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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [Docket 35-96] Foreign-Trade Zone 185--Culpeper County, Virginia Application for Expansion An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 185, requesting authority to expand its zone in Culpeper County, Virginia, within the Front Royal 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 April 26, 1996.
FTZ 185 was approved on May 22, 1992 (Board Order 578, 57 FR 23385, 6/3/82). The zone project currently consists of a site at the Montanus Trade Center (80 acres), located on Route 29 at Route 666 in Culpeper County.
The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the general- purpose zone to include an additional site at the Culpeper County Industrial Airpark (104 acres) located adjacent to the Culpeper County Airport, Route 29 North within the City of Elkwood, Virginia, eight miles north of the town limits of the Town of Culpeper. The Airpark is owned and operated by the County as an economic development project, with certain parcels having been sold to individual companies.
No specific manufacturing requests are being made at this time. Such 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.
Public comment (original and 3 copies) 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 23, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to July 23, 1996.).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce, 133 West Davis Street, Culpeper, Virginia 22701 Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20230
Dated: May 2, 1996. John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 96-11630 Filed 5-8-96; 8:45 am]