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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                               (Docket 27-93)

     Foreign-Trade Zone 138--Columbus, Ohio; Application for Expansion

                           Thursday, July 1, 1993

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Rickenbacker Port Authority (RPA), grantee of FTZ 138, 
requesting authority to expand its zone in Franklin County, Ohio, adjacent 
to the Columbus 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 24, 1993.

FTZ 138 was approved on March 13, 1987 (Board Order 351, 52 FR 9319;
3/24/87), and it currently consists of the Rickenbacker Air Industrial Park
(1,642 acres), located at the Rickenbacker International Airport on Route 
317 in Franklin County, Ohio, some 10 miles southeast of downtown Columbus.
The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the general-purpose
zone to include a tract (286 acres) adjacent to the existing zone site,
north of Route 317. RPA will operate the proposed expansion site as part of
its Rickenbacker Air Industrial Park and zone project. A portion of the
tract is owned by Spiegel Properties, Inc., which plans to construct a mail
order distribution facility to be operated by one of its affiliates. Its
initial use of zone procedures would be limited to warehousing/distribution 

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 (original and 3 copies) is invited from interested parties
(see FTZ Board address below). The closing date for their receipt is August 
30, 1993. 
Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the
foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to 
September 14, 1993.

A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for 
public inspection at each of the following locations:
Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
Port Columbus International Airport, 
4600 17th Avenue, room 221, 
Columbus, Ohio 43219.

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 24, 1993.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 93-15581 Filed 6-30-93; 8:45 am)