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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 61-96]


Foreign-Trade Zone 17--Kansas City, Kansas Area Application for
Expansion


    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone, Inc.,
grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 17, requesting authority to expand its
zone in the Kansas City, Kansas area, adjacent to the Kansas City,
Missouri, 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 July 24, 1996.

FTZ 17 was approved on December 20, 1973 (Board Order 97, 39 FR 26, 1/2/74) and expanded on January 31, 1989 (Board Order 428, 54 FR 5992, 2/7/89) and January 15, 1993 (Board Order 631, 58 FR 6112, 1/26/93). The zone project currently consists of five sites in the Kansas City area: Site 1 (405,000 sq. ft.)--6500 Inland Drive, Kansas City; Site 2 (220,000 sq. ft.)--5203 Speaker Road, Kansas City; Site 3 (5 acres, 26,000 sq. ft.)--30 Funston Road, Kansas City; Site 4 (50,000 sq. ft.)--830 Kindleberger Road, Kansas City; and, Site 5 (23 acres)--1800 South Second Street, Leavenworth.

The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the general- purpose zone to include two sites in Topeka, Kansas (proposed Sites 6 and 7): Proposed Site 6 (2,400 acres)--Forbes Field Airport/Topeka Air Industrial Park, 6700 South Topeka Blvd., Topeka; and, Proposed Site 7 (972 acres)--Philip Billard Airport/Industrial Park Complex, 3600 Sardue, Topeka. Both sites are owned and managed by the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority and include air cargo facilities and jet fuel storage/distribution facilities. 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 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 October 1, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to October 16, 1996).

A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, 601 East 12th Street, Rm. 635, Kansas City, MO 64106. Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: July 25, 1996. John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 96-19723 Filed 8-1-96; 8:45 am]