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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 18-83] 
                                  48 FR 26492 
                                  June 8, 1983 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Clinton County, Ohio, Adjacent to the Dayton
Customs Port of Entry; Application and Public Hearing 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Airborne FTZ, Inc., a private Ohio corporation and a 
subsidiary of Airborne Freight Corporation, requesting authority to 
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Clinton County, Ohio, 
adjacent to the Dayton 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 May 24, 1983. The applicant's authority to 
make this proposal under Section 1743.11 of the Ohio Revised Code is being 
reviewed as part of the overall review of the proposal, and the FTZ Act, 
Section 1(f) (19 U.S.C. 81a(f).  
   The proposed zone will cover 1.1 acres within the Airborne Air Park, a 
490-acre industrial park and airport complex at the former Clinton County 
Air Force Base near Wilmington, Ohio, some 30 miles southeast of Dayton. 
An existing hanger/warehouse is available for initial zone activity. The 
complex is owned and operated by Airborne Freight Corporation. 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in 
Wilmington, Ohio area; but, will be reviewed with the proposed zone at 
Dayton International Airport in mind. Several firms have expressed an 
interest in using the proposed zone for air freight related warehousing/
distribution activity, involving a variety of products including steel, 
manufacturing equipment, and lift truck parts. 
   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; John F. Nelson, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, (6th 
Floor) 55 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland, Ohio 44114; and Colonel Charles E. 
Eastburn, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Louisville, P.O. 
Box 59, Louisville, KY 40201.  
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a 
public hearing on June 28, 1983, beginning at 10:00 A.M. (immediately 
following the hearing on Docket No. 17-83 concerning a proposed zone at 
the Dayton International Airport) in Conference Room A of the Dayton 
Marriott Hotel, 1414 South Patterson Blvd., Dayton, Ohio. 
   Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing. 
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary in 
writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by June 22. 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 July 29, 1983.  
   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, 
Dayton International Airport, 
International Arrivals Building, 
Vandalia, OH 45377 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872, 
14th and Pennsylvania, NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230  
   Dated: May 31, 1983. 
John J. Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 83-15311 Filed 6-7-83; 8:45 am] 
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