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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                              [Order No. 542]

   Resolution and Order Approving With Restriction the Application of the
Caddo/Bossier Parishes Port Commission for a Special-Purpose Subzone at the
   AT&T Telecommunications and Computer Equipment Manufacturing Plant in
                               Shreveport, LA

                        Thursday, November 21, 1991

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 Caddo/Bossier Parishes Port
Commission, grantee of FTZ 145, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) on August 23, 1990, requesting special-purpose subzone status at the
telecommunications and computer equipment manufacturing plant of the
American Telephone and Telegraph Company, in Shreveport, Louisiana, 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 privileged foreign status be elected on all
foreign merchandise that is subject to antidumping or countervailing duty
orders at the time of admission to the subzone, approves the application
subject to the foregoing restriction.

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 Establish a Foreign-Trade Subzone in Shreveport, LA

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 Caddo/Bossier Parishes Port Commission, grantee of Foreign-
Trade Zone No. 145, has made application (filed August 23, 1990, FTZ Docket 
37-90, 55 FR 35915, 9/4/90) in due and proper form to the Board for 
authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the telecommunications 
and computer equipment manufacturing plant of American Telephone and 
Telegraph Company (AT&T) in Shreveport, Louisiana;

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 August 23, 1990,
the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the AT&T
plant in Shreveport, Louisiana, designated on the records of the Board as
Foreign-Trade Subzone 145A, 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 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 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 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 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 13th day of November, 1991, 
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. 91-28071 Filed 11-20-91; 8:45 am]