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[Federal Register: March 17, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 52)]
[Page 14420]
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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 8-95]

Foreign-Trade Zone 24--Pittston, PA; Application for Subzone
Status J. Schoeneman, Inc., Plant (Wearing Apparel), State Line, PA

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Eastern Distribution Center, Inc., grantee of FTZ
24, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the apparel
manufacturing plant of the J. Schoeneman, Inc. (JSI) (subsidiary of the
Plaid Clothing Group, Inc.), located in State Line, Pennsylvania. The
application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-
Trade Zones (FTZ) 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 10, 1995.-
    This application involves the proposed transfer of subzone activity
from JSI's plant (FTZ Subzone 99A) in Wilmington, Delaware, to JSI's
new Pennsylvania plant. Subzone status for the company's Wilmington
plant was authorized by the Board in 1984 (Subzone 99A; Board Order
257, 49 FR 24757, 6-15-84). The scope of FTZ authority for Subzone 99A
is limited to non-manufacturing activity. JSI plans to close the
Wilmington facility in 1995 and transfer the activity to its new plant
in State Line, Pennsylvania. The activity at the proposed subzone would
be the same as that now conducted at the Delaware plant, and no
expansion of manufacturing authority is being requested.
    The new JSI plant (10 acres, 126,000 sq. ft) is located at 15276
Molly Pitcher Highway (U.S. 11), State Line (Franklin County),
Pennsylvania, some 6 miles north of Hagerstown, Maryland. The facility
(120 employees) will be used to store, measure, and cut foreign and
domestic fabric into tailored garment pieces that are shipped to other
JSI plants for assembly into finished apparel (mens' and boys' suits,
sport coats, raincoats, and trousers). Fabrics purchased from abroad
(about 35% of total) include wool, silk, polyester, and polyester/wool
(duty rates range up to 36.1%).
    As is the case at the Delaware plant, FTZ procedures would exempt
JSI from Customs duty payments on the foreign status fabric that is
reexported from the proposed subzone. On domestic production, JSI would
be able to defer duty payments on the foreign fabric until it is
formally entered for consumption prior to cutting. No manufacturing
would be conducted under FTZ procedures, and the same restrictions that
are contained in Board Order 257 would apply at this plant. The
application indicates that the savings from zone procedures will
continue to help maintain the international competitiveness of JSI's
domestic operations.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ
Staff has been appointed examiner to investigate the application and
report to the Board.
    Public comment on the application is invited from interested
parties. Submissions (original and three copies) shall be addressed to
the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing
period for their receipt is May 16, 1995. Rebuttal comments in response
to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted
during the subsequent 15-day period (to May 31, 1995).
    A copy of the application and the accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

Office of the Port Director, U.S. Customs Service, Harrisburg
International Airport, Building 135, Second Floor, room 7, Middletown,
PA 17057-5035
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S.
Department of Commerce, room 3716, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue
NW., Washington, DC 20230

    Dated: March 13, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-6680 Filed 3-16-95; 8:45 am]