DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 2-86]
51 FR 3639
January 29, 1986
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Palm Beach County, FL; Application and Public
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Port of Palm Beach District, a Florida public
corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone in Palm Beach County, Florida, within the West Palm Beach 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
January 21, 1986. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under
@ 228.36 of the Florida Statutes.
The proposed foreign-trade zone involves 2 sites totalling 180 acres.
Site 1 covers 112 acres within the Port of Palm Beach terminal area, located
about 1 mile from the Lake Worth Inlet to the Atlantic Ocean. Site 2 covers
68 acres on in industrial area about 2 miles due west of the terminal at
Interstate-95 and Highway 710. An existing 10,000 square foot warehouse is
available at the latter site for initial zone activity. The Port plans to
designate CHO Properties, Inc. as zone operator.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Palm Beach area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone
procedures for warehousing/distribution of products such as elevator
systems, telephone and telecommunication equipment, building materials,
metal shutters, and boat components. No approvals for manufacturing are
being sought at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a
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, Foreigh-
Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230;
Howard Cooperman, Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs
Service, Southeast Region, 99 S.E. 5th St., Miami, FL 33131; and Colonel
Charles T. Meyers III, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District
Jacksonville, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on February 26, 1986, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Port of Palm
Beach Commission Meeting Room (5th Floor), Port Executive Building, Four
East Port Road, Riviera Beach.
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 February 19.
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
March 31, 1986.
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,
P.O. Box 9906,
Riviera Beach, FL 33424.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529,
14th and Pennsylvania, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: January 24, 1986.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
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