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                           DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    			Foreign-Trade Zones Board

                               (Docket 85-91)

        Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Palmdale, CA; Application Filed

                         Tuesday, January 21, 1992

An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the 
board) by the City of Palmdale, California, requesting authority to 
establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Palmdale, adjacent to the 
Los Angeles-Long Beach 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-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was 
formally filed on November 6, 1991. The applicant is authorized to make the 
proposal under chapter 4, section 6300, of the California Government Code.

The proposed Palmdale project would be the second general-purpose zone in
the Los Angeles-Long Beach Customs port of entry area. The first zone, FTZ
50, was approved in 1979 (Grantee: Port of Long Beach, Board Order 147, 44
FR 55919). It currently involves sites in Long Beach, Santa Ana and

The proposed foreign-trade zone consists of 8 industrial/business park
sites (1,315 acres) all of which are located to the east of State Highway
14 and within one-mile of the Palmdale Regional Airport, in the City of
Palmdale (60 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles): 1. Lockheed Advanced
Development Company Project (800 acres); 2. Antelope Valley Business Park
(120 acres); 3. Freeway Business Center (30 acres); 4. Antelope Valley Auto
Center (70 acres); 5. Antelope Valley Country Club Business/Industrial
Center (120 acres); 6. Sierra Gateway Center (140 acres); 7. Pacific
Business Park (15 acres); and, 8. Winnell Industrial Park (20 acres).

The application indicates there is a need for zone services in the Palmdale
area, adjacent to the Los Angeles Customs port of entry. The zone project
is designed to provide zone services particularly for companies requiring
an airport location. It involves sites which would be available for
warehousing/distribution activity for items such as electronics, optical
products and hardware.

Specific manufacturing approvals are not being sought at this time. Such
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 (Chairman), Foreign
-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; John 
H. Heinrich, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Pacific Region, 300 
South Ferry Street, room 2017, Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA 90731; and 
Colonel Charles S. Thomas, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District 
Los Angeles, P.O. Box 2711, Los Angeles, California 90053-2325.

Comments concerning the proposed zone 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 20, 1992.

While no local public hearing has been scheduled for the FTZ Board,
consideration will be given to such a hearing during the review.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each of the
following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 
11000 Wilshire Boulevard, room 9200, 
Los Angeles, California 90024

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

Dated: January 13, 1991.

John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,

Executive Secretary.

(FR Doc. 92-1429 Filed 1-17-92; 8:45 am)