[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 205 (Tuesday, October 22, 1996)]
[Pages 54766-54767]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-27053]


[Docket 75-96]

Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Memphis, Tennessee Application and 
Public Hearing

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Memphis International Trade Development Corporation 
(a Tennessee not-for-profit corporation), to establish a general-
purpose foreign-trade zone in Memphis, Tennessee, adjacent to the 
Memphis 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 October 11, 1996. The applicant is authorized to make 
the proposal under Section 7-85-103 of the Tennessee Statutes.
    The proposed zone would be the second general-purpose zone in the 
Memphis Customs port of entry area. The existing zone is FTZ 77 at 
sites in Memphis, Tennessee (Grantee: City of Memphis, Tennessee, Board 
Order 189, 47 FR 16191, 4/15/82).
    The proposed new zone would be located at the Memphis TradeCenter 
industrial park (50 acres), U.S. Highway 78 and Tuggle Road, Memphis. 
It is owned by CP TradeCenter, Ltd. and will be operated by the Foreign 
Trade Zone Operating Company of Texas. The first phase of development 
will involve constructing a 268,000 square foot multi-tenant facility.
    The application contains evidence of the need for additional zone 
services in the Memphis area. Several firms have indicated an interest 
in using zone procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as 
electronics and medical products. Specific manufacturing approvals are 
not being sought at this time. 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 

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has been designated examiner to investigate the application and report 
to the Board.
    As part of the investigation, the Commerce examiner will hold a 
public hearing on November 13, 1996, at 9:00 a.m., at the Memphis 
Chamber of Commerce, 22 North Front Street, Suite 200, Memphis, 
Tennessee 38103.
    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 December 23, 1996. Rebuttal comments in response 
to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted 
during the subsequent 15-day period (to January 6, 1997).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available during this time for public inspection at the following 
locations: U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Assistance Center, 22 
North Front Street, Suite 200, Memphis, TN 38103.
    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: October 11, 1996.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 96-27053 Filed 10-21-96; 8:45 am]