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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 26-84] 
                                  49 FR 20889 
                                  May 17, 1984 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Colorado Springs, Colorado, Area; Application
and Public Hearing 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Colorado Springs Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., a Colorado 
non-profit corporation affiliated with the Colorado Springs Chamber of 
Commerce, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade
zone in El Paso County, Colorado, some 65 miles from the Denver 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 May 
11, 1984. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under Article 
49.5, Title 7, Colorado Revised Statutes. Customs is taking steps to 
establish a Customs station in Colorado Springs that would be associated 
with the Denver Customs port of entry. 
   The proposed foreign-trade zone will cover 1,333 acres at Colorado 
Center, a 3,000-acre planned industrial and commercial community on 
Drennan Road adjacent to Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. The zone site 
is owned by L. P. Associates, and will be developed by Front Range 
Foreign-Trade Zone Operators, Inc. 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Colorado Springs area. A number of firms have indicated an interest in 
using zone procedures for warehousing, distribution and manipulation of 
products such as solar panels, lighting systems, microelectronics, plug-in 
power supplies, electroplated electronic parts, and other electronic 
components. No approvals for manufacturing are being sought at this time. 
Such requests 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; Donald Myhra, 
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 600 Central 
Ave., Great Falls, MT 59401; and Lt. Colonel Julian E. Pylant, District 
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Albuquerque, P.O. Box 1580, 
Albuquerque, NM 87103.  
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a 
public hearing on June 12, 1984, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in Centennial 
Hall, 200 South Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs. 
   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) bu June 5. 
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 July 12, 1984.   

   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 
119 U.S. Customshouse, 
721 19th Street, 
Denver, CO 80202 
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: May 11, 1984. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 84-13340 Filed 5-16-84; 8:45 am]