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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                                  53 FR 16746 
                                  May 11, 1988 
Foreign-Trade Zone 33, Pittsburgh, PA; Boundary Modification for Verosol 
USA, Inc.
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that the Regional Industrial Development 
Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC), grantee of Foreign-Trade 
Zone 33, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has requested authority pursuant to the 
regulations of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) (15 CFR 
400.1301(j)), for a temporary modification until December 31, 1988, of the 
boundary of FTZ 33, within the Pittsburgh Customs port of entry.  
   RIDC has an application pending before the FTZ Board for a special-
purpose subzone at a 7.6-acre site located at 215 Beacham Drive in Kennedy
Township to be occupied by Verosol USA. Inc. (Doc. 11-88, 53 FR 7222, 
3-7-88). A decision on the application is not expected until late-1988. 
Verosol is currently a tenant within FTZ 33 and is using zone procedures to
inspect and process window shade fabric. Because Verosol is moving its 
operation to the new site in June 1988, RIDC has requested temporary 
approval under the FTZ boundary modification procedures for zone status 
within a 36,000 sq. ft. building at the new site to avoid an interruption 
in zone procedures while the subzone application is pending. The applicant
and Verosol have acknowledged their understanding that a decision on 
the boundary modification would have no bearing on the outcome of the 
subzone proposal. 
   The activity does not involve a change in Customs classification or 
country of origin. Thus, the operation does not involve manufacturing, and 
no such authority is being requested as part of this proposal. 
   The request has been reviewed by the District Director of Customs 
(4-26-88) and the Army District Engineer (4-26-88). They concur in the 
request, subject to specific clearances or permits that might be required
from these officials. The Customs letter indicates that an interruption in
zone procedures followed by an activation of the subzone would result in 
an administrative burden.  
   The request has been reviewed by the FTZ Staff, and it appears that the
request meets the criteria for temporary boundary modifications. Before 
issuing in final decision, however, the FTZ Staff invites comments from 
interested parties. They must be submitted to the office below in writing 
(in triplicate) by May 27, 1988.  

   Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
15th & Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: May 6, 1988.   
[FR Doc. 88-10525 Filed 5-10-88; 8:45 am]