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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(Docket 74-97)

Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Dublin, Virginia Area; Application 
and Public Hearing

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) 
Board (the Board) by the New River Valley Economic Development 
Alliance, Inc. (a Virginia not-for-profit corporation), to establish a 
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in the Dublin (Pulaski County), 
Virginia area. Designation of the New River Valley Airport as a Customs 
user fee airport has been requested under a separate application to the 
U.S. Customs Service. The FTZ 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 October 8, 1997. The applicant is authorized to make 
the proposal under Sections 62.1-159 to 62.1-162 of the Code of 
    The proposed zone site (50 acres) is located at the New River 
Valley Airport on Virginia Route 100, north of Dublin, Virginia. 
Facilities (20,000 sq. ft.) are available for FTZ warehousing activity. 
The site also includes the airport's jet fuel systems. It is owned by 
the New River Valley Airport Commission.
    The application contains evidence of the need for foreign-trade 
zone services in the New River Valley, Virginia area. Several firms 
have indicated an interest in using zone procedures within the proposed 
project for warehousing/distribution activity. Specific manufacturing 
approvals are not being sought at this time. 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.
    As part of the investigation, the Commerce examiner will hold a 
public hearing on November 13, 1997, 9:00 a.m., New River Community 
College, Route 100 North, College Drive, Edwards Hall, Room 117, 
Section C, Dublin, Virginia 24084.
    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 December 15, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response 
to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted 
during the subsequent 15-day period (to December 30, 1997).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available during this time for public inspection at the following 

New River Community College, Route 100 North, College Drive, Edwards 
Hall, Room 221, Dublin, VA 24084
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230

    Dated: October 9, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-27470 Filed 10-15-97; 8:45 am]