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                                  NOTICES

                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

   		 	Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                               (Docket 23-93)

		   Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Holyoke, MA 
		     (Springfield Customs Port of  Entry);
                       Application and Public Hearing

                          Wednesday, June 16, 1993

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Holyoke  Economic Development and Industrial Corporation, 
requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in 
Holyoke, Massachusetts, within the Springfield 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 June 4, 1993. 

The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 23A, Section 28A, July 26, 1976.
The proposed foreign-trade zone would cover 13 acres on 2 parcels located
within the Springdale Industrial Park at 49/51 Garfield Street, Holyoke.
Both sites are privately owned storage/distribution facilities. The
proposed zone operator is Trinity Management, Inc., d/b/a Holyoke
Free-Trade Zone Management Company.

The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Holyoke area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone
procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as paper products,
plywood, sports equipment, animal pharmaceuticals, and commercial air 
compressors.

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 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.

As part of the investigation, the Commerce examiner will hold a public
hearing on July 7, 1993, at 9 a.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall,
Holyoke, Massachusetts.

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 (60 days from date of publication). Rebuttal comments in
response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted
during the subsequent 15-day period (to (75 days from date of
publication)).

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, 
1145 Main Street, suite 221,
Springfield, MA 01103, 

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716, 
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: June 8, 1993.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 93-14232 Filed 6-15-93; 8:45 am)