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Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 23 Under Alternative Site Framework Buffalo, New York

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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 Start Printed Page 19277CFR Sec. 400.2(c)) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of zones;

Whereas, the County of Erie, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 23, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket B-82-2014, docketed 11-13-2014) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of Erie County, New York, in and adjacent to the Buffalo Customs and Border Protection port of entry, FTZ 23's existing Site 1 would be categorized as a magnet site, existing Sites 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11 would be categorized as usage-driven sites, and existing Sites 2, 3, 7 and 8 would be removed from the zone;

Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (79 FR 68854, 11-19-2014) 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 orders:

The application to reorganize FTZ 23 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, and to an ASF sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for Sites 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11 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 3rd day of April 2015.

Paul Piquado,

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

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[FR Doc. 2015-08330 Filed 4-9-15; 8:45 am]