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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 13-82] 
                                  47 FR 24162 
                                  June 3, 1982 
Foreign-Trade Zone 45, Portland, Oregon; Application for Additional Subzone
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Port of Portland, an Oregon 
public corporation and grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 45 and Subzone 45A in 
Portland, requesting authority to establish an additional subzone in 
Clackamas, Oregon, within the Columbia River 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 May 14, 1982. The 
applicant is authorized to make this proposal under Section 307.850 of the 
Oregon Revised Statutes. 
   On July 31, 1980, the Port received authority from the Board to 
establish a special-purpose subzone for the Beall Pipe and Tank Corporation, 
with zone manufacturing restricted to export operations (Board Order 161, 
45 FR 52189, August 6, 1980). The facility, which covers 27 acres at 12005 
North Burgard Road, Portland, produces straight seam and spiral weld steel 
pipe over 10 inches in diameter. The plant began operating under zone 
procedures in April 1982.  
   On January 11, 1982, the Beall Pipe facility was purchased by Northwest 
Pipe and Casing Company, a steel pipe producer with a 53-acre plant at 
9200 S.E. Lawnfield Road, Clackamas, Oregon. The operations of this 
facility are almost identical to those of the company's newly purchased 
Portland plant. Both use steel coils of .125 to .156 inches in thickness in 
producing electric weld straight seam and spiral weld steel pipe over ten 
inches in diameter. The Portland facility has 6 pipe mills and a workforce 
of over 100 persons, and the Clackamas plant has 10 mills and employs 
120 persons. 
   The application requests subzone status for Northwest Pipe's Clackamas 
plant with the same restrictions that are in effect at the Portland 
subzone. Zone procedures would be used for the storage of imported steel 
coils and for production of steel pipe for export. 
   Zone procedures will exempt Northwest Pipe from paying Customs duties 
on coil used in its exports. Just as with the Portland subzone, this would 
help make the company more competitive in export markets with foreign pipe 
manufacturers who have access to low-priced steel coil. By expanding its 
markets offshore, the company expects to increase production by up to 20 
   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an Examiners Committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report thereon to the 
Board. The committee consists of Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-
Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; 
Gene D. Lawrence, Director (Inspection and Control), U.S. Customs Service, 
Region VIII, 511 NW. Broadway, Room 148, Federal Building, Portland, Oregon 
97209; and Colonel Terence J. Connell, District Engineer, U.S. Army 
Engineer District Portland, P.O. Box 2946, Portland, Oregon 97208. 
   Comments concerning the proposed zone expansion are invited in writing 
from interested persons and organizations. They should be addressed to the 
Board's Executive Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or 
before June 28, 1982. 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
Office of the Director, 
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 
1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Room 618, 
Portland, Oregon 97204 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and E Streets NW., Room 3721, 
Washington, D.C. 20230.  
   Dated: May 27, 1982. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.  
[FR Doc. 82-15060 Filed 6-2-82; 8:45 am] 
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