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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 14-86] 
 
                                  51 FR 16368 
 
                                  May 2, 1986 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 45, Portland, OR; Application for Subzone Floating Point
Systems Computer Plant, Beaverton 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Port of Portland, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 45, requesting
special-purpose subzone status for the computer service operation of Floating
Point Systems, Inc., (FPS) in Beaverton, Oregon, within the Portland 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 April 
15, 1986.  
 
   The FPS plant is located on an 18-acre site at 3601 S.W. Murray Blvd., 
Beaverton. The facility produces, services, upgrades and repairs special-
purpose scientific computers and array processors, employing 1400 persons.
Zone procedures would be used for the repair and servicing of FPS products,
including many which have been sold abroad and returned to the U.S. for 
servicing. Certain electronic components for the service and repair 
operations are sourced abroad.  
 
   Zone procedures would exempt FPS from duty payment on computers and 
foreign components that are reexported. The company would be able to defer
duty on foreign components used in the repair and service of computers for
the domestic market. The savings will help keep the company's U.S. service
operation internationally competitive. 
 
   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, DC 20230; Clyde Kellay, 
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 511 NW. Broadway,
Federal Bldg., 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.   

   Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited from interested 
parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at 
the address below and postmarked on or before May 30, 1986. 
 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
 
 
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, District Office, 
1220 S.W. 3rd Ave., Room 618, 
Portland, OR 97204. 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: April 28, 1986. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 86-9923 Filed 5-1-86; 8:45 am] 
 
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