Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Newport, Vermont; Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Orleans County Development
Corporation (OCDC), a Vermont non-profit development corporation, requesting
authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Newport, Vermont,
adjacent to the Derby Line 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 7, 1983. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under
Chapter 111, Title 9, Vermont Statutes Annotated.
The proposed foreign-trade zone covers 16 acres within the 22-acre Newport
Industrial Park on Prouty Drive in Newport. OCDC owns the property and has plans
to construct a 10,000 square foot building for general-purpose zone use. Open
space is available for prospective users to construct their own facilities. The
Northeastern Vermont Development Association, a regional planning commission,
has been designated to market and operate the zone project.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the northeast
Vermont area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using the zone for
warehousing, distribution, manipulation, and manufacture. The products involved
at the outset will be cosmetics, sports apparel, and cutting tools. Specific
manufacturing approvals are not being sought at this time, requests to 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; Edward A. Goggin,
Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Northeast Region, 100
Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110; and Colonel Walter M. Smith, Jr.,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District New York, 26 Federal Plaza, New
York, N.Y. 10278.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public hearing on
April 7, 1983, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the Council Room of the Municipal
Building, 2nd Floor, Newport, Vermont. The purpose of the hearing is to help
inform interested persons about the proposal, to provide an opportunity for their
expression of views, and to obtain information useful to the examiners.
Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing. They should
notify the Board's Executive Secretary of their desire to be heard in writing at the
address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by April 1, 1983. 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 May 7, 1983. Evidence submitted during
the post-hearing period is not desired unless it is clearly shown that the matter is
new and material and that there are good reasons why it could not be presented
at the hearing. 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,
Interstate 91, P.O. Box 476,
Derby Line, Vermont 05830
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872,
14th and Constitution, NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230
Dated: March 8, 1983.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 83-6478 Filed 3-11-83; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-25-M