83 FR 177 pg. 46142 - Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 158 Under Alternative Site Framework; Vicksburg/Jackson, Mississippi

Type: NOTICEVolume: 83Number: 177Page: 46142
Docket number: [Order No. 2060]
FR document: [FR Doc. 2018-19843 Filed 9-11-18; 8:45 am]
Agency: Commerce Department
Sub Agency: Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Official PDF Version:  PDF Version
Page: 46142

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Order No. 2060]

Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 158 Under Alternative Site Framework; Vicksburg/Jackson, Mississippi

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 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 Greater Mississippi Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 158, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ DocketB-22-2018, docketed April 10, 2018) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of Claiborne, Hinds, Madison, Marshall, Pontotoc, Rankin, Tate, Warren and Washington Counties, Mississippi and portions of Lee and Tishomingo Counties, Mississippi, in and adjacent to the Vicksburg and Greenville (Mississippi), Memphis (Tennessee) and Huntsville (Alabama) Customs and Border Protection ports of entry, and FTZ 158's existing Sites 2, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 would be categorized as magnet sites;

Whereas , notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (83 FR 17144, April 18, 2018) 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 158 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 magnet sites that would terminate authority for Sites 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 if not activated within five years from the month of approval.

Dated: September 6, 2018.

Gary Taverman,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

[FR Doc. 2018-19843 Filed 9-11-18; 8:45 am]

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