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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 33-86] 
                                  51 FR 40239 
                                November 5, 1986 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Reading Municipal Airport, Berks County, PA; 
Application and Public Hearing 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation of Southeastern 
Pennsylvania (FTZCSP), a Pennsylvanian non-profit corporation, requesting 
authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Berks County,
Pennsylvania, adjacent to the Philadelphia 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 October 20, 1986. The applicant
is authorized to make this proposal under Chapter 31, Title 66 of the 
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Annotated. 
   The proposed foreign-trade zone would cover the industrial park areas 
(200 acres) of the 865-acre Reading Municipal Airport in Berks County. A 
10,000 square foot warehouse is available for inital zone activity. FTZCSP
will select an operator for multi-user warehousing operations. 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Reading area. Several firms have expressed an interest in using the zone for
storage/manipulation of chemicals, tubular goods, fasteners, recreational 
goods, electronic products, mushrooms and apparel. No manufacturing 
approvals are being sought at this time. Such requests would be made 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), the Foreign-Trade Zones
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Edward A. Goggin,
Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Northeast Region, 
100 Summer St., Boston, MA 02110; and Lt. Colonel Ralph V. Locurcio, 
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Philadelphia, 2nd and 
Chestnut Sts., Philadephia, PA 19106. 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on December 4, 1986, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Board Room of 
the Berks County Chamber of Commerce Offices, 645 Penn St., Reading, 
   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 November 25. 
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 January 12, 1987.  
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Berks County Chamber of Commerce Offices, 
645 Penn Street, 
Reading, PA 19601  
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Room 1529, 
Washington, DC 20230  
   Dated: October 30, 1986. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 86-25022 Filed 11-4-86; 8:45 am]