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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 7-97]

 
Foreign-Trade Zone 15; Kansas City, Missouri Area Application for 
Expansion


    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., 
grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 15, requesting authority to expand its 
zone in the Kansas City, Missouri area, adjacent to the Springfield, 
Missouri, 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 11, 1997.
    FTZ 15 was approved on March 23, 1973 (Board Order 93, 38 FR 8622, 
4/4/73) and expanded on October 25, 1974 (Board Order 102, 39 FR 39487, 
11/7/74); February 28, 1996 (Board Order 804, 61 FR 9676, 3/11/96); 
and, May 31, 1996 (Board Order 824, 61 FR 29529, 6/11/96). The zone 
project includes 4 general-purpose sites in the Kansas City, Missouri, 
port of entry area: Site 1 (250,000 sq. ft.)--Midland International


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Corp. warehouse, 1690 North Topping, Kansas City; Site 2 (2,815,000 sq. 
ft.)--surface/underground warehouse complex, 8300 N.E. Underground 
Drive, Kansas City; Site 3 (10,000 acres)--entire Kansas City 
International Airport facility, 12600 N.W. Prairie View Road, Kansas 
City; and, Site 4 (416 acres)--surface/underground business park 
(Carefree Industrial Park), 1600 N. M-291 Highway, Sugar Creek.
    The applicant is now requesting authority to further expand the 
general-purpose zone to include an additional site (proposed Site 5 
(5.75 million sq. ft.)--underground business park and a 1,000-acre 
surface industrial park (CARMAR Underground Business Park/CARMAR 
Industrial Park), located at No. 1 Civil War Road, Carthage. The 
complex includes space in underground caverns left from limestone and 
marble mining. It is owned by the CARMAR Group and includes 
refrigerated and frozen warehouse space, as well as a large intermodal 
facility. 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 28, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to 
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during 
the subsequent 15-day period (to May 12, 1997).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Office of the Economic Development Director, City of Carthage, City 
Hall, 326 Grant, Carthage, MO 64836
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: February 18, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-4506 Filed 2-24-97; 8:45 am]
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