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Foreign-Trade Zones Board

(Docket 10-93)

Foreign-Trade Zone 119; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Application for Expansion

Tuesday, March 30, 1993

Cite as: 58 FR 16650, *16650)

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Greater Metropolitan Area FTZ Commission, grantee of FTZ 119, 
requesting authority to expand and reorganize its zone in Minneapolis-St. 
Paul, Minnesota, within the Minneapolis 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 March 19, 1993. 

FTZ 119 was approved on July 24, 1985 (Board Order 305, 50 FR 31405;
8/2/85). The zone project currently consists of four sites in the
Minneapolis-St. Paul area: Site 1 (3 acres)--air freight complex,
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport; Site 2 (26 acres)--Alpha
Business Center within the adjacent Bloomington Airport Industrial Park,
Bloomington; Site 3 (10 acres)-- warehouse at Ruth Street and Magnolia
Avenue, St. Paul; and Site 4 (23 acres)-- Murphy Warehouse complex, 701
24th Avenue, Minneapolis.

The applicant is now requesting authority to expand and reorganize the zone 
as follows: --Expand Sites 1 and 2 and consolidate them as Site 1, 
consisting of two adjacent parts: Site 1a--Minneapolis-St. Paul 
International Airport complex (3002 acres, 500-acre activation limit); Site 
1b--Bloomington Airport Industrial Park (236 acres)
--Expand Site 4 to include the entire Mid-City Industrial Park (960 acres)
and redesignate it as Site 2
--Add a new site which will cover the Port of Minneapolis terminal complex
in Minneapolis (50 acres), to be designated as Site 3
--Redesignate Site 3 as Site 4 (boundaries unchanged)
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 June 1, 1993. Rebuttal comments in response to material
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the
subsequent 15-day period (to June 13, 1993).

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, 
108 Federal Building, 
110 S. 4th Street, 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401.

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 24, 1993.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 93-7334 Filed 3-29-93; 8:45 am)