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; 75 FR 71069-71070, 11/22/10) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones;
Whereas, the Sebring Airport Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 215, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket 46-2011, filed 06/29/11) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee Counties and the Cities of Belle Glade and Pahokee, Florida, within and adjacent to the Port Manatee Customs and Border Protection port of entry, and FTZ 215's existing Site 1 would be categorized as a magnet site;
Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (76 FR 39378-39379, 07/06/11) 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 215 under the alternative site framework is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.28, and to the Board's standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the overall general-purpose zone project.
Signed at Washington, DC, this 20th day of December 2011.
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 2011-33297 Filed 12-27-11; 8:45 am]
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