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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                    (Docket 3-92; Foreign-Trade Zone 2)

   Application for Temporary Subzone at the Equitable Shipyards Facility
                    Marine Group, Inc.) New Orleans, LA

                        Thursday, February 27, 1992

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (the Port), 
grantee of FTZ 2, requesting temporary special-purpose subzone status at 
the Equitable Shipyards shipbuilding facility located in New Orleans, 
Louisiana. 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 
February 20, 1992.

The shipyard (38 acres) is located on the Inner Harbor-Navigation Canal at
4325 France Road, New Orleans. It is owned by the Port and is operated by
Trinity Marine Group, Inc., which also operates a shipyard at the Halter
Marine Yard in Escatawpa (Moss Point), Mississippi (formerly Moss Point
Marine, Inc.). The latter yard was granted FTZ subzone status in 1988
(Subzone 92A, 53 FR 7953, 3-11-88). Zone procedures would be used at the
Equitable facility to complete work on a fishing vessel ("American
Champion") which is currently under construction (under zone procedures) at
Trinity's Halter Marine Yard in Mississippi. The authority requested in
this application covers only the completion of work on the foregoing
vessel, subject to the standard restrictions adopted by the FTZ Board for
shipyard subzones. An approval of temporary subzone status for two years is

Public comment on the proposal 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 March 16, 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, 
432 World Trade Center, 
2 Canal Street, 
New Orleans, LA 70130.

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

Dated: February 20, 1992.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 92-4528 Filed 2-26-92; 8:45 am)