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[Federal Register: January 19, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 13)]
[Page 1322-1323]
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[Order No. 794]

Grant of Authority for Subzone Status BASF Corporation (Chemical
Pigments/Dyes); Rensselaer, NY

    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

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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 Capital District Regional Planning
Commission, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 121, for authority to
establish special-purpose subzone status at the chemical pigment/dye
manufacturing facility of BASF Corporation in the Rensselaer, New York
area, was filed by the Board on March 11, 1994, and notice inviting
public comment was given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket 11-94, 59
FR 13697, 3-23-94); and,
    Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the FTZ Act
and Board's regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the
application is in the public interest;
    Now, therefore, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a
subzone (Subzone 121B) at the plant site of BASF Corporation in
Rensselaer, New York, at the location described in the application,
subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including
Sec. 400.28. The scope of authority does not include authority for the
election of nonprivileged foreign status (19 CFR Sec. 146.42) on
foreign items used in manufacturing and processing activity which
results in articles subject to a lower (actual or effective) duty rate
than any of their foreign components.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of December 1995.
Susan G. Esserman,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate
Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 96-460 Filed 1-18-96; 8:45 am]