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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 3-86] 
 
                                   51 FR 3638 
 
                                January 29, 1986 
 
 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Brevard County, FL; Application and Public 
Hearing  
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Canaveral Port Authority, a Florida public corporation, 
requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in 
Brevard County, Florida, within the Canaveral 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 January 21, 1986. The applicant
is authorized to make this proposal under Chapter 28922, Laws of Florida, 
Special Acts of 1953.  
 
   The proposed foreign-trade zone will cover 50 acres in the southwest 
portion of the 800-acre Canaveral Port Authority complex on George King 
Blvd., in Brevard County. The Port Authority will select a private operator
for the zone.  
 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Cape Canaveral area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone
procedures for warehousing/distribution of products such as computer, 
telecommunication, and other electronic equipment. No approvals for 
manufacturing are being sought at this time. Such requests would be made 
to the Board on a case-by-case basis.  

   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The 
committee consists of: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director, Foreign-
Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Howard
Cooperman, Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, 
Southeast Region, 99 S.E. 5th ST., Miami, FL 33131; and Colonel Charles T. 
Meyers, III, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Jacksonville, 
P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, Fl 32232. 
 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on February 25, 1986, beginning at 1:00 p.m., in Commissioners 
Hearing Room of the Canaveral Port Authority Administrative Building, 200 
George King Blvd., Cape Canaveral, Florida. 
 
   Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing. 
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary 
in writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by February 17. 
Instead of an oral presentation, written statements may be submitted in 
accordance with the Board's regulations to the examiners committee, care 
of the Executive Secretary, at any time from the date of this notice through
March 31, 1986.  
 
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:

Port Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
120 George King Blvd., 
Port Canaveral, FL 32970. 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: January 24, 1986. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 86-1928 Filed 1-28-86; 8:45 am] 
 
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