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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 18-81] 
 
                                  46 FR 55296 
 
                                November 9, 1981 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 32; Application for Expansion 


TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to 
the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Greater Miami Foreign 
Trade Zone, Inc. (GMFTZ), grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 32, requesting 
authority to expand its zone project to include a site in the City of 
Homestead, Dade County, Florida, adjacent to the Miami Customs port of 
entry. The application was submitted pursuant to 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 
November 2, 1981. The applicant, a non-profit corporation affiliated 
with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, is authorized to make this 
proposal under Section 288.36 of the Florida Statutes (1979).  

   On September 6, 1977, GMFTZ received authority from the Board to 
establish a foreign-trade zone project in the Miami area (Board Order 
123, 42 FR 46568, 9-16-77). The project's 800,000 square foot warehousing 
and exhibition center, located on a 73-acre parcel near Miami 
International Airport, is owned and operated by Miami Free Zone Corp. It 
became operational in April 1979, and during its first full year of 
operation the facility received $96 million in merchandise. 

   The project was also planned to provide zone services for processing 
and assembly operations. However, the demand for warehousing/distribution 
services has made it necessary to reserve the remaining space on the 
73-acre parcel for this type of activity. The applicant is now requesting 
zone status for a second site, to be known as the Miami Free Zone 
Industrial Park, within the industrial section of a planned development 
in Homestead. Covering 1,000 acres, the park will provide space for 
larger warehousing and industrial users, and for firms requiring separate 
facilities, as well as standby space for future development.  

   The application indicates that a number of firms have recently 
expressed an interest in using zone procedures for a variety of operations, 
none of which can be accommodated in the existing site. The prospective 
industrial park uses include storage, distribution, assembly, processing 
and manufacturing of auto and tractor parts, ball and roller bearings, 
prefabricated housing materials, concrete/plexiglass/fiberglass products, 
packaging materials, electronic components, video equipment, toy 
products, leather goods, footwear and coffee.  

   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 Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), 
Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, 
D.C. 20230; Charles W. Winwood, Director (Inspection and Control), U.S. 
Customs Service, Region IV, 99 S.E. 5th Street, Miami, Florida 33131; 
and Colonel Alfred B. Devereaux, Jr., District Engineer, U.S. Army 
Engineer District Jacksonville, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, Florida 32232.

   Comments concerning the proposed zone expansion are invited in writing 
from interested persons and organizations. They should be addressed to 
the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on 
or before December 4, 1981. 

   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each 
of the following locations: 
 
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, Room 821, 
City National Bank Building, 
25 West Flagler Street, 
Miami, Florida 33130. 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and E Streets, N.W., Room 2006, 
Washington, D.C. 20230.  

   Dated: November 3, 1981. 

 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.  

[FR Doc. 81-32287 Filed 11-6-81; 8:45 am]