DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 29-85]
50 FR 34524
August 26, 1985
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Coos County, OR; Within the Coos Bay Customs
Port of Entry; Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Commissioners of the Oregon International Port of Coos
Bay (Port Commission), requesting authority to establish a general-purpose
foreign-trade zone in Coos County, Oregon, within the Coos Bay 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 August
19, 1985. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under section
307.850 of the Oregon Revised Statutes.
The proposed foreign-trade zone would involve 3 sites on Coos Bay on the
Oregon coast totaling 1300 acres. Site 1 covers 284 acres on the eastern
shore of the central section of the North Spit Peninsula, Coos County, on
the North Spit Access Road. It is owned by the Port Commission and would be
used for heavy industrial operations and for deadloading barges. Site 2 is
a 520-acre parcel located on the northeast section of the North Spit
Peninsula, also on the access road. This facility is owned by Roseburg
Lumber Company which would provide general-purpose zone warehousing
services. Site 3 is a 500-acre parcel on the north shore of the Eastside
section of the City of Coos Bay, on Coos River Highway. It is owned by the
Port Authority and would be developed as an industrial park site.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Coos Bay area. Several firms have indicated an interest in warehousing and
processing of items such as oil pipeline modules, bicycle components, wood
products, fish, and wool materials. No specific manufacturing approvals
are being sought at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board
on a case-by-case basis.
The application included a proposed subzone site for proceassing fish
landed by foreign-flag vessels. While this activity is the subject of
pending federal legislation. it is not permissible under present law.
Thus, this portion of the proposed zone plan cannot be formally filed at
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; Mr. Clyde Kellay, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific
Region, 511 NW. Broadway, Federal Building, Room 198, Portland, OR 97209;
and Colonel Gary R. Lord, 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 September 19, 1985, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Community
Conference Room of the Port Building, Front and Market Streets, Coos Bay.
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 September
13. 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 October 28, 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's Office,
U.S. Customs Service,
324 N. Front St.,
Coos Bay, OR 97420
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 August 20, 1985.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 85-20295, Filed 8-23-85; 8:45 am.]
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