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and to assure uniform treatment under like conditions to users of the zone or to merchandise within the zone subject to such treaties or commercial conven. tions in force at the time.
(d) To require compliance with lawful regulations of the Board and of other Government departments, State or municipal agencies, which may be applicable to the zone.
(e) To prescribe the form and manner of keeping the accounts of the zone.
(f) To require the submission annually, and at such other times as the Board may prescribe, of reports containing full statements of the operations, receipts, and expenditures, and such other information as the Board may require.
(g) To inspect and examine at such times as the Board may deem advisable the premises, operations, or accounts of the grantee.
(h) To impose fines of not to exceed $1,000 per day for violations of the act or of the regulations in this part.
(1) To revoke the grant of any corporation after due notice and public hearing for repeated and willful violations of the act.
(j) To prescribe reasonable and uniform regulations for like conditions and circumstances for the erection of buildings within the zone by other than the grantee.
(k) To make a report to the Congress on the first day of each regular session, containing a summary of the operation and fiscal condition of each zone, and to transmit therewith copies of the annual report of each grantee.
(1) To perform such other duties as may be necessary to administer the provisions of the act. (Regulations, June 29, 1935, as amended by Order 86, 36 F.R. 24930, Dec. 24, 1971) $ 400.201 Cooperation with other
agencies. The Board is authorized to cooperate:
(a) With other Government departments or other Federal agencies having jurisdiction in or adjacent to ports of entry.
(b) With State and local authorities in the exercise of their police, sanitary, and other powers in connection with the zone. (Sec. 9, 48 Stat. 1000; 19 U.S.C. 811) § 400.202 Cooperation with Board of
other agencies of the Government. By authority of the act and Executive Order No. 7104, the executive depart
ments and other establishments of the Government will furnish to the Board such records, papers, and information in their possession as may be required by the Board, and temporarily detail to the service of the Board such oficers, experts, or engineers as may be necessary to enable the Board to carry out its duties under the act. (Sec. 10. 48 Stat. 1001; 19 U.S.C. 811) 8 400.203 Executive Order No. 7104.
Executive departments and other establishments of the Government are hereby ordered and directed to cooperate with the Board established by the act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 998–1003; 19 U.S.C. 818-81u), for carrying out the purposes thereof, and at the request of the said Board to furnish it such records, papers, and information in their possession, as it may require, and to teraporarily detail to its service such officers, experts, or engineers as may be necessary for the purpose of facilitating the investigation of the Board and its work in connection with the establishment, operation, and maintenance of foreigntrade zones. (E. O. 7104, July 18, 1935)
NUMBER AND LOCATION OF ZONES 8 400.300 Each port of entry entitled to
at least one zone. Subject to the provisions of the act and of the regulations in this part, each port of entry shall be entitled to at least one zone. (Sec. 2, 48 Stat. 999; 19 U. 8. C. 81b) $ 400.301 Port of entry located in more
than one State entitled to a zone in
each such State. When a port of entry is located within the confines of more than one State, such port of entry shall be entitled to a zone in each of such States. (Sec. 2, 48 Stat. 999; 19 U. 8. O. 816) $ 400.302 Zone may be authorized in
each of two cities separated by water
in one port of entry. When two cities separated by water are embraced in one port of entry, a zone may be authorized in each of said cities, or in territory adjacent thereto. (Sec. 2, 48 Stat. 999; 19 U. 8. C. 81b) 8 400.303 Additional zones in port of
entry may be authorized by Board. Zones in addition to those to which a port of entry is entitled shall be au
thorized only if the Board finds that (5) Warehouses so constructed and loexisting or authorized zones will not cated as to meet the requirements of serve adequately the convenience of goods to be stored and the special regcommerce.
ulations of the Treasury Department to (Sec. 2, 48 Stat. 999; 19 U. 8. C. 81b)
safeguard the revenue.
