[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 173 (Thursday, September 8, 1994)]
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[FR Doc No: 94-22175]

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[Federal Register: September 8, 1994]


Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 28-94]

Foreign-Trade Zone 9--Honolulu, HI; Application for Expansion
    An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Department of Business, Economic Development & 
Tourism of the State of Hawaii, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 9, 
requesting authority to expand the zone to include additional sites on 
the island of Oahu, within the Honolulu 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 24, 1994.
    On February 15, 1965, the Board authorized the State of Hawaii to 
establish a foreign-trade zone in the City and County of Honolulu, on 
the island of Oahu, (Board Order 65, 30 FR 2377, 2/20/65). The zone 
project has been expanded five times (Board Orders 188, 359, 399, 580 
and 581), and it currently consists of five sites on three of the 
State's islands. Site 1 (17 acres) at Pier 2 in Honolulu Harbor; Site 2 
(1,050 acres) at the James Campbell Industrial Park, Ewa (Oahu); Site 3 
(109 acres) at the Mililani Technology Park, Mililani (Oahu); Site 4 
(60 acres) at the Maui Research and Technology Park, Kihei (Maui); and, 
Site 5 (31 acres) at the Hilo Industrial Park, Hilo (island of Hawaii).
    The State is now requesting authority to further expand the general 
purpose zone to include three non-contiguous sites (44 acres--proposed 
Sites 6-8) on the island of Oahu. Proposed Site 6 (27 acres) would 
involve the aviation fueling facilities at Honolulu International 
Airport, including the tanker terminal at Pier 51 (Sand Island), the 
bulk storage area for fuel storage tank facilities at Sand Island 
Access Road and Mokauea Street, the airport fuel storage facility at 
3181 & 3201 Aolele Street, airport fueling stations and pipelines 
connecting the facilities. The land is owned by the State of Hawaii but 
under long-term lease to the Hawaii Fueling Facilities Corporation 
(HFFC). (A portion of the Aolele Street fuel storage facility (42,000 
sq. ft.) is currently part of Subzone 9A, but this proposal would make 
it part of the general-purpose zone.) Proposed Site 7 (7 acres) is at 
Unicold Corporation's public cold-storage distribution facilities in 
the Airport Industrial complex at 3140 Ualena Street, Honolulu. It is 
owned by Loyalty Development Co. but under long-term lease to Unicold 
Corp. Proposed Site 8 (10 acres) would include the Hawaii Convention 
Center located at Kalakaua Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu. 
The site is owned by the State of Hawaii.
    No manufacturing approvals are being sought for either site at this 
time. Such approvals would be requested from 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.
    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 [60 days from date of publication]. Rebuttal 
comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period 
may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to [75 days from 
date of publication]).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available for public inspection at each of the following locations:

U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, 
Room 4106, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850
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 1, 1994.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 94-22175 Filed 9-7-94; 8:45 am]