DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone;
Klamath County, OR; Application and Public
Tuesday, March 26, 1991
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the City of Klamath Falls Dock Commission (a public corporation),
requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone at
sites in Klamath County, Oregon. The Klamath Falls International Airport has
been designated a "Customs user fee port facility" by the U.S. Customs
Service. 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 formerly filed on March 12, 1991. The
applicant is authorized to make the proposal under Oregon Revised Statutes
The proposed zone would involve 3 sites (5,000 acres) in the Klamath Falls
area. Site 1, which the applicant has designated, the Klamath Falls
International Airport Area (4,552 acres), covers the airport complex as
well as several privately-owned parcels to the northwest of the airport,
including the Kingsley Industrial Park, the Southtowne Commercial Center
and the Leonard R. Putnam Industrial Tract. Site 2 is the City-owned
College Industrial Park (120 acres) located on Northern Heights Boulevard
off U.S. Route 97 in northern Klamath Falls. Site 3 is the Williamson
Business Park (300 acres) located on U.S. Route 97 in Klamath County, some
30 miles north of Klamath Falls. It is owned by Trendwest, Inc.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Klamath Falls area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone
procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as aircraft
equipment, apparel, semiconductors and consumer electronics. Specific
manufacturing approvals are not being sought at this time. 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: Dennis Puccinelli, Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S.
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Thomas W. Hardy, District
Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 511 NW Broadway, Federal
Building, Portland, Oregon 97209; and Lt. Colonel Stanley Phernambucq,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District, San Francisco, 211 Main
Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1905.
As part of its investigation the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on April 18, 1991, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Klamath Falls City
Council Chambers, 500 Klamath Avenue, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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 11, 1990.
Instead of 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
May 20, 1991.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at the following locations:
City Manager's Office,
50 Klamath Avenue,
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 4213,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: March 19, 1991.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 91-7028 Filed 3-25-91; 8:45 am]