DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 6-90]
55 FR 7354
March 1, 1990
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Oneida County, NY (Utica Customs Port of
Entry); Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) 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), by the County of Oneida, New York, requesting authority to establish a
general-purpose foreign-trade zone at sites in the County of Oneida, New
York, within the Utica Customs port of entry. It was formally filed on
February 9, 1990. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under
chapter 647, Laws of New York 1988.
The proposed foreign-trade zone would consist of 5 sites (1,280 acres)
within the Utica port of entry area. Site 1 (534 acres) is located at the
Oneida County Airport Industrial Park, Oneida County Airport, Oriskany, New
York. Site 2 (512 acres) is located at the West Rome Industrial Park, 1
Success Drive, Rome, New York. Site 3 (100 acres) is located at Boonville
Industrial Park, Industrial Road, Boonville, New York. Site 4 (82 acres)
is located at the Utica Business Park, Business Park Drive, Utica, New York.
Site 5 (52 acres) is located at East Arterial Industrial Park, Dwyer
Avenue, Utica, New York. The Oneida County Industrial Development
Corporation (OCIDC) owns the Oneida County Airport Industrial Park and has
agreements with the owners of the other parks to operate a zone at these
sites. The zone will be used primarily for warehousing, transshipment,
inspection, and repackaging activities. The operator of the project would
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services to
assist the County in its economic development efforts. It is anticipated
that the initial zone activity would be for duty deferral on components
used by producers of transportation equipment, machine tools, food
processing equipment, wire/cable manufacturers, and instrument makers. The
first facility to be activated would likely be the new hangar building at
the Oneida County Airport Industrial Park. Approval for manufacturing
activity is 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: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director, Foreign-
Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230;
Edward A. Goggin, Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service,
Northeast Region, 10 Causeway Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02222-1056; and
Colonel Ralph M. Danielson, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District
New York, Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, New York, New York 10278-0090.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on March 15, 1990, beginning at 9 a.m., in the First Floor
Conference Room, New York State Office Building, Genesee Street, Utica, New
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 March 8, 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
April 16, 1990.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations.
Oneida County Industrial Development Corporation,
Oneida County Airport,
Oriskany, New York 13424.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 2835,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: February 21, 1990.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 90-4676 Filed 2-28-90; 8:45 am]
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