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[Federal Register: June 3, 1994]

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 22-94]


Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Palm Beach County, FL; Application
and Public Hearing

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Palm Beach County Department of Airports, on behalf
of the Board of Commissioners of the County of Palm Beach, Florida,
requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone
at sites in Palm Beach County, within the West Palm Beach 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 23, 1994. The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under
Section 288.36, Florida Statutes Annotated (1991).
    The proposed zone would be the second general-purpose zone in the
West Palm Beach Customs port of entry area. The existing zone, FTZ 135,
is located at the Port of Palm Beach (Grantee: Port of Palm Beach,
Board Order 348, 52 FR 9903, 3/27/87).
    The proposed foreign-trade zone would consist of sites (306 acres)
at the Palm Beach International Airport and at the new North Palm Beach
County Airport, both located in Palm Beach County, Florida. Site 1 (24
acres) is at the Palm Beach International Airport, and includes the Air
Cargo Facility (Site 1a-3 acres); a proposed air cargo facility (Site
1b-5 acres); and a future industrial park type site (Site 1c-16 acres).
Site 2 (282 acres-3 parcels) is at the North Palm Beach County Airport,
Beeline Highway and Route 786. The sites are owned by Palm Beach
County.
    The application contains evidence of the need for additional zone
services in the Palm Beach County area. Several firms have indicated an
interest in using zone procedures within the proposed project for
warehousing/distribution of such items as electronic components,
peripherals of data processing machines, lock components and ceramic
tile. 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), 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 23, 1994, at 9 a.m., in the Thomas McCaddy Room,
12th Floor, Governmental Center, 301 N. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach,
Florida.
    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 August 2, 1994. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period (to August 17, 1994).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available during this time for public inspection at the following
locations:

    Office of the Port Director, U.S. Customs Service, 4 East Port
Road, Suite 104, Riviera Beach, Florida 33404.
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: May 25, 1994
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 94-13568 Filed 6-2-94; 8:45 am]
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