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Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 277 Under Alternative Site Framework; Western Maricopa County, Arizona

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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) (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of zones;

Whereas, Greater Maricopa Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 277, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket B-89-2012, docketed 12-12-2012) for authority to expand under the ASF to include a new magnet site, proposed Site 7, expand existing Site 5 to include additional acreage and be designated as a magnet site, and designate Site 6 as a usage-driven site, adjacent to the Phoenix, Arizona U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry;

Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (77 FR 75144-75145, 12-19-2012) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations; and,

Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendation 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 orders:

The application to expand FTZ 277 under the ASF 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 zone, to a five-year ASF sunset provision for magnet sites that would terminate authority for Site 5 and Site 7 if not activated by December 31, 2018, and to a three-year ASF sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for Site 6 if Start Printed Page 2153no foreign-status merchandise is admitted for a bona fide customs purpose by December 31, 2016.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of December 2013.

Paul Piquado,

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

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Andrew McGilvray,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2014-00396 Filed 1-10-14; 8:45 am]