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Foreign-Trade Zones Board

(Docket 11-93)

Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone: County of Mercer, NJ; Application and Public 

Wednesday, April 14, 1993

Cite as: 58 FR 19405

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the County of Mercer, New Jersey, requesting authority to 
establish a general purpose foreign-trade zone in Mercer County, New 
Jersey, adjacent to the Consolidated Philadelphia 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 26, 1993. The 
applicant is authorized to make the proposal under New Jersey Statutes 
Annotated 12:13-1.

The proposed foreign-trade zone would cover 70 acres on 5 parcels within the
450-acre Mercer County Airport complex on Scotch Road, West Trenton, New 
Jersey, which is owned by the County of Mercer.  The County plans to 
contract the zone operation to a private company.

The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Mercer County area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone 
procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as apparel and toys.  
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 May 6, 1993, at 11 a.m., Mercer County Administration Building, 
room 211, 640 South Broad Street, Trenton, New Jersey.

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 June 14, 1993. Rebuttal comments in response to material 
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the 
subsequent 15-day period (to June 28, 1993).

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, 
3131 Princeton Pike, 
Bldg. 6, suite 100,
Trenton, NJ 08648

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

Dated: April 6, 1993.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 93-8634 Filed 4-13-93; 8:45 am)