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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                               (Docket 46-93)

  Foreign-Trade Zone 158--Vicksburg/Jackson, MS; Application for Expansion

                        Thursday, September 2, 1993

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Vicksburg/Jackson Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc. (VJFTZ), grantee of 
FTZ 158, requesting authority to expand its zone at sites in the Vicksburg 
and Jackson, Mississippi, area, within the Vicksburg/Jackson 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 August 18, 1993.

FTZ 158 was approved on April 11, 1989 (Board Order 430, 54 FR 15480;
4/18/89), and currently consists of two sites in the Vicksburg/Jackson,
Mississippi, area:
Site 1 (26 acres)--parcel within the Emmitte W. Haining Industrial Center,
Port of Vicksburg Public Terminal, Yazoo River Division Canal, Warren
County, one mile northwest of Vicksburg.
Site 2 (27 acres)--two parcels at the Jackson International Airport, 
Jackson. The applicant is now requesting authority to expand existing 
Sites 1 and 2, and to add five new sites to the zone. As proposed, the 
project would involve seven public sites (5500 acres), all of which are 
owned or controlled by the County of Warren or the City of Jackson or 
affiliated agencies:
Site 1--Expand to include the entire Emmitte W. Haining Industrial Center,
Warren County (353 acres).
Site 2--Expand to include the entire Jackson International Airport complex,
Jackson (2,242 acres).
Site 3--Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex (1,286 acres), on I-20,
Warren County.
Site 4--Vicksburg Airport Industrial Park (230 acres), Vicksburg.
Site 5--Greater Jackson Industrial Center (544 acres), on I-55, south of
Jackson in Hinds County.
Site 6--Hawkins Field Industrial Park (559 acres), south of I-220/U.S. 49
Interchange, Jackson.
Site 7--Northwest Industrial Park (350 acres), one mile north of I-220/U.S.
49 Interchange, north of Jackson in Hinds County.
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 November 1, 1993. Rebuttal comments in response to material
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the
subsequent 15-day period (to November 16, 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, 
201 West Capitol Street, 310
Millsaps Building, 
Jackson, Mississippi 39201-2005

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

Dated: August 23, 1993.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 93-21246 Filed 9-1-93; 8:45 am)