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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                               [Docket 53-91]

 			Foreign-Trade Zone 22--Chicago,
                       IL; Application for Expansion

                        Tuesday, September 24, 1991

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Illinois International Port District (IIPD), grantee for FTZ 
22, requesting authority to expand its zone in the Chicago, Illinois, area. 
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 September 16, 1991.

FTZ 22 was approved on October 29, 1975 (Board Order 108, 40 FR 51242,
11/4/75), and expanded on April 9, 1987 (Board Order 353, 52 FR 12217,
4/15/87). It currently consists of four sites in the Chicago area: Site 1
(19 acres) within the Port's 2,250-acre Lake Calumet Harbor terminal
facility; Site 2 (578 acres) at One Diversatech Drive in Manteno, Illinois;
Site 3 (5 acres) at 2525 Busse Avenue, in Elk Grove Village (expires
6/9/92); Site 4 (1 acre) at 1351 Mark Street, Elk Grove Village (expires

The grantee requests authority to expand the zone to add a permanent site
(8 acres) at Gerry Drive and Hansen Court in Wood Dale, Illinois, 6 miles
west of O'Hare International Airport. The site is owned and operated by
Meiko America, Inc., which currently operates Site 4 (a temporary site) in
the airport area. Meiko plans to shift its public warehousing zone activity
from the Elk Grove to the Wood Dale site, and zone authority would expire
at the former site during mid-1992. No manufacturing requests are being
made at this time. Such approvals would be requested from 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; 
Richard Roster, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central 
Region, 610 South Canal Street, Chicago, IL 60607; and LTC Randall R. 
Inouye, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Chicago, 111 North 
Canal Street, Chicago, IL 60606-7206.

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 November 8, 1991.

A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of the
following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce , 
District Office, room 1406, 
Mid-Continental Plaza Building, 
55 E. Monroe Street, 
Chicago, Illinois 60603.

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: September 18, 1991.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-22971 Filed 9-23-91; 8:45am]