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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                 [Docket 39-90] 
 
                                  55 FR 43018 
 
                                October 25, 1990 
 
   Foreign-Trade Zone 141 -- Monroe County, NY; Application for Subzone, 
General Motors Corp. Auto Parts Plant, Rochester, NY. 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the County of Monroe, New York, grantee of FTZ 141, 
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the auto parts manufacturing 
plant of General Motors Corporation (GM), Delco Products Division, located 
in Rochester, New York. The application was submitted pursuant to the 
provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), 
and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed 
on October 2, 1990.  
 
   The GM plant (36 acres) is located at 1555 Lyell Avenue in Rochester. The
facility employs 3,500 persons and is used to produce windshield wiper 
systems, car seat actuators, door lock actuators, windowlift actuators, 
power antennae, heater and blower motors, compressors and engine cooling 
systems. Foreign subcomponents and materials account for up to 70 percent 
(average -- 15%) of material value of the auto parts made at the plant. 
They include housings, motor assemblies, magnets, pumps, antennae and 
circuit boards. Foreign sourced bearings would enter the plant in duty-paid 
domestic status.  
 
   Zone procedures would exempt GM from Customs duties on the foreign 
components used in the manufacture of products that are exported. On 
products shipped to GM's domestic auto assembly plants with subzone status, 
the company would be able to choose the rate that applies to finished autos 
(2.5%), whereas the duty rates on the subcomponents and material used at 
the plant range from 3.0 to 6.0 percent. Normal duty rates would apply to 
components used for products that are sold in the U.S. aftermarket. The 
application indicates that the savings will help improve the company's 
international competitiveness.  
 
   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The 
committee consists of: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones 
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Edward A. Goggin, 
Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Northeast Region, 
10 Causeway Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02222-1056; and Colonel Hugh F. 
Boyd III, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District, Buffalo, 1776 
Niagara Street, Buffalo, New York 14207-3199. 
 
   Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from 
interested parties. They shall be addressed to the Board's Executive 
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before December 4, 1990.
 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations. 

U.S. Department of Commerce, Branch Office, 
121 East Avenue, 
Rochester, New York 14604. 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 4213, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: October 17, 1990. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 90-25168 Filed 10-24-90; 8:45 am] 
 
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