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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                [Order No. 396] 
 
                                  53 FR 48003 
 
                               November 29, 1988 
 
 
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Greater Baton Rouge
Port Commission for a Foreign-Trade Zone in the Baton Rouge, LA, Area  
 
TEXT: Proceedings of the Foreign-Trade Zone 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 through 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 Baton Rouge Port
Commission, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on October
13, 1987, requesting a grant of authority for establishing, operating, and
maintaining a general-purpose foreign-trade zone at sites in East Baton 
Rouge, West Baton Rouge, and Iberville Parishes, Louisiana, within the 
Baton Rouge 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.
 
 
FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES BOARD 
 
   Grant of Authority to Establish, Operate, and Maintain a Foreign-Trade 
Zone in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 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 
through 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 Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission (the Grantee) has made 
application (filed October 13, 1987, FTZ Docket 21-87, 52 FR 39673) in due 
and proper form to the Board, requesting the establishment, operation, and 
maintenance of a foreign-trade zone at sites in East Baton Rouge, West Baton
Rouge, and Iberville Parishes, Louisiana, within the Baton Rouge 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. 154, 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 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 grant does not include authority for manufacturing operations, and 
the Grantee shall notify 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 Office at Washington, DC, this 2nd day of November, 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. 88-27500 Filed 11-28-88; 8:45 am] 
 
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