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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
 
                               [Docket No. 22-87] 
 
                                  52 FR 41314 
 
                                October 27, 1987 
 
 
Foreign-Trade Zone 56 -- Oakland, CA; Application for Subzone Mazda Auto 
Processing Facility, Benicia, CA 
 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the City of Oakland, California, grantee of FTZ 56, requesting 
special-purpose subzone status for the automobile processing facility of 
Mazda Motors of America, Inc., in Benicia, California, adjacent to the San
Francisco/Oakland 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 through 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400).
It was formally filed on October 16, 1987. 
 
   The Mazda facility is located (on a 45-acre site) at 2850 Harbor Way in
the Benicia Industrial Park, Benicia, California. The facility, which 
employs 60 persons, is used to process, modify, and distribute imported 
Mazda vehicles. the modifications, performed under contract by Benicia 
Industries, Inc., involve installing domestic components such as air 
conditioners, bumpers, mirrors bed liners, rear windows, and mats.
 
   Zone procedures will allow Mazda to defer duty payments on the vehilces 
while they are being processed. The application indicates that the savings 
will help improve the company's international competitiveness and encourage
it to use domestic components. 
 
   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), Foreign-Trade Zones 
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Paul R. Andrews, 
District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, P.O. Box 2450, San
Francisco, California 94126; and Colonel Salen H. Yanagihara, District 
Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District San Francisco, 211 Main Street, San
Francisco, California 94105. 
 
   Comments concerning the proposed subzone are invited in writing from 
interested parties. They should be addressed to the Board's Executive 
Secetary at the address below and postmarked on or before December 8, 1987.
 
   A copy of the application is available for publc inspection at each of 
the following locations: 
 
 
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
Federal Building, 
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 
San Francisco, California 94102. 

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zone Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.  
 
   Dated: October 20, 1987. 
 
 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
 
   Executive Secretary.  
[FR Doc. 87-24820 Filed 10-26-87; 8:45 am] 
 
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