DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 9-85]
50 FR 20817
May 20, 1985
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zones -- Lummi Indian Reservation, Whatcom County,
WA; Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Lummi Indian Business Council on behalf of the Lummi
Indian Tribe requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone on the Lummi Indian Reservation in Whatcom County, Washington,
adjacent to the Bellingham Customs Port of entry. The application was
submitted by the Tribe as a municipal corporation 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 field
on May 10, 1985.
The proposed foreign-trade zone will involve two parcels totalling 123
acres at Kwina Road and Haxton Way within the Reservation, which is
located on a peninsula between Lummi and Bellingham Bays on Puget Sound.
There are two existing commercial structures on site totalling 12,000
square feet. The zone will be operated by the Tribe's Council as part of
its economic development program. The application indicates that several
companies involved in international trade have expressed interest in
locating their operations at the proposed site if it is granted zone
status. 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, 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 9:00 A.M., in the Lummi
Neighborhood Facility, Kwina Road, Lummi Indian Reservation.
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. 85-12081 Filed 5-17-85; 8:45 am]
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