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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 371] 
 
                                   53 FR 5436 
 
                               February 24, 1988 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Bi-State Authority, 
Lawrenceville-Vincennes Municipal Airport, for a General-Purpose Foreign-
Trade Zone and Subzones in Lawrence and Clay Counties, 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 USC 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 Bi-State Authority, 
Lawrenceville-Vincennes Airport, a public corporation of the States of 
Indiana and Illinois, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board)
on April 1, 1986, requesting a grant of authority for establishing, 
operating, and maintaining a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in 
Lawrence County, Illinois, and a special-purpose subzone for the joint auto
components manufacturing operations of North American Lighting, Inc., and 
Hella Electronics, Inc., in Clay County, Illinois, adjacent to the 
Owensboro-Evansville 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 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 of Authority 
 
   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 USC 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 Bi-State Authority, Lawrenceville-Vincennes Airport (the
Grantee), a public corporation of the States of Illinois and Indiana, has
made application (filed April 1, 1986, Docket 12-86, 51 FR 12356) in due 
and proper form to the Board, requesting the establishment, operation, and
maintenance of a foreign-trade zone and subzones in Lawrence and Clay 
Counties, Illinois, adjacent to the Ownesboro-Evansville 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 and subzones, 
designated on the records of the Board as Zone No. 146 and Subzone Nos. 
146A and 146B, 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 the following express conditions and 
limitations:  
 
   Operation of the foreign-trade zone and subzones 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 grant does not include authority for manufacturing in the general-
purpose zone, and the Grantee shall notify the Board for approval prior to
the commencement of any manufacturing operations within the general-purpose
zone and any new manufacturing within the subzones. 
 
   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 11th day of February, 1988, pursuant to 
Order of the Board. 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
 
C. William Verity, 
 
   Chairman and Executive Officer. 
 
   Attest: 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 88-3921 Filed 2-23-88; 8:45 am] 
 
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