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) (74 FR 1170, 01/12/2009; correction 74 FR 3987, 01/22/2009; 75 FR 71069-71070, 11/22/2010) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones;
Whereas, the Piedmont Triad Partnership, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 230, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket 4-2012, filed 01/11/2012) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties, North Carolina, within and adjacent to the Winston Salem U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry, and FTZ 230's Sites 1-7, 9-11, 16-18 and 20-22 would be categorized as magnet sites, and FTZ 230's Sites 8, 12-15 and 19 would be categorized as usage-driven sites;
Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (77 FR 2698-2699, 01/19/2012) 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 the 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 230 under the alternative site framework is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.13, to the Board's standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the overall general-purpose zone project, and to a five-year ASF sunset provision for magnet sites that would terminate authority for Sites 1, 3-7, 9-11, 16-18 and 20-22 if not activated by June 30, 2017, and to a three-year sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for Sites 8, 12-14 and 19 if no foreign-status merchandise is admitted for a bona fide customs purpose by June 30, 2015.
Signed at Washington, DC, this June 18, 2012.
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-15900 Filed 6-27-12; 8:45 am]
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