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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 40-97]

Foreign-Trade Zone 137--Washington Dulles International Airport, 
Virginia; Application for Expansion

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) 
Board (the Board) by Washington Dulles Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., 
grantee of FTZ 137, requesting authority to expand its zone in Loudoun 
County, Virginia, within the Washington, DC, 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 May 8, 1997.
    FTZ 137 was approved on April 17, 1987 (Board Order 350, 52 F.R. 
13489, 4/23/87). The zone project currently consists of the following 
sites (250 acres): Site 1--within the Washington Dulles International 
Airport complex, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties; and, Site 2--warehouse 
facility, 110 Terminal Drive, Sterling.
    This application is requesting authority to expand the general-
purpose zone to include an additional site (proposed Site 3--161 
acres)--located near the intersection of Routes 606 and 621, Loudoun 
County, two miles west of Washington Dulles International Airport. The 
site is being developed as an industrial park by Hazout, S.A., the 
owner of the property. No 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 

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Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their 
receipt is July 22, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to material 
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the 
subsequent 15-day period (to August 6, 1997).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

Trade Zone Services Corporation, 600 West Service Road, Suite 307A, 
Washington Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC 20041
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 13, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-13664 Filed 5-22-97; 8:45 am]