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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Order No. 1846]

Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 189 Under Alternative Site Framework, Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon Counties, MI

Whereas,the Board adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) (74 FR 1170, 01/12/09; correction 74 FR 3987, 01/22/09; 75 FR 71069-71070, 11/22/10) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones;

Whereas,the Kent-Ottawa-Muskegon Foreign-Trade Zone Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 189, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket 12-2012, filed 03/1/2012) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties, Michigan, within and adjacent to the Grand Rapids

Customs and Border Protection port of entry, and FTZ 189's existing Sites 1-9 would be categorized as magnet sites;

Whereas,notice inviting public comment was given in theFederal Register(77 FR 14000, 3/8/2012) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations; and,

Whereas,the Board adopts the findings and recommendations 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 189 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 overall general-purpose zone project, and to a five-year ASF sunset provision for magnet sites that would terminate authority for Site 1-8 if not activated by August 31, 2017.

Attest:
Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary.