DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 2-84]
49 FR 1260
January 10, 1984
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Jefferson County, New York, Ogdensburg
Customs District; Application and Public Hearing
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the County of Jefferson, State of New York, requesting authority
to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Jefferson County,
adjacent to the Alexandria Bay Customs port of entry on the U.S.-Canadian
border. 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
January 4, 1984. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under
Chapter 157, Laws of New York 1983.
The proposed zone will cover 130 acres at two sites in Watertown and
Dexter, New York. Site 1 is at the Jefferson County Industrial Park,
located on 115 acres at I-81 and Coffeen Street, Watertown. A 20,000
square foot existing building is available for zone activity. The
facility is owned and operated by the Jefferson County Industrial
Development Agency (JCIDA), which has been selected to operate the zone
Site 2 is at the former Dexter Sulphite Mill at Lakeview Drive and
Stockton Avenue in the nearby Village of Dexter. The 15.5-acre facility
has a 50,000 square foot building which is being renovated for commercial
use. This site will be administered by JCIDA, and operated by F. W. Meyers
and Company, Inc.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone procedures
for the warehousing/distribution of products such as chemical and
industrial engineering equipment, electric motors, brakes, pumps, cable,
precision dies, security equipment, ice control equipment, medical
equipment, and paper products. Specific manufacturing approvals are not
being requested at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a
Subsequent to the submission of this application, the County submitted
a separate proposal on behalf of New York Air Brake Co., for a subzone at
its Watertown plant. The formal filing of that proposal is expected
shortly and will be the subject of a separate notice and invitation for
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, MA 02110; and
Colonel Robert R. Hardiman, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District,
Buffalo, 1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14207.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a
public hearing on February 9, 1984, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the Board
of Supervisor's Chambers, Jefferson County Courthouse, 175 Arsenal Street,
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 February 3,
1984. 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 March 10, 1984.
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,
New York 13607;
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: January 4, 1984.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.
[FR Doc. 84-624 Filed 1-9-84; 8:45 am]
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