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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 2-82] 
 
                                   47 FR 1401 
 
                                January 13, 1982 
 
 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Tampa, Florida; 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 City of Tampa, Florida, 
requesting authority to establish a foreign-trade zone project in Tampa, 
within the Tampa 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 7, 1981. The applicant is authorized to make 
this proposal under Chapter 288.36 of the Florida Statutes (1979). 
 
   The applicant proposes to develop a general-purpose zone in three 
phases, with sites in the port area, at the airport and in an industrial 
park. The first phase will involve a 29-acre site at the Tampa 
International Center (Site 1) at Adamo Drive and 22nd Street, adjacent to 
the Port of Tampa. Operated by the Elmer J. Krauss Organization, this 
facility will offer 600,000 square feet of warehouse and processing space 
for initial zone users. The second phase involves an undeveloped 33-acre 
site at Tampa International Airport at Tampa Bay Boulevard and Lauber 
Way (Site 2). 
 
   This site will be developed primarily to accommodate air cargo-related 
operations and firms requiring separate facilities, including light 
industrial operations. The third phase involves a 50-acre standby site at 
the 127-acre Tampa Industrial Park at M. McKinley Drive and Fowler Avenue. 
This site will be marketed as an area for future zone development 
involving larger scale, heavy industrial operations.  

   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Tampa area. Prospective tenants have indicated an interest in using the 
zone for warehousing, distribution, exhibition, assembly and processing of 
food service equipment, plastic pipe and fittings, laser and computer 
components, electronic products, woodworking tools, and paper and glass 
products.   

   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; Charles W. Winwood, Director (Inspection and Control), U.S.Customs 
Service, Region IV, 99 S.E. 5th Street, Miami, Florida 33131; and Colonel 
Alfred B. Devereaux, Jr., District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District 
Jacksonville, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, Florida 32232. 
 
   As part of its investigation, the Examiners Committee will hold a 
public hearing on February 12, 1982, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the City 
Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 
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 3. 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 16, 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, 
301 S. Ashley Drive, 
Tampa, Florida 33602  
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3721, 
14th and E Street, NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230  
 
 
Dated: January 7, 1982. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 82-836 Filed 1-12-82; 8:45 am] 
 
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