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