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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 46-85] 
                                   51 FR 774 
                                January 8, 1986 
Foreign-Trade Zone -- Davenport, Iowa; Milan, IL; Application and Public 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Quad-City Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., an Iowa non-profit 
corporation also licensed to do business in Illinois, requesting authority 
to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Davenport, Iowa, and 
Milan, Illinois, within the proposed Quad-City 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
(19 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on December 23, 1985. The applicant
is authorized to make this proposal under House File 2491, Acts of 68th 
General Assembly of the State of Iowa, signed April 20, 1980, and under 
Illinois Public Act 83-1331.  
   The proposed interstate foreign-trade zone project would involve a site
in Iowa and one in Illinois. The Iowa site involves a 44,000 square foot 
warehouse at 4725 Kimmel Drive, Davenport, and the Illinois site covers 23 
acres and includes 2 warehouse facilities on Knoxville Road at East 8th 
Street in Milan. Both sites are operated by the Aspen Group which has been
selected to manage the zone. 
   The application contains evidence of the need for the zone project in the
Quad-City area, which involves 14 communities in the Davenport-Rock Island-
Moline, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. A number of firms have 
indicated an interest in using zone procedures for handling products such 
as agricultural and construction equipment, herbicides, food processing 
equipment, appliances, pumps, gauges, tools, plastics, furniture, processed
foods, and film. No specific manufacturing approvals 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: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones 
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Richard Roster, 
Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 610 S. Canal St., 
Chicago, IL 60607; and Colonel William C. Burns, District Engineer, U.S. 
Army Engineer District Rock Island, Clark Tower Bldg., P.O. Box 2004, Rock 
Island, IL 61204.  
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on February 4, 1986, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the City Council 
Chambers of the Davenport City Hall, 4th and Harrison, Davenport.  
   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 January 28. 
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 6, 1986.  
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Quad-City Development Group Offices, 
First National Bank Bldg., Rm. 406; 
17th St. and 2nd Ave., 
Rock Island, IL 61201 
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 31, 1985. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 86-380 Filed 1-7-86; 8:45 am]