DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 2-82]
47 FR 1401
January 13, 1982
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Tampa, Florida; 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 Tampa, Florida,
requesting authority to establish a foreign-trade zone project in Tampa,
within the Tampa 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 January 7, 1981. The applicant is authorized to make
this proposal under Chapter 288.36 of the Florida Statutes (1979).
The applicant proposes to develop a general-purpose zone in three
phases, with sites in the port area, at the airport and in an industrial
park. The first phase will involve a 29-acre site at the Tampa
International Center (Site 1) at Adamo Drive and 22nd Street, adjacent to
the Port of Tampa. Operated by the Elmer J. Krauss Organization, this
facility will offer 600,000 square feet of warehouse and processing space
for initial zone users. The second phase involves an undeveloped 33-acre
site at Tampa International Airport at Tampa Bay Boulevard and Lauber
Way (Site 2).
This site will be developed primarily to accommodate air cargo-related
operations and firms requiring separate facilities, including light
industrial operations. The third phase involves a 50-acre standby site at
the 127-acre Tampa Industrial Park at M. McKinley Drive and Fowler Avenue.
This site will be marketed as an area for future zone development
involving larger scale, heavy industrial operations.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Tampa area. Prospective tenants have indicated an interest in using the
zone for warehousing, distribution, exhibition, assembly and processing of
food service equipment, plastic pipe and fittings, laser and computer
components, electronic products, woodworking tools, and paper and glass
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: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director,
Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
20230; Charles W. Winwood, Director (Inspection and Control), U.S.Customs
Service, Region IV, 99 S.E. 5th Street, Miami, Florida 33131; and Colonel
Alfred B. Devereaux, Jr., District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District
Jacksonville, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, Florida 32232.
As part of its investigation, the Examiners Committee will hold a
public hearing on February 12, 1982, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the City
Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
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 examiners.
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
February 3. 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 March 16, 1982. 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:
U.S. Customs District Office,
301 S. Ashley Drive,
Tampa, Florida 33602
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3721,
14th and E Street, NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230
Dated: January 7, 1982.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 82-836 Filed 1-12-82; 8:45 am]
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