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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 13-81] 
                                  46 FR 44210 
                               September 3, 1981 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone at Bridgeport, Conn.; Application and Public 

TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of Bridgeport, 
Connecticut (the City), requesting authority to establish a general-purpose 
foreign-trade zone in Bridgeport, within the Bridgeport 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 
August 26, 1981. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under 
Public Act No. 76-160 of the Laws of Connecticut.  

   The City proposes to establish a 3-acre zone within the Foreign-Trade 
Zone Industrial Park covering 13 acres of City land located at Cedar Creek 
and Bostwick Avenue in southwestern Bridgeport. The project is one of the 
City's efforts to rebuild the area's manufacturing base. A 30,000 square 
feet multi-purpose building is planned to accommodate initial zone users.  

   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Bridgeport area. According to a City marketing survey a variety of firms 
have indicated an interest in using zone procedures for the storage, 
testing, processing, assembly and light manufacturing of molded plastic 
products, custom rubber products, highway guardrails and barriers, 
electronic equipment, and artist and drafting supplies. 

   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The 
committee consists of: David L. Binder (Chairman), Division Director, 
Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; 
Edward A. Goggin, Assistant Regional Commissioner (Operations), Customs 
Service, Region I, 100 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110; and 
Colonel C. E. Edgar III, Division Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer Division, 
New England, 424 Trapeld Road, Waltham, Massachusetts 02154. 

   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a 
public hearing on October 1, 1981, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Common 
Council Chambers, City of Bridgeport City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace, 
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604. The purpose of the hearing is to help 
inform interested persons about the proposal, to provide an opportunity 
for their expression of views, and to obtain information useful to the 

   Interested parties 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 
September 23, 1981. 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 October 31, 1981. 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: 
Customs Service, District Office, 
120 Middle Street, 
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06609. 

 Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2006, 
14th and E Streets, NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230.  

   Dated: August 31, 1981. 

John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
Executive Secretary.  

[FR Doc. 81-25696 Filed 9-2-81; 8:45 am]