DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 34-85]
50 FR 40884
October 7, 1985
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Chattanooga, TN; Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by Partners for Economic Progress, Inc., a Tennessee non-profit
economic development corporation, requesting authority to establish a
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Chattanooga, Tennessee, within the
Chattanooga 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 September 25, 1985. The applicant is authorized to make
this proposal under section 7-85-103, Tennessee Code Annotated.
The proposed foreign-trade zone will involve 2 sites covering 233 acres
in Chattanooga. Site 1 is a 3.2-acre public warehouse facility at 3318
Amnicola Highway, owned and operated by Cherokee Warehouses, Inc. Site 2 is
a 230-acre parcel owned by Hamilton County at Amnicola Highway and Stuart
Street located on the Tennessee River at river mile 467. It is the site of
a future port/industrial park complex.
The application contains evidence on the need for zone services in the
Chattanooga area. A number of firms have indicated an interest in
warehousing products such as industrial and construction equipment,
tufting machines, electrical equipment, chemicals, saddles, apparel and
soft drinks. 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 investigte the application and report to the Board. The
committee consists of: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones
Staff, U.S. department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; Joel Mish,
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, South Central Region, 423 Canal
St., New Oreleans, LA 70130; and Colonel William Kirkpatrick, District
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Nashville, P.O. Box 1070, Nashville,
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on October 29, 1985, beginning at 1:30 p.m., in the Public
Conference Room, Civic Forum, 101 Market Street, Chattanooga.
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 October 24.
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 December 2, 1985.
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,
900 Georgia Avenue, Room 209,
P.O. Box 887,
Chattanooga, TN 37401
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: October 2, 1985.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 85-23905 Filed 10-4-85; 8:45 am]
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