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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                         [Dockets 73-91 and 74-91]

 			Foreign-Trade Zone 9--Honolulu,
              HI; Applications for Expansion to Include Sites
            at Kihei (Maui County) and Hilo (Hawaii County), HI

                         Tuesday, November 19, 1991

Applications have been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the State of Hawaii's Department of Business, Economic Development
& Tourism, on behalf of the State of Hawaii, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 
9, requesting authority to expand the zone to include a site in Kihei (Maui 
County), Hawaii, adjacent to the Kahului Customs port of entry (Doc. 73-91),
and a site in Hilo (Hawaii County), Hawaii, within the Hilo Customs port of 
entry (Doc. 74-91). The applications were 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). They were formally 
filed on November 5, 1991.

On February 15, 1965, the Board authorized the State of Hawaii to establish
a foreign-trade zone in Honolulu (Board Order 65, 30 FR 2377, 2/20/65). The 
zone project was relocated in 1982 (Board Order 188, 47 FR 18014, 4/27/82), 
and expanded in 1987 and 1988 (Board Order 359, 52 FR 33458, 9/3/87, and 
Board Order 399, 53 FR 47842, 11-28-88). The general-purpose zone currently 
consists of three sites within the City and County limits of Honolulu: Site 
1 (17 acres) at Pier 2 in Honolulu Harbor; Site 2 (1,050 acres) at the James
Campbell Industrial park, Ewa; and Site 3 (109 acres) at the Mililani 
Technology Park, Mililani.

The applicant is now requesting two additional sites, one on the Island of
Maui and one on the Island of Hawaii. The application for the Maui site
(Doc. 73-91) requests zone status for a 60-acre parcel within the Maui
Research and Technology Park (330 acres), located in Kihei on Piilani
Highway, at the intersection of Lipoa Street. The park is being developed
for business/research and high technology business activity. The park is
owned by the Maui R&T Partners, and the Maui Economic Development Board is
the managing partner for the project.

The application for the Hilo site (Doc. 74-91) requests zone status for the
Hilo Industrial Park site (31 acres) in the City of Hilo. It is adjacent to
the Hilo International Airport complex. The site is being developed for
storage, distribution/warehousing, and light industrial/manufacturing
activity. A 20,000-square foot warehouse is planned for initial zone
activity. The site is owned by the State of Hawaii and will be operated by
the County of Hawaii.

No manufacturing approvals are being sought for either site at this time.
Such approvals would be requested from the Board on a case-by-case basis.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has been
appointed to investigate the applications 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; George Roberts, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific 
Region, 335 Merchant, 228 Customhouse, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813; and Lt. 
Colonel James T. Muratsuchi, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District,
Honolulu, Building 230, Fort Shafter, Hawaii 96858-5440.

As part of its investigation the examiners committee will hold public
hearings in each community. The hearing on the Maui application will be
held at 9:30 a.m., December 11, 1991, at the Maui Council Chamber, Maui
County Building, 200 South High Street, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793. The hearing
on the Hilo application will be held on December 12, 1991, 9:30 a.m., at
the State Building (Conference Rooms B and C), First Floor, 75 Aupuni
Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720.

Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearings.
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary in
writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by December 4,
1991. 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
January 13, 1992.

Copies of the applications are available for public inspection at the
following locations:
Office of the Port Director, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
Kahului International Airport, 
Kahului, Hawaii 96732.

Office of the Port Director, 
U.S. Customs Service, 
Kuhio Street, P.O. Box 912, 
Hilo, Hawaii 96721.

Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, room 3716, 
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

Dated: November 13, 1991.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 91-27809 Filed 11-18-91; 8:45 am]