(6) Transportation connections with $ 400.304 Zones for specialized pur.
systems serving surrounding territory poses.
and other parts of the United States, so The establishment of a zone, or & arranged as to permit of proper guarding sub-zone in an area separate from an and inspection for the protection of the existing zone, for one or more of the spe revenue. cialized purposes of storing, manipulat (7) Fuel facilities for servicing vessels ing, manufacturing, or exhibiting goods, with coal or other fuel, with adequate remay be authorized if the Board inds serve storage spaces. that existing or authorized zones will (8) Light and power facilities throughnot serve adequately the convenience of
out the zone, on the wharves and docks, commerce with respect to the proposed and to meet any special requirements of purposes.
the Treasury Department in safeguard(Order 29, 17 F.R. 6316, June 11, 1952)
19) Water and sewer mains conECONOMIC, FINANCIAL, AND PHYSICAL RE
structed to meet approved plans for servQUIREMENTS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF
ice and health protection ZONE
(10) Fire protection suitable for $ 400.400 Economic survey of proposed proper protection of zone and goods in
storage. Before & grant is made, an economic
(11) Administrative and living quarsurvey must demonstrate to the satis ters and facilities for the oficers and emfaction of the Board that the anticipated ployees of the United States, State, and commerce, benefits, and returns, both municipality, whose duties may require direct and indirect, will justify its con
their presence within the zone. struction to expedite and encourage for
(12) Adequate enclosures to segregate eign commerce. In considering the
the zone from customs territory for the economic impact of the proposal, the
protection of the revenue, together with Board will take into account its impact
suitable provisions for ingress and egress on the U.S. balance of payments, as well
of persons, conveyances, vessels, and as its environmental impact in the light
merchandise. of national policy.
(13) Sanitary facilities and appliances
to conform to Federal and local require(Regulations, June 29, 1935, as amended by Order 86, 36 F.R. 24929, Dec. 24, 1971)
(14) Adequate facilities for the disin8 400.401 Proof of ability of applicant
fection and fumigation of merchandise adequately to finance zone.
as required. The ability of the applicant adequately (15) Such other facilities as may be to finance and conduct the undertaking required by the Board. must be demonstrated to the complete (b) Where zone will not be adjacent to satisfaction of the Board.
water. (1) Warehouses so constructed § 400.402 Physical facilities required in
and located as to meet the requirements the operation of a zone.
of goods to be stored and the special reg(a) Where zone will be adjacent to
ulations of the Treasury Department to water. (1) Adequate slips to accommo
safeguard the revenue. date vessels engaged in foreign trade.
(2) Transportation connections with (2) Wharves and docks suitably con
systems serving surrounding territory structed for the needs of the specific and other parts of the United States, so commodities to be handled over them. arranged as to permit of proper guarding
(3) Mooring facilities for the protec and inspection for the protection of the tion of vessels while loading, unloading, revenue. or awaiting berth.
(3) Light and power facilities through(4) Transit sheds on the wharves for out the zone, and to meet any special the protection of goods accumulated for requirements of the Treasury Departshipment or unloaded and awaiting dis ment in safeguarding the revenue. position.
(4) Water and sewer mains con
structed to meet approved plans for seryice and health protection.
(5) Fire protection suitable for proper protection of zone and goods in storage.
(6) Administrative and living quarters and facilities for the officers and employees of the United States, State, and municipality, whose duties may require their presence within the zone.
(7) Adequate enclosures to segregate the zone from customs territory for the protection of the revenue, together with suitable provisions for ingress and egress of persons, conveyances, and merchandise.
(8) Sanitary facilities and appliances to conform to Federal and local requirements.
(9) Adequate facilities for the disinfection and fumigation of merchandise as required.
(10) Such other facilities as may be required by the Board.
(c) Ratproofing and sanitation. All buildings and other structures within the zone, whether it is adjacent to water or not, shall be so constructed or altered, and maintained, as may be required by the Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service, to prevent the harborage of rodents. Water supply, sewage disposal, and provision for general sanitation (including adequate facilities for disinfection and fumigation) shall be as required by the Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service. (Sec. 12, 48 Stat. 1001; 19 U.S.C. 811) § 400.403 Construction and operation of
equipment for segregation from customs territory and quarters for per
sonnel. (a) All zones shall be segregated from the land area of adjacent customs territory by a fence of woven galvanizedwire netting, of not less than No. 6 gage wire, with a mesh not exceeding 2 inches, and an over-all height of at least 10 feet above the concrete base in which the posts are set. The netting shall be securely attached to the insides of the posts and shall be set sufficiently low so as to be flush with the ground at all times. The fence shall be topped by at least three strands of galvanized barbed wire, fourpoint type, each strand consisting of two strands of No. 121/2 gage wire. The three strands shall be secured to metal brackets affixed to the top of each post, the brackets inclining at approximately 45°
inward and upward. The strands shall be parallel and from 3 to 4 inches apart. Suitable concrete or metal posts shall be set in concrete footings, not less than 3 feet deep by 10 inches square, and with centers not more than 10 feet apart. Proper anchors and braces shall be installed at corners and gates. The gates shall be of the same material and height as the fence and shall be topped by three strands of the barbed wire above described, such strands to be affixed to metal brackets perpendicular with the gate. Suitable attachments shall be secured to the gates for the purpose of affixing locks. Alternate proposals for barriers of equal efficiency may be approved by the Board.
