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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 47-97]

 
Foreign-Trade Zone 205--Ventura County, CA; (Port Hueneme Customs 
Port of Entry); Application for Expansion

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) 
Board (the Board) by the Board of Harbor Commissioners, Oxnard Harbor 
District, (also known as the Port of Hueneme), grantee of FTZ 205, 
requesting authority to expand its zone at sites in Port Hueneme and 
Oxnard, California, within the Port Hueneme Customs port of entry. The 
application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the FTZ Act, as 
amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR 
part 400). It was formally filed on June 4, 1997.
    FTZ 205 was approved on October 28, 1994 (Board Order 714, 59 F.R. 
55420, 11/7/94). The zone project currently consists of the following 
sites: Site 1 (738 acres, 2 parcels)--Port of Hueneme commercial 
terminal complex (61 acres), 333 Ponoma Street, Port Hueneme, and an 
adjacent area (677 acres) designated for commercial use within the 
1,615-acre U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Center; Site 2 (47 acres--
2 parcels within the South Oxnard Industrial Park):--a parcel (BMW 
tract--21 acres), 5650 Arcturus Avenue, Oxnard, and a parcel (Wallenius 
Lines/North America tract--26 acres), located at 5601 Edison Drive, 
Oxnard; Site 3 (22 acres)--Terminal Freezers facility, 908 E. 3rd 
Street, Oxnard; and, Site 4 (10 acres)--5851 Arcturus Avenue, Oxnard.
    The applicant is now requesting authority to expand two existing 
sites (Site 1 and Site 2) as follows: Site 1--add a contiguous parcel 
(33 acres) located at the former Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, 
Port of Hueneme commercial terminal complex, Port Hueneme; and, Site 
2--add a contiguous parcel (32 acres) located within the South Oxnard 
Industrial Park, adjacent to the Wallenius Lines' (Wallenius Holdings) 
tract, 5601 Edison Drive, Oxnard. The proposed changes would increase 
Sites 1 and 2 to 771 acres and 79 acres respectively. The area proposed 
to be included in Site 1 was recently deeded to the applicant by the 
U.S. Navy and is the only Oxnard Harbor District-owned land in the 
seaport terminal area that is not within the zone. The area proposed to 
be included in Site 2 is owned by Pacific Vehicle Processors, Inc., a 
wholly owned subsidiary of Wallenius Holdings, Inc., which is a wholly 
owned subsidiary of Wallenius Lines. No specific manufacturing requests 
are being made at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board 
on a case-by-case basis.
    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 3 copies) shall be addressed to the 
Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period 
for their receipt is August 22, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response to 
material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during 
the subsequent 15-day period (to September 8, 1997).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

Administrative Offices, Port of Hueneme/Oxnard Harbor District, 333 
Ponoma Street, Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: June 6, 1997.
Dennis Puccinelli,
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-16278 Filed 6-20-97; 8:45 am]
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