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                           DEPARMENT OF COMMERCE

                               [Docket 81-91]

     Foreign-Trade Zone 17--Kansas City, KN; Application for Expansion

                         Thursday, January 2, 1992

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Greater Kansas City Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 
17, Kansas City, Kansas, requesting authority to expand its zone to include 
a site in Leavenworth, Kansas. 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 November 6, 1991.

FTZ 17 was approved on December 20, 1973 (Board Order 97, 39 FR 26,
1/2/74), and expanded on January 31, 1989 (Board Order 428, 54 FR 5992,
2/7/89). It currently consists of three sites in the Kansas City area: Site
1 (405,000 sq. ft.) located at 6500 Inland Drive, operated by Americold
Corporation; Site 2 (220,000 sq. ft.) located at 5203 Speaker Road,
operated by Customized Transportation, Inc., and Site 3 (6 acres, 76,000
sq. ft.) located at 30 Funston Road, operated by International Transit and
Storage Corporation.

The grantee is now requesting authority to expand the zone to include a
site (23 acres) on the Missouri River at the former Missouri Valley
Shipyard, 1800 South Second Street, Leavenworth, Kansas. The site is owned
and operated by Chem-Tronics, Inc.

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; Theodore 
Galantowicz, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 
7911 Forsythe Boulevard, Suite 625, St. Louis, Missouri 63105; and, Colonel 
Wilbur H. Boutin, Jr., District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District 
Kansas City, 700 Federal Building, 601 East 12th Street, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106-2896.

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 February 18, 1992.

A copy of the application is available for inspection at each of the
following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
601 East 12th Street, room 635, 
Kansas City, Missouri 64106.

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

Dated: December 23, 1991.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-31311 Filed 12-31-91; 8:45 am]