[Federal Register: May 22, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 98)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Ocala/Marion County, Florida;
Application and Public Hearing
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Economic Development Council, Inc. (of Ocala/Marion
County) (a Florida non-profit corporation), to establish a general-
purpose foreign-trade zone at sites in Ocala and Marion County,
Florida. Designation of the Ocala Regional Airport as a Customs user
fee airport is being requested under a separate application to the U.S.
Customs Service. The FTZ 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 15, 1995. The applicant is authorized to make the
proposal under Section 288.36, Florida Statutes Annotated (1993).
The proposed zone would consist of 5 sites (3,634 acres) in Ocala/
Marion County: Site 1 (Ocala Regional Airport complex--1,532 acres)--
1770 SW 60th Avenue, Ocala; Site 2 (Ocala Airport Commerce Center--92
acres)--intersection of SW 60th Avenue and Highway 40, Ocala; Site 3
(Oaks Industrial Center--225 acres)--Highway 40, 1 mile west of I-75,
Ocala; Site 4 (Dunnellon/Marion County Airport and Commerce Center--
1,706 acres)--15072 SW 111th St, Dunnellon, Marion County; and, Site 5
(Silver Springs Shores Industrial Park--79 acres)--County Road 464,
Marion County. Site 1 is owned and operated by the City of Ocala. Sites
2, 3 and 5 are privately owned, and Site 4 is owned and operated by the
Marion County Commission.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in
the Ocala/Marion County area. Several firms have indicated an interest
in using zone procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as
laboratory equipment, water meters, flow measuring instruments,
furniture and electronic products. Specific manufacturing approvals are
not being sought at this [[Page 27078]] time. Requests would be made to
the Board on a case-by-case basis.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, 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 15, 1995 at 9:00 a.m., City Council Chambers,
Second Floor of City Hall, 151 SE Osceola Avenue, Ocala, 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 July 21, 1995. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period (to [75 days from date of publication]).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available during this time for public inspection at the following
Ocala Regional Library, Reference Section, 15 SE Osceola Avenue, Ocala,
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: May 15, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 95-12498 Filed 5-19-95; 8:45 am]
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