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                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 39-83] 
                                  48 FR 49085 
                                October 24, 1983 
Foreign-Trade Zone 1, New York, New York; Application for Expansion -- 
John F. Kennedy International Airport 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of New York, New York, grantee of Foreign-Trade 
Zone 1, requesting authority to expand the City's zone project to include 
a site at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), within the New York 
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 October 17, 1983. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal 
under Chapter 396, Laws of New York, 1942. 
   In 1936, the City was authorized by the Board to establish a zone in 
the New York Harbor area (Board Order 2). Since early 1970, the zone has 
been located within the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It has received an annual 
average of $100 million in merchandise in recent years, with over 50 
percent reexported.   

   The City now proposes to establish a zone site at JFK to supplement the 
services already available at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, with a focus on 
air-cargo related operations. The plan for the JFK zone site would involve 
the designation of the airport's cargo center and cargo development area, 
covering 1716 acres within the 5000-acre airport complex, as approved FTZ 
space sections of which would be activated as needed with Customs 
operational approval. As administrator of the zone site, the Port Authority 
of New York and New Jersey will make available the JFK Building 88 for 
initial zone operations. The application contains evidence that a number 
of firms have expressed interest in using zone procedures at JFK. 
   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; Anthony Liberta, JFK Airport Director, U.S. Customs Service, New 
York Region, Cargo Bldg. 80, JFK Airport, Jamaica, NY 11430; and Colonel 
F. H. Griffis, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District New York, 26 
Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278.  
   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 November 26, 1983. 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 

U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 
Federal Office Building, Room 3718, 
26 Federal Plaza, 
New York, NY 10278 
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: October 18, 1983. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 83-28822 Filed 10-21-83; 8:45 am]