[Federal Register: November 17, 1994]
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Fort Myers, FL; Application and
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Lee County Port Authority, requesting authority to
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone at two airport sites in
Fort Myers, Florida. The main site would be at Southwest Florida
International Airport, which is a Customs user fee port facility. 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 2, 1994.
The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under Section 288.36,
Florida Statutes Annotated (1993).
The two proposed sites (3,955 acres) are in Fort Myers, Lee County,
on property owned and operated by the applicant. Site 1 (Southwest
Florida International Airport--3,315 acres) is located at 16000
Chamberlin Parkway, and Site 2 (Page Field--640 acres) is located
adjacent to U.S. Highway 41, some 7 miles northwest of Site 1. There
are cargo and warehouse structures at both sites.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in
the Fort Myers area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using
zone procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as
electronic and telecommunication products, audio-video equipment,
oriental carpets, and assorted machinery. 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, 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 January 19, 1995 at 9:00 a.m., Training Center at the
Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers, 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 February 6, 1995. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period until February 21, 1995.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available during this time for public inspection at the following
U.S. Customs Service, Office of Resident Agent, 6324 Corporation Court,
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: November 9, 1994.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 94-28464 Filed 11-16-94; 8:45 am]
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