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[Federal Register: April 1, 1994]


[Order No. 687]

Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; West Coast Forest
Products, Inc. (Wood Building Products); Arlington, WA

    Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June
18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) adopts the following Order:
    Whereas, by an Act of Congress approved June 18, 1934, an Act ``To
provide for the establishment * * * of foreign-trade zones in ports of
entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce,
and for other purposes,'' as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u) (the Act), the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) is authorized to grant to
qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade
zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs ports of entry;
    Whereas, the Board's regulations (15 CFR part 400) provide for the
establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities
cannot serve the specific use involved;
    Whereas, an application from the Port of Tacoma, grantee of
Foreign-Trade Zone 86, Tacoma, Washington, requesting authority for
special-purpose subzone status at the West Coast Forest Products, Inc.,
plant, located in Arlington (Snohomish County), Washington, for the
processing/manufacturing for export of Spruce-Pine-Fir type lumber
(predominantly white spruce) which is sourced from lumber mills in the
northern sections of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan,
Canada, was filed by the Board on December 3, 1992, and notice inviting
public comment was given in the Federal Register (FTZ Docket 36-92, 57
FR 61395, 12-24-92); and,
    Whereas, the Board has found that the requirements of the Act and
Board's regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the application
is in the public interest;
    Now, therefore, the Board hereby authorizes the establishment of a
subzone (Subzone 86B) at the West Coast Forest Products plant in
Arlington, Washington, at the location described in the application,
subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including
Sec. 400.28, and subject to the following restriction and condition: 1.
All foreign-origin lumber processed or manufactured under zone
procedures at the plant shall be exported, and;
    2. Because of the special circumstances of this case, this action
will not be considered a precedent for other FTZ Board actions.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of March 1994.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration,
Chairman, Committee of Alternates, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 94-7854 Filed 3-31-94; 8:45 am]