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                             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
Hearing 
 
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 
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, 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., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 86-1929 Filed 1-28-86; 8:45 am] 
 
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