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Reorganization/Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 235 Under Alternative Site Framework, Lakewood, New Jersey

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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 400.2(c)) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of zones;

Whereas, the Township of Lakewood, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 235, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket B-96-2013, docketed November 7, 2013) for authority to reorganize and expand under the ASF with a service area of the Counties of Ocean, Middlesex, Monmouth, Union and Burlington, within and adjacent to the Philadelphia Customs and Border Protection port of entry, FTZ 235's existing Sites 1 and 2 would be categorized as magnet sites, and the grantee proposes two initial usage-driven sites (Sites 7 and 8);

Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (78 FR 66813-68814, 11-15-2013) 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;

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The application to reorganize and expand FTZ 235 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 2 if not activated by May 31, 2019, and to a three-year ASF sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for Sites 7 and 8 if no foreign-status merchandise is admitted for a bona fide customs purpose by May 31, 2017.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of May 2014.

Paul Piquado,

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


Andrew McGilvray,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2014-11891 Filed 5-21-14; 8:45 am]