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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 33-83] 
 
                                  48 FR 40289 
 
                               September 6, 1983 
 
 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Application and 
Public Hearing 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Oklahoma City Port Authority, an Oklahoma public 
corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, within the Oklahoma City 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 
August 29, 1983. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under 
Section 1106(g), 82 Oklahoma Statutes, 1971.  
 
   The proposed zone will cover 640 acres within the 6700-acre Will Rogers 
World Airport complex at Portland Avenue and S.W. 59th Street. The Airport 
Authority will construct a 60,000 square foot multi-purpose warehouse and 
select a zone operator. Space will also be made available for firms needing 
separate facilities.  

   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Oklahoma City area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using the 
zone for warehousing/distribution of products such as electronic components 
and equipment, and seat belts. Specific manufacturing approvals are not 
being sought at this time. Requests would be made to the Board on a 
case-by-case basis.  
 
   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, Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs 
Service, Southwest Region, 5850 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77057; and 
Colonel Franklin T. Tilton, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District 
Tulsa, P.O. Box 61, Tulsa, OK 74121.  
 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a 
public hearing on September 28, 1983, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the 
Administrative Offices of the Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma City.  
 
   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 September 20. 
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 
October 28, 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, 
Room 120, 215 Dean A. McGee Avenue, 
Oklahoma City, OK 73102. 
 
 
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: August 30, 1983. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 83-24289 Filed 9-2-83; 8:45 am] 
 
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