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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 50-84] 
                                  49 FR 45201 
                               November 15, 1984 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Denver, CO; Application and Public Hearing  
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City and County of Denver, Colorado, a home-rule 
municipality, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone in Denver, within the Denver customs port of entry. The 
application was submitted pursuant to the provisons 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 November 1, 1984. The applicant 
is authorized to make this proposal under Article 49.5, Title 7 of the 
Colorado Revised Statutes.  
   The proposed foreign-trade zone will cover 13 acres within the 280-acre 
Denver Business Center industrial park, adjacent to Stapleton International 
Airport, on its east. Development and operation of the zone facility will 
be handled by the Aspen Group. 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Denver area. A number of firms have indicated an interest in using zone 
procedures for the warehousing and manipulation of products such as plasma 
coating equipment, agricultural chemicals, office equipment, 
pharmaceuticals, luggage, optical equipment, apparel and spices. No 
specific manufacturing approvals 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: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director, 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 Colonel William R. Andrews, 
Distict Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Omaha, USPO & Courthouse, 
Room 6012, Omaha, NE 68102.  
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on December 13, 1984, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the City Council 
Chambers, Room 451, the City and County Building, Denver.  
   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 December 4, 
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 January 11, 1985.  
   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 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania, NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230  
   Dated: November 8, 1984. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 84-29962 Filed 11-14-84; 8:45 am]