DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 33--Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Area Application
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ)
Board (the Board) by the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of
Southwestern Pennsylvania, grantee of FTZ 33, requesting authority to
expand its zone in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, within the
Pittsburgh 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 November 17, 1997.
Zone 33 was approved on November 9, 1977 (Board Order 124, 42 F.R.
59398, 11/17/77) and expanded on March 16, 1981 (Board Order 172, 46
F.R. 18063, 3/23/81). The general-purpose portion of the FTZ project
currently consists of two sites: Site 1 (43 acres)--within the 500-acre
RIDC Park West, Park West Drive, Findlay Township, Allegheny County;
and, Site 2 (3 acres)--S.H. Bell Company's London Metal Exchange
warehouse facility, One Third Street, Allegheny County, Braddock.
The applicant is now requesting authority to expand both existing
sites and to add two new general-purpose sites to its zone project as
follows: Site 1--add 6 acres to the existing 43-acre Site 1 within the
RIDC Park West complex (includes 3 acres that was previously
transferred to Site 2 in 1994); Site 2--add 6 acres to the existing
Site 2, covering the entire S.H. Bell Company's warehouse facility;
Proposed Site 3 (5,427 acres)--within the 10,000-acre Pittsburgh
International Airport complex (includes an aviation fuel depot
consisting of four storage tanks), approximately 10 miles from
Pittsburgh; and, Proposed Site 4 (140 acres)--Leetsdale Industrial
Park, First and Center Avenues, Leetsdale. The proposed changes to
Sites 1 and 2 would increase these sites to 49 acres and 9 acres
respectively. With the changes, the new FTZ plan would cover some 5,625
acres with 25 buildings (1.4 mil. sq. ft.). The two additional sites
would be used primarily for warehousing/distribution and air cargo
activity. 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 January 27, 1998. Rebuttal comments in response to
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during
the subsequent 15-day period to February 13, 1998.
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, Export Assistance Center, Federal
Building, Suite 2002, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: November 20, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 97-31283 Filed 11-26-97; 8:45 am]
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