DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 15; Kansas City, Missouri Area Application for
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 Springfield,
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 February 11, 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
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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)--entire Kansas City
International Airport facility, 12600 N.W. Prairie View Road, Kansas
City; and, Site 4 (416 acres)--surface/underground business park
(Carefree Industrial Park), 1600 N. M-291 Highway, Sugar Creek.
The applicant is now requesting authority to further expand the
general-purpose zone to include an additional site (proposed Site 5
(5.75 million sq. ft.)--underground business park and a 1,000-acre
surface industrial park (CARMAR Underground Business Park/CARMAR
Industrial Park), located at No. 1 Civil War Road, Carthage. The
complex includes space in underground caverns left from limestone and
marble mining. It is owned by the CARMAR Group and includes
refrigerated and frozen warehouse space, as well as a large intermodal
facility. 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 April 28, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period (to May 12, 1997).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Office of the Economic Development Director, City of Carthage, City
Hall, 326 Grant, Carthage, MO 64836
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 18, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 97-4506 Filed 2-24-97; 8:45 am]
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