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Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 48-97]

Foreign-Trade Zone 167--Brown County, WI; Application for Subzone 
Status; Sargento Foods Inc., Plant (Cheese Processing); Plymouth, WI

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by Brown County, Wisconsin, grantee of FTZ 167, requesting 
special-purpose subzone status for export activity at the cheese 
processing plant of Sargento Foods Inc. (SFI), located in Plymouth, 
Wisconsin. 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 
June 10, 1997.
    The SFI plant (300,000 sq.ft. on 60 acres) is located at 1 
Persnickety Place, Plymouth (Sheboygan County), Wisconsin, 
approximately 70 miles north of Milwaukee. The facility (650 employees) 
is used to process cheese food products for export and the domestic 
market; however, FTZ procedures would be used only to process foreign-
origin cheese for export. The processing activity would involve 
shredding, slicing, chunking, and packaging foreign, ex-quota cheese 
that would be reexported to foreign markets. None of the foreign, ex-
quota cheese would be entered for U.S. consumption.
    FTZ procedures would exempt SFI from quota requirements and Customs 
duty payments on the foreign cheese used in the export activity. The 
application indicates that subzone status would help improve the 
plant's international competitiveness.
    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 three copies) shall be addressed to 
the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing 
period for their receipt is August 22, 1997. Rebuttal comments in 
response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be 
submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to September 8, 1997.).
    A copy of the application and the accompanying exhibits will be 
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Assistance Center, Room 596, 517 E. 
Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, 
NW, Washington, DC 20230-0002.

    Dated: June 10, 1997.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-16275 Filed 6-20-97; 8:45 am]