DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 33-83]
48 FR 40289
September 6, 1983
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Application and
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Oklahoma City Port Authority, an Oklahoma public
corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, within the Oklahoma City 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
August 29, 1983. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under
Section 1106(g), 82 Oklahoma Statutes, 1971.
The proposed zone will cover 640 acres within the 6700-acre Will Rogers
World Airport complex at Portland Avenue and S.W. 59th Street. The Airport
Authority will construct a 60,000 square foot multi-purpose warehouse and
select a zone operator. Space will also be made available for firms needing
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Oklahoma City area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using the
zone for warehousing/distribution of products such as electronic components
and equipment, and seat belts. Specific manufacturing approvals are not
being sought at this time. Requests would be made to the Board on a
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; Donald Gough, Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs
Service, Southwest Region, 5850 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77057; and
Colonel Franklin T. Tilton, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District
Tulsa, P.O. Box 61, Tulsa, OK 74121.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a
public hearing on September 28, 1983, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the
Administrative Offices of the Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma City.
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 September 20.
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
October 28, 1983.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Port Director's Office,
U.S. Customs Service,
Room 120, 215 Dean A. McGee Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102.
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: August 30, 1983.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 83-24289 Filed 9-2-83; 8:45 am]
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