DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 22-86]
51 FR 25075
July 10, 1986
Foreign-Trade Zone 82 -- Mobile, AL; Application for Subzone ADDSCO
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the City of Mobile, Alabama, grantee of FTZ 82, requesting
special-purpose subzone status for the shipyard of ADDSCO Industries, Inc.,
in Mobile, Alabama, within the Mobile 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 June 20, 1986.
The shipyard covers 215 acres on Pinto Island in the Mobile River,
Mobile. The facility is used for construction, conversion and repair of
commercial and military vessels and offshore oil and gas platforms,
employing some 3000 persons. Foreign components used by the company include
diesel engines, gears, desk fittings, anchors, chain, desk machinery,
windows, doors, life boats, and ventilation and air conditioning equipment.
This equipment accounts for up to 32 percent of vessel value on new
construction and ranges from 5 to 15 percent on repair activity.
Zone procedures will help ADDSCO reduce costs on its current orders and
compete internationally for new contracts. Most of the imported components
are subject to significant duties while the finished products, as oceangoing
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, D.C. 20230;
David Willette, Acting District Director, U.S. Customs Service, South
Central Region, P.O. Box 2749, Mobile, AL 36652; and, Colonel Carroll H.
Dunn, Jr., 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 August 7, 1986.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
District Director's Office,
U.S. Customs Service,
250 N. Water Street,
P.O. Box 2748,
Mobile, AL 36652
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529,
14th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: July 1, 1986.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 86-15589 Filed 7-9-86; 8:45 am]
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