DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zone 176--Rockford,
IL; Application for Subzone Milk Specialties
Company, Animal Feed Manufacturing Plant, Dundee, IL
Wednesday, June 5, 1991
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Greater Rockford Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 176,
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the animal feed manufacturing
plant of Milk Specialities Company (MSC), located in Dundee, Illinois. 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 May 16, 1991.
The MSC plant (2.5 acres/66,200 sq. ft.) is located at 310 River Street in
Dundee (northern Kane County), some 45 miles southeast of the Greater
Rockford Airport in Rockford, Illinois. The facility produces milk-based
animal feeds by blending dried milk, sugar, soy flour, animal fats,
lecithin, proteins and oils.
The company is requesting the use of zone procedures so that it can use ex-
quota foreign sugar and dried milk to produce animal feed for export. Zone
procedures for export manufacturing would also exempt the company from
Customs duty payments on the foreign milk and sugar as well as other
foreign ingredients, such as casein, whey protein concentrate, dried whey,
and coconut oil. Zone procedures would not be used for manufacturing
products destined for the domestic market. The applicant indicates that
subzone status would help improve MSC's competitiveness in Asian and South
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; Richard Roster,
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 610 South
Canal Street, Chicago, IL 60607; and, Colonel John R Brown, District
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Rock Island, P.O. Box 2004, Clock
Tower Building, Rock Island, IL 61204-2004.
Comments concerning the proposed foreign-trade subzone are invited from
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before July 18, 1991.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for
public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Customs Service,
Greater Rockford Airport,
4 Airport Circle,
Rockford, Illinois 61109.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716,
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: May 28, 1991.
John J. DaPonte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 91-13242 Filed 6-4-91; 8:45 am]