DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
55 FR 23956
June 13, 1990
Foreign-Trade Zone -- Akron-Canton, OH, Area Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Akron-Canton Regional Airport Authority, requesting
authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in the Akron-
Canton, Ohio, area, within the Cleveland/Akron 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 1, 1990. The applicant is
authorized to make the proposal under Ohio Revised Code, section 1743.11.
The proposed foreign-trade zone would be located within the 2121-acre
Akron Canton Regional Airport on Lauby Road, North Canton, Ohio, some 10
miles south of Akron and 8 miles north of Canton. The land (3 parcels --
110 acres) is owned by the Airport Authority, which plans to contract with
a qualified operator for operation of the zone.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Akron-Canton area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone
procedures for warehousing/distribution and testing such items as machinery
and equipment, auto parts and accessories, plastics and plastics foam
products, and saw blades and handsaws. 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:
John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director, Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S.
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230;
John F. Nelson, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central
Region, 55 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland, Ohio 44114; and
Colonel Thomas E. Farewell, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District
Huntington, 502 8th Street, Huntington, West Virginia 25701-2070.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on June 28, 1990, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Stark Technical
College, 6200 Frank Avenue, NW., room 1000, Canton, Ohio.
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 June 21, 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 July 30, 1990.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Customs Service,
5590 Lauby Road,
North Canton, Ohio 44720.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 2835,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: June 6, 1990.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 90-13604 Filed 6-12-90; 8:45 am]
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