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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 24-82] 
 
                                  47 FR 45065 
 
                                October 13, 1982 
 
 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, Lake Charles 
Customs Port of Entry; Application and Public Hearing 
 
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Board of Commissioners of the 
Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District (the Commissioners), a political 
subdivision of the State of Louisiana, requesting authority to establish a 
general-purpose foreign-trade zone at the Port of Lake Charles, Calcasieu 
Parish, Louisiana, within the Lake Charles 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 October 1, 1982. The 
applicant is authorized to make this proposal under Sections 61-65 of 
Title 51, Louisiana Revised Statutes. 
 
   The zone project will cover two sites totalling 870 acres along the 
Calcasieu River and Ship Channel and the Industrial Canal in Lake Charles 
and Calcasieu Parish. Site 1 involves five parcels in or near the general 
cargo area of the Port of Lake Charles, with four having direct access to 
ship berths 6,8,9, and 15. A transit shed and a multi-purpose building are 
available for initial zone activities. A large parcel south of the general 
cargo area will be used for firms requiring separate facilities and for 
standby space.  
 
   Site 2 is a 360-acre industrial area on the Industrial Canal, located 
some 12 miles south of the general cargo area. This site is intended as a 
standby area for industrial or chemical operations that are not appropriate 
for the general cargo area.  

   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Lake Charles area. Prospective tenants have indicated an interest in using 
the zone for warehousing, distribution and processing of products such as 
chemicals. pigments, rubber, distilled spirits and food products, and for 
the refurbishing of oil well-head equipment used abroad. 
 
   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; Donald Gough, Director (Inspection and Control), U.S. Customs 
Service, Region VI, 500 Dallas Street, Houston, Texas 77002; and Colonel 
Robert C. Lee, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District New Orleans, 
P.O. Box 60267, New Orleans, Louisiana 70160. 
 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a 
public hearing on November 3, 1982, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Board 
Room of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Building, 150 Marine 
Street, Lake Charles. 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 October 
27, 1982. 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 December 3, 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: 
 
 
Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
150 Marine Street, 
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70602 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1519, 
14th and Pennsylvania NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230  
 
   Dated: October 6, 1982. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 82-28137 Filed 10-12-82; 8:45 am] 
 
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