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 Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 City of Birmingham, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 98, has made application for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status at the forklift truck components manufacturing facility of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc., located in Sulligent, Alabama (Docket 37-2006, filed 8-22-2006);
Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (71 FR 51183, 8-29-2006); and,
Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendation of the Start Printed Page 69183examiner's report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and 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 for activity related to the production of forklift truck components, engines, and drive axles at the manufacturing facility of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc., located in Sulligent, Alabama (Subzone 98D), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.28.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC, this 27th day of November 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. E7-23802 Filed 12-6-07; 8:45 am]
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