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                             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., 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 85-12081 Filed 5-17-85; 8:45 am]