DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 34-84]
49 FR 29116
July 18, 1984
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Cowlitz County, WA; Application and Public
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Cowlitz Economic Development Council, a State of
Washington non-profit corporation, requesting authority to establish a
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in the communities of Kalama and
Longview, Washington, within the Longview Customs port of entry on the
Columbia River some 40 miles northwest of Portland/Vancouver. 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 July 10, 1984. The applicant is
authorized to make this proposal under Section 24.46 of the Revised Code of
The proposed foreign-trade zone will cover over 260 acres at two sites in
Kalama and Longview. Site 1 involves 3 parcels totalling 222 acres within
the Port of Kalama. An existing building at 110 W. Marine Drive is available
for initial zone warehousing activity. The other parcels are industrial
sites on the deepwater channel. Site 2 is within the 170-acre Columbia
Industrial Park, Longview.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Cowlitz County area. A number of firms have expressed an interest in using
the zone for warehousing, manipulation or assembly of products, such as
logging equipment, forklift trucks, chemicals, aluminum condensors,
electronics, furniture, apparel, footwear, fishing equipment, toys and
food products. Specific approvals for manufacturing are not being sought
at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case
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; Clyde Kellay, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific
Region, Federal Building, Room 198, 511 NW. Broadway, Portland, OR 97209;
and Colonel Robert L. Friedenwald, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer
District Portland, P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on August 15, 1984, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the City Council
Chambers, City Hall, 1575 Broadway, Longview, Washington.
Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing.
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary
in writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by August 9.
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 September 16, 1984.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Area Director's Office,
U.S. Customs Service,
800 12th St., Room 216,
P.O. Box 996,
Longview, WA 98632
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872,
14th and Pennsylvania, NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230
Dated: July 11, 1984.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 84-18925 Filed 7-17-84; 8:45 am]
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