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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 34-84] 
                                  49 FR 29116 
                                 July 18, 1984 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Cowlitz County, WA; Application and Public 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Cowlitz Economic Development Council, a State of 
Washington non-profit corporation, requesting authority to establish a 
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in the communities of Kalama and 
Longview, Washington, within the Longview Customs port of entry on the 
Columbia River some 40 miles northwest of Portland/Vancouver. 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 10, 1984. The applicant is
authorized to make this proposal under Section 24.46 of the Revised Code of
   The proposed foreign-trade zone will cover over 260 acres at two sites in
Kalama and Longview. Site 1 involves 3 parcels totalling 222 acres within 
the Port of Kalama. An existing building at 110 W. Marine Drive is available
for initial zone warehousing activity. The other parcels are industrial 
sites on the deepwater channel. Site 2 is within the 170-acre Columbia 
Industrial Park, Longview.  

   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Cowlitz County area. A number of firms have expressed an interest in using 
the zone for warehousing, manipulation or assembly of products, such as 
logging equipment, forklift trucks, chemicals, aluminum condensors, 
electronics, furniture, apparel, footwear, fishing equipment, toys and 
food products. Specific approvals for manufacturing are not being sought 
at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case 
   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; Clyde Kellay, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific 
Region, Federal Building, Room 198, 511 NW. Broadway, Portland, OR 97209; 
and Colonel Robert L. Friedenwald, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer 
District Portland, P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208.  

   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on August 15, 1984, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the City Council 
Chambers, City Hall, 1575 Broadway, Longview, Washington.  
   Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing. 
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary 
in writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by August 9. 
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 September 16, 1984.   

   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Area Director's Office, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
800 12th St., Room 216, 
P.O. Box 996, 
Longview, WA 98632 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872, 
14th and Pennsylvania, NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230  
   Dated: July 11, 1984. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 84-18925 Filed 7-17-84; 8:45 am]