DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 1-82]
47 FR 992
January 8, 1982
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Mobile, Alabama; Application and Public
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of Mobile, Alabama,
requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in
Mobile, within the Mobile 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 January 4, 1982. The applicant is authorized
to make this proposal under Act No. 498 of the Regular Session of the
Alabama Legislature, approved May 11, 1977.
The applicant proposes to establish the zone within the Brookley
Industrial Complex, a 115-acre municipally-owned facility at Brookley
Airport on Mobile Bay. It would cover 13 acres west of Brookley runway
18-36 and immediately south of Avenue G. The zone project will be financed
and developed by the City as part of the area's economic development plans
and operated by the Brookley Manager.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Mobile area. Several prospective tenants have indicated an interest in
using the zone for warehousing, distribution, staging, processing and
assembly of products such as excavation equipment and components, small
aircraft engines, valves for oxygen cylinders, and fishing equipment.
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; Harvey L.
Perry, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Region V, P.O. Box 2748,
250 N. Water Street, Mobile, Alabama 36601; and Colonel Robert H. Ryan,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Mobile, P.O. Box 2288,
Mobile, Alabama 36628.
As part of its investigation, the Examiners Committee will hold a public
hearing on February 5, 1982, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Conference
Room of Building A, City Hall, Dauphin Street and I-65, Mobile, Alabama
36633. 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
January 29, 1982. 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 8, 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. Customs District Office,
250 N. Water Street,
Mobile, Alabama 36601
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3721,
14th and E Streets, NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230
Dated: January 4, 1982.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
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