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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                 [Docket 22-90] 
 
                                  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., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 90-13604 Filed 6-12-90; 8:45 am] 
 
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