DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 3-80]
45 FR 14239
March 5, 1980
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Nogales, Ariz., Application and Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Border Industrial Developmen,
Inc. (BID), a non-profit civic corporation of the State of Arizona,
requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone
within the Nogales 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
February 26, 1980. The applicant is authorized to make this poroposal
under Title 44, Chapter 18 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, as amended
May 1, 1978.
The proposal calls for the establishment of a general-purpose zone on a
28-acre parcel within the City of Nogales and adjacent to the Nogales West
Customs Compound, the area's commercial crossing point on the U.S.-Mexico
border. The zone's facilities will consist of two 20,000 square foot
warehouse structures at the outset, with industrial facilities to be
constructed as demand arises. The proposed zone area is currently the
subject of an option to purchase agreement in favor of Nogales Foreign-
Trade Zone, Inc., the proposed operator to be designated by BID.
The application contains economic data and information concerning the
need for a zone in the Nogales area. Several firms have indicated their
intention to use the zone for warehousing, assembly and light manufacturing
activities involving such products as electronic devices, motors, apparel,
luggage and foodstuffs.
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;
Lee D. Volle, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, P.O. Box 670,
International and Terrace Streets, Nogales, Arizona; and Colonel Gwynn A.
Teague, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Los Angeles, P.O.
Box 2711, Los Angeles, California 90053.
As part of its investigation of the proposal, the Examiners Committee
will hold a public hearing on March 26, 1980, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in
the City Council Chambers, 1018 Grand Avenue, Nogales, Arizona. 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 by phone (202-377-2862) by March 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 April 25, 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
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Office of the District Director,
U.S. Customs Service
International and Terrace Streets, Room 132,
Nogales, Arizona 85621
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: February 28, 1980.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 80-6846 Filed 3-4-80; 8:45 am]