DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Application and Public Hearing
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Governor's Office of Economic Development of the
State of South Dakota, to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade
zone at sites in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, within the Sioux Falls
Customs port of entry (authorized in 1995). 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 February 12, 1996. The applicant is
authorized to make the proposal under South Dakota Codified Law,
The proposed new zone would consist of 5 sites (392 acres) in the
City of Sioux Falls: Site 1 (130 acres)--Joe Foss Field, 2801 Jaycee
Lane; Site 2 (123 acres)--Sioux Falls Development Foundation Park III,
4th Avenue N.; Site 3 (125 acres)--Sioux Falls Development Foundation
Park IV, north of East Benson Road, west of Interstate 229; Site 4 (7
acres, 2 parcels)--Burns Moving & Storage, 4205 N. 4th Avenue and N.
2nd Avenue and 54th Street; and, Site 5 (7 acres, 2 parcels)--Parker
Transfer and Storage, Inc., 1700 F Avenue and 3703 West Tickman Street.
The application contains evidence of the need for foreign-trade
zone services in the Sioux Falls area. Several firms have indicated an
interest in using zone procedures for warehousing/distribution
activity. 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, 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 May 8, 1996, 9:00 a.m., Sioux Falls City Hall,
Council Chambers, 224 West 9th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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 May 23, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period to June 7, 1996.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available during this time for public inspection at the following
Sioux Falls Development Foundation, 200 North Phillips Avenue, Suite
101, Sioux Falls, SD 57102
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: February 14, 1996.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 96-4171 Filed 2-22-96; 8:45 am]