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Grant of Authority; Establishment of a Foreign-Trade Zone Under the Alternative Site Framework, Cameron Parish, Louisiana

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

WHEREAS, the West Cameron Port Commission (the Grantee), a Louisiana political subdivision, has made application to the Board (B-23-2014, docketed 03/12/2014) requesting the Start Printed Page 3551establishment of a foreign-trade zone under the ASF with a service area that includes Wards 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, adjacent to the Lake Charles Customs and Border Protection port of entry, and proposed Site 1 would be categorized as a usage-driven site;

WHEREAS, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (79 FR 14666, 03/17/2014) 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. 291, 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, and to a three-year ASF sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for Site 1 if no foreign-status merchandise is admitted for a bona fide customs purpose within three years from the month of approval.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of January 2015.

Penny Pritzker,

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


Andrew McGilvray,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2015-01236 Filed 1-22-15; 8:45 am]