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Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 38 Under Alternative Site Framework Spartanburg County, SC

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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 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 South Carolina State Ports Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 38, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket 37-20 10, filed 5/19/2010) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of the South Carolina counties of Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, Oconee, Union, Anderson and Laurens, in and adjacent to the Greenville/Spartanburg Customs and Border Protection port of entry, FTZ 38's existing Sites 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, and 11 as well as new Site 13 would be categorized as magnet sites, and the grantee proposes three initial usage-driven sites (Sites 1, 5 and 7);

Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (75 FR 30372, 6/1/2010) 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 38 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 Sites 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11 and 13 if not activated by October 31, 2015, and to a three-year ASF sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for Sites 1, 5 and 7 if no foreign-status merchandise is admitted for a bona fide customs purpose by October 31, 2013.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 7th day of October 2010.

Ronald K. Lorentzen,

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


Andrew McGilvray,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2010-26282 Filed 10-21-10; 8:45 am]