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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 451] 
                                  54 FR 48008 
                               November 20, 1989 
   Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the City of Mobile, AL,
for a Special-Purpose Subzone at the Degussa Plant in Mobile County, AL -- 
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 (the
Board) adopts the following Resolution and Order: 
   The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:  
   After consideration of the application of the City of Mobile, Alabama, 
grantee of Foreign-Trade Zones 82, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) on November 23, 1987, requesting special-purpose subzone status 
for the methionine manufacturing facility of Degussa Corporation in Mobile 
County, Alabama, adjacent to the Mobile 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 Degussa Plant in Mobile County, 
Alabama Adjacent to the Mobile Customs Port of Entry 
   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 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 City of Mobile, Alabama, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 82, 
has made application (filed November 23, 1987, FTZ Docket 39-87, 52 FR 
46110), in due and proper form to the Board for authority to establish a 
special-purpose subzone at the methionine manufacturing facility of Degussa 
Corporation in Mobile County, Alabama, adjacent to the Mobile 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 are satisfied; 
   Now, Therefore, in accordance with the application filed November 23, 
1987, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the 
Degussa plant in Mobile County, Alabama, designated on the records of the 
Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 82B 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 regulations issued thereunder, 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 the Grantee shall
obtain all necessary permits 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 the Grantee 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 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 9th day of November, 1989, pursuant to 
Order of the Board. 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
Eric I. Garfinkel, 
   Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Chairman, 
Committee of Alternates. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 89-27187 Filed 11-17-89; 8:45 am]