DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 20-85]
50 FR 27472
July 3, 1985
Foreign-Trade Zone 23, Erie County, NY; Application for Subzone, Greater
Buffalo Press Ink Making Plant in Chautauqua County
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the County of Erie, New York, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone
23, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the ink manufacturing
facilities of Greater Buffalo Press, Ltd. (GBP), in Chautaugua County, New
York, adjacent to the Buffalo 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 June 10, 1985. A bill is pending in the N.Y.
Legislature concerning the applicant's authority to make this application
(N.Y. State Senate Bill 5927).
The proposed subzone would involve a site for GBP's ink making plant on
a site on Stegelska Ave. in Dunkirk, and for a new facility under
construction on a 51-acre parcel on Middle Road to the north of Dunkirk
Airport in Sheridan. The plant produces color inks for GBP's high-speed
comic and commercial newspaper supplement printing operations in the U.S.
and Canada. With the new facility, the company would expand its operations
to supply foreign and domestic printers with its ink products. The dry
color pigments used in GBP's ink making process are sourced abroad.
Zone procedures would exempt GBP from duty payments on the foreign
materials used in inks which are exported. On inks used domestically, the
company would be able to take advantage or the same duty rate available to
importers of ink. The rate on pigments is 22.8 percent, whereas the one on
printing ink is 1.9 percent. The cost savings from zone procedures would
help improve the international competitiveness of GBP's domestic facilities.
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;
Edward A. Goggin, Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service,
Northeast Region, 100 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110; and Colonel Robert
R. Hardiman, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Buffalo, 1776
Niagara Street, Buffalo, New York 14207.
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 August 6, 1985.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each
of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office,
1312 Federal Building,
111 West Huron Street,
Buffalo, New York 14202
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529,
14th and Pennsylvania NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230.
Dated: June 27, 1985.
John J. Da Ponte Jr.,
[FR Doc. 85-15888 Filed 7-2-85; 8:45 am]
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