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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 13-80] 
                                  45 FR 63323 
                               September 24, 1980 

Proposed Foreign-Trade Zones -- Wilmington and Morehead City, N.C.  

TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the North Carolina State Department 
of Commerce (NCDC), a state public agency, and grantee of FTZ No. 57, 
Charlotte, requesting authority to establish general-purpose foreign-trade 
zones in Wilmington and in Morehead City, North Carolina, within the 
Wilmington Customs port of entry and within and adjacent to the Beaufort-
Morehead City Customs ports of entry. 

   The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-
Trade Zones Act of 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations 
of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on September 17, 1980. 
The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under Chapter 55c of the 
General Statutes of North Carolina. 

   In the Port of Wilmington, NCDC proposes to establish a foreign-trade 
zone consisting of two sites within the Wilmington Terminal area, which 
covers 350 acres in the city of Wilmington. The North Carolina State Ports 
Authority's office at the terminal is located at 2208 Burnette Blvd. Site 
1, covering 24 acres, is adjacent to ocean vessel berths and contains 11 
acres of warehouses and cargo shelter and 13 acres of open space. Site 2 
is on 12 acres at the north end of the Terminal area on land available for 
expansion and industrial development. 

   A dual-site zone is also proposed for the Port of Morehead City. The 
first site is located in the 154-acre Morehead City Terminal, Arendell 
Street, Morehead City, within the Customs port of entry. It consists of a 
92,600 square foot warehouse and an additional 4 acres of open space. The 
second site is a 40-acre tract of undeveloped port land 4 miles west of the 
port near the intersection of U.S. Route 70 and State Route 24, Carteret 
County, N.C., and adjacent to the Customs port of entry. The site will be 
used for bulk storage and future expansion and industrial development. 

   The application contained evidence concerning the need for zone services 
in the Wilmington and Morehead City areas. Prospective tenants have 
indicated their intent to use the zone for storage and distribution of 
chemical products, construction equipment, auto components, tobacco, rugs 
and thread.  
   The designated administrator for the zones in both ports will be the 
North Carolina State Ports Authority. The operator for the Wilmington zone 
will be the Wilmington Port Authority, which holds long-term leases for 
both zone sites with the U.S. Maritime Administration. The designated 
operator in Morehead City will be the Morehead City Port Authority. The 
land for the Morehead zone sites is owned by the State Ports Authority. 

   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an Examiners Committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The 
committee consists of David L. Binder (Chairman), Acting Director, Office 
of Investigations, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and E Streets, N.W., Room 2104, Washington, D.C. 20230; James R. 
Cahill, Director, Inspection and Control Division, U.S. Customs Service, 
Region IV, 99 S.E. 5th Street, Miami, Florida 33131; and Colonel Robert K. 
Hughes, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer, District Wilmington, P.O. 
Box 1890, Wilmington, North Carolina 28402. 
   Comments concerning the proposed zones are invited in writing from 
interested persons and organizations. They should be addressed to the 
Board's Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or 
before October 27, 1980.  

   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 

U.S. Customs District Office, 
2094 Polk Street, 
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401. 

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and E Streets NW., Room 2006, 
Washington, D.C. 20230.  
   Dated: September 18, 1980. 

John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.   
[FR Doc. 80-29573 Filed 9-23-80; 8:45 am]