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                                  NOTICES

                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

			    Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                              (Order No. 556)

   Resolution and Order Approving With Restriction the Application of the
                                   North
       Carolina Department of Economic and Community Development for
                              Special-Purpose
  Subzone Status; Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corporation Plant
                  (Hydraulic Excavators); Kernersville, NC

                         Friday, February 21, 1992


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 
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 North Carolina Department of
Economic and Community Development (formerly the North Carolina Department
of Commerce), grantee of FTZ 66, filed with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) on June 18, 1990, requesting special-purpose subzone status for 
the excavator manufacturing plant of the Deere-Hitachi Construction 
Machinery Corporation in Kernersville, North Carolina, 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 the condition that no 
authority is granted for excavators made under zone procedures at the 
Kernersville plant to be converted by Deere-Hitachi or its affiliates into 
forestry equipment or other equipment, based on the terms of the plan and 
circumstances outlined in the application and case record, approves the 
application, subject to the foregoing condition. The operation shall be 
monitored accordingly.

Approval is subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board's regulations (as
revised, 56 FR 50790-50808, 10/8/91), including  400.28. 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 for Subzone Status

Whereas, By an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act "To provide
for the establishment 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 to grant to corporations the privilege of 
establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs ports of 
entry; 

Whereas, The Board's regulations (15 CFR 400) 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 North Carolina Department of Economic and Community
Development (formerly the North Carolina Department of Commerce), grantee
of FTZ 66, has made application (filed 6-18-90, FTZ Docket 24-90, 55 FR
26720, 6-29-90) to the Board for authority to establish a special-purpose
subzone at the hydraulic excavator manufacturing plant of the Deere-Hitachi
Construction Machinery Corporation in Kernersville, North Carolina;

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 condition in the
resolution accompanying this action;

Now, Therefore, The Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone
at the Deere-Kitachi Construction Machinery Corporation plant in
Kernersville, North Carolina, designated on the records of the Board as
Foreign-Trade Subzone 66B, at the location described in the application,
subject to the condition in the resolution accompanying this action, and to
the Act and the Board's Regulations (as revised, 56 FR 50790-50808,
10/8/91), including  400.28.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of February, 1992, pursuant to
Order of the Board.

Alan, M. Dunn,

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

(FR Doc. 92-4060 Filed 2-20-92; 8:45 am)