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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 42-85] 
 
                                  50 FR 51442 
 
                               December 17, 1985 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 92; Harrison County, Mississippi; Application for Subzone
Moss Point Marine Shipyard, Escatawpa 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Greater Gulfport/Biloxi Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone 92, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the 
shipyard of Moss Point Marine, Inc., (MPM) in Escatawpa, Mississippi, 
within the Pascagoula Customs port of entry. The application was submitted 
pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 
USC 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was 
formally filed on December 4, 1985. 
 
   The shipyard is located on the east bank of the Pascagoula River 5 miles
north of Pascagoula. The 51-acre shipyard employs 200 persons and is used 
primarily for the construction of large fishing vessels and supply vessels 
for the offshore oil and gas industry. 
 
   About 10 percent of the value of the vessels involves foreign components
such as engines, generators, deck machinery and fittings, gears, anchors, 
chain, windows, doors, life boats and davits, and air conditioning 
equipment.   

   Zone procedures will help MPM to reduce costs on current orders and to 
compete internationally on bids for new products. The benefits are related
to the fact that most of the components are subject to significant duties, 
and that the finished products, as ocean going vessels, are duty free.  
 
   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; 
Douglas D. Angle, District Engineer, U.S. Customs Service, South Cental 
Region, 250 N. Water St., Mobile, AL 36652; and Colonel Carroll H. Dunn, 
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Mobile, P.O. Box 2288, 
Mobile, AL 36628.  
 
   Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from 
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive 
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before January 31, 1986.
 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
 
 
Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
Pascagoula-Moss Point Bank Building, Room 402, 
Pascagoula, MS 39567 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: December 12, 1985. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 85-29797 Filed 12-16-85; 8:45 am] 
 
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