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                        DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 333] 
 
                                  51 FR 25075 
 
                                 July 10, 1986 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the South Carolina State
Ports Authority for a Foreign-Trade Zone in West Columbia, SC 
 
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 South Carolina State Ports
Authority, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on July 23,
1985, requesting a grant of authority for establishing, operating, and 
maintaining a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in West Columbia, South 
Carolina, within the Columbia 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 West Columbia, SC
 
    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 South Carolina State Ports Authority (the Grantee) has made
application (filed July 23, 1985, Docket No. 25-85, 50 FR 31757) in due and
proper form to the Board, requesting the establishment, operation, and 
maintenance of a foreign-trade zone in West Columbia, South Carolina, 
within the Columbia 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. 127 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:  

   Operation 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, DC this 2nd day of July 1986, 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. 86-15590 Filed 7-9-86; 8:45 am] 
 
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