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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 10-96]

Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Yuma County, Arizona Application and
Public Hearing

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Yuma County Airport Authority, Inc. (YCAA), (an
Arizona non-profit civic corporation), to establish a general-purpose
foreign-trade zone in Yuma County, Arizona, within the San Luis Customs
port of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border. 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 9, 1996. The applicant is
authorized to make the proposal under Section 44-6501 of the Arizona
Revised Statutes.

    The proposed zone would be located on a 79-acre site within the
Yuma International Airport complex, which is
owned by Yuma County and leased to YCAA. The applicant plans to develop
the first phase of the zone by constructing a 20,000 square foot multi-
tenant building.

    The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in
the Yuma area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone
procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as fresh fruits
and vegetables, seed and plants, citrus and meat. 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 April 3, 1996, at 9:00 a.m., at the Yuma Civic &
Convention Center, 1440 West Desert Hills Drive, Yuma, Arizona.

    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 18, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period to May 3, 1996.

    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available during this time for public inspection at the following

Yuma County Library, 350 South 3rd Avenue, Yuma, Arizona 85364
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 13, 1996.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 96-4170 Filed 2-22-96; 8:45 am]