DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 19-83]
48 FR 26491
June 8, 1983
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- St. Louis County; Missouri Application and
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the St. Louis County Port Authority, a political subdivision
of the State of Missouri, requesting authority to establish a general-
purpose foreign-trade zone in St. Louis County, Missouri, adjacent to the
St. Louis 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 May 25, 1983. The applicant is authorized to make this
proposal under Section 351.388 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1978.
The propose zone covers 180,000 square feet within an underground
warehouse facility, located on the west bank of the Mississippi River,
5000 Bussen Road, St. Louis County, some 8 miles south of downtown St.
Louis. This facility, with some 1 million square feet of space, can
accommodate a variety of warehousing and manipulation activities. It is
owned and operated by Bussen Underground Warehouse Corporation, which will
also operate the zone project.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone procedures in
St. Louis County. Several firms have expressed an interest in using the
zone for the warehouse/distribution of products such as electronic parts
and products, instruments, uniforms and footwear.
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; William L. Duncan, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, 120 S.
Central Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105; and Colonel Gary D. Beech, District
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District St. Louis, 210 Tucker Blvd. North,
St. Louis, MO 63101.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on June 29, 1983 beginning at 9:00 A.M., in the County Council
Chambers of the St. Louis County Government Center, 41 Central, Clayton,
Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing.
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary
in writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by June 23.
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 July 29, 1983.
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. Dept. of Commerce District Office,
120 South Central Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63105
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872,
14th and Pennsylvania, NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230
Dated: May 31, 1983.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 83-15312 Filed 6-7-83; 8:45 am]
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