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.,
[FR Doc. 82-2069 Filed 1-26-82; 8:45 am]
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