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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 403] 
                                  53 FR 51572 
                               December 22, 1988 
   Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Greater Detroit 
Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., for Special-Purpose Subzones at the General 
Motors Plants in Detroit and Orion Township, MI 
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 through 81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones 
Board (the Board) has adopted the following Resolution and Order: 
   The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:  
   After consideration of the application of the Greater Detroit 
Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 70, filed with the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Board (the Board) on August 17, 1987, requesting special-purpose 
subzone status for two auto manufacturing plants of General Motors 
Corporation located in Detroit and in Orion Township, Michigan, adjacent to 
the Detroit 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 
   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 foreign-Trade Subzones at General Motors
Plants in the Detroit, Michigan, 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-Trades 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 Detroit Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 70, has made application (filed August 17, 1987, FTZ 
Docket 11-87, 52 FR 32821) in due and proper form to the Board for 
authority to establish special-purpose subzones at the automobile 
manufacturing plants of General Motors Corporation (GM) in Detroit 
(Detroit/Hamtramck Plant) and Orion Township, Michigan; 
   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 August 17, 
1987, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of subzones at two of 
GM's Detroit area plants, designated on the records of the Board as 
Foreign-Trade Subzone Nos. 70K (Detroit/Hamtramck Plant) and 70L (Orion 
Plant) at the locations 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 the following express conditions and 
   Activiation of the subzones 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 subzones 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 subzones, 
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 14th day of 
December 1988, pursuant to Order of the Board. 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
Jan W. Mares, 
   Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Chairman, 
Committee of Alternates. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 88-29402 Filed 12-21-88; 8:45 am]