DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 4-85]
50 FR 13642
April 5, 1985
Proposed Zone -- South Bend, IN; Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the St. Joseph County Airport Authority, a municipal
corporation, to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in South
Bend, adjacent to the Chicago 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 March 27, 1985. The applicant is authorized
to make this proposal under Section 8-10-3-2 of the Indiana Code.
The proposed foreign-trade zone involves two sites totalling 103 acres
at the Michiana Regional Airport and planned Multi-Modal Transportation
Complex. Site 1 covers 7 acres at 2809 North Foundation Drive within the
Airport Industrial Park. It has an existing warehouse and space available
for additional structures. The facility is owned by Material Trans Action,
Inc., the proposed zone operator. Site 2 is a 95-acre parcel of airport
property which is available for future zone development.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
South Bend area. A number of firms have indicated an interest in using
zone procedures for warehouse/distribution and manipulation of products
such as auto components and parts, jet engine castings, hardware, plumbing
supplies, valves, computer printers, temperature controls and electronic
products. No approvals for manufacturing 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;
Richard Roster, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central
Region, 610 S. Canal St., Chicago, IL 60607; and Colonel Raymond T.
Beurket, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Detroit, P.O. Box
1027, Detroit, MI 48231.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on May 1, 1985, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the St. Joseph County
Airport Authority Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Michiana Regional Airport, 4535
Terminal Drive, South Bend.
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 April 25,
1985. 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 May 31, 1985.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
St. Joseph County Airport Authority Offices,
Michiana Regional Airport,
4535 Terminal Drive, 2nd Floor,
South Bend, IN 46628
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: April 1, 1985.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 85-8196 Filed 4-4-85; 8:45 am]
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