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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                              [Order No. 522]

 Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the City of San Antonio,
		     Texas, for Expansion of Foreign-Trade
              	Zone 80, and for Non-Manufacturing
Subzone Status at the Plants of Bausch and Lomb (Sunglasses), Colin Medical
    Instruments (Medical Equipment), and Friedrich Air Conditioning and
                      Refrigeration (Air Conditioners)

                          Wednesday, May 29, 1991

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 13,
1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board has 
adopted the following Resolution and Order:

The Board, having considered the matter, hereby orders:

After consideration of the application of the City of San Antonio, Texas,
grantee of FTZ 80, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) on 
May 15, 1990, requesting authority to expand and reorganize its general-
purpose zone and requesting special-purpose subzone status for the San 
Antonio area plants of Bausch and Lomb, Inc. (assembly), Colin Medical 
Instruments Corporation (non-manufacturing), and Friedrich Air Conditioning 
and Refrigeration Company (non-manufacturing), the Board, finding that the 
requirements of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended, and the FTZ Board's
regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest, 
approves the application. The new general-purpose zone plan would involve 
six sites with activation limits at Site Nos. 3, 4, 5, and 6 of 225 acres 

The Secretary of Commerce, as Chairman and Executive Officer of the Board,
is hereby authorized to issue a grant of authority and appropriate Board 

Grant of Authority

To Expand Foreign-Trade Zone 80 and to Establish Foreign-Trade Subzones in 
the San Antonio, Texas, Area 

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 is empowered to authorize the expansion of zones when
additional facilities are needed (15 CFR 400.607);

Whereas, the Board's regulations (15 CFR 400.304) provide for the
establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities
cannot service the specific use involved, and where a significant public 
benefit will result;

Whereas, the City of San Antonio, Texas, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 80, 
has made application (filed May 15, 1990, FTZ Docket 18-90, 55 FR 22052) in 
due and proper form to the Board for authority to expand and reorganize its 
general- purpose zone at sites in San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas, and 
to establish special-purpose subzones at the sunglasses assembly and 
distribution facility of Bausch and Lomb, Inc., the medical equipment 
distribution (non-manufacturing) facility of Colin Medical Instruments 
Corporation, and, the air conditioning equipment distribution (non-
manufacturing) facility of Friedrich Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 
Company, all located in the San Antonio area.

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, in accordance with the application filed May 15, 1990, the
Board hereby authorizes the expansion of FTZ 80 and the establishment of
subzones at the Bausch and Lomb, Colin Medical Instruments and Friedrich
plants, designated on the records of the Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone
Nos. 80A, 80B and 80C, respectively, at the locations 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 the Regulations issued thereunder, to the
restriction in the resolution accompanying this action, and also to the
following express conditions and limitations:

Activation of the subzones 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 zone and subzone
sites in the performance of their official duties.

The grantee 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 therefore.

The grant is further subject to settlement locally by the District Director
of Customs and 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 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 17th day of May, 1991, 
pursuant to Order of the Board.

Eric I. Garfinkel,

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Chairman,
Committee of Alternates, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.


John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-12648 Filed 5-28-91; 8:45 am]