DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
49 FR 46922
November 29, 1984
Foreign-Trade Zone 41, Milwaukee, WI; Application for Subzone, Bay
Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, WI
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Foreign-Trade Zone of Wisconsin, Ltd. (FTZW), grantee of
Foreign-Trade Zone 41, Milwaukee, requesting special-purpose subzone status
for the Bay Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin,
some 40 miles from the Green Bay Customs port of entry. The application was
submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as
amended (19 USC 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part
400). It was formally filed on November 16, 1984. The applicant is
authorized to make this proposal under Chapter 110 of the Wisconsin Laws of
1977, approved October 13, 1977. The issue of adjacency will be reviewed
The Board authorized the Milwaukee zone in September 1978 (Board Order
136, 43 FR 46887, 10/11/78). Subzones were approved for the American Motors
plant in Kenosha and for the Muskegon Piston Ring plant in Manitowoc in
August 1981 (Board Order 178, 46 FR 40718, 8/11/81).
The proposed subzone will be at Bay Shipbuilding's shipyard covering 80
acres at 605 North 3rd Avenue in the port area of Sturgeon Bay. The
facility is used to construct and repair barges and oceangoing vessels.
Current activity involves the conversion of containerships for Sea Land
Services. Foreign-sourced components for these vessels will include main
engines, generators, deck fittings and machinery, gears, anchors, chains,
doors, windows, ladders, ventilation and air conditioning equipment,
switchboards, life boats and davits.
Zone procedures will help Bay Shipbuilding reduce costs on its current
orders and compete internationally on bids for new products. The benefits
stem from the fact that most of the components are subject to significant
duties, and that the finished products, as oceangoing vessels, are duty-free.
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;
Clinton P. Littlefield, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North
Central Region, 628 E. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202; and Colonel
Raymond T. Beurket, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Detroit,
P.O. Box 1027, Detroit, MI 48231.
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 December 28, 1984.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office,
517 East Wisconsin Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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: November 26, 1984
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 84-31303 Filed 11-28-84; 8:45 am]
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