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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 62-96] Foreign-Trade Zone 21, Charleston, South Carolina; Application for Expansion An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 21, Charleston, South Carolina, requesting authority to expand its zone in the Charleston, South Carolina area, within the Charleston 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 August 9, 1996.
FTZ 21 was approved on June 12, 1975 (Board Order 106, 40 FR 25613, 6/17/75) and expanded on February 28, 1995 (Board Order 734, 60 FR 12735, 3/8/95) and June 20, 1996 (Board Order 832, 61 FR 33491, 6/27/ 96). The zone project includes 8 general-purpose sites in the coastal area of South Carolina: Site 1 (134 acres)--Tri-County Industrial Park, Summerville; Site 2 (57 acres)--Cainhoy Industrial Park, Wando; Site 3 (160 acres)--Crowfield Corporate Center, Goose Creek; Site 4 (998 acres)--Low Country Regional Industrial Park, Early Branch; Site 5 (2,017 acres)--SCSPA's terminal complex, Charleston; Site 6 (19 acres)--Meadow Street Business Park, Loris; Site 7 (1,782 acres)-- Myrtle Beach International Airport (portion of the former Myrtle Beach U.S. Air Force Base), Myrtle Beach; and, Site 8 (23 acres; expires 12/ 31/97)--within Wando Park, Mount Pleasant. An application is currently pending with the Board for an additional site (proposed Site 9) in Charleston, South Carolina (Docket No. 72-95, filed 11/7/95).
The applicant is now requesting authority to expand and remove the time limit for Site 8 (82 acres) at Wando Park, Wando Park Boulevard, Mount Pleasant. The property is owned by Wando Park Ltd. Partnership and Molasses Creek Management Corporation.
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 October 21, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to November 4, 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, Export Assistance Center, 81 Mary Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29402. Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: August 14, 1996. John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 96-21336 Filed 8-20-96; 8:45 am]