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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 2-80] 
 
                                  45 FR 3093 
 
                                January 16, 1980 
 

Foreign-Trade Zone--Mecklenburg County, N.C., Application and Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the  
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the North Carolina Department of 
Commerce, a State public agency requesting authority to establish a 
general-purpose foreign-trade zone at two separate sites in Mecklenburg 
County, North Carolina, off I-77, adjacent to the Charlotte 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 
January 7, 1980.  The State's Department of Commerce is authorized to make 
this poroposal under Chapter 55C of the General Statutes of North Carolina.  
The administrator of both sites for the grantee will be Charlotte Foreign-
Trade Zone, Inc., an affiliate of the Greater Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.

The proposal calls for Site 1 to be established at 11425 Granite Street, 
Arrowood Industrial Park, Mecklenburg County, southwest of Charlotte.  
The facility, an approved Customs bonded warehouse of 100,000 square feet, 
is owned by Distribution Technology, Inc. (DTI) which has been designated 
zone operator under terms of an agreement with the Charlotte Foreign-Trade 
Zone, Inc.  Initially, 20,000 square feet of warehouse space will be 
activated for zone purposes.

Site 2 is a warehouse facility at 14620 Carowinds Boulevard in Mecklenburg 
County, within two miles of Site 1.  The zone covers 123,000 square feet 
of a 134,000 square foot structure that straddles the North and South 
Carolina State line, with the zone in the portion that is in North 
Carolina.  The owner, Straddle-Site Associates, a general partner of DTI, 
will lease the zone area to DTI.

The application contains economic data and information concerning the 
need for zone services in the Charlotte area.  Several firms have 
indicated their intention to use the zone for warehousing, assembly and 
light manufacturing activities involving such products as textile 
machinery, electric motors, wood working machinery, office furniture, and 
industrial machinery and equipment.

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 SE. 5th Street, Miami, Florida 33131; and 
Colonel Adolph A. Hight, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District 
Wilmington, P.O. Box 1890, Wilmington, North Carolina 28042.

As part of its investigation of the proposal, the Examiners Committee will 
hold a public hearing on February 14, 1980, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the 
Action Center Room of the Greater Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, 129 W. 
Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina.  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.  Persons wishing to testify should, by February 7, 
notify the Board's Executive Secretary either in writing at the address 
below or by phone (202)377-2862.  In lieu 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 March 17, 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:

Charlotte Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., 
129 W. Trade Street,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28233

Office of the District Director,
U.S. Department of Commerce
Room 203, Federal Building
West Market Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27402

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: January 11, 1980. 

 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 

   Executive Secretary. 
[FR Doc. 80-1396 Filed 1-15-80; 8:45 am]