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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 1-88] 
                                   53 FR 1809 
                                January 22, 1988 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Vicksburg and Jackson, MS; Application and 
Public Hearing 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Vicksburg/Jackson Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc. (VJFTZ), a 
nonprofit corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose 
foreign-trade zone at sites near Vicksburg and in Jackson, Mississippi, 
within and adjacent to the Vicksburg 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 January 11, 1988. VJFTZ is authorized to 
make the proposal under Section 59-3-35 of the Mississippi Code. 
   The proposal requests general-purpose zone status for two sites. Site 1 
(26 acres) is located in the Emmitte W. Haining Industrial Center within 
the Port of Vicksburg Public Terminal on the Yazoo River Division Canal in 
Warren County, one mile northwest of Vicksburg. Initially, a 21,000 sq. ft.
warehouse will be available for zone activity. Site 2 (27 acres) consists 
of two parcels at the Jackson Municipal Airport, in the City of Jackson. 
Parcel A (17 acres) includes a 36,000 sq. ft. air cargo building between 
the terminal access road and the west parallel taxiway. Parcel B (10 acres)
is on airport property adjacent to Mississippi Highway 475.  

   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Vicksburg and Jackson areas. Several firms have indicated an interest in 
using zone procedures for warehousing/distribution activity involving such
products as commerical food equipment, electrical components, furniture, 
and wood products. Specific manufacturing approvals are not being sought 
at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case 
   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 John L. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director, Foreign-
Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Joel 
Mish, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, South Central Region, 423 
Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130; and Colonel Pat M. Stevens, 
IV, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Vicksburg, P.O. Box 60, 
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180-0060. 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on March 2, 1988, beginning at 10 a.m., in the Board of Directors 
Room, Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce, 2020 Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi
   Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing, 
leaving written copies of their testimony with the committee. Persons 
wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary in writing
at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by February 26, 1988. 
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 
April 4, 1988.  
   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. Department of Commerce District Office, 
328 Jackson Mall Office Center, 
300 Woodrow Wilson Boulevard, 
Jackson, Mississippi 39213 
Office of the Port Director, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
Harbor Project Road, 
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230  
   Dated: January 15, 1988. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 88-1311 Filed 1-21-88; 8:45 am]