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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 4-85] 
 
                                  50 FR 13642 
 
                                 April 5, 1985 
 
 
Proposed Zone -- South Bend, IN; Application and Public Hearing  
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the St. Joseph County Airport Authority, a municipal 
corporation, to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in South 
Bend, adjacent to the Chicago 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 March 27, 1985. The applicant is authorized 
to make this proposal under Section 8-10-3-2 of the Indiana Code. 
 
   The proposed foreign-trade zone involves two sites totalling 103 acres 
at the Michiana Regional Airport and planned Multi-Modal Transportation 
Complex. Site 1 covers 7 acres at 2809 North Foundation Drive within the 
Airport Industrial Park. It has an existing warehouse and space available 
for additional structures. The facility is owned by Material Trans Action, 
Inc., the proposed zone operator. Site 2 is a 95-acre parcel of airport 
property which is available for future zone development.  

   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
South Bend area. A number of firms have indicated an interest in using 
zone procedures for warehouse/distribution and manipulation of products 
such as auto components and parts, jet engine castings, hardware, plumbing 
supplies, valves, computer printers, temperature controls and electronic 
products. No approvals for manufacturing 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; 
Richard Roster, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central 
Region, 610 S. Canal St., Chicago, IL 60607; and Colonel Raymond T. 
Beurket, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Detroit, P.O. Box 
1027, Detroit, MI 48231.  
 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on May 1, 1985, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the St. Joseph County 
Airport Authority Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Michiana Regional Airport, 4535 
Terminal Drive, South Bend. 
 
   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 April 25, 
1985. 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 May 31, 1985.   

   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
 
 
St. Joseph County Airport Authority Offices, 
Michiana Regional Airport, 
4535 Terminal Drive, 2nd Floor, 
South Bend, IN 46628 
 
 
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: April 1, 1985. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 85-8196 Filed 4-4-85; 8:45 am] 
 
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