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Foreign-Trade Zone 32-Miami, Florida; Application for Reorganization (Expansion of Service Area) Under Alternative Site Framework

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An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Greater Miami Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 32, requesting authority to reorganize the zone to expand its service area under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or “usage-driven” FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee's “service area” in the context of the FTZ Board's standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on December 3, 2019.

FTZ 32 was approved by the FTZ Board on September 6, 1977 (Board Order 123, 42 FR 46568, September 16, 1977) and reorganized under the ASF on December 20, 2012 (Board Order 1876, 78 FR 1197-1198, January 8, 2013). The zone currently has a service area that includes a portion of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the service area of the zone to include all of Miami-Dade County, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the expanded service area based on companies' needs for FTZ designation. The application indicates that the proposed expanded service area is in or adjacent to the Miami U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry.

In accordance with the FTZ Board's regulations, Christopher Kemp of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the FTZ Board.

Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board's Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is February 4, 2020. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to February 19, 2020.

A copy of the application will be available for public inspection in the “Reading Room” section of the FTZ Board's website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/​ftz. For further information, contact Christopher Kemp at Christopher.Kemp@trade.gov or (202) 482-0862.

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Dated: December 3, 2019.

Elizabeth Whiteman,

Acting Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2019-26347 Filed 12-5-19; 8:45 am]

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