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                                  NOTICES

                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                              (Order No. 618)

     Resolution and Order Approving the Application of the Indiana Port
                                 Commission
                     for Special-Purpose Subzone Status

                          Monday, January 4, 1993


Pursuant to the authority under 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 Indiana Port Commission,
grantee of FTZ 177, filed with the  Foreign-Trade
 Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) on October 23, 1991,
and amended on July 23, 1992, requesting special-purpose subzone status at
the pharmaceutical manufacturing plant of Mead Johnson & Company, in
Evansville and Mt. Vernon, Indiana, the Board, finding that the
requirements of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act and the Board's regulations are 
satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest, approves the 
application, as amended.

Approval is subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board's regulations (as
revised, 56 FR 50790-50808, 10/8/91), including section 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 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 part 400) provide for the
establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities
cannot serve the specific use involved;

Whereas, An application from the Indiana Port Commission, grantee of
Foreign- Trade Zone 177, for authority to establish a special-purpose
subzone for the pharmaceutical and nutritional products manufacturing plant
(four sites) of Mead Johnson & Company, in Evansville and Mt. Vernon,
Indiana, was filed by the Board on October 23, 1991, and notice was given
in the Federal Register on November 1, 1991 (FTZ Docket 64-91, 56 FR 56186);

Whereas, The application was amended on July 23, 1992 (56 FR 33318,
7/28/92) to add two sites; and,

Whereas, The Board has found that the requirements of the Act and the
Board's regulations are satisfied and that the proposal, as amended, is in
the public interest;

Now, Therefore, The Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone
(Subzone 177A) for the manufacture of pharmaceutical and nutritional
products at the Mead Johnson & Company facilities in Evansville and Mt.
Vernon, Indiana, at the locations described in the application, as amended,
subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations (as revised, 56 FR
50790-50808, 10-8-91), including section 400.28.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 21st day of December 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.

Attest:

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 92-31886 Filed 12-31-92; 8:45 am)