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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                               (Docket 20-92)

 Foreign-Trade Zone 119--Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Application for Subzone;
 American Feeds & Livestock Company, Inc., Animal Feed Plant, Howard Lake,
                                     MN

                          Wednesday, July 1, 1992


An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Greater Metropolitan Area Foreign-Trade Zone Commission, 
grantee of FTZ 119, requesting special-purpose subzone status for export 
activity at the animal feed manufacturing plant of American Feeds & 
Livestock Company, Inc., (AFLC), located in Howard Lake, Minnesota. 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 June 23, 1992.

The AFLC plant (8.5 acres/50 employees) is located at 305 13th Avenue in
Howard Lake (Wright County), some 40 miles west of Minneapolis. The
facility produces milk-based animal feeds by blending dried milk, whey,
caseins, soy proteins, animal fats, lecithin, and vegetable oils, some of
which are sourced abroad.

The company is requesting the use of zone procedures so that it can use
foreign, ex-quota dairy products to produce milk replacer-type animal feed
for export. Zone procedures for export manufacturing would also exempt the
firm from quota requirements and Customs duty payments on the foreign dairy 
products (HTSUS Headings 0401-0405) and other foreign-sourced ingredients, 
such as casein/caseinate, wheat protein isolate, and coconut oil. Zone 
procedures would not be used to manufacture products for sale in the 
domestic market. The application indicates that subzone status would help 
improve AFLC's international competitiveness.

In accordance with the Board's regulations (as revised, 56 FR 50790-50808,
10- 8-91), a member of the FTZ Staff has been designated examiner to
investigate the application and report to the Board.
Public comment on the application is invited from interested parties.
Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board's
Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their
receipt is August 31, 1992. Rebuttal comments in response to material
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the
subsequent 15-day period (to September 14, 1992).

A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for
public inspection at each of the following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, 
108 Federal Building, 
110 S. Fourth Street, 
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3716,
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230

Dated: June 23, 1992.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 92-15420 Filed 6-30-92; 8:45 am)