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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 4-80] 
                                  45 FR 14239
                                March 5, 1980 

Massachusetts Port Authority, Boston, Mass.; Application for a Foreign-
Trade Subzone at the Sterlingwale Corp. Plant in Fall River, Mass.

Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the  
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Massachusetts Port Authority 
(Massport), a public corporation and grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 27, 
Boston, requesting a grant of authority for the establishment of a 
special-purpose foreign-trade subzone for export operations at a textile 
manufacturing facility in Fall River, Massachusetts, within the Fall River 
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 28, 1980.  

The proposal calls for the establishment of a special-purpose foreign-trade 
subzone at the corduroy manufacturing plant of the Sterlingwale 
Corporation, 168 Stevens Street, Fall River.  The plant is on a 10-acre 
site with several existing buildings being used for the company's cutting, 
dyeing and finishing operations.  During 1978, some 5.4 million yards of 
material was produced, over 90% of which was exported.

Subzone status is requested so that Sterlingwale can conduct its export 
operations under foreign-trade zone procedures.  This will allow the firm 
to import greige material used for export production free of quotas and 
duties, thus increasing its export opportunities and employment.  The 
proposal has been discussed with the U.S. Customs Service and the Commerce 
Department's Office of Textiles and Apparel.

In accordance with the Board's regulations, an Examiner's Committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board.  
Comments are invited in writing from interested parties.  They should be 
submitted in accordance with the Board's regulations to the Examiners 
Committee, care of the Executive Secretary at the address below at any 
time from the date of this notice through April 4, 1980.

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 Port Director, U.S. Customs Service
27 N. 2nd Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 12740

Massachusetts Port Authority,
99 High Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02110

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

   Dated: February 29, 1980. 

John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 

   Executive Secretary.