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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 404] 
                                  53 FR 51573 
                               December 22, 1988 
   Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Greater Detroit 
Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., for a Spe cial-Purpose Subzone at the General 
Motors Complex in Lansing, MI 
TEXT: Resolution and Order 
   Proceedings of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Washington, DC.  
   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 18, 1987, requesting special-purpose subzone 
status for the automobile manufacturing complex of General Motors 
Corporation located in Lansing, 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 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 the General 
Motors Complex in Lansing, Michigan 
   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 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 18, 1987, 
FTZ Docket 12-87, 52 FR 32822) in due and proper form to the Board for 
authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the automobile 
manufacturing complex of General Motors Corporation (GM) in Lansing, 
   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 18, 1987,
the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at GM's Lansing, 
Michigan, complex, designated on the records of the Board as Foreign-Trade 
Subzone No. 70M 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 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. 88-29401 Filed 12-21-88; 8:45 am]