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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 16-88] 
                                   53 FR 9132 
                                 March 21, 1988 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, North Haven, CT; Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GNH), a non-
profit corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose 
foreign-trade zone in the Town of North Haven, Connecticut, within the New
Haven 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, 1988. Pursuant to section 7-136d of the General Statutes of 
Connecticut (P.A. 76-160, S.1,5), the Town of North Haven authorized GNH 
to apply for authority to establish a foreign-trade zone in that community.
   The proposal calls for a general-purpose zone of 10 acres within a 30-
acre industrial plant site owned by O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., at 7 Grasso
Avenue in the Town of North Haven. There are two buildings at the site with
107,000 sq. ft. of space, of which some 5,000 sq. ft. would be available for
initial zone warehousing activity. 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
greater New Haven area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using
zone procedures for warehousing/distribution of pharmaceuticals, chemicals,
glass products and automotive parts. Specific manufacturing approvals are 
not 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), Director, Foreign-Trade
Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Edward 
Goggin, Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Northeast 
Region, 100 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110-2104; and Colonel 
Thomas A. Rhen, U.S. Army Engineer Division, New England, 420 Trapelo Rd.,
Waltham, Massachusetts 02254-9149. 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on April 20, 1988, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Community Room of 
the North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St. North Haven, CT.  
   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 12, 1988. 
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 20, 1988.   

   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, U.S. Customs Service, 
Federal Building, 
150 Court Street, 
New Haven, Connecticut 06511 
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: March 14, 1988. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 88-6121 Filed 3-18-88; 8:45 am]