DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
(Docket No. 26-93)
Foreign-Trade Zone 35--Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Application for Expansion
and Application for Processing Meat Products for Export
Thursday, July 1, 1993
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 35,
requesting authority to expand its zone in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
area, within the Philadelphia Customs port of entry, and requesting
authority on behalf of American Foodservice Corporation to process meat
products for export under zone procedures. 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 June 21, 1993.
FTZ 35 was approved on March 24, 1978 (Board Order 128, 43 FR 14531;
4/6/78), and expanded on August 21, 1980 (Board Order 162, 45 FR 58388;
9/3/80). The zone project currently consists of three sites in the
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area: Site 1 (39 acres)--four facilities within
Philadelphia port complex (1A--Pier 78 So.; 1B--Pier 98 So. Annex;
1C--Piers 38 & 40; 1D--One Brown St. Warehouse); Site 2 (22.36
acres)--Trans Freight Systems warehouse, 8415 Envoy Avenue; and Site 3
(67 acres)--Byberry site, Townsend and McNulty Roads.
The applicant is now requesting authority to expand its zone to include a
cold storage/food processing facility (2.7 acres) located at 400 Drew
Court, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, some 20 miles west of Philadelphia.
The facility, which is owned and operated by American Foodservice
Corporation (AFSC), includes a public cold storage area.
The application also requests authority on behalf of AFSC to process beef
for export. The processing activity involves producing hamburger patties for
restaurants. AFSC sources some 50 percent of its beef from abroad. All
of the hamburger processed under zone procedures would be exported.
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. U.S. Department of
Agriculture officials will be consulted as part of the review.
Public comment (original and 3 copies) is invited from interested parties
(see FTZ Board address below). The closing date for their receipt is August
30, 1993. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the
foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to
September 14, 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, Regional Office,
475 Allendale Road, suite 202,
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406.
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 24, 1993.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
(FR Doc. 93-15582 Filed 6-30-93; 8:45 am)