[Federal Register: February 24, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 37)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Olympia/South Puget Sound Area, WA
(Port of Olympia Customs Port of Entry Area) Application and Public
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Port of Olympia (a Washington non-profit
corporation), requesting authority to establish a general-purpose
foreign-trade zone at sites in Thurston, Lewis, Mason and Kitsap
Counties, Washington, adjacent to the Port of Olympia 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
February 16, 1995. The applicant is authorized to make the proposal
under Title 24, Revised Code of Washington, Section 24.46.020.
The proposed zone would consist of twelve sites (3,254 acres) in a
four-county area known as ``South Puget Sound'': Site 1 (Port of
Olympia--283 acres)--located within the Port of Olympia port terminal
facility on the Budd Bay Inlet of Puget Sound, adjacent to Interstate
Highway 5, Thurston County; Site 2 (Olympia Airport--800 acres)--within
the Olympia Airport/Industrial Park complex, Thurston County; Site 3
(Marvin Road Industrial Area--389 acres)--adjacent to Interstate
Highway 5 and Washington State Highway 510, City of Lacey (Thurston
County); Site 4 (Yelm Industrial Area--109 acres)--adjacent to
Washington State Highways 507 and 510, City of Yelm (Thurston County);
Site 5 (Port of Centralia Industrial Park--165 acres)--within the Port
of Centralia, Lewis County; Site 6 (Chehalis Industrial Area--87
acres)--adjacent to Interstate Highway 5, City of Chehalis (Lewis
County); Site 7 (Port of Chehalis Industrial Park--303 acres) (includes
Braun Northwest parcel)--within the Port of Chehalis, adjacent to
Interstate Highway 5, Lewis County; Site 8 (Klein/South Prairie
Industrial Park--39 acres)--adjacent to Washington State Highway 12,
Lewis County; Site 9 (Sanderson Field--420 acres)--within the Port of
Shelton, adjacent to Highway 101, Mason County; Site 10 (John's Prairie
Industrial Park--130 acres)--within the Port of Shelton, adjacent to
Highway 101, Mason County; Site 11 (Bremerton Airport South--217
acres)--within the Port of Bremerton complex, Highway 3, Kitsap County;
and, Site 12 (Olympia View Industrial Park--312 acres)--within the Port
of Bremerton complex, Highway 3, Kitsap County.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in
the South Puget Sound region. Several firms have indicated an interest
in using zone procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as
toys, bicycles, ambulances, lumber, wood products and electronics. No
manufacturing approvals are being sought 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.
As part of the investigation, the Commerce examiner will hold a
public hearing on March 22, 1995, at 9 a.m., at the Worthington Center,
St. Martin's College, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE., Lacey, Washington.
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 during this time for public inspection at the following
Office of the Port Director, U.S. Customs Service, 915 Washington
Street NE., Olympia, Washington 98501-6931
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: February 17, 1995.
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-4633 Filed 2-23-95; 8:45 am]
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