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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

   			 Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                               (Docket 12-92)

        Foreign-Trade Zone 79--Tampa, FL; Application for Expansion

                           Thursday, May 7, 1992

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade  Zones Board (the 
Board) by the City of Tampa, Florida, grantee of FTZ 79, requesting 
authority to expand its general-purpose zone in Tampa, Florida. 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 April 20, 1992.

FTZ 79 was approved on May 29, 1982 (Board Order 192, 47 FR 24760, 6/8/82),
and currently consists of four sites in Tampa: Site 1 (600,000 sq. ft.)
Tampa International Center at Adamo Drive and 22nd Street; Site 2 (33
acres) adjacent to Tampa International Airport at Tampa Boulevard and
Lauber Way, including a parcel at the airport's air cargo facility
(temporary site, A-7-91, 3/18/91); Site 3 (50 acres) located within the
127-acre Tampa Industrial Park at Malcolm McKinley Drive and Fowler Avenue;
and, Site 4 (17 acres) at the 41 Industrial Center, 5120 Causeway
Boulevard, Tampa (temporary site, A-8-92, 2/12/92).

The applicant is now requesting authority to expand and reorganize the zone
in order to improve zone services  in the Tampa area by deleting Site 1 
(Tampa International Center) and adding the following 5 permanent sites in 
Tampa to the zone project:
--Tampa Convention Center (14 acres) located at 333 South Franklin Street,
which would be designated as Site 1;
--Air Cargo Facility (113,000 sq. ft.) at Tampa International Airport, a
temporary zone site that would become a permanent part of zone Site 2;
--41 Industrial Center, a temporary zone site that would become a permanent
part of the zone project as Site 4;
--Tampa Port Authority's Hookers Point terminal complex (295 acres) located
at Maritime Boulevard, which would be designated as Site 5; and,
--Tampa Port Authority's George B. Howell terminal facility (33 acres) at
20th and Thrace Streets, which would be designated as Site 6.
Existing Site 3 would remain unchanged.

No manufacturing requests are being made at this time. Such approvals would
be requested from the Board on a case-by-case basis.

In accordance with the Board's regulations (as revised, 56 FR 50790-50808,
10- 8-91), a member of the FTZ Staff has been designated examiner to
investigate the application and report to the Board.

Public comment on the application is invited from interested parties.
Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board's
Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their
receipt is July 6, 1992. Rebuttal comments in response to material
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the
subsequent 15-day period July 21, 1992.

A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for
public inspection at each of the following locations:
Office of the District Director, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
4430 E. Adamo, suite 301, 
Tampa, Florida 33605.

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

Dated: April 30, 1992.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 92-10725 Filed 5-6-92; 8:45 am)