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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 28-85] 
 
                                  50 FR 33808 
 
                                August 21, 1985 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 30, Salt Lake City, UT; Application for Subzone; Hercules
Graphite Materials Plant, Magna, UT 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Salt Lake City Corporation, grantee of Foreign-Trade 
Zone 30, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the graphite 
materials manufacturing plant of Hercules Aerospace Company in Magna, Utah,
adjacent to the Salt Lake City Cusotms port of entry. The application was 
submitted prusuant 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 August 2, 1985.  

   Hercules Aeorspace is a division of Hercules, Inc., a producer of 
natural and synthetic materials used in the electronics, aerospace, and 
packaging industries. The company has 40 domestic plants and 40 plants 
abroad with annual sales of over $2.5 billion. 
 
   The proposed subzone would be at Hercules' Bacchus Works, Plant No. 3, 
covering 18 acres in Magna, some 5 miles south of Salt Lake City. The 
facility employs 700 persons and is used to produce carbon fiber (graphite)
materials for aerospace uses, such as aircraft structural members and 
rocket motor housings. A special grade of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fiber is 
imported and processed. Some products are exported. 
 
   Zone procedures will allow Hercules to avoid duties on foreign materials 
used in its reexports. On its domestic sales, the company would be able to 
take advantage of the same duty rate available to importers of carbon 
fiber materials, which is 5.6 percent compared with 10.2 percent for PAN 
fibers. It would also be able to avoid duty payments on wastage. The 
savings would improve the firm's international competitiveness. 
 
   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; Donald W. 
Myhra, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, North Central Region, 600 
Central Ave., Great Falls, MT 59401; and Colonel Arthur E. Williams, 
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Sacramento, 650 Capitol 
Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814.  
 
   Comments concerning the proposed subzone 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 September 23, 1985.  

   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each 
of the following locations: 
 
 
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office, 
350 S. Main Street, 
Salt Lake City, UT 84101. 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: August 14, 1985. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 85-19979 Filed 8-20-85; 8:45 am] 
 
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