(Cite as: 58 FR 44491)
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Los Angeles, California;
Application and Public Hearing
Monday, August 23, 1993
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles,
California, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone in Los Angeles, California, within and 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 August 11, 1993. The applicant is authorized to make
the proposal under Section 6302 of the California Code.
The proposed zone would be the third general-purpose zone in the Los
Angeles/Long Beach Customs port of entry area. The existing zones are: FTZ
50 in Long Beach (sites also in Ontario and Santa Ana) (Grantee: Board of
Harbor Commissioners of the City of Long Beach, Board Order 147, 44 FR
55919, 9/28/79); and, FTZ 191 in Palmdale (Grantee: City of Palmdale, Board
Order 628, 58 FR 6614, 2/1/93).
The proposed zone (WORLDPORT LA Foreign-Trade Zone) would consist of 3
sites (3,428 acres), with Sites 1 and 2 located in the County of Los
Angeles and Site 3 located in the County of Kern. Site 1 (2,783 acres) is
located at the Port of Los Angeles Harbor, 425 South Palos Verdes Street,
San Pedro, and is within the Wilmington/San Pedro Enterprise Zone and the
Los Angeles Revitalization Zone designated by the State of California. Site
2 (3 acres) is located at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), owned
and operated by the Department of Airports of the City of Los Angeles. Site
3 (642 acres) is located on Santa Fe Highway at 7th Standard Road in Kern
County, adjacent to the City of Bakersfield. The site is under purchase
contract by Sierra West Products for development as the International Trade
& Transportation Center.
The application contains evidence of the need for additional zone services
in the Los Angeles area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using
zone procedures within the proposed project for warehousing/distribution of
such items as automobiles and trucks, electronics/electronic equipment,
industrial machinery, ceramics, toys, and frozen/cooler commodities.
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 (as revised, 56 FR 50790-50808,
10- 8-91), a member of the FTZ Staff has been designated examiner to
investigate the application and report to the Board.
As part of the investigation, the Commerce examiner will hold a public
hearing on September 15, 1993, at 9:00 a.m., in the Board of Harbor
Commissioners' Hearing Room, 425 South Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro,
Public comment on the application is invited from interested parties.
Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board's
Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their
receipt is October 22, 1993. Rebuttal comments in response to material
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the
subsequent 15-day period (to November 8, 1993).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at the following locations:
Office of the District Director,
U.S. Customs Service,
300 South Ferry Street, Room 1001, Terminal Island,
San Pedro, CA 90731
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, room 3716,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: August 11, 1993.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
(FR Doc. 93-20321 Filed 8-20-93; 8:45 am)
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