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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 5-85] 
 
                                  50 FR 14000 
 
                                 April 9, 1985 
 
 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Santa Ana, CA; Application and Public Hearing  
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of Santa Ana, California, requesting authority to 
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Santa Ana, Orange County,
adjacent to the Los Angeles-Long Beach 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 March 27, 1985. The applicant 
is authorized to make this proposal under Sections 6300-6305 of the 
Government Code of California.  
 
   The proposed foreign-trade zone would cover 43 acres within the City's 
500-acre Inter City Commuter Station Redevelopment Project Area on Santa 
Ana Boulevard west of the Santa Ana Freeway, some 33 miles southeast of 
Los Angeles. The Santa Ana Community Redevelopment Agency plans to acquire 
the property pursuant to its authority under California law to acquire 
sites for development. The City's Economic Development Corporation, a 
non-profit organization with low-interest financing authority, would be 
the zone operator.  
 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone procedures for
the warehousing/distribution of products such as electronic components, 
computers and accessories, optical items, diving and safety equipment. No 
approvals for manufacturing are being sought at this time. Such requests 
would be made to the Board on a case-by-case basis. 
 
   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; Alice Rigdon, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific 
Region, 300 S. Ferry St., Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA 90731; and Colonel
Dennis F. Butler, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Los 
Angeles, P.O. Box 2711, Los Angeles, CA 90053. 
 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a 
public hearing on May 7, 1985, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the City 
Council Chambers, City Hall, 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana. 
 
   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 April 30. 
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 June 6, 1985.  

   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 Branch Office, 
116A W. 4th Street, 
Santa Ana, CA 92701 
 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania NW., 
Washington, D.C. 20230.  
 
   Dated: April 4, 1985. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 85-8504 Filed 4-8-85; 8:45 am] 
 
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