DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 11-81]
46 FR 42894
August 25, 1981
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Phoenix, Arizona; Application and Public
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to
the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of Phoenix, Arizona
(the City), requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone within the Phoenix 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 Section 44-6501 of the Arizona
The City proposes to establish the zone at the Freeport Center
industrial park, a new project of the Phoenix Aspen Group. Located at
Buckeye Road and 55th Avenue in Phoenix, near Sky Harbor International
Airport, the zone project is part of the City's efforts to attract new
industry and encourage expansion of existing business. The zone developer
plans an 80,000 square foot multi-user structure for initial zone users
within the 73-acre park. Open space is available for firms requiring their
own assembly and light manufacturing facilities.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Phoenix area. Prospective tenants indicated an interest in using the zone
for light manufacturing, assembly, exhibition and warehousing of
agricultural equipment and supplies, electronic components and products,
aircraft-related equipment, distilled spirits and mechanical equipment.
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: Paul R. Nichols (Chairman), Program Manager, Import
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; M. T.
Bishop, Supervisory Import Specialist, U.S. Customs Service, Region VII,
P.O. Box 670, 1500 Mariposa Highway, Nogales, Arizona 85621; 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, the examiners committee will hold a
public hearing on September 24, 1981, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the City
Council Chambers, 251 West Washington Street, Phoenix Arizona 85003. The
purpose of the hearing is 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 17, 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 24, 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,
Valley Bank Center, Suite 2950,
201 North Central Avenue,
Phoenix, Arizona 85073;
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2006,
14th and E Streets, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20230.
Dated: August 20, 1981.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 81-24701 Filed 8-24-81; 8:45 am]