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 400.2(c)) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of zones;
Whereas, the City of New York, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zones 1 and 111, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket B-90-2013, docketed 10-21-2013) for authority to merge FTZs 1 and 111 under FTZ 1 and reorganize the merged zone under the ASF with a service area of New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens, and Richmond Counties, New York, in and adjacent to the New York/Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport Customs and Border Protection ports of entry, FTZ 1's existing Sites 1, 2, 3 and 5 would be categorized as magnet sites, existing Site 4 as a usage-driven site, and existing Site 1 of FTZ 111 would be renumbered as Site 6 of FTZ 1 and categorized as a magnet site;
Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (78 FR 63963, 10-25-2013) 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 merge FTZ 1 and FTZ 111 under FTZ 1 and reorganize the merged zone under the ASF is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.13, to the Board's standard Start Printed Page 162802,000-acre activation limit for the zone, to a ten-year ASF sunset provision for a magnet site that would terminate authority for Site 6 if not activated by March 31, 2024, to a five-year ASF sunset provision for magnet sites that would terminate authority for Sites 2, 3 and 5 if not activated by March 31, 2019, and to a three-year ASF sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for Site 4 if no foreign-status merchandise is admitted for a bona fide customs purpose by March 31, 2017.
Signed at Washington, DC, this 18th day of March 2014.
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 2014-06577 Filed 3-24-14; 8:45 am]
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