DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
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.
Acting Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-16278 Filed 6-20-97; 8:45 am]
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