DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 10-85]
50 FR 20817
May 20, 1985
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zones -- Whatcom County, WA; Application and Public
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Port of Bellingham of Whatcom County, Washington,
requesting authority to establish general-purpose foreign-trade zones at
sites in the Bellingham, Blaine and Sumas Customs port of entry areas. 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 10, 1985. The applicant is
authorized to make this proposal under Sections 24.46.020 and 53.08.030 of
the Revised Code of Washington.
The proposed zone in the Bellingham port of entry area involves 300
acres within the Airport Industrial Development Area at the Bellingham
International Airport, and a nearby 60-acre parcel located to the west of
Guide Meridian Road and north of Bakerview Road within the proposed Cordata
Industrial Park. The Airport site is controlled by the Port Authority and
will be operated by Maust Corporation. The Cordata site is owned and
operated by the Trillium Corporation.
The proposed zone in the Blaine port of entry area is a 26.5-acre
industrial parcel adjacent to Blaine Municipal Airport at Boblett and
Odell Streets in Blaine. The site will be leased by Maust Corporation,
which will operate the zone.
The proposed zone in the Sumas port of entry area involves a 23-acre
site within the Sumas Green Industrial Park at 3rd and Johnson Streets in
Sumas. The facility is owned and operated by Sumas Associates.
The application indicates that there is a need for zone services in
Whatcom County, and that the Port of Bellingham wishes to sponsor a zone
program as part of the County's economic development efforts. A number of
firms have indicated an interest in using zone procedures for warehouse/
distribution and processing of products, such as fish, fishing supplies,
electronic components and equipment, windows and jewelry. No specific
manufacturing approvals are being sought at this time. Such requests would
be made to the Board on a case-by-case basis.
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;
Robert Hardy, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region,
2039 Federal Office Bldg., 909 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174; and
Colonel Roger F. Yankoupe, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District
Seattle, P.O. Box C-3755, Seattle, WA 98124.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on June 19, 1985, beginning at 2:00 P.M., in the Hearing Room of
the Port of Bellingham Administrative Offices, 625 Cornwall Street,
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 June 14.
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 July 19, 1985.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Port Director, U.S. Customs Service,
Cornwall and Magnolia Streets, Room 101,
Bellingham, WA 98225,
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529,
14th and Pennsylvania, NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230
Dated: May 13, 1985.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 85-12082 Filed 5-17-85; 8:45 am]
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