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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 5-87] 
                                  52 FR 20634 
                                  June 2, 1987 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; San Diego, CA; Application and Public Hearing  
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the City of San Diego, California, requesting authority to 
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in San Diego, within the San 
Diego 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 May 12, 1987. The City is authorized to make the proposal under 
Chapter 4, Section 6302, of the California Government Code. 
   The proposal will involve 4 sites totalling 1,104 acres within the City's
Otay Mesa Planning Area, adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border. Site 1 will 
consist of 900 acres of city property at Brown Field, Otay Mesa and Heritage
Roads. Site 2 covers 73.5 acres at Airway Road and State Route 125, and is 
owned by San Diego Business Park Associates, Ltd. Site 3 comprises 60 acres
at the Gateway Park, off Harvest Road and Custom House Plaza Road. It is 
owned as a joint venture project by Trammel Crow Co. and Westkin Properties.
Site 4 consists of 70.6 acres at the Britannia Commerce Center, Siempre 
Viva Road and Britannia Boulevard. It is owned by Hall Properties. 
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
San Diego area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone 
procedures for warehousing/distribution of electronic products, chemicals, 
furniture and toys. Specific manufacturing approvals are not being sought 
at this time. Requests will 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: Dennis Puccinelli, Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Alan J. Rappoport, District 
Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 880 Front Street, Room 
5-S-9, San Diego, CA 92188; and Colonel Dennis F. Butler, District Engineer,
U.S. Army Engineer District Los Angeles, P.O. Box 2711, Los Angeles, CA 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on July 1, 1987, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the City of San Diego 
Community Concourse (Glass Room), 202 C Street., San Diego, CA.  
   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 June 23. 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 
August 17, 1987.   

   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, 
6363 Greenwich Drive, 
San Diego, CA 92122 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230  
   Dated: May 27, 1987. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 87-12492 Filed 6-1-87; 8:45 am]