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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                             [Docket No. 67-91]

        			Foreign-Trade Zone
               129--Bellingham, WA; Application for Expansion

                        Wednesday, November 6, 1991

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Port of Bellingham of Whatcom County, grantee of FTZ 129, 
requesting authority to expand its zone in the Whatcom County, Washington, 
area. 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 October 25, 1991.

FTZ 129, approved September 4, 1986 (Board Order 335, 51 FR 32238,
9/10/86), consists of three general-purpose zone sites in Whatcom County,
Washington: Site 1 (140 acres) within the Airport Industrial Development
Area at the Bellingham International Airport, including the Noranda
Industrial Area, and the Port-owned Airport Industrial Park; Site 2 (60
acres) within the Cordata Industrial Park at Guide Meridian and Bakerview
Roads; and, Site 3 (30 acres) a temporary site within the 270-acre Cherry
Point Industrial Park located at Gulf Park Road, Whatcom County, some 11
miles northwest of Bellingham, approved as a boundary modification for a
period ending May 1, 1993 (A-6-91).

The grantee is now requesting authority to expand the zone to include the
entire 270-acre Cherry Point Industrial Park. The facility is a new
development with frontage on Puget Sound at the Straits of Georgia, and
there are plans to develop deepwater terminal facilities. It is owned by
Cherry Point Industrial Park Ltd. and will be operated by Cherry Point
Foreign-Trade Zone Operators, Inc. The proposal also includes a request to 
restore zone status to a 160-acre parcel within the Airport Development 
area (Site 1) which was deleted in the boundary modification for the Cherry 
Point Site. No manufacturing requests are being made at this time. Such 
approvals would be requested from 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: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign
-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; 
Daniel C. Holland, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 
1000 Second Avenue, suite 2200, Seattle, Washington 98104-1049, and, 
Colonel Milton Hunter, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District 
Seattle, P.O. Box 3755, Seattle, WA 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 December 23, 1991.

A copy of the application is available for inspection at each of the
following locations:
U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 
Cornwall & Magnolia Streets, room 101, 
Bellingham, Washington 98225.

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: October 29, 1991.

Dennis Puccinelli,

Acting Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-26783 Filed 11-5-91; 8:45 am]