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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 38-84] 
 
                                  49 FR 35535 
 
                               September 10, 1984 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 23, Erie County, NY; Application for Subzone for Buffalo 
Specialty Products 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by Erie County, New York, grantee of Foreign-Trade 23, 
requesting a special-purpose subzone for export manufacturing at the 
facilities of Buffalo Specialty Products, Inc. (BSP) in Hamburg, New York, 
adjacent to the Buffalo 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 August 28, 1984. The applicant is authorized to make this
proposal under Chapter 201 of the Laws of New York (Act of April 16, 1974).
 
   The proposed subzone will be located at BSP's steel products manufacturing
facility, 3100 S. Lakeshore Road in Hamburg. The 19-acre facility employs 
some 100 workers producing customized specialty steel products for heavy 
industry and construction, and a variety of other steel products such as 
highway guardrails, rail car roof sections, and steel stampings and 
underframes for buses. The company supplies the domestic market using 
domestic steel raw materials, a practice it plans to continue. It is now 
planning to enter export markets, and states that lower-priced raw 
materials are needed. 
 
   Subzone status is being requested for the processing of foreign steel 
raw materials into products for export markets only. Zone procedures would 
exempt BSP from duty payments on the raw materials used in these exports. 
The savings will help the company compete in foreign markets and expand 
production and employment at its domestic plant. 
 
   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, N.Y. 14207.  
 
   Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from 
interested persons and organizations. They should be addressed to the 
Board's Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or 
before October 8, 1984.  

   Copies of the applications are available for public inspection at each 
of the following locations: 

U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 
1312 Federal Bldg., 
111 W. Huron Street, 
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania, NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230  
 
   Dated: September 5, 1984. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.  
[FR Doc. 84-23877 Filed 9-7-84; 8:45 am] 
 
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