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Grant of Authority; Establishment of a Foreign-Trade Zone Under the Alternative Site Framework; Tunica County, Mississippi

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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 adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) (15 Start Printed Page 57838CFR 400.2(c)) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of zones;

Whereas, Tunica County, Mississippi (the Grantee), has made application to the Board (B-82-2012, docketed 11/09/2012) requesting the establishment of a foreign-trade zone under the ASF with a service area of Tunica County, adjacent to the Memphis Customs and Border Protection port of entry, proposed Sites 1 and 2 would be categorized as usage-driven sites and proposed Site 3 would be categorized as a magnet site;

Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (77 FR 69435-69436, 11/19/2012) 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;

Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants to the Grantee the privilege of establishing a foreign-trade zone, designated on the records of the Board as Foreign-Trade Zone No. 287, as described in the application, and 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 zone, and to the standard three-year ASF sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for Sites 1 and 2 if no foreign-status merchandise is admitted for a bona fide customs purpose.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 11th day of September 2013.

Penny Pritzker,

Secretary of Commerce, Chairman and Executive Officer, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

Andrew McGilvray,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2013-22949 Filed 9-19-13; 8:45 am]