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 Start Printed Page 50164qualified 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 West Virginia Economic Development Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 229, has made application to the Board for authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the crop protection products manufacturing facilities of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc., located in Belle, West Virginia (FTZ Docket 5-2004, filed 2/25/2004);
Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (69 FR 11368-11369, 3/10/2004); 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 is in the public interest;
Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status at the crop protection products manufacturing facilities of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc., located in the Belle, West Virginia (Subzone 229B), at the location described in the application, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including section 400.28.Start Signature
Signed in Washington, DC, this 5th day of August, 2004.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 04-18542 Filed 8-12-04; 8:45 am]
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