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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                               (Docket 59-93)

  Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--New London, CT, (New London Customs Port of
                       Application and Public Hearing

                         Monday, December 13, 1993

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade  Zones Board (the 
Board) by the New London Foreign-Trade Zone Commission, an agency of the 
City of New London, Connecticut, requesting authority to establish a 
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in New London, Connecticut, within the 
New London 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 November 26, 1993. The applicant is authorized to make 
the proposal under Connecticut Statutes, Chapter 97, Section 7-136d.

The proposed foreign-trade zone would consist of 3 sites (201 acres) all
located in New London, Connecticut. Site 1 (138 acres)--New London State
Pier, State Pier Road; Site 2 (43 acres)--"The Mills" industrial area,
Maple and Pequot Avenues; and, Site 3 (20 acres)--Shaw's Cove, Banks and
Howard Streets. Each site involves several parcels with a mix of public and
private ownership.

The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the New
London area. Interest has been expressed in using zone procedures for
warehousing/distribution of pharmaceutical products. 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), an examiner has been designated to investigate the application
and report to the Board.

As part of the investigation, the Commerce examiner will hold a public
hearing on February 10, 1994, at 5 p.m., City Hall, City Council Chambers,
181 Captain's Walk/State Street, New London, Connecticut.

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 February 28, 1994. Rebuttal comments in response to material
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the
subsequent 15-day period (to March 15, 1994).

A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at the following locations:
Office of Development and Planning, 
City of New London, 111 Union Street,
New London, Connecticut 06320

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, room 3716, 
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: December 6, 1993.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 93-30283 Filed 12-10-93; 8:45 am)