Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government


Foreign-Trade Zones Board

Order No. 1627

Grant of Authority For Subzone Status, Black Decker Corporation (Power Tools, Lawn and Garden Tools and Home Products Warehousing and Distribution), Jackson, Tennessee

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's regulations (15 CFR Part 400) provide for the establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities cannot serve the specific use involved, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest;

Whereas, the City of Memphis, Tennessee, grantee of FTZ 77, has made application to the Board for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status at the power tools/lawn and garden tools and home products warehousing and distribution facilities of Black Decker Corporation, located in Jackson, Tennessee (FTZ Docket 44-2008, filed 8/5/2008);

Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in theFederal Register(73 FR 47585, 8/14/2008); 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, and that approval of the application is in the public interest;

Now, therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for activity related to power tools/lawn and garden tools and home products warehousing and distribution at the Black Decker Corporation facility located in Jackson, Tennessee (Subzone 77D), as described in the application andFederal Registernotice, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 400.28.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 26th day of June 2009.

Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary.