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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 15-90] 
                                  55 FR 14847 
                                 April 19, 1990 
   Foreign-Trade Zone -- Pima County, Arizona; Tucson Customs Port of Entry;
Application and Public Hearing 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Arizona Technology Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc. (ATFTZ), an 
Arizona not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the University of Arizona
Foundation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone in Pima County, adjacent to the Tucson 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 9, 1990. The 
applicant is authorized to make the proposal under section 44-6501 of the 
Arizona Revised Statutes.  
   The proposed ATFTZ project would be the second zone for the Tucson area. 
In 1979, the Board approved a foreign-trade zone (23 acres) for the Papago-
Tucson Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation. The existing zone is located on 
privately-owned "allotted" land within the San Xavier District of the 
Tohono O'odham (Papago) Indian Reservation in Pima County, adjacent to the 
Tucson International Airport (FTZ 48, Board Order 145, 44 FR 20487). 
   ATFTZ proposes to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone (400 
acres) on a site with two parcels in Pima County immediately south of 
Tucson's City limits and 5 miles east of the Tucson International Airport. 
The first parcel (107 acres) is located at the northwest corner of the 
intersection of Kolb and Valencia Expressways. A portion of the site is 
owned by McCulloch Corporation, and the remainder, by K.R. Associates, the 
designated proposed zone operator. The second parcel (293 acres) is located
1/2 mile south of the first. It is owned by Southpoint II Associates 
(affiliated with K.R. Associates). Initially, an existing 203,685 square 
foot warehouse/distribution facility would be activated. 
   The applicant contends there is a need for additional zone services in 
the Tucson area. It cites an interest in use of the proposed zone for high 
technology/research related activity and facilities associated with Mexican
maquiladora manufacturing. 
   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; Paul Rimmer, Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs 
Service, Southwest Region, 5850 San Felipe Street, Houston, Texas 
77057-3012; and Colonel Charles Thomas, District Engineer, U.S. Army 
Engineer District, Los Angeles, P.O. Box 2711, Los Angeles, California 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public 
hearing on May 17, 1990, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Pima County Board of 
Supervisors Hearing Room (Room 137), 130 West Congress, Tucson, Arizona.
   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 May 10, 1990. 
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 June 18, 1990.  
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Office of the Port Director, 
Tucson International Airport, 
7150 S. Tucson Boulevard, 
Tucson, Arizona 85706. 
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: April 13, 1990. 
Dennis Puccinelli, 
   Acting Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 90-9116 Filed 4-18-90; 8:45 am]