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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                               (Docket 84-91)

       Foreign-Trade Zone 130--Blaine, WA; Application for Expansion

                         Thursday, January 16, 1992

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
Board) by the Port Bellingham of Whatcom County, Bellingham, Washington, 
grantee of FTZ 130, located in Blaine, Washington, requesting authority to 
extend zone status (removal of time restriction) at the Cambridge Industrial
Park zone site in Blaine. 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 November 6, 1991.

FTZ 130 was approved on September 4, 1986 (Board Order 335, 51 FR 32238,
9/10/86), and currently consists of a site (24 acres) adjacent to Blaine
Municipal Airport, and a site (3 acres) at the Cambridge Industrial Park,
1122 Fir Avenue, Blaine, Washington, owned by the Cambridge Equipment
Company. In 1989, the Cambridge site was granted temporary zone status (to
3/31/93) through a boundary modification (A-34-89, 12/6/89 and A-28-91,

The grantee now requests authority to extend zone status at the Cambridge
site on a permanent basis. The proposal also includes a request to restore
zone status to parcel (3 acres) that was deleted from the Airport site as
part of the boundary modification action for the Cambridge site.

No manufacturing requests are being made 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 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; 
Daniel C. Holland, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 
1000 Second Avenue, suite 2200, Seattle, Washington 98104-1049; and, Colonel
Walter J. Cunningham, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District 
Seattle, P.O. Box 3755, Seattle, Washington 98124-2255.

Comments concerning the proposed expansion 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 March 10, 1992.

A copy of the application is available for inspection at each of the
following locations:
U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 
P.O. Box 280, Pacific Highway Station, 
Blaine, Washington 98230.

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

Dated: January 10, 1992.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 92-1203 Filed 1-15-92; 8:45 am)