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[Docket 8-96]

Foreign-Trade Zone 70--Detroit, Michigan; Application for

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Greater Detroit Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 70, requesting authority to expand its zone in Detroit, Michigan, within the Detroit 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 February 5, 1996.

FTZ 70 was approved on July 21, 1981 (Board Order 176, 46 FR 38941) and expanded on November 27, 1989 (Board Order 453, 54 FR 50258) and April 20, 1990 (Board Order 471, 55 FR 17775). An application is currently pending with the Board for an additional site at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (Docket 20-95).

The applicant is now requesting authority to further expand the general-purpose zone to include a site (37 acres) located in Detroit adjacent to I-75/I-96 and the Ambassador Bridge which spans the Detroit River, linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario (Canada). The Detroit International Bridge Company, which owns the Ambassador Bridge, leases the proposed zone site and will serve as zone operator for the site.

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 April 22, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to May 6, 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, 477 Michigan Avenue, 1140 McNamara Building, Detroit, Michigan 48226 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: February 7, 1996. John J. Da Ponte, Jr., Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 96-3754 Filed 2-20-96; 8:45 am]