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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 45-87] 
                                  52 FR 48732 
                               December 24, 1987 
Foreign-Trade Zone 23, Buffalo, NY; Application for Expansion  
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by Erie County, New York, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 23, 
requesting authority to expand the zone to include an additional site in 
Erie County, within the Buffalo 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 16, 1987. 
   The Buffalo Zone was approved in March 1976, and comprises five sites 
(124 acres) in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. The requested change would
enlarge existing zone Site 1 (Gateway Trade Center -- 36,000 sq. ft. bldg.)
to include two parcels of industrial park space totaling 225 acres within 
the Gateway Trade Center: parcel A (150 acres) is the former Bethlehem Steel
plant bounded by the Union and Lackawanna Canals; and, parcel B (75 acres) 
is bounded by Lohr Ave. and Ridge Road. The Site operator is Gateway Trade 
Center, Inc., a subsidiary of Buffalo Crushed Stone, Inc.  

   The proposed site, which has been designated a State of New York 
Opportunity Zone, is being requested as part of Erie County's efforts to 
improve foreign-trade zone services for potential industrial users. Specific
manufacturing approvals would be requested from the Board on a case-by-case
basis as specific proposals arise. 
   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: Joseph Lowry (Chairman), 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 Street, Boston, MA 02110-2104; and Colonel Daniel R. Clark, 
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Buffalo, 1776 Niagara Street,
Buffalo, NY 14207-3199.  
   Comments concerning the proposed 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 5, 1988.
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations: 
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
1312 Federal Building, 
111 West Huron Street, 
Buffalo, NY 14202 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Room 1529, 
Washington, DC 20230  
   Dated: December 18, 1987. 
John J. Da Ponte, 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc 87-29533 Filed 12-23-87; 8:45 am]