DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
49 FR 17060
April 23, 1984
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Ogdensburg, New York; Application and Public
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority (Port Authority), a
New York public corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-
purpose foreign-trade zone in Ogdensburg, New York, within the Ogdensburg
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
April 17, 1984. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under
Chapter 759, Laws of New York, 1971.
The proposed zone will cover 71 acres within the Port Authority's 93-acre
Commerce Park in Ogdensburg. Of the six buildings located in the facility,
5 are occupied by the computer and electronic equipment assembly operations
of firms such as Mitel, Filtran, Tech-5 Engineering, C-Tech, Compas, and
Epitek Electronics. The sixth building is available for multi-user zone
activity. The zone will be operated by the Port Authority as an integral
part of the park.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
area. A number of firms, including several of the current park tennants,
have indicated an interest in using zone procedures for warehousing/
distribution and manipulation of products such as filters, computers and
components, communications equipment and other types of electronic
components. Specific manufacturing requests are not being made at this
time. Such request 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: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), 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 17, 1984, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Judges
Chamber of the Ogdensburg City Hall, Ogdensburg.
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 May 10. 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 June
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,
127 N. Water Street,
Ogdensburg, N.Y. 13669
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: April 17, 1984.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
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