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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 10-81] 
 
                                  46 FR 42313 
 
                                August 20, 1981 
 
 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Baltimore, Md.; Application and Public Hearing
 
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of Baltimore, Maryland 
(the City) requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone on the Baltimore Harbor, within the Baltimore 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 
August 17, 1981. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under 
Article 23, Section 466-469, as amended, of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

   The applicant proposes to establish a general-purpose zone project 
within Holabird Industrial Park, a new 170-acre industrial and commercial 
complex being developed by the City in southwestern Baltimore. The project 
is designed to help attract new manufacturing and retain established 
industries in accordance with City and State economic development plans. 
Covering 20 acres, the zone will be located within the complex on Holabird 
Avenue at Broening Highway. A developer/operator, will be selected by the 
City to construct a multi-user building and open space will be reserved 
for firms requiring their own facilities for processing and light 
manufacturing. 

   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Baltimore area. Prospective tenants have indicated an interest in using the 
zone for processing, assembly, light manufacturing, storage and 
distribution of products such as machine parts, medical equipment, and 
electronic components and products. 

   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The 
committee consists of: Stuart S. Keitz (Chairman), Program Manager, Import 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; Carl 
W. Johnson, Program Analyst, U.S. Customs Service, Region III, 40 South 
Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202; and Colonel James W. Peck, District 
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Baltimore, P.O. Box 1715, Baltimore, 
Maryland 21203.  

   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a 
public hearing on September 15, 1981, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the 
Constellation Room, 2123 World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt Street, 
Baltimore, Maryland 21202. The purpose of the hearing is to help inform 
interested persons about the proposal, to provide an opportunity for their 
expression of views, and to obtain information useful to the examiners. 

   Interested parties 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 
September 11, 1981. 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 October 15, 1981. 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: 
 
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, 
415 U.S. Customshouse, 
Gay and Lombard Streets, 
Baltimore, Maryland 21202; 

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2006, 
14th and E Streets, NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230.  

   Dated: August 17, 1981. 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
Executive Secretary.  

[FR Doc. 81-24321 Filed 8-19-81; 8:45 am]