DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 181--Akron-Canton, Ohio Area; Application for
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ)
Board (the Board) by the Akron-Canton Regional Airport Authority,
grantee of FTZ 181, requesting authority to expand its zone to include
an additional site in Mansfield, Ohio, 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 April 28, 1997.
FTZ 181 was approved on December 23, 1991 (Board Order 546, 57 FR
41, 1/2/92). The general-purpose zone currently consists of a site (158
acres) within the 2,121-acre Akron-Canton Regional Airport in North
Canton, Ohio. Two other applications are currently pending with the
Board to expand the zone at sites in northeastern Ohio (Docket Nos. 56-
96 and 74-96).
This application requests authority to further expand the general-
purpose zone to include an additional site at the Mansfield Lahm
Airport complex (2,347 acres), located on State Route 13 at South
Airport Road, Mansfield. The complex includes the airport facility's
four industrial parks and airport fueling facilities. The City of
Mansfield owns the complex, except for one of the industrial parks
which is owned by Armco Inc. The City plans to serve as operator of the
zone 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 July 14, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15 day period (to July 29, 1997).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Clerk of Council's Office, City Administration Building, 3rd Floor, 30
North Diamond Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: May 8, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 97-12796 Filed 5-14-97; 8:45 am]
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