DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 44-85]
50 FR 52980
December 27, 1985
Foreign-Trade Zone 65 -- Panama City, FL; Application for Expansion
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Panama City Port Authority (PCPA), grantee of Foreign-Trade
Zone 65, requesting authority to expand its zone within the Port terminal
area in Panama City, and to include two industrial park sites in Bay
County, Florida, adjacent to the Panama City 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 December 10, 1985.
On January 16, 1981, PCPA received authority from the Board to establish
a foreign-trade zone, (Board Order 171, 46 FR 8072, 1/26/81). The project
currently involves 15 acres at the Port of Panama City. Most existing zone
activity involves a steel pipe manufacturer and a crane company.
The proposed expansion would add 542 acres to the zone project. The
present site would be expanded to encompass the entire 125-acre Port
terminal area, and to industrial park sites would be added to the project.
One of the latter sites is at the Hugh Nelson Industrial Park, a 174-acre
facility located off Highway 390, northeast of the Panama City-Bay County
Airport and owned by the Panama City-Bay County Airport and Industrial
District Authority. The other is a PCPA planned industrial park covering
259 acres on U.S. Highway 231 northeast of the intersection with Highway
167 in Bay County. The additional space will allow PCPA to offer zone
services to companies that cannot be accommodated at the existing site.
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: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Douglas Angle,
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, South Central Region, 250 N.
Water St., P.O. Box 27418, Mobile, AL 36628; Colonel Carroll H. Dunn,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Mobile, P.O. Box 2288,
Mobile, AL 36628.
Comments concerning the proposed zone expansion are invited in writing
from interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before February 3, 1986.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Customs Service,
Port Director's Office,
James H. Moor Bldg., Rm. 212,
P.O. Box 469,
Panama City, FL 32401.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529,
14th and Pennsylvania, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: December 20, 1985.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 85-30586 Filed 12-26-85; 8:45 am]
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