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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 7-80] 
 
                                  45 FR 34029
 
                                May 21, 1980 
 

Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone-- City of Detroit, Mich.;
Application and Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the  
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of Detroit, a Michigan 
public corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose 
foreign-trade zone in the City, within the Detroit 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 May 14, 1980.  
The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under Chapter 447, Act 
154, Michigan Public Acts of 1963, effective September 6, 1963 
(MSA 21.302(1)).

The proposal calls for the establishment of a 5-acre general-purpose zone 
on a 16-acre tract recently acquired by the City as an expansion of the 
Clark Street Port Facility, near downtown Detroit and less than 1 mile 
from the Ambassador Bridge border crossing into Windsor, Canada.  The City 
would assign zone administrative responsibilities to the Detroit/Wayne 
County Port Authority, a non-profit multi-jurisdictional board, and the 
zone operator would be the Detroit Marine Terminals, Inc., a local terminal
operator.  Initially a 10,000 square foot warehouse structure will be built 
on the site.

The application contains economic data and information concerning the need 
for a zone in Detroit.  Several firms have indicated their intention to use 
the requested zone for warehousing, assembly, processing, distribution and 
light manufacturing activities involving such products as auto accessories, 
gas heating equipment, non-ferrous metals, alcoholic beverages, and meat 
products.

In accordance with the Board's regulations, an Examiner's Committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board.  
The committee consists of: Hugh J. Dolan (Chairman), Office of the 
Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and E Streets NW, Washington, 
DC 20230; Louis A. Mezzano, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, 477 
Michigan Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226; and Colonel Robert V. Vermillion, 
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Detroit, P.O. Box 1027, 
Detroit, Michigan 48226.

As part of its investigation of the proposal, the Examiners Committee will 
hold a public hearing on June 19, 1980, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in Room 
859 (Eighth floor), U.S. Courthouse, 231 West La Fayette, Detroit.  The 
purpose of the hearing is to help inform interested persons, to provide an 
opportunity for their expression of views, and to obtain information useful 
to the examiners.

Interested persons or their representatives are invited to present their 
views at the hearing.  They should notify the Board's executive secretary 
of their desire to be heard in writing at the address below or by phone 
(202-377-2862) by June 12, 1980.  Instead of an oral presentation, written 
statements may be submitted in accordance with the Board's regulations to 
the Examiners Committee, care of the Executive Secretary, at any time from 
the date of this notice through July 21, 1980. Evidence submitted during the 
post-hearing period is not desired unless it is clearly shown that the 
matter is new and material and that there are good reasons why it could 
not be presented at the hearing.

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,
Federal Building, Room 445,
231 West La Fayette
Detroit, Michigan 48226


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: May 14, 1980. 

 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 

   Executive Secretary. 
[FR Doc. 80-15526 Filed 5-20-80; 8:45 am]