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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 37-83] 
 
                                  48 FR 46599 
 
                                October 13, 1983 
 
 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Chatham County, Georgia Within the Savannah 
Customs Port of Entry; Application and Public Hearing 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Savannah Airport Commission, a Georgia public 
corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone in Chatham County, Georgia, within the Savannah 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 
September 30, 1983. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under 
Title 52, Chapter 10 of the Official Code of Georgia. 
 
   The proposed zone will cover 37 acres on sites at the area's airport 
and seaport. Site I will involve 4 parcels totalling 25 acres at the 
3400-acre Savannah Municipal Airport in Savannah. An air cargo building is 
available for initial zone warehousing activities. There is also open space 
for firms needing separate facilities. Site II will cover 12 acres at the 
800-acre Garden City Terminal of the Georgia Ports Authority on the 
Savannah River in Chatham County. Both sites will be operated by the 
Airport Commission. Savannah International Warehouse, Inc., will build and 
operate a public warehouse within Site II.  
 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Savannah area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone 
procedures for warehousing/distribution of products such as aircraft, 
electronic and food products. 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; Charles W. Winwood, Director, Inspection and Control, U.S. Customs 
Service, Southeast Region, 55 S.E. 5th St., Miami, FL 33131; and Colonel 
Charles A. Dominy, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Savannah, 
P.O. Box 889, Savannah, GA 31402.  
 
   As part of its investigation the examiner's committee will hold a public 
hearing on Nov. 2, 1983, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Council's Chambers at 
the Savannah City Hall. 
 
   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 October 28. 
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 
December 2, 1983.  
 
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
 
 
Director's Office, 
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 
27 E. Bay Street, 
P.O. Box 9746, 
Savannah, GA 31401. 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230.  
 
   Dated: October 6, 1983. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 83-27859 Filed 10-12-83; 8:45 am] 
 
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