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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 56-96]

Foreign-Trade Zone 181--Akron-Canton, Ohio Area; Application for

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Akron-Canton Regional Airport Authority, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 181, requesting authority to expand its zone in the Akron-Canton, Ohio area, adjacent to the Cleveland/Akron 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 July 8, 1996.

FTZ 181 was approved on December 23, 1991 (Board Order 546, 57 FR 41, 1/2/92). The general-purpose zone currently consists of 110 acres within the 2,121-acre Akron-Canton Regional Airport in North Canton, Ohio.

The applicant, in a major revision to its zone plan, now requests authority to expand the general-purpose zone to include three new sites in Trumbull, Columbiana and Stark Counties (proposed Sites 2 through 4): Proposed Site 2 (1,236 acres)--Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, 1453 Youngstown-Kingsville Road, Trumbull County, Ohio; Proposed Site 3 (124 acres, 2 parcels)--Columbiana County Port Authority port terminal facility (19 acres) on the Ohio River, 1250 St. George Street, East Liverpool, and, the port authority's Leetonia Industrial Park (105 acres), State Route 344, Leetonia, Ohio; and Proposed Site 4 (843 acres)--Stark County Intermodal Facility, approximately one mile south of the City of Massillon, adjacent to State Route 21 in the southwestern corner of Stark County. This project is related to a northeast Ohio regional economic development project coordinated by the Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium. 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 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 October 1, 1996).

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

Akron-Canton Regional Airport Authority, 5400 Lauby Road NW., North Canton, Ohio 44720 Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: July 9, 1996. Dennis Puccinelli, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 96-18257 Filed 7-17-96; 8:45 am]