[Federal Register: February 3, 1994]
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Richmond, VA (Richmond-Petersburg
Port of Entry); Application and Public Hearing
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Capital Region Airport Commission, requesting
authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in
Richmond, within the Richmond-Petersburg 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 January 24, 1994.
The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under Virginia Acts of
Assembly 1980, Chapter 380, Sec. 8.10.
The proposed foreign-trade zone would involve the Richmond
International Airport complex (2,055 acres), some 5 miles east of the
City of Richmond. The complex is owned by the Airport Commission, which
plans to contract with a qualified firm for operation of the zone.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in
the Richmond area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using
zone procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as
automobile parts, laboratory equipment, musical instruments and
pharmaceuticals. Specific manufacturing approvals are not being sought
at this time. Requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case
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 March 16, 1994, at 9 a.m., in the Auditorium of the
Metropolitan Richmond Chamber of Commerce, 201 East Franklin Street,
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 April 4, 1994. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period (to April 19, 1994).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available during this time for public inspection at the following
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, 700 Centre, 704 East
Franklin Street, suite 550; Richmond, Virginia 23219.
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: January 26, 1994.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 94-2451 Filed 2-2-94; 8:45 am]
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