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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                               (Docket 5-92)

    Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Butte-Silver Bow, MT; Application Filed

                           Monday, March 9, 1992

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the City and County of Butte-Silver Bow, Montana, a Montana public 
corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone in Butte-Silver Bow, Montana, within the Butte Customs port of 
entry. 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 27, 1992. 
The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under Section 30-15-101 of 
the Montana Code Annotated.

The proposed foreign-trade zone would be located at the Butte Industrial
Park (104 acres) on South Harrison Avenue, Butte. A major portion of the
park is owned by the Port of Montana, the Butte Local Development
Corporation, and the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology.
Certain parcels have been sold to individual business firms.

The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Butte- Silver Bow area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using
zone procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as carbon
electrodes, electronic and mechanical subassemblies and finished survey
instruments. Specific manufacturing approvals are not being sought at this
time. 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 May 8, 1992. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted
during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day
period (to May 25, 1992).

While no public hearing has been scheduled for the FTZ Board, consideration
will be given to such a hearing during the review.

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

Butte Public Library, 
226 West Broadway, 
Butte, Montana 59701.

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

Dated: March 3, 1992.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 92-5421 Filed 3-6-92; 8:45 am)