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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 48-90] 
                                  55 FR 51306 
                               December 13, 1990 
   Foreign-Trade Zone 43 -- Battle Creek, MI; Application for Expansion  
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of Battle Creek, Michigan, grantee of FTZ 43, 
requesting authority to expand its zone to include a site in Texas Township,
Kalamazoo County, Michigan, adjacent to the Battle Creek 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 December 3, 1990. 
   FTZ 43 was approved on October 19, 1978 (Board Order 138, 43 FR 50233, 
10/27/78). It currently involves two warehouses within the Fort Custer 
Industrial Park. An application is pending to expand the zone at the Fort 
Custer park (FTZ Docket 8-89, 54 FR 19581, 5/8/89). 
   The grantee now requests authority to further expand FTZ 43 to include 
a site (23 acres) located in Texas Township, at 6677 Beatrice Drive near 
the intersection of 9th St. and Interstate 94, some 25 miles west of Battle 
Creek. The site involves a warehouse facility owned and operated by TLC 
Warehousing Services, Inc. No manufacturing authority 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. DaPonte, Jr. (Chairman), Director, Foreign-
Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; 
William L. Morandini, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North 
Central Region, Patrick V. McNamara Bldg., 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, 
Michigan 48226-2568; and Colonel John D. Glass, District Engineer, U.S. 
Army Engineer District Detroit, P.O. Box 1027, Detroit, Michigan 48231-1037.
   Comments concerning the proposed expansion are invited in writing from 
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive 
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before January 23, 1990.
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
Port Director's Office, U.S. Customs Service, 
4950 West Dickman Road, 
Battle Creek, Michigan 49106. 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue. NW. room 4213, 
Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: December 5, 1990. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 90-29235 Filed 12-12-90; 8:45 am]