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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 24-81] 
 
                                  46 FR 63097 
 
                               December 30, 1981 
 

Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; City of Industry, California; Application 
and Public Hearing 

TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to 
the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the City of Industry, 
California (the City), a municipal corporation, requesting authority 
to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in the City of 
Industry, adjacent to the Los Angeles/Long Beach Customs port of entry. 
The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the 
Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and 
the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed 
on December 22, 1981. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal 
under sections 6300-6305 of the Government Code of the State of California.

   The City of Industry is an incorporated community which has been 
developed as a light industrial and commercial center. It covers 15 
square miles some 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The zone 
project is designed to provide special Customs services for the City's 
many firms engaged in international trade related operations. Covering 
120 acres south of Valley Boulevard between Fairway Drive and Lemon 
Avenue, the zone will be the focal point of a 200-acre international 
trade complex known as the Industry Distribution and Commerce Center, 
Foreign-Trade Zone/Freeport. The project will be administered on behalf 
of the City by National Engineering Company, which will be responsible 
for developing the zone with City financing, and selecting a private 
operator/manager. 

   The application contains evidence of the need for large-scale zone 
services in the City of Industry. Prospective tenants have indicated an 
interest in using over 1.3 million square feet in the zone for 
warehousing, distribution, labeling, packing, and assembly of auto parts, 
hardware, electronic components, electrical appliances, shoes, toiletry 
products, alcoholic beverages and candy.  

   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. 
The committee consists of: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 
20230; John E. Brady, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Region 
VII, 300 South Ferry Street, Terminal Island, San Pedro, California 
90731; and Colonel Paul W. Taylor, District Engineer, U.S. Army 
Engineer District Los Angeles, P.O. Box 2711, Los Angeles, California 
90053. 

   As part of its investigation, the Examiners Committee will hold a 
public hearing on January 27, 1982, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in Room 
2032 of the U.S. Customshouse Building, 300 South Ferry Street, Terminal 
Island, California 90731. The purpose of the hearing is to help inform 
interested persons about the proposal, to provide an opportunity for 
their expression of views, and to obtain information useful to the 
examiners. 

   Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing. 
They should notify the Board's Executive Secretary of their desire to be 
heard in writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by 
January 18, 1982. Instead of an oral presentation, written statements 
may be submitted in accordance with the Board's regulations to the 
examiners committee, care of the Executive Secretary, at any time from 
the date of this notice through February 26, 1982. Evidence submitted 
during the post-hearing period is not desired unless it is clearly shown 
that the matter is new and material and that there are good reasons why 
it could not be presented at the hearing. A copy of the application and 
accompanying exhibits will be available during this time for public 
inspection at each of the following locations: 
 
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, 
11777 San Vicente Boulevard, Room 800, 
Los Angeles, California 90049 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3721, 
14th and E Streets NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230  

   Dated: December 23, 1981. 
 

John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
Executive Secretary.   

[FR Doc. 81-37123 Filed 12-29-81; 8:45 am]