DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 38-90]
55 FR 38373
September 18, 1990
Foreign-Trade Zone -- Fort Wayne, Indiana Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, requesting authority to
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The
Fort Wayne/Allen County Airport (Baer Field) 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 September 4, 1990. The applicant is
authorized to make the proposal under Indiana Code 8-10-3-2.
The proposed foreign-trade zone would consist of two warehouse facilities
and an industrial park site in Fort Wayne. Site 1 would consist of 9,600 sq.
ft. of a 321,600 sq. ft. public warehouse located at 3402 Meyer Road, owned
by Commercial Warehouse & Cartage, Inc. Site 2 consists of 10,000 sq. ft.
of a 41,500 sq. ft. public warehouse located at 2122 Bremer Road, owned by
North American Moving & Storage, Inc. Site 3 would be located on a 50 acre
tract of land at Baer Field, owned by the Fort Wayne/Allen County Airport
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Fort Wayne area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone
procedures for the warehousing/distribution of such items as gaskets,
acrylic giftware, roller and hammer mills, seed cleaners, plastic injecting
and molding machines, O-rings, seals, light truck axles, electric motors,
formed tubular products, and electronic products, including thermistor
components and assemblies. No specific manufacturing approval is being
sought at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-
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
John D. Glass, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District, Detroit,
P.O. Box 1027, Detroit, Michigan 48231-1027.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on October 12, 1990 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Room 128, City-
County Building, One Main Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802.
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 October 5,
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 November 14, 1990.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
Department of Economic Development,
840 City-County Building,
One Main Street,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4213,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: September 12, 1990.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 90-22004 Filed 9-17-90; 8:45 am]
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