DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Marysville, Michigan (Port Huron Customs Port
of Entry); Application Filed
Friday, December 11, 1992
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Greater Detroit Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. (GDFTZ), requesting
authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Marysville,
St. Clair County, Michigan, adjacent to the Port Huron 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 December 1, 1992.
The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under Act No. 154 of the
Public Acts of 1963 of the State of Michigan.
GDFTZ is the grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 70, Detroit, Michigan, which was
approved in July 1981 (Board Order 176, 46 FR 38941, 7/30/81). It is now
requesting authority to establish a new general-purpose zone in the Port
The proposed zone would consist of two contiguous parcels (32 acres)
located in Marysville, some seven miles south of Port Huron and 50 miles
north of Detroit. Parcel A (9 acres) includes a 130,000 square foot
building and Parcel B (23 acres) consists of undeveloped land. Both parcels
are owned by Wilkie Brothers Conveyors, Inc., which operates a
manufacturing plant on site in which public warehouse space will be
available. Metro International Trade Services, Inc., an operator of certain
FTZ 70 warehouses, will operate the proposed zone.
The application indicates there is a need for zone services in the Port
Huron area. The first user will be Wilkie Brothers, whose zone activity
would be limited to warehousing. Specific manufacturing approvals are not
being sought at this time. Requests would be made to the Board on a
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 February 9, 1993. Rebuttal comments in response to material
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the
subsequent 15-day period to February 24, 1993.
While no public hearing has been scheduled for the FTZ Board, consideration
will be given to such a hearing during the review.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at the following locations:
Office of the Port Director,
U.S. Customs Service,
526 Water Street, room 301,
Port Huron, Michigan 48060-5471.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, room 3716,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: December 4, 1992.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
(FR Doc. 92-30159 Filed 12-10-92; 8:45 am)