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Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Northrop Grumman Corporation-Defense Systems Division (Radar and Electro-Optical Systems), Rolling Meadows, IL

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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 Foreign-Trade Zones Act provides 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,” and authorizes the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 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, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest;

Whereas, the Illinois International Port District, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 22, has made application to the Board for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status at the manufacturing facilities (radar and electro-optical systems) of Northrop Grumman Corporation—Defense Systems Division, located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois (FTZ Docket 59-2000, filed 11/15/2000);

Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (65 FR 71297, 11/30/2000); and,

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

Now, Therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status at the radar and electro-optical systems manufacturing facilities of Northrop Grumman Corporation—Defense Systems Division located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois (Subzone 22M), at the location described in the application, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including section 400.28.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of January, 2002.

Faryar Shirzad,

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

Dennis Puccinelli,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-2256 Filed 1-29-02; 8:45 am]