DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Meridian, ID (Boise Customs Port of Entry);
Wednesday, March 25, 1992
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the City of Meridian, Idaho, requesting authority to establish a
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Meridian, Idaho, within the Boise
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 March 12, 1992. The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under
section 67- 4703A of the Idaho Code and City Ordinance Number 561.
The proposed foreign-trade zone site (255 acres) is located within the
Treasure Valley Business Center on North Eagle Road, Meridian, Idaho,
approximately two miles west of the Boise City corporate limits. The site
is owned by Gemtone, Inc., and International Trade Services, Inc., has been
selected to be the zone operator.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Boise area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone
procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as skis and bicycles,
electronic components, apparel, and hobby/craft 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 (as revised, 56 F.R.
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 May 26, 1992. Rebuttal comments in response to material
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the
subsequent 15-day period (to June 8, 1992).
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:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office,
700 West State Street,
State House Mall,
Boise, Idaho 83720-2700.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, room 3716,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: March 18, 1992.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
(FR Doc. 92-6940 Filed 3-24-92; 8:45 am)