DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 27-85]
50 FR 33089
August 16, 1985
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Sparks, NV Within the Reno Customs Port of
Entry; Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Nevada Development Authority, a Nevada non-profit corporation
and grantee of FTZ 89, Las Vegas, requesting authority to establish a
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Sparks, Nevada, within the Reno
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 2, 1985. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under
section 237A.030 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.
The proposed foreign-trade zone will involve a 24-acre site on Spice
Island Drive near the Reno International Airport, to be operated by the
Nevada International Trade Corporation, an affiliate of the Economic
Development Authority of Western Nevada. Zone warehousing services will be
provided by Dermody Properties, Inc., a warehousing firm and developer
that owns the site.
The application contains evidence on the need for zone services in the
Reno area. A number of firms have indicated an interest in using zone
procedures for storage and manipulation of products such as energy
equipment, paper, semi-conductor components, computer and other electronic
equipment, skis and gaming equipment. 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, DC 20230; Paul
R. Andrews, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 555
Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111; and Colonel Wayne J. Scholl,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Sacramento, 650 Capitol
Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on September 11, 1985, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in Washoe County
Commission Chambers, 1205 Mill St., Reno NV 89502.
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 3.
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 11, 1985.
A copy of the applicaton 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,
1755 E. Plumb Lane, #152,
Reno, NV 89502
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529,
14th and Pennsylvania, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: August 12, 1985.
John J. Da Ponte Jr.,
[FR Doc. 85-19605 Filed 8-15-85; 8:45 am]
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