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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 16-85] 
 
                                  50 FR 24551 
 
                                 June 11, 1985 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 28 -- New Bedford, MA; Application for Subzone at 
Surgical Instruments Plants of Codman & Shurtleff, Inc. 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of New Bedford, Massachusetts, grantee of Foreign-
Trade Zone 28, for special-purpose subzone status at four plants of Codman 
& Shurtleff, Inc., (Codman), located in Massachusetts. 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 30, 1985. 
 
   Codman, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, Inc., is a producer of 
specialty, surgical instruments and supplies. The proposed subzone would 
involve four of the company's plants in New Bedford, Southbridge, Avon and 
Randolph. The New Bedford plant, covering 30 acres within the New Bedford 
Industrial Park, is the company's primary production and repair facility. 
The Southbridge plant, located on 3 acres at 15 Sandersdale Rd., is a new 
facility for production of fiber optics and electronic assemblies. The 
3-acre Avon plant, located on Tracy Dr. in the Avon Industrial Park, is 
Codman's international distribution facility. The Randolph plant, covering 
10 acres on Pacela Park Dr. in the Randolph Industrial Park, is the 
company's headquarters as well as a facility for producing and receiving 
disposable surgical products and supplies. 
 
   In addition to the instruments it manufactures, the company imports 
finished items for worldwide distribution. The plants are used for 
operations ranging from production to storage, inspection, testing, repair,
and packaging. Zone procedures would be used to avoid duties on reexports. 
On domestic sales the company would benefit from deferred duty payments. 
This project is related to Codman's efforts to increase its exports. 
 
   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, (Chairman), Director, 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 St., Boston, MA 02110; and Colonel Carl B. Sciple, 
Division Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer Division New England, 424 Trapelo 
Rd., Waltham, MA 02254.  
 
   Comments concerning the proposed subzone 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 July 12, 1985.  

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

U.S. Customs Service, 
Port Director's Office, 
37 Second St., U.S. Customhouse, 
New Bedford, MA 02740 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania, N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20230.  
 
   Dated: June 5, 1985. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 85-14015 Filed 6-10-85; 8:45 am] 
 
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