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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 41-84] 
                                  49 FR 37131 
                               September 21, 1984 
Foreign-Trade Zone 81, Portsmouth, NH; Application for Expansion  
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the New Hampshire State Port Authority (Port Authority), 
grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 81, requesting authority to expand the zone 
to include industrial park sites in Portsmouth and Dover, New Hampshire, 
adjacent to the Portsmouth Customs port of entry, and an industrial park 
site in Manchester, New Hampshire, adjacent to the Lawrence Customs port of 
   The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-
Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on 
September 5, 1984. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under 
Section 271-A:11 of the New Hampshire RSA. 
   On January 20, 1983, the Board authorized the Port Authority to 
establish a foreign-trade zone in the Portsmouth area (Board Order 207, 48 
FR 4308, 1/31/83). The general-purpose zone is at the Port Authority's 
deepwater port facility on Portsmouth Harbor. 
   The proposed zone expansion will provide industrial park space for zone 
users at three locations in southwestern New Hampshire. The first proposed 
site is at the 175-acre Portsmouth Industrial Park on Lafayette Road in 
Portsmouth. The second expansion site is at the 50-acre Crosby Industrial 
Park on Crosby Road in Dover. The third new zone site involves a 1469-acre 
tract known as the Old Grenier Air Force Base in Manchester, which is being 
developed as an industrial/commercial complex.  

   The proposed zone expansion areas involve a mix of vacant and occupied 
space, with a number of the current tenants interested in using zone 
procedures. The Port Authority will administer zone operations throughout 
the zone project.   

   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 St., Boston, MA 02210; and Colonel Carl B. 
Sciple, Division Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer Division New England, 424 
Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA 02254.  
   Comments concerning the proposed zone expansion are invited in writing 
from interested persons and organizations. They should be addressed below 
and postmarked on or before October 24, 1984. 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 

Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
80 Daniel Street, 
P.O. Box 567, 
Portsmouth, NH 03801 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and Pennsylvania, NW., Room 1529, 
Washington, D.C. 20230  
   Dated: September 14, 1984 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 84-25167 Filed 9-20-84; 8:45 am]