DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 4-81]
46 FR 12041
February 12, 1981
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Indianapolis, Indiana; Application and
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Indianapolis Airport Authority
(IAA), a municipal corporation, requesting authority to establish a
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Indianapolis, Indiana, within the
Indianapolis 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 February 6, 1981. The applicant is authorized to
make this proposal under the Indiana Code 3-10-3-2.
The applicant proposes to establish a 15.3-acre foreign-trade zone at
the Indianapolis International Airport on two separate parcels. Parcel A
is a 1/2 acre site on Pearson Road adjacent to the airport's international
cargo apron. It contains a 20,000 square foot warehouse, which has been
designated for initial zone operations. Parcel B, also on airport
property, is at the intersection of Washington Street and Girls School
Road. This 14.8-acre parcel has been designated for future zone growth
The zone project is the result of the combined efforts of IAA and the
Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce with the support of the City-
County and State governments. The zone is designed to help the City and
State in their economic development efforts to reduce the region's
dependence on traditional industries by attracting new technology,
The application contains economic evidence concerning the need for
zone services in the Indianapolis area. A variety of firms have indicated
an interest in using the zone for storage, distribution, assembly,
processing and light manufacturing of electronics products and components,
apparel, sporting goods, abrasives, parts for metal fabricating machinery,
pharmaceutical chemicals, compressors, and engine parts.
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: Ben L. Irvin (Chairman), Deputy Director,
Office of Compliance, Import Administration, 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 Charles E. Eastburn, District
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District, Louisville, P.O. Box 59, Louisville,
As part of its investigation, the Examiners Committee will hold a public
hearing on March 19, 1981, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Auditorium,
First Floor, American Fletcher National Bank Building, 101 Monument Circle,
Indianapolis, Indiana. The purpose of the hearing is to help inform
interested person 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
March 6, 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 18, 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 one
of the following locations:
International Trade Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
357 Federal Building/Courthouse,
46 East Ohio Street,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
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: February 9, 1981.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
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