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Foreign-Trade Zone 70-Detroit, Michigan Area; Application for Expansion

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An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board), by the Greater Detroit Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 70, requesting authority to expand its zone to include an additional site in the Detroit, Michigan area, within the Detroit 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, 2000.

FTZ 70 was approved on July 21, 1981 (Board Order 176, 46 FR 38941, 7/30/81) and expanded on April 15, 1985 (Board Order 299, 50 FR 16119, 4/24/85); November 27, 1989 (Board Order 453, 54 FR 50258, 12/5/89); April 20, 1990 (Board Order 471, 55 FR 17775, 4/27/90); February 20, 1996 (Board Order 802, 61 FR 7237, 2/27/96); and, August 26, 1996 (Board Order 843, 61 FR 46763, 9/5/96). The general-purpose zone project currently consists of 15 sites (some 300 acres) for warehousing/storage operations in the Detroit, Michigan area.

The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the general-purpose zone to include an additional site Proposed Site 16 (31 acres)—Buske Lines logistics complex, 17300 Allen Road, Brownstown Township (Wayne County). The site will be used for warehousing/distribution activities for companies such as General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Anheuser-Busch, DaimlerChrysler, Seagrams and BASF Corporation. The site is owned by TMT Properties, which is the parent company of Buske Lines, Inc. 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 2, 2000. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to October 16, 2000).

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, 211 W. Fort Street, Suite 2220, Detroit, MI 48226.

Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 4008, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.

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Dated: July 25, 2000.

Dennis Puccinelli,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-19552 Filed 8-1-00; 8:45 am]

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