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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 2-81] 
                                   46 FR 5029 
                                January 19, 1981 
Foreign-Trade Zone -- North Las Vegas, Nev.; 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 State of Nevada, through its 
Department of Economic Development, requesting authority to establish a 
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in North Las Vegas, within the Las 
Vegas 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 January 12, 1981. The applicant is authorized to make 
this proposal under Nevada Revised Statutes 273A.010-273A.050. 

   The applicant proposes to establish a 70-acre foreign-trade zone near 
the North Las Vegas Airport. The zone will be located on Cheyenne Avenue 
between Highland and Revere Streets, North Las Vegas, within the 175-acre 
Frontier West Industrial Park. The proposed zone operator, Las Vegas 
Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), initially plans to construct 
three 20,000-square foot buildings on 30 acres, reserving the remaining 
40 acres for future development. 

   The proposed zone/industrial park project is a cooperative effort by 
the State, the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce, and the Las Vegas OIC 
to improve the economy of the Las Vegas Special Impact Area, the westside 
community of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas designated as economically 
distressed by Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA). In 
addition, the project is part of the State's development strategy of 
diversifying the state-wide and local economies, reducing dependence on 
the gaming and service sectors.  

   The application contains evidence concerning the need for and possible 
uses of zone services in the Las Vegas area. A variety of businesses have 
indicated an interest in using the zone for processing, light manufacture, 
packing, storage, cold storage and distribution of produce, meat products, 
coin-operated machines, computers and office furniture. 

   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report thereon to the 
Board. The committee consists of: Stuart S. Keitz (Chairman), Program 
Manager, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, 
D.C. 20230; John E. Brady, Los Angeles District Director, U.S. Customs 
Service, Region VII, 300 South Ferry Street, San Pedro, California 90731; 
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 February 4, 1981, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Board 
Room of the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, 
Nevada. 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 
February 2, 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 March 4, 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: 

Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
International Arrivals Building, 
McCarran Airport, 
Las Vegas, Nevada 89111. 
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: January 12, 1981. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
Executive Secretary.  

[FR Doc. 81-1767 Filed 1-16-81; 8:45 am]