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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
[Docket 14-97]


Foreign-Trade Zone No. 143--Sacramento, CA Area, Application for 
Subzone Status, Hewlett-Packard Company (Computers and Related 
Electronic Products), Sacramento, CA Area

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Sacramento-Yolo Port District, grantee of FTZ 143, 
requesting special-purpose subzone status for the manufacturing and 
distribution facilities (computers, printers, measurement devices, 
medical products and related products) of the Hewlett-Packard Company 
(Hewlett-Packard), located in the Sacramento, California area. The 
application was submitted pursuant to 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 March 10, 1997.
    The Hewlett-Packard facilities are located at three sites totaling 
569.2 acres (5.9 mil. sq. ft. at completion) in the Sacramento, 
California area:

Site 1 (500.2 acres, 1,233,800 sq. ft. plus 2,900,000 sq. ft. 
proposed)--main manufacturing plant, 8000 Foothills Boulevard, 
Roseville, California;
Site 2 (26.7 acres, 515,600 sq. ft.)--warehouse/processing facility, 
2975-3055-3071 Venture Drive, Lincoln, California;
Site 3 (42.3 acres, 800,000 sq. ft. plus 400,000 sq. ft. proposed)--
warehouse/processing facility, 2222 East Beamer Street/ 221 Hanson Way, 
Woodland, California.

    The facilities (4,000 employees) are used for storage, manufacture, 
and distribution for import and export of computers and related 
devices, printers, electronic test and measurement devices, electronic 
medical products, and related electronic products and components. A 
number of components are purchased from abroad (an estimated 40% of 
value on manufactured products), including: printed circuit boards, 
silicon wafers, rectifiers, integrated circuits, memory modules, CD-ROM 
drives, disk drives, scanners, hard drives, keyboards, monitors/
displays (CRT and LCD type), LEDs, speakers, microphones, belts, 
valves, bearings, plastic materials, industrial chemicals, sensors, 
filters, resistors, transducers, fuses, plugs, relays, ink cartridges, 
toner cartridges, switches, fasteners, cards, transformers, DC/electric 
motors, magnets, modems, batteries, cabinets, power supplies, cables, 
copper wire, power cords, optical fiber, casters, cases, labels, and 
packaging materials (1997 duty range: free--14.2%).
    Zone procedures would exempt Hewlett-Packard from Customs duty 
payments on foreign components used in export production. On its 
domestic sales, Hewlett-Packard would be able to choose the lower duty 
rate that applies to the finished products (free--13.2%) for the 
foreign components noted above. The application indicates that the 
savings from zone procedures would help improve the plant's 
international competitiveness.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, 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 three copies) shall be addressed to 
the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing 
period for their receipt is May 19, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response 
to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted 
during the subsequent 15-day period to June 2, 1997.
    A copy of the application and the accompanying exhibits will be 
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Room 3716, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230
Office of the Port Director, Sacramento-Yolo Port District, 1251 Beacon 
Blvd., Suite 200, West Sacramento, CA 95691

    Dated: March 10, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-6682 Filed 3-17-97; 8:45 am]
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