DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 9-88]
53 FR 4865
February 18, 1988
Foreign-Trade Zone 5, Seattle, WA; Application for Expansion
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Port of Seattle Commission (PSC), grantee of FTZ 5,
requesting authority to expand the zone to include two additional sites in
Seattle, within the Seattle 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 9, 1988.
The Seattle zone was approved in June 1949, and currently is located at
PSC warehouse facilities (67,000 sq. ft.) within the port complex. The
requested change would add several parcels of port and state owned property,
totalling 1,396 acres at two sites. Site 1 (960 acres) is located at the
seaport and includes a variety of port facilities, one being the existing
zone site. Site 2 (436 acres) is an industrial/commercial site located at
the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The proposed sites are being requested to enable PSC to expand and
improve zone services for prospective users. No requests for manufacturing
approvals are being sought at this time. They 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: Joseph E. Lowry (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones Staff,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Daniel C. Holland,
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 2039 Federal
Office Building, 909 First Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98174; and Colonel
Phillip L. Hall, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Seattle,
P.O. Box C-3755, Seattle, Washington 98124-2255.
Comments concerning the proposed expansion are invited in writing from
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before March 31, 1988.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of
the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Officer,
3131 Elliot Avenue, Suite 290,
Seattle, Washington 98121.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 1529,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: February 12, 1988.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 88-3470 Filed 2-17-88; 8:45 am]
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