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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                             [Docket No. 42-91]

 			Foreign-Trade Zone 77--Memphis,
                       TN; Application for Expansion

                          Thursday, August 1, 1991

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the City of Memphis, Tennessee, grantee of FTZ 77, requesting 
authority to expand its zone to include a site in Shelby County, within the 
Memphis 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 10, 1991.

FTZ 77 was approved on April 2, 1982 (Board Order 189, 47 FR 16191,
4/15/82), and currently involves two sites in Memphis. Site 1 (22 acres,
20,000 sq. ft.) is located at the intersection of Port Street and Channel
Avenue within the 2,000-acre President's Island Industrial Park. Site 2 (10
acres) is located at Republican and Tchulahoma Roads at Memphis
International Airport.

The grantee now requests authority to expand the zone to include an
additional site (proposed Site 3) in southeast Shelby County, some 7 miles
east of Memphis International Airport. This site (126 acres) involves a
warehouse complex on two nearby parcels: one at 4834 South Mendenhall Road
and the other at 4836 Hickory Hill Road. The first parcel (20 acres), owned
by Vantage Memphis, Inc., has a 400,000 square-foot warehouse. The second
parcel (106 acres), owned by Southern States Distribution, Inc. (SSD)
contains an existing warehouse (706,000 sq. ft.) with two more planned.
Both facilities are operated by SSD, which has also been designated as zone
operator for the new site.

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; 
Joanne C. Cornelison, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, South Central
Region, 423 Canal Street, Suite 245, New Orleans, LA 70130-2341; and, 
Colonel Clinton W. Willer, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District 
Memphis, 167 N. Main, Clifford David Federal Building, B-202, Memphis, 
TN 38103-1894.

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 16, 1991.

A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of the
following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
22 North Front Street, Falls Building, 
Memphis, Tennessee 39101

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW., room 3716, 
Washington, DC 20230

Dated: July 24, 1991.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-18233 Filed 7-31-91; 8:45 am]