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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 9-86] 
                                   51 FR 9697 
                                 March 20, 1986 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Franklin County, OH, Within the Columbus 
Customs Port of Entry; Application and Public Hearing 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Rickenbacker Port Authority, a political subdivision of
the State of Ohio, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose 
foreign-trade zone in Franklin County, Ohio, within the Columbus 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 March 
7, 1986. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under section 
1743.11 of the Ohio Revised Code.  
   The proposed foreign-trade zone involves the 1642-acre Rickenbacker Air 
Industrial Park, located at Alum Creek Road and Route 317 in southeastern 
Franklin County. The project has existing warehouse buildings as well as 
open space for firms requiring their own facilities. Diversified/Turner 
Company, which is the airpark developer, has been designated to operate 
the zone.   

   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Columbus area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone 
procedures for general warehousing and for handling products such as truck 
chassis, utility vehicles and pharmaceuticals. No manufacturing approvals 
are being sought at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board no
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, Foreign-
Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; John 
F. Nelson, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 
6th Floor, Plaza Nine Building, 55 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland, Ohio 44114; 
and Colonel Robert B. Wilson, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District
Huntington, 502 8th Street, Huntington, West Virginia 25701. 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on April 16, 1986, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Main Conference 
Room of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Building, 37 North High 
Street, Columbus.  

   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 April 9. 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 May 
16, 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, 
Port Columbus Int'l Airport, 
4600 17th Avenue, Rm 221, 
Columbus, Ohio 43219. 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Rm 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: March 14, 1986. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary. 
[FR Doc. 86-6094 Filed 3-19-86; 8:45 am]