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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 14-90] 
 
                                  55 FR 13301 
 
                                 April 10, 1990 
 
   Foreign-Trade Zone in Rockford, IL; Application and Public Hearing  
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Greater Rockford Airport Authority, a public corporation 
of the State of Illinois, requesting authority to establish a general-
purpose foreign-trade zone in Rockford, Illinois. The Greater Rockford 
Airport at Rockford, Illinois, was recently designated a "user fee" facility
by the U.S. Customs Service. 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 26, 1990. The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under 
chapter 24, paragraph 1362 of the Illinois Revised Statutes. 
 
   The proposed foreign-trade zone would be located at the industrial park 
area of the Greater Rockford Airport (2,000 acres), on Route F.A. 179, 
south of downtown Rockford. The designated zone operator, Parkside 
Warehouses, Inc., will make its airport warehouse facilities available for 
initial zone activity.  
 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in 
Rockford. Several firms have expressed an interest in using zone procedures 
for warehousing/distribution, repacking, labeling and inspecting such items 
as sewing accessories, cookware, hardware and window shades. No specific 
manufacturing approval is 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; Richard Roster, 
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 610 South 
Canal Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607; and Colonel John R. Brown, District 
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Rock Island, P.O. Box 2004, Clock 
Tower Building, Rock Island, IL 61204-2004. 
 
   As part of its investigation the examiners committee will hold a public 
hearing on May 7, 1990, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Garden Court Area, 
Main Floor, Airport Terminal Building, Greater Rockford Airport, Rockford, 
Illinois.  
 
   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 30, 1990. 
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 
June 7, 1990.  
 
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at the following locations:  
 
 
U.S. Customs Service, 
Greater Rockford Airport, 
4 Airport Circle, 
Rockford, Illinois 61109 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2835, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: April 3, 1990. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 90-8148 Filed 4-9-90; 8:45 am] 
 
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