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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 21-81] 
                                  46 FR 60227 
                                December 9, 1981 

Foreign-Trade Zone No. 40, Cleveland, Ohio; Application for Expansion 

TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to 
the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga 
County Port Authority (the Port Authority), grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 
No. 40, requesting authority to expand its zone project to include a site 
in Brook Park, Ohio, within the Cleveland Customs port of entry. The 
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 December 1, 1981. The 
applicant is authorized to make this proposal under @ 4582.06(f) of the 
Ohio Revised Code. 
   On September 29, 1978, the Port Authority received authority from the 
Board to establish a foreign-trade zone project in the Cleveland area 
(Board Order 135, 43 FR 46886, 10-11-78). The facility covers 32 acres 
of port property on W. 9th Street, in Cleveland harbor, and includes a 
600,000 square foot multi-purpose building currently being prepared for 
zone activity. The zone is designed to improve the port's international 
trade services.  

   The Port Authority now proposes to include as a part of its zone 
project a site in Brook Park to be used primarily as an international 
exhibition center. Covering 175 acres adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins 
International Airport, the facility, formerly the Cleveland Tank Plant, 
has 2.2 million square feet of exhibition, storage and manufacturing floor 
space. It is owned and will be operated by the Park Corporation, a firm 
experienced in industrial park operations and international machine tool 
distribution. The exhibition center is to be used for capital equipment, 
such as metal-working machine tools, and zone status will help the 
facility serve as an international trade center. In addition to drawing 
up to 1200 exhibitors and 350,000 visitors annually, the center is 
expected to employ 750 persons and generate shipping activity for the port.

   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 Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade 
Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; Donald 
L. Cavanaugh, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Region IX, 6th 
Floor, Plaza Nine Building, 55 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland, Ohio 44114; 
and Colonel George P. Johnson, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer 
District Buffalo, 1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, New York 14207. 

   Comments concerning the proposed zone expansion are invited in writing 
from interested persons and organizations. They should be addressed to 
the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on 
or before January 6, 1982. 

   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each 
of the following locations: 
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 
Room 600, 666 Euclid Avenue, 
Cleveland, Ohio 44114; 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and E Streets, N.W., Room 3721, 
Washington, D.C. 20230.  

   Dated: December 3, 1981. 

John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.  

[FR Doc. 81-35191 Filed 12-8-81; 8:45 am]