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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                              (Order No. 635)

     Approval for Expansion of Manufacturing Activity (Vessels) Within
    Subzone 2G, Trinity Marine Group/Equitable Shipyard, New Orleans, LA

                          Tuesday, April 27, 1993

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

Whereas,  400.28(a)(2) of the Board's regulations, requires approval of
the Board prior to commencement of new manufacturing/processing activity
within existing zone facilities;

Whereas, on April 10, 1992, the Board authorized subzone status on behalf
of the Trinity Marine Group, Inc. (TMG), at the Equitable Shipyard
shipbuilding facility, New Orleans, Louisiana, on a temporary basis (to
4/1/94) for the completion of construction of a vessel subject to the
standard shipyard subzone restrictions (Subzone 2G, Board Order 573, 57 FR
13695, 4/17/92);

Whereas, the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (the Port),
grantee of FTZ 2 and Subzone 2G, New Orleans, Louisiana, has requested
authority under  400.32(b)(1) of the Board's regulations on behalf of TMG
to expand the scope of temporary subzone authority to include the
construction of additional vessels under zone procedures (filed 4/6/93,
A(32b1)-1-93; Doc. 12- 93, assigned 4/12/93);

Whereas, pursuant to  400.32(b)(1), the Commerce Department's Assistant
Secretary for Import Administration has authority to act for the Board in
making decisions on new manufacturing/processing activity under certain
circumstances, including situations where the proposed activity is the same
in terms of products involved, to activity recently approved by the Board
under similar circumstances ( 400.32(b)(1)(i)); and,

Whereas, the FTZ Staff has reviewed the proposal, taking into account the
criteria of  400.31, and the Executive Secretary has recommended approval;

Now, Therefore, the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, acting
for the Board pursuant to  400.32(b)(1), concurs in the recommendation and
hereby approves the request subject to the Act and the Board's Regulations
(as revised, 56 FR 50790-50808, 10/8/91), including  400.28, and subject
to the special restrictions (standard shipyard restrictions) and time limit
described in Board Order 573.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 19th day of April, 1993, pursuant to Order
of the Board.

Joseph A. Spetrini,

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

(FR Doc. 93-9837 Filed 4-26-93; 8:45 am)