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                                  NOTICES

                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                              [Order No. 511]

   Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Greater Rockford
                                  Airport
   		Authority for a Foreign-Trade Zone
                          	 in Rockford, IL

                          Tuesday, March 12, 1991

Proceedings of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Washington, D.C.

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 Greater Rockford Airport
Authority, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board on March 26, 1990, 
requesting a grant of authority for establishing, operating, and maintaining
a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Rockford, Illinois, within the 
Rockford Customs user fee airport facility, the Board, finding 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.

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 Section
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 Rockford, IL

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 Greater Rockford Airport Authority (the Grantee), has made
application (filed March 26, 1990, FTZ Docket 14-90, 55 FR 13301, 4/10/90)
in due and proper form to the Board, requesting the establishment,
operation, and maintenance of a foreign-trade zone in Rockford, Illinois, 
within the Rockford Customs user fee airport facility;

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. 176, 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 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 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 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 or his delegate at Washington, DC, this 1st day of March, 1991, 
pursuant to Order of The Board.
Foreign--Trade Zones Board.

Robert A. Mosbacher,

Secretary of Commerce, Chairman and Executive Officer.

Attest:

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-5754 Filed 3-11-91; 8:45 am]