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The required pre-docketing copy of the application should be sent to our dedicated e-mail address: ftz@trade.gov.

ALTERNATIVE SITE FRAMEWORK APPLICATION FORMAT:


Application for ASF Reorganization/Expansion


OPTIONS FOR SERVICE AREA CORRESPONDENCE:

ASF Notification Letter to Counties
ASF Service Area Concurrence Letter

To reorganize under the ASF, a grantee must provide a clear geographic definition of all portions of a proposed service area. The most common way of doing this is by proposing counties that are fully adjacent to a CBP port of entry. However, when a grantee seeks to include a county that only partially falls within the adjacency limits, the application must indicate clear geographic limits such as a road or series of roads to define the portion of the county that is proposed for inclusion in the service area. For additional information, see the FTZ Staff's 2010 report on "Minor Adjustments to Practice for Alternative Site Framework".

When an application has been filed, the FTZ staff publishes a notice in the Federal Register opening a public comment period. The applicant also must publish notice in a local newspaper describing the proposal.

Applications should be sent to: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW, Room 21013, Washington, DC 20230


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