DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zone Board
[Docket No. 21-83]
48 FR 32205
July 14, 1983
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Providence and North Kingston, Rhode Island;
Application and Puclic Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by The Rhode Island Port Authority and Economic Development
Corporation, A Rhode Island public corporation, requesting authority to
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone with sites in Providence and
North Kingston, Rhode Island, adjacent to the Providence 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 July
7, 1983. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under Chapter
26.1 of the General Laws of Rhode Island.
The proposed zone will involve two sites totalling 812 acres. Site 1
will cover 12 acres within the Port of Providence, a 185-acre commercial
and industrial intermodal facility owned by the City of Providence. The
Marine Terminal Building will be used for initial zone activity. Site 2
will cover 800 acres within the Economic Development Corporation's
2000-acre Quonset Point/Davisville Industrial Park, North Kingston, Rhode
Island, some twenty miles south of Providence.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Providence area. A number of firms have indicated an interest in using the
zone for the warehousing/distribution of such products as metal working
equipment, gauges, ceramic products, goggles and jewelry. No approval is
being requested for manufacturing at this time. Such requests would be
made to the Board on a case-by-case basis.
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,
Foreigh-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
20230; Edward A. Goggin, Assistant Regional Commissioner, Operations, U.S.
Customs Service, Northeast Region, 100 Summer St., Boston, MA 02110; and
Colonel Carl B. Sciple, Division Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer Division New
England, 424 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA 02254.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a
public hearing on August 17, 1983, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Briefing
Center of the Rhode Island Department of Economic Development, T. F. Green
Airport, Warwick, R. I.
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 August 10.
Instead of an oral presentation, Written statements maybe submitted in
accordance with the Board's regulations to the examiners committee, care
of the Executive Secretary, at any time from the date to this notice
through September 16, 1983.
A copy of the application accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Office of the District Director,
U.S. Customs Service,
24 Weybosset Street,
Providence, RI 02903
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872
14th and Pennsylvania, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20203
Dated: July 11, 1983.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 83-19010 Filed 7-13-83; 8:45 am]
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