(Cite as: 58 FR 61064)
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Jackson County, OR; Application and Public
Friday, November 19, 1993
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by Jackson County, Oregon, an Oregon municipal corporation and Home
Rule county, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-
trade zone at sites in the Medford-Jackson County, Oregon area. 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 4, 1993.
The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under Oregon Revised
Statute 307.850. An application is pending with the U.S. Customs Service
requesting the designation of the Medford-Jackson County Airport as a
Customs user fee port facility.
The proposed foreign-trade zone would consist of 6 sites (528 acres) in the
Cities of Medford, White City and Eagle Point (Jackson County), Oregon:
Site 1 (95 acres)--airport site, 3650 Biddle Road in Medford, within the
Medford-- Jackson County Airport complex; Site 2 (38 acres)--King Business
Center, Lear Way, Cardinal Avenue and Commerce Drive, west of Crater Lake
Highway, Medford, adjacent to the Medford-Jackson County Airport; Site 3
(54 acres)--North Medford Business Center, Bulcrest Drive, Gruman Drive and
Kingsley Drive, west of Crater Lake Highway, Medford, one
mile north of the airport; Site 4 (215 acres)--North Medford Business
Center, Avenue H, 11th Street, Avenue A and Pacific Avenue, White City,
(Jackson County), four and one-half miles north of the airport; Site 5 (23
acres)--Light Valley Site, 10440 South Fork Little Butte Creek Road, Eagle
Point (Jackson County), including the Oregon Wildlife Center and the Light
Valley Tree Farm; and, Site 6 (103 acres)--KOGAP Business Center, 2080
South Pacific Highway, Medford, 5 miles south of the airport. Site 1 is
owned by the County; Sites 2,3 and 4, by Burrill Properties, Inc.; Site 5
by Ralph Wehinger; and Site 6 by KOGAP Manufacturing Company. Ore-Cal Trade
Corporation has been designated as the proposed zone operator.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Medford-Jackson County area. Several firms have indicated an interest in
using zone procedures for warehousing/distribution of such items as
electronic components, lumber, hardwood products, sports equipment, toys,
machinery and equipment, ski industry equipment and household products.
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 January 6, 1994, at 9 a.m., in the Auditorium of the Jackson
County Courthouse, 10 South Oakdale, Medford, Oregon.
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 January 24, 1994. Rebuttal comments in response to material
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the
subsequent 15-day period (to February 8, 1994).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at the following locations:
County Administrator's Office,
Jackson County, Oregon,
10 S. Oakdale,
Medford, Oregon 97501.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, room 3716,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: November 10, 1993.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
(FR Doc. 93-28539 Filed 11-18-93; 8:45 am)