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 Board adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) in December 2008 (74 FR 1170, 01/12/09; correction 74 FR 3987, 01/22/09) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones;
Whereas, the City of Lubbock, Texas, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 260, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket 28-2009, filed 7/15/2009) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lubbock and Terry Counties, Texas, in and adjacent to the Lubbock Customs and Border Protection port of entry, FTZ 260's existing Sites 1 and 2 would be categorized as magnet sites, Start Printed Page 13262and the grantee proposes two initial usage-driven sites (Sites 4 and 5);
Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (74 FR 36166, 7/22/09) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations; and,
Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendation of the examiner's report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board's regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest;
Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders:
The application to reorganize FTZ 260 under the alternative site framework is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.28, to the Board's standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the overall general-purpose zone project, to a five-year ASF sunset provision for magnet sites that would terminate authority for Site 2 if not activated by February 28, 2015, and to a three-year ASF sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for Sites 4 and 5 if no foreign-status merchandise is admitted for a bona fide customs purpose by February 28, 2013.
Signed at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of February 2010.Start Signature
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 2010-6094 Filed 3-18-10; 8:45 am]
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