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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                               [Docket 61-91]

        		Foreign-Trade Zone
            72--Indianapolis, IN; Application for Subzone Onkyo
               Electronic Audio Products Plant, Columbus, IN

                         Thursday, October 31, 1991

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Indianapolis Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 72, requesting 
special-purpose subzone status for the electronic audio and acoustical 
products manufacturing facility of Onkyo America, Inc. (OAI) (subsidiary of 
Onkyo Corporation, Japan), located in Bartholomew County, Indiana. 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 October 17, 1991.

The OAI manufacturing plant (129,000 sq. ft. on 25 acres) is located at
3030 Barker Drive adjacent to Interstate 65, five miles southwest of
Columbus, Indiana. The facility (262 employees) is used to produce
electronic hi- fidelity audio and acoustical products, including
microphones, loudspeakers, headphones, amplifiers, cassette and compact
disk players, tape recorders, and radiotelegraphy devices (HTS Headings
8518, 8519, 8520, 8527). Components and materials purchased from abroad
include air/vacuum pumps, electric motors and generators, magnets, 
capacitors, resistors, printed circuit boards, diodes, transistors, 
integrated circuits, semiconductors, electrical filament or discharge 
lamps (duty rate range: free--12.5%).

Zone procedures would exempt OAI from Customs duty payments on the foreign
components used in its export production. On its domestic sales, the
company would be able to choose duty rates that apply to finished
electronic audio and acoustical products (duty rates: 3.7%--8.5%). The
applicant indicates that subzone status would help improve the company's
international competitiveness.

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; John 
F. Nelson, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 
55 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44114; and, Colonel David E. Peixotto, 
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Louisville, P.O. Box 59, 
Louisville, KY 40201-0059. 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 December 12, 1991.

A copy of an application and accompanying exhibits will be available for
public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
One North Capital, suite 520,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

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: October 24, 1991.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-26309 Filed 10-30-91; 8:45 am]