[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 236 (Friday, December 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73009-73010]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29655]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Order No. 1870]


Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 43 Under Alternative Site 
Framework, Battle Creek, MI

    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 City of Battle Creek, Michigan, grantee of Foreign-
Trade Zone 43, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket B-57-
2012, docketed 7-30-2012) for authority to reorganize under the ASF 
with a service area of Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, 
Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van 
Buren Counties, Michigan, in and adjacent to the Battle Creek Customs 
and Border Protection port of entry, FTZ 43's existing Site 1 would be 
categorized as a magnet site and existing Site 8 would be categorized 
as a usage-driven site;
    Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal 
Register (77 FR 46376-46377, 8-3-2012) 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, and that the proposal is in the 
public interest;
    Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders:
    The application to reorganize FTZ 43 under the alternative site 
framework 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 1 if not 
activated by November 30, 2017, and to a three-year ASF sunset 
provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for 
Site 8 if no foreign-status merchandise is admitted for a bona fide 
customs purpose by November 30, 2015.


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    Signed at Washington, DC, this 30th day of November 2012.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, 
Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
    Attest:
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-29655 Filed 12-6-12; 8:45 am]
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