DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 1-87]
52 FR 7633
March 12, 1987
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Caddo Parish, LA; Shreveport-Bossier City Port
of Entry; Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission, a Louisiana
public corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose
foreign-trade zone in Shreveport, Louisiana, within the Shreveport-Bossier
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 February 20, 1987. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal
under section 62, Title 51 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as
The proposed foreign-trade zone will cover a 262-acre site on U.S.
Highway 171 at Baird Road, owned by AT&T Information Systems, Inc. While
presently within Caddo Parish, abutting the Shreveport city boundary, steps
are underway to incorporate the site into the City of Shreveport. The site
includes AT&T's 146-acre Shreveport Works and a 116-acre tract being
developed for general-purpose zone activities. Three warehouse buildings
are planned: One for storage of electronic components for AT&T, and two for
public use. The zone will be operated by Interport Warehouse and
Distribution Center, Inc.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Shreveport-Bossier area. A number of firms have expressed an interest in
using zone procedures for handling products such as metal coverings for
industrial insulations, pipe and fittings, commercial food equipment,
building supplies, tension stringing equipment, electronic components for
telephones and computers, tire materials, silicon steel coils,
pharmaceuticals, glass, and toys. No manufacturing approvals are being
sought at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-
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, Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S.
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Joel R. Mish, District
Director, U.S. Customs Service, South Central Region, 423 Canal St., New
Orleans, LA 70130; and Colonel Pat M. Stevens, IV, District Engineer, U.S.
Army Engineer District Vicksburg, P.O. Box 60, Vicksburg, MS 39180.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on April 9, 1987, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the City Council
Chamber, Shreveport City Hall, Shreveport, LA.
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 3. 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
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Customs Service,
Port Director's Office,
6125 Interstate Dr., Bay 11,
Shreveport, LA 71109
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Rm 1529,
14th and Pennsylvania NW.,
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: March 5, 1987.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 87-5349 Filed 3-11-87; 8:45 am]
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