DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 56-91]
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Waterville, ME; Application and Public
Thursday, October 3, 1991
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Maine International Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc. (a Maine non-
profit corporation), requesting authority to establish a general-purpose
foreign-trade zone in Waterville, Maine, adjacent to the Belfast 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
September 20, 1991. The applicant isauthorized to make the proposal under
title 5, section 13062 of the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated.
The proposed general-purpose zone (62 acres) would be located on a phased-
development industrial/commercial site at the southern end of the
Waterville Airport, between U.S. Interstate 95 and Airport Road.
Union/Front Corporation, which owns the property, will develop the site and
operate the zone.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Waterville area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone
procedures for warehouseing/distribution of such items as stoves and
related products, shoes, lumber and plastic products. Specific
manufacturing approvals are not being sought at this time. Requests would
be made to the Board on a case-by-case basis.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committe 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; Victor G. Weeren, Assistant Regional Commissioner of Customs, U.S.
Customs Service, Northeast Region, suite 801, 10 Causeway Street, Boston,
MA 02222-1056; and, Colonel Philip R. Harris, Division Engineer, U.S. Army
Engineer Division, New England, 424 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02254-9149.
As part of its investigation the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on October 29, 1991, at 9 a.m., at the City Council Chambers, City
Hall, Castonguay Square, 1 Common Street, Waterville, Maine 04901-6699.
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 October 22,
1991. 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
November 29, 1991.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at the following locations:
Office of the President,
Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce,
One Post Office Square,
Waterville, Maine 04901-0142
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: September 30, 1991.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 91-23851 Filed 10-2-91; 8:45 am]