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Grant of Authority for Subzone Status, Mastex Industries, Inc. (Airbag Fabric for Export), Holyoke, Massachusetts

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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 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 Holyoke Economic Development and Industrial Corporation, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 201, has made application to the Board for authority to establish a special-purpose subzone for the manufacture of airbag fabric for export only at the facility of Mastex Industries, Inc., located in Holyoke, Massachusetts (FTZ Docket 39-2007, filed 8-16-07);

Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (72 FR 48613, 8/24/07); 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 for activity related to export-only airbag fabric manufacturing at the facility of Mastex Industries, Inc., located in Holyoke, Massachusetts (Subzone 201B), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.28.

 Signed at Washington, DC, this 28th day of April 2008.

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David M. Spooner,

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


Andrew McGilvray,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E8-9979 Filed 5-5-08; 8:45 am]