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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                              [Order No. 509]

To Establish, Operate, and Maintain a Foreign-Trade Zone in Cedar Rapids, IA

                         Monday, February 11, 1991

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 Secretary of Commerce (the Secretary) is Chairman of the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board;

Whereas, Title I of the 1991 Appropriations Act for the Departments of
Commerce, Justice, and State (Pub. L. 101-515) contains a provisions which
directs the Secretary to establish a foreign-trade zone for Cedar Rapids, 
Iowa, not later than February 1, 1991, notwithstanding any other provision 
of law;

Whereas, the Cedar Rapids Airport Commission (the Commission), a political
subdivision of the City of Cedar Rapids, submitted a plan (CR plan) to the
Secretary on January 14, 1991, for a general-purpose zone consisting of a
site at the Cedar Rapids Municipal Airport Complex (2,965 acres), including
the Airport Business Park, and a site at the designated public warehouse
facility of Iowa Midlands Supply, Inc., at 1860 McCloud Place NE., in Cedar 

Whereas, the CR plan was submitted by the Cedar Rapids Airport Commission
with the agreement of the City of Cedar Rapids to propose the Commission as
grantee of the zone and to propose the sites that are considered to be
appropriate for the establishment of a zone pursuant to Public Law 101-515;

Whereas, the Secretary has considered the CR plan in the light of Public
Law 101-515 and the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, and has notified the other 
members of the Board of his intention to issue a grant of authority pursuant
to the Act authorizing the establishment of a general-purpose zone 
consisting of the two above sites, subject to the standard conditions 
contained in zone grants of authority;

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. 175, at the locations 
mentioned above and more particularly described in the CR plan, submitted 
to the Secretary on January 14, 1991, subject to the provisions, conditions,
and restrictions of the Act and the 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 

The Grantee shall allow officers and employees of the United States free
and unrestricted access to and throughout the foreign-trade zones 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 facilities.

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 1st day of February, 1991, 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. 91-3102 Filed 2-8-91; 8:45 am]