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[Docket 65-96]

Foreign-Trade Zone 38--Spartanburg County, 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, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 38, requesting authority to expand its zone in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, within the Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina 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 21, 1996.

FTZ 38 was approved on May 4, 1978 (Board Order 131, 43 FR 20526, 5/12/78) and expanded on November 9, 1994 (Board Order 715, 59 FR 59992, 11/21/94). The zone project currently consists of three sites in Spartanburg County: Site 1 (20 acres)--U.S. Highway 29 Industrial Park, Wellford; Site 2 (111 acres)--International Transport Center, Greer; and Site 3 (111 acres)--Highway 290 Commerce Park, Duncan.

The applicant is now requesting authority to further expand the general-purpose zone to include a site (Proposed Site 4) which would encompass the Wingo Corporate Park (473 acres), a private industrial park located some 5 miles northwest of Spartanburg, South Carolina, on New Cut, Blackstock, and Mt Zion Roads in Spartanburg County. 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 28, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to November 12, 1996).

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

Office of the Port Director, U.S. Customs Service, 150-A West Phillips Road, Greer, SC 29650 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: August 23, 1996. John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 96-22125 Filed 8-28-96; 8:45 am]