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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Boards 
 
                               [Docket No. 44-87] 
 
                                  52 FR 48555 
 
                               December 23, 1987 
 
 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone, Anchorage, AK; Application and Public Hearing  
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, requesting authority
to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Anchorage, within the
Anchorage 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 December 15, 1987. The City is authorized to make the 
proposal under section 45.77.010 of the Alaska Statutes. 
 
   The proposal requests general-purpose zone status for eight parcels, 
totalling 994 acres, at two sites. 
 
   Site 1 (Port of Anchorage -- 3 parcels) would be located at the marine 
facilities of the Port of Anchorage and will consist of (a) 8.5 acres on 
Lot 12-B within the Port Industrial Park, (b) 30,000 square feet within the
Port of Anchorage Transit Shed, and (c) 6,000 square feet within the Port 
of Anchorage Administration building. 
 
   Site 2 (Achorage International Airport -- 5 parcels) would consist of 
(a) 320 acres at the North Air Park Area, west of Postmark Drive and east 
of the North-South runway, (b) 135 acres at the North Apron Area, south of
International Airport Road and north of the East-West runways, (c) 295 acres
at the West Air Park area, west of the North-South runway and north of the 
East-West runways, (d) 120 acres at the South Air Park, south of the 
East-West runway and north of Raspberry Road, and (e) 115 acres south of 
Raspberry Road.  
 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Anchorage area. Thus far, several firms have indicated an interest in using
zone procedures for warehousing/distribution activity involving computer 
components, recreational boats, and automobiles. Manufacturing approvals 
would be requested from the Board on a case-by-case basis as proposed 
activities arise.   

   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; Duane
Oveson, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 620 East 
10th Avenue, Suite 101, Anchorage, Alaska 99501; and, Colonel Wilbur T. 
Gregory, Jr., District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Alaska, P.O. 
Box 898, Anchorage, Alaska 99506-0898. The examiners are being assisted by
Richard Lenahan, District Director, U.S. Department of Commerce, 701 C St.,
Anchorage, Alaska 99513.  
 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on February 3, 1988 beginning at 10 a.m. (AST), in the Anchorage 
Municipal Assembly Chambers, Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St., Anchorage,
Alaska. 
 
   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 January 22, 
1988. 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 March 7, 1988.  
 
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
 
 
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
701 C Street, 
Anchorage, Alaska 99513 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230  
 
   Dated: December 18, 1987. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 87-29393 Filed 12-22-87; 8:45 am] 
 
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