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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 20-81] 
 
                                  46 FR 56226 
 
                               November 16, 1981 
 

 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Nashville, Tenn.; 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 Metropolitan-Nashville 
Davidson County Port Authority requesting authority to establish a 
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Nashville, within the Nashville 
Customs port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to the 
provisions of the Foreigh-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 6, 1981. The applicant is authorized to make 
this proposal under Section 7-5-107(6), Tennessee Code Annotated. 

   The applicant proposes to establish a foreign-trade zone project for 
the Nashville area with sites downtown and at the Cockrill Bend 
development. As part of regional economic development efforts, the project 
is designed to help improve the area's international business climate. The 
downtown facility covers 2.5 acres within the Cowan Industrial Park, 811 
Cowan Street, Nashville, and has a 40,000 square foot warehouse for 
initial zone operations. This site will be operated by Ozburn Hessey 
Storage Company. The Cockrill Bend facility covers 65 acres within a 
planned 2000-acre industrial complex that will include an airport and 
barge terminals. Development of this project will be the responsibility 
of the applicant. 
 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in 
the Nashville area. Prospective tenants have indicated an interest in 
using zone procedures for manufacturing, assembly, inspection, repackaging 
and storing of products such as engine and machinery parts, auto 
components, wiper blades, hose clamps, electronic-optical systems, 
fabric, apparel, footwear, plastic and silk flowers and gift wrap trim.

   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: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), 
Director, Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Washington, D.C. 20230, Max G. Willis, District Director, U.S. Customs 
Service, Region V, Room 244, 423 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 
70130; and Colonel Lee W. Tucker, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer 
District Nashville, P.O. Box 1070, Nashville, Tennessee 37202.  

   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a 
public hearing on December 10, 1981, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in Room 30, 
Legislative Plaza, 6th and Union Streets, Nashville, Tennessee. 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 
November 24, 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 January 9, 1982. 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 Satellite Office, 
Room 1024, Andrew Jackson Office Building, 
Nashville, Tennessee 37219. 
 
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: November 10, 1981. 

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

[FR Doc. 81-32948 Filed 11-13-81; 8:45 am]