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[Federal Register: September 8, 1994]


Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 28-94]

Foreign-Trade Zone 9--Honolulu, HI; Application for Expansion

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Department of Business, Economic Development &
Tourism of the State of Hawaii, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 9,
requesting authority to expand the zone to include additional sites on
the island of Oahu, within the Honolulu 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 August 24, 1994.
    On February 15, 1965, the Board authorized the State of Hawaii to
establish a foreign-trade zone in the City and County of Honolulu, on
the island of Oahu, (Board Order 65, 30 FR 2377, 2/20/65). The zone
project has been expanded five times (Board Orders 188, 359, 399, 580
and 581), and it currently consists of five sites on three of the
State's islands. Site 1 (17 acres) at Pier 2 in Honolulu Harbor; Site 2
(1,050 acres) at the James Campbell Industrial Park, Ewa (Oahu); Site 3
(109 acres) at the Mililani Technology Park, Mililani (Oahu); Site 4
(60 acres) at the Maui Research and Technology Park, Kihei (Maui); and,
Site 5 (31 acres) at the Hilo Industrial Park, Hilo (island of Hawaii).
    The State is now requesting authority to further expand the general
purpose zone to include three non-contiguous sites (44 acres--proposed
Sites 6-8) on the island of Oahu. Proposed Site 6 (27 acres) would
involve the aviation fueling facilities at Honolulu International
Airport, including the tanker terminal at Pier 51 (Sand Island), the
bulk storage area for fuel storage tank facilities at Sand Island
Access Road and Mokauea Street, the airport fuel storage facility at
3181 & 3201 Aolele Street, airport fueling stations and pipelines
connecting the facilities. The land is owned by the State of Hawaii but
under long-term lease to the Hawaii Fueling Facilities Corporation
(HFFC). (A portion of the Aolele Street fuel storage facility (42,000
sq. ft.) is currently part of Subzone 9A, but this proposal would make
it part of the general-purpose zone.) Proposed Site 7 (7 acres) is at
Unicold Corporation's public cold-storage distribution facilities in
the Airport Industrial complex at 3140 Ualena Street, Honolulu. It is
owned by Loyalty Development Co. but under long-term lease to Unicold
Corp. Proposed Site 8 (10 acres) would include the Hawaii Convention
Center located at Kalakaua Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu.
The site is owned by the State of Hawaii.
    No manufacturing approvals are being sought for either site at this
time. Such approvals would be requested from the Board on a case-by-
case basis.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations (as revised, 56 FR
50790-50808, 10-8-91), a member of the FTZ Staff has been designated
examiner to investigate the application and report to the Board.
    Public comment on the application is invited from interested
parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the
Board's Executive Secretary at the Address below. The closing period
for their receipt is [60 days from date of publication]. Rebuttal
comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period
may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to [75 days from
date of publication]).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard,
Room 4106, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: September 1, 1994.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 94-22175 Filed 9-7-94; 8:45 am]