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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 6-82] 
                                   47 FR 3810 
                                January 27, 1982 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone and Subzone, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; 
Application and Public Hearing 
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that the New Hampshire State Port Authority 
has submitted an application to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) 
for authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, within the Portsmouth Customs port of entry, and 
requesting special-purpose subzone status for Nashua Corporation facilities 
in Nashua and Merrimack, New Hampshire, adjacent to the Lawrence, 
Massachusetts, 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 22, 1982. The applicant is authorized to 
make this proposal under Section 271-A:11 of the New Hampshire RSA. 
   The general-purpose zone will cover 10 acres within the Port Authority's 
deep water port facility at 555 Market Street on Portsmouth Harbor. Two 
multi-purpose buildings totaling 50,000 square feet are available for 
warehousing, display and processing operations. Open space is also 
available for the construction of new facilities. The Port Authority plans 
to operate the zone initially, but may select an independent operator as 
the project develops. 
   The application contains evidence of the need for general zone services 
in the Portsmouth area. Prospective tenants have indicated an interest is 
using the zone for warehousing, distribution, testing and processing of 
industrial machinery, business machines and equipment, cable, electrical 
instruments, electronic items and leather goods. 
   The proposed subzone sites are at Nashua Corporation's facilities in 
Nashua and nearby Merrimack. The corporation is an international 
manufacturer and distributor of photocopier and computer products and 
supplies, with its headquarters in Nashua. Its Nashua facility covers 14 
acres at 44 Franklin Street, Nashua, and the one in Merrimack, some 5 
miles distant, is located on a 101-acre parcel on Daniel Webster Highway, 
both being used for processing and international distribution. Zone 
procedures would be used mainly to assist the company in its reexport of 
service parts for copiers it has sold abroad and in the storage of 
chemicals used in the production of carbonless paper. The savings will 
help the company resist cost pressures to move these operations overseas.
   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The 
committee consist of: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 
20230; Edward A. Goggin, Assistant Regional Commissioner (Operations), U.S. 
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 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts 02154. 
   As part of its investigation, the Examiners Committee will hold a public 
hearing on February 25, 1982, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the City Council 
Chambers, City Hall, 126 Daniels Street, Portsmouth. 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 19, 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 March 29, 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: 
New Hampshire Port Authority, 
555 Market Street, 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801  
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3721, 
14th and E Streets, NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230  
   Dated: January 22, 1982. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 82-2069 Filed 1-26-82; 8:45 am] 
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