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[Federal Register: February 10, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 28)]
[Notices]
[Page 7939-7940]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 2-95]


Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Sebring, Florida; Application and
Public Hearing

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Sebring Airport Authority, requesting authority to
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Sebring, Florida,
adjacent to the Port Manatee 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 February 2, 1995. The applicant is
authorized to make the proposal under Sec. 288.36, Florida Statutes
Annotated (1993).
    The proposed zone would be the second general-purpose zone in the
Port Manatee Customs port of entry area. The existing zone is FTZ 169
in Palmetto, Florida (Grantee: Manatee County Port Authority, Board
Order 492, 55 FR 50339, 12/6/90).
    The proposed zone site is located at the Sebring Regional Airport
complex (1,893 acres), 128 Authority Lane, Sebring. The complex
includes airport facilities, an industrial park, and the Sebring
International Raceway, owned by the applicant. The airport is a
general-purpose regional airport and the industrial park can
accommodate a variety of operations ranging from warehousing activities
to heavy [[Page 7940]] manufacturing. The Sebring International Raceway
is used for automotive and automotive parts research, testing, and
demonstration activities.
    The application contains evidence of the need for additional zone
services in the Sebring area. Several firms have indicated an interest
in using zone procedures within the proposed project for warehousing/
distribution of such items as automobiles and automotive parts and
accessories, wood, pulp and paper products, caladium tubers, and light
aircraft engine parts and accessories. 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 March 8, 1995, at 9 a.m., Sebring Regional Airport,
Board Room, 128 Authority Lane, Sebring, Florida.
    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 April 11, 1995. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period (to April 26, 1995).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available during this time for public inspection at the following
locations:

Sebring Regional Airport, Administrative Offices, 128 Authority Lane,
Sebring, Florida 33870;
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: February 3, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-3427 Filed 2-9-95; 8:45 am]
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