DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
54 FR 28454
July 6, 1989
Foreign-Trade Zone 32 -- Dade County, FL, Area; Miami Port of Entry;
Application for Expansion
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ)
Board (the Board) by the Greater Miami Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of
FTZ 32, requesting authority to expand its zone in Dade County, Florida,
within the Miami 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 June 26, 1989.
FTZ 32, which consists of an 800,000 sq. ft. storage/distribution center,
located on a 73-acre parcel at NW. 12th Street and 97th Avenue, Dade
County, 4 miles west of the Miami International Airport, was approved by
the Board in 1977 (Board Order 123, 42 FR 46568, 9/16/77).
The grantee is requesting authority to expand the zone project to include
a 205-acre parcel within the Beacon Centre development, north of NW. 12th
Street and east of NW. 8th Avenue, Dade County, Florida, one mile west of
the airport. Warehouse/distribution facilities will be constructed, with
400,000 sq. ft. planned at the outset. The new site would be operated by
the Miami Free Zone Corporation, which operates the existing zone. It is
being requested because the current zone is fully occupied and new users
have expressed interest in using zone procedures in the Miami area.
No manufacturing requests are being made at this time. Such approvals
would be requested from the Board on a case-by-case basis. In making this
request, the grantee has requested that the Board accept is relinquishment
of authority with regard to the Homestead site approved in 1982 (Board
Order 184, 47 FR 10612, 2/8/82).
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has
been appointed to investigate and application and report to the Board. The
committee consists of Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Howard Cooperman,
Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Southeast
Region, 909 SE. First Avenue, Miami, FL 33131; and, Colonel Robert L.
Herndon, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Jacksonville, P.O.
Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232.
Comments concerning the proposed zone 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 August 18, 1989.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office,
Federal Building, Suite 244,
SW First Avenue,
Miami, FL 33130
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2835,
14th & Pennslyvania Ave., NW.,
Washington, DC. 20230
Dated: June 28, 1989.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
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