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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 34-85] 
                                  50 FR 40884 
                                October 7, 1985 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Chattanooga, TN; Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by Partners for Economic Progress, Inc., a Tennessee non-profit 
economic development corporation, requesting authority to establish a 
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Chattanooga, Tennessee, within the 
Chattanooga 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 September 25, 1985. The applicant is authorized to make 
this proposal under section 7-85-103, Tennessee Code Annotated. 
   The proposed foreign-trade zone will involve 2 sites covering 233 acres 
in Chattanooga. Site 1 is a 3.2-acre public warehouse facility at 3318 
Amnicola Highway, owned and operated by Cherokee Warehouses, Inc. Site 2 is 
a 230-acre parcel owned by Hamilton County at Amnicola Highway and Stuart 
Street located on the Tennessee River at river mile 467. It is the site of 
a future port/industrial park complex. 
   The application contains evidence on the need for zone services in the 
Chattanooga area. A number of firms have indicated an interest in 
warehousing products such as industrial and construction equipment, 
tufting machines, electrical equipment, chemicals, saddles, apparel and 
soft drinks. 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 investigte 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; Joel Mish, 
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, South Central Region, 423 Canal 
St., New Oreleans, LA 70130; and Colonel William Kirkpatrick, District 
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Nashville, P.O. Box 1070, Nashville, 
TN 37202. 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on October 29, 1985, beginning at 1:30 p.m., in the Public 
Conference Room, Civic Forum, 101 Market Street, Chattanooga. 
   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 October 24. 
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 December 2, 1985.  
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
900 Georgia Avenue, Room 209, 
P.O. Box 887, 
Chattanooga, TN 37401 
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: October 2, 1985. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 85-23905 Filed 10-4-85; 8:45 am]