DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zone 43--Battle
Creek, MI; Application for Expansion
Wednesday, June 5, 1991
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 Zeeland Township, Ottawa
County, Michigan, adjacent to the Grand Rapids Customs port of entry, which
would be operated by TLC Warehousing Services, Inc. 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 21, 1991.
FTZ 43 was approved on October 19, 1978 (Board Order 138, 43 FR 50233,
10/27/78), and expanded on December 27, 1990 (Board Order 496, 56 FR 675,
1/8/91). The present zone (1,824 acres) is located within the Fort Custer
Industrial Park in Battle Creek. An application is already pending which
involves a site operated by TLC Warehousing Services, Inc. (TLC), in Texas
Township, Kalamazoo County, some 25 miles west of Battle Creek (FTZ Docket
48- 90, 55 FR 51306, 12/13/90).
This application requests authority to further expand FTZ 43 to include
another site (22 acres) operated by TLC, which is located at 8250 Logistic
Drive, Zeeland Township, Ottawa County, Michigan, some 20 miles southwest
of Grand Rapids. 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. Da Ponte, 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 Building, 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit,
Michigan 48266- 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
intersted parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before July 19, 1991.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of the
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 3716,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: May 28, 1991.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 91-13243 Filed 6-4-91; 8:45 am]