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[Federal Register: September 13, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 177)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 50-95]


Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone--Kodiak, Alaska, Application and
Public Hearing

    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Kodiak Island Borough (an Alaskan municipal
corporation), requesting authority to establish a general-purpose
foreign-trade zone at sites on Kodiak Island. Designation of the Kodiak
Airport as a Customs user fee airport is being requested under separate
application to the U.S. Customs Service. The FTZ 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 31, 1995. The applicant is
authorized to make the proposal under Alaska Statutes, Chapter 77,
Section 10.
    The proposed zone would consist of eleven sites (4,265 acres)
within the City of Kodiak and the Kodiak Island Borough: Site 1 (Kodiak
Space Launch Complex--3,077 acres)--at Narrow Cape, 45 miles SW of the
City of Kodiak; Site 2 (Port of Kodiak/Pier II--4 acres)--City and Port
of Kodiak, 403 Marine Way; Site 3 (Port of Kodiak/Pier III/Sea-Land--
4.5 acres)--727 Shelikof, Kodiak; Site 4 (Port of Kodiak--St. Herman
Harbor, Near Island--380 acres); Site 5 (Fuller's Boatyard Industrial
Center--4.3 acres) Marine Way, Kodiak; Site 6 (International Seafoods
of Alaska--5.5 acres)--Marine Way, Kodiak; Site 7A (13 acres) & 7B (32
acres)--(Natives of Kodiak, Inc.--45 acres)--2 miles SW of the City of
Kodiak on West Rezanof Drive; Site 8--(Kodiak State Airport--611.55
acres)--1500 Anton Larsen Bay Road; Site 9--(Lash Terminal--Seaport
Terminal Services--78.5 acres)--7205 West Rezanof Drive, Kodiak; Site
10A (44.94 acres) & 10B (9.16 acres)--(Koniag Regional Native Corp.--53
acres) 2 sites located at the following distances SW of the City of
Kodiak on East Rezanof Drive at the head of Womens Bay (10A--Bruhn
Point--7.5 miles; 10B--Frye Point--9 miles); and, Site 11 (Old Harbor--
1.5 acres) south portion of the former Old Harbor Airport on Three
Saints Avenue.
    The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in
the Kodiak, Alaska, area. Site 1, the Kodiak Space Launch Complex, will
serve as the primary site. It includes launch pads, rocket storage and
assembly facilities, and a satellite payload assembly facility. In
regard to usage of the proposed sites, in general, several firms have
indicated an interest in using zone procedures for warehousing/
distribution of such items as oil spill response mobile vans, seafood,
boats and logs. No manufacturing approvals are being sought at this
time. Such approvals would be requested from the Board on a case-by-
case basis.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, 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 October 5, 1995, 9:00 a.m., Kodiak Island Borough
Assembly Chambers, Borough Building, 710 Mill Bay Road, Kodiak, Alaska
99615-6340.
    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 November 13, 1995. Rebuttal comments in response
to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted
during the subsequent 14-day period (to November 22, 1995).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be
available during this time for public inspection at the following
locations:

Kodiak Island Borough Mayor's Office, Borough Building, 710 Mill Bay
Road, Kodiak, Alaska 99615-6340
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: September 6, 1995.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 95-22763 Filed 9-12-95; 8:45 am]
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