DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Fostoria, OH; Application and Public Hearing
Wednesday, May 26, 1993
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the City of Fostoria, Ohio, requesting authority to establish a
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Fostoria, Ohio, adjacent to the
Toledo 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 May 14, 1993.
The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under §1743.11 of the Ohio
Revised Code. The proposed zone in Fostoria would be the third general-
purpose zone in the Toledo Customs port of entry area. The existing zones
in the area are: FTZ 8 in Toledo (Grantee: Toledo-Lucas County Port
Authority, Board Order 51, 25 FR 9909, 10/15/60); and, FTZ 151 in Findlay
(Grantee: Community Development Foundation, Board Order 389, 53 FR 27058,
The proposed zone would be located at an industrial park (57 acres) known
as "23 Corporate Place" located on U.S. Route 23, Fostoria. The park is
operated by the Fostoria Economic Development Corporation, which will
administer the zone project.
The application indicates a need for additional zone services in the
Fostoria area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone
procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as industrial and
commercial heating equipment, conveying equipment, computer products, and
industrial and commercial lighting fixtures. 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,
a member of the FTZ Staff has been designated examiner to investigate the
application and report to the Board.
As part of the investigation, the Commerce examiner will hold a public
hearing on June 16, 1993, at 10 a.m. in the Fostoria Economic Development
Corporation Meeting Room, 121 North Main Street, Fostoria, Ohio. Also,
public comment in writing is invited from interested parties. Such
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 26, 1993. Rebuttal comments in response to material
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the
subsequent 15-day period (to August 9, 1993).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at the following locations:
Office of the Director, Fostoria Economic Development Corporation, 121
North Main Street, Fostoria, OH.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 3716,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: May 19, 1993.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
(FR Doc. 93-12473 Filed 5-25-93; 8:45 am)