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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                    [Docket No. 2-83; Foreign-Trade Zone 27] 
                                   48 FR 9895 
                                 March 9, 1983 
Application for Expansion; Boston, Massachusetts

TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 27 in Boston, Massachusetts, requesting authority to expand its zone project in Boston, within the Boston 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 March 1, 1983. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under Chapter 711 of the Acts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1971.

On April 5, 1977, Massport received authority to establish a foreign-trade zone project (Board Order 116, 42 FR 18901, 4-11-77). The zone was expanded in 1979 (Board Order 144, 44 FR 19502, 4-3-79), and now involves public warehousing and 20-acres of open space in the Commonwealth Pier area and nearby Boston Marine Industrial Park. Since activation in September 1980, the zone has been used by a number of firms for a variety of items ranging from textiles to electronic products.

Massport now requests an expansion to include a site at the airport. It will cover 20 acres within the 90-acre Bird Island Flats section of Logan International Airport, which is being developed as a high-tech industrial park for the electronics and computer industries, called the Mass Tech Center. The proposed zone site is regarded as an important feature to serve the international trade needs of the Center.

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; Edward A. Goggin, Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Northeast Region, 100 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110; and Colonel Carl B. Sciple, Division, Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer Division New England, 424 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts 02154.

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 April 8, 1983.

A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

Office of the Director, U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 441 Stuart Street, 10th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Pennsylvania, NW., Room 1872, Washington, D.C. 20230.

Dated: March 4, 1983.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 83-5969 Filed 3-8-83; 8:45 am]