(b) If, according to the terrain or other factors adjacent to the fence surrounding the enclosure, or for other reasons, the height of the fence as provided for herein is not suficient for proper protection to the revenue, the height shall be suitably increased at the direction of the Board or the District Director of Customs.
(c) If sides of buildings situated within a zone form a part of the zone enclosure in lieu of the fence prescribed above, all openings in such sides of the buildings shall be securely closed by heavy metal netting, grills, or other effective barriers.
(d) Fences and other exterior lines of the zone shall be equipped with electric lights and shall be illuminated to the satisfaction of the collector during such times as he may deem necessary.
(e) Such additional protection against the unauthorized transit of persons, goods, or conveyances to or from a zone shall be provided as may be deemed necessary by the District Director of Customs.
(f) Adequate living quarters, administrative and other facilities for officers and employees of the United States, State, and municipality whose duties may require their presence within the zone, shall be provided by the grantee. The requirements and extent of these facilities will be fixed by the Board.
(g) Each grantee shall provide and maintain such other facilities as may be required from time to time by the Board. (Sec. 12, 48 Stat. 1001; 19 U.S.C. 811) (Regulations, June 29, 1935, as amended by Order 74, 32 F.R. 13714, Sept. 30, 1967)
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS $ 400.500 Grants made to corporations.
Grants may be made to public or private corporations. (Sec. 2, 48 Stat. 993; 19 U.S.C. 81b) $ 400.501 Requirements for grant where
harbor facilities owned and
trolled by State and by municipality. Where harbor facilities of any port of entry in the State are owned and controlled by the State, and where harbor facilities of any other port of entry in the State are owned and controlled by a municipality, grants to public corporations will not be approved by the Board unless such applications have been authorized by an act of the State legislature (enacted after June 18, 1934). (Sec. 2, 48 Stat. 999; 19 U.S.C. 81b) $ 400.502 Act of State legislature nec.
essary in case of private corporations. Grants to private corporations will not be approved by the Board unless such corporations have been authorized by an act of the State legislature (enacted after June 18, 1934). (Sec. 2, 48 Stat. 999; 19 U.S.C. 81b) § 400.503 Preference to public corpora
tions. In granting applications preference will be given by the Board to public corporations. (Sec. 2, 48 Stat: 999; 19 U.S.C. 81b)
APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS
tain the date, oficial designation of the applicant, and shall show whether the application is for the establishment or expansion of the zone, be signed by an authorized officer of the corporation, and bear the corporate seal. (Sec. 6, 48 Stat. 1000; 19 U.S.C. 811) $ 400.603 Exhibits.
Every application shall be accompanied by the following exhibits:
(a) Exhibit No. 1. Descriptions of (1) the location and qualifications of the area in which it is proposed to establish the zone, showing by metes and bounds, unless these are shown in full on the maps accompanying the application, the land and water area, or land or water area, or land area alone if the application is for the establishment of a zone in or adjacent to an interior port of entry; (2) the means of segregation from customs territory, as required by $ $ 400.402, 400.403; (3) the fitness of the area for a zone; and (4) the possibilities of expansion of the zone area.
(b) Exhibit No. 2. A statement as to whether the port is within the confines of more than one State, and whether the zone will be in or adjacent to a port of entry.
(C) Exhibit No. 3. A statement giving full details as to the applicant's plans for acquiring title to, or the right to occupy and use, lands other than those owned by the applicant or by the United States, which are essential for carrying out the project or projects covered by the application. If the applicant, at the time of filing the application, has, by easement, lease, franchise, or otherwise, acquired the right to occupy and use lands owned by others, the statement must show, with respect to each separate right of occupancy and use: (1) From whom acquired; (2) the date acquired; (3) nature and extent of the right acquired; (4) whether perpetual or of limited term; and (5) if of limited term, when such term expires.
