Application for Expansion; Boston, Massachusetts
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Massachusetts Port Authority
(Massport), grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 27 in Boston, Massachusetts, requesting
authority to expand its zone project in Boston, within the Boston 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 March 1, 1983. The applicant
is authorized to make this proposal under Chapter 711 of the Acts of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1971.
On April 5, 1977, Massport received authority to establish a foreign-trade zone
project (Board Order 116, 42 FR 18901, 4-11-77). The zone was expanded in
1979 (Board Order 144, 44 FR 19502, 4-3-79), and now involves public
warehousing and 20-acres of open space in the Commonwealth Pier area and
nearby Boston Marine Industrial Park. Since activation in September 1980, the
zone has been used by a number of firms for a variety of items ranging from
textiles to electronic products.
Massport now requests an expansion to include a site at the airport. It will cover
20 acres within the 90-acre Bird Island Flats section of Logan International Airport,
which is being developed as a high-tech industrial park for the electronics and
computer industries, called the Mass Tech Center. The proposed zone site is
regarded as an important feature to serve the international trade needs of the Center.
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: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department
of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; Edward A. Goggin, Assistant Regional
Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Northeast Region, 100 Summer Street, Boston,
Massachusetts 02110; and Colonel Carl B. Sciple, Division, Engineer, U.S. Army
Engineer Division New England, 424 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts 02154.
Comments concerning the proposed zone expansion are invited in writing from
interested persons and organizations. They should be addressed to the Board's
Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before April 8, 1983.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of the following
Office of the Director,
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office,
441 Stuart Street, 10th Floor,
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th and Pennsylvania, NW., Room 1872,
Washington, D.C. 20230.
Dated: March 4, 1983.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 83-5969 Filed 3-8-83; 8:45 am]
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