DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
54 FR 19581
May 8, 1989
Foreign-Trade Zone 43 -- Battle Creek, Michigan; Application for Expansion
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the City of Battle Creek, Michigan, grantee of Foreign-Trade
Zone 43, requesting authority to expand the zone within the City of Battle
Creek's Fort Custer Industrial Park (FCI), within the Battle Creek 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
April 20, 1989.
The Battle Creek zone was approved on October 19, 1978 (Board Order 138,
43 FR 50233, 10/27/78), and presently involves two warehouses within FCI,
one of which is in the Frederick R. Brydges Customs Cargo Center. The
grantee is now requesting authority to expand the zone to include the
entire 3000-acre Fort Custer Industrial Park. FCI is located adjacent to
Battle Creek's W.K. Kellogg Regional Airfield. The site is bounded by
Helmer Road on the east, River Road on the north, the City of Battle Creek
Boundary line on the west and Business Loop I-94 on the south. FCI is
used by a number of firms involved in international trade-related activity,
an increasing number of which are interested in zone procedures. The
grantee wishes to offer FCI tenants the opportunity to use zone procedures
regardless of their location within the complex, subject to activation
approval by U.S. Customs. No manufacturing approvals are being sought in
the application. Such approvals would be requested from the Board on a
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; William L.
Morandini, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region,
Patrick V. McNamara Bldg., 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, Michigan
48226-2568; and Colonel John D. Glass, District Engineer, U.S. Army
Engineer District Detroit, P.0. Box 1027, Detroit, Michigan 48231-1037.
Comments concerning the proposed 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 June 20, 1989.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
Port Director's Office,
U.S. Customs Service,
4950 West Dickman Road,
Battle Creek, Michigan 49106.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
I4th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2835,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: May 2, 1989.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 89-10896 Filed 5-5-89; 8:45 am]
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