Applications, hearings, determinations, etc.: Cuyahoga County Port Authority; expansion,

[Federal Register: June 23, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 120)]


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Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Docket 31-98]

Foreign-Trade Zone 40, Cleveland, Ohio, Area; Application for Expansion

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 40, requesting authority to expand its zone in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, within the Cleveland Customs port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the FTZ Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filedon June 15, 1998.

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FTZ 40 was approved on September 29, 1978 (Board Order 135, 43 F.R. 46886, 10/11/78) and expanded in June 1982 (Board Order 194, 47 F.R. 27579, 6/25/82); April 1992 (Board Order 574, 57 F.R. 13694, 4/17/92); and, February 1997 (Board Order 870, 62 F.R. 7750, 2/20/97). The zone project currently consists of 5 sites in the Cleveland, Ohio, area: Site 1 (94 acres)--port of Cleveland complex on Lake Erie at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland; Site 2 (175 acres)--the IX Center (formerly the ``Cleveland Tank Plant''), in Brook Park, Ohio, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport; Site 3 (1,900 acres)-- Cleveland Hopkins International Airport complex, Cleveland; Site 4 (450 acres)--Burke Lakefront Airport, 1501 North Marginal Road, Cleveland, and Site 5 (97 acres)--within the Emerald Valley Business Park at the southeast corner of Cochran Road and Beaver Meadow Parkway, Glenwillow.

The applicant is now requesting authority to expand existing Site 5 to include the entire Emerald Valley Business Park (298 acres, includes existing areas) in Glenwillow and to include 3 new sites (160 acres) in Cuyahoga County (Proposed Sites 6-8): Proposed Site 6 (30 acres)-- Collinwood site, South Waterloo (South Marginal) Road and East 152nd Street, Cleveland; Proposed Site 7 (47 acres)--Water Tower Industrial Park, Coit Road and East 140th Street, Cleveland; and, Proposed Site 8 (83 acres)--Strongsville Industrial Park, Royalton Road (State Route 82), Strongsville. Proposed Sites 5, 6 and 8 are privately owned, while Proposed Site 7 is owned by the State of Ohio. No specific manufacturing requests are bing 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 August 24, 1998. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to September 8, 1998).

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, 600 Superior Avenue, East, #700 Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: June 16, 1998. Dennis Puccinelli, Acting Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 98-16683Filed6-22-98; 8:45 am]