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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 38-97]

Foreign-Trade Zone 181--Akron-Canton, Ohio Area; Application for 

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) 
Board (the Board) by the Akron-Canton Regional Airport Authority, 
grantee of FTZ 181, requesting authority to expand its zone to include 
an additional site in Mansfield, Ohio, adjacent to the Cleveland/Akron 
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 28, 1997.
    FTZ 181 was approved on December 23, 1991 (Board Order 546, 57 FR 
41, 1/2/92). The general-purpose zone currently consists of a site (158 
acres) within the 2,121-acre Akron-Canton Regional Airport in North 
Canton, Ohio. Two other applications are currently pending with the 
Board to expand the zone at sites in northeastern Ohio (Docket Nos. 56-
96 and 74-96).
    This application requests authority to further expand the general-
purpose zone to include an additional site at the Mansfield Lahm 
Airport complex (2,347 acres), located on State Route 13 at South 
Airport Road, Mansfield. The complex includes the airport facility's 
four industrial parks and airport fueling facilities. The City of 
Mansfield owns the complex, except for one of the industrial parks 
which is owned by Armco Inc. The City plans to serve as operator of the 
zone site. 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 July 14, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to 
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during 
the subsequent 15 day period (to July 29, 1997).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

Clerk of Council's Office, City Administration Building, 3rd Floor, 30 
North Diamond Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902
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 8, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-12796 Filed 5-14-97; 8:45 am]