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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 4-86] 
                                   51 FR 5571 
                               February 14, 1986 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone Washington Dulles International Airport, 
Virginia; Application and Public Hearing 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Washington Dulles Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., a Virginia 
non-profit corporation affiliated with Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, 
requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone at 
the Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia, within the Washington,
DC 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
February 5, 1986. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal under 
section 62.1-162 of the Code of Virginia. 
   The proposed foreign-trade zone would cover 250 acres within the 
Washington Dulles International Airport Complex, Fairfax and Loudoun 
Counties, Virginia. The site, located west of the North Service Road, 
contains several buildings for aircargo activity. United Air Warehousing 
Associates would be the zone operator.  
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
area. A number of firms have indicated an interest in using zone procedures
for handling products such as electronic and communication equipment, 
medical devices, sports equipment, specialty educational supplies and 
photographic equipment. No specific manufacturing approvals are being sought
at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case 
   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, DC 20230; Howard
Cooperman, Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, 
Southeast Region, 99 SE. 5th St., Miami, FL 33131; and Colonel Martin W. 
Walsh, Jr., District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Baltimore, P.O. 
Box 1715, Baltimore, MD 21203. 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on March 11, 1986, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in Salon B of the Dulles
Marriott Hotel, West Service Road, Washington Dulles International Airport.
   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 March 4. 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 April
10, 1986.   

   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at the following location: Office of 
the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Room 1529, 14th and Pennsylvania NW., Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: February 10, 1986. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 86-3291 Filed 2-13-86; 8:45 am]