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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 13-84] 
 
                                  49 FR 14154 
 
                                 April 10, 1984 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 23 -- Erie County, New York; Application for Expansion  
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the County of Erie, New York, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zones 23, 
requesting authority to expand its general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Erie
County, New York, to include seven sites in Grand Island, New York, adjacent
to the Buffalo-Niagara Falls 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 28, 1984. The applicant is authorized 
to make this proposal under Chapter 201 of the Laws of New York. 
 
   On March 31, 1976, the County received authority from the Board to 
establish a foreign-trade zone in the Buffalo area (Board Order 110, 41 FR 
14824, 4/7/76). The zone has been expanded twice (Board Order 148, 44 FR 
65802, 12/7/79 and Board Order 187, 47 FR 18014, 4/27/82), and currently 
includes 4 sites in the Buffalo area. 
 
   This expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 23 will involve seven parcels 
totalling 282 acres in or near the Grand Island Research and Development 
Industrial Park off the New York State Thruway in Grand Island, near the 
Canadian border. Four of the parcels are owned by Ilona Lang/Tri-Lan Park, 
Inc., two by Sevenson Construction, and one by the Grand Island Central 
School Disctict. Although all the parcels are vacant, several have been 
prepared for industrial construction. The zone would be primarily for 
individual users requiring separate facilities. The Town of Grand Island 
will administer the project. 
 
   In accordance with 15 CFR Part 400, an examiners committee has been 
appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The 
committee consists of: John J. De 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 St., Boston, MA 02110; and Colonel 
Robert R. Hardiman, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District 
Buffalo, 1776 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14207.  
 
   As part of its investigation the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on May 8, 1984, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Town Meeting Room, 
Grand Island Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Rd., Grand Island, New York.  
 
   Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing. 
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary 
by May 1. Instead of an oral presentation, written comments 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 June 11, 1984.  
 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
 
 
Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
111 W Huron Street, 
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202. 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872, 
14th and Pennsylvania, N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20230.  
 
   Dated: April 5, 1984. 
 
 
John J. De Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 84-9601 Filed 4-9-84; 8:45 am] 
 
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