DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 13-81]
46 FR 44210
September 3, 1981
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone at Bridgeport, Conn.; 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 Bridgeport,
Connecticut (the City), requesting authority to establish a general-purpose
foreign-trade zone in Bridgeport, within the Bridgeport 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 26, 1981. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under
Public Act No. 76-160 of the Laws of Connecticut.
The City proposes to establish a 3-acre zone within the Foreign-Trade
Zone Industrial Park covering 13 acres of City land located at Cedar Creek
and Bostwick Avenue in southwestern Bridgeport. The project is one of the
City's efforts to rebuild the area's manufacturing base. A 30,000 square
feet multi-purpose building is planned to accommodate initial zone users.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Bridgeport area. According to a City marketing survey a variety of firms
have indicated an interest in using zone procedures for the storage,
testing, processing, assembly and light manufacturing of molded plastic
products, custom rubber products, highway guardrails and barriers,
electronic equipment, and artist and drafting supplies.
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: David L. Binder (Chairman), Division Director,
Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230;
Edward A. Goggin, Assistant Regional Commissioner (Operations), Customs
Service, Region I, 100 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110; and
Colonel C. E. Edgar III, Division Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer Division,
New England, 424 Trapeld Road, Waltham, Massachusetts 02154.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a
public hearing on October 1, 1981, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Common
Council Chambers, City of Bridgeport City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace,
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604. 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
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 23, 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 31, 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:
Customs Service, District Office,
120 Middle Street,
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06609.
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 31, 1981.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 81-25696 Filed 9-2-81; 8:45 am]