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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 11-89] 
 
                                  54 FR 30773 
 
                                 July 24, 1989 
 
   Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Homestead, Florida (Miami Port of Entry)  
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by Vision Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc. (VFTZ), a Florida non-profit 
corporation and affiliate of Vision Council, Inc., requesting authority to 
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Homestead, Florida, 
adjacent to the Miami Customs port of entry. Vision Council, Inc., is a 
non-profit corporation made up of public and business officials concerned 
with economic development in South Dade County, Florida. 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 July 14, 1989. VFTZ is authorized to 
make this application under Section 288.36 of the 1987 Florida Statutes 
Annotated. 
 
   The proposed zone would consist of 1,000 acres located between Southwest 
152nd and 137th Avenues, and bordered to the south by Southwest 352 Street, 
within the Villages of Homestead, a planned industrial/residential community
in Homestead, Florida, 24 miles southeast of Miami International Airport. 
The site is owned by Homestead Properties, a partnership which VFTZ has 
designated as operator of the proposed zone. The site in question was the 
subject of a previous action by the FTZ Board (Bd Order 184, 47 FR 10612, 
3/11/82); however, the option to purchase the site under the earlier 
proposal lapsed before the site was activated. The previous grantee 
relinquished its authority upon applying for an expansion of the existing 
Miami FTZ (54 FR 28454, 7/6/89).  
 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
southern Dade County area, in addition to those provided by FTZ 32 in the 
Miami International Airport area, for large-scale warehousing/distribution, 
especially for those firms needing separate facilities. 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: 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, Florida 33131-2595; and Colonel Robert 
L. Herndon, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Jacksonville, 
P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, Florida 32232-0019. 
 
   Comments concerning the proposed foreign-trade zone 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 
September 8, 1989.  
 
   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, 
Suite 224, Federal Building, 
51 SW. First Avenue, 
Miami, Florida 33130 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2835, 
Washington, DC 20230  
 
   Dated: July 18, 1989. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 89-17276 Filed 7-21-89; 8:45 am] 
 
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