DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 24-83]
48 FR 36301
August 10, 1983
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone -- Starr County, Texas, Adjacent to the Rio
Grande City and Roma Customs Ports of Entry; Application and Public Hearing
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(the Board) by the Starr County Industrial Foundation (SCIF), a Texas
non-profit development corporation, requesting authority to establish a
general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Starr County, Texas, adjacent to the
Rio Grande City and Roma Customs ports 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 July 25, 1983. The applicant is authorized
to make this proposal under Article 1446.12, Vernon's Annotated Civil
Statutes of Texas.
The proposed zone covers 42 acres on three separate sites. Site 1,
located on U.S. Highway 83 east of Roma in Starr County, has 8.6 acres of
space available for firms needing separate zone facilities. Site 2 covers
3 acres at 1401 North U.S. Highway 83 in Roma. An existing 20,000 square
foot warehouse is available at this site for initial zone activity. Site
3 is a standby area for future zone development covering 30 acres within
the 45-acre Santa Cruz Industrial Park off U.S. Highway 83 in Starr
County. SCIF will be the operator of the project.
The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the
Rio Grande City -- Roma area. Prospective uses of the zone include
warehousing/ distribution of machinery and equipment, and liquor. No
approval is being requested for manufacturing at this time. Such requests
would be made to the Board on a case-by-case basis.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The
committee consists of: Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-Trade Zones
Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230; Donald Gough,
Director, Inspection and Control, U.S. Customs Service, Southwest Region,
500 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77002; and Colonel Alan L. Laubscher,
District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Galveston, P.O. Box 1229,
Galveston, TX 77553.
As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a
public hearing on September 8, 1983, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the
Zaragoza Room of the La Posada Hotol, 1000 Zaragoza, Laredo.
Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing.
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary
in writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by September 1.
Instead of an oral presentation, written statements may be submitted in
accordance with the Board's regulations to the examiners committee, care
of the Executive Secretary, at any time from the date of this notice
through October 8, 1983.
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:
Port Director's Office,
U.S. Customs Service,
P.O. Box 518,
Rio Grande City, Texas 78582
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1872,
14th and Pennsylvania, NW.,
Washington, D.C. 20230
Dated: August 4, 1983
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
[FR Doc. 83-21778 Filed 8-9-83; 8:45 am]
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