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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 8-85] 
                                  50 FR 20816 
                                  May 20, 1985 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Salem, NJ; Application and Public Hearing  
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of Salem Port Authority, a municipal corporation, 
requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in 
Salem, New Jersey, within the Philadelphia Consolidated 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 April 30, 1985. 
The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under Title 12, Chapter 
13 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated. 
   The proposed foreign-trade zone would involve the 120-acre Port of Salem 
complex in Salem, on the Salem River within 2 miles of the Delaware River. 
The site has a number of warehouse and industrial facilities. The City of 
Salem Port Authority will operate the zone. 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Salem area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone 
procedures for storage and manufacturing of products, such as food products
and apparel. No 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 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, D.C. 20230; Edward A. 
Goggin, Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Northeast 
Region, 100 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110; and Lt. Colonel Ralph V. 
Locurcio, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Philadelphia, 2nd 
& Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public 
hearing on June 17, 1985, beginning at 9:30 A.M., the Old Courthouse 
Building, First Floor, Broadway and Market, Salem. 
   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 June 6. 
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 July 17, 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, 
Room 1218F, New Federal Bldg., 
844 King Street, 
Wilmington, DE 19801 
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: May 13, 1985. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 85-12080 Filed 5-17-85; 8:45 am]