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Approval For Expansion of Subzone 185C, Merck & Company, Inc., (Pharmaceutical Products), Elkton, Virginia

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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 Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce, grantee of FTZ 185, has requested authority on behalf of Merck & Company, Inc. (Merck), to expand the subzone and scope of manufacturing authority in terms of capacity at Subzone 185C at the Merck pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Elkton, Virginia (FTZ Docket 60-2005, filed 12/7/05); and,

WHEREAS, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (70 FR 74291, 12/15/05);

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 approves the expansion of the subzone and the scope of authority under zone procedures in terms of capacity within Subzone 185C for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products at the Merck & Company, Inc., plant located in Elkton, Virginia, as described in the application and the Federal Register notice, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including § 400.28.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 20th day of October 2006.

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David M. Spooner,

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

Attest:

Pierre V. Duy,

Acting Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E6-17978 Filed 10-25-06; 8:45 am]

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