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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                             [Docket No. 68-91]

     		        Proposed Foreign -Trade
		  Zone--Yakima, Washington Application and Public Hearing

                          Friday, November 8, 1991

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Yakima Air Terminal Board, a public agency of the City of 
Yakima and the County of Yakima, requesting authority to establish a 
general- purpose foreign-trade zone in Yakima, Washington. The Yakima Air 
Terminal has been designated a "Customs user fee port facility" by the U.S. 
Customs Service. 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 28, 1991. The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under 
the Revised Code of Washgington, section 24.46.020.

The application requests zone status for the Yakima Air Terminal complex
(810 acres), located at 2300 West Washington Avenue in Yakima. The facility
is owned by the City of Yakima and the Yakima County Commission, and
operated by the Yakima Air Terminal Board, which will also operate the zone

The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Yakima area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone
procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as agricultural
products, plastics, foam products, electronic equipment and wood products.
Specific manufacturing approvals are not being sought at this time.
Requests 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 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, 909 First 
Avenue, room 2039, Seattle, Washington 98174; and Colonel Milton Hunter, 
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District, Seattle, P.O. Box 3755, 
Seattle, Washington 98124-2255.

As part of its investigation the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on December 5, 1991, at 8:30 a.m., Yakima Air Terminal, Conference
Room, 2300 West Washington Avenue, Yakima, Washington 98903.
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 November 29,
1991. 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
January 6, 1992.

A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at the following locations:
Kittitas-Yakima Economic Development, District Office, 
32 North Front Street, 
Yakima, Washington 98902.

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

Dated: November 4, 1991.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-27030 Filed 11-7-91; 8:45 am]