[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 150 (Friday, August 2, 1996)]
[Page 40396]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-19723]



Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 61-96]

Foreign-Trade Zone 17--Kansas City, Kansas Area Application for 

    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 17, requesting authority to expand its 
zone in the Kansas City, Kansas area, adjacent to the Kansas City, 
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 July 24, 1996.
    FTZ 17 was approved on December 20, 1973 (Board Order 97, 39 FR 26, 
1/2/74) and expanded on January 31, 1989 (Board Order 428, 54 FR 5992, 
2/7/89) and January 15, 1993 (Board Order 631, 58 FR 6112, 1/26/93). 
The zone project currently consists of five sites in the Kansas City 
area: Site 1 (405,000 sq. ft.)--6500 Inland Drive, Kansas City; Site 2 
(220,000 sq. ft.)--5203 Speaker Road, Kansas City; Site 3 (5 acres, 
26,000 sq. ft.)--30 Funston Road, Kansas City; Site 4 (50,000 sq. 
ft.)--830 Kindleberger Road, Kansas City; and, Site 5 (23 acres)--1800 
South Second Street, Leavenworth.
    The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the general-
purpose zone to include two sites in Topeka, Kansas (proposed Sites 6 
and 7): Proposed Site 6 (2,400 acres)--Forbes Field Airport/Topeka Air 
Industrial Park, 6700 South Topeka Blvd., Topeka; and, Proposed Site 7 
(972 acres)--Philip Billard Airport/Industrial Park Complex, 3600 
Sardue, Topeka. Both sites are owned and managed by the Metropolitan 
Topeka Airport Authority and include air cargo facilities and jet fuel 
storage/distribution facilities. 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 October 1, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response to 
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during 
the subsequent 15-day period (to October 16, 1996).
    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, 601 East 12th 
Street, Rm. 635, Kansas City, MO 64106.
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: July 25, 1996.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 96-19723 Filed 8-1-96; 8:45 am]