DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
53 FR 16746
May 11, 1988
Foreign-Trade Zone 33, Pittsburgh, PA; Boundary Modification for Verosol
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that the Regional Industrial Development
Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC), grantee of Foreign-Trade
Zone 33, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has requested authority pursuant to the
regulations of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) (15 CFR
400.1301(j)), for a temporary modification until December 31, 1988, of the
boundary of FTZ 33, within the Pittsburgh Customs port of entry.
RIDC has an application pending before the FTZ Board for a special-
purpose subzone at a 7.6-acre site located at 215 Beacham Drive in Kennedy
Township to be occupied by Verosol USA. Inc. (Doc. 11-88, 53 FR 7222,
3-7-88). A decision on the application is not expected until late-1988.
Verosol is currently a tenant within FTZ 33 and is using zone procedures to
inspect and process window shade fabric. Because Verosol is moving its
operation to the new site in June 1988, RIDC has requested temporary
approval under the FTZ boundary modification procedures for zone status
within a 36,000 sq. ft. building at the new site to avoid an interruption
in zone procedures while the subzone application is pending. The applicant
and Verosol have acknowledged their understanding that a decision on
the boundary modification would have no bearing on the outcome of the
The activity does not involve a change in Customs classification or
country of origin. Thus, the operation does not involve manufacturing, and
no such authority is being requested as part of this proposal.
The request has been reviewed by the District Director of Customs
(4-26-88) and the Army District Engineer (4-26-88). They concur in the
request, subject to specific clearances or permits that might be required
from these officials. The Customs letter indicates that an interruption in
zone procedures followed by an activation of the subzone would result in
an administrative burden.
The request has been reviewed by the FTZ Staff, and it appears that the
request meets the criteria for temporary boundary modifications. Before
issuing in final decision, however, the FTZ Staff invites comments from
interested parties. They must be submitted to the office below in writing
(in triplicate) by May 27, 1988.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529,
15th & Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: May 6, 1988.
[FR Doc. 88-10525 Filed 5-10-88; 8:45 am]
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