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[Federal Register: October 25, 1994]


Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 31-94]

Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--St. Clair County, Michigan; (Port
Huron Customs Port of Entry) Application and Public Hearing

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Port Huron-St. Clair County Industrial Development
Corporation (IDC), (a Michigan non-profit corporation), requesting
authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in St.
Clair County, Michigan, within the Port Huron 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
October 17, 1994. The applicant is authorized to make the proposal
under Act No. 154 of the Public Acts of 1963 of the State of Michigan.
    The proposed zone would consist of four sites (326 acres) in the
Cities of Port Huron and Marysville and in Port Huron Township: Site 1
(Port Huron Seaway Terminal--2 acres), 2336 Military Street, Port
Huron, owned by the City of Port Huron; Site 2 (Port Huron Industrial
Park--300 acres), 16th and Dove Streets, Port Huron, owned by the City
of Port Huron; Site 3 (International Industrial Park, Inc.,--15 acres),
330 Griswold Rd., Port Huron Township, owned by CIPA-USA; and, Site 4
(Wilkie Brothers Warehouse--9 acres), 1765 Michigan Avenue, Marysville,
owned by Wilkie Investment and Blue Water Investment.
    The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in
the Port Huron area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using
zone procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as sugar
beet pellets, corn gluten pellets, grain screening pellets, cull beans,
woodpulp, copper and steel. No manufacturing approvals are being sought
for either site at this time. Such approvals would be requested from
the Board on a case-by-case basis.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations (as revised, 57 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 November 17, 1994, 9:00 a.m., in the Public Meeting
Room at the Municipal Office Center, 100 McMorran Boulevard, Port
Huron, Michigan 48060.
    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 December 27, 1994. Rebuttal comments in response
to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted
during the subsequent 15-day period (to January 9, 1995).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available during this time for public inspection at the following

Office of the Port Director, U.S. Customs Service, 526 Water Street,
Room 301, Port Huron, Michigan 48060-5471.
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: October 19, 1994.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 94-26444 Filed 10-24-94; 8:45 am]