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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                  AGENCY: Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Commerce. 
                                15 CFR Part 400 
              Foreign-Trade Zones in the United States; Additional 
                  Information and Time Extension for Comments 
                             [Docket No. 21222-257] 
                                  48 FR 16502 
                                 April 18, 1983 
ACTION: Proposed rule; Extension of comment period. 
SUMMARY: A proposed revision of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board's regulations (15 CFR Part 400) was published in the Federal Register on February 18, 1983 (48 FR 7188-7200), with corrections published on February 28, 1983 (48 FR 8291).

This notice contains a revision to one section of the proposal, and extends the period for comments to May 31, 1983.

The original period for comments was to close on April 19, 1983. As a result of a number of requests for an extension, and the further changes to proposed @ 400.303, the period for public comment is extended to May 31, 1983.

DATE: Comments must be received by May 31, 1983.

ADDRESS: Comments (original and 6 copies) are to be addressed to the: Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 1872, Washington, D.C. 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 202/377-2862.



After publication of the proposed changes, a further change to @ 400.303, concerning eligible locations for subzones, was received from the Customs Service.

Section 400.303 is proposed to be revised and is published below so that interested parties can comment.

400.303 Location in relation to ports of entry.

Zones and subzones may be located only in or adjacent to ports of entry. The definition of "adjacent" is a location within 35 statute miles of a Customs port of entry. For the purposes of this section, a Customs station designated by Customs Regulations is considered a port of entry if it is staffed by at least one full-time Customs officer at the time the application is filed. Because of the special nature of subzones, a more distant location may be considered "adjacent" if the subzone operator agrees to deliver the merchandise and its associated Customs documentation to the adjacent port designated by Customs for inspection before admission to, and upon removal from, the subzone, and gives bond as required by the U.S. Customs Service to guarantee safe delivery and compliance with U.S. laws and regulations.

Dated: April 13, 1983.

(Sec. 8, Foreign Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, 48 Stat. 1000; 19 U.S.C. 81h)

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 83-10250 Filed 4-15-83; 8:45 a.m.]