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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                              [Order No. 544]

    Approval for Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 2, New Orleans, LA

                        Thursday, November 21, 1991

Pursuant to the authority granted in the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18,
1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-91u), and the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
Regulations (15 CFR part 400), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) 
adopts the following Resolution and Order:

Whereas, the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, Grantee of
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 2, has applied to the Board for authority to expand 
its general-purpose zone to include a site at New Orleans, within the New 
Orleans Customs port of entry;

Whereas, the application was accepted for filing on October 31, 1990, and
notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register on
November 13, 1990 (Docket 43-90, 55 FR 47357);

Whereas, an examiners committee has investigated the application in
accordance with the Board's regulations and recommends approval;

Whereas, the expansion is necessary to improve and expand zone services in
the New Orleans area; and,

Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Act, as amended, and the Board's regulations are satisfied, and that 
approval of the application is in the public interest;

Now, Therefore, the Board hereby orders;

That the Grantee is authorized to expand its zone in accordance with the
application filed on October 31, 1990. 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 or assembly
operations. The authority given in this Order is subject to settlement
locally by the District Director of Customs and the Army District Engineer
regarding compliance with their respective requirements relating to
foreign-trade zones.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 13th day of November, 1991.

Marjorie A. Chorlins,

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

[FR Doc. 91-28072 Filed 11-20-91; 8:45 am]