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
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]