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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 11-80] 
 
                                  45 FR 38096
 
                                June 6, 1980 
 

Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Jacksonville, Fla.; 
Application and Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the  
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Jacksonville Port Authority, 
a Florida public corporation, requesting authority to establish a 
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in the City of Jacksonville, Florida, 
within the Jacksonville Customs port 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 May 29, 1980.  The applicant is 
authorized to make this proposal under its charter (Chapter 63-1447, 1963 
Bylaws of Florida), as well as the State's general provision on foreign-
trade zones (Chapters 288.36-.37, Florida Statutes).

The proposal calls for the establishment of a general-purpose zone on a 
143-acre parcel owned by the applicant and located near the Jacksonville 
International Airport, some 8 miles north of downtown Jacksonville.  The 
parcel is part of a 7,000 acre tract assembled by the applicant which has 
been designated in the City's long range comprehensive development and 
zoning plan for distribution and light industrial facilities.  Initially, a 
general-purpose warehouse facility of some 30,000 square feet would be 
constructed for zone operations within a 5-acre portion of the proposed
zone, with the remainder to be developed as needed.  The facility will 
either be operated by the applicant or contracted to a private developer/
operator.

The application contains economic data and information concerning the need 
for a zone in the Jacksonville area.  Several firms have indicated their 
intention to use the requested zone for storage, distribution, repackaging, 
and light manufacturing activities involving such products as marine parts 
and supplies, sporting goods, heavy construction equipment, automotive 
parts, luggage, and surgical instruments.

In accordance with the Board's regulations, an Examiner's Committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board.  The 
committee consists of: Hugh J. Dolan (Chairman), Office of the Secretary, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and E Streets NW, Washington, DC 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 
James W. R. Adams, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District 
Jacksonville, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, Florida 32201.

As part of its investigation of the proposal, the Examiners Committee will 
hold a public hearing on June 26, 1980, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the 
Public Meeting Room of the Port Central Office Building, 2831 Talleyrand 
Avenue, Jacksonville. The purpose of the hearing is to help inform 
interested persons, to provide an opportunity for their expression of 
views, and to obtain information useful to the examiners.

Interested persons or their representatives are invited to present their 
views at the hearing.  They should notify the Board's executive secretary 
of their desire to be heard in writing at the address below or by phone 
(202-377-2862) by June 19, 1980.  Instead of an oral presentation, written 
statements may be submitted in accordance with the Board's regulations to 
the Examiners Committee, care of the Executive Secretary, at any time from 
the date of this notice through July 28, 1980. Evidence submitted during 
the post-hearing period is not desired unless it is clearly shown that the 
matter is new and material and that there are good reasons why it could not 
be presented at the hearing.

A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce Satellite Office,
Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce,
IBM Building, Suite 100,
815 S. Main Street,
Jacksonville, Florida 32207


Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 6888-B
14th and E Streets NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230.


   Dated: June 3, 1980. 

 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 

   Executive Secretary. 
[FR Doc. 80-17263 Filed 6-5-80; 8:45 am]