[Federal Register: September 11, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 175)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--St. Lucie County, FL; Application
and Public Hearing
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Central Florida Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc. (a not-for-
profit corporation), to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone
at sites in St. Lucie County, Florida, within the limits of the Fort
Pierce Customs Station, which, with Customs concurrence, is considered
the functional equivalent of a Customs port of entry for purposes of
foreign-trade zone status. 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 August 31, 1995. The applicant is authorized to make
the proposal under Section 288.36, Florida Statutes Annotated.
The proposed new zone would consist of 3 sites (1,588 acres) in St.
Lucie County: Site 1 (1,078 acres)--St. Lucie County International
Airport; Site 2 (102 acres)--King's Highway Industrial Park,
intersection of King's Highway and Commercial Circle, Fort Pierce; and,
Site 3 (408 acres)--St. Lucie West Commerce Park, 590 N.W. Peacock
Blvd., Port St. Lucie.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in
the St. Lucie County area. Several firms have indicated an interest in
using zone procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as
machine tools, electronic components, medical equipment, food
processing/manufacturing, aircraft manufacture, and boat building/
marine industry. Specific manufacturing approvals are not being sought
at this time. Requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case
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 September 29, 1995, at 2:30 p.m., at the Fort Pierce
Community Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, 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 [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
Fort Pierce Station,
U.S. Customs Service,
2990 Aviation Way,
Fort Pierce, Florida 34946
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 3716,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230
Dated: September 5, 1995.
John J. DaPonte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 95-22503 Filed 9-8-95; 8:45 am]
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