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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                 [Docket 20-88] 
                                  53 FR 12798 
                                 April 19, 1988 
Foreign-Trade Zone 82, Mobile, AL; Application for Expansion  
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of Mobile, Alabama, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 82,
requesting authority to expand the zone to include additional acreage within
the Brookley Complex and adjacent Brookley Airport, within the Mobile 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 
April 8, 1988.  
   The Mobile zone was approved on February 24, 1983 (Board Order 208, 48 FR
9052, 3/3/83), and presently covers 13 acres within the Brookley Complex. 
The grantee has requested authority to include the entire Brookley Complex
(368 acres) within the zone, and to expand the zone to include part of the
adjacent Brookley Airport (667 acres). Both parcels are owned by the Mobile
Airport Authority, a public corporation. The expansion is being requested to
alow the City to market the zone more effectively as part of its economic 
development efforts. 
   No manufacturing approvals are being sought in the application. Such 
approvals would be requested from 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: Joseph Lowry (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones Staff,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 2030; David L. Willette, District
Director, U.S. Customs Service, South Central Region, 250 North Water St.,
P.O. Box 2748, Mobile, AL 36652; and Colonel Larry Bonine, District Engineer,
U.S. Army Engineer District, Mobile, P.O. Box 2288, Mobile, AL 26628-0001.  
   Comments concerning the proposed expansion 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 May 31, 1988.
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations: 
U.S. Customs District Office, 
250 N. Water St., 
Mobile, AL 36652.  
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Room 1529 
Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: April 13, 1988. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary  
[FR Doc. 88-8555 Filed 4-18-88; 8:45 am]