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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 3-81] 
                                  46 FR 11331 
                                February 6, 1981 

Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Greater Hartford Area; Application and Public 

TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the 
Foreign-Trade Zone Board (the Board) by the Industrial Development 
Commission of Windsor Locks, Connecticut (IDC), a public agency for the 
Town of Windsor Locks, a municipal corporation, requesting authority to 
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Windsor Locks, 
Connecticut, within the Hartford 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 26, 1981. The applicant 
is authorized to make this proposal under Public Act 76-160 of the Laws of 

   The applicant proposes to establish a foreign-trade zone adjacent to 
Bradley International Airport to provide zone services for the Greater 
Hartford area. The 17.5-acre zone will be located within the 38.5-acre 
Crown Industrial Park at 399 Turnpike Road, Windsor Locks. A partnership 
involving Charles Rubenstein and Hubert Arons, owner of the park, will 
operate the zone as an integral part of the overall project. A 28,000 
square foot general-purpose warehouse, currently under construction, will 
be available to initial zone users. Other facilities will be built as 
demand for zone services develops. 

   The zone project is being undertaken by the IDC, in cooperation with 
the Town of Windsor Locks, the Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, the 
Capitol Region Council of Governments and the State of Connecticut. It is 
part of their effort to improve international trade related business and 
employment opportunities.  

   The application contains evidence concerning the need for zone services 
in the Greater Hartford area. A wide range of businesses have indicated an 
interest in using the zone for storage, distribution, processing and light 
manufacturing of products such as electronic relays and components, 
precious metals, specialty ores, metallurgical testing devices, vacuum 
components, electric wire harnesses and plugs, machine tool components, 
and toys. 

   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), 
U.S. Customs Service, Region I, 100 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 
02110; and Colonel C. Ernest Edgar III, Division Engineer, U.S. Army 
Engineer Division, New England, 424 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts 

   As part of its investigation, the Examiners Committee will hold a public 
hearing on March 4, 1981, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Auditorium of the 
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford. 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 27, 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 April 3, 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: 
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, Room 610-B, 
Federal Office Building, 
450 Main Street, 
Hartford, Connecticut 06103; 
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: January 30, 1981. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
Executive Secretary.  

[FR Doc. 81-4345 Filed 2-5-81; 8:45 am]