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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 44-97]

Foreign-Trade Zone 15; Kansas City, Missouri 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 15, requesting authority to expand its 
zone in the Kansas City, Missouri area, adjacent to the St. Louis, 
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 May 29, 1997.
    FTZ 15 was approved on March 23, 1973 (Board Order 93, 38 FR 8622, 
4/4/73) and expanded on October 25, 1974 (Board Order 102, 39 FR 39487, 
11/7/74); February 28, 1996 (Board Order 804, 61 FR 9676, 3/11/96); 
and, May 31, 1996 (Board Order 824, 61 FR 29529, 6/11/96). The zone 
project includes 4 general-purpose sites in the Kansas City, Missouri, 
port of entry area: Site 1 (250,000 sq. ft.)--Midland International 
Corp. warehouse, 1690 North Topping, Kansas City; Site 2 (2,815,000 sq. 
ft.)--surface/underground warehouse complex, 8300 N.E. Underground 
Drive, Kansas City; Site 3 (10,000 acres)--Kansas City International 
Airport complex, Kansas City; and, Site 4 (416 acres)--surface/
underground business park (Carefree Industrial Park), 1600 N. M-291 
Highway, Sugar Creek. An application is currently pending with the 
Board for an additional site in Carthage, Missouri (Docket 7-97).
    The applicant is now requesting authority to further expand the 
general-purpose zone to include an additional site: (proposed Site 6 
(28,000 sq. ft., 11 acres)--Laser Light Technologies, Inc. facility, 
located within the Hermann Industrial Park, 5 Danuser Drive, Hermann. 
The facility is to provide laser engraving, marking and bar coding 
services, as well as warehousing, storage and product distribution 
services. 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 

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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 August 15, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to material 
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the 
subsequent 15-day period (to September 2, 1997).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

Office of the City of Hermann, Administrator, 207 Schiller Street, 
Hermann, MO 65041
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: June 3, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-15748 Filed 6-13-97; 8:45 am]