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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 27-86] 
 
                                  51 FR 28610 
 
                                 August 8, 1986 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 50; -- Long Beach, CA; Application for Subzone Todd 
Pacific Shipyards, Los Angeles 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Long Beach,
grantee of FTZ 50, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the 
shipyard of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation (Todd) in Los Angeles, 
California, within 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 July 20. 
 
   The shipyard covers 109 acres at the head of the San Pedro Channel in 
the Port of Los Angeles, Pacific Avenue and Front Streets, Los Angeles. 
The facility is used for the construction and repair of commercial and 
military vessels, employing 1700 persons. A significant proportion of 
future contracts are expected to be with foreign countries. Foreign 
components to be used include steel construction materials for hull and 
superstructure, piping, tubing, fittings, cable, anchors, valves, engines,
pumps, gears, motors, winches, and navigation and communication equipment.
 
   Zone procedures will help Todd reduce costs on its current orders and
compete internationally for new contracts. Most of the imported components
are subject to significant duties while the finished products, as 
oceangoing vessels, are duty-free.  

   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, DC 20230; John 
H. Heinrich, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 300 
South 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. 
 
   Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive 
Secretary at the address below and postmarked on or before September 18, 
1986.  
 
   A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each
of the following locations: 
 
 
U.S. Dept. of Commerce District Office, 
11777 San Vincente Blvd., Rm. 800, 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th & Pennsylvania NW., 
Washington, DC 20230  
 
   Dated: August 4, 1986. 
 
 
Dennis Puccinelli, 
 
   Acting Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 86-17908 Filed 8-7-86; 8:45 am] 
 
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