[Federal Register: May 8, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 88)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Lenoir County, North Carolina
(Beaufort-Morehead City Customs Port of Entry)
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the North Carolina Global TransPark Authority, a North
Carolina public corporation (the TransPark Authority), to establish a
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Lenoir County, North Carolina,
adjacent to the Beaufort-Morehead City 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 April 25, 1995.
The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under Chapter 55C of
the North Carolina General Statutes.
The proposed zone would be the second general-purpose zone in the
Beaufort-Morehead City Customs port of entry area. The existing zone is
FTZ 67 in Morehead City, some 60 miles distant (Grantee: North Carolina
Department of Commerce, Board Order 174, 46 F.R. 22919, April 22,
The proposed zone site (1,170 acres) would cover the Kinston
Regional Jetport complex, approximately one mile northwest of the City
of Kinston in Lenoir County. The Jetport is part of the North Carolina
Global TransPark (TransPark) project, a new 15,000-acre manufacturing,
distribution, transportation and logistics facility currently under
development. The Jetport is owned by the City of Kinston and Lenoir
County, and it is operated by the County of Lenoir-City of Kinston
Airport Commission. The TransPark Authority has an option to acquire
The application contains evidence of the need for additional zone
services in the Beaufort-Morehead City port of entry area. Several
firms have indicated an interest in using zone procedures within the
proposed project for warehousing/distribution of such items as plastics
products, cedar wood products, electric forklift trucks, fine china,
flashlights and lanterns, and cold storage 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, 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 June 8, 1995, 9:00 a.m., in the Auditorium, Main
Building, Lenoir Community College, Intersection of US 58 South and US
70 East, Kinston, North Carolina.
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 July 7, 1995. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period (to July 24, 1995).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available during this time for public inspection at the following
Neuse Regional Library, Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library, 510 N.
Queen Street, Kinston, North Carolina 28501
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: April 28, 1995
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 95-11254 Filed 5-5-95; 8:45 am]
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