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FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES BOARD ORDER NO. 39 Part 400 - General Regulations Governing Foreign-Trade Zones in the United States, With Rules of Procedure Miscellaneous Amendments
Pursuant to authority contained in the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (48 Stat. 1000; 19 USC 81h), the General Regulations Governing Foreign-Trade Zones in the United States, with Rules of Procedure (15 CFR Part 400), are hereby amended as follows: 1. Amend Sec. 400.1301 to read as follows: Sec. 400.1301 Organization of Board. The Secretary, as Chairman of the Board, shall designate an Executive Director of Foreign-Trade Zones Operations. The duties of the Executive Director shall be to arrange meetings of the Board, to keep accurate minutes of the Board's deliberations, to direct the execution of orders of the Board, to initiate recommendations to the Board for uniform procedures and practices in the several zones, to make periodic inspections of the zones, and to perform such other duties as are required by the Secretary of Commerce as Executive Officer of the Board, and as the Board may direct. The Executive Director is authorized to appoint staff members, including an Assistant Executive Director who will assist him generally and act for him in his absence. All records of the Board will be maintained in the office of the Executive Director. 2. Amend Sec. 400.1307 to read as follows: Sec. 400.1307 Applications. Upon receipt of an application, the Executive Director of Foreign-Trade Zones Operations will designate an examiner who will investigate the application and accompanying exhibits for compliance with the provisions of Sections 400.600 and 400.608. 3. Amend Sec. 400.1308 to read as follows: Sec. 400.1308 Examiners Committee. If the application and accompanying exhibits are in order, the Executive Director of Foreign-Trade Zones Operations will appoint an Examiners Committee and designate a chairman. This committee will consist of an examiner from the Office of Foreign-Trade Zones Operations who has examined the application as provided in Sec. 400.1307, the collector of customs and the district engineer in whose districts the proposed zone is to be located. The committee will then make a thorough investigation of the application and report its findings to the Board. (Sec. 8, 48 Stat. 1000; 19 USC 81h) It is found that compliance with the notice, public rule making procedure, and effective date requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 USC 1003) is unnecessary in connection with the issuance of this order, because its application is restricted to the administrative functions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, and is of a nature that it poses no burden on the parties of interest. The effective date of this order is, therefore, upon publication in the Federal Register. Signed at Washington, DC, this 28th day of June 1955. Foreign-Trade Zones Board Sinclair Weeks Secretary of Commerce, Chairman and Executive Officer, Foreign-Trade Zones Board Attest: Joseph M. Marrone Executive Director