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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 5-80] 
 
                                  45 FR 23712
 
                                April 8, 1980 
 

Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania, 
Pittsburgh, Pa.; Application To Establish Temporary Annex for Foreign-
Trade Subzone No. 32-A at the Volkswagon Auto Assembly Plant, Westmoreland 
County, Pa.

Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the  
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Regional Industrial 
Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC), a nonprofit 
development corporation headquartered in Pittsburgh and grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 33, in Allegheny County and Subzone No. 33-A in 
Westmoreland County, requesting authority for a temporary annex facility 
for Subzone No. 33-A adjacent to the Pittsburgh Customs port of entry. 

The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-
Trade Zones Act of 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the 
regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400).  It was formally filed on 
April 2, 1980.  RIDC is authorized to apply for foreign-trade zone sites 
under Pennsylvania law (Act No. 126, approved June 10, 1935, Public Law 291).

Foreign-Trade Subzone No. 33-A was authorized on November 9, 1977 (Board 
Order No. 124).  The 147-acre subzone facility, comprising the VW auto 
assembly plant in Westmoreland County, has been in operation under zone 
procedures since January 2, 1979.  Currently, the plant produces some 
1,000 automobiles and trucks per day, employing over 5,200 personnel.

The application under consideration calls for the establishment of a 
temporary annex on the Millstein Industries tract on Hillis Street, 
approximately one-quarter mile east of Route 119, Hempfield Township, 
Westmoreland County, about four miles from the existing assembly plant.  
It would consist of two separate warehouse structures of 37,500 and 
48,000 square feet within the tract which is owned by Millstein Industries
and leased to Faywood Warehousing, Inc.  The latter firm will operate the 
warehouse annex for VW under a short-term leasing arrangement.

The annex site is being requested for a two-year period to provide the 
existing subzone with additional storage space for its parts inventory.  
It would serve as an interim facility while a 100,000 square foot 
warehouse addition is constructed at the existing subzone.

In accordance with the Board's regulations, an Examiner's Committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board.  
Comments are invited in writing from interested parties.  They should be 
submitted in accordance with the Board's regulations to the Examiners 
Committee, care of the Executive Secretary at the address below at any 
time from the date of this notice through April 25, 1980.

A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:


Office of the Director, 
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office,
2002 Federal Building, 1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
New Bedford, Massachusetts 12740


Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 6888-B
14th and E Streets NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230.


   Dated: April 2, 1980. 

 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 

   Executive Secretary. 

[FR Doc. 80-10515 Filed 4-7-80; 8:45 am]