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 Triangle J Council of Governments, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 93, has made application to the Board for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status at the manufacturing and distribution facilities (gas turbine engines) of General Electric Aircraft Engines, located in Research Triangle Park/Durham, North Carolina (FTZ Docket 24-2002, filed May 28, 2002);
Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (67 FR 38940-38941, June 6, 2002); 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 gas-turbine engine manufacturing facilities of General Electric Aircraft Engines located in Research Triangle Park/Durham, North Carolina (Subzone 93F), at the location described in the application, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including § 400.28.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC, this 8th day of November 2002.
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 02-29501 Filed 11-19-02; 8:45 am]
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