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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 16-90] 
                                  55 FR 18924 
                                  May 7, 1990 
   Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Moses Lake, Washington Application and 
Public Hearing 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) 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), by the Port of Moses Lake Public Corporation (PMLPC), a Washington 
public corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose 
foreign-trade zone in Moses Lake, Washington. PMLPC is an affiliate of the 
Port of Moses Lake (PML), a municipal corporation of the State of 
Washington. PML, which owns and operates the Grant County Airport, has 
an application pending with the U.S. Customs Service requesting designation 
of the Grant County Airport at Moses Lake, Washington, as a user fee 
airport facility under Customs regulations. The application was formally 
filed on April 24, 1990. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal 
under @ 24.46.020 of the Revised Code of the State of Washington. 
   The proposed foreign-trade zone (316 acres) would be located at the 
Columbia Basin Commerce Park within the Grant County Airport complex in 
Moses Lake, the former Larson Air Force Base. The application has 
designated Vanley Systems, Inc., to develop the zone and Commerce Park, 
which is owned by the PML.  
   The application contains evidence that the availability of zone services
is needed in the Moses Lake area to help the community utilize its airport 
for international trade related activity. Several firms have indicated an 
interest in using zone procedures for warehousing/distribution of such 
items as finished garments, chemicals, furniture, aircraft parts and 
electronic components. Specific manufacturing approvals are not being 
sought at this time. Requests would be made to the Board on a case-by 
   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., Director, Foreign-Trade Zones 
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Daniel C. 
Holland, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 909 First 
Avenue, room 2039, Seattle, Washington 98174; and Colonel Milton Hunter, 
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Seattle, P.O. Box C-3755, 
Seattle, Washington 98124-2255.  
   As part of its investigation the examiners committee will hold a public 
hearing on May 24, 1990, beginning at 10 a.m. in room 2A, Terminal Building,
Grant County Airport, Moses Lake, Washington. 
   Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing. 
Persons wishing to testify should notfiy the Board's Executive Secretary in 
writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by May 17, 1990. 
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 
June 25, 1990.  
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available 
during this time for public inspection at the following locations:  
Port of Moses Lake, 
Grant County Airport Terminal Bldg., 
Moses Lake, Washington, 98837. 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 2835, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
   Dated: April 27, 1990. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 90-10454 Filed 5-4-90; 8:45 am]