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[Docket 21-96]

Foreign-Trade Zone 40, Cleveland, Ohio; Application for Expansion

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (Port
Authority), grantee of FTZ 40, requesting authority to expand its zone
in Cleveland, Ohio, within the Cleveland 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 March 12, 1996.

FTZ 40 was approved on September 29, 1978 (Board Order 135, 43 FR 46886; 10/11/78), and expanded in June 1982 (Board Order 194, 47 FR 27579; 6/25/82) and April 1992 (Board Order 574, 57 FR 13694; 4/17/92). The zone project currently consists of two sites in the Cleveland, Ohio, area: Site 1: (94 acres)--Port of Cleveland complex on Lake Erie at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland; and, Site 2: (175 acres)--the IX Center (formerly, the ``Cleveland Tank Plant''), in Brook Park, Ohio, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the zone to include 2 sites within the City of Cleveland: Proposed Site 3 (1,900 acres)--Cleveland Hopkins International Airport complex; Proposed Site 4 (450 acres)--Burke Lakefront Airport, located at 1501 North Marginal Road. Both airports are owned and operated by the City of Cleveland.

No specific manufacturing requests are being made at this time. Such 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.

Public comment (original and 3 copies) 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 May 24, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to June 10, 1996).

A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, Bank One Center, 600 Superior Avenue, Suite 700, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: March 14, 1996. John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 96-7050 Filed 3-22-96; 8:45 am]