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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 17-81] 
 
                                  46 FR 52157 
 
                                October 26, 1981 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9, Honolulu; Application for Relocation  


TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the 
Foreign-Trade Zone Board (the Board) by the Hawaii Department of Planning 
and Economic Development, on behalf of the State of Hawaii, grantee of 
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9, requesting authority to relocate its 
general-purpose zone in Honolulu, Hawaii, within the Honolulu Customs 
port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions 
of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), 
and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed 
on October 19, 1981. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal 
under Act 7 of the Session Laws of Hawaii, 1963.  
 
   On February 15, 1965, the State received authority from the Board to 
establish a foreign-trade zone project in Honolulu as part of its 
economic development efforts (Board Order 65, 30 FR 2377). The initial 
general-purpose zone was established in 1966 at Pier 39 in Honolulu 
Harbor, but this has been considered a temporary site from the outset. 
During fiscal year 1980, the zone employed 263 persons and served 211 
firms which received $19 million of merchandise. Associated with the zone 
are two manufacturing subzones which add to the zone project's economic 
impact. 

   The applicant proposes to relocate the general/purpose zone from 
Pier 39 to Pier 2/Fort Armstrong, also within the Honolulu Harbor area, 
at the intersection of Ala Moana Boulevard and Keawe Street, Honolulu. In 
accordance with an overall harbor redevelopment plan, the State has 
assigned the zone project 5 parcels covering roughly 20 acres in the Pier 
Two area as a permanent location. The move will situate the zone facility 
next to the harbor's main foreign cargo discharge area and provide 
additional space for growth. The new site has 300,000 square feet of 
warehousing and processing space compared with 190,000 at Pier 39.  

   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an Examiners Committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. 
The committee consists of Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Import 
Administration Specialist, Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; George Roberts, District Director, U.S. 
Customs Service, Region VIII, P.O. Box 1641, Honolulu, Hawaii 96806; and 
Colonel Alfred J. Thiede, Division Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer Division 
Pacific Ocean, Building 230, Ft. Shafter, Hawaii 96858. 

   Comments concerning the proposed zone relocation are invited in 
writing from interested persons and organizations. They should be 
addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below and 
postmarked on or before November 30, 1981. 

   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each 
of the following locations: 

U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 
4106 Federal Building, 
P.O. Box 50026, 
300 Ala Moana Boulevard, 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96850. 

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th and E Streets, N.W., Room 2006, 
Washington, D.C. 20230.  

   Dated: October 21, 1981. 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board. 

[FR Doc. 81-30840 Filed 10-23-81; 8:45 am]