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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 30-87] 
                                  52 FR 43780 
                               November 16, 1987 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Casper, WY, Natrona County International 
Airport; Application and Public Hearing 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Natrona County International Airport Board of Trustees (NCI), 
requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in 
Natrona County, Wyoming, some 8 miles from Casper. The appliction was 
submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act, 
as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR 
Part 400). It was formally filed on November 2, 1987. NCI is authorized to 
make the proposal under Wyoming State Statutes 1971, Chapter 48, Section 2, 
Subsection 40-11-102.  
   The proposal involves a 7-acre parcel with a warehousing facility at the 
Natrona County International Airport, 3465 Bell Avenue, Natrona County, 
Wyoming. The County-owned airport was recently designated a "user fee" 
facility by the U.S. Customs Service. 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Casper area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone 
procedures for warehousing/distribution of electronic products, oil and gas 
production equipment, and sporting goods. Specific manufacturing approvals
are not being sought at this time. 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. Director, Foreign-Trade Zones 
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Donald Myhra, 
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 600 Central 
Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59401; and Colonel Steven G. West, District 
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Omaha, Room 1612 USPO & Courthouse, 
Omaha, Nebraska 68102-4978.  
   As part of its investigation the examiners committee will hold a public 
hearing on December 1, 1987 beginning at 10 a.m., at the City Council 
Chambers, City Hall, 200 North David, Casper, Wyoming 82601. 
   Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing, 
including comments as to whether a Customs "user fee" airport can be 
considered the equivalent of a port of entry under the FTZ Act. Persons 
wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary in writing
at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by November 25. 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 
January 19, 1988. 
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at the Airport Manager's office and 
at the following locations: 
Casper Area Economic Development Alliance, 
Suite 615, 111 West 2nd Street, 
Casper, Wyoming 82601 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230  
   Dated November 9, 1987. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 87-26389 Filed 11-13-87; 8:45 am]