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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                               (Docket 17-92)

    Foreign-Trade Zone 23--County of Erie, NY; Application for Expansion

                          Thursday, June 25, 1992


An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the County of Erie, New York, grantee of FTZ 23, requesting 
authority to expand its foreign-trade zone in Erie County, New York. The 
application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the FTZ Act, as 
amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 
400). It was formally filed on June 8, 1992.

FTZ 23 was approved on March 31, 1976 (Board Order 110, 41 FR 14824,
4/7/76), and there have been four subsequent changes to the general-purpose
zone plan (1979-B.O. 148, 1982-B.O. 187, 1985-B.O. 291, and 1989-B.O. 445).
The general- purpose zone currently involves five sites in Erie County:
Site 1 (225 acres)-- within the Gateway Trade Center, Buffalo; Site 2 (33
acres)--within the Wehrle International Business Park, Amherst, adjacent to
the Greater Buffalo International Airport; Site 3 (13 acres)--within the
Oak-Michigan Industrial Corridor, Buffalo; Site 4 (22 acres)--at the former
American Standard plant, Rano and Tonawanda Streets, Buffalo; and, Site 5
(55 acres)--within the 80-acre Grand Island Industrial Park, Grand Island.
The applicant is now requesting authority to expand Site 2 (airport site)
to include the entire Wehrle International Business Park (314 acres), and
to add two parcels in the airport area: Parcel A (189 acres)--Aero and
Airport Business Parks, Cheektowaga, New York, immediately adjacent to the
airport; and Parcel B (194 acres)--the airport's Air Cargo facility and
Airport Commerce Park, Cheektowaga.

No manufacturing requests are being made at this time. Such requests would
be made to 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 August 24, 1992. Rebuttal comments in response to material 
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the 
subsequent 15-day period (to September 8, 1992.). 

A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for
public inspection at each of the following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
111 W. Huron Street, room 1312, Federal Building, 
Buffalo, New York 14202.

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

Dated: June 17, 1992.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 92-15000 Filed 6-24-92; 8:45 am)