DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 15-90]
55 FR 14847
April 19, 1990
Foreign-Trade Zone -- Pima County, Arizona; Tucson Customs Port of Entry;
Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Arizona Technology Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc. (ATFTZ), an
Arizona not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the University of Arizona
Foundation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone in Pima County, adjacent to the Tucson 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 9, 1990. The
applicant is authorized to make the proposal under section 44-6501 of the
Arizona Revised Statutes.
The proposed ATFTZ project would be the second zone for the Tucson area.
In 1979, the Board approved a foreign-trade zone (23 acres) for the Papago-
Tucson Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation. The existing zone is located on
privately-owned "allotted" land within the San Xavier District of the
Tohono O'odham (Papago) Indian Reservation in Pima County, adjacent to the
Tucson International Airport (FTZ 48, Board Order 145, 44 FR 20487).
ATFTZ proposes to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone (400
acres) on a site with two parcels in Pima County immediately south of
Tucson's City limits and 5 miles east of the Tucson International Airport.
The first parcel (107 acres) is located at the northwest corner of the
intersection of Kolb and Valencia Expressways. A portion of the site is
owned by McCulloch Corporation, and the remainder, by K.R. Associates, the
designated proposed zone operator. The second parcel (293 acres) is located
1/2 mile south of the first. It is owned by Southpoint II Associates
(affiliated with K.R. Associates). Initially, an existing 203,685 square
foot warehouse/distribution facility would be activated.
The applicant contends there is a need for additional zone services in
the Tucson area. It cites an interest in use of the proposed zone for high
technology/research related activity and facilities associated with Mexican
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: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director,
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 Charles Thomas, District Engineer, U.S. Army
Engineer District, Los Angeles, P.O. Box 2711, Los Angeles, California
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on May 17, 1990, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Pima County Board of
Supervisors Hearing Room (Room 137), 130 West Congress, Tucson, Arizona.
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 May 10, 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 18, 1990.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Office of the Port Director,
Tucson International Airport,
7150 S. Tucson Boulevard,
Tucson, Arizona 85706.
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: April 13, 1990.
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 90-9116 Filed 4-18-90; 8:45 am]
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