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                             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 
 
TEXT:   
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 
project. 
 
   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
case-by-case basis.  
 
   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 
public comment.   

   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, 
Watertown. 
 
   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, 
Wellesley Island, 
Alexandria Bay, 
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. 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 84-624 Filed 1-9-84; 8:45 am] 
 
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