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                                  NOTICES

                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                              (Order No. 557)

Resolution and Order Approving With Restriction the Application of the City
                                     of
 Battle Creek, MI, for a Subzone at the Infant Formula/Nutritional Products
     Manufacturing Facilities of Mead Johnson & Company in Zeeland, MI

                          Friday, January 10, 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 City of Battle Creek,
Michigan, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 43, filed with the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Board (the Board) on September 21, 1991, requesting special-purpose 
subzone status for the infant formula and nutritional products manufacturing
facilities of Mead Johnson & Company, in Zeeland, Michigan, adjacent to the 
Grand Rapids Customs port of entry, the Board, finds that the requirements 
of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended, and the Board's regulations 
would be satisfied, and that the proposal would be in the public interest, 
if approval were subject to a restriction requiring all foreign-origin dairy 
products admitted to the subzone to be reexported (sugar is of domestic 
origin), approves the application, subject to the foregoing restriction.

The 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.

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 and empowered to grant to qualified 
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 part 400) provide for the
establishment of subzones when existing zone facilities cannot serve the
specific use involved, and where a significant public benefit will result;

Whereas, the City of Battle Creek, Michigan, Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone
No. 43, has made application (filed 9-21-91, FTZ Docket 55-91, 56 FR 50091,
10-03- 91) to the Board for authority to establish a subzone at the infant
formula and nutritional products manufacturing facilities of Mead Johnson &
Company in Zeeland, Michigan;

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 September 21,
1991, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone at the
Mead Johnson & Company facilities in Zeeland, Michigan, designated on the
records of the Board as Foreign-Trade Subzone 43B, at the location
described in the application, subject to the restriction 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 Section 400.28.
Signed this 3rd day of January, 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. 92-684 Filed 1-9-92; 8:45 am)