DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 8-82]
47 FR 8392
February 26, 1982
Foreign-Trade Zone 57, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Application for
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the North Carolina Department of
Commerce (NCDC), a State public agency and grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 57
in the Charlotte Customs port of entry area, requesting authority to
expand the zone to include an industrial park site. 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 February 18, 1982. The applicant is
authorized to make this proposal under Chapter 55-C of the General
Statutues of North Carolina.
On April 28, 1980, NCDC received authority from the Board to establish
a foreign-trade zone project at two sites in the Charlotte area (Board
Order 156, 45 FR 30466, 5-8-80). Site I is a 100,000 square foot warehouse
at 11425 Granite Street in Mecklenburg County. Site II involves a nearby
123,000 square foot warehouse at 14620 Carowinds Boulevard, also in
Mecklenburg County. The project became operational in June 1980, and in
its first full fiscal year of operation (F.Y. 1981), it served 36 firms
and received some $500,000 in merchandise. Projections for the current
fiscal year indicate the zone will serve 100 firms and receive a million
dollars in merchandise. Zone operations are currently limited to
warehousing, distribution, and light processing operations.
Based on a growing demand for zone space by firms requiring separate
facilities for manufacturing and processing, the applicant requests zone
status for an industrial park site covering 85 acres within the Arrowood
industrial development project on Carowinds Boulevard at the intersection
of Route 49 in Mecklenburg County (Site III). This facility will provide
space for operations which cannot be accommodated at Sites I and II, and
standby space for future zone development. Distribution Technology, Inc.,
which operates Sites I and II, will also operate the proposed site as an
integral part of the overall zone project.
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; Charles
W. Winwood, Director (Inspection and Control), U.S. Customs Service,
Region IV, 99 S.E. 5th Street, Miami, Florida 33131; and Colonel Robert
A. Hughes, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District, Wilmington,
P.O. Box 1890, Wilmington, North Carolina 29402.
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 March 31, 1982.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each
of the following locations:
Port Director's Office,
U.S. Customs Service,
3224 Piper Lane,
P.O. Box 27085,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28219
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 3721,
Washington, D.C. 20230
Dated: February 23, 1982.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 82-5264 Filed 2-25-82; 8:45 am]
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