8:45 am] 
 
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