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 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 Start Printed Page 76614establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities cannot serve the specific use involved, and when the activity results in significant public benefit and is in the public interest;
Whereas, the City of Conroe, Texas, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 265, has made application to the Board for authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the oil and gas field services equipment distribution facility of Sondex, L.P., located in Conroe, Texas (FTZ Docket 12-2008, filed 2/21/08);
Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (73 FR 12374, 3/7/08); and,
Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner's report, and finds 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 oil and gas field services equipment distribution at the facility of Sondex, L.P., located in Conroe, Texas (Subzone 265B), 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 4th day of December 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. E8-29988 Filed 12-16-08; 8:45 am]
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