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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                               Order No. 660

 Grant of Authority for Subzone Status, Lincoln Electric Co., (Arc Welding
                 Equipment/Supplies) Euclid and Mentor, OH

                          Monday, October 4, 1993

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 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 special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities
cannot serve the specific use involved;

Whereas, an application from the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority,
grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 40, for authority to establish a
special-purpose subzone for the arc welding equipment and supplies
manufacturing plants of Lincoln Electric Company located in Euclid and
Mentor, Ohio, was filed by the Board on September 8, 1992, and notice
inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket
29-92, 57 FR 43694, 9-22-92); and,

Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Act and Board's
regulations would be satisfied, and that approval of the application would
be in the public interest if approval were given subject to a restriction
requiring that full Customs duties be paid on all foreign steel mill

Now, Therefore, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a subzone
(Subzone 40D) at the Lincoln Electric Company plants in Euclid and Mentor,
Ohio, at the locations described in the application, subject to the FTZ Act
and the Board's regulations, including 400.28, and subject to a
restriction requiring that privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41) shall
be elected on all foreign steel mill products prior to manipulation or
manufacturing in the subzone if the same items are being produced by a
domestic plant.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of September 1993.
Richard W. Moreland,

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


John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 93-24321 Filed 10-1-93; 8:45 am)