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Approval for Expansion of Subzone 35B, Merck & Company, Inc., Plant (Pharmaceuticals), West Point, PA

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Pursuant to its authority under 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 Order:

Whereas, the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 35, has requested authority on behalf of Merck & Company, Inc. (Merck), to add capacity and to expand the scope of authority under zone procedures within Subzone 35B at the Merck plant in West Point, Pennsylvania (FTZ Docket 60-2000, filed 11/17/2000);

Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (65 FR 71298, 11/30/00);

Whereas, pursuant to Section 400.32(b)(1) of the FTZ Board Start Printed Page 19919regulations (15 CFR 400), the Secretary of Commerce's delegate on the FTZ Board has the authority to act for the Board in making decisions regarding manufacturing activity within existing zones when the proposed activity is the same, in terms of products involved, to activity recently approved by the Board and similar in circumstances (15 CFR 400.32(b)(1)(i)); and,

Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner's report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board's regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest;

Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders:

The application to add capacity and to expand the scope of authority under zone procedures within Subzone 35B on behalf of Merck & Company, Inc., is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.28.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of April, 2001.

Timothy J. Hauser,

Acting Under Secretary for International Trade, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

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[FR Doc. 01-9638 Filed 4-17-01; 8:45 am]