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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 482] 
                                  55 FR 34584 
                                August 23, 1990 
   Resolution and Order Approving the Application of Vision Foreign-Trade 
Zone, Inc., for a Foreign-Trade Zone in Homestead, FL; Proceedings of the 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Washington, DC 
TEXT: 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 Vision Foreign-Trade Zone, 
Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation and affiliate of Vision Council, 
Inc., filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board on July 14, 1989, requesting 
a grant of authority for establishing, operating, and maintaining a 
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Homestead, Florida adjacent to the 
Miami 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 
   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 Homestead, FL 
   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, Vision Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc. (the Grantee), has made 
application (filed July 14, 1989, FTZ Docket 11-89, 54 FR 30773, 7/24/89) 
in due and proper form to the Board, requesting the establishment, operation,
and maintenance of a foreign-trade zone in Homestead, Florida, adjacent to 
the Miami 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, 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 Foreign-Trade Zone No. 166, at the location 
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 Regulations issued 
thereunder, to the same extent as though the same were fully set forth 
herein, and also the following express conditions and limitations: 
   Operation of the foreign-trade zone shall be commenced by the Grantee 
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. 
   The Grantee shall allow officers and employees of the United States free 
and unrestricted access to and throughout the foreign-trade zone site 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 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 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 
   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 17th day of August, 1990, 
pursuant to Order of the Board. 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
Robert A. Mosbacher, 
   Secretary of Commerce, Chairman and Executive Officer.  
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 90-19910 Filed 8-22-90; 8:45 am]