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Foreign-Trade Zone 160-Anchorage, Alaska; Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework

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An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Municipality of Anchorage, grantee of FTZ 160, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or “usage-driven” FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee's “service area” in the context of the FTZ Board's standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to 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 docketed on September 19, 2013.

FTZ 160 was approved by the FTZ Board on July 18, 1989 (Board Order 437, 54 FR 31355, 07/28/1989). The current zone includes the following sites: Site 1 (56.89 acres)—the Port of Anchorage and Port of Anchorage Industrial Park, 1075 Dock Rd., 1076 Ocean Dock Rd. and 1601 Tidewater Rd, Anchorage; Site 2 (920 acres)—Anchorage International Airport, Postmark Drive and International Airport Rd, Anchorage; Site 3 (2.7 acres)—315 East 2nd Ave., Anchorage; Site 4 (25 acres)—Altman/Greenbrier Partnership site, 1800 West 48th Ave., Anchorage; Site 5 (2.3 acres)—619 East Ship Creek Ave., Anchorage; Site 6 (12.2 acres)—Douglas Management Company, 660 Western Dr., Anchorage; and, Site 7 (135 acres)—Eklunta Inc., Birchwood Loop Rd. and Birchwood Airport Rd., Anchorage.

The grantee's proposed service area under the ASF would be the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies' needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is within and adjacent to the Anchorage U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry.

The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone project to include all of the existing sites as “magnet” sites. The ASF allows for the possible exemption of one magnet site from the “sunset” time limits that generally apply to sites under the ASF, and the applicant proposes that Site 1 be so exempted. No subzones/usage-driven sites are being requested at this time. The application would have no impact on FTZ 160's previously authorized subzone.

In accordance with the FTZ Board's regulations, Christopher Kemp of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the FTZ Board.

Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board's Executive Start Printed Page 59915Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is November 29, 2013. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to December 16, 2013.

A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230-0002, and in the “Reading Room” section of the FTZ Board's Web site, which is accessible via​ftz. For further information, contact Christopher Kemp at or (202) 482-0862.

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Dated: September 19, 2013.

Andrew McGilvray,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2013-23654 Filed 9-27-13; 8:45 am]