DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 22-83]
48 FR 32617
July 18, 1983
Foreign-Trade Zone 18 -- San Jose, California; Application for
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the City of San Jose, California, grantee of Foreign-Trade
Zone 18, requesting authority to reorganize its general-purpose
foreign-trade zone in San Joes, within the San Francisco-Oakland 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 8, 1983. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under
Sections 6300-6304, Chapter 4 of the California Government Code.
On November 27, 1974, the Board authorized the City of San Jose to
establish a foreign-trade zone (Board Order 103, 39 FR 42031, 12/4/74).
The project currently involves 30 acres within the International Business
Park, San Jose. Temporary modifications were approved on October 18, 1982
(A-8-82) and March 3, 1983 (A-3-83).
The City now requests authority to permanently reorganize the zone
project to relocate the general-purpose zone facility and establish two
zone annexes. Public zone operations would be transferred from the
International Business park site to a facility covering 5 acres at 535
Brennan Avenue, within the Rincon de los Esteros Industrial Redevelopment
Project, San Jose. A 50,000 square foot warehouse is available for
storage, inspection and repackaging operations. C.C.B.S. Warehousing
Services, Inc., operator of the facility, has been designated by the City
as the new operator of the zone project.
Annex 1A will be for the precious metals recovery operations of Metal
Processing Industries, Inc., covering 18,000 square feet in Building A,
1919 Lundy Avenue, San Jose, which has been in use as a temporary site. The
company crushes defective computer circuits and recoverd the precious
metal for a variety of clients. Annex 1B involves the operations of Olympus
Corporation, covering 35,000 square feet at 2185 Fortune Drive, San Jose,
which is located on an inactive portion of the original approved zone
area. The company will use this facility to inspect and adjust imported
medical endoscopes, and to eventually assemble some of the units. While
the applicant refers to these sites as annexes, as private manufacturing
operations, they will be evaluated under the criteria for subzones.
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: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; Paul Andrews,
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 555 Battery St.,
P.O.B. 2450, San Francisco, CA 94111; and Lt. Colonel Edward M. Lee, Jr.,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District San Francisco, 211 Main
St., San Francisco, CA 94105.
Comments concerning the proposed zone reorganization 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 August 12, 1983.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
Office of Economic Development
San Jose City Hall, Room 408
501 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Office of the Executive Secretary
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872
14th and Pennsylvania, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20230.
Dated: July 12, 1983.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
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