DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
83--Huntsville, Alabama Application for Expansion
Friday, July 19, 1991
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board by the
Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority, grantee of FTZ 83, requesting
authority to expand its zone to include a site in Morgan County, Alabama,
within the Huntsville 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 July 1, 1991.
FTZ 83 was approved on February 24, 1983 (Board Order 209, 48 FR 9052,
3/3/83), and expanded on October 30, 1989 (Board Order 447, 54 FR 46430,
11/3/89). It currently involves some 1,550 acres within the
Huntsville-Madison County Airport Complex in Huntsville (Madison County),
The grantee now requests authority to expand FTZ 83 to include a site
(1,014 acres) within the Mallard Fox Creek Industrial Park located in
Morgan County, northwest of Highway 72 and Red Hat Road, some 5 miles west
of Decatur, Alabama. The park lies along the Tennessee River and is owned
and operated by the Decatur-Morgan County Port Authority. It is being
developed to provide industrial users with direct access to water
transportation. No manufacturing authority is 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; David L. Willette,
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, South Central Region, 150 North
Royal, Suite 3004, P.O. Box 2748, Mobile, Alabama 36652; and, Colonel James
P. King, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Nashville, PO Box
1070, Nashville, Tennessee 37202-1070.
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 September 8, 1991.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of the
Office of the Port Director,
U.S. Customs Service,
Huntsville-Madison County Airport,
2850 Wall-Triana Highway,
PO Box 6085,
Huntsville, Alabama 35824.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 3716,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: July 12, 1991.
John L. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 91-17249 Filed 7-18-91; 8:45 am]