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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 40-90] 
 
                                  55 FR 43152 
 
                                October 26, 1990 
 
   Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Miami, FL 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Wynwood Community Economic Development Corporation 
(WCEDC), a Florida non-profit corporation, requesting authority to establish
a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in the City of Miami, Florida, within 
the Miami Customs port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to 
the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zone Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 
81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was 
formally filed on October 17, 1990. The applicant is authorized to make 
the proposal under @ 288.36 of the 1989 Florida Statutes. 
 
   The proposed WCEDC project would be the third general-purpose zone 
project in the Miami Customs port of entry area. FTZ 32, located in Dade 
County four miles west of the Miami International Airport, was approved in 
1977 (FTZ Board Order 123, 42 FR 46568, 9/16/77); and, FTZ 166 in 
Homestead, Florida, was approved in August 1990 (FTZ Board Order 482, 55 
FR 34584, 8/23/90).  
 
   The WCEDC foreign-trade zone project involves a proposed site (13 acres) 
on Northwest Second Avenue at 22nd Street in the Wynwood Community of Miami,
within a mile of the Port of Miami. The City of Miami recently agreed to 
donate the site to WCEDC for development as a foreign-trade zone. The site 
is also within a state-designated enterprise zone area. 
 
   The applicant contends that the additional zone is needed to provide zone
services to the Wynwood area of the Miami port of entry as part of the 
economic development efforts underway in that community. Several firms have 
expressed an interest in using zone procedures for warehouse/distribution 
of products including apparel, rubber and plastics, electrical instruments 
and machinery. 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: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones 
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Howard Cooperman, 
Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Southeast 
Region, 909 SE First Avenue, Miami, Florida 33131-2595; and, Colonel Bruce 
A. Malson, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Jacksonville, 
P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, Florida 32232-0019. 
 
   Comments concerning the proposed zone are invited in writing from 
interested parties. They shall be addressed to the Board's Executive 
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before December 14, 
1990.  
 
   As copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
 
 
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, 
Federal Building, Suite 224, 
51 SW., First Avenue, 
Miami, Florida 33130 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., room 4213, 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: October 22, 1990. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 90-25408 Filed 10-25-90; 8:45 am] 
 
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