DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 21-82]
47 FR 41408
September 20, 1982
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zones Everett and Tacoma, Washington; Application and
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Puget Sound Foreign-Trade Zones
Association, a non-profit Washington corporation affiliated with the
Economic Growth Council of Puget Sound, requesting authority to establish
general-purpose foreign-trade zones in Everett and Tacoma, within the Puget
Sound Consolidated 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 September 8, 1982. The applicant is authorized to
make this proposal under @ 24.46.020 of the Revised Code of Washington.
The proposed zone in Everett will be at the Port of Everett's North
Terminal, East Norton Avenue and 21st Street in Everett. A 36,000 square
foot warehouse will be available for initial zone activities on the
80-acres being requested as the zone area. The Port of Everett will be the
The zone in Tacoma would cover 16 acres within the 2700-acre Port of
Tacoma at 2810 Marshall Avenue. A 151,000 square foot structure is being
planned to accommodate a variety of zone activities including warehousing,
exhibition, assembly and light processing. The operator of the zone
facility will be the Port of Tacoma.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Everett and Tacoma port of entry areas. Prospective users have indicated
an interest in using the zone for warehousing and processing of machinery
and components, fabricated metal products, wood and paper products,
instruments, apparel, polyvinyl sheeting, and food products. Specific
approvals for manufacturing are not being sought at this time.
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: John J. Da Ponte, Jr. (Chairman), Director,
Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
20230; Robert W. Hardy, District Director Designate, U.S. Customs Service,
Region VIII, 2039 Federal Office Building, 909 First Avenue, Seattle,
Washington 98174; and Colonel Norman C. Hintz, District Engineer, U.S.
Army Engineer District, Seattle, P.O. Box C-3755, Seattle, Washington 98124.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a
public hearing on October 8, 1982, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the 6th
Floor Conference Room of the Lake Union Building, 1700 Westlake Avenue
North, Seattle. The purpose of the hearing is to help inform interested
persons about the proposal, to provide an opportunity for their expression
of views, and to obtain information useful to the examiners.
Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing.
They should notify the Board's Executive Secretary of their desire to be
heard in writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by
October 4, 1982. Instead of an oral presentation, written statements may
be submitted in accordance with the Board's regulations to the examiners
committee, care of the Executive Secretary, at any time from the date of
this notice through November 8, 1982. Evidence submitted during the
post-hearing period is not desired unless it is clearly shown that the
matter is new and material and that there are good reasons why it could
not be presented at the hearing. A copy of the application and accompanying
exhibits will be available during this time for public inspection at each
of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce District Office,
Room 706, Lake Union Building,
1700 Westlake Avenue North,
Seattle, Washington 98109
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3721,
14th and Pennsylvania, NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230
September 15, 1982.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 82-25787 Filed 9-17-82; 8:45 am]
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