DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 1-80]
45 FR 56121
August 22, 1980
Panama City Port Authority; Application
TEXT: This notice concerns the application of the Panama City Port
Authority, a Florida municipal corporation, filed by the Foreign-Trade
Zones Board on January 4, 1980, requesting authority to establish a
foreign-trade zone within the applicant's port complex and industrial park
in Port Panama City, Florida (45 FR 2077, 1-10-80). The proposal includes
a large diameter steel pipe plant.
A public hearing was held on the matter on February 12, 1980, and in
March the open record period for comments was extended to April 18, 1980
(45 FR 18045, 3-20-80). During the open record period a number of comments
in opposition were received from the domestic steel industry.
In order to assist the Examiners Committee in its evaluation of the
proposal, the Board's Executive Secretary requested from the Bureau of
Industrial Economics, U.S. Department of Commerce (BIE), an economic
analysis as to the impact on the national economy and competing domestic
industry of allowing the steel pipe plant to operate under foreign-trade
zone procedures. The analysis was completed on August 14, 1980.
Notice is hereby given that the application record has been reopened
to parties of record for comments on the BIE economic impact report.
Comments should be submitted with 12 copies and must be received or
postmarked by September 22, 1980.
The report is available for inspection at the Office of the Executive
Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th
and Constitution Ave., N.W., Room 6886-B, Washington, D.C. 20230.
Requests for copies may be made by calling the office (202) 377-2862.
Dated: August 19, 1980.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 80-25678 Filed 8-21-80; 8:45 am]