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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 20-85] 
                                  50 FR 27472 
                                  July 3, 1985 
Foreign-Trade Zone 23, Erie County, NY; Application for Subzone, Greater 
Buffalo Press Ink Making Plant in Chautauqua County 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the County of Erie, New York, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 
23, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the ink manufacturing 
facilities of Greater Buffalo Press, Ltd. (GBP), in Chautaugua County, 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 June 10, 1985. A bill is pending in the N.Y. 
Legislature concerning the applicant's authority to make this application 
(N.Y. State Senate Bill 5927).  
   The proposed subzone would involve a site for GBP's ink making plant on 
a site on Stegelska Ave. in Dunkirk, and for a new facility under 
construction on a 51-acre parcel on Middle Road to the north of Dunkirk 
Airport in Sheridan. The plant produces color inks for GBP's high-speed 
comic and commercial newspaper supplement printing operations in the U.S. 
and Canada. With the new facility, the company would expand its operations 
to supply foreign and domestic printers with its ink products. The dry 
color pigments used in GBP's ink making process are sourced abroad. 
   Zone procedures would exempt GBP from duty payments on the foreign 
materials used in inks which are exported. On inks used domestically, the 
company would be able to take advantage or the same duty rate available to 
importers of ink. The rate on pigments is 22.8 percent, whereas the one on 
printing ink is 1.9 percent. The cost savings from zone procedures would 
help improve the international competitiveness of GBP's domestic facilities.
   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 Street, Boston, MA 02110; and Colonel Robert 
R. Hardiman, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Buffalo, 1776 
Niagara Street, Buffalo, New York 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 August 6, 1985. 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each 
of the following locations: 

U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, 
1312 Federal Building, 
111 West Huron Street, 
Buffalo, New York 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: June 27, 1985. 
John J. Da Ponte Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 85-15888 Filed 7-2-85; 8:45 am]