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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                                 [Docket 29-88] 
 
                                  53 FR 38045 
 
                               September 29, 1988 
 
 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Sedgwick County, KS, Wichita Port of Entry; 
Application and Public Hearing 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Board of County Commissioners of Sedgwick County, Kansas (BCC),
requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in 
Sedgwick County, Kansas, within the Wichita 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 September 19, 1988. BCC is 
authorized to make this application pursuant to section 12-825h of the 
Kansas Public Utility Statutes (K.S.A.). 
 
   The proposal calls for a general-purpose zone of 280 acres at the Garvey
Industrial Park located at 5755 South Hoover Road, in Sedgwick County, about
3 miles southwest of Wichita's city limits. The privately-owned park 
contains over 700,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space for zone activity.
 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Wichita area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone 
procedures for warehousing/distribution activity, including recreational
products, aircraft parts, graphic arts equipment, hardware, glass and wind
screens. Specific manufacturing approvals are not 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: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director, Foreign-
Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; 
Theodore Galantowicz, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central
Region, 7911 Forsythe Boulevard, Suite 625, St. Louis, Missouri 63105; and
Colonel John Atkinson, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District, 
Kansas City, 700 Federal Building, 601 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri
64106-2896.  
 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on November 17, 1988, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Commissioners 
Meeting Room at the Sedgwick County Courthouse, 525 North Main, Wichita, 
Kansas 67203.  
 
   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 10, 
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
December 17, 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 (Wichita Branch Office), 
River Park Place, Suite 580, 
727 North Waco, 
Wichita, Kansas 67203 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 1529, 
Washington, DC 20230  
 
   Dated: September 23, 1988. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 88-22384 Filed 9-28-88; 8:45 am] 
 
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