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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 11-88] 
 
                                   53 FR 7222 
 
                                 March 7, 1988 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 33, Allegheny County, PA; Application for Subzone for
Verosol Window Shade Fabric Processing Plant 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern 
Pennsylvania (RIDC), grantee of FTZ 33, requesting special-purpose subzone
status for the window shade fabric manufacturing plant of Verosol USA, Inc.a
(Verosol), Kennedy Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, within the 
Pittsburgh 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
February 22, 1988. 
 
   The company has been operating (120 employees) under zone procedures in 
FTZ 33 (Findlay Township, Allegheny County) since 1982, but plans to relocate
its operations to a larger facility located at 215 Beacham Drive in Kennedy 
Township (7.6 acres). The company's operation involves the processing of 
polyester fabric for window shades. The activity involves the inspection,
sizing, pleating, cutting to width, and packaging of foreign and domestic 
polyester fabric (TSUS 356.00 and 338.50) for shipment to fabricators of 
window shades.   

   The company uses zone procedures to defer Customs duty payments until the
finished fabric leaves its plant, and to avoid duties on scrap and material 
shipped abroad. It would continue using zone procedures in a similar manner
at the new site.  

   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; Edward A. Goggin,
Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, 10 Causeway 
St., Room 801, Boston, Massachusetts 02222; and Colonel Richard A. Rothblum,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Pittsburgh, William S. 
Moorehead Federal Bldg., 1000 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222.
 
   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 April 8, 1988.
 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations: 
 
 
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
2002 Federal Bldg., 
1000 Liberty Ave., 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222; 
 
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: February 29, 1988. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 88-4901 Filed 3-4-88; 8:45 am] 
 
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