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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                [Order No. 493] 
                                  55 FR 50340 
                                December 6, 1990 
   Resolution and Order Approving With Restriction the Application of the 
Greater Kansas City Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., for a Special-Purpose Subzone
for Sink Processing at the Metcraft Plant, Grandview, MO 
TEXT: Proceedings of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Washington, DC.  
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) has adopted the following Resolution and Order; 
   The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:  
   After consideration of the application of the Greater Kansas City 
Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 15, filed with the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Board (the Board) on September 5, 1989, requesting special-purpose 
subzone status for a period not beyond December 31, 1998, for the stainless 
steel sink finishing operation at the Metcraft, Inc., manufacturing plant 
in Grandview, Missouri, adjacent to the Kansas City Customs port of entry, 
the Board, finding that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as 
amended, and the FTZ Board's regulations would be satisfied, and that the 
proposal would be in the public interest if approval were subject to a 
restriction that requires that all foreign merchandise admitted to the plant
under foreign-trade zone procedures be reexported or destroyed, approves the
application subject to the foregoing restriction and time period (12/31/98). 
   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 in Grandview, MO  
   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 Greater Kansas City Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone 15, has made application (filed September 5, 1989, FTZ 
Docket 15-89, 54 FR 181, 9/20/89), in due and proper form to the Board for 
authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the stainless sink 
operation of Metcraft, Inc., located in Grandview, Missouri; 
   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 would be satisfied and that the proposal would be in 
the public interest if approval were given subject to the restriction in 
the resolution accompanying this action; 
   Now, therefore, in accordance with the application filed September 5, 
1989, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a special-purpose 
subzone at the Metcraft plant in Grandview, Missouri, designated on the 
records of the Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 15F 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, 
to the restriction in the resolution accompanying this action, 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 facility 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 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 or his delegate at Washington, DC, this 27th day of November 1990, 
pursuant to Order of the Board. 
Marjorie A. Chorlins, 
   Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, 
Chairman, Committee of Alternates, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 90-28668 Filed 12-5-90; 8:45 am]