DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 21-81]
46 FR 60227
December 9, 1981
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 40, Cleveland, Ohio; Application for Expansion
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to
the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga
County Port Authority (the Port Authority), grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone
No. 40, requesting authority to expand its zone project to include a site
in Brook Park, Ohio, within the Cleveland Customs port of entry. The
application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade
Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the
Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on December 1, 1981. The
applicant is authorized to make this proposal under @ 4582.06(f) of the
Ohio Revised Code.
On September 29, 1978, the Port Authority received authority from the
Board to establish a foreign-trade zone project in the Cleveland area
(Board Order 135, 43 FR 46886, 10-11-78). The facility covers 32 acres
of port property on W. 9th Street, in Cleveland harbor, and includes a
600,000 square foot multi-purpose building currently being prepared for
zone activity. The zone is designed to improve the port's international
The Port Authority now proposes to include as a part of its zone
project a site in Brook Park to be used primarily as an international
exhibition center. Covering 175 acres adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins
International Airport, the facility, formerly the Cleveland Tank Plant,
has 2.2 million square feet of exhibition, storage and manufacturing floor
space. It is owned and will be operated by the Park Corporation, a firm
experienced in industrial park operations and international machine tool
distribution. The exhibition center is to be used for capital equipment,
such as metal-working machine tools, and zone status will help the
facility serve as an international trade center. In addition to drawing
up to 1200 exhibitors and 350,000 visitors annually, the center is
expected to employ 750 persons and generate shipping activity for the port.
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; Donald
L. Cavanaugh, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Region IX, 6th
Floor, Plaza Nine Building, 55 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland, Ohio 44114;
and Colonel George P. Johnson, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer
District Buffalo, 1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, New York 14207.
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 January 6, 1982.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each
of the following locations:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office,
Room 600, 666 Euclid Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio 44114;
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th and E Streets, N.W., Room 3721,
Washington, D.C. 20230.
Dated: December 3, 1981.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 81-35191 Filed 12-8-81; 8:45 am]