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Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Cellusuede Products, Inc. (Flock Fiber), Rockford, IL

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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 Greater Rockford Airport Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 176, has made application to the Board for authority to establish a special-purpose subzone at the flock fiber manufacturing and distribution facility of Cellusuede Products, Inc., located in Rockford, Illinois, (FTZ Docket 48-2008, filed 9-3-2008);

Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (73 FR 52816-52817, 9-11-08) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations; and,

Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner's report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board's regulations would be satisfied, and that the proposal would be in the public interest if subject to the restriction listed below;

Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for activity related to the manufacturing and distribution of flock fiber at the facility of Cellusuede Products, Inc., located in Rockford, Illinois (Subzone 1`76F), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.28, and further subject to the following restriction:

Privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41) shall be elected on foreign status nylon, Start Printed Page 46090polyester and polypropylene fibers and tow (HTSUS 5501.10, 5501.20, 5501.40, 5503.20, 5503.40).

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 27th day of August 2009.

Ronald K. Lorentzen,

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

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Andrew McGilvray,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E9-21616 Filed 9-4-09; 8:45 am]