DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 6-80]
45 FR 24907
April 11, 1980
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone-- San Juan, P.R., Customs Port of Entry;
Application and Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Commercial
Development Company (PRCDC), a public corporation of the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose
foreign-trade zone in the City of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, adjacent to the
City of San Juan and within the San Juan 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
April 7, 1980. The applicant is authorized to make this poroposal under
Joint Resolution No. 64 of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Legislature,
approved on June 4, 1979.
The proposal calls for the establishment of a general-purpose zone of
60.37 acres within a 203-acre International Trade Center being developed
by PRCDC in the City of Guaynabo, within one mile of seaport facilities on
San Juan Bay. As owner and developer of the zone facility, PRCDC will at
the outset construct two warehouse facilities containing about 125,000
square feet for zone operations.
The application contains economic data and information concerning the
need for a zone in the San Juan area. Several firms have indicated their
intention to use the zone for storage, assembly, processing, manipulation
and exhibition activities involving such products as typewriters, wearing
apparel, musical instruments, and accessories, sporting goods, blankets,
studio beds, and food service 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 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 April 30, 1980, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in Room
756 of the Federal Building, Chardon Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 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 April 23, 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 May 30, 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:
Office of the Director,
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office,
Federal Building, Room 659,
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918
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: April 18, 1980.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 80-10956 Filed 4-10-80; 8:45 am]