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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                 [Docket 26-89] 
                                  54 FR 48008 
                               November 20, 1989 
   Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Evansville, Indiana, Port of Entry; 
Application and Public Hearing 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Indiana Port Commission, requesting authority to 
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone at sites in Mount Vernon and 
Evansville, Indiana, adjacent to the Evansville 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 November 8, 1989. The applicant 
is authorized to make this proposal under Indiana Code, section 8-10-3-2.
   The proposed foreign-trade zone calls for two sites. Site 1 (40 acres) 
is within the Southwind Maritime Centre (an Ohio River inland port facility 
owned and operated by the applicant), Mount Vernon, Indiana, about 15 miles 
west of the City of Evansville. Site 2 is the Central Warehouse facility 
(30,000 sq. ft.) located at 301 East Indiana Street in Evansville, Indiana.
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Evansville area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zones 
procedures for storage, testing, inspection and repackaging activity, 
involving products such as paper and food items. 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), Foreign-Trade Zones 
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; John F. Nelson, 
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 6th Floor, 
Plaza Nine Building, 55 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland, Ohio 44114; and Colonel 
David E. Peixotto, District Engineer, U.S. Engineer District Louisville, 
P.O. Box 59, Louisville, Kentucky 40201. 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a 
public hearing on December 12, 1989, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in Room 301, 
City Council Chambers, City/Council Building, 7th and Main Streets, 
Evansville, Indiana.  
   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 December 5, 1989.
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 January 12, 1990.  
   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's Office, 
New Federal Building, 
101 North West Seventh, Rm. 238, 
Evansville, Indiana 47708 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2835, 
Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: November 13, 1989. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 89-27182 Filed 11-17-89; 8:45 am]