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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                               [Docket 64-91]

        			Foreign-Trade Zone
         177--Evansville, IN; Application for Subzone Mead Johnson
            Pharmaceutical Plants Evansville and Mt. Vernon, IN

                          Friday, November 1, 1991

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by Indiana Port Commission, grantee of FTZ 177, requesting special- 
purpose subzone status for the pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities of 
Mead Johnson & Company (MJC)(subsidiary of Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company) 
in Evansville and Mt. Vernon, Indiana. The application was submitted 
pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended 
(19 U.S.C. 81a-8lu), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It 
was formally filed on October 23, 1991.

The MJC plant consists of two sites: Site 1 (700,000 sq. ft. or 65 acres)
located at 2400 West Lloyd Expressway, Evansville; and Site 2 (725,000 sq.
ft. or 595 acres) located on Highway 62 Mt. Vernon.

The facilities are used to produce pharmaceutical and nutritional products,
such as cardiovascular drugs, antibiotics, anti-cancer agents, diagnostic
agents, vitamins, minerals and infant formula. Many of these products
contain materials that are purchased from abroad, including oils, starches,
gum, acids, alcohols, chlorides, phosphates, ammonia, oxides, hydroxides,
peroxides, fluorides, sulfites, carbonates, phenols, ethers, aldehydes,
amino-compounds, vitamins, antibiotics, medicaments, colorings, flavors,
waxes and packaging materials.

Zone procedures would exempt MJC from Customs duty payments on foreign
materials used in its exports. On its domestic sales, the company will be
able to choose the duty rates that apply to finished products (0-17.5%).
The duty rates on the materials range from free to 20 percent. The
application indicates that zone savings would help improve the plant's
international competitiveness.

In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has been
approved 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, Ohio 44114; and Colonel David E. Peixotto, 
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Louisville, P.O. Box 59, 
Louisville, Kentucky, 40201- 0059.

Comments concerning the proposed subzones 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 December 19, 1991.

A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of the
following locations:
Office of the Port Director, U.S. 
Customs Service, 
Federal Building, room 238, 
101 NW. Seventh,
Evansville, Indiana 47708.

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th &
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., room 3716, 
Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: October 24, 1991.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.

Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 91-26450 Filed 10-31-91; 8:45 am]