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Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 76 Under Alternative Site Framework, Bridgeport, Connecticut

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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 (FTZ) 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 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 Bridgeport Port Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 76, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket B-24-2021, docketed March 19, 2021) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of Fairfield and Litchfield Counties as well as a portion of New Haven County, Connecticut, in and adjacent to the Bridgeport Customs and Border Protection port of entry, FTZ 76's existing Site 5 would be categorized as a magnet site, and existing Subzone 76A would become a subzone under the ASF;

Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (86 FR 15887, 3/25/2021) 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 76 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 an ASF sunset provision for magnet sites that would terminate authority for Site 5 if not activated within five years from the month of approval, and to an ASF sunset provision for subzone/usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for each existing site of Subzone 76A if no foreign-status merchandise is admitted to the site for a bona fide customs purpose within three years from the month of approval.

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Dated: July 15, 2021.

Christian B. Marsh,

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

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[FR Doc. 2021-15411 Filed 7-19-21; 8:45 am]