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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                 [Docket 25-88] 
 
                                  53 FR 27059 
 
                                 July 18, 1988 
 
 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Muskogee, OK; Application and Public Hearing  
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Muskogee City-County Port Authority (Port Authority), 
requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in 
Muskogee, Oklahoma, within the Muskogee Station of the Tulsa 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 June 28, 1988. The
Port Authority is authorized to make the proposal under Title 81, section 
1106, of the Oklahoma Statutes. 
 
   The proposed general-purpose foreign-trade zone will involve 14 acres 
located within the Port Authority's industrial park at the Port of Muskogee
at Port & Industrial Park Service Road and the Port Access Road. The site 
contains over 94,000 square feet of storage space for warehousing 
operations.  
 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Muskogee area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone 
procedures for warehousing/distribution of paper products, machinery and 
parts, gauges and lighting equipment. Specific manufacturing approvals are
not being sought at this time. Requests will 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, Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Paul Rimmer, Deputy Assistant
Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest Region, 5850 San
Felipe Street, Houston, Texas 77057-3012; and Colonel Frank M. Patete, 
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Tulsa, P.O. Box 61, Tulsa,
Oklahoma 74121-0061.  
 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners, committee will hold a public
hearing on August 10, 1988, beginning at 1 p.m., at Meeting Room "B," 
Muskogee Civic Center. 
 
   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 August 1. 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
September 9, 1988.  

   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Muskogee City-County Port Authority Offices, 
Rt. 6, Port 50, 
Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401 
 
 
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: July 11, 1988. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 88-16098 Filed 7-15-88; 8:45 am] 
 
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