DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Order No. 436]
54 FR 31356
July 28, 1989
Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the City of St. Paul,
Alaska, for a Foreign-Trade Zone in St. Paul; Proceedings of the Foreign-
Trade Zones Board, Washington, DC.
TEXT: 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 City of St. Paul Island,
Alaska, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on December 14,
1987, requesting a grant of authority for establishing, operating, and
maintaining a general-purpose foreign-trade zone on St. Paul Island, at St.
Paul Municipal Airport, a Customs User Fee Airport, the Board, finding that
the requirements of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended, and the Board's
regulations would be satisfied if approval is initially given for a
restricted period until the issue of reimbursability for zone supervision
at Customs user fee airports is resolved, approves the application for one
year from the date of activation, subject to extension upon application to
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 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
To Establish, Operate, and Maintain a Foreign-Trade Zone In St. Paul, Alaska
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 City of St. Paul, Alaska (the Grantee) has made application
(filed December 14, 1987, FTZ Docket 43-87, 52 FR 48556) in due and proper
form to the Board, requesting the establishment, operation, and maintenance
of a foreign-trade zone at sites in St. Paul, Alaska, adjacent to the St.
Paul Customs User Fee Airport;
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) would be satisfied if approval is
initially given subject to the time limit in the resolution accompanying
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. 159, 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, the one-year time limit in the resolution accompanying this
action, and also the following express conditions and limitations:
Operation of the foreign-trade zone shall be commenced by the Grantee
within a resonable 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
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 18th day of July, 1989, pursuant
to Order of the Board.
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
Robert A. Mosbacher,
Chairman and Executive Officer.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 89-17603 Filed 7-27-89; 8:45 am]
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