(d) Exhibit No. 4. A statement showing in detail the method proposed to finance the undertaking, accompanied by proof of the ability of the applicant to finance the construction and operation of the zone.
(e) Exhibit No. 5. An economic survey showing in detail the potential commerce and revenue of the proposed zone and other direct and indirect benefits ac
$ 400.600 Address.
Applications for grants should be filed with, and all official communications in connection therewith addressed to the Secretary of Commerce, Chairman and Executive Officer of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Washington, D.C. 20230. (Order 86, 36 F.R. 24929, Dec. 24, 1971) $ 400.601 Number of copies.
Every application, and attachment, shall be submitted with 12 true copies in addition to the original, unless the Executive Secretary determines that fewer copies are needed. (Order 86, 36 F.R. 24929, Dec. 24, 1971) $ 400.602 Form and content.
Every application shall be in letter form on letter-size paper and shall con
cruing therefrom; present foreign trade of the port area, including transshipment, reexport, and reconsignment trade; present transportation services, and possible increases in such services where necessary; comparative study of export rates on domestic commodities for mixing with foreign goods; analysis of transportation rates where applicable to zone activity; potential new markets for zone business; activities best suited to the particular zone; the impact that the operation of the zone is expected to have on the U.S. balance of payments and balance of trade; the expected environmental impact of the zone with details as to control measures not otherwise described in the next exhibit; and such other data as may be necessary to a determination of whether the establishment of the zone is justified to expedite and encourage foreign commerce in a manner compatible with domestic and foreign economic policy.
(f) Exhibit No. 6. (1) A description of the proposed project, where zone will be adjacent to water, to include:
(1) Slips and docks, giving number and for each the dimensions and depth of water below & stated datum;
(1) Wharves, giving number and for each the type of construction, width, area, sheds, loading and unloading facilities, trackage, fire protection, motoring facilities, and an estimate of the number of ocean-going ships which could be accommodated;
(1) Warehouses, giving type of construction, floor area, and fire protection;
(iv) Transportation connections by rail and highway, giving the number of tracks and routes by which they would be connected with existing rail and highway systems;
(V) Facilities for coal and other fuel, and for light and power;
(vi) Water and sewer mains;
(vii) Administrative and living quarters and facilities to be provided for the oficers and employees of the United States, State, and municipality, whose duties may require their presence within the zone (as required by $$ 400.800400.812);
(viii) Enclosure to segregate the zone from customs territory, together with the provisions for ingress and egress of persons, conveyances, vessels, and merchandise, showing in detail compliance with $ $ 400.800–400.812, and including a description of openings and, if buildings form part of the enclosure line, a full de
scription of the construction of the buildings and any openings therein on the line side.
(2) A description of the proposed project, where zone will not be adjacent to water, to include:
(1) Loading and unloading facilities;
(11) Warehouses, giving type of construction, floor area, and fire protection;
(iii) Transportation connections by rail and highway, giving the number of tracks and routes by which they would be connected with existing rail and highway systems;
(iv) Facilities for coal and other fuel, and for light and power;
(v) Water and sewer mains;
(vi) Administrative and living quarters and facilities to be provided for the oficers and employees of the United States, State, and municipality, whose duties may require their presence within the zone (as required by $8 400.800400.812);
(vii) Enclosure to segregate the zone from customs territory, together with the provisions for ingress and egress of persons, conveyances, and merchandise, showing in detail compliance with $$ 400.800-400.812, and including e description of openings and, if buildings form part of the enclosure line, & full description of the construction of the buildings and any openings therein on the line side.
(g) Exhibit No. 7. A preliminary estimate of the cost of the proposed project, suficiently detailed to be subject to verification.
(h) Exhibit No. 8. A statement of the time after the date of the approval of the application within which the applicant proposes to commence and complete the construction of the zone and the facilities and appurtenances, and to set up and commence operation of the zone.
(i) Exhibit No. 9. The largest scale charts of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey of the locality, showing in red the boundaries of the proposed zone (four copies); or if an interior zone, four copies of a map on an appropriate scale, showing in red the boundaries of the proposed zone.
(3) Exhibit No. 10. A detailed map, on tracing linen and three blue line prints, showing the proposed lay-out of the zone.
(1) The map shall be not smaller than 24 inches by 36 inches and not larger than 28 inches by 40 inches; shall have a clear border of one-half inch on three