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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 25-85] 
                                  50 FR 31757 
                                 August 6, 1985 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Columbia, South Carolina Area; Application  
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the South Carolina State Ports Authority (Port Authority), 
grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 21 in Dorchester County and No. 30 in 
Spartanburg County, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose 
foreign-trade zone in West Columbia, South Carolina, within the Columbia 
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 23, 1985. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under 
section 54-3-230, Code of Laws, South Carolina.  
   The proposed foreign-trade zone will cover 104 acres at 3000 Aviation Way
within the 2200-acre Columbia Metropolitan Airport complex in West Columbia.
The site is owned by the Richland-Lexington Airport District, which has 
been designated by the Port Authority to operate the zone. 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Columbia area. A number of firms have indicated an interest in using zone 
procedures for warehousing and manipulation of products such as road 
equipment, steel and aluminum coils, metal tanks, paper and cardboard, 
insulation, medical supplies, tape and toys. No specific manufacturing 
approvals are being sought 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, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 
20230; Howard C. Cooperman, Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. 
Customs Service, Southeast Region, 99 SE. 5th St., Miami, FL 33131; and 
Lt. Colonel F. Lee Smith, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District 
Charleston, P.O. Box 919, Charleston, SC 29402. 
   Comments concerning the proposed zone are invited in writing from 
interested persons and organizations. They should be addressed to the 
Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before 
September 12, 1985.   

   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, 
Strom Thurmond Federal Bldg., 
Suite 172, 1835 Assembly St., 
Columbia, SC 29201 
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: August 1, 1985. 
Dennis M. Puccinelli, 
   Acting Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 18624 Filed 8-5-85; am]